Questions tagged [werewolf-the-apocalypse]

Werewolf the Apocalypse is the original World of Darkness game in which players play Garou, lineages of humans who have been tasked by Gaea, the Spirit of the Earth, to serve her as warriors, and granted the ability to shape change to accomplish this, in the face of her imminent death.

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How many gifts can a Werewolf have active at once?

Most gifts have a duration and last until it expires (generally a scene). So, could a werewolf stack gifts like Razor Claws and Luna's Armor?
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Would garou tribes be alright with a kinsfolk joining the Second Inquisition? [closed]

Is there anything within lore, that might suggest as to whether different Garou groups who have them, would be alright with homid kinsfolk leaving them to try join the Second Inquisition/FIRSTLIGHT? ...
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Can totem boons raise characteristics over 5?

Some totems have the power to raise garou's attributes or abilities. However, the rules seem quite tricky and controversial on this issue, depending on the sources you check. Some say you gain, for ...
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What happens to dead Fomori corpses?

What happens to the physical form of a fomor after it’s dead, according to the WtA rulebooks? I’m preparing a city-based Werewolf game, so I and the players need to take body disposal into account to ...
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Are there any official adventures for non-werewolf shapeshifters?

I've recently picked up several breedbooks for Werewolf: The Apocalypse. While there appear to be many adventures for werewolves, I'm wondering if there are any intended for use by non-Garou changing ...
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Could an Ananasi actively try to care/have empathy?

Ananasi by default, after their First Change do not care about or possess empathy towards other people, becoming very emotionless and just seeing others as potential pawns and meat. But could an ...
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Vampire the Masquerade Discipline vs Werewolf Fetish

Recently, in a mixed WoD 20th Anniversary game, we came upon an unexpected problem. Phoebe's Veil - a level 3 Fetish, Gnosis 7 vs. Vampire Auspex While the Veil says, "Neither mundane creatures ...
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What's the equivalent age of a Metis' homid-form after their First Change?

With garou/fera, homid-born tend to have their First Change during adolescence or just after and the animal-born tend to have it as an adult. So obviously, homid-born would appear the age they are ...
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Could a Tremere get away with this for this long?

Trying to think of NPC concepts and when doing so, came across a question, although first I'll provide some quick context to hopefully make my issue clear: These NPCs are a mother and daughter family ...
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Can Vampires learn Gifts?

This is more an idle curiosity than a question I'm wondering about to actively use in a game. Reading on the path of enlightenment that Abominations are put onto, one of the Sins was listed as: ...
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Which of the 21 fictional companies listed as owned by Pentex in Book of the Wyrm are references to real companies?

The Werewolf supplement Book of the Wyrm describes the Pentex Corporation and other Wyrm-tainted stuff. Pages 37-39 list 21 fictional corporations owned by Pentex. A couple of these were instantly ...
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Can the rituals in tribe books be taken by anyone?

There are Werewolf: The Apocalypse supplements for each Garou tribe. The Red Talon tribe book (and perhaps others) include new rituals. The text in the rituals section, as well as the description of ...
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What if the players refuse to join the questing pack in the Valkenburg Foundation?

The Werewolf adventure The Valkenburg Foundation begins with the players being asked to join the Questing Pack. Their role in the questing pack is pivotal because it is the mechanism used to feed them ...
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What is “the beast”?

Umbra: The Velvet Shadow, a sourcebook for Werewolf: The Apocalypse, is about 150 pages of information on the various locations within the umbra. Approximately 2 column-inches of that is devoted to "...
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Where do the Bête stand on LGBT issues?

In a recent Werewolf session, our GM had us meet an informant in a gay club, and it raised an issue we never really explored before in this game. Our group of players is composed of people close to ...
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What does Fertile Essence mean for a female Mokolé?

As I was researching the Zhong Lung/Same-Bito connection, I came across a Zhong Lung Flaw that only appeared in the Breed Book 6 - Mokolé: Fertile Essence (1 point Flaw) You are filled with ...
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How to arrange the Werewolf Auspices to the days of a lunar month?

