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9 min ago
Topic:
A brief speculation on Ambitions (Spoilers Abound)

Von Darken
Von Darken
Posts: 34
gronostaj wrote:

I do think all four plotlines of ambitions will get tangled with each other in the end. Notably, at least three out of four ambitions heavily involve one of the master- pages in HD, cups/mirrors in Nemesis, you-know-who in BAL. Not sure about the LF.


I believe it's Fires in LF, what with all the dirigibles. It does indeed appear that all of the ambitions are building up to some form of grudge match with a Master...
19 min ago
Topic:
A brief speculation on Ambitions (Spoilers Abound)

GoingFTL
GoingFTL
Posts: 103
Has Light Fingers received its update yet? Maybe I'll finally find out how the Starved Men got there.
1 hours ago
Topic:
Fallen London IRC Channel

Taciturn Masseur
Taciturn Masseur
Posts: 22
It says i'm banned from the channel. Why? :={
1 hours ago
Topic:
Paramount Presence

Gonen
Gonen
Posts: 730
Right.
So let's take this thing for a test drive, eh?
1 hours ago
Topic:
A brief speculation on Ambitions (Spoilers Abound)

gronostaj
gronostaj
Posts: 253
from what I remember (which is theoretically nothing, because I took a sip of that Tea, and switched to Heart's Desire), Light Fingers goes 0 to 100 real fast. How often it is that one sees the Boatman and, with tears of gratitude in their eyes, says "oh thank God."?

I do think all four plotlines of ambitions will get tangled with each other in the end. Notably, at least three out of four ambitions heavily involve one of the master- pages in HD, cups/mirrors in Nemesis, you-know-who in BAL. Not sure about the LF.

The real question is- after the ambitions are resolved, what's left, in terms of some big goal to strive towards? Personally, I'm hoping for some sort of..... ambition: the sequel. Ambitions are back and this time, it's personal!
1 hours ago
Topic:
A brief speculation on Ambitions (Spoilers Abound)

suinicide
suinicide
Posts: 2005
Light fingers: the diamond turned out to be a creature from the roof, and Hephaesta's sister ends up impregnated by one of them, due to one of the masters' plans. You need to gather something from the roof to save her, while one of the masters' assassins is chasing you.

But that aside, if each ambition doesn't tie into the bazaar at the end, I'll eat my hat.
2 hours ago
Topic:
A brief speculation on Ambitions (Spoilers Abound)

hellaGumshoe
hellaGumshoe
Posts: 65
Warning: Bad Theory Ahead

So... does anyone else think all the Ambitions might be leading to the same place(or very similar places)?

I recently played through The Waltz that Moved the World, and now I'm thinking, a little bit. So, from what I've picked up about the various ambitions, it seems that they could all lead to similar endings, or even slightly different variations of the same ending.

I'll start with Heart's Desire since it's mine. What, exactly, is my heart's desire? It'd be a little against role-play if the reward for winning the game was just always, one, specific, fixed item, 'cause what if that's not what I keep deep down in my heart-of-hearts? Unless... you didn't know what your heart's Desire was. What if you were sent to find a secret, like the Duke, and you just forgot? Like, irrigo-forgot, not like you can't remember what you had for breakfast. What if someone pumped you full of irrigo and got you thrown in prison to get you into the Neath, so you could go win this card game, and win a secret from the Bazaar?

Oooor how about Nemesis? I don't know a lot about this one, but from what I've picked up from various mentions on the forums and such, a Master of the Bazaar(I think) had your Loved One killed as part of some ritual, right? So, maybe after exacting your revenge upon the Cloaked Menace, you steal a secret from the Bazaar, or maybe you accept it as a bribe, or something.

Alright, Bag-A-Legend. Kill cloth-bat, take a secret. I guess.

I don't know anything about Light Fingers. You're out to steal "A Diamond the Size of a Cow," and things get messed up and creepy. I remember hearing about a creepy orphanage, and a rival thief, and somesuch nonsense. But hey. Back to my garbage theory. This one's easy. You want to steal something, and things get weird? I think it becomes somewhat clear that the Diamond doesn't exist early on, right? The "Heifer Star"(which I guess is a good name for a cow-sized diamond) ends up being a woman named Hephaesta within the first few beats, so maybe the real treasure is a secret from the big crab's vaults?


