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Wilhelm Leibniz III
Wilhelm Leibniz III
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7/27/2018
I recently got the quality "A Weaseller" and the sheer absurdity of it is very amusing. Of the 4 and 5 star lodgings, only The Royal Bethlehem makes sense. Everyone is already mad there.

As for those that live in the Brass Embassy, I imagine Devils being accosted by weasels in the halls. And for the Bazaar the Masters just HAVE to not care about the 400 weasels running amok since you still live there.

As for the others, I imagine the second floor of the bookstore collapsing into the first floor. The gambling den, just think of "Dogs Playing Poker" but with weasels. 400 weasels shoved like furry-sardines into a shack on the roofs. Weasels playing pirate on the steamer. Blemmigans' writing weaselly poetry.

Suffice to say the implications of the quality are amusing.

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Azothi
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7/28/2018
The implications are even worse if you decide to feed 390 of them to tigers for your own personal gain.

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Ixc
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7/28/2018
Absurdity? This is the Neath!

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Deathjack999
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7/28/2018
Azothi wrote:
The implications are even worse if you decide to feed 390 of them to tigers for your own personal gain.

Really It would more sense to have 420 weasels in that case.

Also I accidentally misclicked the report button instead of the reply button when I saw your post, sorry

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Arcanuse
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7/28/2018
Well. This is most delightful, and a good echo expenditure.
I wonder how long the qualities been around?

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Honeyaddict
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7/28/2018
How dare you call something so wondrous absurd!
My poor Carpet Sharks!
Though they do love racing around the Spire-Emporium and are careful near the windows as to not fall out.

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Wilhelm Leibniz III
Wilhelm Leibniz III
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7/28/2018
Do not misunderstand. The absurdity is what makes it so wondrous!

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Lady Sapho Byron
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7/28/2018
Arcanuse wrote:
Well. This is most delightful, and a good echo expenditure.
I wonder how long the qualities been around?


A little less than a year:


  • http://community.failbettergames.com/topic25273-i-mean-weasels-are-cool-i-guess.aspx

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    Tystefy
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    7/29/2018
    The Boatman asks for you to fork over all your weasels in exchange for a single cp of wounds reduction.


    Surely... surely, if one is a Weaseller and possesses an absurd number of weasels at the time... you should be able to just... rush the Boatman...

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    Honeyaddict
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    7/29/2018
    Tystefy wrote:
    The Boatman asks for you to fork over all your weasels in exchange for a single cp of wounds reduction.


    Surely... surely, if one is a Weaseller and possesses an absurd number of weasels at the time... you should be able to just... rush the Boatman...


    If they edited the option to take all weasels for the boatman to something that scales. Per weasel 1 CP perhaps?

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    Arcanuse
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    7/29/2018
    Perhaps a scaling challenge with difficulty based on how many weasels you have?
    Pulling it off costs the whole bunch, but either greatly reduces wounds or outright clears it. And each time you do, it requires increasingly absurd numbers of weasels to ensure reasonable chances of succeeding.
    (Boatman's caught offguard the first time, thought you wouldn't do it a second, and prepared for you to try it again on the third.)
    And if you fail, it gives wounds and takes a bunch of your weasels.

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    Jolanda Swan
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    7/29/2018
    I for one find it perfectly normal to share my Bethlehem suite with all my four hundred weasels.
    I mean, if a tiger with a tiara is lounging there, I fail to see why a small army of agile pillows is an issue. I am sure they entertain themselves performing plays, plotting vengeance on that weird plant, setting tiger traps and befriending urchins.

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    Azothi
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    7/30/2018
    Tystefy wrote:
    The Boatman asks for you to fork over all your weasels in exchange for a single cp of wounds reduction.


    Surely... surely, if one is a Weaseller and possesses an absurd number of weasels at the time... you should be able to just... rush the Boatman...
    This is what the story intends to happen, I believe. In the ES, The Frequently Deceased, one character returns from the River in a timely manner by sacrificing weasels.

    From a game design standpoint, though, it's hard to say. For consistency with the Tomb-Colonies, the cost would likely be 10 Lucky Weasels (sale price of 2 Echoes) for -3 CP Wounds. In my opinion, though, one can read the sacrifice of these weasels as a commentary on the futility and selfishness of sacrificing innocent life just for your own convenience. The Boatman is unimpressed by your attempt to essentially bribe him with death and gives you meager scraps of life in return.

    What would be rather funny, though, is if an option unlocked at 400,000 Lucky Weasels to clear wounds and depart the River as an alternative to the Cider.
    edited by Azothi on 7/30/2018

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    Catherine Raymond
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    7/30/2018
    I have 15 different residences--more than enough space for my little fuzzies to play, and they do! They also go back and forth among them. The only problem with this, for them, is my cats....

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    Jolanda Swan
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    7/30/2018
    That's another thing: everybody in the Neath is out to get the poor weasels.
    I get the cats and the tigers, but plants and cabaret performers are a stretch. I am not too much of a zoophile, but the way things are going I am considering setting up a vigilante group that just whacks weasel-eaters in the head with large umbrellas.
    Just in case you weren't getting enough absurdity out of the whole thing.
    edited by Jolanda Swan on 7/30/2018

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    Honeyaddict
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    7/30/2018
    Jolanda Swan wrote:
    That's another thing: everybody in the Neath is out to get the poor weasels.
    I get the cats and the tigers, but plants and cabaret performers are a stretch. I am not too much of a zoophile, but the way things are going I am considering setting up a vigilante group that just whacks weasel-eaters in the head with large umbrellas.
    Just in case you weren't getting enough absurdity out of the whole thing.
    edited by Jolanda Swan on 7/30/2018


    Whacking people on the head with large umbrellas sounds like jolly good fun!
    Who's with me? I'll grab my umbrella!

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    a Nice Friend
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    7/30/2018
    Jolanda Swan wrote:
    That's another thing: everybody in the Neath is out to get the poor weasels.


    The standard Fallen London weasel is called a lucky weasel because it's still alive.


    For now.
    edited by a Nice Friend on 7/30/2018

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    asinineFlatfoot
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    7/30/2018
    Honeyaddict wrote:
    Tystefy wrote:
    The Boatman asks for you to fork over all your weasels in exchange for a single cp of wounds reduction.


    Surely... surely, if one is a Weaseller and possesses an absurd number of weasels at the time... you should be able to just... rush the Boatman...


    If they edited the option to take all weasels for the boatman to something that scales. Per weasel 1 CP perhaps?

    Perhaps an option for people with the Weaseller quality, to sacrifice say, 50 weasels for a CP. It's silly for 400 to be equivalent to 1, but presumably there's a methodical madness for it to be "all your weasels." But then, most people are expected to have maybe a dozen or two, at most. That's what the Weaseller quality is for, is it not?

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    Jolanda Swan
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    7/30/2018
    Uhm... you do not have to keep 400 hunderd weasels to keep the quality.
    You can just sell them back.

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    Catherine Raymond
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    7/30/2018
    Jolanda Swan wrote:
    Uhm... you do not have to keep 400 hunderd weasels to keep the quality.
    You can just sell them back.


    Thanks! I wasn't sure of that. :-)

    But I think I'll keep them. Most people aren't as good at charades as my weasels are. ;-)
    edited by cathyr19355 on 7/30/2018

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