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Is a Red Court Vampire's addictive saliva useless in combat, or am I missing something?

No, you're not missing anything, as far as the rule goes. Red Court vampires use the narcotic saliva to manipulate people, not to injure them. That's according to the rule you cited, and that's ...
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Can a White Court Vampire heal Hunger Stress with Inhuman Recovery?

Inhuman Recovery allows the recovery of a single physical mild consequence. Feeding Dependency inflicts hunger consequences, not physical consequences. The only way to restore those is going to be ...
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How can stealing be done for fun and profit?

There are a number of parts to this. First of all, the pure mechanics of looting stuff. Stealing things would often come under the Burglary and Stealth skills, but other skills might get involved ...
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Is it safe to handle a denarian coin indirectly?

That is exactly how it works in the setting (at least in the books, the RPG should most likely work the same way) touching the coin directly will 100% infect you and presuming you don't want that you ...
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Can a player spend a fate point to declare it a full moon?

Canonically, a player can probably demand a Fate Point for it not being a full moon, darn the luck. When faced with a lycanthrope PC, a GM will have to consider how often she's willing to stage ...
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How would you structure a court-room drama social conflict in a Fate system?

Courts interpret the law, they don't enact or enforce it. This sounds much more like a town-hall meeting, which will probably enforce some variant on Robert's Rules of Order. To a certain degree, ...
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Dresden Files - balancing for pre-modern periods

You likely won't have a problem. The Dresden FATE rules don't account for as much of a gap between human capability and the Supernatural as there is in the books. Your average Murphy (with some ...
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What skill is used to recognise someone?

It's probably Alertness, but it depends how you frame it. Passive Awareness (Alertness) [... Alertness is] appropriate for things that you do not expect or are not looking for. -- Dresden Files, &...
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How would a character in Dresden Files Accelerated do what Molly did?

Step 1: Trim the Overhead The Fate SRD has rules for Mobs and Teamwork starting here. Everybody builds and runs their own Fate game how they like it; I for one favor a more diminishing-returns ...
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How does one create skill-enhancing potions in Dresden Files RPG?

Skill based potions are one of the most frequently misunderstood potions of the system. You brew a potion that can replace one skill for a roll -- not for the length of a scene. The strength of the ...
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How would you structure a court-room drama social conflict in a Fate system?

If you want to create a courtroom-like feeling, I would strongly recommend to look at the way the Fatebased rpg Diaspora handles that. You basically draw a map of the conflict: (Measure passed) O-O-...
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How to write down Evocation mental stress

So, if a Wizard has, for example, only the third mental stress box available (☑️☑️☐☐) and Conviction 4, will any Evocation Spell with 1 to 6 shifts cost him the same? Yes. It costs 1 plus the number ...
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Does Human Form's bonus count for every power it applies to or just once?

Judging by examples in 'Our World' reward only counts once. (See Loup-Garou, Alphas and Hexenwolfes). And it is "unfair" to apply to other powers from point of 'effective' point spending. However ...
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What skill does using a Molotov cocktail fall under?

The weapons skill. See the core rule book. Weapons(Stunts, page 156)Weapons is the skill of fighting with tools: swords, knives, axes, clubs, whips, etc. (except guns—that’s a whole section of its ...
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Can a focused practitioner throw a death curse?

Starting with the lore. The term "wizard" is a little fuzzy in Dresden Files terms. Sometimes it is used to mean "trained by the white council" and sometimes "has magical ...
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DFRPG city creation via telepresence

Stick With Google Since you're already using Google Docs to keep your campaign info I'd suggest you stick with the Google ecosystem. One of the hidden gems in Google Drive is Google Drawings. Just ...
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Would a Medal of Valour burn a Malvora?

Your assessment is accurate for the source content; specifically, the author Jim Butcher's quote about the various White Court weaknesses confirms that courage and symbols of it would be their ...
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How can stealing be done for fun and profit?

I think you've got it a bit wrong - stealing stuff is totally under burglary. If your player wanted to increase his wealth through theft, he could continue to steal things and occasionally play a ...
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DFRPG city creation via telepresence

Draw straight onto the map! Using Google My Maps, you can create your own map overlays over any place on Google Maps, draw onto it with simple lines and polygons, and add markers for locations as ...
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Would access to fae magic start hexing technology?

Yes, as long as you're still a PC. [M]agic is a powerful force that can be directed like a laser in the hands of an unconflicted being. [... A] mortal spellcaster has his nature as a human being, and ...
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How does being pulled into a demesne mechanically work?

The Demesne Power provides no way to force other characters into it It allows some great control while within the Demesne, but no method to take a fight there... or even take yourself there. Such ...
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How does one create skill-enhancing potions in Dresden Files RPG?

Can potions replace any skill and, if so, do they add to or "replace" the roll? Replace, not add. So it's only an enhancing potion if its shifts are greater than the imbiber's skill. What is the ...
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Can Sponsored Magic use Rote Spells?

Your World page 287: Sponsored magic emulates evocation and thaumaturgy. Your World page 288: "Sponsored magic spells are put together exactly like evocation and thaumaturgy." Also see several of ...
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Are consequences tracked per stress track?

Normally No You can fill your normal (free) Consequence slots with either consequence type, but only one Consequence per slot. If if one of those is filled with, say, Deep Cuts, you can't also fill it ...
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Are lore rolls to detect magic automatic?

Lore-as-magic-sense is something the GM will generally prompt you to roll. Trapping: Mystic Perception Exposure to arcane lore leads to a heightened sense of the supernatural. In certain ...
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Does Goodman Grey have any official stats?

That statblock does not (currently) exist After reviewing Your Story, Our World, and Paranet Papers (and Dresden Files Accelerated as well), I could not come up with a statblock for a Naagloshii Scion....
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Can "Emotional Vampire" aid an Empathy roll?

Emotional Vampire provides no passive mechanical benefit Emotional Vampire (Your Story, p189) is an interesting ability intrinsic to the White Court Vampires but available for other creatures it might ...
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Does a Threshold reduces magic Power or Control?

Your Story page 230: How It Works A threshold can operate in four different modes: as a block, a target, a suppressor, or a source of harm. In the context of this question, target and harm ...
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Is a Red Court Vampire's addictive saliva useless in combat, or am I missing something?

@Beanluc covered most of these things already, but narcotic saliva is also a disgusting, but effective, way to shut down an enemy spellcaster via mental stress. While discipline tends to be a strong ...
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Is it possible to maneuver using a spell, and if yes, does the character take mental stress/risk failing casting the spell for the maneuver?

You've got a lot of separate questions rolled into one here. I'll try to answer 'em all. Typically, something as basic as summoning light I'd treat as a mundane effect (a 'free' spell). It's easily ...
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