Apologies for a Discussion today and not a full post, but today and tomorrow are really busy with school and work stuff for me. Anyhow, how do you feel about Origin Stories being played out in games? Several games, particularly in the old world of darkness, recommended doing a prologue one on one with a player for their first change, or when they were embraced, or otherwise woke up to the supernatural. However, a lot of groups didn't have time to meet up one on one as well as at game, so they'd also be done at session. Something that can leave people bored as they sit there, waiting for their 1 hour out of a 5-6 player session. Granted, time management can help to fix that, but it can still be an issue.
So how about it? Do you prefer to run origin stories at the table? Or just talk it out and have the player write it up for you? Do you do both? For those who have run the origin stories, any stories of epic success to share?