Encountered a problem in a game the other night, no one had written down their "magic" pool. I looked under quick character creation sections, and may have skimmed over it, but couldn't find it. By "magic" I mean supernatural specific for using powers e.g, vitae, essence?, glamour, mana, pyros, etc (newer games should be included I just don't have them). I'd like to have the answer be a reference, and include page numbers. Noticing that their's some information on this at the bottom of the character sheet? for example vitae 1d10, but it seems to me that there's a max for these pools? the max is what I'm trying to find out.


In the nWoD books using the World of Darkness core book, the pools of magical fuel are linked to the Power Stat (Blood Potency, Primal Urge, Gnosis, etc.). The limits are found in a common chart — in Requiem, it's on page 99; in Awakening, page 76.

To find this information, seek out the "Traits" section — it's often just before the Merits section — or, if using a PDF, search out "Max" in the text.

The following information is true for Requiem, Forsaken, Awakening, Created, and Lost.


  1. 10
  2. 11
  3. 12
  4. 13
  5. 14
  6. 15
  7. 20
  8. 30
  9. 50
  10. 100
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  • \$\begingroup\$ yeah, I'm aware they're based on the power stat, but for example I read up on Blood Potency saw where it says the total vitae is based on that, and yet still don't see where it says how much vitae. I know it's not 1. \$\endgroup\$ – xenoterracide Jul 27 '14 at 20:36
  • \$\begingroup\$ @xenoterracide Do you have the book handy? There's a chart on page 99 of Requiem that lists that information. \$\endgroup\$ – Jadasc Jul 27 '14 at 20:39
  • \$\begingroup\$ DOH! I've been overlooking the Max part of that as something else \$\endgroup\$ – xenoterracide Jul 27 '14 at 20:42
  • \$\begingroup\$ Blood & Smoke updates this and is on p90 \$\endgroup\$ – xenoterracide Jul 27 '14 at 20:47
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    \$\begingroup\$ @xenoterracide Many things that are true under nwod have changed under GMC updates, but that's how you tagged it. :) \$\endgroup\$ – Jadasc Jul 27 '14 at 20:48

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