The game on Saturday night went really well - although I certainly could have reined my celebration in a little but, hell, I was in a good mood. The players seemed to really enjoy themselves - they haven't made any major complaints, yet - and the plots went off pretty much as anticipated.
Logan and Dave's mock-combat scene between the Duke of Concord and the Anarch Paul Ortiz went down very well with everyone. I, of course, was a little nervous about either of them getting hurt. They're both professionally trained in stage-combat (my friends know the coolest things) but accidents will happen - just ask Dave how he got his nose broken at a Vampire LARP in Alabama. Anyways, it went off with nary a hitch and I think it knocked to socks off the spectators.
Dave then went off to play his next character, Detective Noah Davenport, and he promptly blew everyone's circuits by shaving off his beard for the role. Admittedly, it wasn't a full beard - he says he'll have it grown out in a couple of weeks - but the other players were certainly surprised by Dave's action. It also knocked about ten years off his face - which is why he grew it in the first place...
Anyways, Dave - as usual - did a great job playing his NPCs, while I had a fun time playing the Prince, Helen Carmine. I also did a rather incoherent turn as Mattie Storin. Between being nearly-concussed by a Nosferatu and then whacked up full of heavy-duty sedatives and anti-psychotic drugs (at the orders of the same Nosferatu - thanks a heap, Michael ;) ) - Mattie was a little, um, deranged... However, it seems that some of the tripe Mattie was bleating out was taken very seriously by the PCs. Heh. When are players going to learn that GM characters don't always tell the truth?
I've established a photo-album of the pictures from the game, for those who are curious.
Well, my bosses just came in and things are picking up already, so I had better run.