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Tystefy
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12 days ago
https://www.failbettergames.com/helicon-house/

We trust you will encounter much inspiration and intrigue during your visits to Helicon House and leave you with this recommendation: if you shake tentacles with any of the artists, don’t wipe your fingers immediately…


W h a t ?

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PSGarak
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12 days ago
The Dean mentioned that when Helicon House was mildly accessible during the Election. I think it's a matter of politeness. You're in the Rubbery's house after all, it's not the one with the odd texture here.

[edit] Huh. Some options are locked by Closest To: Rubbery Men. That one has been locked and previously inaccessible, right?
edited by PSGarak on 9/10/2020

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12 days ago
It's an option in amber boilers!

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PSGarak
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12 days ago
There's a lot of options that are unlocked by the Hallowmas companions of yesteryear, or Fate companions. As far as I can tell, they all just offer more efficient ways of making progress, there's nothing that's directly locked.

Is there a way to either preserve "Fitting in" between visits, or acquire some with dropping "Time left"? I see a path to obtaining Closest To Rubbery Men, but it looks Fate-locked.

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Snort
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12 days ago
Modeling seems somewhat less than rewarding. Are there options I'm missing that seem rewarding to others?

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Robin Alexander
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12 days ago
Snort wrote:
Modeling seems somewhat less than rewarding. Are there options I'm missing that seem rewarding to others?



Oh, it's been giving me 28 Hinterland Scrip?

I've been Conversing with the Dean to unlock it, so it takes like two action points.

Unless I've missed something (I'm waiting to get to Jericho on my next Time the Healer), I've been really struggling to get Hinterland Scrip to build more . . . it's been a massively helpful thing for me, as I've finally been able to build a few extra things at Ealing.

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Snort
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12 days ago
Robin Alexander wrote:
Snort wrote:
Modeling seems somewhat less than rewarding. Are there options I'm missing that seem rewarding to others?



Oh, it's been giving me 28 Hinterland Scrip?

I've been Conversing with the Dean to unlock it, so it takes like two action points.

Unless I've missed something (I'm waiting to get to Jericho on my next Time the Healer), I've been really struggling to get Hinterland Scrip to build more . . . it's been a massively helpful thing for me, as I've finally been able to build a few extra things at Ealing.



Yes, but the scrip doesn't seem very rewarding for the actions it takes me to get to the reward point.

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Mulligan
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12 days ago
If you're going through Helicon House in a normal fashion (6 actions from being admitted to eventually leaving), then the payout for modeling (with a partner) is 4.66 SpA with a few additional bottles of Strangling Willow Absinthe thrown in depending on your fitting in quality. It's actually fairly decent. Not the best, sure, but I'm finding navigating Helicon House to be a lot faster and less monotonous than repeatedly drawing cards in the lab.

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PSGarak
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12 days ago
Well I went and spent the Fate on the pendant. Check my mantlepiece.

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Robin Alexander
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12 days ago
Well, looks like it got nerfed as I expected. I can't cycle around in just 1 or 2 actions for the 28-32 scrip - a little sad, now there seems to be a randomised air element, but not really surprised either.
edited by Robin Alexander on 9/10/2020

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Scienceandponies
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12 days ago
Hot damn! A way to turn those useless fins into something that's not complete garbage!
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Lady Karnstein
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11 days ago
Failbetter, this is seriously cool. My Bohemian social character is so in her element, and there are so many good options. I am very pleased with this. I even bought the amber just to show how happy I am with this. (also, it might be a tiny bit useful). But still, I am quite pleased with this content.

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Snort
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11 days ago
Robin Alexander wrote:
Well, looks like it got nerfed as I expected. I can't cycle around in just 1 or 2 actions for the 28-32 scrip - a little sad, now there seems to be a randomised air element, but not really surprised either.
edited by Robin Alexander on 9/10/2020



I'm still trying to figuree out how the reward scales with Fitting In. Seems to be 28 for me every time, despite changes in Fitting In.

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Mulligan
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11 days ago
Snort wrote:
I'm still trying to figure out how the reward scales with Fitting In. Seems to be 28 for me every time, despite changes in Fitting In.
The strangling willow absinthe scales with fitting in. The scrip changes based on whether you have a companion with you. I got 3 and 8 absinthe at around 5 and 12 fitting in, respectively. So it seems like 2/3 of your fitting in is converted to absinthe, rounded.

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Rostygold
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11 days ago
What content does the pendant unlock?
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Amalgamate
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11 days ago
Evaluating the profitability of the massive bones... don't seem to be high EPA to me.

Eight-spined ribcage has a value of 31250, which is 1250 more than the sum of its 8 parts, it's a 4% bonus on top of the EPA for getting its parts which isn't that much. But it's a great way to get a bit more oomph out of your searing enigmas/trembling amber if you happen to have them for other reasons, from past play, so I'll end up getting a few since right now I've got 21 enigmas sitting around...

Flourishing ribcage is 1250, so less than its components, but cheaper than expanding a torso with shapeling arts, so it's nice if there's a need for 6 limbs (as for a curator).

That's my take on those things, at least.

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Lady Karnstein
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11 days ago
Rostygold wrote:
What content does the pendant unlock?



I have not found any yet. I am keeping an eye out.

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Diptych
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11 days ago
Pardon me if I've misunderstood - is it possible to access Helicon House without either a Rubbery Bellringer or The DF?

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Lady Karnstein
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11 days ago
Diptych wrote:
Pardon me if I've misunderstood - is it possible to access Helicon House without either a Rubbery Bellringer or The DF?
Yes. You can use Investigating to...most easily with the Docks Hinterlands card.

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Scienceandponies
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11 days ago
Robin Alexander wrote:
Well, looks like it got nerfed as I expected. I can't cycle around in just 1 or 2 actions for the 28-32 scrip - a little sad, now there seems to be a randomised air element, but not really surprised either.
edited by Robin Alexander on 9/10/2020


Umm...I can still cycle through in 2 actions. 1 in with the pendant and rubbery companion, 1 to model. Is this not the case for other people?
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