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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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When should I make my players actually roll for stuff?

I've tried to focus my group heavily on Role Playing, perhaps too well given some of my recent problems, which are Orthagonal, and linked mostly to provide historical context. How to reveal plot ...
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Bringing the Team together

Here is the Team Concept: All characters are currently mortal but they'll be transitioning soon, so I've noted what they want to change into. How do I get them to work together? My original approach ...
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How can you deal with players asking the wrong questions?

I feel like my players ask the wrong questions. For example, they went to the strip club, they're trying to hunt a vampire who they "know" came south from Chicago. Their questions aren't ...
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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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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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Do demons in cover generate disbelief?

Most of the time demons count as mortal beings especially if they could be found out by powers giving strange signals like "there is no human here". How does this relate to disbelief for mages? Do ...
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How would a demonic pact for home, and deceased wife and child work?

I've just wrapped up-ish the back story of a character. The story is that his wife and child were killed by a Strix (he doesn't know the Strix part yet), on his Hunt a Demon is going to offer him a ...
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When in Demon Form, are demons vulnerable to mortal frailties?

When a Demon is in Demonic Form, does he gain any intrinsic protection against mundane concerns like breathing or falling unconscious? In particular, when in Demonic Form do/are demons: need to ...
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When does a demon "become someone else" in a Cover?

So from what I've read in Demon: the Descent, it feels like covers can manifest in 2 ways? First is when a demon becomes someone else quite literally, the demon becomes Bob. Second is when the Demon ...
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Traps in the World of Darkness

I intend to place my characters in a trapped "dungeon" (I'm stealing the concept from the movie Cube as a God Machine experiment, and team building exercise), however I am unable to locate rules for ...
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How can I encourage the use of willpower?

I've never (or rarely, maybe once) seen anyone make use of willpower in a World of Darkness game, it seems like such a vastly underutilized resource. What can I do to encourage my players to remember ...
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What happens when a Demon dies?

I feel like a lot of things are mystically tied to either the demon or its covers, so what what happens when the Demon, its covers, and miscellaneous associated things (peoples memories/reality/cover ...
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Can a Demon manifest 2 embeds while using the Partitioned Memory Embed?

In CofD, in the "Demon Storyteller's Guide", there is a new embed called "Partioned Memory". It allows the ability to support 2 cognitive functions simultaneously. Does that mean a demon can manifest ...
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Can demons use abjuration?

As normally demons have a core and not a soul I would say no BUT then again it could be that a demon could be found out by just a simple test in regards to if he is able to abjurate a ghost. So my ...
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How can I make a shapeshifter that takes human forms?

I want to make an NPC who can change into different human forms. The concept I'm forming is the character is committing a string of murders, and the PCs have additional problems tracking the killer ...
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How many dots can be purchased at a time during advancement?

Is there any limitation on how many dots can be purchased at a time? e.g. one attribute dot per advancement, perhaps? I saw this somewhere on the inter-webs, but cannot find the post again, so I don'...
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When do characters advance?

Do the rules have suggested guidelines for when to advance? Is it assumed that it's as soon as the characters have enough Experiences saved up? Or do PCs have to wait to advance until there is a break ...
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Homemade flamethrower

My players have had the wonderful idea of building a homemade flamethrower, presumably buying a stable incendiary. Are there rules for doing this? Would the result suffer from instability or other ...
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Can demons covers grow young again through pacts?

As we know a demons cover not aging is a break of cover. Now though I'm wondering if a demon can get his cover to become younger again through a pact (changing the youth of someone else for something ...
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Does a god machine doorway opening leave behind "spiritual" evidence?

So I had a player taken by an angel through a doorway in the infrastructure, from his home. What I'm wondering is if any of his packmates would be able to find any kind of spiritual change by the ...
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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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Extended actions rules, retry at bonus?

The rules from page 188 of the God Machine Rules Update read: Near Misses So what happens if a character accumulates most of the successes required for the extended action but has to stop due to ...
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How can the God Machine transport players to another place?

This is a prelude for this question about the spiritual effect of such transportation. I didn't realize there were options at the time I started implementing my story. So here's the relevant thus far, ...
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