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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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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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Vampire V5 Old Tremere [closed]

Vampire 5th changed a lot about clan flaws and even more about the Tremere. Now, since we want to play the new system in the Dark Ages as well, I'll definitely need to have an alternative flaw for ...
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WoD in anydice: rolling for minimum number of successes

We all know how to roll dice in WoD in anydice, but I stand in front of a different yet related problem: There are some gifts (for example eye pluck for Corax) [and other powers] that demand a ...
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Can I use older source books for Vampire the Masquerade 5th edition?

I have been interested in Vampire the Masquerade for quite a while, having first come into interest about it in a small D&D discord group. I've collected many books over a small amount of time ...
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How can I bypass an elder vampire's Fortitude?

I am fighting a 6th Gen with Fortitude 4. I am a 13th Gen with one discipline at rank 5 (Thaumaturgy) Blood path. I have some good stats for my occult and intelligence, but the problem is the ...
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Efficacy of the Potence discipline

If a character of normal (human) strength receives a dot in the Potence discipline, how much stronger does that actually make him? It gives him an automatic success on Strength checks, but can he bend ...
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What is the advantage of wielding two swords as an ambidextrous combatant vs. wielding a single sword?

In Vampire: The Masquerade, one of my NPCs was a dual-sword-wielding Assamite with the ambidextrous merit. In the rules, I did not find specifics about dual-wielding in melee other than a short ...
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How much experience should a vampire of a given age have?

I'm creating a setting for a Kindred of the East chronicle and I'm not sure how many discipline points or virtues characters should have. There was an old trick in V:tM that consisted in giving an ...
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Can a vampire learn a (innate) discipline from a ghoul?

I'm playing a Vampire the Masquerade dark ages game. My character, a nosferatu, has (for character specific reasons) never learned the Animalism discipline. Her ghoul however did learn it from another ...
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How to handle lowering Generation to third or lower with Blood of Potency?

Blood of Potency (Path of Blood •••) allows lowering one's Generation, and this power is very underestimated: noone among those who I asked has seen it's great potential. With appropriate ...
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Where do I put my focus on my character sheet?

I'm making my first character for a World of Darkness (20th anniversary) campaign and right after backgrounds, I've gotten to a step where it says "Define Focus (paradigm, practice, instruments)" ...
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Does the Aura of the Road of Blood affect blood magic rolls?

At the Dark Ages Vampire V20, the Assamite's Road of Blood have the following aura description: Aura: Resolve. A follower of the Road of Blood takes his task seriously and is dedicated to following ...
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What's the effect of Harrowing on non-wraith beings?

In some of the Koldunic Sorcery paths - found in V20 Black Hand: A guide to the Tal'Maeh'Ra - some powers make the effect of Harrowing in the objective. I've searched for the term of "Harrowing" and ...
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Did Ahl-i-Batin expect a mage of status to have several wives?

According to my knowledge, back in the Middle Ages, as Muslims rose in rank they were expected to have more wives with, kings being expected to have a total of four wives. Was there a similar case ...
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Chantry management

A group of mages push technocracy out of Shelbyville and create their own Chantry there near a node. What would be the rules of managing the Chantry, or does it simply rely on dots in Chantry ...
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Is it possible to use Gilgul in order to fix a Nephandi?

Gilgul technique allows a person to directly attack an opponent's avatar. Is it possible for a mage, using Gilgul technique, to target the corrupt parts of a Nephandi's avatar in order to return ...
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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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What reason have the designers said for why they spelled “Rötschreck” with an Umlaut? [closed]

In German language the word rot (meaning "Red") is spelled without an Umlaut, so would the word Rotschreck be if composed in German, meaning "red fear", composed of rot and der Schreck, "fear". Why ...
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How to tackle heavy sphere redundancy?

Spheres in Mage: Ascension overlap each other and even the core rulebook mentions that sufficiently creative player can solve every problem using nearly any sphere (except some specific situation, ...
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Resources requirement for services

I'm trying to come up with a close to real costs when it comes to services for example counterfeiting a fake id, renting a room, hiring a cleaning personal etc. since some services would be out of ...
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When to indulge in murder?

I am a vampire in a slightly customised oWod and despite some years of experience still trying to figure out how to remain a good person with that Beast raging inside me. As a Ravnos I am doubly ...
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Music for noir combat scenes [closed]

Right now planning noir style VtM campaign which would have place in 1940s and I'm trying to make it more atmospheric for my players. We're playing via Roll20, so music means a lot. The problem I ...
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Can these Gifts be used together for a supersonic Swara?

Reading through the W20 Changing Breeds, I realized either the writers overlooked something, I missed something or Swara are ludiciously fast: Swara can start with Diamon Claws or Impala's Flight (...
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Can we ignore or keep playing after the Apocalypse and keep canon?

Per Mage: The Ascension, Consensus completely stabilizes during the Apocalypse, forever taking away the ability to cast magic on Earth. I believe it officially happened in 2006; I might be wrong about ...
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Can the vampire's Kiss interrupt a frenzying vampire?

