A story-driven browser RPG by Failbetter Games. Originally called Echo Bazaar.

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How do I raise “Uncovering Secrets Framed in Gold”?

I have Uncovering Secrets Framed in Gold: 1 and would like to follow this storyline and raise it to 8, in order to unlock a storylet which requires it. I'm puzzled about how to do that: do I have to ...
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Is there any strategy for the Fidgeting Writer storyline?

Using a Tale of Terror you can start an object-based storyline: at every step, you trade one object for the next one, risking a failure and go back to start, or yield and get a reward. The chances of ...
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Should I beat my monkey or buy him drugs?

In the "Heart's Desire" storyline, I'm at the "a simian revenge" step. Now, I understand that my monkey is upset since I had him do some errands (getting some First City Coins IIRC?), but he's really ...
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How can I turn Notability into storable value?

I'm getting ready to take a hiatus from Fallen London: my main stats are in the high 160's, I've finished all of the available content, and much of the dev team's effort is aimed towards Sunless Sea ...
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What are some of the ways to increase the Respectable quality?

So far the only way to increase it for me is a monocle that I found somewhere along the way that gives +1 to the quality. I just encountered a storylet that has an action that checks this quality for ...
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Is there a way to increase the opportunities deck size?

Currently its maximum is at 6 cards (I believe it gives a new card every 10 minutes, so that's an hour worth of cards). Is there any way to increase this number to something higher?
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Should I be spreading out my skill growth at the start?

As a starting play is it better in Fallen London to work on increasing one stat at a time or should I be spreading my time across different skills? I have my Watchful nearly to 30 but my other skills ...
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Do both Exceptional Friend candles replenish simultaneously?

When you subscribe to become an Exceptional Friend, you get another candle. Does this only mean your total capacity has become 40 (in other words, your one candle doubled in length)? Or do you ...
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Should I farm Sudden Insight with “Talk to the Porters”?

I'm investigating the murder of the Senior Reader in _______, and I have the storylet "Talk to the Porters" available, which yields Sudden Insights. Since I've never seen anywhere else in the game ...
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Does your location or equip influence drawn cards?

Apart from the base char modifiers, does your current location or equip (such as items granting special chars like Bizarre or Respectable) influence the opportunity cards you draw?
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How do I make myself less fascinating?

I'd like to begin a venture that requires a "fascinating" quality of 0, but mine is 5. Is there a way to lower it, and if so, how? My main qualities are Watchful: 31 Shadowy: 43+3 Dangerous: 20 ...
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How long does the Feast of the Exceptional Rose last?

The Feast of the Exceptional Rose is currently going on in Fallen London, but I can't find how long it lasts? I want to know, so I can figure whether to use my Masquing now or wait to get more before ...
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Which Menace area is the easiest to escape?

In Fallen London, death will not release you — even if you die. Racking up too much Scandal, Suspicion, Wounds, or Nightmares will ship you off to a Place Of Menace: the Tomb-Colonies, New ...
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How do I get rid of my Criminal Record?

In Fallen London, we all come from New Newgate Prison, and most of us go back there sooner or later. Each time your Suspicion hits 8, you're hauled off to court, where the magistrate will sentence you ...
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What uses does the Bat With Attitude have?

In Fallen London, I have acquired a Bat With Attitude; it was the result of a rare success on the Parliament of Bats opportunity card. It's a pet with exactly zero bonuses, and the description says ...
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How to quickly reduce the “Troubled by Vermin” quality?

I'm Troubled by Vermin since various days ago, my value was around 19 now 11, using the normal ways ("A bad case of rattus faber:*") is taking me hours to reduce them to 0. Is there a way to do it ...
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Can I have multiple ambitions?

I've not played any Ambition since the beginning due: Once you've picked an Ambition, it is very hard to change it. Choose carefully! This means that I lost the opportunity of getting another ...
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How can I change what faction I am “Closest To”?

As the early parts of Fallen London wind down, you meet the Numismatrix, who (partially) explains the many different currencies in the game, and invites you to choose a faction to be Closest To. She ...
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What does the “Frequency” of an Opportunity card actually mean?

Recently, I've been seeing a new Frequency stat on Opportunity cards: On this particular card, the Frequency seems to be set to Ubiquitous: One would imagine that this stat is related to the ...
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What happen if I look too suspicious?

I know that if I spend enough time without doing anything suspicious, things calm down, but what happens if I'm too suspicious? Will I return to prison?
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How to get Drop of Prisoner's Honey? [duplicate]

I know that I can use the Deepen your acquaintance with prisoner's honey story to get some honey, but isn't there another more profitable (aka. more items per action point) way to get them?
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What are the “suitable qualities to rename” a pet?

I'm having a bit of confusion here. I can "name a pet" since I don't want to keep it naming it "you" (is cruel), but I haven't found out what are these "qualities" that I need to fill to name it. So, ...
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How can I disable a Memory of Light?

I need to go to A State of Some Confusion, but I have a Memory of Light, so whenever my Nightmares gets too high, I go to the Mirror-Marshes instead. Is there any way I can go to A State of Some ...
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What's a “living story”?

Every now and then, I complete an Opportunity card and it states, A living story will begin soon! What is a "living story" and how would I complete one?
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Why am I seeing the Savage!, Elusive!, and Baroque! Qualities?

