(New) World of Darkness 2nd edition, formerly known as "God-Machine Chronicle Rules Update".

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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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is there any risk of exploited gadgets causing compromise?

Demon the Descent p187 Whatever the change, an Exploited gadget is never mistaken for mundane. At best a Demon might be able to pass one off as a prop or toy, but that is unlikely to fool a ...
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How should I determine when to use which Social method?

In 2e their is a new mechanic called Social Maneuvering, in theory their are also regular social rolls and Extended social rolls. How do I decide which of these my players should be using in a given ...
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How can a mortal see the cogs?

What does a mortal have to do to be able to see god machine infrastructure? I'm trying to remember if there's a roll. I believe seeing it carries the risk of becoming a stigmatic? is there a roll for ...
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Can Obfuscate be targeted?

Can a vampire decide whether Obfuscate does or does not affect everyone in the room? For example, perhaps the party knows that their mekhet is hiding in the corner and they can see him but the enemy ...
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What are the specific conditions that require a frenzy roll?

So, I think, any exposure to a Bane can cause frenzy roll (unless otherwise stated?), but it talks about starving, social and injury, where can I find rules for what exactly constitutes these things? ...
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How does Oubliette work if you're outside of the marked region?

Oubliette the 5th dot of Obfuscate allows a vampire to make people, affected, believe whatever is within the region is real. For example a dilapidated house is a mansion. If you are not within the ...
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Can a Demon collect a Soul Pact on supernatural entities?

Can a demon make a soul pact with Supernatural entities? My gut instinct says no, they can make pacts but not soul pact, but I haven't confirmed this. I'm primarily interested in Vampires but it ...
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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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How does switching covers affect bodily needs?

Demon's can have multiple covers, but they can't have multiple covers active at the same time. When a cover isn't active, it's my understanding that it basically doesn't exist. These bodies have the ...
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Do Vampires need Auspex to see in the dark?

Can vampires now see in complete darkness, or only with Auspex added to them? The fluff text for them never suffering the full penalties for being in complete darkness (vampiric senses) is: ...
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Does killing humans impact Humanity if it's in pre-emptive self-defense?

We were being hunted by (what we suspect is) an angel. We entered a room with no way back and there were two figures in front of us, shoveling dead bodies into a machine. My character couldn't know ...
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Extended rolls never fail?

When playing through any extended action, I've never had a single one fail, including the ones I set to high requirements, like 15 successes required. None of them have taken more rolls than the size ...
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Homemade flamethrower

My players have had the wonderful idea of building a homemade flamethrower, presumably buying a stable incendiary. Are there rules for doing this? Would the result suffer from instability or other ...
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Should you communicate the number of Doors required?

In World of Darkness 2.0, there is the Social Maneuvering system, it requires you to calculate a number of "Doors" (p192) that must be opened with a character to accomplish a task. Once you’ve ...
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Is a Retainer actually less useful than the corresponding Service?

My PC decided to bring his PI in as a Retainer; unfortunately he'd been reading the old core book. In GMC If a Retainer needs to make a roll, if it’s within her field, double the dot rating and ...
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How is immobilized resolved in the context of Screech?

Screech The Strix emits an ear-splitting screech, rendering victims unable to think or move and greatly assisting in a subsequent feeding attempt. Dice Pool: Power + Finesse vs. ...
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What happens when a Demon dies?

I feel like a lot of things are mystically tied to either the demon or its covers, so what what happens when the Demon, its covers, and miscellaneous associated things (peoples memories/reality/cover ...
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Hellfire guns as a gadget

Hellfire doesn't really seem to be a broad range of powers, and I don't see much way of altering it for a gadget.. is the fact that a Hellfire imbued gun wouldn't be able to imbue other guns enough? ...
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Multiple breaking points in a scene

So my PCs tortured and killed a vampire in a scene, I of course made them all roll breaking points. What I'm not sure is whether I should have treated the torture and murder separate, and made them ...
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Does decapitation for sure kill a vampire?

This seems almost a ridiculous question, but since I can't find any rules regarding it... Does cutting the head off a vampire for sure kill it? or if they had enough vitae could they regrow the head? ...
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Are there rules for torture?

My PCs decided to torture a vampire; are there rules regarding bonuses to social rolls (for information) or how to deal with inflicting damage in the controlled manner of a torture method?
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Does contact with red-hot metal cause frenzy, as being near open flame does?

My PCs decided to torture a vampire with a red-hot knife — would that have caused frenzy? I decided for the session that it was not a flame, and so did not, but I'm not sure that was the right call.
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Do Domination powers make memory permanently irrecoverable?

If a Vampire dominates a person into forgetting something is the memory lost permanently? or are they just unable to access it normally? could hypnosis, a spell, or other memory reading power recover ...
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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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What happens to a graft if the “donor” dies?

I've seen there are rules for grafts in case the donor "goes loud". But what happens if instead he dies/is destroyed? (Flowers of Hell book)
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Can the Demon discern the Vampires influence on Hunter retroactively?

