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Crack the Case: The IOT Detective Agency

Discussion in 'Imperium OffTopicum' started by EQandcivfanatic, Sep 27, 2015.

  1. EQandcivfanatic

    EQandcivfanatic Zailing Captain Retired Moderator

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    All right, per request, here is a thread for Crack the Case. This is a bit of a fun game from the 1990s that I picked up in a thrift store. We had a good deal of fun with it on IOTchat, so may as well put it on a thread for long term mystery-solving. I do plan on doing other games on IOTchat, as there are MANY puzzles in this game to solve.

    The Rules

    I will provide the details of the case, along with the mystery that needs to be solved. You may ask only yes or no questions, and I will answer them in a timelyish manner. The winner is the one who posts the complete solution to the Mystery provided first, answering all of the questions asked by the Mystery.

    At any point if the majority of players request it, 2 clues can be provided for each Mystery. All it takes is a majority to request it for a clue to be provided. On the other hand, receiving the clue will diminish the total amount of points that can be received by solving the puzzle. The total amount that can be received is 7 points.

    Scoreboard
    ArrowGamer: 27
    TheJohanna: 15
    TheLastJacobite: 14
    Seon: 14
    HopliteJoe: 13
    Mechaernik: 12
    thomas.berubeg: 10
    Tolni: 10
    Captios: 9
    Tyo: 7
    Exhera: 7
    RedSpy: 4
    Ninjacow: 4
    Lord_Herobrine: 3

    Past Mysteries
    Spoiler :

    Nobody Loses Her Head: Solved by Exhera
    Don't Shoot: Solved by HopliteJoe
    A Fast Kill: Solved by thomas.berubeg
    Fish Story: Solved by TheLastJacobite
    Show Off: Solved by TheLastJacobite
    Crossing to the Other Side: Solved by Seon
    Greetings, Adios!: Shamefully unsolved.
    Oxford Don: Solved by Seon
    Screaming Mimi: Shamefully unsolved.
    Sweet Revenge: Solved by Johanna


    Current Mystery

    Initial Amnesia
    Solution Value: 7

    The Case
    A young man wakes up on the side of a desert road with a nasty bruise on his temple. He has no car, no possessions, and no clothes to his name. In fact, he can't even remember his name, since the blow to his head has left him with amnesia. Desperately, he looks around in search of a clue that might tell him who he is. That's when he notices a tattoo on his left arm. There are three short rows of letters:

    Eb - Ob
    wsn
    SWIS S

    The Mystery
    Who is the young man and what happened to him?
     
  2. Tyo

    Tyo HANDS HIGH TO THE SOUND Retired Moderator

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    best note

    my first question, was she murdered before or during dismemberment?
     
  3. EQandcivfanatic

    EQandcivfanatic Zailing Captain Retired Moderator

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    She was murdered before dismemberment.
     
  4. Seon

    Seon Not An Evil Liar

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    Why did Tony the Knife thrower own an axe?
     
  5. EQandcivfanatic

    EQandcivfanatic Zailing Captain Retired Moderator

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    Yes or no questions only, please.
     
  6. thomas.berubeg

    thomas.berubeg Wandering the World

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    Was it a part to help identify the victim? The killer?
     
  7. EQandcivfanatic

    EQandcivfanatic Zailing Captain Retired Moderator

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    No, the victim is known.

    Yes, the part could be used to identify the killer.
     
  8. Tyo

    Tyo HANDS HIGH TO THE SOUND Retired Moderator

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    did Tony lend his axe to someone?

    Actually, to get it out of the way, is tony the murderer?
     
  9. EQandcivfanatic

    EQandcivfanatic Zailing Captain Retired Moderator

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    No, Tony did not lend anyone his axe.

    No, Tony is not the murderer.
     
  10. Crezth

    Crezth 話說天下大勢分久必合合久必分

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    Was the murderer another performer or attraction at the sideshow?

    Was Thelma dating anyone? (Was it Tony? Another performer/attraction?)

    Was Thelma missing any body parts to begin with?

    Did the murderer want the pieces of Thelma to be found?

    Did the murderer intend for the missing body part to never be found?
     
  11. EQandcivfanatic

    EQandcivfanatic Zailing Captain Retired Moderator

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    Yes, the murderer was another performer at the sideshow.

    Thelma was not dating anyone.

    Thelma was not missing any body parts to begin with.

    Yes, the murderer wanted the pieces of Thelma to be found.

    Yes, the murderer intended the missing body part to never be found.
     
  12. Crezth

    Crezth 話說天下大勢分久必合合久必分

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    Was Thelma killed by the axe?

    Did Thelma know her murderer? Did Tony?

    Was the murderer's performance relevant to the murder?
     
  13. EQandcivfanatic

    EQandcivfanatic Zailing Captain Retired Moderator

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    Yes, Thelma was killed by the Axe.

    Yes, both Thelma and Tony both knew the murderer.

    Yes, the murderer's act was relevant to the murder.
     
  14. hoplitejoe

    hoplitejoe Top fun-poster

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    I assume her head remains intact, i.e. the missing part is not from the head.
     
  15. EQandcivfanatic

    EQandcivfanatic Zailing Captain Retired Moderator

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    Yes, the head is intact.
     
  16. hoplitejoe

    hoplitejoe Top fun-poster

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    Did a struggle result in the part having to be hidden?
     
  17. EQandcivfanatic

    EQandcivfanatic Zailing Captain Retired Moderator

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    Yes, a struggle did result in the part having to be hidden.
     
  18. Exhera

    Exhera Unorthodox Unicorn

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    Was the missing part of her body above her waist?

    Was the missing part of her body below her waist?
     
  19. EQandcivfanatic

    EQandcivfanatic Zailing Captain Retired Moderator

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    Yes, the missing part of her body was above the waist.

    No, it was not below the waist.
     
  20. Exhera

    Exhera Unorthodox Unicorn

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    Is the missing part from the limbs?

    Is the missing part from the torso?
     

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