World of Darkness 2.0 formerly known as "God-Machine Chronicle Rules Update" . Questions should not be tagged with both [nwod] and [nwod-god-machine], unless it applies to both, setting questions are a good example of this.

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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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Is your Profession relevant if you currently aren't buying Professional Training? [duplicate]

A Profession, which is more about you as a person (for example I'd still be an Engineer even if I was working at McDonald's), was added to Hunter the Vigil. There is also a Professional Training ...
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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 ...
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How do I choose a Mood for my game? [closed]

The books make lots of suggestions for moods the game can be played in, as in its feel and atmosphere, and it seems to be a fundamental and important choice when starting a chronicle. But how do I ...
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How is an entity's Rank determined when it's not listed?

Here's the description of the Esoteric Armory Merit: Esoteric Armory (• to •••••) Effect: Your character is the go-to guy when one needs a knife carved from the bone of a martyred saint, ...
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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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What stuff gets used in rituals?

As far as I know, most of the "rituals" that are mentioned don't include a list of ingredients (because I think they're not actually required). Do any of the books include a list of things that would ...
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Supernatural Territories

So it's pretty obvious to me, that two Werewolf Pack Territories wouldn't overlap, but what about a Vampire territory, and Werewolf territory? Is it possible that they don't actually know the other is ...
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What Dread Powers do the Demons have?

Ch 5, p119 of Mortal Remains is about Demons, however there is no Dread Powers Section like there are in the the other chapters. I'm going to speculate that this might be because of there being ...
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What is this “black mist” in Demon?

On p120 of Mortal Remains, it mentions a black mist (which rather reminds me of the demons from Supernatural). Unlike voyeurs, who tend to be invisible, devourers exist more in the physical, ...
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Bonus dice for being descriptive

I seem to recall that somewhere there is a rule that states the storyteller can award bonus dice for good player descriptions of actions. Where is this rule (I suspect it's in the orignal core book)? ...
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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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Purchasing a Bar

Previously I asked a question about my players stating they've been gifted a bar. This hasn't come into play yet because they've been on a road trip. I've been unable to come up with a good reason for ...
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What are the rules for exhaustion?

My players ran up the side of a mountain for about 8 hours. Then proceeded to get in a fight. I can't imagine that more than one of them (we got an athlete), even in wolf form, could possibly be doing ...
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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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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 ...
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How can I encourage the use of willpower?

I've never (or rarely, maybe once) seen anyone make use of willpower in a World of Darkness game, it seems like such a vastly underutilized resource. What can I do to encourage my players to remember ...
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Where is “Create Influence” documented?

The phrase "Create Influence" shows up a few times like a noun in the text, however, I'm only able to find two references in the text to it, and those are using it. I'm assuming it's documented under ...
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How can the God Machine transport players to another place?

This is a prelude for this question about the spiritual effect of such transportation. I didn't realize there were options at the time I started implementing my story. So here's the relevant thus far, ...
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Does a god machine doorway opening leave behind “spiritual” evidence?

So I had a player taken by an angel through a doorway in the infrastructure, from his home. What I'm wondering is if any of his packmates would be able to find any kind of spiritual change by the ...
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Patching new parents onto a Cover

In Demon, you can improve your covers by patching pieces of other peoples lives onto them. For example if someone, a NPC named Fiona, was known as a cat lover, you might pact with her to take her ...
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Are there any god machine experience conversion rules for Werewolf?

In lieu of an update book has anyone suggested, or does anyone have suggestions for experience conversion rates for Gifts, Rituals, and Rites?
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Do Advanced Form and Terrible Form interact how I think they do?

Terrible Form is a style merit that lets you gain a modification, then a technology, then a propulsion and finally an extra process. It seems designed this way to limit early access to the more ...
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Can I collapse my huge demon?

The demon form modification Huge Size (DtD Core Rulebook) Appearance: When the demon takes on his demonic form, he grows out of his skin into a huge monster. And the demon form technology ...
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What resistances do Demons have against mundane harm?

