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gronostaj
gronostaj
Posts: 403

7/10/2017
Lady Sapho Byron wrote:
I'm looking forward to a Can't Discard card on which you have to gamble all your possessions and/or Notability.

I believe you just gave failbetter a great new idea wink

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Estelle Knoht
Estelle Knoht
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7/10/2017
gronostaj wrote:
Lady Sapho Byron wrote:
I'm looking forward to a Can't Discard card on which you have to gamble all your possessions and/or Notability.

I believe you just gave failbetter a great new idea wink


Can't Discard is fairly helpful, though, since they are perfect paperweight to stop people accidentally discarding the rare cards on hand.

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A Dimness
A Dimness
Posts: 613

7/10/2017
You can not-elect the Dauntless Temperance Campaigner,
but you can't unmake the Honey-Well.

A honeying will not be postponed indefinitely.
EDIT: oh wow, that snippet of her is heartbreaking. You just made sweet old nana cry, you monsters.
edited by Infinity Simulacrum on 7/10/2017

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Màiread
Màiread
Posts: 385

7/10/2017
As for why people voted Feducci, I can't swear to it, but I suspect the extremely minimal impact last year's mayor had on the overall direction of London's stories probably made people more willing to back the 'fun but morally reprehensible' candidate, and to care less about the manifestos. That and there are a lot of people who RP slightly shady types. I'm decidedly not in the group of people who think Feducci is fun, but that's politics for you!

As I say, I felt last year's candidatrs were pretty evenly matched in terms of player familiarity. Given that name recognition plays such a big role it might be worth doing a little research into how well-known NPCs are among the playerbase. I'd imagine the Barbed Wit & Acclaimed Beauty, both Widows, Last Constable etc are pretty well-known, while someone like Grace (super cool!) or the Rubbery from the Polite Invitation are less easily recognised.

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Lady Sapho Byron
Lady Sapho Byron
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7/10/2017
The good news is I just saved a ton of money by switching my landau insurance to Reprehensible Lizard.

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Edward Warren
Edward Warren
Posts: 120

7/10/2017
Lady Sapho Byron wrote:
I'm looking forward to a Can't Discard card on which you have to gamble all your possessions and/or Notability.

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    Corvo
    Corvo
    Posts: 221

    7/10/2017
    Would someone mind PM'ing me texts for the Implacable Detective's and Dauntless Campaigner's options at the end of the election? Sorry for bothering.

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    Dungerson
    Dungerson
    Posts: 44

    7/10/2017
    It's fine, the sense of smugness from being the wiser few - that sense of "poor people, they have no idea what they're doing, o tempora o mores" - is almost as delicious as that of actual victory. Almost.

    I'm kidding around though, congratulations to Feducci and his supporters - I hope that we'll be able to learn more about the Presbyterates, and that all the excitement through the next year will be in our favor!

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    Morkan Kassington
    Morkan Kassington
    Posts: 261

    7/10/2017
    Lady Sapho Byron wrote:
    The good news is I just saved a ton of money by switching my landau insurance to Reprehensible Lizard.


    So you sit on lizards instead of landaus now? Hell of a switch.

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    gronostaj
    gronostaj
    Posts: 403

    7/10/2017
    Infinity Simulacrum wrote:
    that snippet of her is heartbreaking. You just made sweet old nana cry, you monsters.

    oh my god she cried. i'm a monster. Detective took it in stride though. Now I wish failbetter released the planned snippet for Feducci losing. I'm really curious what would his reaction be and whether he'd vacate the Blythenhale manor without a fight

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    Ivica
    Ivica
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    7/10/2017
    Last year, this year, and every next year, will win candidate who offers Docks favours. Simple.

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    Sir Reginald Monteroy
    Sir Reginald Monteroy
    Posts: 373

    7/10/2017
    I can get the criminal masterminds, spirifers and others with malign intent voting for him. But for the people who wave his "Fair play" slogans and talk about equal opportunities, since when did Hell play fair? And do you really think that a CHIEF AGENT of a foreign power has no plan to run the city into ground?

    Way I see it, the best we can hope for is that he'll be as ineffectual in his efforts to destroy us from within as Jenny was in her efforts to change the plight for the poor.

    Other than that, I sure hope the resultant cards and exceptional/Fate stories will allow thus inclined players to work against his policies. That might make for some interesting and potentially meaningful roleplay, at the very least.

    And just a quick question, am I the only one here who is far more concerned about his infernal inclinations than the Presbyterate bit? I mean, he's as likely as not to sell all of our souls away if he can get away with it.

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    Hotshot Blackburn
    Hotshot Blackburn
    Posts: 110

    7/10/2017
    Well, this is a terrible victory for me gameplay wise. I'm going to have to grind the Hunt is On for ages now to simulate the constant assassination attempts!

