Questions tagged [chronicles-of-darkness-1e]

The Chronicles of Darkness (1e) games: a series of urban fantasy and horror games released by White Wolf starting in 2004 and later by Onyx Path. Games using the God-Machine Rules Update (aka the Second Edition rules) should use the [chronicles-of-darkness-2e] tag instead.

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Does merging with your fetch give you a merit?

In the 1d4chan summary of Changeling: The Lost, there is a line that says: ...Or, you can do the "hard but moral" thing and try to merge with it, (since, you know, it's you), which gives you even ...
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What happens to someone who resists Faerie Glade?

The Time 5 Faerie Glade spell affects an area and speeds up or slows down time inside. However the spell can be resisted with a reflexive roll. Success on this roll would mean that that creature is ...
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How to Reconcile Pax Arcanum and Permission of New Second Awakenings?

Archmasters possess superhuman capabilities of both foresight and scheming, have immense supernatural powers, and are always on the lookout for aspirants. The Pax Arcanum forbids interfering with ...
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How do all the World of Darkness and Chronicles of Darkness RPGs connect?

I just got my kick-starter copy of Changeling the Lost 2nd Ed and are starting to dip my toe back into the World of Darkness after a long absent. And I found out that it is confusing as hell trying to ...
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Storyteller vs Storytelling system comparison

In some answers I saw in the last year that were focussing on the Storyteller system of WoD, someone answered with the Storytelling system of the CoD in mind, usually noticeable by referencing to the ...
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What is the casting time of an extended spell imbued into an item?

There is no restriction on the casting time of spells that you can imbue into an item with Prime 3. For permanently active effects this is not a problem, but in the case of conditional powers I am ...
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Is Count Dracula's fighting style too powerful?

Found in the future White Wolf PDF for Count F****** Dracula is the following fighting style: Legacy Fighting Style: Dirty Fighting (• to ••••• ) Prerequisites: Strength (•••), Brawl (•••) ...
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Is Demon: the Descent playable with 1e nWoD rules?

Can you play D:tD with the 1e nWoD rules? Can you simply remove the expanded GMC rules and just run it like, say, Hunter: the Vigil? What other modifications would be necessary, and what should I look ...
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What happens to a mortal's photos/videos after they are embraced?

As stated in the core rulebook, kindred images of any form (digital or printed) became distorted, blurry basically unidentifiable in an unnatural way. but it's not clear what happens to the older ...
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Is the Chronicles of Darkness line suitable for play with a Story Teller and two players?

I have a group of three players, but more often than not real-life stuff means that only two are available to play at any particular time. I've recently had my curiosity piqued by the New World of ...
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Can a Hunter learn and use tactics by himself?

I'm about to play a game where there are several other players, but they play other creatures like Vampires and Demons making me the only Hunter. Is it possible for me to use tactics without the help ...
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Resources requirement for services

I'm trying to come up with a close to real costs when it comes to services for example counterfeiting a fake id, renting a room, hiring a cleaning personal etc. since some services would be out of ...
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What/where are all of the minor templates in Chronicles of Darkness?

I'm working on a mid-powered Hunter: The Vigil game, and I want the characters to have a bit of an edge in combat. What are all of the published "minor templates" that could be applied to Mortals -- ...
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What happens to a demon when their Possessed dies?

I've been reading up on the Possessed from the New World of Darkness book Inferno, but something isn't entirely clear to me. The Possessed are immortal but can still die of violence, but I cannot find ...
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Stabilizing someone who's bleeding out

Under Injury and Healing in nWoD 2e (Chronicles of Darkness): if a character has all her Health boxes full of lethal damage — she’s bleeding out. She can’t recover from that without urgent ...
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Is it legal to start a character with a level 4 or 5 fighting style without spending exp?

Looking for outside help to clear up a minor argument that's currently among my player group. Any references to your reasoning and statements is greatly appreciated. Suggestions on how we should move ...
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Does Space armour soak explosion damage?

Does the Space Arcanum spell Untouchable protect against explosions? The fluff indicates that the mage dodges out of harms way, but what happens when the mage in the lethal blast radius of a large ...
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The first story arc got too high powered, too fast. Help! [closed]

I apologize in advance for the length of this post, but things are complicated! We just finished playing a 3 year long, evil PCs, highly detail oriented, deeply immersive roleplay style game. As the ...
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Does a Legacies's Primary Arcanum become a the Ruling Arcanum for the joining mage?

I have found some reference to this online. I would like to confirm it, as I've not see the ruling in books themselves: The primary arcanum in a legacy from my understanding also turns into the ...
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Should I let the player change her mind after telling her the modifiers?

This is a basic question, but I never remember the correct way. In World of Darkness (both 1e and 2e), you can alter the pool dice with modifiers, from -5 to +5, which are applied after the pool dice ...
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Temperance leading to madness [closed]

Premise: I'm playing a courteous and professional burglar in a mixed (mage and human) nWoD campaign. I am one of two non-mages is a party of 5. I play the only sane character. My character has ...
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How to make Mage: the Awakening feel more superheroic

I have just started GMing a Mage: the Awakening game, and I can already tell what my players like and dislike about the game. They like using their (limited) magical powers to the fullest extent, they ...
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What are the stats of a Beholden?

