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The Lonely Hunter
The Lonely Hunter
Posts: 160

2/6/2019
I was impatient when finishing the Stiff Drink story and tried to aid the Widow with a Hastily Scrawled Note and 50ish chance of success. Not a massive loss, but it stings to lose out on 2000 Jade because I wouldn't wait for a bit.

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Maxie Stark
Maxie Stark
Posts: 20

2/16/2019
Failing on a 97% success. I can't remember the exact storylet but that made me go OUCH lol

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Arcengal
Arcengal
Posts: 201

4/3/2019
Lost 3 flips in a row. RIP ~50 scraps.

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Arcengal
Arcengal
Posts: 201

6/14/2019
Started an expedition with 98% chance to succeed on 3 steps a time and enough supplies for two fails.

Failed twice and my rival progressed with every step, so I lost the expedition. Rip 65 echoes and my entire action stock.

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Ragnar Degenhand
Ragnar Degenhand
Posts: 198

6/15/2019
@ Arcengal

Now that really is awful luck. "A sign" is sometimes very elusive. Commiserations from someone who did the Nadir expedition with 99 supplies and ended with just four to spare.

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Vega
Vega
Posts: 150

6/17/2019
This was a deliberate choice not a mistake. While I don't regret this for RP reasons, for gameplay mechanics reasons I deeply regret

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losing the Repentant Forger permanently to the Flint storyline. I paid FATE to Uncover Secrets Framed in Gold and lost the Forger there, and paid FATE again to re-befriend him in New Newgate. For some reason he's still available at New Newgate but I'm not sure I'm up for a third payment of FATE to get him back yet once more... and to think I lost such a useful (and sweetly melancholy) Acquaintance. *sighs*
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Edited to add spoiler quotes, just to be safe.




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The Jaunty Mystic, Taranlei, roams the streets of London, interviewing fellow citizens. Member of the Sanguine Ribbon Society and the Temple Club (happy to send invites). Accepting all Acquaintances, lethal duels, social interactions, and opportunities for casual roleplay.

The Shifty Spectre has departed on the final voyage. "I have gone down, down, my love..."
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Dudebro Pyro
Dudebro Pyro
Posts: 765

7/19/2019
Aaand 9 Notability down the drain, again, from an Unsigned Message. And during elections no less.

My consolation is that since I needed to change my specialisation anyway, I wasn't gonna bother going above N12, and I'll probably have time to get back to that in time (though I might have to use some Scheme since we're almost halfway through already).

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Jolanda Swan
Jolanda Swan
Posts: 1823

7/19/2019
I am available for social actions to generate MW, Pyro!

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Jeremiah Oathes
Jeremiah Oathes
Posts: 73

7/22/2019
I just discarded the second Mood card I had on the hand for some months now. Who needs them anyway... *sobs quietly*

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Dr Jeremiah Oathes - Natural Philosopher, Alchemist and Anatomist (part-time). Occasionally in Service to the Crown and the Bazaar. Would like to dissect a Master (for science and mad laughter).
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MrBreaksIt
MrBreaksIt
Posts: 20

7/23/2019
Well, I just let the Last Constable die and I'm rather sure that counts.

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Slyblue
Slyblue
Posts: 224

8/11/2019
Accidentally got my Fasting and Meditating to a Foolish End up to 70K, instead of 60K.

I-I thought the number was the key...

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Salvage Tum
Salvage Tum
Posts: 14

8/11/2019
I helped a man settle accounts with his daughter... sufficed to say, the outcome left nothing but the taste of ash in my mouth. The survivor has cut all ties to me, and I can’t help but feel that I deserve it, and worse. I never should have gotten involved.

