History VideoGame / FallenLondon

19th Jan '17 9:47:37 PM HTD
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* BonusStage: The [[spoiler:Mind of a Long-Dead God]] might be considered one. It is nearly Menace-free and can provide a lot of Dangerous boosts and Aeolian Screams, but you can only get there by grinding [[spoiler:Having Recurring Dreams: What the Thunder Said to 18, cash it in to gain 7 points of Stormy-Eyed, then grind What the Thunder Said back to 15 and Stormy-Eyed to 19]]. It's pretty much only possible to do so by deliberately grinding it.

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* BonusStage: The [[spoiler:Mind of a Long-Dead God]] might be considered one. It is nearly Menace-free and can provide a lot of Dangerous boosts and Aeolian Screams, but you can only get there by grinding [[spoiler:Having Recurring Dreams: What the Thunder Said to 18, cash it in to gain 7 points of Stormy-Eyed, then grind What the Thunder Said back to 15 and Stormy-Eyed to 19]]. It's pretty much only possible Except that there's no reliable way to do so by deliberately grinding it.grind What the Thunder Said: you have to draw a lot of dream cards to raise it that high, while also avoiding the State of some confusion (the default Nightmares failure state if you have no Memories of Light) at all costs lest it wipe a good chunk of your progress.



* DoorToBefore: Gameplay-wise, once you pass through the [[UndergroundLevel Roads Beneath]] and reach Flute Street for the first time, you'll discover a shortcut that allows you to travel back-and-forth between Mrs Plenty's Carnival and Flute Street in a single mouse click without having to retrace your way through the Roads Beneath again.

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* DoorToBefore: Gameplay-wise, once you pass through the [[UndergroundLevel Roads Beneath]] and reach Flute Street for the first time, you'll discover a shortcut that allows you to travel back-and-forth between Mrs Plenty's Carnival and Flute Street in a single mouse click without having to spend candles to retrace your way through the Roads Beneath again.



** For some reason, moving from the Shuttered Palace to the Empress' Court takes an action, while travelling from there to, say, Watchmaker's Hill does not, even if the Shuttered Palace is located in the same building as the Empress' Court, while Watchmaker's Hill is on the other side of London.

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** For some reason, moving from the Shuttered Palace to the Empress' Court takes an action, while travelling from there to, say, Watchmaker's Hill does not, even if the Shuttered Palace is located in the same building as the Empress' Court, while Watchmaker's Hill is on the other side of London. You can also freely access the Bazaar from the Foreign Office (which is also located on the opposite side of London), even if it costs an action and 3 Compromising Documents ''every'' time you need to normally move from Wilmot's End to the Foreign Office.



** The Iron Republic Journal, a weapon that gives a total of 2 BDR, only outclassed by the Golden Spiked Rosary (+3 Dreaded) and the Seven-Fold Knock (+4 Dreaded). However, the Rosary costs 40 Fate and is only available during the Feast of the Exceptional Rose, and the Knock requires [[spoiler:completing the incredibly destructive Seeking Mr Eaten's Name story and turning back at the last chance]], while the Iron Republic Journal can be obtained as soon as you gain access to the Iron Republic, which requires nothing a fair amount of time accumulating Counting the Days.

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** The Iron Republic Journal, a weapon that gives a total of 2 BDR, only outclassed by the Golden Spiked Rosary (+3 Dreaded) and the Seven-Fold Knock (+4 Dreaded). However, the Rosary costs 40 Fate and is only available during the Feast of the Exceptional Rose, and the Knock requires [[spoiler:completing the incredibly destructive Seeking Mr Eaten's Name story and turning back at the last chance]], while the Iron Republic Journal can be obtained as soon as you gain access to the Iron Republic, which requires nothing more than a fair amount of time accumulating Counting the Days.



** For actual weapons, the Waxwail Knife comes the closest to being an Infinity+1 Sword. It's the best Dangerous item in the game, outstripping the Profession-bound items and even Fate-locked weapons, and can only be obtained through the game of [[PlayerVersusPlayer Knife-and-Candle]].

