Take the city's pulse

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From: On the Trail

The city has an ebb and flow. Make yourself a rock, and feel where the current pulls you.

Game Instructions: (With Complication: a Surly Goat-Demon) This will become much easier if you deal with the Surly Goat-Demon first.

Locked with The Airs of London 51 (With Name-Making Case exactly 1) or The Airs of London 34 (With Name-Making Case 2-3)

Challenge information

Broad, Watchful 16

  • 11 - very chancy (41%)
  • 14 - chancy (52%)
  • 17 - modest (63%)
  • 19 - very modest (71%)
  • 22 - low-risk (82%)
  • 25 - straightforward (93%)
  • 27 - straightforward (100%)

Each point of Complication: a Surly Goat-Demon increases the base difficulty by 10 points.


The inner detective

Sometimes you have to put yourself in the middle of things. Shut your eyes and see where your feet take you. [...] this person you're walking behind – they're nervous, edgy. Concerned about being followed [...] That means there's something worth finding out. [...]


Perhaps they just smelled nice

There. The woman with the flowers. The bouquet forms some sort of code [...] you're plumbing the depths of rhyming slang. ’Roses are red, someone is dead. Violets are blue, that someone's you.’ Dash it, that can't be right.