Friday night, the gaming group met for the usual weekly ritual :), and we had a pretty good night.
I had originally planned to run a Chill 3rd Edition Halloween scenario, but that didn't pan out due to other circumstances (see my earlier post about this), and then there was the possibility that they would create test sample characters for the Coriolis - The Third Horizon RPG, so I was looking forward to Friday night.
The players surprised me completely Friday night. After arriving around 7:05 pm or so, we sat around for 10 minutes or so and talked about the week that was. The players then informed that me they'd decided they didn't want to put me on the spot with Coriolis, and then DavidM surprised the heck out of my by pulling out his copy of Sixcess Core! He informed me that he was giving me some time off to re-read up on Continuum: Roleplaying in the Yet or perhaps to run a test of Coriolis - The Third Horizon. He asked us, the players, what type of game we wanted to play, and everyone agreed that some fantasy would be nice.
The next 2-1/2 hours were spent talking about the elements of a fantasy world, creating the basics of said fantasy world, and then creating player characters with the others. I decided that I would create Haven Randar, a foresty type with skill with a bow (and a secret or two). Things worked out really well, and I was pretty pleased with my character. The other players, including Ellie, had a good time working out their characters as well, though Ellie commented that she wished it was a character for the Trudvang Chronicles, but she was in good spirits for the night (especially after the tough week she'd had).
We spent around 35 minutes playing some sample combats after DavidM went through the combat system, and then prepared a few notes on stuff we'd like to see happen in the game.
Overall, a really good night of gaming and I was taken totally by surprise. (Seems like an easy thing to do these days.) Have to say that I'm looking forward to playing Haven next week, so am pretty pleased overall.