A Batch of Sunless Influences

June 6, 2014 · Narrative

[This post had been lingering in draft forever – I thought I’d get it out while I remember.] Here are a few of the things I’ve been reading while I write for Sunless Sea – or things that helped plant the seed.  One of the difficult things about Sunless Sea is that it’s so ahistorical – the Age […]

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Guest Islands

May 28, 2014 · Sunless Sea

At Failbetter, we do our writing in-house. This is partly because writing is why I got into this business, and I don’t want anyone else to have all the fun (well, Chris gets to have a little bit of fun), and partly because the difficulties of continuity and balance make third-party writing on Fallen London […]

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Equal Opportunity Injury

April 24, 2014 · Sunless Sea Tagged with

Sunless Sea, like Fallen London, takes a gender-blind approach. As part of that, whenever I write story that involves the player’s crew, I am deliberately alternating male and female pronouns for zailors: ‘Your crewman recovers, and you share a pleasant chat with her’, and so forth. This is often a bit double-takey because there were basically […]

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