Begin to construct a cover identity

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0Begin to construct a cover identity
1+Develop your cover identity more deeply
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From: Your Cabinet Noir: The Back Room


Cover identities provide a false history. You can use it yourself, or pass on all the documents and elements of the disguise to someone else.

Game Instructions: This will gain Elaboration for your Cover Identity.

Unlocked with Cabinet Noir 2

Locked with Cover Identity: Elaboration 10, Cover Identity: Ties


Wiki note: The title changes based on your Cover Identity: Elaboration. See the table for details. Note that if you want your Cover Identity to have Ties, you must do that first, before gathering any Elaboration.


Challenge information

Broad, Shadowy 150

  • 103 - very chancy (41%)
  • 128 - chancy (51%)
  • 153 - modest (61%)
  • 178 - very modest (71%)
  • 203 - low-risk (81%)
  • 228 - straightforward (91%)
  • 250 - straightforward (100%)

Narrow, A Player of Chess 4

  • 0 - high-risk (20%)
  • 1 - high-risk (30%)
  • 2 - tough (40%)
  • 3 - very chancy (50%)
  • 4 - chancy (60%)
  • 5 - modest (70%)
  • 6 - very modest (80%)
  • 7 - low-risk (90%)
  • 8 and above - straightforward (100%)

The shadowy challenge increases by 10 per point of Cover Identity: Elaboration.

Success

Deeper cover

The work is half research, half invention. If you've given your cover a background, what would such a person be named? With that name, where would they have been born? To what parents, of what class? Each answer sends you to another reference book.

[…]

[Find the rest of the story at https://www.fallenlondon.com]


Failure

A misstep

You have invented a character who couldn't exist, with qualities that don't persuade.