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18 min ago
Topic:
Guide to Arbor

Dudebro Pyro
Dudebro Pyro
Posts: 710
A couple of storylets have different text - notably, around the Embassy - but to my knowledge there are no mechanical differences. I went with the Contrarian at Hallowmas and haven't seen hide nor hair of him now, nor any indication at all about possible precense or even mention of the others.
3 hours ago
Topic:
Guide to Arbor

Ribauldequin
Ribauldequin
Posts: 3
Are there any differences between ambassadors and non-ambs? Also, how about the character who accompanied the player back then in Hallowmas? Will there be any snippets variations or something?
5 hours ago
Topic:
Years long quest only around a year and half away

Doctor_Static
Doctor_Static
Posts: 55
The most profuse and profound eloquence seems insufficient to fully express my admiration and affirmation of phryne's sentiments and perpective! (And, likewise, Jolanda's, as parallel.) A deep and fully heartfelt bow most sweeping and graciously grand as i may muster, to you, O Muse of Neathly Lores! My time in Fallen London only began on February fourteenth, the Valen's-Tines, and yet, i feel even immortality could not exhaust it's fathomless fascinations, in living my Story - even as but one mere facet of it's labyrinthine and kaleidescopic narratives.

My own dilletante yet driven engagement is focused via the medium of my Journalling of nigh all i experience here - captioning as much continuity and Role-at-play as i may, therein. My sole true Ambition in Fallen London is to live as worthy a Story as might be nigh so entertaining to another, or myself, in review, as those the setting provides. Ever "in-character", my adhearance to my genuine, genial gentleman Anarch's aethos and mores may create additional challenges in thriving and striving through ethical adversity or dillema, of Neath's intrigues - but all the more a delight, to express myself as character and characture, in this vivid and wondrous world.

My nature does include elements of persona and humours that may plunge me in ennui or anomie, and thus, as much as any other distraction of "RL", do delay my participation and progress at times - but, overall, i consider a daily prescence here to be as fufilling as savoured dreams are to both sleep and a rich life.

Over seven months, i may have lapsed as much as a month and a half away, but if i do archive all my journalling (so as to read and review it top-to-bottom, if anything, heh) it may add up to a tale worth transcribing and fleshing-out as a quite excellent novel. (i estimate 101, ten-stanza journal pages just for the first month, in fact.) May London's delights remain and sustain until that ambition actually manifests, whereupon i might go on, to Sunless Sea, and the greater mileau.

Hmmm, well, not to rave on. (And, not to over-edit further; please pardon all the "my-my" overuse of that possessive pronoun, if you would.)

My humble point in thus enthusing perhap best stated by quoting "the bard" : "The Play's The Thing!"

- CHEERS, All!

-:- yr hmbl svnt -:- Yggdrasil 'Drazzle' Fawlty Psmyth -:-

https://www.fallenlondon.com/profile/Yggdrasil%20%22Drazzle%22%20Fawlty%20Psmyth/15810926
https://community.failbettergames.com/topic6-the-good-evening-thread-introduce-yourself-here.aspx?Page=46#post235960
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edited by Doctor_Static on 9/20/2019
19 hours ago
Topic:
Patch Notes - Hoarder - 1.3.0.f37a9de5 (12/09/19)

FailbetterFuzz
FailbetterFuzz
Administrator
Posts: 224
Check it out. I mean, surely it's the most excellent business card in the whole of the High Wilderness right?

https://imgur.com/MjFMONV


edited by FailbetterFuzz on 9/19/2019
22 hours ago
Topic:
Weekly Fallen London Questions, 16/09/2019

Jolanda Swan
Jolanda Swan
Posts: 1444
Just for the record, there is one problem with having Turncoat after all. You cannot play the 7 favors option in the Implausible Penance, until you get rid of the quality.
I will still be beating the Smuggler.
1 days ago
Topic:
Weekly Fallen London Questions, 16/09/2019

Jermaine Vendredi
Jermaine Vendredi
Posts: 541
fafer.forums wrote:
I'm curios, how much Dangerous you need for level 48? Each next level is +6 more, right?


It's 282 for 48.
1 days ago
Topic:
Seeking Mr Eaten's name

Optimatum
Optimatum
Posts: 3510
Apparently Beau now requires some level of Renown to sacrifice that, but there's an additional option for people who don't meet any requirement.
1 days ago
Topic:
Patch Notes - 1.3.1.a8b5de55 (18/09/2019)

FailbetterFuzz
FailbetterFuzz
Administrator
Posts: 224
Build Version: Bug fix update - 1.3.1.a8b5de55
Release Date: 18/09/2019

Please note, we now have an in-game bug reporting tool.

For technical issues, please see our Troubleshooting Guide.


