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Demon: The Descent (CoD:DtD) is a supernatural game for the Chronicles of Darkness (formerly known as 'new' World of Darkness), with God Machine Rules Update. It focuses on Demons, the fallen Angels of the God-Machine. Demons are Angels who have gained free will have left the God Machine, and the God Machine wants them back, or at least neutralised.

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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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Do bonuses from the Hallowed Ground Numen add dice or successes?

The Hallowed Ground numen states: The angel decrees what will be and fate works to help humans comply. Anyone who hears the angel’s decree and acts towards fulfilling its goal adds the angel’s Rank ...
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Can a demon temporarily borrow a person's entire life through a Pact?

A pact can give a demon a temporary cover. In the book Demon: Interface, an example of a transferable pact is given: Gaunt pays Yuri a visit and promises to save his business by improving Yuri’s ...
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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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Can an angel's Cover degrade?

The rules for angels having Cover versus the Mortal Mask Numina are a bit unclear. However, I assume that since the DtD core book refers to angels having Cover, that this is the mechanism by which ...
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How do angels stay materialized for long-term missions?

In "Demon: The Descent" (p.348) we learn Materialization lasts for one hour per success on the activating roll. When the duration ends, the entity fades back into Twilight. Physical contact with a ...
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Minimum steps required to generate a burnable Cover before Going Loud

Let's assume that you are a demon in DtD and plan to Go Loud, or at least think you have a good chance to have to do so. You don't want to lose your only cover, so you decide to generate a second, ...
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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 is the penalty on the compromise roll when going full Demon in total privacy?

One of the few, reliable ways to regain Aether in Demon: The Descent is to go full Demon (but not going Loud). This gives you one Aether point. Going full Demon calls for a compromise role with a ...
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What is the motivation for demons to maintain their Cover?

I am still trying to understand the fundamental dynamics of Demon: The Descent. One of the main elements is a character's "Cover" - her appearance as a normal human. Loss of cover means discovery by ...
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What is the density of Infrastructure?

How common is Infrastructure in Demon: The Descent? That is, should a Demon expect there to be several pieces of it in every town? Is it as common as Starbucks (every few blocks in an urban setting)...
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Can a person trade away memory of a pact in the same pact?

When a person trades away part of themselves to a demon in DtD, the demon and the person signing the pact both remember the "true" past, but almost everyone else does not. (It's a bit fussy about how ...
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How would omitting Ciphers affect play in Demon: The Descent?

I am intrigued by Demon: The Descent, but it seems like the game is weighted down by inelegant vocabulary and rules. One particular element is that each Demon has a Cipher - a set of four special "...
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Can there be Agendas in Demon: The Descent *not* oriented about the God Machine?

The Agendas listed in Demon: The Descent seem pretty limited. (They are Inquisitor, Saboteur, Integrator and Tempter). Everything seems fundamentally obsessed the the God-Machine. What about ...
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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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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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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 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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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 does soul transfer affect soulpacts?

When a demon makes a soul pact with another being the rules are quite clear. But some creatures in wod have the ability to steal souls and devour them OR even to switch out souls in bodies (like the ...
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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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How would the addition or removal of age affect those involved in a pact?

After doing some research on this site, I found the answer to the question of how a demon would heal someone with a pact, mechanically, in "When does a demon become "someone else" in a Cover?" The ...
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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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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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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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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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Can spending a point of Willpower mitigate ANY compromise roll?

On page 114 of DtD, the book says that a player can spend a point of Willpower to avoid compromise rolls in the case of using an Exploit. Am I correct in assuming that spending the point of Willpower ...
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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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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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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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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 ...