I’ve not played Fallen London, Cultist Simulator, Sunless Sea, nor Sunless Skies. Hence, my familiarity with them is relegated to some limited reading I’ve done into these games. Although I tend to do a lot of research, I’ve purposely not dug too deep as I did not want to reveal much of the game as a journey vs an end result, but I am unable to discern whether or not certain aspects of game play are possible.
Allow me to attempt to show where I am coming from & the "tie-in" to my questions.
I am an avid fan of all things WH40K, but more specifically the CSM/Chaos side of that genre. I play games of that type & have read many Black Library titles covering the CSM legions so logically I favor games (PC & Board) that fit the stereotypical mold for this, but lately been searching for something on the more…surreptitious side…like building a cult. Less overt, more covert.
From a CSM point of view it could be heavily generalized as:
- Alpha Legion - Infiltration & Covert Operations[/li][li]Night Lords - Infiltration & Psychological Warfare[/li][li]Thousand Sons - Nine Cults of Nine Sects, Knowledge is Power[/li][li]Word Bearers - Extreme religious fervor & Daemonancy[/li][li]All heavily deal in cultist activity & have significantly different views on the uses & purpose of cultists always to the detriment of said cultists (which is perfectly ok).
So the "tie-in" would be I am looking for something which has elements of the above, but I am not sure which game would be a better ‘match’ for me.
Cultist Simulator looks intriguing, but I keep finding people make references to Fallen London.
I wanted to ask some questions, but without spoilers being given:
#1 Cults? Can I create, form, join, or run a cult within the game mechanics?
Note: I am not referring to a player "guild", but an in game mechanic with some type of NPC/Faction, for instance.
#2 Any territories or domains able to control?
#4 Any combat?
#5 Is there perma-death?
Note: I am fine if there is…just wanted to know.
#6 Are there in-game factions that can be joined & ranks to climb?
#7 If not, would one of the other games listed at top (or other games within the Story Nexus Worlds) be a closer match?
edited by 1stHeretic on 8/26/2018
[color=white]Second Set of Questions:[/color]
I think I died.
I racked up many wounds going after Jack-of-Smiles, then was playing chess with the Boatman for a VERY long time it seemed. If that was death, it appeared that my main "cost" was in Actions to remedy the situation. I also noticed "Approaching the Gates of the Garden" & "Boatmans Opponent" kept increasing while playing chess.
#8 Was that death? Did I die?
#9 Other than a "cost" in Action points, is there something else I am not aware of that is a "Cost" that I’ve overlooked?
#10 What is the best use for "My Plans" & "Active Plans" TAB & is there a ‘limit’ to the # of things I can track?
#11 Some items have "you’re in a Storylet at the moment - finish it before using this item".
How can I tell which Storylet that relates?
#12 "Click on this item in your inventory to use it" I’ve tried left & right clicking; what am I doing wrong?
#13 I received a Gift from player, how can I send a message of thanks or communicate back with other people in game?
Speaking of gifts, I disposed of a [color=white]Whisper-Locked Sea Chest[/color]: Sold it to a Blind Bruiser because it said I could give it to one of my Sunless Sea captains. Initially I didn’t think I would play Sunless Sea, so I took the option to sell it. Well, I regret that decision. I am thoroughly enjoying Cult Simulator & Fallen London & have subsequently watched a video on Sunless Sea…which I am now 99% sure I will buy next time it is on sale. The Sunless Sea map looked awesome. I saw Watchman’s Hill (where I am at now in FL), the wolf docks, & many other places.
#14 Can I get more of those [color=white]Whisper-Locked Sea Chest[/color] while in Fallen London in order to give to my SS captain later?
#15 Does the "in-game-world" of Fallen London cover the same areas as Sunless Sea?
#16 Factions: I’m encountering different Factions and for some I can’t tell if I want to help them or not. For instance, I am perfectly fine helping Crime vs Constable (seems fairly straight forward rivalry). However, there is a guy who is giving me stuff and he was called an anarchist or something? Raising my Revolution? How can I get more info on who is against who, but without spoiling things because I don’t want to build up lots of faction with the revolution guys when I might want to be on the other side?
#17 I took the following actions in game & one sentence stood out (I highlighted it). Does that mean I can go back to the surface? I thought we were stuck in Fallen London underground region? Yes/No?
[quote=Hardly an effort]
Trails are followed, clues are analysed and witnesses are questioned. You track your client’s brother to a honey den in Veilgarden within hours of taking the case. You leave your client upbraiding her feckless sibling. [color=Yellow]It seems likely that the pair will stay in the Neath[/color]. That must be the last of your surface clients.[/quote]
edited by 1stHeretic on 8/26/2018