Bug fixes
  • The Peacock wind will no longer empty a crate of Supplies once it has been filled.
  • Quality tooltips will never now be prefaced with the word 'COMPLETE'.
  • It is no longer possible to recruit the Chiropterous Hoarder if they are already in your service.
  • The hold capacity of locomotives should now never be out of sync when loading a save file in the Hoarder release.
  • It is now possible to leave the Now-Triumphant Priest's cottage without eating pie.
  • Entering the Reach after completing the Lost Love's quest in a certain way will no longer entrap you in a storylet with no branches.
  • Numerous narrative tweaks and typo fixes.

edited by FailbetterFuzz on 9/19/2019
1 days ago
Topic:
Protégés Seeking Patrons (Only protégés need post)

Wulfred
Wulfred
Posts: 1
Hallo and Hello.
I'm looking for a patron. I'll be grateful for anything, but bringing the shadowy arts and persuasiveness up to spec would be fantastic. But since I'm trying to get high enough stats for the Ambitious Barrister, I'm trying to increase all of them. Duelling the Black Ribbon still seems quite difficult.

Watchful: 93
Shadowy: 41
Dangerous: 78
Persuasive: 75
1 days ago
Topic:
Protégés Seeking Patrons (Only protégés need post)

Aldinth
Aldinth
Posts: 18
Hello.
I'm looking for a patron. I'm not picky and will accept training in any discipline if an individual is willing to provide it to me - especially since I'm in need of obtaining the lessons in all of them. Saying this much, here are my stats:

Watchful: 68
Shadowy: 55
Persuasive: 54
Dangerous: 58

I leave myself in your care. Both my grandfather and mother have perished in our dark city which forced me to return from the surface. To exact my vengence, I'll take any help I can.

https://www.fallenlondon.com/profile/Aldinth
1 days ago
Topic:
Weekly Fallen London Questions, 16/09/2019

Jolanda Swan
Jolanda Swan
Posts: 1444
The Tiger Ministers are all plus ten companions!
1 days ago
Topic:
Weekly Fallen London Questions, 16/09/2019

fafer.forums
fafer.forums
Posts: 40
Jermaine Vendredi wrote:
The following situation:
I had aimed to go for Renown Criminals 50 and Constables 50 for London's Marrow.

However, for Constables 50, I find that even with a mood card, the level is unobtainable even with my best equipment. The only option I see at the moment is to change destiny. That would, however, only boost Dangerous by maybe 5 points, enough for one more level of Renown (48).
I know there are people in the community that have managed this and would be grateful for any tips.



I'm curios, how much Dangerous you need for level 48? Each next level is +6 more, right?
2 days ago
Topic:
Weekly Fallen London Questions, 16/09/2019

Skinnyman
Skinnyman
Posts: 1859
Jermaine Vendredi wrote:
The following situation:
I had aimed to go for Renown Criminals 50 and Constables 50 for London's Marrow.

However, for Constables 50, I find that even with a mood card, the level is unobtainable even with my best equipment. The only option I see at the moment is to change destiny. That would, however, only boost Dangerous by maybe 5 points, enough for one more level of Renown (48).

I know there are people in the community that have managed this and would be grateful for any tips.
As you can see on the Wiki page there the Lance is the biggest boost which doesn't have a replacement for players that weren't around few years ago or missed it 2 years ago. With a +10 companion (Fate or Hallowmas) and a spouse (player or Fate), this election's item was a missing key for some thanks for the +4 dangerous boost.

Besides this, the option would be to overcap Dangerous.
edited by Skinnyman on 9/18/2019
2 days ago
Topic:
Weekly Fallen London Questions, 16/09/2019

Jermaine Vendredi
Jermaine Vendredi
Posts: 541
The following situation:
I had aimed to go for Renown Criminals 50 and Constables 50 for London's Marrow.

However, for Constables 50, I find that even with a mood card, the level is unobtainable even with my best equipment. The only option I see at the moment is to change destiny. That would, however, only boost Dangerous by maybe 5 points, enough for one more level of Renown (48).
I know there are people in the community that have managed this and would be grateful for any tips.
2 days ago
Topic:
Pen & Paper Campaign based on S.S. - Story Mode?

Jolanda Swan
Jolanda Swan
Posts: 1444
I always find that the best approach is to ask your players what they thought of the game. Perhaps they don't mind the lack of food, the lack of money and the Lovecraftian horror at all - but maybe they did take issue with the fluffy massacre or with the lack of agency. I find that players might enjoy the goriest and most desperate of settings (asking them will let you know if they are this kind of players). However, nobody enjoys "railroading" - a predetermined outcome, no matter their actions or reactions.
Again, you know your players better. But you definitively don't have to stick to the SS script - it is a different medium, and no matter how hard you try, you can never conjure your exact experience as a PC gamer for a group of TRPG players. And you don't have to!
edited by Jolanda Swan on 9/17/2019
2 days ago
Topic:
Pen & Paper Campaign based on S.S. - Story Mode?

