Dramatic Tension (Guide)
For Dramatic Tension in Hunter's Keep, see Hunter's Keep
Dramatic Tension is a quality used in several carousels in London, once you are A Person of Some Importance -
The carousels are further explained in their separate guides. As Dramatic Tension is transferable from one carousel to the other, you may usually choose whichever is more fun or uses your favoured stats. For the rewards from the Missing Woman and Wilmot's End, you have to do an extra cycle after having the required Dramatic Tension, and the War of Assassins require an additional action to set up.
1CP of Dramatic Tension can also be gained in The Cave of the Nadir through an option on the card Woods in winter. This needs to be spent in one of the main carousels, as the Nadir has no option for cashing out. Reward options remove Dramatic Tension rather than reducing CP, so you can't store up large amounts for future use.
It should be noted that Doing Business in Wilmot's End has an option that also provides Compromising Documents roughly 10% the time. There are also some cards which give additional progress occasionally. This is NOT taken into account in the table below.
Note: this quality is reset if you Dock at (or Leave) Hunter's Keep - so make sure to cash it in before you Zail, should you feel the need to pay a visit to the sisters!
Rewards from War of Assassins and from Wilmot's End.
|Reward||Actions||DT needed||Sell Value / EPA||Action|
|3 x Bazaar Permit||34||x 2||37.50 / 1.10||FaWoA|
Tribute from your Rival of Power
|2 x Use of Villains||34||x 2||12 / 0.35||FaWoA|
|16 x Volume of Collated Research||34||x 2||40 / 1.18||FaWoA|
Settling out of court
|1 x Collection of Curiosities||35||x 2||61 / 1.74 ||FaWoA|
A few of your old things
|10 x Volume of Collated Research||22||x 1||25.00 / 1.14||DBiWE|
She is wearing pearls today
||22||x 1||24.00 / 1.09 ||DBiWE|
An exchange of favours
||22||x 1||16 / 0.73 ||SoaMW|
A friendly gesture
- ↑ Assumes Trade your Collection of Curiosities for five Puzzling Maps is used and that the resulting Puzzling Maps and Extraordinary Implication are sold. Favour valued at 4 E.
- ↑ Valuing the favour at 4E
- ↑ Rather than selling these, the labour may be used to fund expeditions for more profit.