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NiteBrite
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11/24/2015
Ah I just realized no one in this thread has mentioned the dark carapaced crustacean companion. Possibly because it was given (extremely generously) in an advent calendar code last year. Its an expensive and luck based companion to craft on your own as it requires you to feed Pails of Snow to either a malevolent monkey or to a Talkative Rattus Faber (for reduced odds). You have like 20-30% odds to succeed with the monkey, and 10% odds to succeed with the rat.

It'd be very generous if we got a crustacean in the advent calendar again but who can say. This may be something to consider spending excess pails of snow on if it isn't.

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Optimatum
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11/24/2015
NiteBrite wrote:
Ah I just realized no one in this thread has mentioned the dark carapaced crustacean companion. Possibly because it was given (extremely generously) in an advent calendar code last year. Its an expensive and luck based companion to craft on your own as it requires you to feed Pails of Snow to either a malevolent monkey or to a Talkative Rattus Faber (for reduced odds). You have like 20-30% odds to succeed with the monkey, and 10% odds to succeed with the rat.

It'd be very generous if we got a crustacean in the advent calendar again but who can say. This may be something to consider spending excess pails of snow on if it isn't.



That was only given out in the advent calendar two years ago. My trust in you has been shattered :y

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NiteBrite
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11/24/2015
Optimatum wrote:
That was only given out in the advent calendar two years ago. My trust in you has been shattered :y

... what year is it again? >_>;;

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Optimatum
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11/24/2015
Hard to say, since I'm currently dreaming about Paris, 1908. No matter what though I don't think 2013 was last year :P

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NiteBrite
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11/24/2015
No its cool, I admit I make mistakes. I've been around a long time, my memory is bad, and I've seen so many different iterations of events that sometimes I get mixed up and my information is a little stale or off course. I'm no spacemarine9 that's for sure, that dude is pretty much infallible when it comes to lore. It's really helpful to have a community of smart inquisitive folks who know how to look into these matters on their own. It helps correct out any errors I make and I thank you for your aid.

I'm a good source of approximate knowledge of many things, but not much more than that.
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Optimatum
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11/24/2015
You certainly know and have experienced a lot more than I have, or than most members of the community. Was there even anyone else who was ever sun-scorched? In any case, hats off to you for being so helpful and inquisitive! Even though this monocle isn't really a hat.

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Sara Hysaro
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11/24/2015
There are at least two others who were sun-scorched, but I believe NiteBrite is the currently the only active one.

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Erika
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11/24/2015
Oh, I did the math on the IRC and I should probably mention here. Anyone grinding Scholar of the Correspondence for insepcting pails of lacre should invest in exchanging Surprise Packages with someone.

As is, it takes 32 or something actions to gain 1cp Scholar of the Correspondence via the Court, doing this also gives you 30 echoes of Moon-Pearls, if you sold these to supply exchanging Surprise Packages, that 1cp goes up to 1.33CP over 41 actions (this is pure action-wise, not looking at the probablity of drawing the Give a Gift card).

On details, there's a 11% chance to get 'Something ...perilous' and a 1cp increase in SotC and 3 actions to equally send, accept, and open a package.

If you want to go into a Surprise Package exchange, here's a thread for just that:
http://community.failbettergames.com/topic21057-surprise-package-delivery-service.aspx

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Optimatum
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11/24/2015
Sara Hysaro wrote:
There are at least two others who were sun-scorched, but I believe NiteBrite is the currently the only active one.


Did some who took the action know in advance it wouldn't have consequences? Or were there multiple people unusually self-destructive for even Seekers?

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NiteBrite
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11/24/2015
Optimatum wrote:
Sara Hysaro wrote:
There are at least two others who were sun-scorched, but I believe NiteBrite is the currently the only active one.


Did some who took the action know in advance it wouldn't have consequences? Or were there multiple people unusually self-destructive for even Seekers?

There were three of us and both of these things were true. Mac Trilby was the first scorched and is the one mentioned in old FBG interviews. I was working towards it already but it took long enough to get there that I already knew about Mac's experience before I acted. Although he didn't give the full story; I learned new things by experiencing it myself. I haven't seen Mac around in ages.

