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kkhohoho Deranged X-Mas Figure from The Insanity Pole Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Deranged X-Mas Figure
Mar 2nd 2017 at 8:17:00 AM

[up]Honestly, I talked with Germ as often as I could, but I never once got an offer to hang out with him. Any tricks or hints to getting it?

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TheGreatUnknown Scheme Queen from Kittering Castle Relationship Status: Non-Canon
Scheme Queen
Mar 2nd 2017 at 9:45:42 AM

It's on one specific day. I think it's the first day you can go to the Food Donkey area.

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TheGunheart Some nights I rule the world... from on the street.
Some nights I rule the world...
Mar 2nd 2017 at 1:08:38 PM

Basically, you'll want to be sure to explore the whole town every day. Though you can eventually stop checking on the rats after you've fed them enough that they "leave the nest". There are no new events in that building afterward. I know, I kept it up the whole game my first run.

"If you're out here why do I miss you so much?"
Mar 4th 2017 at 10:54:29 PM

Loving this game. Feels oddly long for an indie title, which is good.

Unlike some others, I think the Cosmic Horror story works perfectly well with the narrative.

Malco from the Gungeon
Mar 5th 2017 at 6:41:44 PM

For people who've finished the game. I have some food for thought... massive spoilers obviously.

  1. Is there actually a Cosmic Horror story? I mean isn't "Cthulhu" just a hallucination caused by walking across the spring with the contaminated water?
  2. So that one cultist that was trying to kidnap and kill Mae was he real and how did he jump the fence that Mae considers unjumpable?
  3. Is Germ a ghost—though at one point Mae's friends acknowledge him—and is the janitor guy a benevolent god/spirit/protector/whatever?
  4. And finally, Mae's "condition", seeing everyone as worthless shapes, is it a coming of age crisis, or was she really chosen by "Cthulhu" so she's having all these visions and crap so she'll be a cultist? I don't think she's actually been in contact with that water though, prior to the ending sequence.

Think there was a Cosmic Deadline involved with that ending though. Heh heh heh.

edited 5th Mar '17 6:42:42 PM by Malco

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Bocaj Funny, but not helpful from Here Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Funny, but not helpful
Mar 5th 2017 at 6:56:54 PM

Regarding 4, Mae's condition is pretty heavily implied to be depression or anxiety related dissociation including a psychotic break. Its not a coming of age thing or an eldritch thing. Just an undiagnosed mental illness because small town doctor/dentists who prescribe journals to everyone probably aren't the best to help with something like this. Mae even says that she was misdiagnosed as having an anger issue.

Regarding 2, one of the cultists apparently has the power to walk through walls and that's how they got through the fence.

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Lanceleoghauni Cyborg Helmsman from Z or R Twice Relationship Status: In my bunk
Mar 5th 2017 at 7:59:58 PM

1: no, The spring dried up long ago, and hole itself is the empty remnants of that spring.

2: what bocaj said.

3: No. He's just weird.

4: You're a bit off. Mae (and many of her friends for that matter) is rather explicitly suffering from poor mental health. She disassociates wildly, tries to stave off disassociative feelings and anxiety with reckless, risk taking behavior, and has deep seated self worth issues. Also slightly chosen by an Eldritch Abomination

"Coffee! Coffeecoffeecoffee! Coffee! Not as strong as Meth-amphetamine, but it lets you keep your teeth!"
TheGreatUnknown Scheme Queen from Kittering Castle Relationship Status: Non-Canon
Scheme Queen
Mar 5th 2017 at 8:05:08 PM

Well, the Janitor might be God. Or he might just know a lot about Mae somehow and have really good timing.

While my masterful plan reaches its conclusion, fancy a game of chess? Or a role-playing game. I'm fond of those. C'mon, it'll be fun!
Lanceleoghauni Cyborg Helmsman from Z or R Twice Relationship Status: In my bunk
Mar 5th 2017 at 8:14:02 PM

Yeah, basically the janitor is The Forest God

"Coffee! Coffeecoffeecoffee! Coffee! Not as strong as Meth-amphetamine, but it lets you keep your teeth!"
TheGreatUnknown Scheme Queen from Kittering Castle Relationship Status: Non-Canon
Scheme Queen
Mar 5th 2017 at 8:19:45 PM

It is the only thing he ever says about his own identity for sure, after all...just because it was in the context of a play doesn't mean it isn't true. The 'Judeo-Christian' (?) God might or might not still exist, though, no matter what that other thing said.

