[color=#ff00cc]There’s not much we know; just that someone was seen hobbling away from the library, and that - squashed under one of the books on the floor - we found the petal of a green carnation… [/color]
[color=rgb(255, 0, 204)]Mr Pages library has been burgled again, and the Master is beside itself. Track the culprit across London; learn what moved them to such bold action and decide their fate, as you conduct your second case as Mr Pages’ Reliable.[/color]
[color=#ff00cc]Players who’ve already completed the first Reliables case for Mr Pages - and who’ve begun teaching at the University - will be able to begin this story by finding the "Another Case for a Reliable" card in their decks[/color]
A green carnation, eh? Dare I wonder whether the Epigrammatic Irishman or his followers might be having their revenge?
I’m hyped! Can’t wait for the card!
Had the card, waiting for . . . another card, I guess? I don’t see any new storylets anywhere.
Awesome! I’m always glad to have a chance to assist the Masters.
My alt got the second card - “Following the Trail”.
I’m not sure how many cards there will be and if I remember correctly the First Case for Mr Pages was all opportunity cards, so I don’t expect it to become a storylet.
I don’t remember ever encountering the first case. Is there a quality it imparted? Was there a stat cut off that I may have gone past before it showed up in my deck?
edited by finitehp on 10/8/2015
The quality would be in the story quality section, just below a Scholar of the Correspondence. "Ascending the Reliables List of Mr Pages" is it’s name. If you happened to miss out on the first card you can find it on this card.
[spoiler] My awful Masters’ lickspittle main is completely stuck - if even the judgements come across something unexpected from time to time – has anyone decided to take the book yet?[li](never mind, I felt really bad. also wistful about Wilde maybe walking an auroral megalops from aboard ship. what he might have written of the far unterzee–!)[/li][li]
edited by fortluna on 10/8/2015
Ah okay. I do have the quality. I must just not remember the first case.
[color=#ff00cc]The story is played (almost!) entirely through the Opportunity Deck. There’s nothing that will lock you out of the story once you’ve begun it, besides completing it. [/color]
[color=#ff00cc]And if cards are taking a little while to appear, it’s only because Mr Pages or the Culprit being a bit obstinate - keep drawing, though, and they’ll be sure to appear.[/color]
[quote=Cash DeCuir][color=#ff00cc]The story is played (almost!) entirely through the Opportunity Deck. There’s nothing that will lock you out of the story once you’ve begun it, besides completing it. [/color]
[color=#ff00cc]And if cards are taking a little while to appear, it’s only because Mr Pages or the Culprit being a bit obstinate - keep drawing, though, and they’ll be sure to appear.[/color][/quote]
I used the fate-locked option, the system set some stats, and… that’s it. No reward at all, is that OK, or should I just wait more for the next opportunity?
[color=#ff00cc]The Fate-locked branch offers deeper insight into the story, as well as an alternate ending with enhanced rewards on the next card.[/color]
I chose the Fate-locked branch… and I’m really happy. Looking forward to completing the story, but regardless, the writing here really touched me. Thanks Failbetter – this was important to me.
Blimey, talk about a blast from the past. Less "long-awaited" than "long-since no-longer-expected". Still, looking forward to it.
I have a problem: I’m in the middle of a time-sensitive grind & I played the non-discardable card to get into the dandy’s house to get rid of it as I need to draw cards, and now I’m trapped in a storylet. I haven’t decided whether I want to take the fate path yet, but now I’m trapped & locked out of everything else until I decide. Could I please be released, or rather, if I take a non fate path will I be able to reset the story? It’s a shame that these cards have been non discardable, and that there was no warning I’d be trapped by trying to get rid of it.
Edit: took the non fate path so as not to waste my actions. Im genuinely interested in & fond of this story, and I’m really pleased to see you doing something tender like this. I hope you’ll offer a reset option, or at least consider making the cards discardable - I’d have loved to enjoy this at my own pace when I wasn’t busy with other tasks, rather than feeling that I had to play. But I must say these are some lovely words.
edited by Màiread on 10/8/2015
Yeah it’s not entirely clear to me what the motivation for making them undiscardable was…
I had actually assumed that the first card at the least was made non-discardable so people didn’t discard it without looking at it thinking it was another invitation to the revels.
I just got the last card. I did the fate-locked bit. There’s three typos in the result and option.
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