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** For actual weapons, the Waxwail Knife comes the closest to being an Infinity+1 Sword. It's the best Dangerous item in the game, outstripping the Profession-bound items and even Fate-locked weapons, and can only be obtained through the game of [[PlayerVersusPlayer Knife-and-Candle]]. There are also the 40 Renown items, which grants 10 points of a given attribute - only outclassed by Profession-bound and Fate-locked items (except the Newly-Born Frost-Moth, which is the best Persuasive companion even if you take Profession-bound and Fate-locked ones into account) - but be prepared to spend lots and lots of time and items grinding for Favours and Renown if you want to obtain them.



* RecurringDreams: The Dreams qualities measure your recurring dreams.



* RunningGag: In the past, if you refused to specify your character's gender, you would constantly be referred to with "ah, Si-, er, Mad-, er, yes". Replaced by a wealth of titles in 2016 to accomodate people of all genders.
** The "ah, Si-, er, Mad-, er, yes" option was reinstated shortly after its removal.

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* RunningGag: In the past, if you refused to specify your character's gender, you would constantly be referred to with "ah, Si-, er, Mad-, er, yes". Replaced by a wealth of titles in 2016 to accomodate people of all genders.\n** The "ah, Si-, er, Mad-, er, yes" option was reinstated shortly after its removal.
17th Jan '17 10:52:00 PM HTD
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** [[{{Freemium}} Exceptional Friendship]] even costs $7 per month.



* {{Freemium}}: Exceptional Friendship, an optional subscription that costs £5 per month and increases the action cap to 40, the opportunity deck size to 10 and gives access to the House of Chimes and the Exceptional Stories of that duration.



** For some reason, moving from the Shuttered Palace to the Empress' Court takes an action, while travelling from there to, say, Watchmaker's Hill does not, even if the Shuttered Palace is located in the same building as the Empress' Court, while Watchmaker's Hill is on the other side of London.



** Pursuing a relationship with the Barbed Wit will eventually bring up "She knows about you! That's half the battle." GIJoe!

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** Pursuing a relationship with the Barbed Wit will eventually bring up "She knows about you! That's half the battle." GIJoe!Franchise/GIJoe!
17th Jan '17 12:26:56 PM coruscatingInquisitor
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** [[Freemium Exceptional Friendship]] even costs $7 per month.

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** [[Freemium [[{{Freemium}} Exceptional Friendship]] even costs $7 per month.
17th Jan '17 12:25:32 PM coruscatingInquisitor
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** [[BribingYourWayToVictory Exceptional Friendship]] even costs $7 per month.

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** [[BribingYourWayToVictory [[Freemium Exceptional Friendship]] even costs $7 per month.
13th Jan '17 9:44:10 PM billybobfred
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* ConfusingMultipleNegatives: The image for the Smoky Flophouse opportunity card and two Newgate cards is of a brick wall with graffiti that reads, "Not to be blamed for nothing". So whoever scrawled it is being poetic or perhaps is responsible for... something.

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* ConfusingMultipleNegatives: The image for the Smoky Flophouse opportunity card and two Newgate cards is of a brick wall with graffiti that reads, "Not "[[UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper Not to be blamed for nothing".nothing]]". So whoever scrawled it is being poetic or perhaps is responsible for... something.
12th Jan '17 5:59:31 PM billybobfred
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** [[BribingYourWayToVictory Exceptional Friendship]] even costs $7 per month.
10th Jan '17 6:28:22 AM HTD
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* BonusStage: The [[spoiler:Mind of a Long-Dead God]] might be considered one. You can only get there by grinding [[spoiler:Having Recurring Dreams: What the Thunder Said to 18, cash it in to gain 7 points of Stormy-Eyed, then grind What the Thunder Said back to 15 and Stormy-Eyed to 19]]. It's pretty much only possible to do so by deliberately grinding it, but once you reach this location, it is possible to gain a lot of Dangerous boosts and Aeolian Screams.

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* BonusStage: The [[spoiler:Mind of a Long-Dead God]] might be considered one. You It is nearly Menace-free and can provide a lot of Dangerous boosts and Aeolian Screams, but you can only get there by grinding [[spoiler:Having Recurring Dreams: What the Thunder Said to 18, cash it in to gain 7 points of Stormy-Eyed, then grind What the Thunder Said back to 15 and Stormy-Eyed to 19]]. It's pretty much only possible to do so by deliberately grinding it, but once you reach this location, it is possible to gain a lot of Dangerous boosts and Aeolian Screams.it.



