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Chronicles of Darkness (2e) is Onyx Path's 2nd Edition of what was previously called the New World of Darkness, itself formerly known as “God-Machine Chronicle Rules Update.”

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What are Dream Roads?

I saw someone asking a question about Dream Roads, so I looked it up. But I can't find anything with 'Dream Roads' at all (well, that's related to what I'm looking for)! Just Plane of Dreams and stuff....
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Do ghouls receive Feeding Ground bonus when being subjected to Predatory Aura on regnant's territory?

Feeding Grounds (VtR2e 112): Feeding Grounds (• to •••••) Effect: Your character has fertile feeding grounds, whether officially granted or not. Dots in this Merit represent the ease of hunting in ...
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Does a Vampire risk Vitae addiction and bond each time they use Taste of Blood on another vampire?

Taste of blood is an ability that lets a vampire gather some information from blood they taste. From VtR2e p. 91: In addition to being able to smell blood and to identify and track with blood, ...
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Can Changelings use oneiromancy for space travel?

For example, if Changeling is on Mars, can they traverse Dream Roads to go to Earth?
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Can the Beast force its host vampire to talk?

From VtR (104): While frenzied, the vampire does everything in her power to accomplish the Beast’s desires. She does so with immediate, forceful, and destructive abandon. If there’s someone in the ...
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How does the Protected merit manifest?

From VtR (299): Protected (••) Having tasted your blood, a Kindred has developed a strong connection to you as a result. Further, he has some vested interest seeing to your long-term survival. If you’...
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If vampire bites another vampire while in frenzy, do they risk blood bond?

Blood bond chapter states the following (on page 100): Any time a character imbibes a point or more of Vitae, it creates or reinforces a blood bond. Frenzy chapter states this (page 104): [While in ...
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Can Begotten do hedgespinning and oneiromancy?

One player in our CtL campaign generated a Beast from Beast: the Primordial. As soon as we started going into Hedge and breaking into other people's dreams, it turned out they don't know what to do ...
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What happens if a Helldiver fails their roll?

Changeling: the Lost book states that Helldivers can dive, becoming immaterial and being able to interact with ghosts. To do that, they need to roll dexterity + occult. What happens if they fail this ...
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How does Fairest blessing in Chronicles of Darkness 2e work?

I'm not a native English speaker, and neither is my group. So we need a clarification. The way it's phrased in the book (page 29) is like this: Blessing: Gain an additional dot of one Power Attribute ...
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How do item based merits work after character creation?

I understand that you can use your starting merit dots to buy an item like an artifact or imbued item in Mage the Awakening, but what about afterwards? Would I have to pay experiences if I were to ...
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Prime sight: Can the mage see if another mage have active spells?

Okay so I am part of two Mage the Awakening 2ed campaigns and the two GM's disagree on the rules for prime sight. What they disagree on is if prime sight is able to see if a mage have active spells. ...
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Can I create a Demon Dating service by granting mortals the True Friend merit?

I had an idea for a Demon: the Descent character who runs an online dating/matchmaking service. The idea would be that the exchange agreed in the pact/Terms of Service would grant the mortal the True ...
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What is the name of the system Chronicles of Darkness 2e uses?

Going by this meta post (I can't find a better main site question): the original/classic World of Darkness uses a system called the storyteller system, and Chronicles of Darkness 1e uses the ...
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How does ‘Pocket Dimension’ work?

Specifically, when cast without adding Time 2 (so time would flow normally), it seems intuitively that anything in the pocket dimension would effectively be frozen in place, making it the equivalent ...
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Can a mage cast spells that they don't have as a rote/praxis?

From what I can read in the rulebook, there are three main ways to cast a spell: Improvised spells, which always have a set of general effects. Rotes, which treat the highest arcanum as 5 dots for ...
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Why brass knuckles do 0 additional damage in Vampire: The Requiem 2nd Edition?

I've been creating a character and thought that it was cool for her to have brass knuckles to fight, but then I've seen that in the Core book (pg. 180) says that brass knuckles deal 0 damage (appart ...
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Why don't changelings reveal themselves?

I am preparing to run my first Changeling: The Lost game, and I just read over the rule book. One thing I don't understand is why the mortals don't know about the Changelings. Vampires have strong ...
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What is the actual speed in MPH or KPH for movement in CoD?

I looked in the core book but I couldn't find it. The index points to page 92 but I don't see what the actual MPH is. I get that CoD is not necessarily a stats-heavy game but I'd like something to go ...
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Does a Huntsman only exist for the span of a single dream?

In Changeling the Lost: Second Edition, it is said that a Huntsman's heart resides within a Bastion. It even specifies that the heart can found within the tempestuous mortal Bastion (p. 264) So, the ...
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I'm trying to use disciplines to manipulate someone, why should I use majesty and not dominate?

I'm designing a Daeva character, who I want to be physically powerful but still able to handle themselves socially. The two social disciplines, Majesty and Dominate, seem to have a power mismatch. The ...
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What happens to a Demon's Cover when the mortal providing part of that Cover dies?

Demon Dora buys from mortal Fred his childhood experiences in Townsville in return for fortune and fame. Fred uses the money to buy a car, crashes, and dies. Does anything happen to the Cover Dora ...
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Do YOU need to touch your opponents with Your Power is Mine?

This is a power question about Insatiables. The text of "Your Power Is Mine" goes: An Insatiable can steal an Atavism or Nightmare from a Beast by touching her opponent and spending a point of ...
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Rote action and 10/9/8-again in nWoD

Playing nWoD - Mage the Awakening 2nd edition to be exact. There is rote action dice permutation that says: Rote Actions: When you’ve got plenty of training and the steps you need to follow are ...
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What happens when I add success to a roll that dramatically failed?

