Jolly Good: Cakes and Ale Free-for-All Discussion Thread Where Spoilers May Appear

I am having a wonderful playthrough with my latest read, especially after having an intimacy with Tabby at the newspaper office and romancing her , but then it seems like she would be engaged to my cousin? That is huge, i think in Book 2 this definately will develop into a scandal , and by falling out with my cousin , possibly my aunt as well , i am in danger of going broke with Tabby romance … Luckily i had also able to attract Miss Juniper , wondering whether Juniper would lend a hand in future ? :thinking:

Or yeah @Gower will Jill the reporter be vengeful after i turn the table and humiliated her instead? :sweat_smile:

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It’s a lot of juggling, but it looks doable? Assuming that MC has express romantic interests with everyone but Fitzie, have a good relationship with all involved (60-65 at least), and had learned what their goals are for the evening (you can’t even get to Gil’s kiss scene without knowing that he’s a MID agent first, for example), of course.

A lot of the events are time-sensitive too, but, to keep it brief, one could possibly kiss Gilberto first, then Vyv, then Fitzie, lastly Tabby and conclude the evening with all four ROs kissed.

To keep things a lot less brief (spoilers)

Chapter 6 gives you three hours to wander about the 3 venues. These hours are divided into time slots of 10 mins each for a total of 18. The events at the start will already take up 20 minutes, or 2 time slots.

  1. Start your evening at the Opera and make sure Fitzie is located at the news press. (2)
  2. Talk to Gilberto (+2 for the initial talk, +1 for walking into Hell together. 5 total)
    – 1st kiss happens here. Hope you’re good at acting, singing, and/or jumping off an ascending bed.
  3. Travel to Arena (+2 for travel time. 7 total)
  4. Talk to Vyv (+1 for just talking. 9 total)
    – Would advise against any artistic posing/studying in the altogether here. Tight schedule, folks!
    – Vyv will automatically invite you to the gallery after your talk.
  5. Gallery adventure with Vyv (+1 for the adventure itself, possible +1 depending on what you do there. Let’s make it 11 total)
    – 2nd kiss happens here if all goes well by the end of this scene.
  6. Travel to the News Press (+2, again, for travel time. 13 total)
    – You’ll have to get rid of the night watchman at this point if you’re ahead of schedule.
  7. Check on Fitzie (+1. 14 total)
    – Fitzie must consider you as a friend instead of an employer AND you had to not kiss them before this.
    – If that bolded text at the top is not clear enough: Do not show any romantic inclinations for Fitzie before this point!
    – Best case scenario, they should not even have a crush on you yet so the kiss in chapter 5 never happens.
    – They should start the convo by asking you what you think of the Noble Gases.
    – An option to just straight up go for that smooch (but, y’know, in less casual terms) should turn up after some talk about replacing your alarm clock.
    – Do not go into the supply room with them after this. You can possibly still have time for it but you don’t want to miss your chance with Tabby.
  8. Fix the printing press with Tabby (Time will be set to 16 here no matter what.)
    – 4th kiss will happen here in the midst of trying to keep the machine from exploding
  9. Spend the last of this evening by travelling to other places for the heck of it, or stay and distribute the news. You really have no time for other stuff.

The above is from looking through the code, of course. Would be happy if someone here can confirm if this is indeed possible.

I’m just glad that this isn’t an achievement. Not just because of, y’know, 2020, but because this will be the most ridiculous thing I’ll ever do for one. The second most ridiculous thing is to write a pseudo-guide about how to do it, but I’m way past that point now.

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Hi again, just stopping by to, once again, say how amazing this book is. And also thank you. I’m a non-native English speaker so I’m always on the hunt for books that’ll help improve my vocab and grammar. And I thought the Mysterious Benefactor was a good ending, but hot damn, the others are even more fun! Especially Spectacles Coffee. I wonder what will happen with those guys and our lovely, insane Tabby. I love how you have tailor made situations that our MC finds themselves in depending on their scandal. And my favourite remains the one where I get to strut about in red hotel robes.

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I can promise you that it will seem as if this plot thread has been wholly forgotten until you are lulled into believing that all is well and feeling relaxed and safe.

