The New World of Darkness games: a series of urban fantasy and horror games released by White Wolf starting in 2004. Games using the God-Machine Rules Update (aka the Second Edition rules) should use the [tag:nwod-god-machine] tag instead.

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Good yes-or-no questions to ask [on hold]

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 in the new world of darkness, in that they can become human again (I think Sin-Eaters can also...?). Can they take on another template? If 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 cat or with him? If not, is there some other way to combine Arcana ...
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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 ...
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How to reveal plot hooks & other information when NPCs' survival depends on secrecy?

I think that these two problems have a common element that's not being addressed in their answers. The things that the PCs are pursuing basically exist as part of secret societies, in which divulging ...
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What happens to your physical belongings in Twilight and Shadow Realms

There are various spells that let Awakened mages go to the Twilight and Shadow realms. Some of them (Ghost Gate and Spirit Road) open a portal for anyone to step through. Also, werewolves can enter ...
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Can a Moros mage use Sculpt Ephemera to enhance items indefinitely?

A mage with Death 3 can open a gate to Twilight and bring some raw iron with him. Same mage can sculpt any ephemeral object in twilight to enhance its durability, shape, damage, armor as a lasting ...
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Death Magic and Vampires

We're playing a cross-over nwod game where some of the players are mages and others are vampires. Our moros mage asked if he could effect vampire body (heal, empower, dampen) with his death arcana in ...
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Scion Underworlds in Geist's Cosmology

Does anyone have advice for combining the underworld rules from Scion and Geist without the mechanics bumping into each other? Like a botched exorcism opening to a gate to Scion's Mictlan, or a Geist ...
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How to brief a party on WoD setting

I am not sure what a good method for briefing a party in WoD is. When the players are just before the character creation stage, is it standard to tell the party what city they will be starting in, if ...
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How to run a wendigo/demon

I want to run a session or two of nWoD for Halloween. I am thinking about making the main plot have to do with the party (team of investigators) looking into cases of cannibalism in the Alaskan ...
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Where can I find rules for Revolver Fanning?

Wikipedia definition of Fanning Fanning is a revolver shooting technique in which one hand holds the trigger and the other hits the hammer repeatedly. This turns the cylinder and hits the firing ...
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What happens to a changeling who (accidentally) drinks some blood of a True Fae?

I play in a World of Darkness: Changeling the Lost game and recently we had a True Fae try to come through. We found it in the hedge and destroyed it; my character struck the killing blow. Now how she ...
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How does the gift Two-World Eyes work in comparison to Dual Senses?

The Dual Senses rule allows a Werewolf to see across the Gauntlet with two penalties, firstly they cannot see clearly, the vision they get is blurred and fogged. The second penalty is of course not ...
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Can already dead characters be resurrected?

Is it possible to bring a dead character back? by dead I do not mean undead. As far as I know there isn't anything like a scroll of resurrection though I could probably make one with reliquary, should ...
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Semi-Blind-fighting with firearms in nWoD

What happens when you see someone, draw your weapon, and suddenly a smoke grenade explodes, or the room goes dark? What penalty needs to be applied to a Dex + Firearms roll? Is it the same as blind ...
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How does mixing tracers and HP rounds affect burst-fire attacks?

How does a character loading a FN90 with tracer bullets ×1, hollow point ×2, alternating, and then doing a short burst (3-round) or medium-long burst affect firing rules? Do they get the ...
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What are the mechanical effects of smoke grenades' smoke when using Auspex?

Smoke grenades fill a place with obscuring white smoke. How does this affect a vampire using Auspex 1? Can they see through the smoke, or otherwise know what's happening (by hearing footsteps, etc.)?
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Do Stun Grenades hurt Vampires?

Vampire: the Requiem's stun grenades have 5B damage. But does it damage only mortals, or vampires too? Stun grenades do damage by loud explosion, so there is a chance that vampires might not be ...
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How is a tranquilizer gun used?

A tranquilizer gun doesn't give any health damage, but I'm assuming once damage given equals to size the victim falls unconscious (stun rule). Is the damage dealt proportional to the tranquilizer ...
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Is there a way to use the higher of your wits or dexterity to determine base defense?

In Vampire: The Requiem you use the lower of your Dexterity or Wits to determine your base defense. Is there is a merit/power/devotion/etc. that allows you to use the higher of the two instead?
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Do Mortals have a means of casting magic?

So far in the World of Darkness, most forms of magic seem to be directly connected with being a supernatural entity (or finding a way to have dealings with one). Are there any rules that allow for ...
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Which book is all about the Hosts?

I want to know more about the hosts. The Azlu and the Beshilu. There is a little about them in Werewolf Core. A friend told me there was a book that was all about them, but couldn't recall the name. ...
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What does it take to get a exceptional success on a extended action?

On Page 126 of the World of Darkness Core rulebook, it defines extended actions, making no reference to exceptional successes. On page 125 it defines exceptional successes for instant actions. ...
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What does the Shining Example Gift actually do?

What does this ability do? "For the rest of the scene, the werewolf can change a resisted or contested action (WoD Core p130) into an instant action." (Full text at bottom). It sounds something like ...
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How can a werewolf fly?

How can I make my werewolf fly? I feel like flying is within scope for things I expect a werewolf to be able to do, given enough XP. I had thought that Mother Luna's second dot gift "anybeast" could ...
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An nWoD mage adding/removing a supernatural template?

Mages in the new World of Darkness are able to manipulate reality to a fundamental level (depending on their depth of knowledge and abilities.) Can a mage bestow a supernatural template on a normal ...
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Qashmallim, and the similarity to Angels?

So I've been putting together a story in my chronicle, the premise in it is that the God Machine uses Pyros as sort of of fuel. The God Machine is using a Centimani to refine flux into Pyros. ...
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Does Moulinet combo with other FS: Fencing levels?

I had a question concerning the 4th dot in fencing. Moulinet (••••): If your character makes a successful hit on an adversary with his sword, he may then rotate his wrist and perform a quick ...
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Does Kidnapping call for a humanity roll?

There is a list of sins that require a vampire to make a humanity roll, like theft, arson, and killing. But I fail to find which humanity dot kidnapping stands on. It sure is an inhumane act to ...
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How can I make a shapeshifter that takes human forms?

I want to make an NPC who can change into different human forms. The concept I'm forming is the character is committing a string of murders, and the PCs have additional problems tracking the killer ...