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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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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Is there any canon lore reason why urban werewolves haven't destroyed vampires (or vice versa)?

Werewolf: The Apocalypse has a couple of tribes of urban werewolves: the Glass Walkers and the Bone Gnawers. Plus those members of the Black Spiral Dancers who hang about in Pentex boardrooms or areas ...
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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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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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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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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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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 (in the first edition) list 21 fictional corporations owned by Pentex. A couple of ...
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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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On Werewolves and Plastic Surgery

A peculiar situation arose on a Werewolf: The Apocalypse game I'm taking part as secondary storyteller. During a session conducted by our main storyteller, one of our players brought up the idea of ...
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How does a young Garou choose a tribe?

I'm working on a character concept involving a Garou born to a Get of Fenris father and Silent Strider kinfolk, with backstory reaching to the Nazi Germany "scout" camps for German girls ("League of ...
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How do the Garou detect each other?

This is another Werewolf: Wild West question. The Garou litany states ‘The veil shall not be lifted’, so a Werewolf will avoid revealing their true nature whilst in human society. If the player ...
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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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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 was the name of this Werewolf band?

I remember that there was a Werewolf hard rock or metal band in some pre W20 sourcebook, but I am having trouble finding it again. I know these pieces of the puzzle: There was certainly at least one ...
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Is there a full-text version of the Litany?

The quick and dirty "precepts" are readily available in many different sources; but I've looked everywhere I can think of, all the way back to 1st edition material, and cannot find the full ...
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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 ...
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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 life-...
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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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How are Werewolf traits balanced?

I'm not a skilled Werewolf: the Apocalypse player. One thing that has always surprised me is that Gnosis, Willpower and Rage are calculated from Breed, Tribe and Auspice. But I don't know how it is ...
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How do you handle multiple actions that do not require dice-pools?

This specifically relates to Werewolf: Wild West, but I’m aware that most WoD uses similar rules. Aside from spending Rage points, the main way to perform multiple actions in Werewolf is to ‘split’ ...
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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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Watching an obfuscated vampire from the umbra

I've been told that Werewolves can peek into Earth from the Umbra. Also, I was told that they can distinctly perceive magical and supernatural effects that are present in the area they're observing. ...
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Werewolves in space?

We all know Werewolves are badass, that they can rip apart puny humans and mages and everything. They travel around the world on moon-bridges and through the Penumbra, ripping apart Pentax, Wyrm and ...
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Rules for Classic World of Darkness Abomination?

Were there ever rules published for Abominations? They were suburban legends, never meant to be, at least not as PCs, but I'm curious what mechanical and narrative elements defined them. I felt like ...
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Trait maximums for Werewolves

What are the maximum dots for a Werewolf's traits? I know at least their physical attributes can increase past 5 with various forms, Gifts, and probably a few other things, but those are temporary. ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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How do I calculate damage?

In W:TA how do I calculate the damage from an attack? As an example, consider Lina. Her stats in homid form are: Strength (1), Dexterity (2), Melee (3). She uses a pool cue (using the stats from a ...
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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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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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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'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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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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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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On Werewolves and Hybrid Metis

I'm the secondary storyteller for a Werewolf: The Apocalypse game. Our group is made out of mostly urban figures - specially Glass Walkers and Bone Gnawlers - playing out a very finance-oriented pack ...
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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 I dodge if I don't have the initiative?

It seems every World of Darkness game from the Revised edition allows defensive actions at any point of turn, even if you don't have initiative. I have read it in Vampire: the Masquerade, Mage: the ...
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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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Can fetishes or talens step sideways by themselves?

In my Werewolf game, the players have to assassinate someone. A rank 1 theurge wants to shoot the target with a sniper rifle. But they want to make the bullet a talen that enters the Umbra when it’s ...
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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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Capturing a sneaky Bane

Our Kaganmadi just encountered a Bane last round, that is sneaky and tries to influence a Bête by whispering to them sneakily. Now we had stopped at a cliffhanger, having found out the following: A ...
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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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Werewolf: the Apocalypse auspice name etymologies

As part of his question about the etymologies of the auspice names in Werewolf: The Forsaken, @OpaCitiZen discusses the origins of "theurge": What I'm looking for: I remember, for example, that the ...
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Metis Silver Fang - is such thing even possible?

When it comes to treating metis born Garou, I know that from one side of the spectrum we have Children of Gaia/Bone Gnawers that treat them as equal, on the other: Fianna who see them as monsters and ...
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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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In Werewolf W20, how does dice splitting work with no-roll Gift activation?

If I have a Gift that says, "spend a point of Gnosis: stuff happens", can I use this Gift while performing a normal action in the same turn ? If so, how would dice splitting work in this ...
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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?