Questions tagged [demon-the-descent]

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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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What is this “black mist” in Demon?

On p120 of Mortal Remains, it mentions a black mist (which rather reminds me of the demons from Supernatural). Unlike voyeurs, who tend to be invisible, devourers exist more in the physical, ...
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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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Does “going loud” allow you to take the extra demonic form pieces?

Here are the rules for "Going Loud" Going loud allows the demon to completely heal any lethal or bashing damage and shrug off any Tilts affecting her. In addition to this, when the demon goes ...
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When does a demon “become someone else” in a Cover?

So from what I've read in Demon: the Descent, it feels like covers can manifest in 2 ways? First is when a demon becomes someone else quite literally, the demon becomes Bob. Second is when the Demon ...
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How would a demonic pact for home, and deceased wife and child work?

I've just wrapped up-ish the back story of a character. The story is that his wife and child were killed by a Strix (he doesn't know the Strix part yet), on his Hunt a Demon is going to offer him a ...
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Can I collapse my huge demon?

The demon form modification Huge Size (DtD Core Rulebook): Appearance: When the demon takes on his demonic form, he grows out of his skin into a huge monster. And the demon form technology ...
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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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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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Do Advanced Form and Terrible Form interact how I think they do?

Terrible Form is a style merit that lets you gain a modification, then a technology, then a propulsion and finally an extra process. It seems designed this way to limit early access to the more ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How does Demon: the Descent handle the common problems with Splinters and Time Travel?

So the main Demon the Descent features a campaign seed based on time travel but it doesn't discuss the "common" time travel issues such as causing a paradox, meeting yourself in the past, or reasons ...
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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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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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What happens to a graft if the “donor” dies?

I've seen there are rules for grafts in case the donor "goes loud". If the donor goes loud you loose the graft and it can have some nasty side effects. But what happens if instead he dies/is destroyed?...
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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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How to avoid having Dominate or Devil's Advocate dominate play

We're playing nWoD 2e and I've got a mixed group with a demon and a vampire in it. They are using the vampire power Dominate and the demon power Devil's Advocate quite extensively, and have even ...
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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 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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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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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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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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Breaking up the Plasma Drive Propulsion

Every Demon starts with Propulsion in Demon Form. It is difficult and limited to get additional Propulsions, but not impossible. Propulsions are (as the name suggests) movement abilities, though many ...
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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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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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Clarifications about the demonic exploit: Show of power

Got a question about the exploit: Show of power (or more like a few questions that come down to a single one): What does it do / what does it do? -Dicepool: What is if none of the supernatural type ...