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  • Can angels cast the Blast numen from Twilight without Materializing? I would think not since the Blast numen does not have the "R" (for "Reaching") marking. However, some postings here imply that an angel can attack from Twilight using Blast with impunity since most demons can't access Twilight....
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  • It might be hard to run her as an angel since it's not clear if she has an actual mission. I'd run her as an Exile, executing misinterpreted or out of date commands. It fits in nicely with the GM on the Internet concept. You also might look at the Dalga (CoD, p. 256) who create Servitors. They are more autonomous than Imperatives or Simulacra but not as powerful as angels. Your Lola is not exactly a Dalga, but might be similar in power level to one.

    You could run her as a Spirit, but I find the whole Manifestation baggage for Spirits to be a bit awkward. Your Lola would have...
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  • As someone will no doubt point out, if you are diving into combat in demon form then things are already pretty desperate. Demon is at root an espionage game and taking on demonic forms results in pretty nasty compromise rolls. However, I wrote up a sample combat between an angel and a demon and I've been doing some calculations as well. Here are a few things to note.

    Armor is very effective. One point of armor negates one point of damage, which generally takes three dice to generate (as a "success"). That said, focussed gun fire from several shooters can whittle you down...
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  • I don't mind either way, I just want the rules and examples in at lease one place, described consistently. I can enjoy the splats no matter where they are, and putting them early might attract a few new players who would be put off by a deep dive into the rules at the start....
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  • Arrghh!

    I find the layout of the Chronicles books immensely frustrating. My experience is limited to Demon: The Descent and the Chronicles core book. In particular:
    • The actual implementation ("the crunch") is scattered about throughout different bits instead of in one concise section. Example: how Ephemerals fight (rolling Power+Finesse) is way off in a section completely different from where character combat is discussed.
    • Characters and Horrors, when presented don't have simple stat-block layouts. It's hard to rapidly figure out how to handle a given NPC or horro
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  • I don't intend for this antagonist to pull the same trick on PC's (not without at least rolling for surprise!) and I considered just running it by fiat as you suggest in your first paragraph. However, I just thought that it would be odd if the antagonist then just turned out to be your average street tough. I thought of using some Martial Art but it is hard to do enough damage in one turn to be fatal....
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  • I would like to have some GM boosted cultists/simulaca in the chronicle I am designing. They would be large, muscular, monosyllabic single-minded hunters. The players will first meet one when he steps out from the woods behind an NPC and snaps his neck.

    How would such an attack like that work? Surprise can negate defense, but how can a single surprise brawl attack do enough damage to be fatal?...
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  • No published Angel has Incepts, AFAIK. In the case of Night Horrors, I can only speculate. While the book is aimed at DtD players, a lot of it is adaptable to other CoD campaigns. By avoiding Incepts (which are not even in the core DtD manual), the Night Horrors book has a larger potential audience. A lot of the entries are useful in any chronicle based on the GodMachine.

    I can't explain why the angels in the DSG lack Incepts. Probably something to do with deadlines. Incepts are really powerful, and amusing to spring on Demon players who only know the core book....
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  • This is my understanding of the system. A word on vocabulary: technically Twilight is part of the "material world" but I don't know the word CoD uses for our plain old normal reality so I'll call that the "Material Plane".

    Angels by default are ephemeral beings and exist in Twilight. While in Twilight they can be performing tasks for the GM on any Infrastructure that might exist in Twilight, or spy on activities in the Material plane. The CoD manual states:

    If Angels in Twilight are away from Infrastructure for long periods of time they are subject...
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    Last edited by KieranMullen; 01-23-2019, 07:42 PM. Reason: Fixed format and added details on detection.

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    replied to GMing Demon: What NOT to do?
    A bit odd to quote and reply to my own post, but I think that I have figured out what was bothering me and how to fix it.

    When I was a young pup of a DM, I would set up adventures by drawing detailed maps and think "Hmm..., let's put a mimic here, and then some bugbears down there, but if they take the left corridor I'll put in a trap, and I need a stronger monster to block the access to the altar..." The Temple of Evil adventure would segue into the Dungeons of Unpleasantness that would allow access to the Demi-plane of Faffing About. I was approaching DtD the same...
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