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How do all the World of Darkness and Chronicles of Darkness RPGs connect?

Connections and Lack Thereof World of Darkness (Classic) and Chronicles of Darkness (formerly unofficially known as 'new' World of Darkness) are a spiritual predecessor/successor pair, not part of the ...
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I'm trying to use disciplines to manipulate someone, why should I use majesty and not dominate?

The solution to the problem you have is "At Blood Potency 2, choose the Toreador bloodline, which grants in-clan access to Dominate." But that's not the question, so I leave it here as ...
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I'm trying to use disciplines to manipulate someone, why should I use majesty and not dominate?

Dominate only ever affects a single target; Majesty can apply to everyone who can see you (and then you can use specific powers on individuals). The conditions inflicted by the disciplines are very ...
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Why brass knuckles do 0 additional damage in Vampire: The Requiem 2nd Edition?

Brass knuckles deal lethal damage, while unarmed attacks deal bashing damage by default. Vampire the Requiem 2e p181 Fists and feet, along with other kinds of low-impact trauma, deal bashing ...
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What is the motivation for demons to maintain their Cover?

Angels and mortal servitors will hunt them and humans will refuse to deal with them. Some demons completely abandon their pasts as angels or have nothing to do with their fellow Unchained. No ...
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What is the motivation for demons to maintain their Cover?

First off, Nephene Nep has an excellent answer to the question as stated. For an additional perspective; say Angel Agnes is ordered to track down and destroy Demon Demarcus. If, when cornered, ...
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How does Fairest blessing in Chronicles of Darkness 2e work?

So, which is correct? Do the Fairest use their own Willpower pool to buff others? This one. The language "on another character’s behalf" means "for their benefit." You spend, they ...
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If vampire bites another vampire while in frenzy, do they risk blood bond?

Yes Throughout the history of Vampire (both the Masquerade and then the Requiem) the insidious addictiveness of the Blood Bond has remained intact. It has always been a source of corruption and ...
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How can I represent a large body of NPCs in a vote?

Proxy voting is going to be your best friend here. Have a few NPC's representing different sides of the vote represent by proxy the votes of the members who are too numerous (and in game terms, too ...
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How do all the World of Darkness and Chronicles of Darkness RPGs connect?

Between WoD and CoD: Not at all WoD and CoD are not connected in any canon way. CoD is merely a spiritual successor of the WoD in many regards and at times shares names - which lead to some of the ...
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Can the Beast force its host vampire to talk?

I think I found a source implying that normal Beast can't talk. In "Wild Hunt - Gangrel", there is a thing called The Passenger. It's a Beast with own ...
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Buying Automatic Successes In World of Darkness

Both of these are core, player-facing rules: Spend temporary Willpower for one automatic success before a roll. Automatic Success when the dice pool size is greater than or equal to the difficulty ...
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Should I let the player change her mind after telling her the modifiers?

There is no RAW answer. Looking in the 2nd Ed core, 68-73, it describes forming and rolling dicepools, but it never specifies when players can back out - eg, "just before the dice hit the table", ...
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Does the fifth dot in an attribute or a skill cost two dots to purchase?

No, it is no longer the case in Chronicles of Darkness. From the FAQ: In first edition, purchasing the fifth dot of a trait at character creation cost two dots. Is this still true? No. Note: ...
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Is there a way to completely conceal a spell from a Mage?

Yes, but not the way you think, and not forever. Mages are the greatest detectives in the universe, at least as far as Chronicles of Darkness is concerned. It is by design that very little can be ...
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What/where are all of the minor templates in Chronicles of Darkness?

I'm going to repeat some in the interest of having a complete list. Paraphrasing the definition introduced in Second Sight, a lesser/minor template has 3 facets: 1) still mortal 2) has powers 3) able ...
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Where can I find simplified ghosts, witches, or werewolves for use as antagonists?

Hunter: The Vigil / "Horrors" from CoD Core Because of the expectations that Hunters run into all kinds of preternatural threats, the Hunter books features "Monsters" as ...
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Will a pact with a Demon change the paper trail of the Demon and mortal?

Yes, Page 116 of DtD states in the case where someone makes a Pact with a man to take his relationship with his girlfriend: When the deal is struck, the demon’s Cover absorbs that relationship – as ...
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Has there been any previous mentions of these Lesser Ministries before?

Dave (the Developer) here - I and Meghan Fitzgerald invented most of the new Ministries mentioned during the writing of the next Mage book, an antagonist sourcebook called Night Horrors: Nameless and ...
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Prime sight: Can the mage see if another mage have active spells?

Yes, a mage with prime sight active would be able to see that another mage has a spell active on themselves The rules are on page 91. In my opinion, the part you quoted already answers the question. ...
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Does a Vampire risk Vitae addiction and bond each time they use Taste of Blood on another vampire?

VtR2e p. 100: Any time a character imbibes a point or more of Vitae, it creates or reinforces a blood bond. The bond comes in three stages, usually at the first, second, and third drinks. It seems ...
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Can show of power be used as a simple demon detector?

The dice penalty should apply even if the target is a Demon/Angel in Deep Cover. Aetheric Resonance, found on page 184 of Demon: The Descent states that Demons are able to detect nearby Aether (and "...
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How is free reach calculated?

All dots are counted. For example, if you are trying to cast a Mind 2 spell and have Mind 4, you would get three free reach, one from meeting the spells requirements, and two from exceeding it by two ...
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How well do Mage: The Awakening 1e supplements work with the second edition?

As of this writing, the only mage-the-awakening-2e book that's available is the core book, so my answer draws mainly on that. The system by which spells are cast has been revised to a great degree — ...
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Do vampires get tired?

Doesn't seem so. The only references in the book to "exhaustion" or being "tired" come with being overtaxed on Blood or Willpower. So long as you're flush with both, you should be good.
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What happens if a possessed body dies when possessed by a demon?

This is a subjective answer; the Exploit doesn't specify what happens if the "host body" should dies, and no later material has revisited this Exploit. I'll also preference this by saying my ...
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How does Shapeshifting work for Uratha, and what's the impact of stress and Harmony?

A summary of shapeshifting. An Uratha is a natural shapeshifter, with the power to shift from form to form to handle different circumstances. Urshul, the "wolf form," is best for distance running and ...
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How do item based merits work after character creation?

Would I have to pay experiences if I were to find one on a defeated foe or craft myself? While I do not have all of the available supplements, I am not aware of any rules directly addressing this. ...
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What is a Derangement?

You're right; it's an error. In the Condition, Dread Power, and Numina PDF, that word is replaced with "Condition." Use that, instead.
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Can there be Agendas in Demon: The Descent *not* oriented about the God Machine?

Agendas are different than Aspirations In most CoD games, there's both an "innate axis" - a fundamental, distinction about characters they are unable to change - and a "social axis" - a general ...
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