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12 min ago
Topic:
The Masters' Gallery of Singular Equipment

RoyalRaven
RoyalRaven
Posts: 1
Well I am very late to this, but regardless:

Vake-Tooth Macuahuitl
Weapon
A relic-club from the age of the Fourth City, fitted with the living teeth of the Vake. Given time, this terrible creation can saw through anything. Keep it away from the good furniture.
+15 Dangerous
+5 Watchful
+3 Dreaded


Mini-Master
Companion
A bat you dressed in a tiny replica Master’s cloak, it squeaks satirically at passers-by from atop your shoulder. Insulting? Perhaps. Adorable? Undoubtedly.
+5 Shadowy
+2 Persuasive
+1 Bizarre
7 hours ago
Topic:
Major bug in the card drawing mechanism

Jolanda Swan
Jolanda Swan
Posts: 1479
Sigh.
This is what we were talking about on the PSA: Halowmass thread. There is this thread here, waiting for months, with us speculating on whether the bug is fixed or not. And we get an answer from a screengrab from Discord.
I do feel like quite a nag right now, sorry for that.
8 hours ago
Topic:
Regarding the Morality of the Infernal Sort

Jolanda Swan
Jolanda Swan
Posts: 1479
Yes. And they are not that much into us.
I doubt that even one story where a devil was involved ended happily for a human.
8 hours ago
Topic:
The Lore of Arbor

Jolanda Swan
Jolanda Swan
Posts: 1479
It seems to me that those of sufficient imagination would eventually find their way to Far Arbor. But imagination is a talent in itself so... many people would stay behind even without Far-Arbor intervention.
8 hours ago
Topic:
October Exceptional Story: Say it With Flowers

Shadowcthuhlu
Shadowcthuhlu
Posts: 1465
The stories of the lovers hit pretty hard at Evensong's own struggles.
9 hours ago
Topic:
The Lore of Arbor

Shadowcthuhlu
Shadowcthuhlu
Posts: 1465
I feel like they would be friendlier if they were possessed. I would go for a deal in the past, perhaps in the founding of arbor, but something soured. Something soured big time.
What I would also like to now is what people think about the two classes of citizens? Is everyone fated to be in far-arbor eventually or is the near-arbor just making sure to deprive the far-arbor to maintain their workforce?
12 hours ago
Topic:
PSA: Hallowmas Companions Announcement

Catherine Raymond
Catherine Raymond
Posts: 2336
Yes, Hannah! Get well soon!
12 hours ago
Topic:
PSA: Hallowmas Companions Announcement

Catherine Raymond
Catherine Raymond
Posts: 2336
Optimatum wrote:
I think it's worth noting this wasn't an announcement, per se, just a teaser. This was just something informally mentioned by a dev during an ongoing conversation, which also happens sometimes here on the forums.

I do think it's disappointing that these forums are getting less official attention—it's especially baffling that we haven't gotten official threads for the last few seasonal conclusions—but this doesn't strike me as quite the same situation.

Catherine Raymond wrote:
Jermaine Vendredi wrote:
I registered for the Discord, but found the set-up singularly unappealing.


You're not kidding. Not only an ugly interface, but a hard-to-use one. I couldn't even find the announcement.


Proper announcements end up in the Discord's #fbg-announcements channel. Unfortunately, Discord's IRC-like design makes it basically impossible to see other noteworthy messages without first being told they exist. Then your best bet is to search for messages from Failbetter staff, usually Hannah.


Noted. Thanks for the information.
12 hours ago
Topic:
Major bug in the card drawing mechanism

mp
mp
Posts: 34
Hannah confirmed (on the Discord) that the bug has indeed been fixed!

