The Chronicles of Darkness (1e) games: a series of urban fantasy and horror games released by White Wolf starting in 2004 and later by Onyx Path. Games using the God-Machine Rules Update (aka the Second Edition rules) should use the [chronicles-of-darkness-2e] tag instead.

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Can Cloak of the Night be used in combat?

I master a campaign of Vampire and one of the players used Cloak of the Night (Obfuscate) to disengage during combat. I let him do it at first but I wonder if this works this way. After his round of ...
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How does Phantasmal Arms work?

I will provide a set-up situation and then ask how it works. I have a Chronicles of Darkness 1e character within the Mage: the Awakening source. He has Intelligence 4, Crafts 3, and Prime 4. He casts ...
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Does Aggressive Striking Iron Body stack with Berserker Adrenaline Rush?

Berserker is from Armory Reloaded, World of Darkness 1e. I feel it would be a shame if it did not.
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Can All-Out Attack be used with Combination Blow?

They both cause the character to lose their Defense for the turn. Can they be used together though?
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Buying Automatic Successes In World of Darkness

Shadowrun 5e allows players to, with GM approval, buy Hits by trading dice on a 4:1 basis. I was wondering if there were any published guidelines, or robust, well-thought-out house rules for doing ...
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How to revert a dramatic failure on “Rite of slaying the truth”?

BIG PICTURE (skip to "ACTUAL QUESTION" below if you just want the question) I'm playing a ritualist (aspect from Signs of the Moon - SotM) bone shadow ithaeur. Needless to say, I'm very focused on ...
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How does decapitation work?

Does anyone know how the decapitation mechanics work in nWoD? I checked all books and didn't find it.
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Are Old and New World of Darkness the same or different worlds?

My question is that I know that there is an old and a new WoD. Old WoD ended with the apocalypse. And there is the new WoD, which as far as I known does not contain references to an apocalypse. Does ...
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What does the correspondence spell really tell?

I've had a mage in my group using correspondence on 2 werewolves (1 was as a mortal the maid of the sister of the other and they knew ech other from childhood as acquaintances). Now the description ...
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How does armor work in nWoD?

On page 152 of the nWoD core-book I have, the "Attack Dice Pools" section states: [...] Meanwhile, your character's target more than likely tries to avoid being harmed, and may wear ...
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Can sin eaters see things other than ghosts in twilight?

Are sin eaters only able to see ghosts who are in twilight, or can they see other discorporated spirits or angels?
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Can ghosts eat other ghosts to increase their strength?

I have not been able to track down much in the way of ghosts for the New World of Darkness, but I am curious about one thing in particular. I know that spirits can consume other spirits to increase ...
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Is there a fan maintained list of god-machine chronicles virtues and vices?

GMC opens the door for a much wider selection of virtues and vices the new World of Darkness. The rules update moves away from cardinal sins and virtues, the book then lists a handful of each. I'm ...
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How would a Hornet's Nest grenade work?

A hornet's nest grenade is ammunition for a (usually 40mm) grenade launcher that fires several smaller rounds instead of the grenade itself. For example: What stats would this kind of weapon have? ...
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How to get a Garou out of Death Rage?

From my Storyteller, it seems as though the Death Rage is a permanent state. My question is twofold: 1) Will a Garou ever leave Death Rage naturally? Is it only by healing a certain amount of damage? ...
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Can a grappled opponent still move?

Can a grappled opponent still move? What if multiple people are grappling it? This situation came up today when our hunter cell managed to grapple a Garou with it only having two dice to try and ...
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Limits to Controlling Animals in nWoD

My hunter in the new World of Darkness is exploring training animals, especially attack dogs. I know the basic rules for training and controlling them, but I am curious as to the acceptable limits to ...
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What Fictional Businesses exist in nWoD? [closed]

I'm thinking that I want to ask my players to be employed within a given list of organizations, to flesh out the list I'd like to include some of the known in world companies. These shouldn't be ...
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Which nWoD books mention Detroit?

Which new World of Darkness books talk about Detroit? I know at least one book mentions the city, I'm not sure if it's more than that.
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Blood Sorcery: the difference between Learned and Improvised Rituals

In Blood Sorcery there is a section that explains the difference between learned an improvised rituals. It reads like this: Once a practitioner gains experience with her Ritual Discipline, she ...
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Are the mages from Three Shades of Night statted in the Chicago book too?

I read Three Shades of Night a very long time ago. Now I have learned that the vampire and werewolf characters are in World of Darkness: Chicago. Are the mages in there too? I tried to find the book ...
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Do Kindred have an Oriental counterpart in nWoD?

The closest to an "asian" Vampire I've seen so far is the Aswang described in Antagonists- are there other variations?
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What merit to fight in the dark?

I've only found Forces spells, such as Nightsight (Forces •), to see better in the dark. When a mage doesn't have Forces Arcanum, is there a Merit she could learn to fight better in the dark?
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How can I incorporate Koldunic Sorcery in Vampire: The Requiem?

I'm looking for a method to use the Masquerade blood magic, Koldunic Sorcery, in my Requiem game. I've taken a look on the Translation Guide, but there's no mention of it there, so I'm stumped. In ...
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What are the mechanical benefits of having your PC being Legio Mortuum?

I have been looking through Requiem for Rome and having troubles following the book or finding a section that tells the mechanical benefits of having a PC within the folds of the Legio Mortuum.
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How can I implement Cinematic Fencing (à la “The Princess Bride”)?