I think you officially understand the innermost workings of my game better than I do at this point. I would not have guessed that’s possible. Anybody who codedives into the thick morass of Chapter Six deserves a medal.

I expected that to be the least popular end state because its requirements are the least straightforward, but I think it may be my favorite so far. I’m glad you found it, and I’m glad you are enjoying it. I can guarantee you that all shall be crushed. There will be unique adventures (of course) for all of the sponsors, so you can expect to spend some quality time with Harlow.

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I had just realise the intimacy relationship.with Ms Juniper was simply breath taking finally Juniper allows me to kiss her hand and engage with a highly cultural intellective flirtation , i am enjoying Juniper choice of words on how we were destined in our past life , her relationship stat reach as high as 74 which is astonishing , as president of Natural gases it will be interesting on how we can further develop our relationship and since juniper 's romance is more on spiritual than physical , it will be an unique experience .

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I don’t know if anyone in this forum knows about it or I may have stirred this thread of topic but apparently @Gower had made a Brand new development post on the second installment of the series, Tea and scones. I don’t know if he was planning on announcing it or forgot to announce it but the thread has been made from 2 days ago.
Here’s the link to the thread :

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@Gower did talk about it prior to the release of Jolly Good and offer some insight of the potential future development of Book 2… that’s how i am investing in the potential romance option in Jolly Good because i am intrigued with the future development of these romance plotline😅

Well, right now the romance partner i am investing in is Tabby , especially i would have to compete with cousin Marmou? as Tabby’s father already proposed the marriage, great scandal and uproar ahead … and the second potential romance i am interested in is with Juniper , although Juniper made it clear it could only be spiritual … so i wonder, if i have a romance with juniper by the heart and soul, but without physical activity , am i consider cheating to Tabby as well ? :thinking:

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Well, the romance is bound to be interesting especially if someone decided that they’ll maybe a few more in book 2 but that would be bad for anybody’s health, no?

And secondly,

It’s Marmaduke not Marmou or Mamoru or else that would mean Sailor Moon and Jolly good are in the same universe.

And yes, it is consider cheating if you think of someone in your heart while being romantic to another person. It’s not as obvious as sleeping with someone while being in a relationship with someone else but yes, it’s still considered cheating. And Juniper being a potential RO. I guess the author has another character to consider as a contender for possible new ROs in book 2 coughchoughstarlingcoughcough.

But now that I think about it with the amount of people being enamored with their servants and NPCs you think the author and The Cadbury club would impose some sort-of law or restrictions to prevent more players and servants falling in love with the PC and NPCs wouldn’t they? :grin:

P.s note: sorry for the amount of edits in this post but @Eric_knight I noticed that you edit your post without warning me so as retribution I shall edit this post too. I shall be the bigger figs here and be the better figs among us

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Harlow and co do seem to have cultivated an image of MC (and Tabby does this too, to a lesser extent) just from limited interactions and hearsay. I would say it’s kinda like a parasocial relationship but that term does not exist in the 1930s.

I was about to make a joke about how reading through that chapter is like diving through syrup before doing a double-take on “morass”. Makes more sense though.

Fitzie will mention that it’s forbidden if you choose to romance them; It’s no thanks to Rory and TallyHo!MC too if it’s applicable.

Starling is 95% confirmed at this point since their gender is selectable and there’s a relationship stat for them. I have a theory that they are the new servant Merryweather Manor hires and that’s how we’ll meet them in Tea and Scones.

I do think the four ROs we already have are perfectly serviceable and complex enough for the entire series, but I am keeping a savefile with a single MC in the unlikely case that Paige becomes available. I really came to like Paige when we interact with her in Chapter 5 (still laughing over how she said my low Intellect/Persuade MC is the second smartest of the all the Noble Gases) and I like to see her become less stoic towards us at least.

There’s also Haze, of course, but I mentioned enough about them here already.

Edit: I want to clarify that I am fully aware that my hope for potential ROs is just wishful thinking. Paige is a memorable minor character who had a chance under the spotlight, and if I wanna romance Haze again, I can just replay Tally Ho once more :sweat_smile:

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So the ROs in the series is growing more in size !

Not just Rory and Tally Ho! MC, we should remember about Frankincense too. I mean falling in love with your former employee who came back into your life after the passionate affair was discovered. That can be a reason why Cadbury starts to ban their servants from falling in love with their employes.