13 hours ago
Topic:
Regarding the Morality of the Infernal Sort

the old man
the old man
Posts: 9
I think devils can experience emotions they may not do it often but we have examples such as the devil and the opra singer and the repentant devil in sunless skies so while it may take a lot they do have emotions but I think its just a matter that there minds are so alien to ours
14 hours ago
Topic:
PSA: Hallowmas Companions Announcement

Jolanda Swan
Jolanda Swan
Posts: 1479
Get well, Hannah! Hoping for a full, quick recovery.
16 hours ago
Topic:
PSA: Hallowmas Companions Announcement

Hannah Flynn
Hannah Flynn
Administrator
Posts: 406
thx olivia + soz gang smile
16 hours ago
Topic:
PSA: Hallowmas Companions Announcement

babelfishwars
babelfishwars
Administrator
Posts: 1133
Hello all!

Firstly - sorry about not posting that here, too. I dropped into the Discord because I'm trying to cover the urgent things for Hannah on top of my usual work, but I am not a natural comms person. Most of you probably won't know, but Hannah had a pretty horrible accident which meant she had to have emergency hand surgery. She'll be OK, but she's been off for a couple of weeks, and while back-ish, can't type easily!

But I should have posted here too. So, sorry again there.

As a general point - I don't post here much, but I do read here a lot. I check in every other day, roughly - so while I appreciate that we don't appear to be here that much, I do listen and take note of the things you say. I often carry feedback to the rest of the team. I'm just not very talkative, because I find it really easy to get distracted.

But I hear you!

-Babel
16 hours ago
Topic:
PSA: Hallowmas Companions Announcement

Jolanda Swan
Jolanda Swan
Posts: 1479
Discord has a unique chat-like interface which a lot of people (including myself) find unappealing. It's good for mass chats, awful for nuanced conversation or speculation or the kind of semi-rp that goes on in this forum.
I am not saying it's bad, just that it's not for everyone.
Now the forums have been around for ever, and FBs' involvement in them was one of their best features. Not only informing us of what's to come, but most importantly, knowing that if something was written here, it would count as formal feedback. It would be read by FB and be taken into account. This makes you feel more connected to the game. In return, I think, people here behave in a certain manner, keeping evetyrhing at the level of polite conversation.
Plus, the forums are extremely useful to newcomers who can search tips, old ES, guides, grinds etc very easily and with minimum hassle. They can be used even if you never post a word.
Which is why the idea of them falling behind is upsetting and unappealing. I love FL, but I don't want to have to use the uber-messy Discord to get teasers and information always in real time.
17 hours ago
Topic:
Sunless Skies: Sovereign Edition

Diptych
Diptych
Administrator
Posts: 3409
But, expanding their market would bring more revenue - and thus more time and resources - with which to make DLC and/or future games. So, good news for core players.
21 hours ago
Topic:
PSA: Hallowmas Companions Announcement

Optimatum
Optimatum
Posts: 3519
I think it's worth noting this wasn't an announcement, per se, just a teaser. This was just something informally mentioned by a dev during an ongoing conversation, which also happens sometimes here on the forums.

I do think it's disappointing that these forums are getting less official attention—it's especially baffling that we haven't gotten official threads for the last few seasonal conclusions—but this doesn't strike me as quite the same situation.

Catherine Raymond wrote:
Jermaine Vendredi wrote:
I registered for the Discord, but found the set-up singularly unappealing.


You're not kidding. Not only an ugly interface, but a hard-to-use one. I couldn't even find the announcement.


Proper announcements end up in the Discord's #fbg-announcements channel. Unfortunately, Discord's IRC-like design makes it basically impossible to see other noteworthy messages without first being told they exist. Then your best bet is to search for messages from Failbetter staff, usually Hannah.
1 days ago
Topic:
The Goosey Gazette

Frogvarian
Frogvarian
Posts: 68
-------------------------------------- Editorial --------------------------------------

Today’s modern age is so reliant on timekeeping. Our minds race with ticking seconds. Gentlefolk wind their clocks and watches imported from the surface. Tick; tock; tick; tock. Bells in their towers still ring their sad, needless chimes.