Like most people, I'm utterly entranced by the fencing scene between Westley and Inigo in The Princess Bride, but trying to replicate their style in a tabletop RPG has never really worked out. I've ...
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Good yes-or-no questions to ask [closed]

In the Mekhet clanbook for Vampire the Requiem, the "Dream Visions" merit allows a character to get a small amount of information about other people and places by asking a single yes-or-no question. ...
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Can a werewolf regenerate lost limbs?

Pretty much see topic. My Storyteller was wondering and I figured I'd look around. I didn't see anything in the book about it specifically though I would figure losing a limb is Aggravated damage so ...
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Does Telepathy allow Emotional Urging?

Telepathy (mind 3) allows to (core book p.212) share thoughts, images and emotions Does it mean it can have the same effects as Emotional Urging (Mind 2) which (core book p.207): project ...
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In Changeling, does Armor of the Elements' Fury stack with multiple elements?

So, in Changeling: The Lost, the Contract of Elements allows you to take additional elements at half-cost. Cool enough, this helps hit some builds that might not otherwise be feasible (for instance, ...
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Do the mortal versions of Athanor rely on the spark of Pyros?

This came up in Can a born again Promethean take a new supernatural template? I couldn't find a reference in Promethean: the Created, and I don't know where else it'd be. Does Athanor rely on the '...
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Can a born again Promethean take a new supernatural template?

Prometheans are pretty unique among the Chronicles of Darkness games in that they can become human again. Can a Redeemed Created take on another template? If they do so, do they keep their Athanor?
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What are the major differences between Dream and Vocation versions of Princess: the Hopeful?

What are the major differences in setting, themes, approach and general mechanics between the two versions of Princess: the Hopeful fansplat? Both Dream and Vocation books appear robust and well ...
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Are slasher merits a good investment for a combat focused nWoD Hunter?

I'm making a Cheiron Group Hunter for a Hunter the Vigil game. I'm set on playing my character as similar to the Operative, from Serenity, but with a darker outlook. He will see him self as damned, ...
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What skill/attribute combination is used for tracking?

In WoD, what is the combination of attribute and skill that should be used to follow a trail (animal or human footprints)? Would it involves survival? Animal ken? The only reference to following a ...
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Balancing starting dots and XP at character creation

In Vampire: The Requiem, the character has points to spend between attributes, skills, disciplines, etc. Purchasing a new level in a skill, attribute or other merit has a linear cost. During game ...
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What might “The Demiurge” be?

Reading Belial's Brood and it says, in the standard I will neither confirm nor deny the truth of this, that Belial is the right hand of the Demiurge. Now, I feel like something else has been called ...
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Duration of the first Wizard's war and the plausibility of Atlantis's downfall taking an abroad mage by surprise

Consider a campaign starting around the time of the downfall of Atlantis. Would (or could) it be plausible for a young mage to be away from Atlantis and suddenly discover things have drastically ...
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Could Vampires use touchscreen devices (iPhone, etc)?

Could vampires use a touchscreen device, or would they have to spend a blood point to generate the electricity required to operate a conductive touchscreen?
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Can a cabal of awakened mages cast a spell together they can't cast separately?

Say I want to cast Dialing the Lucky Number, and I have Fate 2 and Forces 2, can I form a cabal with a mage that has Space 2 and cast it with him? If not, is there some other way to combine Arcana ...
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How can you convey that the majority of the world isn't supernatural?

In games that exist within a supernatural/urban fantasy/modern horror setting, usually only a very small percentage of the population is actually supernatural. Using World of Darkness as an example, ...
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Are rotes tied to an order?

Each spell has one or two rotes from different orders. Is this implying only that mages of that order can cast that rote? This is ignoring the ones where it openly says other orders use it.
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Minimum stat line for ex-flight officer mage, in nWoD?

I'm going to be making a character for a mage the awakening game, and I want them to be ex-military (fighter pilot). We start at 0xp. The history is that after being enlisted he goes MIA during a ...
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Is there any way a mortal could see through “Cloak Of Night” (Obfuscate 3)

Vampires can activate their third level obfuscate discipline and vanish from sight instantly, even where there are bystanders. Its stated that only those with supernatural powers, like Auspex, could ...
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Joining a Legacy in Mage the Awakening

If I want to join a legacy in Mage, do I need to be a member of the parent path to do this? I can't find anywhere that says I do have to be, but I also can't see anywhere where it says you don't. For ...
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Using nWoD dice system in V20

I am an old cWod player who just bought Vampire V20. I was surprised to see that V20 kept the old dice system instead of using the new one. As a reminder : In oWoD, the Storyteller sets the ...
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Is there a high-level overview of Cosmology and Prehistory?

Based on The Voice of an Angel and other tales, e.g. Atlantis, Father Wolf, has anyone tried to put together a very high level historical summary for the World of Darkness? Obviously a lot of this ...
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Circle of Crone: Love-Lies-Bleeding ritual

In the Circle of Crone Covenant book, page 36 talks about a ritual to hide black veins caused by diablerie: Love-Lies-Bleeding The Amaranth, or Amaranthus, is a beautiful flower with rich ...
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Where can I find information on forming spirit pacts?

I have been reading over the Book of Spirits and it mentioned some form of trade that normal humans could make with Spirits for favors and such. Unfortunately, the page referenced in the book to find ...
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Differences between Hunter: the Reckoning and Hunter: the Vigil?

I don't understand the differences between the oWoD Hunter and nWoD Hunter. Most of the games I could see a fairly clear difference in mechanics and theme between them. I have not been able to find ...