Review the possibilities

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From: Form New Hypotheses

What questions are there to answer about this subject?

Game Instructions: Besides Research, this will generate Research Preparations that will make other Watchful checks in the lab easier, for the duration of this experiment.

Unlocked with Equipment for Scientific Experimentation, Experimental Object

Challenge information

Broad, Watchful 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%)

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


Thoughtfully prepared

You write down a few distinct possibilities and lines of inquiry: [varies]

Description summary:
Part of the description varies based on your Experimental Object.

40What kind of engine design would it employ? What is the most efficient type of coal tender?
130What materials are most suitable? How thick must the barrel be to contain the pressure of firing?
140 - 160What materials are most suitable? What blade shape ensures maximum effectiveness?
230, 240, 260How reliable are the maps and charts you have gathered? What can we truly infer about the territory from reading them?
310, 320, 350, 360What materials will you need? What are the manufacturing tolerances?
410 - 470, 495How can its anatomy be classified? How would one go about physical examination? How to best keep it contained?
510, 520, 530How old is it? What kind of animal did it belong to?
540How long can it be stretched? Will it shatter, or simply melt?
820What geological strata does it come from? What is its chemical composition?
920, 930, 950, 990What are the practical considerations of manufacture? Will the process work economically with larger batches?
1010, 1030, 1040, 1050What are the boundaries of the possible? Which Laws must be observed? Which can be split apart?
1210Where does it come from? How does it grow? How does it survive in the absence of sunlight?
1320, 1340Who made it? Out of what? For what purpose?
1350What if the cuirass had the power to make the wearer obedient to the Sun?

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Rare Success


In your pondering, you hit upon a particularly insightful question – one that, to your best knowledge, no one else has dared to ask.



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