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Sir Joseph Marlen
Sir Joseph Marlen
Posts: 575

11/14/2015
Hello fellow Londoners! Have you ever wanted an organized system for giving and receiving Surprise Packages? Ever needed a more reliable source of regaining your lost soul or finding a Starveling Cat to pet? Just bored and want to help others out or grind packages because why not? Well look no further!


This thread is dedicated to providing players with a slightly more reliable source of Surprise Packages than in-game in the hopes of allowing them access to items prominent or exclusive to the Opening a Bundle of Oddities… quality.


If you (a player) want to recieve a large amount of Surprise Packages this is what you do.

  • 1a. Post in this thread stating your availability to spend 10 echoes on the 'Give a Gift!' card to send 'The gift of the unexpected' (Surprise Packages) to another player OR
  • 1b. Respond to an already existing unclaimed post either via this thread or via PM
  • 2. If an arrangement is reached, edit your posts to state it.
  • 3. Send each other Surprise Packages until the next Exceptional Story comes out, these are Universal Storylets available to everyone and as such, hard to miss
  • 4. If you have drawn 'Give a Gift!' an exceedingly small amount over the course of the month, consider yourself in debt and either wait for more occurences of the card or force draw the card by spending 1 Fate at your lodgings under 'Write Letters'
Some rules:
  • It's generally nice to repay each Surprise Package with another, if the month is up and you find yourself in debt, unless your partner has said otherwise, it is alright to repay them in either boxed cats or First City Coins.
  • If your trading partner has stated that they will require an even exchange of Surprise Packages, and Surprise Packages only, you will have to pay them back. And yes, alts do count.
  • This is a thread solely for Surprise Package Exchanges. No jewels, no rats, and especially no live rodents.
  • Be polite, follow through with your deals. If something should occur, please notify this in the thread, we don't want there to be a black list of box scammers, but if there needs to be, there shall be.
  • For this reason, if box scamming has occured, we will need screenshots, turn email notifications on if you want extra insurance.
If you wish to exchange ONLY ONE Surprise Package for another, visit this thread:
http://community.failbettergames.com/topic9269-a-game-of-chance-read-first-post.aspx
Some notes:
The RNG is a cruel and merciless goddex, expect a difference in the number of Surprise Packages sent, if you continue to frequent this thread, that should even out.
If you need or want to go out to Zee (or elsewhere) for an extended period of time, notify your partner beforehand and notify them that your deal is going on hiatus, or cancel your deal entirely.


Special thanks to:
Cecil ( http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/8 ): For rewriting the new system and helping with the updated thread. (You are welcome to thank them by sending the poor soul more cats for science.)
Kylestien ( http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/Kylestien ): For inspiring the creation of this thread.
edited by Sir Joseph Marlen on 11/14/2015

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Shalinoth
Shalinoth
Posts: 505

11/26/2015
Slightly off-topic, but good news perhaps? I just received a surprise package from someone as their way of saying thanks for my menacing Hallowmas help.. and it contained a Blemmigan Secretary! Jackpot for my Jack!

So yes, the regular gift boxes can give you an Oddities value of 1008.

Worth noting, it lets you decide whether you want "Something bloodstained..." or "Something... Purple?". Obviously, take the purple!

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Erika
Erika
Posts: 528

1/19/2016
Sir Joseph Marlen wrote:
Special thanks to:
Cecil ( http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/8 ): For rewriting the new system and helping with the updated thread. (You are welcome to thank them by sending the poor soul more cats for science.)

!!This is a stunning success if I don't say so myself Marlen!!

And two people have gotten blemmigans! This is fantastic!

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navchaa
navchaa
Posts: 569

11/27/2015
The RNG gods are smiling upon me, but Madman appears to be currently across the water and I can't reach him.

*shouts into the distance* - Come back Madman! A gift awaits!

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Married to Myrto :: Exchanging Surprise Packages with anyone interested :: Exchanging cat boxes with Kitty Rambunctious

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Ixc
Ixc
Posts: 395

4/2/2018
I would love to have a... boxing partner. Sorry, I couldn't resist.