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Open to anything save SMEN stuff. Won’t make that mistake twice...
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Skinnyman
Skinnyman
Posts: 2149

8/12/2019
Salvage Tum wrote:
I helped a man settle accounts with his daughter... sufficed to say, the outcome left nothing but the taste of ash in my mouth. The survivor has cut all ties to me, and I can’t help but feel that I deserve it, and worse. I never should have gotten involved.
I still hope that Lost Daughter and Rubbery Murders get more love; with a reset option for that who want to.
So much potential wasted there!

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Quidam
Quidam
Posts: 78

8/18/2019
This isn't a failure exactly, or I guess it is but it's a failure on my part. Anyway, spoiler for the Family and Law and An agent of the cheesemonger stories.

[spoiler] It was during the second part of the Last constable storyline. I always favored the last constable because even though I am hostile toward the regular kind of constable, I was quickly enamored by her sense of justice and integrity. So I rushed trough the preparation for the final confrontation. Steal a few drops of Cantigaster poison? Check. Invite the Cherry Man? Check. Put down a down-payment? Check. Deal with the tankards?

This is where dumbass here made a mistake. Despite the game being quite explicite on that point, I didn't not realize that altering with the tankard would made my ally angry. I read the relevant entries on the wiki later, and the fact that I didn't pick up on it is just one of an uncountable number of proof that I am an idiot. So the Cherry man died and now the Last constable is angry at me. The sad think for me was that my character had just confessed there love to her, and I was not expecting this reaction.

I took a few moment to think about it. It dawn on me that this revealed something I didn't know about my character. They are self-relient and don't trust people easily, and now, even with the best of intention, it had blown up in there face. For them, this was an epiphany. Which is why, later, they trusted Alice to the bitter end and enacted the plan of the cheesemonger... [/spoiler]

So even if could go spend fate and start again, I don't think I would.

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Tom Davidson
Tom Davidson
Posts: 110

8/19/2019
I just got rid of my plant again. *wry laugh*

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asinineFlatfoot
asinineFlatfoot
Posts: 85

8/28/2019
For a time, I took to Expeditions as my preferred money-grinding method. I grew very used to selling [spoiler]Parabola-Linen and Silent Souls.[/spoiler]

One day, I accidentally sold my Insatiable Glove. It was perhaps the only of my foolish mistakes I actually regret.
edited by asinineFlatfoot on 8/28/2019

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Vega
Vega
Posts: 150

9/8/2019
From one hand of 6 opportunity cards I drew the Inconvenient Aunt (employed by the Bazaar) three times. All three times I got poisoned instead of energized. Ah, dear Aunt, perhaps a different beverage source...? *sadface*

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The Shifty Spectre has departed on the final voyage. "I have gone down, down, my love..."
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Viola
Viola
Posts: 4

1/29/2020
This wasn't accidental, but blackening my mind twice, when I was at early/mid-game, on my main character. I had barely touched my ambition. I'm still not a PoSI. The Watchful would have really helped me progress through Fallen London and unlock everything. Makes expeditions harder, too. Drawing so many Eyeless Skull cards didn't help, either! Maybe if my Watchful were higher I could do something with them (Nadir).

But I also lost 45 crates of expedition supplies because I overestimated my Watchful. Sigh... Now I am just milling around, waiting for Docks favours. And drawing more Eyeless Skulls.
edited by erudelle on 1/29/2020
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Lord Chillingsworth
Lord Chillingsworth
Posts: 10

2/1/2020
I believe mine has to be my lapse in game play -- I was playing back at the beginning, nearly right at the start, and I had all my stats raised to maximum and thought I'd done everything so I stopped for a time. Unfortunately for me, the game continued apace and so when I returned I found that many of the things I thought I'd done need re-doing, and it's hell to try and go back and retrace my steps with my stats as high as they are (it's very hard to build up scandal with my status!) -- I'm still going in circles trying to re-do everything in the Labyrinth and my notability is practically nothing. Still, it's a challenge!
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phryne
phryne
Posts: 1403

4/23/2020
When you've been playing for years, and still forget that going to Zee resets certain qualities... there you go, Inspired... 22 upset

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