Questions tagged [chronicles-of-darkness-2e]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Are Beasts immune to the "You Must Obey" Nightmare?

Situation: the You Must Obey Nightmare (Beast: the Primordial, p. 138) functions similarly to the Dominate Discipline of a Ventrue vampire, but instead of hypnotizing the target (inflicting 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 if a possessed body dies when possessed by a demon?

Does the demon die too? Is she/he cast out? If so, does he go back to her/his cover or go straight to Demonic form? I looked in the following books for a rule on the matter: DtD, FoH, CoD None of ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Number of Revenant Starting Disciplines

I'm looking into playing a revenant in V:tR 2E at the moment (I have my reasons for not starting out a full Kindred) and I'm looking over the character creation process. On page 81, it says, "Choose ...
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Can a Mage heal a vampire?

In a cross-genre game, is there a spell/power that a mage can use to heal a vampire? I’ve looked through the mage spells in Death and Life but neither show how a vampire can be healed.
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Does killing humans impact Humanity if it's in pre-emptive self-defense?

We were being hunted by (what we suspect is) an angel. We entered a room with no way back and there were two figures in front of us, shoveling dead bodies into a machine. My character couldn't know ...
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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 effects can reveal demons?

(Ignoring the miscellaneous supernatural detection abilities that might be in non-Demon related books, like Mage.) Whenever a demon is subjected to an effect that might reveal her to be a ...
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Does the fifth dot in an attribute or a skill cost two dots to purchase?

In the older editions of World of Darkness, I remember a line during character creation stating that "The fifth dot in any Attribute costs two dots to purchase." Is this the case in the Chronicles of ...
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What is the base damage for an attack from an angel's Blast numen?

In the DtD manual I read: The entity may wound opponents at a distance. Range is equal to 10 yards per dot of Power and the entity does not suffer range penalties. If the activation roll succeeds, ...
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How long does Reality Enforcement last?

The Exploit "Reality Enforcement" describes its effects, and its range, but it never describes how long it lasts. Success: Everyone in the immediately area (demon’s Primum x 4 in yards) that is ...
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Grappling via Elemental's Blessing

Elemental's in 2e changeling have the blessing: As long as your character touches or is surrounded by his element, he may use it to take mundane actions at a distance of up to three yards (meters) ...
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Do angels have fixed Incepts?

The Demon Storyteller Guide introduces the game-changing power of angelic Incepts. However, none of the sample angels written up in the guide have assigned Incepts, although they do have specific ...
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How does a Ghost go to the Underworld, and Back, to get to Rank 3+?

As I recall in the GMC rules update, it is stated that Ghosts can not get beyond rank 2, without going to the underworld. Ghost are also not interesting in most games while they are in the underworld ...
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How is free reach calculated?

A character receives a free Reach — which does not add Paradox dice — per dot of her highest-rated Arcanum that meets or exceeds the spell’s requirement. For example a mage with four dots of the Mind ...
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How does Shapeshifting work for Uratha, and what's the impact of stress and Harmony?

I'm struggling to understand the rules for shapeshifting as presented in Werewolf: The Forsaken 2nd edition on page 96. One of the things that get me confused is the distinction between what rules ...

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