So in VTM:20th edition Page 269 states with regards to a vampire using the kiss: Once the Kindred breaks her vessel’s skin with her fangs, that vessel no longer resists the vampire (if he did ...
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Playing as a revenant

I got really intrigued by the idea of playing as a revenant but my googlefu failed me when i tried to find how much Vitae they produce each day. Are there any books or sources that determine how much ...
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What is World Of Shadows?

I have recently become aware of a world similar to world of darkness called world of shadows but all the wiki tells me regarding that world is that it is a parody of world of darkness. I scoured the ...
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Temporis and Supernatural beings, what's the effect?

In Vampire Dark Ages 20th Aniversary Edition, Temporis does not specify what is the effect of the ability on supernatural beings (except for the Laquesis Kiss effect on vampires). For example, would ...
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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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What are the stats of a vampire who was just embraced?

What stats should I give to a vampire who was just embraced? For example, if a player sought permission from the Prince successfully (no matter how he did it...), or if he is a Sabbat member who is ...
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Does having a bigger die pool mean you botch more often?

Wherever the odds of rolling a botch in (original) World of Darkness are discussed, there is a widely accepted stereotype that with a bigger dice pool comes a bigger chance to botch a roll. People ...
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Does a Vozhd count as a ghoul for Cauldron of Blood (and be one-shot by it)?

I'm currently preparing a more combat-oriented session than what I usually do, and I wanted to place a Vozhd at the end of it. (I know how uncommon this should be, but I'm turning down the rarity of a ...
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What to do in case of unexpected torpor?

I have a player whose character had fall in torpor by damage, so i was wondering if there are some alternatives to wake up him. We are using Vampire Dark Ages 20th Anniversary Edition.
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Can a gargoyle embrace animals?

One of my players is playing a gargoyle. He says that his character can embrace animals, but I can't confirm his claim. I've looked for these rules in Vampire: Dark Ages, 20th Aniversary Edition and ...
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What methods of time travel exist in the World of Darkness?

I know mages can do it with their respective sphere, and vampires with a high level of Temporis. Are there more ways of time traveling in WoD?
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How does resonance increase?

I saw the resonance part on the character sheet but the core book didn't say anything regarding resonance other than that it effects the enviroment of the mage. How does a mage increase his resonance ...
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Running Mage the Ascension with new players who are intrested in the Entropy Sphere

I am running a Mage: the Ascension game with mostly new players. Some of them have taken Entropy as their sphere of choice. I have always had trouble explaining how Entropy can be used with other ...
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Do I need the Spirit sphere to get to the Digital Web?

In a Mage the Ascension Revised Edition game, does a Virtual Adept need the Spirit sphere to go to the Digital Web?
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How is a character's health determined?

This question may seem a bit dumb but I only have the sorcerer revised edition (borrowed it from a friend so that i could run my own game) but it doesn't speak of how health work. I tried searching ...
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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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Do I have to spend XP on rituals I earn by increasing my thaumaturgy?

I am having a dispute with the assistant storyteller of our live action Vampire game. Laws of the Night says I earn rituals when I increase the primary path of Thaumaturgy. From the book: A ...
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Which earthbound has merged with the land in Transylvania?

I know it is in one of the Demon books or in the End of Time books (or hinted in in Masquerade), but I know that there is a demon earthbound who has merged with quite a large patch of land in ...
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How do I avoid letting my players keep too many ghouls?

In my vampire campaign I want to limit the amount of ghouls my players keep, but without setting an arbitrary cap. Ideally I would like there to be some strategic trade-off in the question to ghoul or ...
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Can a Sabbat vampire leave its sect and join the Camarilla?

I thought about this question after dreaming I was a Sabbat vampire and for some reason I rebelled against them and allied myself with Camarilla (yes, I have crazy dreams). Thinking about this, I ...
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What is the meaning of 'fast-casting' in M20

In the latest M20 iteration of Mage: The Ascension we are a given a list with various "Magickal Difficulty Modifiers" for Arete rolls depending on various conditions that may apply such as: Using a ...
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Does a ghouled creature's natural attack cause aggravated damage?

A pack of newly-ghouled wolves (ghouled by a Gangrel NPC) may enter combat in our next game session and I am trying to figure out whether their bite attack will cause the same type of damage as they ...
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Where does the Transform Vampires/Werewolves into lawn furniture rote come from?

I remember the 90s when Mage players would tell Vampire players that a Mage can very easily transform a Vampire or Werewolf into lawn chairs, and that they could get quite a good collection. I didn't ...
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How to develop new Combination Disciplines?

I was wondering if there are some rules to develop your own Combination Disciplines, such as experience costs or what discipline's levels are required. There's some way of doing this, or it's just ...
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What is the collective noun for a group of ghouls?

I have several ghoul characters and I was wondering if a group of ghouls is called anything specifically. A group of Kindred is a coterie, a group of Sabbat is a pack, a group of mortals that are fed ...

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