November 19, 2020 · Fallen London

A lone hill commands the once green pastures of Burrow-Infra-Mump. At its peak sits the ruin of a lonely Saxon church. On the Surface, wind would whistle through the empty arches and up the broken tower. Here, the church is silent. Beyond the hill are the battlefields of Hell. This ruined church is the last […]

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Upcoming Balance Changes to Fallen London

October 28, 2020 · Fallen London

Hello, delicious friends. Can you believe it’s already October? Fallen London has grown enormously over the past year. In late November or early December, when you are all catching your breath after encountering all the new stories, and we are catching our breath after building them, we will be making a number of significant balance […]

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Hallowmas 1898

October 26, 2020 · Fallen London

A damp fog fills London’s streets. Londoners of all stripes lurk in its concealment: masked, cloaked, triply hidden. It is the season of Hallowmas, of the commission and purging of sin. Londoners seek out the Attendants – the masked representatives of the Bazaar – to be shriven. Hallowmas has returned to London! The Feast of […]

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Station VIII

October 22, 2020 · Fallen London

Factory VIII is a monstrosity of brick and glass, its towering walls and high up windows lending it the air of a prison. The factory does not produce the foul coal stench of those in London, instead it emits bright clouds of pungent scents – which occasionally bring passers-by to tears. It is now possible […]

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Metempsychosis, or Meeting Your End

October 19, 2020 · Fallen London

 This year we’ve completed the Ambition storylines in Fallen London, each of which represents a high point of your character’s journey in the Neath; the reason they came in the first place. For the players who’ve reached that resolution, what comes next? One of the answers here, of course, is “build a railway.” That’s the […]

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October 8, 2020 · Fallen London

Beyond the station you can see a vista of faded tranquillity. A long park gently descends to a rushing river, over which spans a sturdy, stone bridge. On the far side is a huddled hamlet of picturesque cottages in Edinburgh stone. On the near side of the bridge is a tall collection of handsome grey-stone […]

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Update: Traineeship in Games Writing FAQs

October 2, 2020 · Failbetter

There’s one more week to apply for our upcoming Traineeship in Games Writing for Black candidates – the deadline is 9AM BST, Friday 9th October. Full details here. When you submit your application, we recommend double checking that you’ve given us the necessary permissions on the Google Doc that you’ve shared with us. Make sure […]

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Election 1898: Statistics

September 28, 2020 · Fallen London

Another year, another election in Fallen London. The Election of 1898 saw the Viscountess of the Viric Jungle enthroned (En-pillowed? En-tabled? She’s a cat, she sits wherever she likes) as the new Mayor of London. And now the time has come to collate the data and announce detailed results. This year’s results give us a […]

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Update: Traineeship in Games Writing

September 25, 2020 · Failbetter

We’ve had a fantastic response so far to the traineeship we announced yesterday. We’ve also had a number of responses that while predictable are still disappointing, and confirm the need for the kind of opportunity we’re offering. There are claims that what we are doing – offering a paid traineeship to Black candidates – is […]

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