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Gracious Anthracite @anthracite
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My second game of Cultist Simulator ended, with me consumed by Dread once more. Pity, I was starting to understand some systems.

It unlocked some new starting options and uh I feel kinda called out here...

@anthracite

I can't find it but I swear there is an Edward Gorey cartoon where a character declares "this and that".

@coyohti

Being a character in a Gorey drawing has kind of been Style Goals for much of my life. Not so much Life Goals what with them tending to die during the course of the story.

@anthracite

Painting can help you deal with the restlessness, if you find it hard to manage. And with a little money, you can get contenting dreams.

@begemot

I ended up really leveraging that in this run, I got cursed on my first dungeon and managed to survive it by painting, painting, painting to generate contentment to chase off the Dread it kept dropping for a while. (In fact that same curse is what terminated the previous game.)

@anthracite
If you are desperate, throw funds in the dream verb. There's also a dance hall that might help in times of trouble. Dread and fascination are nasty but there's almost always a way if you notice the dread verb before it has grabbed the third.