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Demon: The Descent (nwod:DtD) is a supernatural game for the 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 ...

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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 ...
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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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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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DTF to DTD conversion confusion about cover

After reading through the translation guide time and again I'm still not 100% sure what the intention is. Does torment replace cover now or is it just in addition to it? If the later what comes to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Mortal infrastructure

A straight forward question as I had a discussion there with a player of mine: Infrastructure is a physical arrangement of materials and manpower. It is the vacuum cleaner in the closet that ...
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is there any risk of exploited gadgets causing compromise?

Demon the Descent p187 Whatever the change, an Exploited gadget is never mistaken for mundane. At best a Demon might be able to pass one off as a prop or toy, but that is unlikely to fool a ...
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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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Can a Demon collect a Soul Pact on supernatural entities?

Can a demon make a soul pact with Supernatural entities? My gut instinct says no, they can make pacts but not soul pact, but I haven't confirmed this. I'm primarily interested in Vampires but it doesn'...
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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 ...