Hurling (Guide)

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This is a guide to Hurling with the goat-demons in the St arch.png Adulterine Castle. It can be unlocked by following the storyline of the Disembarking Deviless at Snowflake.png The Hurlers.

Placing a Bet[edit]

To begin a game of Hurling, you first have to place a bet on which goat-demon team will lose, which costs Currency3 copper.png 15 x Hinterland Scrip. After the game, you’ll be rewarded depending on whether your bet was correct or not:

Whichever goat circle wins also determines which Merch correspondence.png Discordant Law can be enacted, regardless of which bet you made:

See here for the different effects of each law. You can place your bet in accordance with which Law you want, or if you just want your Hinterland Scrip back, you can bet the opposite way instead.

Goat vs Goat[edit]

Hurling is played through opportunity cards in the St arch.png Adulterine Castle, which will increase or decrease your Ubergoat.png Goat vs Goat. Ubergoat.png Goat vs Goat starts at 100, and at the end it determines who wins:

  • < 100 means that the First Circle wins
  • > 100 means that the Second Circle wins
  • Exactly 100 means that the circles tie

You can tell which circle is winning by checking your Ubergoat.png Goat vs Goat quality, or by paying attention to the text description for Ubergoat.png Goat vs Goat changing after each play:

…is pulling ahead …is taking the lead
The First Circle… Ubergoat.png GvG > 100 Ubergoat.png GvG < 100
The Second Circle… Ubergoat.png GvG < 100 Ubergoat.png GvG > 100

If it says they’re “about evenly matched”, then that means that Ubergoat.png Goat vs Goat is exactly 100.

Playing the Game[edit]

Your Correspondencestone.png Hurlyburly quality starts at 9, and the game ends when it reaches 0. All cards reduce Correspondencestone.png Hurlyburly by 4-6 CP unless indicated otherwise (with Attar of Roses and Time Doesn't Exist).

Most cards have a standard effect regardless of which circle you bet on. Other cards change based on which circle you bet on — success will help in favor of the outcome you predicted, and failure will go against the outcome you predicted. What this means for those cards is:

The table below shows the cards with different effects based on your bet. If a card has a standard effect, it says if you gain or lose Ubergoat.png Goat vs Goat. If it has a varying effect, it says if it changes Ubergoat.png Goat vs Goat in favor of or against the bet you made.

Card Option Challenge Success Failure
Souls for Bait
(Requires Bottledsoul.png 25 x Soul)
Bait a trap for the First Circle Ubergoat.png +5 x GvG
Bottledsoul.png -25 x Soul
Bait a trap for the Second Circle Ubergoat.png -5 x GvG
Bottledsoul.png -25 x Soul
Cheers! Drink to the First Circle's victory Correspondence1.png Counting the First Circle 3 Ubergoat.png -6-9 x GvG
Beer.png +1 x Magisterial Lager
Beer.png +1 x Magisterial Lager
Sidebarnightmares.png +1 CP Nightmares
Chequeredflag.png +1 x Foul!
Drink to the Second Circle's victory Correspondence4.png Counting the Second Circle 3 Ubergoat.png +6-7 x GvG
Beer.png +1 x Magisterial Lager
Beer.png +1 x Magisterial Lager
Sidebarnightmares.png +1 CP Nightmares
Chequeredflag.png +1 x Foul!
Thunder in the Air Watch the storm break Correspondence1.png Counting the First Circle 2 Ubergoat.png -6-9 x GvG
Clouds.png +1 CP Stormy-Eyed
Ubergoat.png +3-4 x GvG
Chequeredflag.png +1 x Foul!
Clash of the Ash Neglect to fan any flames Correspondence4.png Counting the Second Circle 2 Ubergoat.png +6-9 x GvG
Scrawl1.png +1 CP Seeing through the Eyes of Icarus
Ubergoat.png -3 x GvG
Chequeredflag.png +1 x Foul!
Make Way! Cheer for the goat-demon Snowflake.png Neathproofed 4 Ubergoat.png -6-9 x GvG Ubergoat.png +3-4 x GvG
Chequeredflag.png +1 x Foul!
Uncooperative Push the goat-demon back into the game Snowflake.png Neathproofed 4 Ubergoat.png +6-9 x GvG Ubergoat.png -4 x GvG
Chequeredflag.png +1 x Foul!
Attar of Roses
(Requires Rose.png 3 x Attar)
Don't scatter Attar across the field Cardfan.png Luck (40%) Sets Ubergoat.png GvG to 100
Rose.png -3 x Attar
Correspondencestone.png -6-8 CP Hurlyburly
Pawn TC.png +4 x Well-Placed Pawn
Rose.png -3 x Attar
Correspondencestone.png -8 CP Hurlyburly
Time Doesn't Exist Allow the clock to run out Cardfan.png Luck (70%) Correspondencestone.png -6-8 CP Hurlyburly Sidebarnightmares.png +1 CP Nightmares
The Goat's Gambit Make a perfectly illicit move Chesspiece.png A Player of Chess 10 Ubergoat.png 6-9 x GvG in favor Ubergoat.png 3 x GvG against
Sidebarwounds.png +1 CP Wounds
Chequeredflag.png +1 x Foul!
No Strategem Do nothing to interfere Black.png Steward of the Discordance 6 Ubergoat.png 7-9 x GvG in favor Ubergoat.png 3-4 x GvG against
Chequeredflag.png +1 x Foul!
Frozen Study the players on the field Cardfan.png Luck (80%) Ubergoat.png 6-9 x GvG in favor Chequeredflag.png +1 x Foul!
A Word of Advice
(Requires Library.png A Scholar of the Correspondence)
Advise the sliotar to help the (Number) Circle Library.png A Scholar of the Correspondence 18 Ubergoat.png 7-9 x GvG in favor Ubergoat.png 3-4 x GvG against
Mushroom2.png +1 x Hand-picked Peppercaps
Chequeredflag.png +1 x Foul!
Caprine Authority
(Requires Overgoat.png Caprine Authority)
Unleash your Overgoat (Requires Overgoat.png 1 x Overgoat) Ubergoat.png 4 x GvG in favor
Sidebarnightmares.png +2 CP Nightmares

Foul![edit]

Failing most challenges will accumulate Chequeredflag.png Fouls!, meaning that the team you picked to lose is losing suspiciously well. When you reach Chequeredflag.png 5 x Fouls!, a storylet will autofire that has a small chance of just reducing Correspondencestone.png Hurlyburly and giving you Beer.png 1 x Magisterial Lager, but will most likely also change Ubergoat.png Goat vs Goat against the outcome you bet on (losing Ubergoat.png Goat vs Goat if you bet on the First Circle to lose, and vice versa for the Second Circle). It will also reset your number of Chequeredflag.png Fouls! back to zero.

Strategy: Tying the game[edit]

Because almost every card will change Ubergoat.png Goat vs Goat by a random amount, it can be difficult to tie the game to get Bazaardoor teeth.png Another Mouth. The card Attar of Roses is crucial because it automatically ties the game on a success, no matter the previous value of Ubergoat.png Goat vs Goat. You will need to go into the game with at least Rose.png 3 x Attar to use it.

The card Time Doesn't Exist is also useful to try and run out the clock once you have the Ubergoat.png Goat vs Goat value you want (for tying the game or otherwise), since it has no effect on its value.