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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Vancian style spellcasting in Mage the Awakening

The last time I was preparing to put together a Mage:tAw chronicle (well before 2e came out) I came across a series of forum posts talking about basically precasting set spells in a ritual and keeping ...
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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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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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Where can I find simplified ghosts, witches, or werewolves for use as antagonists?

I understand that Chronicles of Darkness stuff is broadly cross-compatible, though not necessarily intended to be used that way by default. So, in theory, you can always just pull up the Werewolf book ...
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Does “Raise Dead” for Demon add a day as you make the rolls?

After reading the description and rolls, do you add a day (therefore another required success) as time passes? So... if you have 3 days since the death of the target. You will need 13 successes. ...
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What's the cost of a Style merit?

I'm confused about the rules of Requiem 2e with respect to Style Merits. As far as I can tell, Requiem 2e itself doesn't define the Style keyword, but there's this in the God-Machine Rules Update, pg....
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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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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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Demonic Forms and Grappling - Do the different forms stack?

In DtD and FoH, there are various Demonic forms that add some type of modifier when grappling. Slippery Body (Modification, DtD p.198) - +3 Def vs. establishing a Grapple. In a grapple, +3 to Escape. ...
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Angel forms - Should I use Demonic forms as a template?

After reading through all the books that I can find (CoD, DtD, DSG, Iface, etc.), I cannot find any rules for Angelic forms. Black Nathaniel in CoD states that he flies around and he has black wings. ...
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Angels can't heal in CoD?

I've been looking over the books (DtD, DSG, etc.) and I can't find anything that lets them heal others. The only thing I can find is Resurrection. Am I missing something? This seems pretty weird if ...
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What is “the threshold” when mitigating falling damage?

The 2nd dot of the Parkour Merit says Cat Leap (••): Your character falls with outstanding grace. When using a Dexterity + Athletics roll to mitigate damage from falling, your character gains ...
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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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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/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 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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Deep Cover and Show of Power - Can a demon spoof an angel?

I don't find anything that specifically forbids this. However, you would think the Angel would be able to detect the demon if he fails a compromise roll.
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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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Possession - Can a Demon use embeds and exploits while possessing a human?

Say Danny the Demon possesses a human. It states in the power that the demon’s cover(s) go away and his energy goes into the possessed individual. What about demonic form abilities? I kind of use ...
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How to handle 16 players in a PVP focused campaign?

I have a group of people (16 in this case) who looks like love to debate a lot about wich can be the best supernatural creature of nWoD. I asked as a joke if they want to test. One thing conected to ...
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Do “natural weapons” count as being unarmed?

One of the Uratha in our pack has the first dot of the Unarmed Defense merit: From God Machine Chronicles, p65: Like a Book (*): ... When facing an unarmed opponent and not Dodging, increase your ...
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Is there any penalty for failing to cross the Gauntlet?

If you attempt to cross the Gauntlet (in either direction) and fail the die roll, do you suffer any penalties (beyond staying on your current side of the Gauntlet, obviously). Our Storyteller recalls ...