** 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.



* NoItemUseForYou: You cannot use items whenever you're in a menace location, outside of London, on a heist, or in a party.

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* NoItemUseForYou: You cannot use items whenever If you're in a menace location, outside of London, on a heist, in a party, or in a party.any location not marked on the map of London (except the Empress' Court, Doubt Street, the Foreign Office, the Breakwater House or your study), you cannot use any items.



** Paris. [[spoiler: [[ChekhovsGun Finally explained]] by the Lost In Reflections storylet.]]

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** Paris. [[spoiler: [[ChekhovsGun Finally explained]] by the Lost In Reflections storylet.exceptional story.]]


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** Entering the Cave of the Nadir for the first time will remove the only way to get an Incarnadine Fur Robe outside of [[ChristmasEpisode December]].


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* PromotionalPowerlessPieceOfGarbage: The two promotional Affiliation items grant no stats at all.


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** Each time you decide to publish your newspaper, you are given 12 actions (not including opportunity cards) to accumulate Meritorious/Salacious/Outlandish Copies before you are forced to publish; this is even measured by a quality called 'Hours before the Deadline'.
** Once you start a term as governor of Port Carnelian, you have 26 actions to gain as many Silver Horseheads and/or Striped Delights as possible before your Time Passing in Office quality reaches 12, marking the end of your term and forcing you to cash in at least one of these qualities for rewards.


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* TooSpicyForYogSothoth: Devils will recoil from you in disgust if you offer them your soul tainted by Seeking Mr Eaten's Name. The Quiet Deviless will actually [[StressVomit vomit]], burst into tears, and order you out of her room.
8th Jan '17 11:33:01 PM HTD
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* BonusStage: The [[spoiler:Mind of a Long-Dead God]] might be considered one. You can only get there by grinding [[spoiler:Having Recurring Dreams: What the Thunder Said to 18, cash it in to gain 7 points of Stormy-Eyed, then grind What the Thunder Said back to 15 and Stormy-Eyed to 19]]. It's pretty much only possible to do so by deliberately grinding it, but once you reach this location, it is possible to gain a lot of Dangerous boosts and Aeolian Screams.



** The cap for the four main qualities is 200, though it's possible, albeit somewhat difficult, to raise a stat a few points past the cap.

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** The cap for the four main qualities is 200, though it's possible, albeit somewhat difficult, to raise a stat a few points past the cap.one (and only one) of them to 215 with Notability, as Notability itself is capped at 15.



* DeathIsASlapOnTheWrist: All four failure states only require time to escape, so letting any one of them get too high is only an inconvenience. There are side-effects for some of them - the Nightmares failure state drains some of your dreams when you escape, and getting jailed for having too-high Suspicion will make future sentences longer.

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* DeathIsASlapOnTheWrist: Downplayed. All four failure states only require time to escape, so letting any one of them get too high is only an inconvenience. There However, there are side-effects for some of them - them:
** The State of some confusion (the default Nightmares failure state) takes away some Dream qualities when you escape, unless if you're willing to spend Fate to buy a bottle of Honeyed Laudanum or move to
the Mirror-Marches (the alternate Nightmares failure state drains if you have some Memories of your dreams when you escape, and getting Light, which still takes away the Is Someone There? dream progress).
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jailed (Suspicion) beyond the first time will cause subsequent sentences to be more severe, and being arrested for having too-high Suspicion the fifth time will make future sentences longer.it impossible to use Nikolas & Sons Instant Ablution Absolution (the Scandal- and Suspicion-reducing potion).
** On the slow boat (Wounds), you can defeat the Boatman in a game of chess to reduce Wounds, but defeat him too many times and he'll up his game, meaning that the more times you die, the more actions it'd take to escape.



--->"The Bazaar requires the London Magazine to change its name. The London Magazine has survived two centuries and one duel! It has published Keats, Shelley, De Quincey, Hazlitt! It will survive the translation of London to this d----d abyss, and the dictates of the Bazaar. We will continue to publish under the name, [[Music/{{Prince}} The Magazine Formerly Known As The London Magazine]]."

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--->"The Bazaar requires the London Magazine to change its name. The London Magazine has survived two centuries and one duel! It has published Keats, Shelley, De Quincey, Hazlitt! It will survive the translation of London to this d----d d____d abyss, and the dictates of the Bazaar. We will continue to publish under the name, [[Music/{{Prince}} The Magazine Formerly Known As The London Magazine]]."



