Gather some unofficial literature

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From: Review the Prior Literature

Whisperings, hints, rumours, pamphlets, screams.

Game Instructions: This will exchange Incisive Observations for a fixed amount of research and Unlikely Connections.

Unlocked with 5 x Incisive Observation

Challenge information

Broad, Watchful 190

  • 130 - very chancy (41%)
  • 162 - chancy (51%)
  • 194 - modest (61%)
  • 225 - very modest (71%)
  • 257 - low-risk (81%)
  • 289 - straightforward (91%)
  • 317 - straightforward (100%)

Each point of Research Preparations reduces the base difficulty by 1 point.


You're learning

Come at the problem from a new angle. Pull together insights from other thinkers, past colleagues. Imagine how someone from an altogether different discipline might look at this...



You scowl at the paper. It remains stubbornly blank. By the time you have a thought, the inkwell has gone dry.

Alternative Failure

A brain like molasses

You've been staring at these notes for too long. They've stopped making sense. Even the most obvious chains of deduction elude you. But you press through, and by morning you have advanced your understanding.