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Parelle
Parelle
Posts: 1084

11/14/2015
edit: Sir Joseph Marlen and I have come to an agreement. I shall report at the end of terms how things went, perhaps?
Package 1: 18 Corespondance Plaques and a point to my Scholar score
Package 2: a verge rat and 3 diamonds! (this has got perhaps my favorite text thus far)
Package 3: more plaques - I'm quite delighted actually as I'm looking to raise my score
Package 4: wines
Package 5: Murscaria Brandy
package 6: London Street sign
Package 7: oooo, 8 Collated Research
Package 8: more street signs! edited by Parelle on 11/18/2015
Package 9: Brandy
Package 10: Oh look, another street sign (I get a lot of these?) [12/1 - we're going for another round!]
Package 11: Compromising documents
Package 12: Compromising documents
Package 13-14: think it may have been shrieks
Package 15: something funereal...
Package 16: clink clink! Wines to refill my cellar
Packages 17-19: did you rob the Bazaar? 3 sets of London street signs

Package 20: More research. Hmmmm.
......
......

Packages 58 - and counting smile But no Secretary yet!
[On the flip side, I've only managed 38, sadly enough]
edited by Parelle on 2/28/2016

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Sir Joseph Marlen
Sir Joseph Marlen
Posts: 575

11/19/2015
I feel as though I should post what gifts I've received as well.
Edit: I might miss out on one or three package openings here or there, since my memory is just dreadful. Hopefully it doesn't happen too often.
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Package 1: 18 correspondence plaques
Package 2: 3 London street signs and 1 proscribed material
Package 3: a Blemmigan Secretary!
Package 4: Muscaria Brandy
Package 5: Wax. Bags and bags of wax.
Package 6: Street signs! (Another round of packages! How exciting!)
Package 7: A collection of wines. Delicious.
Package 8: Street signs. Again. Hmm. Are you sure you aren't just sending mine back?
Package 9: Oh goody, correspondence plaques. Great for studying secrets and starting fires.
Package 10 (I think?): Primordial shrieks. Who doesn't love screams in a jar?
edited by Sir Joseph Marlen on 12/3/2015

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Guest

1/30/2016
navchaa and I have settled up for the month and they are heading out to sea, so I'm looking for a new Exchange partner.


While my personal luck hasn't been anything good or bad, navchaa can attest they got a Blemmigan Secretary from me (and their soul back, but that was another draw) so I am a good-luck charm at least.
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Hotshot Blackburn
Hotshot Blackburn
Posts: 110

11/15/2016
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a Person of Some Interest in possession of a good source of Echoes, must be in want of a Blemmigan Secretary.

As it transpires, I have in my possession a card to &quotGive a Gift!&quot and the great desire to enter a mutually beneficial trading relationship with another player, the aim of which is to amass a truly respectable number of boxes and gain a glimpse of that illusive fungal specimen (as well as likely a number of interesting documents, books, wine, and corpses in the process).

Really, a trading relationship for Surprise Boxes is where it's at. I desire a high number of boxes and am prepared to send a bunch of boxes someone else's way to make that happen.

