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In Wraith: the Oblivion, characters are ghosts who fight to avoid Oblivion and resist their own evil side.

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How to pitch Wraith in a responsible fashion without risking traumatizing people?

Sometime around 2000, I was introduced to Wraith in the worst fashion ever, and it destroyed any interest in me ever reading the rule portions but I learned to love the worldbuilding of it. In essence,...
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What power can hide a wraith from barghests' senses?

The introductory story to "Sea of Shadows" has this little tidbit: The Legionnaires were moving through the area, meticulously searching both sides of the street. A few of them had ...
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Two contradictory mechanics for XP discount for Guild instruction in Arcanoi

The 20th Anniversary edition of Wraith: the Oblivion has two different ways that the XP cost for learning arcanoi might be reduced, and these seem to conflict when it comes to their mechanics. The ...
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What's the XP cost to learn an unknown 1-dot art in a known arcanoi?

The 20th Anniversary edition of Wraith: the Oblivion describes the mechanic for learning unknown arts at the same rating as a known art (e.g. learning an initiate art, when the common art is known) ...
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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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How can a vampire kill a ghost or something connected to the Umbral world?

I am playing with my friends a combined version of Vampire. In that world there are some werewolves, ghosts, and other creatures. I have a mission to make some people stop believing in ghosts and make ...
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How to Even Begin Understanding the Underworld's Geography/Cosmology?

Each time I get curious about WtO and try reading about parts of its setting, I hit a lot of crosslinks but am having trouble envisioning the basic zoomed-out geography and how they all relate to each ...
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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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Can a wraith be used in Game with vampires and werewolves?

A friend of mine wants to run a game in the old world of darkness. The world is a combined world of Vampire, Werewolf and Mage books. He is allowing anything but mummies (for some reason)...and ...
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Loosh farming in the World of Darkness

So there is an allegedly real phenomenon called "loosh farming," wherein disembodied astral spirits harvest some kind of emotional energy from the emotions of humans on earth. Robert Monroe wrote ...
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The Sea of Shadow before the 3rd Maelstrom

What would be the dangers of entering/falling or navigating the Sea of Shadows prior the 3rd Maelstom? Also, a vampire that could fall into the Sea of Shadows would suffer what kind of pain/damage (...
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How does Rapacity and Emoting work?

Of all the rules of Dark Reflection: Spectres, the ones concerning Rapacity and Emoting are the most confusing and the least convincing. Being is the equivalent of Willpower for a Spectre and it's ...
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Can a Wraith perceive the Shadowlands when emboding or skinriding?

If a Wraith uses the arts of Embody or Puppetry, can he still perceive the Shadowlands even if they are at the other side of the Shroud? A skinriding Wraith can't see what it wants, but only what the ...
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What happen to a Wraith's belongings when it falls into a Harrowing?

If a Wraith is reduced to zero temporal corpus dots, or if a fetter is destroyed, the corpus is temporally destroyed, and the bare soul is descended to the Labyrinth to confront a Harrowing. What ...
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How do attunement and consorts work?

In Wraith the Oblivion, I fail to fully understand a rule as basic as attunement and consorts. Consorts are defined as the people (or object) a Wraith attunes to. Attunement consists on expending ...
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Do specters gain angst using arcanoi?

The Wraith: the Oblivion supplement Dark Reflection: Spectres tells you how to play with spectres (evil wraiths). Spectres can use dark arcanoi and regular arcanoi. I understand that they fuel their ...
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