Questions tagged [world-of-darkness]

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How does a Hold or Clinch maneuver interact with the blind fighting rules in Vampire: The Masquerade v20?

Say two kindred are clinching one another, or one performs a Hold maneuver on another, in blind fighting conditions (in pitch darkness for example). Let's say one of them is Gangrel with Eyes of the ...
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Can World of Darkness vampires drink water?

Vampires in "Vampire: the Masquerade" can't eat normal food. Not only do they not get any nourishment out of it, it tastes foul to them and if they swallow it they'll immediately vomit (...
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How can a mage gain quintessence besides gathering at a node?

In M20 there doesn't appear to be many given methods for recharging quintessence beyond finding a wellspring or finding some tass. (Unless you are at prime 5 in which case you can just make nodes ...
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Detecting Magick use by using the Prime Sphere

I have a Mage: the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition game running and one of the players played a game of Mage the Ascension Second Edition before that with a different Storyteller. In that ...
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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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At which point does growing plants require quintessence?

In Mage: the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition, you need quintessence to create things from nothing. With the life sphere 3 dots (+ prime 2 dots), you can create simple life (including plants) with a ...
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How do you pronounce “chasse”?

My group just started a new chronicle and we're trying to figure out how to say "chasse" out loud. Chasse This Trait describes how well stocked, vulnerable, and rich the domain is as a ...
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What happens when a Changeling dies on the Dreaming?

On Changeling: The Dreaming 20th Anniversary, I find two seemingly contradictory texts. On page 291, speaking of chimerical death: Those who suffer a chimerical death while in the Dreaming ...
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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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Calculating Modified V5 Dice Probabilities with AnyDice

My game uses 5th edition rules with a house rule where 1s subtract successes and 10s count as two successes. 2s through 5s count as no successes and 6s through 9s count as single successes as normal. ...
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How to count the number of successes in a very large dice pool more easily?

What is a good way to roll a large number of dice and count how many of them "succeed" (i.e. meet or exceed a set target number)? I'm playing a game called Aberrant that uses the Storyteller ...
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Does increasing the dice pool make messy criticals more likely?

I just read the mechanics for dice rolling in Vampire: the Masquerade 5th edition and something is bothering me. It seems to me that the larger your dicepool is, the more likely it is to get a messy ...
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Generation vs Blood Potency question

My players and I were wondering about an aspect of Generation vs. Blood Potency. It states on page 149 that character with a Generation of 10 gets a blood potency of 2. We were wondering if the +1 ...
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How can fallen interact with vampires?

I will be running a Demon The Fallen game where the players will be facing off against an earthbound with infernalist vampire servants. So I am semi expecting my players to seek out local vampires to ...
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Can you get a Blood Bond by feeding off another Kindred's ghoul?

A ghoul is a human that feeds on Kindred Blood, and can have Kindred blood in their system. So it follows that another Kindred feeding from a ghoul could risk becoming blood bonded to the ghoul's ...
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How should players purchase supernatural backgrounds when using a Prelude?

Hunter: The Reckoning has a concept of of a "prelude". A prelude is essentially a one-shot or one-session adventure which tells the story of how a normal, mundane human became called to the ...
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What do the symbols in the header of Hunter-Net Mean?

Hunter-Net is the messageboard/list serv archive that the Imbued use in Hunter: The Reckoning. The header to the site looks like this: What do the symbols (hunter code) in the header mean? The symbol ...
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What does Carpenter169's prophecy mean?

In The Walking Dead, a book for Hunter: The Reckoning, the character Carpenter169 delivers a prophecy on hunter-net: The hour of flame comes and the Emperor of Hell manifests. The twin-souled ...
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How does thin-blood alchemy interact with passive powers?

As I run Vampire the Masquerade v5 with some thin-blood players, a lot of question goes on the thin blood alchemy, even if I haven't the situation at my table yet. One of them is how does thin-blood ...
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What happens if a thin-blood diablerizes another vampire?

Let's say that a thin-blood has diablerized another vampire who isn't a thin-blood, so it is now a 13th generation vampire of the clan of their victim. What happens to their learned disciplines (via ...
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Did I understand how thin-blood alchemy distilation methods work right?

Long ago, I prepared a Vampire the Masquerade 5E chronicle and asked a lot of questions about the thin-blooded. After a short time, my players decided to play non thin-blooded characters. Now, I want ...
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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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Looking for a ritual I saw somewhere that can resurrect a kindred after final death

I am looking for a ritual I saw somewhere that can resurrect a kindred after final death. This is what I remember: I am sure it was in one of the Dark Ages books. It wasn't traditional blood magic. ...
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What factors led to the poor reception and early cancellation of Wraith: The Oblivion?

Wraith: The Oblivion was published by White Wolf Games in 1994, but cancelled in 1999. Many of the books during the run show signs of being compressed together. While White Wolf typically published ...
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I heard of a famous Lasombra build, and I wonder how does one make it work?

I'm a DM for D&D and Vampire the Masquerade. After I looked on some D&D multiclass builds that could break my games (and gave me ideas for bosses), I searched some builds for Vampire: the ...
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How can I handle a player who seems to utilize skills their characters don't have?