When a Demon is in Demonic Form, does he gain any intrinsic protection against mundane concerns like breathing or falling unconscious? In particular, when in Demonic Form do/are demons: need to ...
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Traps in the World of Darkness

I intend to place my characters in a trapped "dungeon" (I'm stealing the concept from the movie Cube as a God Machine experiment, and team building exercise), however I am unable to locate rules for ...
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How many are the starting merit dots now?

I notice that in Blood and Smoke that starting merit dots are 10, but I can't find any further reference to this in either God Machine or Mortal Remains. Since Requiem suggest 7 dots, has the new ...
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Are Demons able to Effectively Deal with Angels in the Twilight

The rules on page 222 of the God Machine Rules update state: Entities in Twilight can only attack or be attacked by other ephemeral beings of the same type, unless the attack utilizes the ...
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Is the Stalwart Numen always on?

The Stalwart Numen reads slightly differently to the other numina. Most clearly read like the activated abilities they are. Page 228: Each Numen is a single ability linked to the entity’s nature ...
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Bringing the Team together

Here is the Team Concept: All characters are currently mortal but they'll be transitioning soon, so I've noted what they want to change into. How do I get them to work together? My original approach ...
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Do Interlocks use only Finesse Attributes?

Page 250 of Demon says: The dice pool and effects of an Interlock should be based on the two Embeds. Use the Attribute from one and the skill from another, or if the appropriate dice pool ...
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How to stat up and judge the challenge of supernatural NPCs

I'm a fairly new ST, though I've tried my hand at it before. I think I'm doing better this time but I'm realizing that I'm having trouble statting NPCs. I'm not sure how strong to make them in ...
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Should mental conditions on character creation be given some kind of compensation?

If I give a character a condition on character creation due to a past experience with the supernatural, should I make them roll integrity (fairly horrific circumstance)? Should I give them any bonus ...
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Does Blood and Smoke invalidate previous Vampire books?

After reading the God Machine Update I realized that it invalidated a large portion of the core book and Armory and Armory Reloaded. I am about to start a new chronicle and am considering getting ...
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Breaking up the Plasma Drive Propulsion

Every Demon starts with Propulsion in Demon Form. It is difficult and limited to get additional Propulsions, but not impossible. Propulsions are (as the name suggests) movement abilities, though many ...
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How does a Demon detect a Linchpin?

All God-Machine Infrastructure has a Linchpin. The Linchpin doesn't have to be tied by human logic to what the infrastructure does, thought there is often some symbolism or anti-logic to it. Some ...
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Are mortals from after the God-Machine rules update more powerful than before?

What is colloquially being termed nWoD 2.0 makes a few changes to the rules system, some systematic some not. For instance, buying points in traits is now linear not arithmetic. As well as this ...
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Reconciling Conditions with Flaws?

The God Machine chronicle rules update introduces the idea of conditions in place of various rules, one of which is flaws. The leading text in that chapter explains how to replace flaws with ...
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Should availability be altered for non-US settings?

Certain items are more or less restricted in different countries. Some are more expensive (software in Australia etc.) And some are in less demand so less available. What is the best and/or simplest ...
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From the God-Machine Chronicles, what do the different intensity stun guns do?

What do the three intensities of this weapon do? It's made clear that: • = 1 intensity •• = 2 ••• = 3 But intensity is no further mentioned.
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Are there any restrictions on what rolls can benefit from 'Good time management'?

The Good Time Management merit (from God-Machine Chronicles Rules Update) lets me reduce the time between rolls in an extended action by half. Is there any limit on this? Does it apply to contested ...
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Extended actions rules, retry at bonus?

The rules from page 188 of the God Machine Rules Update read: Near Misses So what happens if a character accumulates most of the successes required for the extended action but has to ...
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Removing Conditions without resolution

So, I am rereading the God Machine Rules Update. An issue I saw the last time I played with it was that there doesn't seem to be a mechanic for removing conditions without resolving them. Lets say a ...