While my masterful plan reaches its conclusion, fancy a game of chess? Or a role-playing game. I'm fond of those. C'mon, it'll be fun!
Lanceleoghauni Cyborg Helmsman from Z or R Twice Relationship Status: In my bunk
Mar 5th 2017 at 9:15:21 PM

scott benson more or less said they were aiming for it to not mirror judeo-christianity too much but hit the important beats for familiarity

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theLibrarian That all you got? from his own little world
That all you got?
Mar 9th 2017 at 8:57:01 AM

Oh good, I'm not the only one that thought the cult members were just that sort of "We want the world back how it used to be" sort of people that voted for Trump because they want their dying coal mine industry revitalized, the government to be anti-immigrant and anti-poor way of society back.

Bea did bring up a good point though, how many of those people were actually miners, and how are they doing in life that they think they still need to be doing this?

edited 9th Mar '17 8:57:31 AM by theLibrarian

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Lanceleoghauni Cyborg Helmsman from Z or R Twice Relationship Status: In my bunk
Mar 13th 2017 at 2:49:19 AM

oh my god This is fantastic :D

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theLibrarian That all you got? from his own little world
That all you got?
Mar 13th 2017 at 7:47:38 AM

Seeing that picture makes me remember that these are people in like their mid-twenties and not kids because of the art style xD

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Lanceleoghauni Cyborg Helmsman from Z or R Twice Relationship Status: In my bunk
Mar 13th 2017 at 2:01:21 PM

yup! they're all like, 20 years old. Angus and Gregg may be a bit older.

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Bocaj Funny, but not helpful from Here Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Funny, but not helpful
Mar 13th 2017 at 7:59:07 PM

I'm generally iffy on the concept of humanifying characters but I really like these two pictures

Iz not my fault
shapes

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Lanceleoghauni Cyborg Helmsman from Z or R Twice Relationship Status: In my bunk
Mar 13th 2017 at 8:43:50 PM

yeah her stuff is great :D

I saw it all on twitter a few weeks ago I think.

"Coffee! Coffeecoffeecoffee! Coffee! Not as strong as Meth-amphetamine, but it lets you keep your teeth!"
Lanceleoghauni Cyborg Helmsman from Z or R Twice Relationship Status: In my bunk
Mar 23rd 2017 at 12:14:27 AM

So the team are apparently still working on patches for the game, and certain things that were trimmed for release date timing's sake may find their way back in in time.

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theLibrarian That all you got? from his own little world
That all you got?
Mar 24th 2017 at 9:07:29 PM

Mando Pony decided to do a "Die Anywhere Else" cover. I've been wondering how that song is supposed to be sung.

That is the face of a man who just ate a kitten. Raw.
Mar 24th 2017 at 9:59:38 PM

Hey. Does anyone know what Mae's middle school embarrassing horror story is (the one she can tell to the goth teens at the graveyard)? Or at least have a link to a video of it?

Malco from the Gungeon
Mar 25th 2017 at 6:37:45 AM

Isn't that when Mae started to see everyone as shapes, and she ran into that Casey guy who said "hi" to her, and whom she never met before, and beat him up because he was just shapes?

edited 25th Mar '17 6:38:16 AM by Malco

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theLibrarian That all you got? from his own little world
That all you got?
Mar 25th 2017 at 7:19:25 AM

No, according to the game's CMOF page it's something related to a guy she took to prom.

That is the face of a man who just ate a kitten. Raw.
Weirdguy149 Space Traveller from Space Relationship Status: I'd jump in front of a train for ya!
Space Traveller
Mar 25th 2017 at 9:43:46 AM

That's the high school one.

Daisy, daisy...
Mar 25th 2017 at 2:39:11 PM

Found it!

Turns out she bled on her chair at school, only for another student to sit on it without noticing. She saw him later at the nurses office with blood all over his pants and they were calling his mom. Mae thinks he knew because the way he looked at her.

theLibrarian That all you got? from his own little world
That all you got?
Mar 25th 2017 at 2:48:14 PM

Ah, first period.

That is the face of a man who just ate a kitten. Raw.

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