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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Is there a prescribed way to address a vampire Prince?

In our Chronicles of Darkness game, my (mortal human) character has reason to send correspondence to the local vampire prince. Is there a specific form of address to use towards them? My character ...
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Show of Power used to emulate a merit such as Armor of Scars

Say a demon meets a vampire that uses Armor of Scars (Night Horrors: Immortal Sinners p.101) at merit level 4 (4 dots in the merit). If the demon uses Armor of Scars through Show of Power, would that ...
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What is the Destiny Merit?

It was alluded to in The God-Machine Chronicle rules update: INFRASTRUCTURE Description: The subject of this Condition is within the sphere of influence of an angel. ... In addition, ...
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Can a Demon be possessed by Spirits?

I assume a demon cannot be possessed by a spirit. Is this correct? I'm not finding it in any of the rule books.
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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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Are other supernaturals resistant to reality changes brought by demons and angels?

As we know The god machine can create new covers for its angels (like a brother appearing out of thin air, ...). Demons on the other hand can become someones spouse, brother, .... . Now I'm wondering ...
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Stabilizing someone who's bleeding out

Under Injury and Healing in nWoD 2e (Chronicles of Darkness): if a character has all her Health boxes full of lethal damage — she’s bleeding out. She can’t recover from that without urgent ...
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Can you use Partitioned Memory from DSG then use The Look and Walls of Jericho

Could a demon use "Partitioned Memory" in turn 1. -from DSG --Partitioned Memory allows the demon to perform two mental actions. Then use "The Look" on the same turn as using "Walls of Jericho"? -...
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Does the New World of Darkness have a Dark Ages book?

Other than the Dark Era books, is there a source book for Chronicles of Darkness for running games set in the Dark Ages? The Dark Era books have good thematic information but are a bit light on ...
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List of all published books for Chronicles of Darkness Second Edition

Is there a comprehensive list somewhere of all published works for Chronicles of Darkness, 2nd Edition? I've tried Onyx Publishing but I am having trouble finding a complete listing of only second ...
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Do vampires get tired?

Do vampires in Requiem 2nd edition get physically tired or exhausted from physical activities such as running, exercise or lifting weights? I can't seem to find any reference to that in any of the ...
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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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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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Where are the rules for drowning or suffocation?

How does drowning/suffocation work in Chronicles of Darkness? I don't see rules for it in the core book.
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Seeing in the Dark: Penalties?

In the Chronicle of Darkness book, there's a Tilt and Condition for being blind. What about for varying levels of darkness - is there a way to gradient the penalty that anyone knows of, or would you ...
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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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Do Demons in Demonform need to Eat/Drink/Sleep? [duplicate]

Demonform is quite inhuman. Fluff-wise, it would not be unreasonable to be, for example, a collection of gleaming steel limbs orbiting a dazzling diamond core, with a glowing, radar-encrusted spun-...
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Which cover takes a cover-loss incurred while in Demon form?

It is possible to roll compromise and lose cover while in Demon form. In fact, just being in Demon form requires a cover roll every scene (at increasing penalties), and that is before exploits and ...
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What is a Derangement?

The Chronicles of Darkness core rulebok mentions the following under the Rapture Numina (p.138): If the victim fails a Resolve + Supernatural Tolerance roll, she gains a temporary derangement for ...
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Should I let the player change her mind after telling her the modifiers?

This is a basic question, but I never remember the correct way. In World of Darkness (both 1e and 2e), you can alter the pool dice with modifiers, from -5 to +5, which are applied after the pool dice ...
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How to cast Crippling Depression with Mind 4?

I have Mind 4 and want to incapacitate a target in a nonlethal way (e.g., capturing enemy spies alive). I think Befuddle can do something like what I want, but it is touch only and I need range but ...
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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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Who controls a PC's companions?

During the first session, one player created a PC that has 2 companions. Do the rules say whether the GM or the player controls these companions?
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Should breaking points repeat?