EdIt: Have begun trading with agunner! As boxes are opened, results will be edited and posted.
[spoiler]Box 1: Something bloodstained
Box 2: Something troublesome
Box 3: Something contradictory
Box 4: Something forbidden
Box 5: Something forbidden
Box 6: Something forbidden
Box 7: Something forbidden
Box 8: Something lethal
Box 9: Something scholarly
Box 10: Something contradictory
Box 11: Something warming
Box 12: Something keening
Box 13: Something delicate
Box 14: Something funereal
Box 15: Something forbidden
Box 16: Something lethal
Box 17: Something perilous
Box 18: Something perilous
Box 19: Something forbidden
Box 20: Something troublesome
Box 21: Something warming
Box 22: Something lethal
Box 23: Something contradictory
Box 24: Something warm
Box 25: Something perilous
Box 26: Something forbidden
Box 27: Something keening
Box 28: Something perilous
Box 29: Something warming
Box 30: Something lethal
Box 31: Something to burn?
Box 32: Something lethal
Box 33: Something perilous
Box 34: Something forbidden
Box 35: Something bloodstained
Box 36: Something warming
Box 37: Something lethal
Box 38: Something forbidden
Box 39: Something uncertain
Box 40: Something warming
Box 41: Something contradictory
Box 42: Something warming
Box 43: Something contradictory
Box 44: Something scholarly
Box 45: Something forbidden
Box 46: Something forbidden
Box 47: Something perilous
Box 48: Something forbidden
Box 49: Something delicate
Box 50: Something lethal
Box 51: Something warming
Box 52: Something perilous
Box 53: Something lethal
Box 54: Something bloodstained
Box 55: Something perilous
Box 56: Something contradictory
Box 57: Something forbidden
Box 58: Something forbidden
Box 59: Something forbidden
Box 60: Something lethal
Box 61: Something scholarly
Box 62: Something lethal
Box 63: Something troublesome
Box 64: Something forbidden
Box 65: Something forbidden
Box 66: Something forbidden
Box 67: Something contradictory
Box 68: Something lethal
Box 69: Something bloodstained
Box 70: Something forbidden
Box 71: Something dark
Box 72: Something troublesome
Box 73: Something bloodstained
Box 74: Something uncertain
Box 75: Something perilous
Box 76: Something forbidden
Box 77: Something lethal
Box 78: Something scholarly
Box 79: Something lethal
Box 80: Something troublesome
Box 81: Something troublesome
Box 82: Something forbidden
Box 83: Something forbidden
Box 84: Something uncertain
Box 85: Something forbidden
Box 86: Something forbidden
Box 87: Something lethal
Box 88: Something keening
Box 89: Something photographic
Box 90: Something bloodstained
Box 91: Something contradictory
Box 92: Something warm
Box 93: Something perilous
Box 94: Something dark
Box 95: Something forbidden
Box 96: Something lethal
Box 97: Something lethal
Box 98: Something forbidden
Box 99: Something troublesome
Box 100: Something troublesome
Box 101: Something forbidden
Box 102: Something forbidden
Box 103: Something perilous
Box 104: Something keening
Box 105: Something scholarly
Box 106: Something perilous
Box 107: Something forbidden
Box 108: Something to burn?
Box 109: Something troublesome
Box 110: Something contradictory
Box 111: Something troublesome
Box 112: Something forbidden
Box 113: Something warming
Box 114: Something warming
Box 115: Something to burn?
Box 116: Something perilous
Box 117: Something forbidden
Box 118: Something bloodstained
Box 119: Something bloodstained
Box 120: Something lethal
Box 121: Something perilous
Box 122: Something lethal
Box 123: Something forbidden
Box 124: Something perilous
Box 125: Something contradictory
Box 126: Something forbidden
Box 127: Something lethal
Box 128: Something to burn?
Box 129: Something contradictory
Box 130: Something keening
Box 131: Something forbidden
Box 132: Something forbidden
Box 133: Something forbidden
Box 134: Something dark
Box 135: Something warming
Box 136: Something forbidden
Box 137: Something perilous
Box 138: Something contradictory
Box 139: Something troublesome
Box 140: Something forbidden
Box 141: Something troublesome
