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The Dilettante's Debut

by Hannah Powell-Smith profile and Failbetter Games

Episode 62 of Fallen London Exceptional Stories
Fantasy
2020

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About the Story

The great and noble house of Fairfax has fallen into decay. Its last heir idles away his fortune on dark dreams. Will you restore them to glory? Or help bring about their final collapse?

Game Details

Language: English (en)
First Publication Date: May 29, 2020
Current Version: 1.00
License: Commercial
Development System: StoryNexus
Forgiveness Rating: Merciful
IFID: Unknown
TUID: cq3vny9socuoqf9a

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
A well-written society story with horror roots, June 16, 2020
by MathBrush
Related reviews: 15-30 minutes
Exceptional Stories are odd games. They are framed within the larger Fallen London game, which takes months and/or years, yet they themselves can often be completed in an hour or two. They have a really, really big wordcount though compared to what it feels like, especially since they often branch significantly.

This one was good. There is a struggling family trying to re-enter society. You can support them or their snooty cousins. All along, though, the butler has his own plans.

I'm not opposed to society machinations, but they're not my favorite. I like Jane Austen but prefer the Brontes. This game has horror depths that I like, but the particular genre didn't grab me as much as it could. Hannah Powell-Smith's excellent writing skills makes it worth playing, though.

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