psyclog
psyclog
Posts: 11
Jolanda you are raising a good point here. It certainly would have been better to take some more "artistic licence" and cushion the fluffy war a bit for the players. They genuinely did not enjoy being surrounded by suffering cavies, and I can't blame them.
Concerning deviating from the game's railroad story: Well yes, you have a point. It may well be the prudent approach to just use the rich lore of Sunless Sea as a tapestry and inspiration for my own story-telling genius. I could just add loads of gold, food and supplies to the ship via savegame editing (monsters are already set to neutral), and be the master of my own story, that I can develop freely in unison with my players, falling back to some ingame inspiration whenever needed. Maybe I will switch to this approach soon, we will see. smile

I will try to explain my current approach: I do try to instill this Lovecraftian sense of cosmic horror, by clearly communicating that I myself am not the omnipotent master of my story, but merely a mediator for an essentially heartless entity (the game engine), bound to obey its commands as much as they do. I may be their empathetic friend, and try my best in storytelling, but when push comes to shove, I can't help them. I can only deliver the bad news.

I may well be overthinking this, and it is too soon to draw a solid conclusion here, but I certainly enjoy myself in the role of the mediator. If it also works for the players - we will see.
I also have some plans for the future, like delivering more and more relevant ingame information via dreams (foreshadowing) etc. directly to individual players, and maybe sow some mistrust between them.
2 days ago
Topic:
Weekly Fallen London Questions, 16/09/2019

Honeyaddict
Honeyaddict
Posts: 447
Good day to everyone reading this;
I have recently finished the Exceptional Story with the party and the garden and had obtained an item through it that I could sell to other parties, but I didn't since I had intended to keep it to myself and as such I hadn't sold it. None the less this item has disappeared, which strikes me as odd as I didn't sell it in any form. Does it disappear when you round up the Exceptional Story? Thank you very much!

The item was (spoiler):
[spoiler] Box of Sunlight [/spoiler]
2 days ago
Topic:
Alexis Kennedy hit w/ multiple #MeToo allegations

Gul al-Ahlaam
Gul al-Ahlaam
Posts: 195
Turning the topic from justice to art, I think it's fascinating to compare the writing on Sunless Sea's officer romances, which as far as I can tell from the timeline of events were written by Alexis at Peak Horny, and Cultist Simulator's cultist romances, which were, to my knowledge, in fact written largely by Lottie Bevan.

The games use romance differently, both in terms of the tone they set and in terms of the thematic and narrative utility, but both are in fundamentally the same position- the player character entering into a casual romantic and sexual relationship with one of their underlings, whether that's in a professional or social framework.

But the obvious distinction would be that in Sunless Sea, the indication of compatibility is nature (you're the kind of person that interests them or not), the engagement is entirely sexual without any significant emotional entanglement or change in professional relationship. There's no real end game for it either- it ends when someone gets tired and breaks it off.

Meanwhile, in Cultist Simulator, the indication of compatibility is shared desire and goals, the engagement is sexual but also emotional, and requires that you understand what your partner desires as well as what you desire, and your emotional entanglement leads to significant narrative drama, including the opportunity to abandon your ultimate goals on your partner's behalf and live ever after with them, or burn them on the pyre of your ambition, and there's a story to choosing to be with them, a narrative end game that has a satisfying weight to it.

This doesn't necessarily say anything about the emotional state of the writers or their worldview at the time of the writing- as there's plenty of time for reflection and change between those two moments, and of course the tone and themes of the games are quite different, but it's interesting, I think.
2 days ago
Topic:
Alexis Kennedy hit w/ multiple #MeToo allegations

Waterpls
Waterpls
Posts: 243
Justice is too broad term. Better to talk about crime prevention. Thare are two known ways.
1. Make punishment harsher. It works, but not very effective, that's why in modern societies we no longer have public tortures, executions, humiliations, etc.
2. Make punishment more certain. If its highly likely that you will be punished for you crime, then you will think twice before committing to it. Its effective. But not ideal, most criminals are not smart, educated or even have alternatives.

I do not see how call-outs can help "the millions who get abused and never get any justice". Because its weak in both ways. Hard punishment is reserved for courts (and its great). And public shaming is very unreliable. Today twitter crowd cares about women abuse at work, tomorrow it might be family violence, ecology, pedophilia, animal rights or Mr. Eaten knows what. And even if your case accidentally the same as the fashion of the season you have to be lucky or known in broad circles (or your abuser).

I believe that only institutional changes can provide good long-term solutions. So yeah, court practices and ethical committees for large enough companies / organizations.
edited by Waterpls on 9/17/2019
2 days ago
Topic:
SMEN Betrayals, looking for fresh fresh betrayals!

Altimer
Altimer
Posts: 1
Altimer is looking for, ahem, short-lived friends who wish to experience betrayal, and a quick way to the path of the Name.

https://www.fallenlondon.com/profile/Altimer
edited by Altimer on 9/17/2019




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