Box 142: Something contradictory
Box 143: Something keening
Box 144: Something forbidden
Box 145: Something perilous
Box 146: Something uncertain
Box 147: Something forbidden
Box 148: Something forbidden
Box 149: Something lethal
Box 150: Something bloodstained
Box 151: Something forbidden
Box 152: Something forbidden
Box 153: Something bloodstained
Box 154: Something troublesome
Box 155: Something warming
Box 156: Something contradictory
Box 157: Something lethal
Box 158: Something warm
Box 159: Something perilous
Box 160: Something forbidden
Box 161: Something warming
Box 162: Something contradictory
Box 163: Something forbidden
Box 164: Something troublesome
Box 165: Something warming
Box 166: Something warming
Box 167: Something scholarly
Box 168: Something forbidden
Box 169: Something forbidden
Box 170: Something forbidden
Box 171: Something warming
Box 172: Something lethal
Box 173: Something perilous
Box 174: Something perilous
Box 175: Something wretched
Box 176: Something perilous
Box 177: Something scholarly
Box 178: Something troublesome
Box 179: Something forbidden
Box 180: Something forbidden
Box 181: Something forbidden
Box 182: Something to burn?
Box 183: Something perilous
Box 184: Something warming
Box 185: Something forbidden
Box 186: Something bloodstained
Box 187: Something scholarly
Box 188: Something contradictory
Box 189: Something forbidden
Box 190: Something forbidden
Box 191: Something troublesome
Box 192: Something warming
Box 193: Something forbidden
Box 194: Something eclectic
Box 195: Something funereal
Box 196: Something scholarly
Box 197: Something troublesome
Box 198: Something lethal
Box 199: Something bloodstained
Box 200: Something delicate
Box 201: Something forbidden
Box 202: Something bloodstained
Box 203: Something bloodstained
Box 204: Something scholarly
Box 205: Something lethal
Box 206: Something uncertain
Box 207: Something forbidden
Box 208: Something contradictory
Box 209: Something lethal
Box 210: Something perilous
Box 211: Something troublesome
Box 212: Something diplomatic
Box 213: Something lethal
Box 214: Something warming
Box 215: Something bloodstained
Box 216: Something perilous
Box 217: Something forbidden
Box 218: Something warm
Box 219: Something bloodstained
Box 220: Something forbidden
Box 221: Something to burn?
Box 222: Something scholarly
Box 223: Something troublesome
Box 224: Something forbidden
Box 225: Something contradictory
Box 226: Something contradictory
Box 227: Something warming
Box 228: Something warming
Box 229: Something troublesome
Box 230: Something forbidden
Box 231: Something warming
Box 232: Something perilous
Box 233: Something troublesome
Box 234: Something dark
Box 235: Something perilous
Box 236: Something lethal
Box 237: Something lethal
Box 238: Something contradictory
Box 239: Something forbidden
Box 240: Something keening
Box 241: Something forbidden
Box 242: Something perilous
Box 243: Something contradictory
Box 244: Something scholarly
Box 245: Something troublesome
Box 246: Something forbidden
Box 247: Something warming
Box 248: Something lethal
Box 249: Something lethal
Box 250: Something warming
Box 251: Something troublesome
Box 252: Something funereal
Box 253: Something forbidden
Box 254: Something lethal
Box 255: Something bloodstained
Box 256: Something scholarly
Box 257: Something scholarly
Box 258: Something forbidden
Box 259: Something forbidden
Box 260: Something forbidden
Box 261: Something perilous
Box 262: Something scholarly
Box 263: Something forbidden
Box 264: Something warming
Box 265: Something troublesome
Box 266: Something forbidden
Box 267: Something perilous
Box 268: Something contradictory
Box 269: Something forbidden
Box 270: Something dark
Box 271: Something lethal
Box 272: Something lethal
Box 273: Something perilous
Box 274: Something bloodstained
Box 275: Something scholarly
Box 276: Something forbidden
Box 277: Something contradictory
Box 278: Something warming
Box 279: Something to burn?
Box 280: Something forbidden
Box 281: Something keening
Box 282: Something lethal

