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Riftare
Riftare
Posts: 37

11/3/2017
Does anyone know the final mechanical differences between siding with the Constable and the Cheery Man, once the stories are all said and done?
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Tystefy
Tystefy
Posts: 383

11/4/2017
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Riftare
Riftare
Posts: 37

11/6/2017
I mean to say, are there any cards that will appear in the Opportunity Deck (repeatable and permanent) or options on existing cards depending on who one sides with? (The Cherry Man or the Constable). Once everything is settled, are there lasting opportunities anywhere to be found?
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crazyroosterman
crazyroosterman
Posts: 187

11/9/2017
i started this story when i was new to the game and it feels so strange.
you see in the first part of the story zorgan sided with the constable but then almost at the last minuet stabbed her in the back in exchange for the cheery mans favour
and if that zorgan had been the one doing this he would have rigged the game happily
but the zorgan that helped the cheery man finish his feud didn't do that he even professed his love him.
in a way it reflects the way my attitude has changed towards him from a generic underworld boss to an individual i adored and respected
he of course then promptly died in the first round and broke my heart.
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Snowskeeper
Snowskeeper
Posts: 575

11/10/2017
I didn't realize how lucky I got until I started reading back through this thread. Jeez.

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Meradine Heidenreich
Meradine Heidenreich
Posts: 321

11/10/2017
I opted to replay this story because it was all too long ago. Does anyone known how/where it starts?

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PSGarak
PSGarak
Posts: 572

11/10/2017
Some sneaking around the wiki indicates that it's an option inside the "Study the Secrets of Fallen London" storylet in Ladybones Road. I'm half-surprised it's not an Opportunity Card.

http://fallenlondon.wikia.com/wiki/Study_the_secrets_of_Fallen_London.

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Meradine Heidenreich
Meradine Heidenreich
Posts: 321

11/10/2017
Thanks, PSGarak. I did look but couldn't figure it out (and like you say, expected it to be a card).

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The Starveling kit
Gobbled up the bit
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"O Weh!"

No plant battles, please.
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Shy
Shy
Posts: 9

11/10/2017
I've been trying to draw this card with my alt, Keilios, who sided with the constable. Based on what I've seen and talked to a few others the card doesn't seem to drop as often. Or maybe Keilios just has abysmal luck or the fact that I want to see the other side of things is making it hard to draw, haha.

That being said Dubheasa did not feel so great about her outcome with it. But it was a wonderful, if painful, ride.

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Aniline
Aniline
Posts: 136

11/10/2017
Shy wrote:
I've been trying to draw this card with my alt, Keilios, who sided with the constable. Based on what I've seen and talked to a few others the card doesn't seem to drop as often.

Do you have A Name Whispered in Darkness 7? Because that's what the card requires to appear.

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Daedalus_Falk
Daedalus_Falk
Posts: 201

11/14/2017
I have to admit, it's a little frustrating that "A message from an old acquaintance" can't be discarded. I was considering resetting the story (as I mentioned earlier in the thread, I missed a lot of content by blazing through the story when I was first starting out), but I don't have the Fate right now, and it's a little annoying having a slot basically taken up because I don't want to be locked into the story yet.

Would it be possible to make the card discardable?

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Kalamari
Kalamari
Posts: 17

11/19/2017
I'm having the exact same problem, Daedalus. I'm refusing to do this story until it's able to be reset, now it's polluting my hand forever.

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ValentinV
ValentinV
Posts: 14

11/30/2017
A bit late but for the sake of feedback. I've finally decided to deal with the storylet and I'm one of those people who really enjoyed it. I think it's fine if we have these tales where the PC is not central for a good reason. Here we are at most a secondary characters in the tragedy of these two.

In character it was nice to do this as a favour to the Cheery Man, whom I met in my early days in Fallen London and with whom I always kept a courteous relationship. I've seen it through without meddling, interfering or trying to discourage, because that is what the two of them wanted, or at least felt they needed to do. I got the result that I desired but I believe I wouldn't reset it regardless if given the option, I'm generally in for the stories and not for the mechanics and to me the story was that the two decided on the old Lady Luck to give their feud and ending, it would feel disrespectful to the characters to reroll it just to get the result that I liked more.