In my Hunter the Vigil chronicle, the players were doing a good job of not talking to people, and IMHO, abused one of my NPCs, Ariana, to "go do it for them". It refers to investigating a Demon, ...
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Does “going loud” allow you to take the extra demonic form pieces?

Here are the rules for "Going Loud" Going loud allows the demon to completely heal any lethal or bashing damage and shrug off any Tilts affecting her. In addition to this, when the demon goes ...
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Clarifications about the demonic exploit: Show of power

Got a question about the exploit: Show of power (or more like a few questions that come down to a single one): What does it do / what does it do? -Dicepool: What is if none of the supernatural type ...
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When should I make my players actually roll for stuff?

I've tried to focus my group heavily on Role Playing, perhaps too well given some of my recent problems, which are Orthagonal, and linked mostly to provide historical context. How to reveal plot ...
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How does a fight started by a Sucker Punch get handled?

How should I handle starting combat that starts from a sucker punch? a punch made without warning, allowing no time for preparation or defense on the part of the recipient. This happened in a ...
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When does a demon “become someone else” in a Cover?

So from what I've read in Demon: the Descent, it feels like covers can manifest in 2 ways? First is when a demon becomes someone else quite literally, the demon becomes Bob. Second is when the Demon ...
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How to avoid having Dominate or Devil's Advocate dominate play

We're playing nWoD 2e and I've got a mixed group with a demon and a vampire in it. They are using the vampire power Dominate and the demon power Devil's Advocate quite extensively, and have even ...
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Converting Hunter: The Vigil to nWoD 2nd Edition

I would like to run Hunter: The Vigil with the God Machine Chronicle rules. Hunter has not yet been updated yet for the new rules, but how hard would it be to convert the rules a bit myself? The PCs ...
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Is Carthian rule more like democracy or anarchy?

I've been reading through Vampire: the Requiem 2nd edition, and I'm a bit perplexed about the Carthians. It makes the Carthians sound like freedom fighters who've little idea of how to rule once in ...
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Electronic pacts

Demon the Descent suggest that pacts must exist on something that'll have at least some level of permanence, a pact can not be written in wet sand. It suggest several mediums such as paper, and flesh, ...
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Do demons have gender? can their covers gender differ?

Since a demon's appearance is just a cover (I think?) if, say a female demon (do demons actually have gender?) were to acquire a male's role, would the demon appear male in that cover? this is only ...
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How would a demonic pact for home, and deceased wife and child work?

I've just wrapped up-ish the back story of a character. The story is that his wife and child were killed by a Strix (he doesn't know the Strix part yet), on his Hunt a Demon is going to offer him a ...
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Where can I read more about the demonic tattoos from Mortal Remains?

In Mortal Remains, on p124 it discusses Fiendish Flaws. A tattoo-like glyph on the demon’s forearm that’s visible through clothing. I presume this is a Demon the Descent thing, but ...
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Does “the Beast” have a mind of its own?

In the Strix Anthology short "There Are No Owls in Seattle", there's the following passage: There’s Mackayla and her remarkable affinity for bolt cutters, of course, but there’s other ways, too. ...
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Does a line of salt prevent a baned entity from crossing?

If a being that can have banes (such as a Strix, spirit, ghost, etc) has a bane of salt, would a line of salt on a doorway prevent it from entering (like in Supernatural), or would it essentially have ...
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What do the Strix look like when they are “flying”?

For descriptive purposes, when a Strix is sitting it looks like a shadow owl, when it's attacking like a cloud of mist shadow, and smoke. What's it look like when it flys? does it retain an owl form ...
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How can I get my players to “go down the rabbit hole”?

So here's where we're at in the game. I've been running prelude to Hunter as if it is actual story. So the outcome is basically set. Two of the PC's are/were related, and the motivation is that the ...
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How does Demon: the Descent handle the common problems with Splinters and Time Travel?

So the main Demon the Descent features a campaign seed based on time travel but it doesn't discuss the "common" time travel issues such as causing a paradox, meeting yourself in the past, or reasons ...
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Does a Strix drinking the breath of a victim exsanguinate the victim?

The Strix can gain "Vitae" by stealing breath. This reminds me a bit of the Succubi Chi stealing in "Lost Girl", at least in its general description. I'm left wondering though, when a Strix isn't ...
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Do hunters have to know it's a supernatural to get practical experience?

Do hunters have to be sure that the thing they were dealing with wasn't human to get practical experience? Could they get experience if they only suspected the thing wasn't human? As a sort of aside, ...
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Do you share your story titles with players? [closed]

I've started to taking to naming my stories, even for no other purpose than record keeping. However I've been thinking about sharing the names of the stories with the players. If you do it do before ...
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Do specialties stack?

I'm wondering if you have 2 or more specialties that would apply to a roll, do all specialties apply their bonus. For example, if I had a specialty in handguns and revolvers (which is a handgun) and ...
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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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How can I break world building down into something manageable?

I find building an "off the rails" world to be a daunting task. I'm trying to find a process to make it more manageable for my NWOD games, kind of like "Agile" process does for developing software. I ...