I kinda found it ironic that we were promised only 4 ROs in the beginning but as soon as we delve in the game we discovered that there’s more ROs than just those 4. I don’t know if this was plan, convinced by beta readers or just grew in numbers as the author was writing them. At this point I don’t know if I want to curse the author for making so many options (ESPECIALLY STARLING) or bless his good soul for giving us a buffet to choose from (also bringing starling into existence)

Also,

Is it bad that I laughed too :joy:? Man, either your MC has luck or your lower stats are PHENOMENAL

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Ahhh… the edit post was meant to save space so that the total amount of post won’t reach maximum for a title, i think it is 2000 post per title … hence it was once advice to us to merge our recent post and quote into one :laughing:

Well, i personally don’t think juniper would be an RO in future, but interaction with Juniper had made me feel that she is sort of a soul mate , so to speak, well if i am not mistaken soul mate is just a step lower than love one / partner … it is an intriguing relationahip, nontheless…

Speaking of cadbury.club and the inner circle, i won’t be surprise if they try to break up MC and Tabby to avoid a scandal, now the interesting part is will Fitzie beyray MC?:thinking:

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Nah, that check needs either high Intellect or high Culture, and this particular MC has pretty decent Culture. Still find it funny that she has convinced Paige, who all but declared herself as smartest of the Noble Gases, that she’s clever.

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Ooooh drama :smirk:… who will Fitzie choose a society who has put them in thin ice or the people that chose to put them under their wings…

That is possible IF Fitzie even joins The inner circle … also, is it possible for the MC to know that there IS a secret club inside an elite club to protect people from scandal :thinking: ?

Also,

I think it’s not pretty decent if the MC can pass the skill check :joy:. Also, I think your MC skills may be a biiit too high so that what can be considered a high culture for you is average. Phenomenal stats in the game is around 50 up ya know.

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I thought Fitzie already told MC about it , everything about the Inner Circle ? :thinking:

Wouldn’t that defeat the purpose of a secret club? :thinking:
But, it’s interesting how this will go if a competent MC knows about this :smirk:

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Assuming I didn’t miss a major scene elsewhere, Fitzie only tells the MC about the Roses and Thorns Committee, which is a different secret society within the Cadbury Club separate from the elite Inner Circle. In fact, if we assume they’re being entirely honest with us, Fitzie doesn’t even believe the Inner Circle exists. That’s how I understood it, at least.

Oh god, but I love the idea of a high Culture, low Intellect/Persuade MC :joy: The picture of poise, elegance, and dignity… until they open their mouth to explain how soup is eaten with soup spoons and dessert with dessert spoons, but you must not allow this to trick you when it comes to table spoons.

Although, now I want to know: what are everyone’s favourite stat combos? Do you normally differ per individual MC and/or playthrough? Do you try to keep them all somewhat level, or focus strongly on a few while dumping the others? Posing these as open questions to anyone who wants to answer (or to just tell me about your MCs in general), since I’m curious about everyone’s preferred way to play!

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It’s not a style I usually play but an Mc who has a high culture, persuade and dignity seems to be a dangerous combo

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Whoever is working on this wiki has already saved me time, as I couldn’t remember Vyv’s brother’s name and didn’t feel like pawing through the code to find it. This is awfully convenient, even in its incomplete state.

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I normally focus on two skills. I like to combine high skullduggery and high intellect. A very shrewd and cunning MC.

In other playthrough I combine high culture and high persuade. So they know how to behave and if they don’t know, they persuade people to think they know :sweat_smile:

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I’m a dirty cheater: my MC has all skills maxed, so I could plan and execute the perfect heist, win a boxing tournament by sheer strenght and have memorized every single literary reference to share while dining with perfect manners. Whatever fits the mood.
(Cheats are so fun, thank you for including this mode in the game<3 I tend to stress a lot about wanting to do X and not managing, especially in games where you can’t save. It’s not that I’m afraid of the consequences, because failing is fun in this game, but sometimes I really want to do X and it’s frustrating not being able to!)

I also have another MC that I play without cheats, but that one is so chaotic and cares so little about everything that I feel great no matter what happens :joy:

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