TL;DR maybe all the ambitions end with you in the bazaar, I guess?
6 hours ago
Topic:
Fruits of the Zee soon upon us

gronostaj
gronostaj
Posts: 253
Estelle Knoht wrote:
Who knows, maybe Feducci has a penchant for wimple-ribbons.

could be the next hot bet in blythenhale casino. which element of feducci's frippery will we be fishing for? 20 echoes says lamb-leather sock garters. or "a tangled knot of ribbons and bandages you thought was seaweed at first", if you want to play it safe
6 hours ago
Topic:
Lowering "What the Thunder Said"

Siankan
Siankan
Posts: 305
Rui Rodrigues wrote:
Oh right, mutton island, guess I'll go there then. I'd seen that way but forgot about it, thanks.
edited by Rui Rodrigues on 8/19/2017

You will most likely be there anyway for the Zee festival. Just go then and raise Stormy-Eyed when you're done with the festival.
6 hours ago
Topic:
Lowering "What the Thunder Said"

Rui Rodrigues
Rui Rodrigues
Posts: 19
Oh right, mutton island, guess I'll go there then. I'd seen that way but forgot about it, thanks.
edited by Rui Rodrigues on 8/19/2017
6 hours ago
Topic:
Lowering "What the Thunder Said"

suinicide
suinicide
Posts: 2005
If you have a ship you can head out to mutton island instead, where you can gain stormy eyes without nightmares. But I'm not sure of a reliable way to decrease your dreams (other than letting nightmares reach 8)
7 hours ago
Topic:
Lowering "What the Thunder Said"

Rui Rodrigues
Rui Rodrigues
Posts: 19
Hey everyone I need some help, does anyone know any way to lower "What the Thunder Said" so I can continue raising Stomy-Eyed, preferably without going to the Raving-Mind (or something, 7 nightmares/not mirror-marches).
7 hours ago
Topic:
The Starveling Cat! The Boxed Cat!

BlabberingMat
BlabberingMat
Posts: 368
My alt is once again in need of Starvelling, as many as you can send to her! The more the merrier!
11 hours ago
Topic:
List of guides and other helpful things

Meradine Heidenreich
Meradine Heidenreich
Posts: 236
The Example Nadir Math link leads to the Fidgeting Writer page.
12 hours ago
Topic:
Taking a look at FATE as a mechanic

Estelle Knoht
Estelle Knoht
Posts: 1664
Saklad wrote:

Oh god, I forgot about that option. That is almost certainly the worst Fate option in the game, depending on your criteria. I know the point is that it isn’t understandable, but they really shouldn’t trick people into actually spending Fate like that. There’s a reason that the only Fate option in SMEN explicitly tells you it isn’t worth doing.

Here’s an idea for a change: in the spirit of the Iron Republic, don’t actually remove Fate when someone plays that.


It's probably not an intentional trick per se (it's just another pay-for-benefits branch in IR alongside quirk changes), but the way it is presented is not in line with the other paid gameplay branches (you don't expect to see interesting text from buying Honeyed Laudanum) so it tends to be very disappointing.
12 hours ago
Topic:
Fruits of the Zee soon upon us

Estelle Knoht
Estelle Knoht
Posts: 1664
Chronos wrote:
I think at least the mayoral item will be different


Who knows, maybe Feducci has a penchant for wimple-ribbons.
13 hours ago
Topic:
Fruits of the Zee soon upon us

Catherine Raymond
Catherine Raymond
Posts: 1672
Teaspoon wrote:
As you're going North, Cat...dinner result.

You enjoyed the Surface dinner prepared for you by Catherine Raymond. Until the poison took hold in your innards, at least. Your 'Dinner: The Current Course' Quality has gone! Dinner: Invited Catherine Raymond (0) Making Waves is increasing... You've gained a new quality: Wounds at 3 - Aches and Pains You've gained 2 x Hard-Earned Lesson (new total 11). Your 'Dinner: Your Main Course' Quality has gone!


Thanks. Here's the message I got: "Alt Ern enjoyed the Surface dinner you served them. The fool; they're probably doubled over and retching by now. Dinner: A Head to be Served Alt Ern (0) Dinner: A Neathy Dinner Alt Ern (0) Ruthless has increased to 10! Magnanimous has dropped to 1! Making Waves has increased to 7! You've gained 1 x Confident Smile (new total 6). Persuasive is increasing... You've gained 20 x Appalling Secret (new total 21)."
13 hours ago
Topic:
List of guides and other helpful things

maleclypse
maleclypse
Posts: 219
Is there a working link to the example nadir profitability spreadsheet?

Optimatum wrote:
Assorted FL probability math
Fidgeting Writer math
Example Nadir profitability spreadsheet
A different sort of Destinies guide
SMEN math for Appalling Secrets / Winking Isle
Enigma
edited by Optimatum on 1/25/2017
13 hours ago
Topic:
Fruits of the Zee soon upon us

Kaijyuu
Kaijyuu
Posts: 655
Eh, close enough. It's only like half plant.
14 hours ago
Topic:
Fruits of the Zee soon upon us

Lady Sapho Byron
Lady Sapho Byron
Posts: 434
suinicide wrote:
They added an option last week or so to serve your guest a severed head.
edited by suinicide on 8/18/2017


It's only a counterfeit severed head. :-(




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