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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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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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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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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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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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How do I create a fatal Brawl attack in CoD?

Down and Dirty Combat Down and Dirty Combat is described on page 87 of the core rules. There is a rule saying that NPCs cannot initiate Down and Dirty Combat, but I think the intent of that rule is ...
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Are Demons able to Effectively Deal with Angels in the Twilight

The other answer (the accepted answer when first writing this) is wrong or incomplete on some important points. The Ephemeral Cover Exploit is useless against angels: The demon can craft a Cover ...
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How does a Demon detect a Linchpin?

Demons detect Linchpins on sight or, more remotely, through analysis. The Demon Quickstart (released before the core book) states, "Demons can always recognize Linchpins for what they are." (p.50) ...
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Can people be Linchpins?

It depends. Most of this comes down to the basic information on Infrastructure. DtD page 66: "Infrastructure doesn't operate under the laws of physics as ordinary mortals understand them, though." ...
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Angels can't heal in CoD?

Influence and Incepts DtD, page 343: All emphemeral beings have a degree of Influence over the world ... equal to their Rank Influence is a little thin in its definition, but an idea of a "...
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What is the base damage for an attack from an angel's Blast numen?

Combat is covered in detail on pages 317 - 328, but here's the short of the proposed situation: So, the Brilliant has decided to attack someone, using the Blast Numen. Because Blast's description ...
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Can Clairvoyant sight be used to see someone in another dimension?

To add to the other answer, there are three questions at the heart: Target is in another dimension: For a more Demon-sourced answer, let's look at the Process: Eliminator Cannon (Flowers of Hell, ...
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Are other supernaturals resistant to reality changes brought by demons and angels?

No and yes and everyone would notice anyway, respectively. The description of a God-Machine-created Cover granted to an angel only refers to altering human memories retroactively. A demon’s Cover ...
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Can a demon temporarily borrow a person's entire life through a Pact?

Sleeve Integrator The most straightforward way to achieve this effect is with the Sleeve Integrator Merit, from Flowers of Hell, the Demon Player's Guide, page 130. This Merit, available to Stigmatics ...
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Can an angel in Cover Discorporate?

Yes The Manifestations are separate from an Angel's Cover and Discorporate is a valid Manifestation for an Angel with Cover. Looking at the Example Angels in the Storytelling & Antagonists section ...
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What happens when a Demon tries to Read an Angel's Mind?

Resistance + Rank You’re right about the roll for the Angel to make. Angels replace Resolve with Resistance (p341). As for The Primum, the term you are looking for is Supernatural Tolerance. Each book ...
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Can I create a Demon Dating service by granting mortals the True Friend merit?

This would be a medial pact. See p191 of Demon the Descent. Medial (2): Medial assets give the recipient a three- or four dot Merit, or else increase an existing Merit by two dots. As with lesser ...
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Possession - Can a Demon use embeds and exploits while possessing a human?

Embeds and Exploits yes, Demonic Forms no So, the books do not explicitly state that a Demon can or can't use these ability during the Possession of a mortal. However, there are some definitive ...
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How does soul transfer affect soulpacts?

It depends on the Pact, but the soul is the target The core nature of a Soul Pact is where the benefits to the pact-bound are detailed, the idea that the Demon can claim the soul of the pact-bound is ...
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How would the addition or removal of age affect those involved in a pact?

First off: Chronicles of Darkness has its strengths and its weaknesses; simulating the concept of age is not one of its strengths. For example, there's no Trait or even space on most character sheets ...
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Which cover takes a cover-loss incurred while in Demon form?

Given that partial transformations risk the Demon's current cover, and Going Loud shreds the Demon's previous cover, I am inclined to believe that a full transformation would risk the Demon's previous ...
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Can demons covers grow young again through pacts?

First things first: As far as Demons not aging goes, pages 118 & 182 of DtD state that Covers age, even when not in use. However, since demons can have Boltholes, wherein time does not pass, it is ...
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Can show of power be used as a simple demon detector?

To C Geist's answer, I would also add that a dice bonus or penalty is never visible to the character if it is caused by an unknown, outside factor. For example, if Bob tries to jump over a mud puddle,...
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How does Clairvoyant sight work in regards to covers?

From my experience playing with Demon, when a cover isn't being currently used it's not truly in the universe. It becomes untargetable and only exists in the forms that the cover rating dictates such ...
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Qashmallim, and the similarity to Angels?

The book Demon Storyteller's Gude has an entire Demon/Promethean crossover section titled "Lead Into Gold," with a subsection dedicated to this question: Intelligence Operations: The Principle and ...
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Angels can't heal in CoD?

Mechanically, there's one really good option in the 2e rules, though it isn't exactly its main purpose: Possession. While in a host: The entity may pay one Essence per turn to heal a lethal or ...
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Angel forms - Should I use Demonic forms as a template?

The reason you can't find rules for creating Angelic Forms, is because angels do not work that way. They almost do, but not quiet. Angels use the same mechanics as spirits, ghosts and other ephemeral ...
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Is Demon: the Descent playable with 1e nWoD rules?

Yes, but it's not intended to done To be pedantic, almost anything can be adapted into CoD / 1e nWoD; the number of fan-made and homebrew supplements that can be found attest to that. And, full ...
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Can a person trade away memory of a pact in the same pact?

No seems the more logical answer (but the memory can still be removed) First off, yes, Pacts are a little fuzzy around the edges, and no official material states "Pacts can be for memories" ...
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