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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 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 ...
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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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Hellfire guns as a gadget [closed]

Hellfire doesn't really seem to be a broad range of powers, and I don't see much way of altering it for a gadget.. is the fact that a Hellfire imbued gun wouldn't be able to imbue other guns enough? ...
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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 the Demon discern the Vampires influence on Hunter retroactively?

In my Hunter the Vigil chronicle, the players were doing a good job of not talking to people, and IMHO, abused one of my NPCs, Ariana, to "go do it for them". It refers to investigating a Demon, Sarah,...
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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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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 ...
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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 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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Electronic pacts

Demon the Descent suggest that pacts must exist on something that'll have at least some level of permanence, a pact can not be written in wet sand. It suggest several mediums such as paper, and flesh, ...
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Do demons have gender? can their covers gender differ?

Since a demon's appearance is just a cover (I think?) if, say a female demon (do demons actually have gender?) were to acquire a male's role, would the demon appear male in that cover? this is only ...
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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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Where can I read more about the demonic tattoos from Mortal Remains?

In Mortal Remains, on p124 it discusses Fiendish Flaws. A tattoo-like glyph on the demon’s forearm that’s visible through clothing. I presume this is a Demon the Descent thing, but ...
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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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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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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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Where is “Create Influence” documented?

The phrase "Create Influence" shows up a few times like a noun in the text, however, I'm only able to find two references in the text to it, and those are using it. I'm assuming it's documented under ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...