One of the possible Merits of Genius: The Transgression is having one or more Beholden. They are an important part of the game, but it's not entirely clear to me what their stats are. Do you roll ...
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Should breaking points repeat?

Since "the character is the victim of a supernatural attack" constitutes a breaking point, if the PC is attacked again by the same "supernatural force", should he get another breaking point as well? ...
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Dramatic failure vs success

I'm reading through my (new) World of Darkness [which was rebranded to Chronicles of Darkness 1st Edition] core book re-learning how to play so I can start planning a campaign for my friends. I can'...
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Cross-training magic between supernatural types

Can supernatural beings other than mages and vampires learn magic? Would others be able to learn thaumaturgy/blood magic, or is that only a vampire thing that other supernaturals cannot learn? I know ...
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Can Cloak of the Night be used in combat?

I master a campaign of Vampire and one of the players used Cloak of the Night (Obfuscate) to disengage during combat. I let him do it at first but I wonder if this works this way. After his round of ...
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How does Phantasmal Arms work?

I will provide a set-up situation and then ask how it works. I have a Chronicles of Darkness 1e character within the Mage: the Awakening source. He has Intelligence 4, Crafts 3, and Prime 4. He casts ...
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Does Aggressive Striking Iron Body stack with Berserker Adrenaline Rush?

Berserker is from Armory Reloaded, World of Darkness 1e. I feel it would be a shame if it did not.
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Can All-Out Attack be used with Combination Blow?

They both cause the character to lose their Defense for the turn. Can they be used together though?
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Buying Automatic Successes In World of Darkness

Shadowrun 5e allows players to, with GM approval, buy Hits by trading dice on a 4:1 basis. I was wondering if there were any published guidelines, or robust, well-thought-out house rules for doing ...
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How to revert a dramatic failure on “Rite of slaying the truth”?

BIG PICTURE (skip to "ACTUAL QUESTION" below if you just want the question) I'm playing a ritualist (aspect from Signs of the Moon - SotM) bone shadow ithaeur. Needless to say, I'm very focused on ...
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How does decapitation work?

Does anyone know how the decapitation mechanics work in nWoD? I checked all books and didn't find it.
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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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What does the correspondence spell really tell?

I've had a mage in my group using correspondence on 2 werewolves (1 was as a mortal the maid of the sister of the other and they knew ech other from childhood as acquaintances). Now the description ...
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How does armor work in nWoD?

On page 152 of the nWoD core-book I have, the "Attack Dice Pools" section states: [...] Meanwhile, your character's target more than likely tries to avoid being harmed, and may wear protective ...
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Can sin eaters see things other than ghosts in twilight?

Are sin eaters only able to see ghosts who are in twilight, or can they see other discorporated spirits or angels?
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Can ghosts eat other ghosts to increase their strength?

I have not been able to track down much in the way of ghosts for the New World of Darkness, but I am curious about one thing in particular. I know that spirits can consume other spirits to increase ...
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Is there a fan maintained list of god-machine chronicles virtues and vices?

GMC opens the door for a much wider selection of virtues and vices the new World of Darkness. The rules update moves away from cardinal sins and virtues, the book then lists a handful of each. I'm ...
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How would a Hornet's Nest grenade work?

A hornet's nest grenade is ammunition for a (usually 40mm) grenade launcher that fires several smaller rounds instead of the grenade itself. What stats would this kind of weapon have? It's not a ...
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How to get a Garou out of Death Rage?

From my Storyteller, it seems as though the Death Rage is a permanent state. My question is twofold: 1) Will a Garou ever leave Death Rage naturally? Is it only by healing a certain amount of damage? ...
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Can a grappled opponent still move?

Can a grappled opponent still move? What if multiple people are grappling it? This situation came up today when our hunter cell managed to grapple a Garou with it only having two dice to try and ...
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Limits to Controlling Animals in nWoD

My hunter in the new World of Darkness is exploring training animals, especially attack dogs. I know the basic rules for training and controlling them, but I am curious as to the acceptable limits to ...
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What Fictional Businesses exist in nWoD? [closed]

I'm thinking that I want to ask my players to be employed within a given list of organizations, to flesh out the list I'd like to include some of the known in world companies. These shouldn't be ...
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Which nWoD books mention Detroit?

Which new World of Darkness books talk about Detroit? I know at least one book mentions the city, I'm not sure if it's more than that.
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Blood Sorcery: the difference between Learned and Improvised Rituals

In Blood Sorcery there is a section that explains the difference between learned an improvised rituals. It reads like this: Once a practitioner gains experience with her Ritual Discipline, she ...
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Are the mages from Three Shades of Night statted in the Chicago book too?

I read Three Shades of Night a very long time ago. Now I have learned that the vampire and werewolf characters are in World of Darkness: Chicago. Are the mages in there too? I tried to find the book ...
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Do Kindred have an Oriental counterpart in nWoD?

The closest to an "asian" Vampire I've seen so far is the Aswang described in Antagonists- are there other variations?
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What merit to fight in the dark?

I've only found Forces spells, such as Nightsight (Forces •), to see better in the dark. When a mage doesn't have Forces Arcanum, is there a Merit she could learn to fight better in the dark?
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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 ...