Well the tag is slightly misleading as these players do not cause problems. However I have encountered several players who exhibit skills their real life counterpart has without actually metagaming. ...
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What prevents a Fallen from getting an arbitrary number of thralls?

I have been reading the Demon The Fallen corebook and obtaining a thrall seems like a relatively easy thing and quite useful for the demon, allowing them to boost their followers and if they have ...
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Is Oblivion power Arms of Ahriman underwhelming or am I doing it wrong?

2-dot power Arms of Ahriman is the signature power of the Lasombra, allowing them to create shadow tentacles that attack their foes - except in V5 this power seems weaker than a punch. The way I ...
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Does torpor heal a vampire without spending blood?

I was looking for confirmation in the 20th Anniversary Edition of Vampire the Masquerade about what health level a vampire would be at if it fell into torpor from damage and then rose from torpor. I ...
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How can I enforce a low-power level in Mage: The Ascension?

I'm preparing for a Mage:The Ascension game as a storyteller. While my players and I enjoy many aspects of Mage and World of Darkness in general, we would like a much lower power level than seems ...
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Do “editions” of White Wolf products across product lines correspond to one another?

White Wolf has published a variety of product lines. Each product line has multiple editions. Do the editions of various games line up intuitively? For example, I have a smattering of books from both ...
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How can I tell which version a classic World of Darkness book is for? [duplicate]

I'm a novice in the World of Darkness games. Most of my books are purchased piece-meal through game stores. This answer has been incredibly helpful in laying out the various games and editions that ...
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How can I maximize the value of Appearance for a sidhe?

I am preparing a character for my first Changeling:The Dreaming second edition game. I've opted for a sidhe, which come with this ability: Sidhe get two extra dots of Appearance during character ...
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What level of Prime is required to use Tass?

I'm confused about what level of Prime is required to use Tass in the Mage 20th Anniversary Edition rules. In the main rulebook the following statements are made: M20 Rulebook: p 332: "To absorb ...
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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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Can the effects of the combo discipline Bliss stack?

The combination discipline Bliss (V20, Lore of the Clans, Dominate ••, Presence •••) is described as allowing any virtues for a willing target to be temporarily raised on a successful roll. It doesn't ...
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Merits of Dresden Files over World of Darkness [closed]

For someone who is already moderately familiar with the World of Darkness (not Chronicles of Darkness) setting and its lore, what are, if any, rationales for jumping ship to Dresden Files instead? Now,...
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How do I purchase edges?

I'm creating a new character for Hunter: The Reckoning. My virtues are Zeal (3 dots). How do I buy my edges? The short guide on page 84 of the Reckoning book says "edges (according to your Virtue ...
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What happens on Embrace?

If I roll up a human or kinfolk in Old World of Darkness and I am embraced by a vampire, what happens? Where are the rules to convert a human to a vampire?
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Gift that adds Difficulty

I heard there is a reflexive gift that allows one to pay variable gnosis to add a +2 difficulty per gnosis spent to attacks aimed at the targets mind. Does anyone know of a gift that is like this?
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Adding to blacksmithing in VTM

In a VTM 20th campaign I'm playing a Ventrue vampire that is a modern age blacksmith, he have an architect nature and crafting is his life. Now, he really likes to craft weapons, mainly swords, and ...
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Turning VTM battles more dynamic

I'm playing a VTM 20th edition campaign with my friends, and they are really liking it, the only thing that is not great is the combat. Sometimes the group battle just one or two enemies, and it's ...
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Are there any supplements for chinese mages in dark ages?

I was thinking of trying running a one shot for Mage taking place in China during 13th century however I seem unable to find any supplement describing mages that were at China. I do not wish to use ...
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Which books contain information about Giovanni ghouls?

I will attend a LARP in about a month, and my role will be a Giovanni ghoul. But I know pretty much nothing about Giovanni besides the fact that they are an Italian criminal syndicate, and I ...
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Do other powers that mention “ground” have the same restrictions as Earth Meld (Protean)?

I see several powers in V20 Dark Ages that mention "ground" or "soil" in their description (though not always in the System portion of the description). Protean 4 - Earth Meld (or Interred in the ...
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Pentex African Killer Bees!

Welcome to Pentex Labs! We have everything to destroy nature: Banes, Vampires, Reality Warpers! Now, my boss wants to weaponize Bees. He wants them to be super deadly, he wants them to destroy cacao -...
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Is there an easy way to know what edition a World of Darkness sourcebook is?

I've recently started getting into World of Darkness and I'm realizing there are 5 different editions of sourcebooks: First edition Second edition Revised (3rd) edition V20 (4th) edition Fifth ...
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How can I tell a player to stop something without seeming like I'm restricting them too much?

I have been running VtM in the form of the players playing as ghouls however one of my recent players has made a charmer character. I am okay with characters wanting to get laid however he considers ...
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Is there any difference between original prints and PoD (Print on Demand) source books?

Regarding source books by Onyx Path/White Wolf (for the World of Darkness), is there any difference between original prints and PoD (Print on Demand) source books? Basically, is there a way to know ...
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How to create a Vampire Dark Ages 20th edition character? [closed]

I'm a novice of the World of Darkness, the lore lured me in. I've bought the Vampire Dark Ages 20th edition (last available afaik) and I'm ready to get into DM'ing ! At least that was the point. I'm ...

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