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In Fallen London, the Story Nexus game, is there any way to get more candles/actions in-game. I mean without paying to become an "Exceptional Friend" with real money.

I am thinking of something similar to Kingdom of Loathing where you could eat food/drink booze to get more actions.

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Without spending money on Nex (the paid equivalent to Fate), there are a few ways to refresh candles:

  • Spending fate

Clicking on the Restore Actions buttons on the Fate page will refill your candle with your chosen number of actions. Note that Fate is occasionally rewarded at the end of long or difficult chains of Storylets, or as a reward for answering the occasional questionnaire.

  • Echoing an action

Once every 24 hours, echoing a sidebar snippet to either Twitter or Facebook (or both together) will fill your action candle.

  • Drinking Darkdrop Coffee

If somebody registers for Fallen London using your invite, you earn some Darkdrop Coffee, which you can use too refill your actions - info from Lohoris

Source - must be logged and wiki page about coffee.

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Not completely correct: (1) fate costs money, (2) you can also use coffee IIRC –  Lohoris Dec 24 '12 at 13:44
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  • Echoing an action

As described correctly in iber's answer, once a day you can refill your candles echoing an action to a social network.

  • Drinking coffee

IIRC, there's a special item named coffee which you can drink to refill your candles. You get it when someone signs in following your invitation (again, IIRC).

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First time hear about coffee. –  iber Dec 26 '12 at 16:44
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