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Hannah Flynn
Hannah Flynn
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6/24/2020



Until not long ago, there was a treaty line between London and Hell. Then Virginia became Lord Mayor.


You are invited to involve yourself in the formation of the Great Hellbound Railway Company. Aid in the construction of London’s new railway line to Hell’s Hinterlands, negotiate with the Tracklayers’ Union (via its fearsome representative, Furnace Ancona), and build out the line to Ealing Garden and beyond!


Building a railway involves some timed elements. It cannot be done in a day. Here’s an idea of what you can expect at the new railway stations, to whet your appetite while you wait:
  • Ealing Gardens: Visit one of London's more Rubbery neighbourhoods, and invest in its further development. If you've been looking for a good butcher, you can set one up here
  • Jericho Locks: Travel the waterways that link London and Hell
  • The Magistracy of the Evenlode: The last outpost of the Constables

Additional stations will come later in the year.


Persons of Some Importance who have a specialisation will find the Railway opportunity in their deck; look for Advertisements of a New Venture. This update also introduces the changes to the Persuasive level cap, so you will require 175 Persuasive to begin.

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Diptych
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6/24/2020
Choo choo!

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Sir Reginald Monteroy
Sir Reginald Monteroy
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6/24/2020
Although I am just a tiny bit into the new content, I am already loving the involvement (and possible involvement) of many of favourite characters.

I also found a particularly funny and apropriate typo in one of the options for the first Board Meeting of the Company:

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Vote to honour this historic moment with a donation to the Impoverished

It is a small token, but would establish the Board's purpose for the Company: to bring charity, good well, and an improved life to Londoners. (sic)

[/spoiler]

I hope I'm not breaking any rules by posting it here, both as a feedback and for the amusement of the fellow Seekers.

A reckoning is indeed ever on our minds!

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Dudebro Pyro
Dudebro Pyro
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6/24/2020
Has Ealing somehow escaped the renaming of everything which happened during the Fall? I can't think of any other place which is still named after a real London location.
Or maybe Ealing was still outside what was considered "London" back during the fall, and remained happily on the surface, with the new Ealing Gardens being named after the surface village but otherwise having no relation to it.

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Hallabalooga
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6/24/2020
Is there supposed to be a storylet (I certainly don't see one anywhere)? Or do we wait for a card?

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phryne
phryne
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6/24/2020
Dudebro Pyro wrote:
Has Ealing somehow escaped the renaming of everything which happened during the Fall? I can't think of any other place which is still named after a real London location.
Or maybe Ealing was still outside what was considered "London" back during the fall, and remained happily on the surface, with the new Ealing Gardens being named after the surface village but otherwise having no relation to it.

There's Low Barnet in Sunless Sea. Ealing and Barnet together would indeed suggest that places outside "London proper" either did not fall, or escaped stricter renaming requirements.

Btw, how do you start any of this Railway content? Do I wait for a card?

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suinicide
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6/24/2020
Yes, you have to draw a new card before you can start the railway. You also have to be a legendary charisma or other T2 PoSI to draw it

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Optimatum
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6/24/2020
A reminder: the wiki would very much appreciate records for any of the mutually-exclusive options! smile
edited by Optimatum on 6/24/2020

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Catherine Raymond
Catherine Raymond
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6/24/2020
I got the card and have played through quite a bit of the initial content. Without getting into spoiler country, let's just say that you will need to reconcile factions somewhat just to prepare to build anything. And Hinterland Scrip is very important.

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Aro Saren
Aro Saren
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6/24/2020
Main question: why card instead of fixed storylet somewhere?

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Plynkes
Plynkes
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6/24/2020
So that I will be unable to play it. The cards hate me! smile

(I once went about two months without seeing the Great Game card, just when I needed some GG favours rather sharpish.)

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Snort
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6/24/2020
Plynkes wrote:
So that I will be unable to play it. The cards hate me! smile

(I once went about two months without seeing the Great Game card, just when I needed some GG favours rather sharpish.)



Me not as much, but it's taken all day.

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Tintinnabulum
Tintinnabulum
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6/24/2020
It took a few full draws of decks but I eventually got the card. I perhaps-notted out of it, since I didn't have the requisite scrip or favors to start, and the card disappeared-- which may or may not be a bug, but I couldn't continue just yet anyway (and still can't) so it doesn't matter at the moment.

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Intriguing Curate
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6/25/2020
Trying to avoid spoiling anything, but going to use a spoiler tag just in case. Just an issue I've ran into.

[spoiler]I'm on the Disagreements at Moloch Street storylet and one option requires a One-Way Ticket on the 12:15 to Hell. I boarded that train and my character has some opinions about it. But I'm unable to pick that option. Is this something worth reporting or is there a good lore reason I shouldn't be able to pick that option? [/spoiler]

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PSGarak
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6/25/2020
Intriguing Curate wrote:
Trying to avoid spoiling anything, but going to use a spoiler tag just in case. Just an issue I've ran into.

[spoiler]I believe that particular item is actually a Fate-locked reward from the Festival of the Exceptional Rose, not the Exceptional Story. It's a reference to that story, but not mechanically related at all.[/spoiler]

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Hattington
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6/25/2020
WOO WOO. Spoilers all over my mantelpiece, be warned.

Thank goodness I saved all that Hinterland Scrip! I'm just about ready to start planning my first route after my actions refresh enough to grind out some Puzzling Maps. Got Jenny and April on the board of directors. Didn't want to be THIS society and labour-leaning, but I just couldn't resist bringing over my old Vake-hunting buddies and there weren't any better choices. The Church can figuratively (and literally after we're done) go to hell though, so I took on the Bishop of Saint Fiacre's.

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Intriguing Curate
Intriguing Curate
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6/25/2020
[spoiler]PSGarak wrote:
Intriguing Curate wrote:
Trying to avoid spoiling anything, but going to use a spoiler tag just in case. Just an issue I've ran into.


I believe that particular item is actually a Fate-locked reward from the Festival of the Exceptional Rose, not the Exceptional Story. It's a reference to that story, but not mechanically related at all.[/spoiler]

Forgot about that. I think you're right. My mistake. Still probably should be an option, but at least it's not a mistake.


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Rostygold
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6/25/2020
Aro Saren wrote:
Main question: why card instead of fixed storylet somewhere?

Get players to accumulate the cards of course; Failbetter would love to have irrationally desperate players to spend Fate on card refills.
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Rostygold
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6/25/2020
That said, bravo, Failbetter. I had speculated that the Railway would begin through acquisition of tracts of land from the Forgotten Quarter. I didn't know that it would start from Moloch Street instead.
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Aro Saren
Aro Saren
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6/25/2020
Rostygold wrote:
That said, bravo, Failbetter. I had speculated that the Railway would begin through acquisition of tracts of land from the Forgotten Quarter. I didn't know that it would start from Moloch Street instead.

Wasn't that obvious?

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