    In all seriousness, an interesting though not unexpected victory. Feducci will be an interesting mayor, and I look forward to seeing what kind of larks he'll be getting up to over the course of the year. The options on his card will probably remain the traditional Support/Oppose/Investigate trifecta, but what could the rewards be? How will he fit with the Fruits of the Zee Festival? What kind of new dirty secrets will we uncover during Hallowmass? Will we get Black Ribbon 2.0 as our Fate-locked special location, or the Fallen London Stock Exchsnge? Whatever happens, I hope that as he was one of the more dubious candidates that as acknowledged by others played to the more sinister crowd, that the stories and options around him are also more dubious in scope.

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    Isaac Zienfried
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    Posts: 364

    7/10/2017
    Aardvark wrote:
    I can get the criminal masterminds, spirifers and others with malign intent voting for him. But for the people who wave his "Fair play" slogans and talk about equal opportunities, since when did Hell play fair? And do you really think that a CHIEF AGENT of a foreign power has no plan to run the city into ground?

    I think a lot of that was really just a cover for the fact that, well... the DTC is a proper, respectable Society lady while the Detective is a ruthless enemy of crime. And they were running for a popular vote in a city that is, in its own in-setting lore, a hive of scum and villainy. Most player characters are thriving in that hive (hell, mine is, in a way, if only because scummy villains provide plenty of opportunities to dole out punches). I doubt many people really went for Feducci's policies... so much as feared the prospect of people who would genuinely try to reform the libertine nature of London.

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    But really, it's hard to keep things simple down here!
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    Amsfield
    Amsfield
    Posts: 176

    7/10/2017
    Hotshot Blackburn wrote:
    Well, this is a terrible victory for me gameplay wise. I'm going to have to grind the Hunt is On for ages now to simulate the constant assassination attempts!

    In all seriousness, an interesting though not unexpected victory. Feducci will be an interesting mayor, and I look forward to seeing what kind of larks he'll be getting up to over the course of the year. The options on his card will probably remain the traditional Support/Oppose/Investigate trifecta, but what could the rewards be?


    I'm thinking support will be replaced with a gamble of 'pretty good odds' for MW and oddities, with a loss to MW and a few cp of wounds on a loss, Oppose will get society connected/favors and it'll be hell not the masters who slip you something on investigate.

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    Hubris Glamore
    Hubris Glamore
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    7/10/2017
    And that was that. At least my revolving door friend/adversary/collegue the detective doesn't consider the entire thing a total wash though, so I have to be happy with that. It's both endearing and a little sad to hear DTC had a little cry at the end there, bless her.

    Now if you'll excuse me, being as there's a lot of rovering Feducci supporters roaming the streets, I think it's time I catch a boat out to Tanah-Chook to attend to another matter while all the celebrations die down.

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    Isaac Zienfried
    Isaac Zienfried
    Posts: 364

    7/10/2017
    Hubris Glamore wrote:
    Now if you'll excuse me, being as there's a lot of rovering Feducci supporters roaming the streets, I think it's time I catch a boat out to Tanah-Chook to attend to another matter while all the celebrations die down.

    WHY LEAVE? Grab a stick and swing in every general direction! The fools are too drunk to properly fight back, even!

    ...I might prefer this outcome over winning, come to think of it. Huh.

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    But really, it's hard to keep things simple down here!
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    Vavakx Nonexus
    Vavakx Nonexus
    Posts: 898

    7/10/2017
    Amsfield wrote:
    Hotshot Blackburn wrote:
    Well, this is a terrible victory for me gameplay wise. I'm going to have to grind the Hunt is On for ages now to simulate the constant assassination attempts!

    In all seriousness, an interesting though not unexpected victory. Feducci will be an interesting mayor, and I look forward to seeing what kind of larks he'll be getting up to over the course of the year. The options on his card will probably remain the traditional Support/Oppose/Investigate trifecta, but what could the rewards be?


    I'm thinking support will be replaced with a gamble of 'pretty good odds' for MW and oddities, with a loss to MW and a few cp of wounds on a loss, Oppose will get society connected/favors and it'll be hell not the masters who slip you something on investigate.

    I think we can all expect a baseline of two favours-giving options and one non-favour option. Hell and Society seem good guesses for supporting and opposing respectively, while investigation might be replaced with a different option with a luck check.

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    gronostaj
    gronostaj
    Posts: 403

    7/10/2017
    Isaac Zienfried wrote:
    NoThe fools are too drunk to properly fight back, even!

    (slurring heavily) i heartily protest against this defamation! theres no such thing as too drunk to fight. we the celebratory crowd merely tend to prefer ground game or clinch fighting as opposed to stand-up fighting after several hours of..... well, celebrations
    edited by gronostaj on 7/10/2017

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    Soft-Spoken Surgeon, a doctor who owes an onerous debt. Professor of medicine at the University by day, at criminal employ by night. Open to all non-harmful social actions.
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    Lorbok
    Lorbok
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    7/10/2017
    I'm pleased Feducci won, even though I campaigned for the Campaigner out of roleplaying reasons. Feducci is undoubtably the most interesting character out of the three and the audacity of his campaign was awe-inspiring.
    edited by Lorbok on 7/10/2017

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