Overall, something...
...forbidden: 72
...lethal: 34
...perilous: 29
...warming: 24
...troublesome: 23
...contradictory: 22
...bloodstained: 18
...scholarly: 16
...keening: 8
...to burn?: 7
...uncertain: 5
...warm: 4
...dark: 5
...delicate: 3
...funereal: 3
...photographic: 1
...wretched: 1
...eclectic: 1
...diplomatic: 1
...purple?: 0
[/spoiler]


MAJOR EDIT: 200 boxes officially opened in trade! And none of them with a Blemmigan. 1/1000 chance of opening up, every time...
edited by Hotshot Blackburn on 10/23/2018

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Dima Lazarev
Dima Lazarev
Posts: 172

4/14/2017
idyl wrote:
I'm looking for someone to exchange Surprise Packages with. That Blemmigan Secretary will be mine! Let me know on here, or just surprise me in-game with a message or whatnot. Thanks!



TWIMC, we are now exchanging Surprise Packages with idyl.

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Jolanda Swan
Jolanda Swan
Posts: 1823

4/2/2018
I am up for it, Sir Priest.

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MadmanAtW
MadmanAtW
Posts: 231

1/29/2016
I had a card in hand already waiting, so let me know if I sent it to the right person. smile

Edit: It was, and the exchange has begun.

[spoiler]
Package 1: Something delicate (17x Surface-Silk Scrap)
Package 2: Something forbidden (5xLSS, 1xProscribed Material)
Package 3: Something troublesome (3x Compromising Document)
Package 4: Something forbidden (2xLSS, 1xProscribed Material)
Package 5: Something forbidden (6xLSS, 1xProscribed Material)
Package 6: Something perilous (18xCorrespondence Plaques)
Package 7: Something warming (1xBroken Giant 1844, 2x Strangling Willow Absinthe, 2x Greyfields 1879)
Package 8: Something troublesome (2x Compromising Document)

[/spoiler]
edited by MadmanAtW on 2/22/2016

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MadmanAtW
MadmanAtW
Posts: 231

11/26/2015
Wow, congratulations!

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Guest

11/19/2015
  • I have decided that come Sackmass, my main (the truthseeker) will sell off his soul and acquire the remaining 5-card Lodgings. it will be necessary for me to gain my soul back and likely (he's post University) will need Surprise Packages sent then to see if he can get it back. Is there some way to set this up with people for later? (As I do not need this right now until Sackmas starts and my "What Profit" card is drawn and used since I'm keeping my soul for CtD ATM.)
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    Zareen Bakara
    Zareen Bakara
    Posts: 66

    11/25/2015
    I suppose it depends on how often you receive boxes, but personally I have received plenty (outside the context of this thread) and have only had them raise my SotC once. I preferred to raise it via the Forgotten Quarter until 7, then a few points from Symphonies and the rest via the University. I just find it less frustrating not to depend on the RNG.

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    Zhorgren
    Zhorgren
    Posts: 23

    11/14/2015
    Ah, this will work much better. Thanks, Sir Joseph!

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    Ysrthgrathe
    Ysrthgrathe
    Posts: 90

    11/30/2015
    Should we give it a try, Danko?

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    MadmanAtW
    MadmanAtW
    Posts: 231

    1/1/2016
    New Exceptional Story is out, and one window closes and another opens. I want to thank navchaa, and say that the gift exchange was actually some of the most fun I've had in Fallen London. It helps that navchaa is a witty and entertaining exchange partner. I recommend this to anyone who wants to spice up their Fallen London time. smile

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    Ysrthgrathe
    Ysrthgrathe
    Posts: 90

    1/5/2016
    A little feedback:

    Up to now I traded with Optimatum and Danko.
    It was an immense pleasure and a great honour to do business with both of them. They were extraordinary reliable, amiable and enjoyable contacts.

    I can absolutely recommend to trade with them.

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    navchaa
    navchaa
    Posts: 569

    1/14/2016
    What, that annoying fella? Yep, I know 'im. Just not been on talking terms for months now.

    delphinus wrote:
    If the RNG actually lets me draw the card, anyway. (Anyone else hate that thing? Or is it just me?)


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    Married to Myrto :: Exchanging Surprise Packages with anyone interested :: Exchanging cat boxes with Kitty Rambunctious

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    MadmanAtW
    MadmanAtW
    Posts: 231

    1/14/2016
    I did, but then I mugged a rat 40 times and got 3 watches, so now I'm pretty cool with the RNG while watching my back for the comeuppance.

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    Skinnyman
    Skinnyman
    Posts: 2149

    5/18/2018
    EDIT: Found a partner already!
    edited by Skinnyman on 5/18/2018

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    Maxie Stark
    Maxie Stark
    Posts: 20

    3/18/2019
    I'm looking to exchange surprise packages to get the soul back on my alt (I know it's gonna take a lot of RNG luck but it's worth a shot!)

    Alt profile link: https://www.fallenlondon.com/profile/LittleMeister

    Whoever wants to do it will also get surprise packages off my main if I draw the card there too (that link is in my signature).

    Not bothered about any differences or discrepancies. Just drop a calling card to either account (or both!)

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