Custom Nightmares

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Custom Nightmares

Do As I Say  (Elodoth Werewolf)

Created by Darksouls


Dice Pool: Presence + Satiety vs. Composure + Supernatural Tolerance

Normal: The Beast gives a single verbal command backed by the fear of terrible retribution. If the victim obeys the command they gain a +2 bonus on all rolls to do as the beast commanded. If the victim disobeys they gain the Cowed Condition (Werewolf: The Forsaken Second Edition, Page 307).

High Satiety: Fear of the Beast’s wrath drives the victim to incredible feats. If the victim obeys the command, the bonus from the Normal Effect increases to +4 but the victim must now spend a Willpower to take any action other than the Beast’s command until the end of the scene or the command is carried out. This is in addition to the effects of the Cowed condition.

Satiety Expenditure: You’d rather die than suffer the Beast’s wrath. The victim suffers no wound penalties and doesn’t fall unconscious when his Health track is filled with bashing damage so long as he is acting to obey the Beast’s command, but if the victim chooses to disobey he takes one point of Bashing damage each time he acts against the Beast.

Exceptional Success: The victim gains 8-again on actions taken to carry out the Beast’s command or loses 10-again on rolls to act against the Beast’s command.

Distance Is No Refuge (Mastigos Mage)

Created by Blackthorne


A lock of hair, a drop of blood, your true name… you laughed at those old superstitions, but now you know all too well the power they hold over you…


Normal: If the Beast possesses a token of their victim – a lock of hair, a scrap of cloth from their favorite jacket, a beloved possession – or knows the target’s True Name, they may suffer a -2 penalty to the activation of a second Nightmare to invoke it upon the target at any range without need for eye-contact.

High Satiety: The Beast’s Victim suffers the Cursed condition, in addition to the effects of the linked Nightmare.

Satiety Expenditure: By spending a point of Satiety, Nightmares Linked to this one do not suffer the penalty of linking, and your target can only resist with their Supernatural Resistance.

A Hex is Upon You (Circle of the Crone Vampire)

Created by Onibear


You’ve angered someone powerful and they’ve set out to destroy your life. You are cursed and there’s no way to appease whatever wicked thing stole your luck.


Dice Pool: Intelligence + Satiety vs Resolve + Supernatural Tolerance

Normal: The Victim gains the Cursed condition, their Luck in some endeavor souring according to the Beast’s whims.

High Satiety: The victim’s ruin extends to their finances. Whether through mismanagement or simple paranoia, they are incapable of effectively utilizing their own funds. As a result, for the length of the Curse, the Victim’s Resources are 1 lower.

Satiety Expenditure: The Beast may select another area of the Victim’s life that is Cursed for the duration of the Nightmare.

Exceptional Success: The Victim can see her tormentors everywhere she goes, the paranoia of the curse pushing her away from her peers. The victim is unable to regain Willpower through their Virtue.

You Are Just A Cog (Ventrue Vampire)

Created by Onibear


The Machine operates independently and constantly. No matter how hard you work, you’ll never escape it. You’re just another number ready to be chewed up and spit out by your betters.


Dice Pool: Presence + Satiety vs Resolve + Supernatural Tolerance

Normal: The Victim feels the oppressive pressure from all around them. They are acutely aware that they are not only replaceable but that they will never achieve any sort of true power. Victims gain the Fatigued condition as even trying under such oppressive conditions becomes an effort.

High Satiety: The victim is run down and cowed by the sheer idea of the world. There is nothing more they can do but lie down and take it. The Victim is inflicted with the Lethargic Condition as well.

Satiety Expenditure: While under the effects of the Nightmare, the victim must spend a Point of Willpower to speak against any person who could be seen as having Authority over the Victim.

Exceptional Success: When the victim finally loses consciousness, it counts as fulfilling the Beast’s Hunger.

You Are Mine

Created by Blackthorne


God, she is so beautiful the sight of her makes your heart ache. You would do anything for her, just to see her smile. You would die for her. You would kill for her…


Dice Pool: Presence + Satiety vs. Composure + Supernatural Tolerance

Normal: Struck by a perilous desire for the Beast, the victim suffers the Swooning Condition.

High Satiety: The Beast’s victim is lost in the need to please her, no matter how cruel her desires. The target suffers the Enthralled Condition.

Satiety Expenditure: The victim’s passions enslave them so utterly that their adoration becomes all-but religious; the target suffers the Awestruck Condition.

Exceptional Success: Not only is the victim afflicted with a burning desire for the Beast, their lusts overpower all reason; they suffer the Wanton Condition.

Your Will Is Broken

Created by Blackthorne


There is no point in struggling, you should accept your fate…


Dice Roll: Presence+Satiety vs. Resolve+Supernatural Tolerance

Normal: The victim is overpowered by a sense of hopelessness. They suffer the Broken Condition.

High Satiety: Not only does the victim feel lost to despair, their very reserves to fight on are depleted. Each success on the roll to activate this Nightmare drains one point of Willpower.

Exceptional Success: The target suffers a -2 penalty to the Resistance attribute of the Beast’s choice until the end of the scene; this penalty can stack.

Satiety Expenditure: The victim loses their defense for the scene, unable to marshal the will to act toward their own survival.