It's been a while since the new World of Darkness came out and while I ran a short Vampire the Requiem game for a small table at the Nottingham RPGsoc I'd yet to try the game from the point of view of a mortal. Then someone, who shall remain nameless (David!) got talking to me about how he'd like to try the new WoD engine and the end result was the Game known as York by Night.
The premise was simple: I asked people to create characters using the WoD core rulebook and submit to me some background based on David's normal background rules. [They're not rules, they're guidelines! — Ed]