There are 5 Werewolf auspices, each with a "phase": Ragabash, New Moon Theurge, Crescent Moon Philodox, Half Moon Galliard, Gibbous Moon Ahroun, Full Moon How can I sort a full moon phase to each ...
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Kitsune Eji and the Cunning Renown

I am in a long-running game set in the African Ahadi. My character is a Kitsune Eji. Now, in the time we played, we have gathered renown mainly in the Honor and the Glory areas. Cunning isn't really ...
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What happens to shapeshifters born to a different species of animal?

We know that different races of Fera can share kin; in fact, I'll base the rest of the question on the Zhong Lung merit Same-Bito Kin: this allows you to play a Mokolé who is also Kin to Rokea. ...
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What was the name of this Werewolf band?

I remember that there was a Werewolf hard rock or metal band in some sourcebook, but I am having trouble finding it again. I know these pieces of the puzzle: There was certainly at least one Garou ...
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Does a lower, reactive Dodge Dice Pool replace the current Pool in W:tA 2nd edition?

Does a lower Dodge Dice Pool introduced via reactive Dodging replace (that is force a recalculation of) the current Pool in Werewolf: the Apocalypse, 2nd edition? P.226 of the core rulebook says the ...
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Do combatants have to assign dice from their pool to be able to move in combat?

How exactly does combat movement work in Werewolf: The Apocalypse (preferably the game's 2nd edition)? (Do combatants have to allocate at least one dice from their combat pool - itself being ...
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How can I speed up combat without seriously altering the rules? [closed]

What are some alternate (possibly widely accepted and used homebrew) rules that could help simplify and speed up combat in Werewolf: The Apocalypse, without disrupting the overall game balance? It's ...
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How does a spirit escape combat?

How does a spirit escape combat (in the Penumbra without utilizing any specific escape Charms) in Werewolf: the Apocalypse? What action does it take, and when, what does it roll against what trait or ...
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Page 189 of… which Werewolf Players Guide?

After long contemplation and because I lack access to the book and I don't know which I should track down second-hand, I ask the community: Hengeyokai (WW 03063, published 1998) references on page ...
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Werewolf: the Apocalypse's (canon) Garou population estimate?

How many Garou are out there according to the canon of Werewolf: the Apocalypse? I'd like to get as precise data as possible, possibly with a tribal breakdown, from any edition of the game, with ...
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How compatible is Werewolf: the Apocalypse 2e (1994) with pre-1994 sourcebooks?

Werewolf: the Apocalypse 2e was released back in 1994. There are a number of sourcebooks that didn't get updated for the 2nd edition for quite a while - if at all. My question is: How compatible are ...
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What is the benefit Kitsune have over other Fera when learning Gifts not on their lists?

There's a rules change from the Werewolf: The Apocalypse sourcebook Hengeyokai to the 20th anniversary edition of Werewolf (reference d as W20) that was presented in the supplement Changing Breeds (...
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Can a Garou create a fetish using bones of another Garou?

Recently I started a Werewolf table. A Metis Uktena Theurge wants to have a dagger made from his mother's femur. This fetish would be weak (level 2) and the power is still being discussed. I know ...
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Corax and the Curse

We have a group of characters (in the oWoD) that stumbled upon a kinfolk played by another player. He now senses the rage of the changing breeds (two garou and a corax), otherwise known as the curse. ...
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Can the base damage of a Sorcerous Fetish be raised?

In the new MET Werewolf book, one of the options for a Fetish is the Sorcerous cantrip, which inflicts a damage of one. Is there any way to raise that damage with Fetish or Equipment Qualities?
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How can a Mage activate a Talen?

I'm running a crossover game and I'd like to reward one of the Mage's with a Talen as he's helped a shifter accomplish their goal. However Talens require a Gnosis roll to activate them so how can a ...
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Is there any canon on who chooses a deed name, in character?

