History VideoGame / FallenLondon

26th Jul '16 12:50:46 AM BiggerJ
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*** This has been confirmed, along with the Genius Loci status of [[spoiler:''every single star in the universe.'']]
19th Jul '16 6:50:22 PM coruscatingInquisitor
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* ArcWords: A bunch.
** NORTH. We must go North.
** Parabola. Ware the Serpent.
** "Give me a mirror!"
** ''Whatever you do, don't fall in love.''
** In the deepest matters of the Bazaar, always look to love. Always.

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* ArcWords: A bunch.
** NORTH. We must go North.
** Parabola. Ware the Serpent.
** "Give me a mirror!"
** ''Whatever you do, don't fall in love.''
** In the deepest matters of the Bazaar, always look to love. Always.



** Parabola.
** NORTH.
** ''Whatever you do, don't fall in love.''



** A reckoning will not be postponed indefinitely.



** A reckoning will not be postponed indefinitely.



** Averted with some of the "Box Full of Intrigue" storylets, though: you have options that support either the dockworkers or the Neddy Men, and if you waffle back and forth you'll acquire an "A Turncoat!" menace. If that gets too high, neither side will work with you!

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** Averted with some of the "Box Full of Intrigue" storylets, though: you have options that support either the dockworkers PowersThatBe or the Neddy Men, their detractors, and if you waffle back and forth you'll acquire an "A Turncoat!" menace. If that gets too high, neither side will work with you!you.
18th Jul '16 9:30:19 PM coruscatingInquisitor
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* OurLawyersAdvisedThisTrope: Once you've taken more than one step in the Seeking Mr Eaten's Name storyline, a must-answer storylet pops up requiring you to either [[LostForever back out permanently]] or accept a legal disclaimer acknowledging that any damage/loss of items as a result of playing it is the player's own fault and that no refunds will be forthcoming unless the result of a bug. If accepted, this agreement is reflected in an Item called "A Bad End", which can be used to drop out of Seeking at any time.

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* OurLawyersAdvisedThisTrope: Once you've taken more than one step in the Seeking Mr Eaten's Name storyline, a must-answer storylet pops up requiring you to either back out (though not [[LostForever back out permanently]] like before) or accept a legal disclaimer acknowledging that any damage/loss of items as a result of playing it is the player's own fault and that no refunds will be forthcoming unless the result of a bug. If accepted, this agreement is reflected in an Item called "A Bad End", which can be used to drop out of Seeking at any time.



* SoGoodWeMentionedItTwice: The Absolution Ablution (a stain remover so good it even removes stains on your reputation) is advertised as able to remove "GRIME, BLOOD, SWEAT, NIGHT-SOIL, DEVIL-SPIT, BLOOD, MASTER'S MARKS, CORRESPONDENCE SCORCH, BLOOD". Knowing the kind of person that tends to need these things, it has to be said they know [[ProfessionalKiller their]] [[PhantomThief customers]] rather well.

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* SoGoodWeMentionedItTwice: The Nikolas & Sons Instant Ablution Absolution Ablution (a stain remover so good it even removes stains on your reputation) is advertised as able to remove "GRIME, BLOOD, SWEAT, NIGHT-SOIL, DEVIL-SPIT, BLOOD, MASTER'S MARKS, CORRESPONDENCE SCORCH, BLOOD". Knowing the kind of person that tends to need these things, it has to be said they know [[ProfessionalKiller their]] [[PhantomThief customers]] rather well.



* WhatDidIDoLastNight: If you drink a bottle of Black Wings Absinthe yourself, the next morning you'll wonder what you did and where you got your opera cloak.
** Though [[GameplayAndStorySegregation apparently you don't keep the cloak]].
* WhyDontYaJustShootHim: In an opportunity card, a naive young man wants to kill you, a dangerous veteran. In one option, you confront him, and when he asks when the duel should be, you shoot him on the spot.
** The other, more difficult option involves sending out an [[RefugeInAudacity open invitation to any would-be assassins]] and [[CombatPragmatist picking them off from a rooftop]] when they show up at the appointed time.