** And, of course, there's the way the entire game is riddled with references to ''Literature/KublaKhan'', [[Creator/SamuelTaylorColeridge Coleridge]], and Creator/TSEliot.

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** And, of course, there's the way the entire game is riddled with references to ''Literature/KublaKhan'', [[Creator/SamuelTaylorColeridge Coleridge]], Creator/SamuelTaylorColeridge, and Creator/TSEliot.



* TakeThat: According to a card in the Tomb-Colonies, your character, a supposed blank slate to be written by the player, hates [[AlfredLordTennyson Tennyson]] a lot.

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* TakeThat: According to a card in the Tomb-Colonies, your character, a supposed blank slate to be written by the player, hates [[AlfredLordTennyson [[Creator/AlfredLordTennyson Tennyson]] a lot.



** In the Cave of the Nadir, the Irrigo menace will increment with everything you do, and if your Irrigo reaches 10 you'll be kicked out.

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** In the Cave of the Nadir, the Irrigo menace will increment with everything you do, and if your Irrigo reaches 10 you'll be kicked out.out (and if you don't want to lose a lot of attributes it'd be in your interest to leave before getting kicked out).



* 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.

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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'') ''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.



* VendorTrash: Some items have little to no choices outside of being sold to the Bazaar.

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* VendorTrash: Some items have little to no choices uses outside of being sold to the Bazaar.
8th Jan '17 9:28:06 AM Lemia
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* DamnYouMuscleMemory: The topmost option on the Guest Room at the Brass Embassy's card normally gives you Certifiable Scraps. However, during [[ChristmasEpisode Neathmas]], a new option used to be added at the top of that card for you to [[DealWithTheDevil sell your soul]] that many a player reflexively clicked on before realizing in horror that they'd just signed their soul away. Later Neathmases rectified this somewhat by adding a second new option on the top of that card that only costs you another person's bottled Soul (''much'' more replaceable than your own soul!) at worst if you click on it, but some players have ''still'' accidentally clicked on the "sell your soul" option below it.
7th Jan '17 3:39:12 PM coruscatingInquisitor
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* DeathIsASlapOnTheWrist:
** Sometimes. If your Scandal, Wounds, Nightmares, or Suspicion gets too high, you are sent to a special area that will often require you to dent some of your stats in order to escape. These "failure" states can be anywhere from actually ''beneficial'' to a legitimate concern for your stats, depending on a number of circumstances.\\
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However, whatever you do, do ''not'' let your Nightmares hit 8. The State of Some Confusion is ''by far'' the most punishing of the failure states -- upon leaving, you lose some of that hard-to-gain dream progress. Better than when it used to, oh, ''wipe it out completely'', but still a pain. Although with a high enough "Touched by Fingerwork" quality, or have some Memory of Light in storage, you go to the Mirror-Marches, which are much more forgiving.
** The only way out of the Light Fingers failure location mentioned above is death or madness...[[spoiler:unless you've been diligently attending to the needs of a singular plant.]]

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* DeathIsASlapOnTheWrist:
** Sometimes. If your Scandal, Wounds, Nightmares, or Suspicion gets too high, you are sent to a special area that will often require you to dent some of your stats in order to escape. These "failure" states can be anywhere from actually ''beneficial'' to a legitimate concern for your stats, depending on a number of circumstances.\\
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However, whatever you do, do ''not'' let your Nightmares hit 8. The State of Some Confusion is ''by far'' the most punishing of the
DeathIsASlapOnTheWrist: All four failure states -- upon leaving, you lose only require time to escape, so letting any one of them get too high is only an inconvenience. There are side-effects for some of that hard-to-gain dream progress. Better than when it used to, oh, ''wipe it out completely'', but still a pain. Although with a high enough "Touched by Fingerwork" quality, or have some Memory of Light in storage, you go to them - the Mirror-Marches, which are much more forgiving.
** The only way out of the Light Fingers
Nightmares failure location mentioned above is death or madness...[[spoiler:unless you've been diligently attending to the needs state drains some of a singular plant.]]your dreams when you escape, and getting jailed for having too-high Suspicion will make future sentences longer.
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