It is as if one’s mind might malfunction when not in the presence of a timepiece. Seconds unperceived are seconds wasted. Sit a while and listen. Listen to the screams of your own thoughts. The silence of others’. The night all around you. Whispers of choirs.


The Neath does not like Time. There is a certain judgement that comes with such, I suppose. Earth’s secrets shall not be judged, no. We are all secrets of the Earth, whether by choice or by circumstance. Time shall have little meaning to us, now. Such is to be Lawless. Such is to be a Londoner.


Sit a while and listen. Listen to the flow of your presence. The drums of the future. The wheezing of the past. How long has it been since you last looked at a clock?


Life is not a linear procession of events.


Life is to be lived.


------------------------------------ Art of London ------------------------------------

Woods In Winter
by Silurica


"I last saw him in the woods one winter - surrounded by black bark and white snow. It was Vienna, long ago. I proved myself there, and..."

Find more of their art…


------------------------------- News of Art, Art of News -------------------------------

The Clown - A Review Of Contemporary Drama

The recent debut of a comedy playwright, The Clown, is a matter of apparent controversy. This dramatic play, a truly psychological study of character, has its supporters as well as naysayers. Here is our own humble review of the piece.

In the main role, with a stunning performance, J. Bird portrays the titular clown, a funnyman with little fun in his heart. Throughout the play we learn of the bozo’s dark past and woeful current circumstances which cumulate into a breaking of psyche and burning of a town. Mr. Bird gave a seamless and terrifying transition from a fun-loving funnyman to a murderous lunatic.

The production of the play was phenomenal, the effects, especially the blood, were truly state of the art for theaters. The makeup and costuming was top-notch, and the inclusion of the audience was one never before seen. Yet another show of the technological innovation in art that Mahogany Hall truly holds.

The use of comedy within the piece as a metaphor for our own society was quite thought-provoking; laughter and tears permeated throughout as reactions to said comedy and thusly the feelings of the characters to the society itself, sometimes intermingling into a sort of crying laughter.

The piece does, however, feel too long in its meanderings. The point it presents is clear and well-examined by the half of the second act. Moreover, the action and the emotion of the third act is so full of feeling and empowerment that it would’ve been worthwhile to either extend it or bring the catharsis of it to us sooner.

Overall, we at the Gazette hold rather positive feelings on The Clown, and encourage anyone to give it a view.

See you in the theater, London.


---------------------------------- Ask Mother Goose ----------------------------------

Dear Mother Goose,
What is the price of time?
Edge

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Dear Edge,
The very wait itself.
1 days ago
Topic:
PSA: Hallowmas Companions Announcement

Catherine Raymond
Catherine Raymond
Posts: 2336
Skinnyman wrote:
I missed the Discord announcement, but thanks to Reddit u/AnOrangeCactus this post was made there. Bit late, but time to share the news here too, on the official game forums!


Olivia from FBG just gave us a heads-up on Discord about what to prepare for the upcoming Hallowmas:
I mean non of this is compulsory, but:
You may want some Docks Renown and associated favours.
You may want some Rubbery Men renown and associated favours.
You may want some Constables renown and associated favours.



Thanks for the Reddit link!
1 days ago
Topic:
PSA: Hallowmas Companions Announcement

Catherine Raymond
Catherine Raymond
Posts: 2336
Jermaine Vendredi wrote:
I registered for the Discord, but found the set-up singularly unappealing.


You're not kidding. Not only an ugly interface, but a hard-to-use one. I couldn't even find the announcement.
1 days ago
Topic:
Sunless Skies: Sovereign Edition

Waterpls
Waterpls
Posts: 244
Bad news for core players. Yeah, i understand that company have a product and wants to show it for more broad customers, on other platforms. But for us PC gamers DLC with good chunk of new content or new game would be much better.
edited by Waterpls on 10/20/2019




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