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I'm going to be getting involved in a regular game of Vampire: The Requiem, but I've never really played PnP roleplaying games before. I play 40K occasionally, but that's about the limit of my tabletop experience. My knowledge of the WoD universe mostly comes from playing Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines, and I understand that there are differences between V:tM and V:tR.
I have a (borrowed) copy of the V:tR core book, and I've read up on the whole Clan/Covenant system and a fair amount of the setting information. I've even rolled up a character with the aid of the Storyteller and another player, which I'm happy with and they're happy with.
What I really would like to know is the other stuff; what should I expect from the game, is there an etiquette involved, etc. Really, this is a "what did you wish you knew when you started playing roleplaying games" thread, or conversely "what do you wish new players knew or understood about roleplaying games."