The third was a knife and candle friend of mine by the name of Victor Gluenko who did it third without knowing about either of us. Victor also had plans to explore low stats content with me using bottled oblivion, but he dropped out of the game before getting around to it.
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Parelle
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11/25/2015
NiteBrite wrote:
Ah I just realized no one in this thread has mentioned the dark carapaced crustacean companion...Its an expensive and luck based companion to craft on your own as it requires you to feed Pails of Snow to either a malevolent monkey or to a Talkative Rattus Faber (for reduced odds). You have like 20-30% odds to succeed with the monkey, and 10% odds to succeed with the rat.



... Apparently I sacrificed to the Gods of Statistical Significance (as my computer-scientist/mathematician husband would say). Because I *got* one via the Rat last year. So it does happen. I've had a couple other unlikely outcomes too...the things you try because you don't know how valuable - or unlikely - they are?

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Shalinoth
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11/27/2015
Optimatum wrote:
It would take an extraordinary number of Night-Whispers and Storm Threnodies to get enough snow even if you lucked out and drew the Urchins card enough.



I prepared for Sackmas by creating 11 Night Whispers and 77 Storm Threnodies.. will it mean I probably won't need to spend Tears on sustaining a Noman to the Feast?

What's the extra Tattoo option, anyway? Is it a tattoo of a Noman? Or access to special tattoos in general. One of my characters just got his first Ubergoat, so he's probably going to want a tattoo of that. Does that mean he shouldn't aim for keeping a Noman alive but rather just buy early and experience the story / Elemental Secret?

It's my first proper Sackmas. Last year I just winged it but still ended up with a 6-card Lodging each and a Remote.

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Optimatum
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11/27/2015
That's probably still not enough to not need to use Tears. It'll certainly help but who knows. Theoretically it's even possible for a Noman to survive until the Feast without healing it at all but it's incredibly unlikely. And yes, the extra tattoo option is a Noman tattoo that counts as your choice for the year.

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NiteBrite
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11/27/2015
You'd need about four times as much material to guarantee noman survival without tears. But if you are going for the ubergoat tattoo then you can't also get the noman tattoo in the same year anyways.
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Grenem
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11/27/2015
Shalinoth wrote:
Optimatum wrote:
It would take an extraordinary number of Night-Whispers and Storm Threnodies to get enough snow even if you lucked out and drew the Urchins card enough.



I prepared for Sackmas by creating 11 Night Whispers and 77 Storm Threnodies.. will it mean I probably won't need to spend Tears on sustaining a Noman to the Feast?

What's the extra Tattoo option, anyway? Is it a tattoo of a Noman? Or access to special tattoos in general. One of my characters just got his first Ubergoat, so he's probably going to want a tattoo of that. Does that mean he shouldn't aim for keeping a Noman alive but rather just buy early and experience the story / Elemental Secret?

It's my first proper Sackmas. Last year I just winged it but still ended up with a 6-card Lodging each and a Remote.

It's a tattoo of a noman in specific, and two sentences of special text. Any other tatoo can be aquired without a noman.

How'd you get the 6-card lodogings? i'm still stuck at 4-card, and most people at 5-card.

I don't think 11 pails will be enough, feel free to try anyways. you'll just prolly regret it.

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Shalinoth
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11/28/2015
Err, that was supposed to say 5-card Lodgings.

Thanks for input on Tears and Tattoos, folks.

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genesis
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11/30/2015
Does snow accumulate? I.e. if I don't clear snow for 3 weeks and then clear it will I be able to get 3 buckets or only 1?

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NiteBrite
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11/30/2015
genesis wrote:
Does snow accumulate? I.e. if I don't clear snow for 3 weeks and then clear it will I be able to get 3 buckets or only 1?

Only one I am afraid. Snow does not accumulate, so be sure to clear it when you can.

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genesis
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11/30/2015
Thank you. That does present some logistical difficulties with when to go to Apis Meet. I almost wondering whether I should postpone Flint II until January as it would save me from micromanaging when I am in London and give me more time to grind my Night Whispers and Storm Threnodies..

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Optimatum
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12/1/2015
I don't think there's much risk of problems. I've been in the Continent for about a day and seem to be at least a third of the way through, from what I know. If you're really concerned about it, you could wait until your Time the Healer brings snow, collect it, then head out. Apis Meet has quite a bit of extra content and can be accessed by ship or tramp steamer even after the story is finished, so if in a rush there's no need to keep looping through days to get all the options.

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