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A fantasy Roguelike where the stresses of dungeon crawling can (and will) drive your characters insane. Made by Red Hook, released 1/19/2016.

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What are the positions of heroes/monsters if there are less than four of them?

For every ability there is a graphical description explaining from what positions it can be used and what positions it can target. Those descriptions seem to assume 4 heroes/monsters. Given that ...
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Pretty much all my heroes are stressed out. How can I come back?

I've just started playing Darkest Dungeon, and I had no idea what was going on. I somehow managed to win a mission with all 4 heroes being stressed out (paranoid etc.), but given the way the previous ...
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How does Darkest Dungeon decide if I'm toying with an enemy?

In Darkest Dungeon, I like to arrange battles so that there's only one weak enemy left so I can tank its hits and focus on healing. For example, leaving a weak skeleton around so that I can re-cast ...
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Does the “Fresh Air in the Tunnels” buff need to be used immediately?

I did a quest and got the event "Fresh Air in the Tunnels", which provides extra Damage and Resolve in the Warrens on the next quest. Do I need to do a quest in The Warrens this week to use the buff? ...
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How to tell which party members a skill affects

For skills which do not target an enemy, is there any way to tell which party members they affect, other than by selecting them in battle? There doesn't seem to be any way to tell except on healing ...
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What does the green outline of the “preferred position” markers mean?

Trying to decide which hero to put in which spot, I noticed that some heroes have a green outline around several of the "preferred position" markers. What does that green outline mean? Does it have ...
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What are the hidden bonuses/penalties of hamlet stress buildings?

I noticed that when one of my heroes returned from drinking stress relief, it obtained a negative perk. Are there other hidden penalties or bonuses for relieving stress in various places? If so what ...
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Which curios can have an item used on them for a greater effect?

I know there are some curios (interact-able objects) that you can use items on in order to give a positive effect. For example using a skeleton key on large chests for additional loot and using holy ...
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Stress recovery in town without abbey or tavern

I saw that my Heroes also recover from stress every week in town when they are doing nothing (no misssion and not in tavern or abby), but only very slow. How much do they recover in this way every ...
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Is there a gameplay related purpose for the backtracking penalty?

Related to this question, and on the Darkest Dungeon Wiki link here, it mentions that there is a stress penalty for backtracking (walking from right to left, using the 'A' key), and I'm trying to ...
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Do I have to select new quirks?

After a quest, I am usually presented with the option of clicking on the drama-happy-sad-face icon (see image) which unveils new quirks, sometimes good and sometimes bad. Do I have to click on those? ...
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Is there a way to get the description of an Affliction in-game?

Most of the UI in Darkest Dungeon is intuitive, but I can't seem to figure out how to get descriptions of my characters Afflictions. When hovering a Trait, a tooltip describes the Trait, but hovering ...
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What provisions to take to particular dungeons (Cove, Ruins, Weald, Warrens, Darkest)?

I think I got the hang of basic provisioning in sense that I take: 12 food (+6 per dungeon length, so 18 for medium and 24 for long) 8 torches (12/16) 1 shovel (2/3) Obviously, this is for run where ...
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How many 'medium tier' bosses can I kill with only one crew?

I just reached Level 3 with a crew by killing my first 'low tier' boss and realized that I can't kill another one with it. My question is can I attempt to kill more than one 'medium tier' boss by ...
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Does anything happen if I give a severed head item to a character with the same name?

I have found an item called Dismas' Head and I have had a highwayman character called Dismas at one point, but I dismissed him. What would have happened if he equipped his own(?) head? Does it have ...
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Are there “high level” versions of all bosses?

One mission type one encounters in Darkest Dungeon" are missions where you have to kill a specific boss. One of them is the swine prince. If I would spare him for now, will the game create high level-...
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Is it possible to rearrange a heroes skills?

I'm not sure if this option doesn't exist, or if I'm just being dense, but I'm not able to re-arrange the order a heroes skills appear in the skillbar. I could have sworn I did this a few months back ...
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What does it mean when a character has left on a quest of personal hardship and pain?

So I just got back from a quest, and and I got a message that one of my explorers (Dismas) has "left on a quest of personal hardship and pain". He's got a question mark over his avatar, and is not ...
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What is this yellow icon in the bottom right of my character portrait?

I've got a few characters who have this icon. I have no idea what it indicates.
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How do I disable corpses?

I've read on the Darkest Dungeon forums that there's an option to turn off the corpses being left behind after you kill an enemy. I can't seem to find that option anywhere in the options menu, though. ...
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What does the red skull icon on adventurer portrait mean?

What does the red skull icon / stamp mean that is on the top left corner of the adventurer's portrait along the right side of this mean? It appears to me to have no bearing on negative quirks, ...
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What affects the level of available missions?

When you begin a new save file, all the missions that can be selected are green (level 1) and short. Gradually, I've noticed more and more medium and long missions as well as yellow (level 3) missions....
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When a hero dies, do you lose equipped trinkets?

If you equip a trinket on a hero and they are killed, is the trinket lost or is it returned to your trinket inventory?
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How does the trait “Backtracker” work?

In The Darkest Dungeon there is a trait named "Backtracker" with the following description: No Stress penalty when walking backwards Does this refer to literally walking backwards within a hallway ...
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Does it matter which character disarms a trap?

When disarming traps, I usually use the most rogue-like member of the party- typically my Grave Robber or Bounty Hunter. It seems to work more often but this might just be confirmation bias. I can't ...
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Do the three slots in the Abbey and Tavern give different amounts of stress relief?

So, when you want to de-stress your characters between dungeons, you can chooose between the Abbey or the Tavern. Both have 3 slots available, which cost 1000 gp, 1250gp, and 1500gp. I know that ...
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What do the different map room icons mean?

Sometimes a party member scouts the dungeon, or I find a piece of map, and the mini-map on the screen reveals icons on the room that I imagine is supposed to indicate to me what's in the room. However,...