As a cub becoming a Cliath during gameplay, who selects the Deed Name for the character within the game world? I've only seen one instance of this brought up in the novels and that takes place at a ...
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What does a red left eye mean?

In the "When Will You Rage?" anthology (classic WoD fiction), background characters are referred to as having a red left eye. I also seem to remember this particular bit being brought up in other ...
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What happens when stepping sideways?

Planning a 20A edition OWoD game and creating an ambush from some Garou. Simply put, the old "wait in the Penumbra and go jack-in-the-box when the enemy is in position" gag. So my question is what ...
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Rite of Talisman Dedication, Containers & Pockets

A Werewolf game encountered a little problem coming from the wording of the "Rite of Talisman Dedication", that hasn't really changed since 2nd edition: Cut to the base effect, one can bind an object ...
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Is it possible to make a character who's a mixture of character types from the differnet World of Darkness games?

In the setting of the Classic World of Darkness, is it possible to make a character who's a mixture of character types from the different WoD games? I mean, make a Werewolf that can use the Mage ...
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What would a child of a ghoul and a werewolf be?

I know that if two ghouls have a child, a revenant is born, though it is hard to predict what exactly it will be. Revenants are already stable families, so it is definitely another revenant of the ...
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What is a typical Renown reward per game?

For years I played Werewolf the Apocalypse, but we never bothered to track Renown, because it was complex and a bit confusing. There's three and a half pages of example rewards and penalties, but ...
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Are Gnosis rolls made with Permanent or Temporary Gnosis?

My GM and I are confused about whether you roll your Permanent or Temporary Gnosis when making a Gnosis Roll. What is the proper choice, and what pages specify it?
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How does Level come to play with Fetishes?

I do not manage to understand how Level affects Fetishes. The rules (at least those which I have, W20 translated into Spanish) talk about Gnosis several times, but I do not find anything about Level, ...
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How are free points used?

In my translated version of Werewolf The Apocalypse, 20th Anniversary, it reads that the 15 free points on character creation can be used in two different ways: On page 114, the 15 free points are to ...
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Is there a use for 'Replenishment of the Flesh'?

In the W20 Changing Breeds book, on page 66, there's this Anansi gift: Replenishment of the Flesh (Level Two) — The Ananasi may summon spiders and insects to join with her flesh, healing her. She ...
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What fetishes work with natural weapons in Lupus or Hispo?

I'm going to be playing a lupus with a focus on Bite attacks in an upcoming game. I'm aware of a few totems and gifts that enhance natural attacks, but I'm looking for fetishes to help out.
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Use permanent or temporary willpower for gifts?

In Werewolf the Apocalypse, 20th Anniversary edition, there is a gift called Jam Weapon. It states: The Garou shouts an ancient word of power and grace and spends a Gnosis point. The player rolls ...
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How Do I Assassinate a Vampire or Garou?

I'm playing a character in a Werewolf game and I'd like to play a sniper or soldier who specialises in Firearms. It seems from my limited understanding of the rules that it's quite hard to kill a ...
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Difference in Core Mechanics between Revised Edition and W20?

I've joined a long running group playing Werewolf but whereas I've got the 20th Anniversary PDF rulebook they're playing from the Revised Edition rulebooks and supplements. I'd like to discuss the ...
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How many Supernatural Creatures are there per 'X' population?

I don't have many of the White Wolf books so this is a mystery to me. In the 'standard' World of Darkness (revised edition if it matters) how many supernatural creatures are there likely to be per ...
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Which Ananasi Book is Complete?

I've recently joined a group of people playing Werewolf the Apocalypse and I'd like to create an Ananasi character. However it seems to be difficult to work out which book is the right one to get. As ...
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Impact of Obtenebration on the (Pen)Umbra

Let's assume a Garou and a Lasombra meet each other in battle. The Lasombra uses an Obtenebration power like Arms of the Abyss and the Garou steps sideways into the Umbra. What would he see? My take ...