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* WhatDidIDoLastNight: If you drink a bottle of Black Wings Absinthe yourself, the next morning you'll wonder what you did and where you got your opera cloak.
** Though
cloak, though [[GameplayAndStorySegregation apparently you don't keep the cloak]].
* WhyDontYaJustShootHim: In an opportunity card, a naive young man wants to kill you, a dangerous veteran. In one option, you confront him, and when he asks when the duel should be, you shoot him on the spot.
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spot. The other, more difficult option involves sending out an [[RefugeInAudacity open invitation to any would-be assassins]] and [[CombatPragmatist picking them off from a rooftop]] when they show up at the appointed time.
18th Jul '16 9:07:05 PM coruscatingInquisitor
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** Fallen London in general draws much from its style and atmosphere from the works of Creator/JorgeLuisBorges a ''certain'' optional quest requires some truly lateral thinking about Borges' "The Aleph".
** The Orthographic Infection card has cultish writing on a wall plus a reference to seeking the Name and counting the days; these things combine into yet another reference to Creator/JorgeLuisBorges, this time to his story "Death and the Compass".

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** Fallen London in general draws much from its style and atmosphere from the works of Creator/JorgeLuisBorges a ''certain'' optional quest requires some truly lateral thinking about Borges' "The Aleph".
** The Orthographic Infection card has cultish writing on a wall plus a reference to seeking the Name and counting the days; these things combine into yet another a reference to Creator/JorgeLuisBorges, this time to his the Creator/JorgeLuisBorges story "Death and the Compass".
18th Jul '16 9:27:21 AM Lemia
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* ElectionDayEpisode: Starting in July 2016, Fallen London began holding annual elections for a mayor where players can campaign for the candidate of their choice. The candidates for the first election are [[NaughtyNuns Sinning Jenny]], the [[BadassPreacher Bishop of Southwark]], and the [[CommanderContrarian Jovial Contrarian]].

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* ElectionDayEpisode: Starting in July 2016, Fallen London began holding annual elections for a mayor where players can campaign for the candidate of their choice. The candidates for the first election are were [[NaughtyNuns Sinning Jenny]], the [[BadassPreacher Bishop of Southwark]], and the [[CommanderContrarian Jovial Contrarian]].Contrarian]], and the victor was Jenny.
17th Jul '16 9:53:40 PM Lemia
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* TooAwesomeToUse: Mood cards, which give a huge +30 increase to one of your attributes that lasts for only an hour and are rare enough that you can go for months without drawing one. Also Darkdrop Coffees and Magnificent Feasts, the only items that restore your actions (Darkdrop Coffees restore 10; Magnificent Feasts 'all'') and are nigh-impossible to obtain outside of special promotions and holiday events, aside from a few free Darkdrop Coffees you get while learning about the game before you learn just how scarce they are.
17th Jul '16 8:47:56 PM KTera
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** Devils will recoil from you in disgust if you offer them a soul stained by [[spoiler:the aforementioned Seeking Mr Eaten's Name quest]].

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** Devils will recoil from you in disgust if you offer them a soul stained by [[spoiler:the aforementioned Seeking Mr Eaten's Name quest]]. The Quiet Deviless will actually [[StressVomit vomit]], burst into tears, and order you out of her room.



* GottaCatchThemAll: The accommodation keys. And several plotlines related to [[spoiler:the Labyrinth of Tigers]] involve catching and/or training an assemblage of various wild monsters.

