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Thanks! I appreciate the heads up and of course understand that things don't always go as planned. Looking forward to more Cellar Door stuff. :)

bigalphillipsbigalphillips 14 Nov 2017 14:26
in discussion Hidden / Per page discussions » Royal Decree

Costume crown, regal crown, origami crown and national crown do not change the messaging here, only consort crown.

by bigalphillipsbigalphillips, 14 Nov 2017 14:26
CryptodynamicCryptodynamic 12 Nov 2017 17:55
in discussion Hidden / Per page discussions » Bedridden King

Giving the king the draught doesn't seem to change anything with the alchemist, nor does having a princess bloom equipped.

by CryptodynamicCryptodynamic, 12 Nov 2017 17:55
GoldSGoldS 12 Nov 2017 01:05
in discussion Hidden / Per page discussions » Well Appointed Tower

Unchanging Survival doesn't seem to be required to get Cutting Crossfire. I had an army drone model equipped, 9 Ranged Power, and a ranged deck (4x Leaping Dodge, 4x Explosive Shot, 4x Stream of Needles, 3x Rain of Bullets, 1x Rocksplitter Shot), which seems to match the text about exchanging hails of bullets.

by GoldSGoldS, 12 Nov 2017 01:05
bigalphillipsbigalphillips 11 Nov 2017 21:06
in discussion Hidden / Per page discussions » Abandoned Cellar

No change to "edge of the light?" with candle equipped.

by bigalphillipsbigalphillips, 11 Nov 2017 21:06

From chat and other wiki sleuthing, I've compiled a list of remaining mysteries from the dusty saga:

  • The Alchemist doesn't have known a No Trade reward item.
    • Maybe the beggar has a reward item too, but I don't think he's ever referred to as a Beggar.
  • "Edge of the light?" is likely worth looking into from the Abandoned Cellar. Weird phrasing.
  • Trying to give the queen dragon's blood ends with "When the pain stops, you find yourself somewhere entirely different… somewhere simultaneously clearer and more complicated." Is there a significance to that? Encounters seem to continue on as normal.
  • Other old mysteries:
    • Gimme Shelter: Abandon it — how to avoid judgement?
    • Sheltered Woman: No successful results found here; and notable one failure message is different: "The world seems clearer, bereft of the cloud of dust lingering at its edges, but you feel as though you've received a message meant for someone else." Why is it different?
      • Maybe test with consort crown equipped?

Further ideas:

  • Some results only come from specific techniques in deck; to test learning all known dusty techniques and then check all encounter results.
  • Possible results from completing the dusty encounters "in order": pants -> watch -> clipboard?

Found via bugs:

Dusty Mysteries by bigalphillipsbigalphillips, 11 Nov 2017 20:53
CryptodynamicCryptodynamic 11 Nov 2017 17:33
in discussion Hidden / Per page discussions » Blossoming Peace

I'm guessing the Peace of Blossoms effect ends up applying to everybody in the fight, though confirming that will take a bit of work.

by CryptodynamicCryptodynamic, 11 Nov 2017 17:33
GoldSGoldS 11 Nov 2017 02:36
in discussion Hidden / Per page discussions » Dragon's Pit

No change for killing the dragon with a princely sword.

by GoldSGoldS, 11 Nov 2017 02:36

Put some thought into one of the questions on this podcast and decided to post a weekly forecast (perhaps the first of many) on the Metroplexity Facebook/Twitter. I generally plan my week out on Friday, so I'd expect to see it around then.

I'll try to be up front with the chances of things actually happening. But the more forgiving everyone is when I inevitably miss a deadline, the less anxious I'll be sharing them.

Cheers!
Kinak

Re: September 2017 Podcast by KinakKinak, 11 Nov 2017 01:15

With 4 EP, I failed to pluck the flower.

Swapped out my fire etched sword for a black gemstone (now at 12 EP), I successfully plucked it. Both cases had Burning Vision. Is this an Etheric Power check?

by bigalphillipsbigalphillips, 10 Nov 2017 03:42
CryptodynamicCryptodynamic 09 Nov 2017 19:06
in discussion Hidden / Per page discussions » Charmed Shirt

It's probably worth trying out wearing this in the encounters where you wind up getting shot by guards. Might be able to protect against some of those.

Edit: Does not protect you from approaching the queen again after poisoning her with dragon blood. Also doesn't protect you when offering the queen the draught and then changing your mind.

by CryptodynamicCryptodynamic, 09 Nov 2017 19:06
CryptodynamicCryptodynamic 09 Nov 2017 16:18
in discussion Hidden / Per page discussions » Bedridden King

You can now give the draught of immortality to the princess if you have it, and it changes the initial text for the encounter, but I haven't figured out what to do next. Talking to her about her father or distracting her (haven't tried with tome of flowers) haven't changed, and neither has talking to the alchemist about his patient.

by CryptodynamicCryptodynamic, 09 Nov 2017 16:18
GoldSGoldS 08 Nov 2017 00:17
in discussion Hidden / Per page discussions » Hunting Fire

I can confirm that you need to have it in your deck. I sided with each faction multiple times and only got the options to show up when I put National Call / Orbital Demonstration in my deck.

by GoldSGoldS, 08 Nov 2017 00:17
bigalphillipsbigalphillips 07 Nov 2017 05:28
in discussion Hidden / Per page discussions » Hunting Fire

Ah, that's probably it, thanks. I learned a copy of National Call today and it didn't show up but I didn't have it in my deck. Will try again tomorrow with it in my deck.

by bigalphillipsbigalphillips, 07 Nov 2017 05:28

Trying to gather blood with the flower of the dragon equipped doesn't seem to do anything other than get you killed because of a lack of a sampling kit. The fact that the flower is a gadget while the encounters we've found that use it don't require it to be equipped seems suspicious, though.

by CryptodynamicCryptodynamic, 07 Nov 2017 02:25
CryptodynamicCryptodynamic 06 Nov 2017 04:09
in discussion Hidden / Per page discussions » Hunting Fire

Maybe it's from National Call/Orbital Demonstration? I probably had those in my deck at the time.

by CryptodynamicCryptodynamic, 06 Nov 2017 04:09
bigalphillipsbigalphillips 06 Nov 2017 03:55
in discussion Hidden / Per page discussions » Hunting Fire

How do you get the options to Call a drone/call a soldier? I sided with the king the last two days, and got Time of Collapse and then the national crown (equipped). No option to call a soldier in.

by bigalphillipsbigalphillips, 06 Nov 2017 03:55
CryptodynamicCryptodynamic 06 Nov 2017 01:31
in discussion Hidden / Per page discussions » Cap Of Fools

Doesn't seem to be any unlock for wearing this when joining the fool's chatter or changing the subject, regardless of whether or not you successfully beat the fool.

by CryptodynamicCryptodynamic, 06 Nov 2017 01:31
GoldSGoldS 06 Nov 2017 00:26
in discussion Hidden / Per page discussions » Dusty Encounters

Getting the Unchanging Survival result from the clipboard seemed to stop the dusty encounters from the other two items, even though the quests in there were already started beforehand. Seems to fit the chronology.

by GoldSGoldS, 06 Nov 2017 00:26
bigalphillipsbigalphillips 05 Nov 2017 14:21
in discussion Hidden / Per page discussions » Dusty Encounters

I like that idea. There does seem to be an order to the encounters: hospital pants -> watch -> clipboard.

Today, i had both the watch and clipboard equipped, and got only watch encounters until I played up to getting the Time of Collapse skill, then started getting clipboard encounters.

by bigalphillipsbigalphillips, 05 Nov 2017 14:21
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