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What factors led to the poor reception and early cancellation of Wraith: The Oblivion?

Wraith was challenging to run, and didn’t offer the same social rewards as Vampire, Werewolf, or Mage. As an "oldbie" of the era, Wraith was my jam. I remember going and acquiring it the day ...
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What's the effect of Harrowing on non-wraith beings?

The specific sentence of the ability is allows the koldun to bring a piece of the Tempest into living world, conjuring a violent storm that throws anyone trapped within into a Harrowing. For a ...
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How to Even Begin Understanding the Underworld's Geography/Cosmology?

This is left intentionally vague for the storyteller to best interpret as the story requires. And taking every intepretation across a chronicle would certainly not be out of place for a game of W:tO. ...
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How can a vampire kill a ghost or something connected to the Umbral world?

I'm not very familiar with the mechanics of Wraith: The Oblivion, but this forum post shares this information: Page 58 of The Sea of Shadows: "If all or most of the damage was normal (i.e., ...
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What's the XP cost to learn an unknown 1-dot art in a known arcanoi?

There might not be a definitive answer in the 20th Anniversary rules, but a look at the 2nd edition suggests two options. There, XP costs for arcanoi are the same as in the 20th, but it also has a ...
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What power can hide a wraith from barghests' senses?

Fiction isn't rules text. Johnny Liar, the protagonist, has just taken advice from his Shadow, whom he calls Twin. Twin is described as "overconfident" and full of "wheedling assurances....
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Two contradictory mechanics for XP discount for Guild instruction in Arcanoi

There's no contradiction Mastering Arcanoi is speaking first in overall terms: both Mentor and Guild membership reduce the price. But they do so differently. Trading Archanoi can give you a reduction ...
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Do specters gain angst using arcanoi?

"Dark Reflections" covers a related case (botches) on p. 31, which converts angst gain into composure gain: Spectres who botch on a roll to use a regular Arcanos gain Composure instead of ...
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