An urban-fantasy/horror game setting created by White Wolf Publishing, best known for its flagship game, Vampire: the Masquerade.

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Is there a use for 'Replenishment of the Flesh'?

In the W20 Changing Breeds book, on page 66, there's this Anansi gift: Replenishment of the Flesh (Level Two) — The Ananasi may summon spiders and insects to join with her flesh, healing her. ...
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Why are Wonders/Talismans double cost?

As the title says. Well, Mage Revised doesn't even say they're double-cost - but Guide to the Technocracy says: Like the Background: Device (Talisman), each dot in Enhancements costs two ...
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How does the Prime Sphere affect gaining and storing Quintessence in M20?

The rules on Quintessence seem a bit all over the place in Mage 20th Anniversary so I wanted to clarify a few things, on how the various Prime ranks affect the way a Mage can deal with Quintessence. ...
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How to objectively set a mid-point between HOP and HAP?

In order to determine whether an effect is vulgar or coincidental the HAP/HOP/HYP axis was defined. To my liking, both extremes of the axis are a bit... well, extreme. In the answer linked above, ...
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What happened in 1999?

So, I realize that asking "what is the truth" in a Mage (Revised) game completely defeats the purpose :P. But still — in broad terms, what happened in 1999? What source books should I be looking in? ...
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Difference in Core Mechanics between Revised Edition and W20?

I've joined a long running group playing Werewolf but whereas I've got the 20th Anniversary PDF rulebook they're playing from the Revised Edition rulebooks and supplements. I'd like to discuss the ...
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How are free points used?

In my translated version of Werewolf The Apocalypse, 20th Anniversary, it reads that the 15 free points on character creation can be used in two different ways: On page 114, the 15 free points are to ...
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What can be used as the source for Arms of Ahriman?

Can a character that has the Harbinger of the Abyss flaw be used as the source for Arms of Ahriman? Could a Talon of the Abyss shadow elemental be used as the source for Arms of Ahriman?
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Effects of tracer rounds on Vampires

In lieu of a question on incendiary and explosive rounds effects on vampires, I began to wonder how tracer rounds would affect a vampire. Tracer ammunition boasts "pyrotechnic flare material" in the ...
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Do Lasombra show up in cameras?

In Vampire the Masquerade, a member of the Lasombra Clan does not have a reflection. In previous versions of V:tM, this also lead to them not showing up in cameras, if I recall correctly. Does the ...
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What is the minimum essential reading for a new Mage: Ascension player?

Mage Ascension 20th Anniversary rulebook is a huge, 700 page doorstop and it's filled to the brim with rules, descriptions and more or less poetic game aids. It is my perception that even for GMing ...
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How to get to the Digital Web in Mage the Ascension

So in the game i am currently running i have a virtual adept character, and to be honest i have always wondered this myself, but does a virtual adept need spirit to go to the Digital Web? I am running ...
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How Do I Assassinate a Vampire or Garou?

I'm playing a character in a Werewolf game and I'd like to play a sniper or soldier who specialises in Firearms. It seems from my limited understanding of the rules that it's quite hard to kill a ...
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Crafting Charms

Can anyone clarify the following holes in crafting consumable charms? How many if any crafting succeses are required to make them, it is normally 30+ for a permanent artifact. How much quintessence ...
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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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Explosive and Incendiary ammunition on vampires

In the game we are playing right now, a character was a sniper who tried to kill a criminal, but failed because the criminal was actually a vampire. Now, the sniper is a vampire too, and he's ...
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Can a vampire survive sunlight exposure?

In Vampire: The Masquerade is there a reliable way for a vampire to avoid being damaged / killed by exposure to sunlight? Anything would go, be it a Discipline power, a technology device or anything ...
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Can vampires enter Umbra?

It is specifically said in the rules that vampires have very little to do with Umbra, with the rare exception of Giovanni, who can summon wraiths for the Shadowlands and rare Kolduns who can summon ...
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Does magick fail with a single rolled 1?

I am not sure if I understand the rules correctly how Magick actually works (Edit: in the 2nd Edition): Tell what you want to do Check if you know how to do this Roll as much dice as you wish with ...
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What are the main factors to consider when a PC gains a major airport in V:tM?

Depending on the type of Vampire: the Masquerade campaign, PC's may experience unusual growth in resources. This should generally come with a (potentially complicated) system of pros and cons as well ...
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What happens when a mage rolls a botch during magick?

I have searched the rule book (1995) but did not found a concrete information - does he/she only gain paradox?
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What kills a vampire?

I'm looking to find a definite list of distinct conditions that can result in Final Death for a vampire. I have managed to get a list of most obvious ways, but some of them seem to be house rules and ...
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What would be the minimum human population to sustain a single vampire indefinitely?

As per question in the title. I recognise that there are numerous criteria that would affect this, however, I am looking for a baseline estimate that could be modified as per specific vampire (his ...
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Can a wight be blood bound? How would it behave?

So, this would be the question. The rules of the blood bond are very clear, I didn't find too much from the Wights. I think, for a vampire with enough low Humanity, it would be a highly interesting ...
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Can Mages of the same Tradition but different non-Affinity Spheres use the same Sanctum? [closed]

There are two Virtual Adepts. One has the Spheres Correspondence 3/Matter 2/Forces 2 while the other has Correspondence 3/Life 2/Mind 2. They share the same Affinity Sphere (Correspondence) and have ...
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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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Was the Ravnos antediluvian a wight?