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* GottaCatchThemAll: The accommodation keys. And several plotlines related to [[spoiler:the Labyrinth of Tigers]] involve catching and/or training an assemblage of various wild monsters. [[spoiler: The false saints' candles, if you're Seeking the Name.]]
16th Jul '16 8:46:51 PM coruscatingInquisitor
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* BrainBleach: A frequent necessity to deal with nightmares. Specific examples:
** Laudanum. Being a potent tincture of opium, it affects your physical health in exchange.
** Greyfields 1868 First Sporing acts like laudanum, only better and without the Wounds increase. Bottles are hard to obtain, however.
** Bottled Oblivion. It reduces your stats, meaning you'll have to grind them back up again. A large proportion of the time, that would be an extremely bad thing. Bottled Oblivion is for the rare times when it's not.



* BrickJoke:
** One of the earliest Persuasive storylines revolves around writing an epic poem about mushrooms. Far later, when you're at the Empress's Court being offered the position of Imperial Artist-in-Residence:
-->''My point is that the Court wishes to be entertained with original compositions. Your early works impressed the Empress, and she doesn't even like mushrooms. So, get to it, would you? We can't wait to see what you come up with.''
** Once you reach the Foreign Office, you can discreetly...borrow and examine a few of the reports there. One of them is entitled, oddly, ''Cheese: Made From Spiders?'' Your character, potentially recalling the above BlatantLies, hopes that it's some sort of code.



* CallBack:
** One of the earliest Persuasive storylines revolves around writing an epic poem about mushrooms. Far later, when you're at the Empress's Court being offered the position of Imperial Artist-in-Residence:
-->''My point is that the Court wishes to be entertained with original compositions. Your early works impressed the Empress, and she doesn't even like mushrooms. So, get to it, would you? We can't wait to see what you come up with.''
** Once you reach the Foreign Office, you can discreetly...borrow and examine a few of the reports there. One of them is entitled, oddly, ''Cheese: Made From Spiders?'' Your character, potentially recalling the above BlatantLies, hopes that it's some sort of code.



* DrowningMySorrows: Can come up in gameplay. The wine from the Mrs. Plenty's Carnival can reduce your Nightmare score if you're lucky. If you're unlucky, you'll get plumb drunk and raise your Scandal score instead.

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* DrowningMySorrows: Can come up A frequent necessity to deal with nightmares. Specific examples:
** Laudanum. Being a potent tincture of opium, it affects your physical health
in gameplay. exchange.
** Greyfields 1868 First Sporing acts like laudanum, only better and without the Wounds increase. Bottles are hard to obtain, however.
**
The wine from the Mrs. Plenty's Carnival can reduce your Nightmare score if you're lucky. If lucky; if you're unlucky, unlucky you'll get plumb drunk and raise your Scandal score instead.



* GenreSavvy: The second option of the Death and the River opportunity card lets you be this. "Dark night, doomy river, dying stranger, sinister idol. Yes, that'll end well."

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* GenreSavvy: GenreSavvy:
**
The second option of the Death and the River opportunity card lets you be this. "Dark night, doomy river, dying stranger, sinister idol. Yes, that'll end well."


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* LaserGuidedAmnesia: Bottled Oblivion. It reduces your stats, meaning you'll have to grind them back up again. A large proportion of the time, that would be an extremely bad thing. Bottled Oblivion is for the rare times when it's not.
16th Jul '16 8:26:29 PM coruscatingInquisitor
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* BodySurf: How Jack-of-Smiles evades capture. It doesn't matter if you kill his current host, he'll be back in a new body soon. He's not limited to humans, either. A later story reveals that [[spoiler:Jack-of-Smiles resides in his trademark knives, and anyone who touches one "becomes" him. [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential You even have the option to take up one of his knives and go on a slashing spree yourself.]] [[BlatantLies For the sake of the investigation, of course.]]]]

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* BodySurf: How Jack-of-Smiles evades capture. It doesn't matter if you kill his current host, he'll be back in a new body soon. He's not limited to humans, either. A later story reveals that [[spoiler:Jack-of-Smiles resides [[SubvertedTrope isn't]] an actual body surfer: 'he' is a consciousness residing in his certain trademark knives, and anyone who touches one "becomes" him. [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential You even have the option to take up one of his knives and go on a slashing spree yourself.]] [[BlatantLies For the sake of the investigation, of course.]]]]him as if via possession.]]



