The Players Guide did a weird thing: it reprinted some powers (notably Oblivion powers), but changed the text here and there without noting the changes as errata.
An example: in the Players Guide, Host Spirit is missing the last paragraph, which states:
A vampire whose body succumbs or is voluntarily opened to the possession attempt finds all Willpower damage healed once the wraith departs, as the spirit subdues the Beast for as long as it is present.
On the Nexus, if I open Cults of the Blood Gods to Host Spirit, I see that line. If I open the Players Guide to Host Spirit, the line is missing. So far, so good; it’s what I’d expect.
However, in the powers browser, Host Spirit is missing that line. I figured this meant it was pulling from the PG rather than CotBG, but if I click the “details page” button, it tells me the source is Cults of the Blood Gods. I’m not sure which source is the “correct” one at this point (because Paradox did a poor job of signalling this), but the Nexus is at least incorrect in saying it’s showing me a ceremony from Cults of the Blood Gods. It’s the Players Guide version.
Another instance is the Oblivion power, Passion Feast. Where the PG nerfed Host Spirit, it buffed Passion Feast by removing a line only present in CotBG:
That Hunger returns on the following night regardless of Rouse Checks, as the feeding is only a nepenthe to dull the vampire’s hungry urges.
Again, the powers browser shows the Players Guide version but claims it’s from Cults of the Blood Gods.
Ideally, I think three changes would make things clearer for the user. I’ll arrange them from what I perceive to be easiest to hardest:
- The details page needs to be correct about the power source.
- The powers browser should show what source a power comes from without needing to click the details page button.
- The details page (and possibly the powers browser) should let you toggle between sources when discrepancies such as this exist. (Bonus points if it highlights the differences between them, but I don’t expect that.)
As I recall, these two powers aren’t the only places such a discrepancy occurs. The Players Guide has several of these unmarked errata (if they even are errata). It leads to a poor experience for players and ST alike, but my hope is that Demiplane can help alleviate some of the confusion!