I am talking here about Zapathasura, the Ravnos antediluvian: Yes, he is that black thing. Not really beautiful. He woke up in 1999, and after a terrible rampage — during which he destroyed his ...
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Do damaging magic Effects deal automatic or rolled damage?

Both Vampire and Mage mention the usage of damage dice pools which are calculated based on the attack's successes and are afterwards rolled vs. Diff. 6 in order to determine actual caused damage. ...
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Official self-references in the World of Darkness setting?

Are there official self-references in either World of Darkness setting (that is, "in-game")? Does White Wolf exist within their own universe? Are people playing Vampire: The Masquerade (or The ...
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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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What version of WoD is this?

I've found recently a few official freebie starter kits to various old World of Darkness settings available here for example. While the general settings are the same to the one I know from (which i ...
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Does the appearance of a vampire remain the same forever?

In Vampire the Masquerade, the book states that a vampire does not age and is clinically dead. The Child flaw also states the following: You were a small child (between five and 10 years old) at ...
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Can you use a power lower than your number of dots?

This has been a point of arguement between me and another storyteller: Can a vampire starting with (e.g.) 4 dots in Domination use the lower level power (i.e. 2 dots Mesmerise)? To me it's pretty ...
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What are the differences between Vampire: The Masquerade first and second edition?

What are the differences between Vampire: The Masquerade first and second edition? I have both the second and the third edition, but have never played/read the first one.
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Can Descent demons sense Fallen demons and vice versa?

With the Demon Translation Guide out now there is the ability to combine both fallen and descent demons in hybrid settings. One question that popped up though is: Does Aetheric Resonance register ...
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Does telekinesis/psychokinesis add Strength dice to wielding weapons?

If you have a psychic with Telekinesis/Psychokinesis in oWoD, can you use the telekinetic Strength value for a damage roll on a melee weapon attack (assuming requisite attack/TK rolls succeed)? Would ...
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Can a demon use a vampire as a follower/worshipper/thrall or a vessel?

In the Demon the Fallen Core Rulebook whenever it talks about a demon's followers, worshippers, thralls, or vessel it always explicitly qualifies them as being mortals. Vampires are not mortals. ...
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How are the damage mechanics of VtM impacted statistically if vampires halve bashing damage rounded up instead of rounded down?

V20 Core, page 285: After the soak roll, any bashing damage applied to a vampire is halved (round down) — the Kindred’s corpselike bodies simply don’t bruise and break like the kine’s. How would ...
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Can a Mage find someone on a map?

Is it possible for a Mage to find someone on a map? If yes, which Spheres are required? (I think Connection and maybe Mind) Are some components required too (hair, blood...) or are just the name and ...
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What roll must be made to satisfy the Prey Exclusion flaw?

Prey Exclusion, V20 Core Rulebook page 485 (emphasis mine): You refuse to hunt a certain class of prey. You might refuse to feed on drug dealers, policemen, accountants, or rich people — if you ...
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Can a wraith be used in Game with vampires and werewolves?

A friend of mine wants to run a game in the old world of darkness. The world is a combined world of Vampire, Werewolf and Mage books. He is allowing anything but Mummy's...for some reason...and ...
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How do I run a satisfying and successful seeking in the context of a chronicle?

In Mage: the Ascension, in order to raise one's Arete, a mage must undergo a seeking, something between a vision quest and a personally tailored one-on-one adventure. At the end of this side mission, ...
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Rules for Classic World of Darkness Abomination?

Were there ever rules published for Abominations? They were suburban legends, never meant to be, at least not as PCs, but I'm curious what mechanical and narrative elements defined them. I felt like ...
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Are Strength and Dexterity balanced in Vampire the Masquerade? If not, how can I fix it?

Since Revised edition, I have found that Dexterity is a very powerful trait and that Strength is not so important. Dexterity + Wits determine initiative, which is a big advantage in combat. ...
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Do vampires have a theory on the origins of werewolves?

Werewolf lore claims that vampires are manifestations of an entity they call the Wyrm, which obviously contradicts the Vampires' legend of being created by Caine. So do vampires have their own 'myth' ...
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Can Perfect Metamorphosis turn a Mage into another splat?

At 5 dots in Life mage can change himself into anything Overcoming the problems of imperfect Pattern-transformation, the mage can create a Pattern that carries the physical nature of a beast yet ...
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Can a Serpentis 3 vampire's scale fall off and keep existing after deactivating the power, as a clue?

In a scenario I am currently writing, I would like the players to follow the trail of some Followers of Set vampires that captured a Gangrel tribe leader. The starting point is the leader's ...
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How does a Kuei-Jin feed on someone's chi?

Does a Kuei-Jin drink someone's chi from their blood like a western vampire, or are there other methods?
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Can a vampire use mental disciplines while staked?

If my info is correct, impaling a vampire's heart in oWoD paralyzes it until the stake (or whatever) is removed. Could he still use mental disciplines such as Auspex or Dominate?
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What is the blood point cost of using Obfuscate in V20?

I was reading through Vampire: the Masquerade 20th Anniversary edition, and while reading up on Obfuscate I couldn't find a mention of a blood cost at all, except for on the level 3 power Mask the ...