** Laudanum. Humorously, it actually does affect your health in exchange.
** Greyfields 1868 First Sporing also acts like this, only without the Wounds increase. They're hard to obtain, however.

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** Laudanum. Humorously, Being a potent tincture of opium, it actually does affect affects your physical health in exchange.
** Greyfields 1868 First Sporing also acts like this, laudanum, only better and without the Wounds increase. They're Bottles are hard to obtain, however.
16th Jul '16 8:09:35 PM coruscatingInquisitor
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* AlienSpaceBats: Part of the backstory of the game involves a swarm of bats dragging Victorian-era London beneath the earth under orders from the Bazaar. It's implied this was a preplanned deal by the British government. Also, Hell exists, as do Eldritch-y rubber men, magic, and so on.
** [[spoiler: This also describes the Masters of the Bazaar in the most literal possible sense. They're definitely [[PettingZooPeople bat-people]], and a few of the game's deeper revelations refer to them as having come from space.]]

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* AlienSpaceBats: Part of the backstory of the game involves a swarm of bats dragging Victorian-era London beneath the earth under orders from the Bazaar. It's implied this was a preplanned deal by the British government. Also, Hell exists, as do Eldritch-y rubber men, magic, and so on.
**
on. [[spoiler: This also describes the Masters of the Bazaar in the most literal possible sense. They're definitely [[PettingZooPeople bat-people]], and a few of the game's deeper revelations refer to them as having come from space.]]



** But the Pianist plans to [[spoiler: Bring a spy from Hell, and possibly corrupt Europe to Hell's side.]]



* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: During the storyline where the player investigates a murder at the University, the Duchess may reveal that [[spoiler:she bargained with the Bazaar after her lover was bitten by a serpent. He survived, but in the monstrous and agonising form of the Cantigaster. She theorises that a similar fate awaits the Empress and her Consort. "There is always a price that is known and a price that is not."]]
** [[spoiler: Heart's Desire reveals that it was so with the First City, with its priest-king making a deal to save his lover... who became [[GeniusLoci the King with a Hundred Hearts]].]]
* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: The [[spoiler: Ambitious Barrister's]] motive for helping you become a Person of Some Importance.

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* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: During BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor:
**During
the storyline where the player investigates a murder at the University, the Duchess may reveal that [[spoiler:she bargained with the Bazaar after her lover was bitten by a serpent. He survived, but in the monstrous and agonising form of the Cantigaster. She theorises that a similar fate awaits the Empress and her Consort. "There is always a price that is known and a price that is not."]]
** [[spoiler: In the Heart's Desire reveals ambition it's said that it [[spoiler:this was so with the First City, with its priest-king making a deal to save his lover... who became [[GeniusLoci the King with a Hundred Hearts]].]]
* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: BecauseYouWereNiceToMe:
**
The [[spoiler: Ambitious Barrister's]] motive for helping you become a Person of Some Importance.



* BodySurf: How Jack-of-Smiles evades capture. It doesn't matter if you kill his current host, he'll be back in a new body soon. [[spoiler:He's not limited to humans, either.]]
** A later story reveals that [[spoiler:Jack-of-Smiles resides in his trademark knives, and anyone who touches one "becomes" him. [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential You even have the option to take up one of his knives and go on a slashing spree yourself.]] [[BlatantLies For the sake of the investigation, of course.]]]]

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* BodySurf: How Jack-of-Smiles evades capture. It doesn't matter if you kill his current host, he'll be back in a new body soon. [[spoiler:He's He's not limited to humans, either.]]
**
either. A later story reveals that [[spoiler:Jack-of-Smiles resides in his trademark knives, and anyone who touches one "becomes" him. [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential You even have the option to take up one of his knives and go on a slashing spree yourself.]] [[BlatantLies For the sake of the investigation, of course.]]]]
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