Okay, couple of updates.
Understood, Dim. *forlorn look*
Wargtass: Sheet tentatively approved. Changes might be discussed and made later.
Concept we're using: We'll be using a typical Sabbat pack led by a pack priest, since it's the easiest to run with players new to the Sabbat, particularly players new to Sabbat custom and rituals. I will post a sheet for the pack priest some time today, so that we can discuss ways to tie in characters.
Player Secrets: Oh, most assuredly. You can keep secrets. I would appreciate being told as the ST, but otherwise, from other players, you may keep secrets. That's half the fun of the game.
IC Betrayals: This is open. Tricky, considering all Sabbat packs possess a vinculum binding one another, but still possible. The easiest way to do it is to ask on a case-by-case basis. They might be fine with getting attacked and savaged but not left to die at the hands of the Camarilla. I'll leave this between players.
Freeform or system: The V20 system has won out, as it seems to be the most preferred option right now. So we're using V20.
All right. I'm going to give you guys a little bit more information about what we're playing. We'll be playing the game about a year before the Camarilla takes New York, so essentially, 1998. If you guys can direct me to which books have the most information about the Battle of New York, that would be helpful. Whether the ending remains canonical will depend on player reactions over time, but there's already one vote for canon. That doesn't mean the pack will necessarily die, but it at bare minimum they will have to get the hell out of New York City.
This game is going to focus on a much smaller scale than the other ideas listed, since we're following a normal Sabbat pack. This pack will keep it's territory in Manhattan, and they are tasked as a cell that aids the Black Hand on covert jobs, although they do not have membership. The pack is regularly kept in the dark and they know it, but they also know better than to question it when members of the Black Hand require assistance. Every single member of this pack would have been recruited to this pack by the priest. Maybe you were away from another pack; maybe your character is thrown out of a previous pack for whatever reason.
The game will start out during a Vaulderie ceremony, the renewal of the bonds they all share under Caine, before they are given their next task.
I'll get more written sometime today. I need to find a good online sheet for V20.
Note to players: You guys do realize you don't have to put "kids" in your Offs, right? Because it's against site rules to RP that sort of thing anyway.