Writingwise I really liked the feel of the storyline. If I had a criticism perhaps the initial pursuit feels a bit too actiony for the rather melancholy tone that permeates the rest of the narrative (at least the way I dealt with it) but I understand the need to establish some tension and it is done with very early on so it didn't break the pacing for me once the stakes were established.
edited by ValentinV on 11/30/2017
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Hubris Glamore
Hubris Glamore
Posts: 48

12/15/2017
Incidentally, has there been any word on Coffee With The Last Constable/A Drink With The Cheery Man returning post completion? Granted, LC is considering leaving town afterwards, but she's clearly inclined to pass through London given the Feast of the Rose and in any case, pursuing a crime in the south or not, she's the type to go where a case leads her.

On the other side of the coin, CM isn't likely to be absent at all.

Just kind of wondering because it was always nice to catch up with either of them for a chat, alone or otherwise and I'd love to see the card return with potentially a new option to reflect on the finale as a dialogue choice, see how they feel once they've had time to process it if they survived and you didn't meddle.

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hwoosh
hwoosh
Posts: 72

1/29/2018
I'd like to add my voice to those who worked through the early-game Last Constable content in a single chunk without seeing the "Coffee with the LC" card once--on two separate alts! All that content down the toilet.

I've been playing this game for four years, and I didn't even know that card existed until recently. It's very poorly telegraphed.

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Skinnyman
Skinnyman
Posts: 1476

1/30/2018
hwoosh wrote:
I'd like to add my voice to those who worked through the early-game Last Constable content in a single chunk without seeing the "Coffee with the LC" card once--on two separate alts! All that content down the toilet.

I've been playing this game for four years, and I didn't even know that card existed until recently. It's very poorly telegraphed.

I understand that a player may miss some content due to fast advancement, but the card you are talking about locks itself very fast and has a low frequency. I know about that card only from Wiki and, with this info, I saw it on my alt two times only; advanced the story and was a bit shocked to see that it locks before the previously last steps.

No wonder few people know about it!

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Plynkes
Plynkes
Posts: 577

2/15/2018
Well, finally did it. I remember everyone at the time getting upset because their chosen ally died. Well I'm upset because mine didn't!

I wanted to get their weapon at the feast! Grr...I think somehow the game knows what you want and always manages to work things so you don't get it. Want the Amanuensis? He's out of town all week. But when you have no use for him he's all over you like a rash. Same with the Lady in Lilac.

The game just knows.

I thoroughly enjoyed it, though. It would have been more poignant if my guy had died, but I have no gripes. None. smile

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Catherine Raymond
Catherine Raymond
Posts: 2110

2/15/2018
I have a question, if anyone here can answer.

I sided with the Constable, and ended up playing the final story with the Constable and the Cheery Man in such a way that the Cheery Man died. I also have the "Stiff Backed Young Lady" as a Companion. Here's the question. Assuming I have sufficient Masquing, will I be eligible for the Cudgel or the Cane?

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dov
dov
Posts: 2461

2/15/2018
Catherine Raymond wrote:
will I be eligible for the Cudgel or the Cane?

No. The Cudgel/Cane are mementos of your chosen ally, should they not survive.

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Catherine Raymond
Catherine Raymond
Posts: 2110

2/15/2018
dov wrote:
Catherine Raymond wrote:
will I be eligible for the Cudgel or the Cane?

No. The Cudgel/Cane are mementos of your chosen ally, should they not survive.


Great. So I've spent Fate to get to 40 Masquing that I can't use. My foolishness. Thanks.

EDIT: All is well, and all manner of things is well. It turns out there are other 40 Masquing Companions available that I did not have, one of which I have chosen.
edited by cathyr19355 on 2/16/2018

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