Talk:Tales of Dread

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  • When fighting monsters you get a message like this which adds a new story to the book:

"You hear the scratching sounds of a quill pen from inside your sack. A new Tale of Dread has written itself in your scary storybook!" There are 30 stories to fill out. I hypothesise that 1-10 are from the forest, 11-20 the village and 21-30 the castle (21,22,26 came from the castle)

Known stories: 21: The Sunfire Festival 22: The Snowman 26: The Red Bone Man —Preceding unsigned comment added by Twillo (talkcontribs) on 15:52, 2013 July 29

  • Incidentally, the stories for the Tales of Dread are considered one of the goals/rewards of Dreadsylvania. Obviously that's 100% less meaningful if anyone can read them without having to actually collect them themselves, so we are requesting that nobody post the text of the stories to the wiki or forums. Thanks! --Riff (talk) 06:28, 30 July 2013 (UTC)
    • People can spoil the whole game for themselves on the wiki. And not everyone will want or be able to participate in clan dungeons and be able to unlock them. Surely the players of the game can be trusted to decide for themselves whether they want to challenge/reward themselves or if they prefer to just read them and appreciate the writing in its own right. I appreciate the wiki is a temptation for some but managing your own fun in a game where the wiki is basically required for high level play is unavoidable. Also I get that you want people to experience the game in a certain way, and you are right it probably is the best way, for most people. But trying to micromanage fun never works out. If this is about certain privileged players being the only people who can access content than thats awful, and you seem to be suggesting that if everyone can read them they somehow have less value. I assume you are also assuming that someone will just go ahead and do it anyway one day based on it happening every single time you make such a request, so why not just say please don't post these for 6 months. Thats more likely to be respected and the excitement over the content will have died down by then. Discordance (talk) 22:35, 30 July 2013 (UTC)
      • This is not the first time that TPTB have request a specific something be kept off the wiki. (If anyone doesn't know what set of words I am referring to, that's unfortunate for them.) The managers of this wiki have done an excellent job of keeping that spoiler off the wiki since the very early days of the game. I expect that these stories will be respected for the same reasons with the same level of success. There is already a precedent. --Bale (talk) 22:39, 30 July 2013 (UTC)
        • To be clear I am not arguing for the stories to be spoilt, just that they are setting themselves up to be disappointed by someone again. So it seems a futile thing to ask, when it doesn't make sense and the end result is skullhead getting angry again. Magic words may not be on the wiki but they are built into mafia so the power players dont even remember the words anymore. So theres not much point to that one either. Discordance (talk) 22:51, 30 July 2013 (UTC)
      • I have a general issue with your logic regarding the purpose and use of the wiki. People can spoil the whole game for themselves, sure. The wiki is a place that tells you how to get the rewards; however, it does not, in and of itself, grant said rewards. In this case, the reward is not an item nor trophy or skill, but text. The wiki possesses the ability to grant you the reward, and TPTMBG have asked that the text be left out of the wiki. Not unreasonable at all. Whether the titles of each story are considered part of the reward is up for debate, but I should think it is at the very least safe to put which monster/element combination contributes to which chapter number. The OCD in me prays that there is consistency in this. --Almightysapling (talk) 20:29, 23 August 2013 (UTC)

Is it a spoiler to include what happens when you use this item? Or if it's consumed? One assumes it isn't consumed, given the cost, but I never know these days. Mr. Blonde (talk) 14:13, 4 August 2013 (UTC)

We might be able to include the book, and maybe stretching it, the titles of the stories. But the text itself? Absolutely not. Also it's not consumed. — Cool12309 (talk) 16:23, 4 August 2013 (UTC)
The request specifically asks that the story text not be posted, the actual request includes nothing else. The use text and titles are fine unless they change the request to include them too. Discordance (talk) 23:24, 4 August 2013 (UTC)
Riff also only mentions players should collect the stories themselves so the unlock methods may be fair game too. Not 100% sure on that but the request only says please don't post the story text. Discordance (talk) 23:26, 4 August 2013 (UTC)

a warning

nobody post the text of the stories to the wiki

riff has spoken. there was a lot of nonsense with the only other thing they asked us not to spoil. there is a pretty good no spoiler message on the page. anyone breaching this order will get an immediate lifetime ban. it's not trivial to remove the text from the wiki completely once posted. of course, i'll soften my position if a consensus objects that this is too harsh, but that's where i am as of now. --Evilkolbot (talk) 21:23, 5 August 2013 (UTC)

