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 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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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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Does Blood and Smoke invalidate previous Vampire books?

After reading the God Machine Update I realized that it invalidated a large portion of the core book and Armory and Armory Reloaded. I am about to start a new chronicle and am considering getting ...
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How well do Mage: The Awakening 1e supplements work with the second edition?

As the title says, my fundamental question is: How well do the older books for Mage the Awakening 1e work with 2e? This question: Which Mage: The Awakening sourcebooks are essential? is obviously ...
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How does nWoD's Secret History (The God Machine) chapter relate to the other core books?

Chapter 1: The Secret History (Unrecorded History: Voice of the Angel) of the new World of Darkness core book tells a story about a god-machine, angels, ancients, their children and whatnot. How ...
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Are demons immune to reality changes made by angelic covers?

Normally angels are created with and/or are given a cover. Suddenly, a new employee works at a company with people thinking he was there already for years, or someone has a new cousin popping up with ...
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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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What are the major differences between Dream and Vocation versions of Princess: the Hopeful?

What are the major differences in setting, themes, approach and general mechanics between the two versions of Princess: the Hopeful fansplat? Both Dream and Vocation books appear robust and well ...
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How does a Demon detect a Linchpin?

All God-Machine Infrastructure has a Linchpin. The Linchpin doesn't have to be tied by human logic to what the infrastructure does, thought there is often some symbolism or anti-logic to it. Some ...
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Is there a way to completely conceal a spell from a Mage?

I'm trying to come up with a plot where my character is possessed by a supernatural being via magic. The problem is, our cabal covers all of the ten Arcana, which means that, no matter what I chose, ...
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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 can I break world building down into something manageable? [closed]

I find building an "off the rails" world to be a daunting task. I'm trying to find a process to make it more manageable for my NWOD games, kind of like "Agile" process does for developing software. I ...
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Are there dragon stats in any published OWOD or NWOD books?

I play in a World of Darkness game, and I have seen two different powers that allow someone turn into mythic creatures, such as dragons. I have never found stats on a dragon though in any WOD books. ...
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How does switching covers affect bodily needs?

Demon's can have multiple covers, but they can't have multiple covers active at the same time. When a cover isn't active, it's my understanding that it basically doesn't exist. These bodies have the ...
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How can I represent a large body of NPCs in a vote?

I run a large (20+) person Chronicles of Darkness larp. Our story centers primarily on rebuilding the Night Congress, a supernatural organization that keeps the peace between the large population of ...
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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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How can a mortal see the cogs?

What does a mortal have to do to be able to see god machine infrastructure? I'm trying to remember if there's a roll. I believe seeing it carries the risk of becoming a stigmatic? is there a roll for ...
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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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Are 9 again, 8 again, etc cumulative or stacking?

While reading through things for the first werewolf game in ages (2nd edition nwod) I saw that there is a gift that gives rahu 8 again on brawl while there is a merit that can grant 9 again (or if 9 ...
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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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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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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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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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From the God-Machine Chronicles, what do the different intensity stun guns do?

What do the three intensities of this weapon do? It's made clear that: • = 1 intensity •• = 2 ••• = 3 But intensity is no further mentioned.
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Can I as a mage cast a spell to remove a condition if the condition prohibits me from defying the will of the one causing it?

In my current round an interesting case appeared. I have 2 players 1 being a werewolf and 1 being a mage. The werewolf thanks to predatory aura put the submissive condition on the mage (and succeeded)...
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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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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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Which book do I buy to get “New World of Darkness Core 2nd edition”?

I've been looking through drivethrurpg.com for quite some time now. I've seen Vampire: The Requiem 2nd edition, The God Machine Chronicle, etc. But it's difficult to determine which book is the ...
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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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Can Descent demons sense Fallen demons and vice versa?

With the Demon Translation Guide out now there is the ability to combine both fallen and descent demons in hybrid settings. One question that popped up though is: Does Aetheric Resonance register ...
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What might “The Demiurge” be?

Reading Belial's Brood and it says, in the standard I will neither confirm nor deny the truth of this, that Belial is the right hand of the Demiurge. Now, I feel like something else has been called ...
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Can show of power be used as a simple demon detector?

Related to this question: Do demons in cover generate disbelief? So I have a demon character in one game who thinks that he can use a hunter power he has seen in combination with show of power to ...
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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 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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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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Does decapitation for sure kill a vampire?

This seems almost a ridiculous question, but since I can't find any rules regarding it... Does cutting the head off a vampire for sure kill it? or if they had enough vitae could they regrow the head? ...
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Mortal terror has no blood potency resistance?

Mortal Terror is the only power I've read from the Nightmare discipline that does not have Blood Potency added for the victim. Is that an oversight or true?
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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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Can people be Linchpins?

I'm writing up setting details for a Demon the Descent game, and I have a couple pieces of Infrastructure that, currently, have people as their Linchpins. Cultists embedded in the mortal functions to ...
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Patching new parents onto a Cover

In Demon, you can improve your covers by patching pieces of other peoples lives onto them. For example if someone, a NPC named Fiona, was known as a cat lover, you might pact with her to take her ...
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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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Does Iron Will cover supernatural rolls?

Iron will (GMCRU) grants you the ability to use your Resolve instead of the usual +3 when using willpower to contest or resist a social interaction. Does this include resisting or contesting ...
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Do Interlocks use only Finesse Attributes?

Page 250 of Demon says: The dice pool and effects of an Interlock should be based on the two Embeds. Use the Attribute from one and the skill from another, or if the appropriate dice pool remains ...
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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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Should availability be altered for non-US settings?

Certain items are more or less restricted in different countries. Some are more expensive (software in Australia etc.) And some are in less demand so less available. What is the best and/or simplest ...
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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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Qashmallim, and the similarity to Angels?

So I've been putting together a story in my chronicle, the premise in it is that the God Machine uses Pyros as sort of of fuel. The God Machine is using a Centimani to refine flux into Pyros. ...
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How to stat up and judge the challenge of supernatural NPCs

I'm a fairly new ST, though I've tried my hand at it before. I think I'm doing better this time but I'm realizing that I'm having trouble statting NPCs. I'm not sure how strong to make them in ...
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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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Can a signet ring be a transport infrastructure part?

I'm not sure about the following and thus my question if the ring would just be occult matrix part or transport infrastructure, or just a part of a transport infrastrucutre (especially what a demon ...

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