I've noticed that I recently gained a few new Qualities, namely Savage!, Elusive!, and Baroque!: It seems that these Qualities are part of the forbidden game of Knife-and-Candle, but I haven't put ...
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How do I look after my House-Plant?

I have been Attending to the Needs of a Singular Plant for some time now. I try to do my best, but it seems that all the Opportunities that I have to care for my little plant are solely luck based. ...
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How do I become a Scholar of the Correspondence?

Now that my Watchful Quality is reaching past level 80, I find myself seeking my fortune at both The Forgotten Quarter and the University. However, it seems that to prove my worth to the University, ...
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What do Dreams do?

In Fallen London, there are Opportunity cards where you can experience dreams, which usually give you an increase in Nightmares, which can be inconvenient and/or expensive to deal with. The ...
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How do I get a Patent Scrutinizer?

I am working on my Heart's Desire, and need a Patent Scrutinizer. It said I could get one using my Luminosity items, but I can't seem to figure it out. How do I get the Patent Scrutinizer?
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How do I know where I need to be to work on my Heart's Desire?

I am working on my Heart's Desire, and I keep having to change locations, but I don't really get much information always about where I need to be. Is there a way to know where I need to be to work on ...
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Is there a conversion chart for items?

In Fallen London, there are a wide variety of currency-like items (indeed, it's part of the metaplot). Most of these can be converted into something else: many Whispered Secrets can be converted into ...
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How does “Thou shalt not muzzle the ox that treadeth out the corn.” work?

I have a storylet that is just called '"Thou shalt not muzzle the ox that treadeth out the corn."' It's description only says: "...And, the labourer is worthy of his reward." Of course, you may ...
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Do old Storylets ever disappear?

It appears to me that the white, or normal, Storylets that aren't part of an event or longer story are infinitely repeatable. As I level up my Qualities, I have been unlocking more, but have not been ...
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How do I become Stormy Eyed?

I've come across numerous interesting Storylet choices, many in dreams, that require the Quality "Stormy-Eyed": I haven't, as of yet, been able to find out how you gain this quality. How do I ...
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What are Ambitions?

I've noticed that there are a few Storylets that start Ambitions. Their descriptions say that Ambitions are major storylines with huge rewards and that they're hard to change after you start them. I ...
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Should I unwrap the cat?

A kind friend gave me a cat in a box. When I opened the box, I found out that the cat was almost fully unwrapped. I have the option to fully unwrap the cat, but it says that the odds are against me. ...
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How can I change my profession?

My profession gives me weekly bonuses to my Persuasion skill, but it also mentions that if my Persuasion skill is above 70, it is time to choose a new profession. I am getting close to that point, so ...
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How do I meet interesting people?

While playing Fallen London, I keep seeing this Opportunity card turn up (minor spoilers) : It seems like there are some interesting options here, but as you can see, I'm not yet acquainted with ...
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How do I get to the Shuttered Palace?

I have become quite connected in society, and an acquaintance of mine is suggesting I present myself at the Shuttered Palace. How do I go about doing so?
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How do you deal with high-level storylets, that inflict menaces on failure?

As you advance in Fallen London, the penalties for failing a storylet get stiffer: you'll pick up Scandal, or Wounds, or one of the other menaces. In the early game, the key to quick advancement is to ...
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How can I earn Foxfire Candle Stubs quickly?

I need to impress a Bishop in my quest for my Heart's Desire, but I need waaaay more candle stubs than I have. What is a way I can gain them in large quantities?
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What can I do with my Primordial Shrieks?

I have a lot of items I don't know what to do with, but slowly they seem to become useful for various things. Primordial Shrieks, though, I have no idea what to do with. I have a lot of them and I ...
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How can I learn some juicy Incendiary Gossip?

I find myself thinking that maybe acquiring a key to rooms above a gambling den might be useful for my persuasive shadowy self, but I need 10 pieces of Incendiary Gossip before I can. Apparently I ...
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Why shouldn't I go mad?

In Fallen London, what are the disadvantages to going mad due to high Nightmares? The game says that I'll get trouble at Nightmares 5 and "something bad may happen" if it gets to 8. What's the bad ...
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What is the difference between yellow and white unlocked Storylets?

I noticed that in the list of unlocked Storylets that always appear below the Opportunity Deck, some are yellow and some are plain white (or cream, I suppose.) What is the difference between the ...
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How can I make The Nightmares stop?

In spite of the good advice I was given previously, I've followed a few too many Opportunities that have resulted in rather... troublesome... memories, and now my nightmares are approaching level 5. ...
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Is there any way to gain Fate without spending money?

I know Fate is generally the premium currency in the game Fallen London, but is there any way to earn it without spending real world money on it?
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Where can I find a new place to live?

When I first, let's say arrived, in Fallen London, real estate opportunities were scarce for someone of my... standing. I certainly wasn't too choosy back then, but now that I feel a little more ...
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Is there any point in playing red Opportunity cards?

I realize that in Fallen London, a red bordered opportunity card means that once clicked, it is immediately played, and cannot be ignored. But it seems that every red opportunity card I play leads to ...
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Is there any way to get more candles/actions in-game

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 ...