  • I went ahead and protected the page, which will hopefully dissuade anyone who intentionally or mistakenly tries to add one to the wiki. --Flargen (talk) 21:33, 5 August 2013 (UTC)

Story unlockers

Each unique non-boss monster in Dreadsylvania drops one story - one per monster per element. There are 30 stories, divided among 6 monsters, divided among 5 elements. Whack (talk) 10:03, 6 August 2013 (UTC)

  • So, do we know more about what actually gets it to trigger? After fighting a monster a certain number of times/getting a certain number of kisses off of a monster? Or is it just blind luck? Only thing I can offer is that one day I used ~300 adventures and got one story, whereas the next after ~200 adventures I had 3 more. As I hadn't thought to actually pay attention until now, that's as much data as I've got currently --Jletter (talk) 00:17, 8 August 2013 (UTC)

Which story comes from where

Would a listing of where each numbered story comes from, (e.g. story number N is from sleazy wolves) without the actual content of the stories be acceptable, or is that covered under the no spoiler policy? I can imagine if someone was lacking only a few stories they might really want such a list to know what to hunt...--Foobar (talk) 15:11, 28 August 2013 (UTC)

  • That should be fine. It has already been posted on the forum without the slightest whimper of impropriety. It might even be nice to add the information about who authored which stories. --Bale (talk) 22:47, 28 August 2013 (UTC)
    • It was posted by you, so thank you for that. This really should be added to the main page. --Whack (talk) 02:21, 31 August 2013 (UTC)
    • Only a wiki moderator can add it to the page. Anyway, a more specific version of the list was posted here. Perhaps a wiki moderator would care to copy/paste that? --Bale (talk) 19:11, 31 August 2013 (UTC)
Tales of Dread
by Mr Skullhead
by Riff
by Mr Skullhead
by Riff
by Riff
by Mr Skullhead
1: Fire 6: Fire 11: Fire 16: Fire 21: Fire 26: Fire
2: Cold 7: Cold 12: Cold 17: Cold 22: Cold 27: Cold
3: Spooky 8: Spooky 13: Spooky 18: Spooky 23: Spooky 28: Spooky
4: Stench 9: Stench 14: Stench 19: Stench 24: Stench 29: Stench
5: Sleaze 10: Sleaze 15: Sleaze 20: Sleaze 25: Sleaze 30: Sleaze

Table form. If we decide to fill in titles, there's a structure to store them. --Club (#66669) (Talk) 19:20, 17 September 2013 (UTC)

  • That's a great table! I hope one of the wiki moderators will copy it to the page. --Bale (talk) 09:25, 23 September 2013 (UTC)


As the page is locked (a wise precaution), I cannot add that the description text mentioning "bound in human skin" is a reference to the Necronomicon. Could someone with permissions add this, just for posterity?--Lukarnis (talk) 00:56, 2 September 2013 (UTC)

"Wiki doesn't support this", ha!

  • One
  • Two
  • Three
Click a story title to the left to read a Tale of Dread.

Unlock more Tales of Dread by defeating monsters in Dreadsylvania!

I've never seen the Tales of Dread, so the layout/spacing/font/etc would need to be adjusted accordingly. Making it interactive would be a totally different problem, but since we're not listing the stories anyway, there's no need to make the thing dynamic. I think having the basic "no story selected" text is a great improvement over just the background image plus a note, as the page currently stands. --timrem (talk) 16:44, 12 February 2015 (UTC)

Free pull

Can't edit the page, but this is a free pull from Hagnk's. --Laytruce (talk) 20:09, 17 August 2020 (UTC)