Since "the character is the victim of a supernatural attack" constitutes a breaking point, if the PC is attacked again by the same "supernatural force", should he get another breaking point as well? ...
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Changing Spell Factors

To change a spell factor within a block of factors (ie - Standard or Advanced) is there reach involved or just the dice penalty? On a related note, under common Reach effects it mentions changing the ...
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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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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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Is the spell Words of Truth affected by sympathy?

Words of Truth on page 168 of the new Mage: the Awakening 2nd edition lets you impart a true message to the spell's subjects: subjects of this spell can hear her and understand her clearly, ...
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Is cleanse pattern lasting, otherwise what does extra potency provide?

Cleanse Pattern is on page 168 of the new edition of Mage the Awakening and says: With this spell, a mage removes the tell-tale signs of Awakened interference. But it's primary spell factor is ...
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Can secret room affect spaces acquired by merits?

Secret room is on page 178 of the new edition of Mage the Awakening, and stated it can increase the space of a room: the subject space’s volume is increased or decreased a number of steps along ...
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Does unbound fate repel time magic?

Unbound Fate is a level four attainment on page 195 of Mage the awakening 2nd edition that says: The mage can reflexively repel deleterious magic that will or could harm her fate. She can resist ...
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How does temporal stutter use potency?

Temporal stutter is on page 191 of the new Mage the awakening 2nd Edition. The spell throws the victim forward for the spell's duration, but the text makes no mention of using potency. How does ...
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Are fae ephemeral and or supernal entities in Mage 2E?

Fae are mentioned in the section on ephemeral entities in the new Chronicles of Darkness book Mage: the Awakening. Bans & Banes All ephemeral and Supernal entities suffer from a mystical ...
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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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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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How does Clairvoyant sight work in regards to covers?

If someone using that form ability knows only one cover of someone and tries to find that cover would he see the demon in question even if he has a different cover active? (one which he does not know ...
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Can Clairvoyant sight be used to see someone in another dimension?

The form ability can be used to see someone one has met recently regardless of the physical distance. So far I understand it, but what is about another dimension thus in the shadow or underworld while ...
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Does the translated Aura of Vitality form power affect only one target?

The wording in the Demon Translation Guide for converting the D:tF power Aura of Vitality into D:tD rules is a bit confusing. Despite being an Aura, its wording uses “target” singular. Is it now that,...
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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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What type of emotions are ephemerals able to have?

The NWoD 2.0 rules changed quite a lot in terms of how ephemerals work. It generalized them and unified them. Now as rank 1 automatons are more or less automatons still, I had a talk with a mage ...
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Can I see errors in angelic covers with wits+composure?

I think I've read somewhere that you can use wits+composure to see small errors...tells in angelic covers but didn't find the passage. Am I right that that is somewhere? Or was it a wrong memory?
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Economy incept vs Mage Sight and Scrutinize Resonance

I'm having some trouble with the angels' Economy incept. It's clear that when a power affects the angel, the power's activator must pay (rank) energy. But what about Mage Sight? If a mage uses Mage ...
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Is the new werewolf spirit sight an automatic identification of Duguthim?

With their new rules werewolves can watch the twilight spirits automatically and see them. Regardless which senses they actually use. Now my question is though what does that mean if it comes to the ...
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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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How are heroes created?

Skimming trough half the book time and again I didn't find it: under what circumstances how (ruleswise) are heroes created?
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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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Is there a fan maintained list of god-machine chronicles virtues and vices?

GMC opens the door for a much wider selection of virtues and vices the new World of Darkness. The rules update moves away from cardinal sins and virtues, the book then lists a handful of each. I'm ...
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Can supernatural beings be possessed and claimed by spirits?

I'm not sure about the spirit rules. Can supernatural beings be claimed or possessed? (Didn't find any excepiton that says they cannot)
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What Fictional Businesses exist in nWoD? [closed]

I'm thinking that I want to ask my players to be employed within a given list of organizations, to flesh out the list I'd like to include some of the known in world companies. These shouldn't be ...
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Which nWoD books mention Detroit?

Which new World of Darkness books talk about Detroit? I know at least one book mentions the city, I'm not sure if it's more than that.