There are a number of powers that allow to add success to a roll. For example, Mage Fate 5 spell Miracle allows you to add a success per Interdiction spent after the roll. Some others (sorry, can't ...
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How can I include a ouija board in an RPG scene? [closed]

I’d like to incorporate a ouija board in an RPG scene. (Campaign specific detail: using one allows PC’s to hack into the GodMachine’s network to ask for specific information). I plan to adapt the ...
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Amorphous Process using Savant Core Demonic Forms

The Savant Core Technology (FoH p.125) states that the skill must be chosen when this Technology is chosen. What if you use Amorphous? (FoH p.127) Can it change each time since it's added ad-hoc? ...
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Does the 'Obsession' condition mean that the character loses their 9-again ability from other sources when not pursuing their obsession?

The condition 'Obsession' on page 290 of my book reads as follows. Something’s on your character’s mind, and she just can’t shake it. If she’s abiding by that obsession, exploring that emotion, ...
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Can a Demon make a gadget with an Exploit or Embed they can't perform?

Can a demon make a gadget to perform an exploit or embed that their character doesn't have? I can see two arguments: No: If you don't know the supernatural ability, you don't know how to create it. ...
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What happens when an Ephemeral takes Bashing damage equal to their Corpus?

The Chronicles of Darkness manual states: Physical attacks on a Manifested entity that would normally cause lethal damage only cause bashing damage unless the attack utilizes the entity’s bane. ...
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Has there been any previous mentions of these Lesser Ministries before?

On page 122 of the Mage: the Awakening 2nd Edition sourcebook Signs of Sorcery, there is a sidebar that introduces Prelacy bonuses for members of Lesser Ministries of the Seers of the Throne mage ...
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Terrible Avatar and Going Loud

In FoH, p.116, Terrible Avatar let's you split from your demonic form and your Cover. Would your cover still be blown if the demonic form then "Went Loud"? The words, "leaving nothing for enemies ...
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How can a demon mitigate the danger of Compromise when changing to demon form?

On p.43 of the Demon: The Descent manual we find: Some demons feel much more comfortable in their demonic form, to the point that they try to arrange their lives so that they can spend some time ...
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What is the chance that a human becomes a Stigmatic?

I understand that when a human experiences some aspect of the GodMachine or encounters Aether or Essence they may become a Stigmatic. However, is there an explicit mechanic for this chance based on ...
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Can Living Shadow be used across realms?

The power Living Shadow (Demon: The Descent 169) is silent on whether it crosses realms. My storteller usually doesn't let us take powers across certain realms (such as the Hedge), but is there a rule ...
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Does shift consequence allow damage to be transferred to beings or only to objects?

Does shift consequence allow damage to be transferred to beings or only to objects? The wording is a bit... complicated, as such I'm a bit unsure if damage can only be transferred onto objects or ...
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'Broken' condition in Chronicles of Darkness: should I note what I would have rolled without the penalty?

The text of the condition 'Broken (Persistent)' (Core rulebook, p288) reads (my emphasis): Whatever you did or saw, something inside you snapped. You can barely muster up the will to do your job ...
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When and how do the Manifestation powers of Ephemerals come into play?

The section on Ephemerals in the Demon:The Descent manual and Chronicles of Darkness manual describes Manifestation powers for Ephemerals and even gives a map of how they interact. However I don't see ...
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What is the benefit of changing Primary Spell Factors?

I've a fair amount of experience with Mage: The Awakening, first edition, but it's been several years, and I'm trying to learn again with the new system from Onyx Path Publishing. In the rules on ...
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What happens when an angel in Cover takes Lethal damage?

The rules are clear on Manifested Ephemerals (CoD, p. 129): Physical attacks on a Manifested entity that would normally cause lethal damage only cause bashing damage unless the attack utilizes the ...
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Shadowbind Ritual and Spirit-Ridden

Can a Shadowbind ritual bind a Spirit-Ridden: Claimed, Possessed or Urged human?
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Does 9 Again twice become 8 Again?

In 1st Edition, I know there were rules for it, but I haven't found similar rules in 2nd Edition. In essence: If a character has 9 again for a specific roll but due to some other ability he gains 9 ...
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Can an angel in Cover Discorporate?

The Materialization Manifestation is different from angelic Cover. The first is an effect activated by an angel by her choice to achieve some goal; the second is a state created and maintained by the ...
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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 I am 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 ...
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How do I create a fatal Brawl attack in CoD?

I would like to have some GodMachine boosted cultists/simulaca in the chronicle I am designing. They would be large, muscular, monosyllabic single-minded hunters (think Arnie in The Terminator). The ...
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How can a character cast really powerful spells in Mage the Awakening 2ed?

I'm getting up to date with Mage the Awakening 2ed and something really bugged me: In comparison with first edition and the Ascension, which includes success as damage (e.g. for an attack spell), in ...
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Does Mage Armor apply to Dodge rolls by default?

I'm currently building a Mastigos mage and I wanted to get a good grasp on how the Mage Armor attainments work. The Mind and Space Mage Armors both say (on page 194) to add the Arcanum's dot rating ...
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How do armor and Unbreakable interact?

Situation: I'm currently playing in CtL 2E at the moment and working out a Huntsman designed to challenge the local combat monster, a magic swordsman. The hunter wears cold iron plate mail,* which ...
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What happens to Goetia when they can't manifest on Earth anymore?

I'm currently in the process of trying to get as firm of a grasp on ephemeral beings as I can, and in the process of cataloging them for the sake of myself and my friends, I've been intrigued and ...
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Will a pact with a Demon change the paper trail of the Demon and mortal?

Henry is a white collar criminal who got sent to jail for embezzlement at a bank. His life is ruined. I, as a demon, make a pact with Henry to take on that aspect of his life. Now I am a known ...
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