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Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #160 on: 04 Dec 2012, 12:25 »
You'll see straight through these - unless blinded - windows :-)
Not sure about the other two now... Unless the third one is 'wife'?

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Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #161 on: 04 Dec 2012, 12:48 »
Stu got the first one! The prize: cash is a hint for "win dough" and the second clue there is pretty self explanatory once you know the answer. Jolly good work!
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Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #162 on: 04 Dec 2012, 12:59 »
Ahh, 'win dough', Haha.  That didn't occur to me.

Anyway I think I've got number 2:
The answer is like an f-word, but even more offensive - yet not as strong as how you'll write it. forward (bit like 'f-word' and also 'offensive' in the sense of going forward in battle, for example).

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Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #163 on: 04 Dec 2012, 13:08 »
Not the answer, but your logic is very close. Stay on that train of thought!

Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #164 on: 04 Dec 2012, 21:57 »
"What weighs 5 oz, lives in a tree and is dangerous?"

Something venomous?
A bird with the flu?

Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #165 on: 05 Dec 2012, 07:46 »
It's already been solved.  It was just some dumb riddle by the Riddler in "Batman the Movie."  The answer was: A sparrow with a machine gun.

Mostly, it had been part of a two-part riddle: "What does a turkey do when it's upside down?"
Answer: It gobbles up.

So the question became, "What gobbles up a sparrow?"
Answer: Cat.

Meaning that there was Catwoman.

Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #166 on: 15 Dec 2012, 20:07 »
Well, I'm not ready for this thread to die just yet so here's an older riddle I made based on the King's Quest Series:

Three Times Have I Been Seen,
Once I was Helpful,
Once I was Mostly Bad,
Once I was Just Mean.
Never Seen by the Daughter or Mother,
But Twice I Have Been Seen by the Father,
And Once Have I Been Seen By the Son.

What am I?

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Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #167 on: 17 Dec 2012, 15:32 »
The devil?
<Babar> do me, do me, do me! :D
<ProgZMax> I got an idea - I reached in my pocket and pulled out my Galen. <timofonic2> Maybe I'm a bit gay, enough for do multitask and being romantical

Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #168 on: 17 Dec 2012, 16:52 »
Nope.

Again, this is only something you can find in the King's Quest series of games.  Think of something that King Graham and Prince Alexander have run into but not Rosella and Valanice.

Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #169 on: 20 Dec 2012, 01:00 »
It's not the gnome that appears in KQ1 and 3 (and KQ5, if you consider that gnome to be the same one), is it?

Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #170 on: 21 Dec 2012, 01:36 »
Nope.  Even if you consider the gnomes to be the same, there was never a time where he was mostly bad or just mean.  Typically, he'd been helpful, if only a little rude.

Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #171 on: 21 Dec 2012, 03:56 »
What am I?

When you say what are implying that the answer is an inanimate object rather than a person?

Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #172 on: 21 Dec 2012, 06:23 »
That depends on your point of view.  This one could just as easily be considered a "who" rather than a "what" but really and truly that depends on your point of view.  It's not inanimate but it's not exactly personable either.

Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #173 on: 25 Dec 2012, 05:44 »
Well, since no one seems to be interested in this topic anymore I'll give the answer to the riddle:

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Genie!  There were two genies seen by Graham (the father), the first in King's Quest 2 where it was helpful by granting needed items, the second in King's Quest 5 where he was just mean, "Ahh freedom at last, now you spend the next 500 years in a bottle!"  Then Alexander (the son) saw a genie Shamir Shamazel, who was mostly bad due to him following the orders of Alhazred but can be made good by Alexander.  However, neither Rosella nor Valanice ever saw a genie in their games.

Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #174 on: 28 Dec 2012, 19:58 »
Nope.  Even if you consider the gnomes to be the same, there was never a time where he was mostly bad or just mean.  Typically, he'd been helpful, if only a little rude.
Well, I was mostly going with the idea that his riddle in the first name was "just mean" -- I mean, who hasn't cursed that puzzle?

The answer to your riddle does make much more sense, although the phrasing of the riddle itself is a bit misleading, since
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both Rosella and Valanice (as well as Graham) see Shamir the genie in the Long Ending to KQ6, at the wedding. It only makes sense if it's stated that the riddle is referring to the player characters of their respective games, and no other protagonists.

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Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #175 on: 28 Dec 2012, 20:33 »
Alright, I'm gonna spoil my game a bit, but I'm wondering if a puzzle I made is too hard, or doable.

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The player has been given a walking cane. The cane should be used as a sort of lever to activate some numbers (I won't explain the exact procedure, but the numbers are the important part). The player has access to this "poem":
    First I wandered from wonder to wonder, from years of yore to now.
    Thereafter, I roamed with the riders of the revelation.
    Then I drifted from dusk till dawn.
    Lastly I strolled from sea to sea, missing no note, losing no key.

The walking theme should connect the cane with the numbers. So, which numbers would you activate? I suspect the three first ones are a bit too easy, and the fourth much too hard. Any thoughts or suggestions?


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Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #176 on: 28 Dec 2012, 23:09 »
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First: ? (Edit: Oh, I guess 7 wonders of the world. "Years of yore to now" threw me.)
Second: 4 (horsemen of the apocalypse)
Third: ? (Edit: Maybe 12, if it's half a day/night cycle. But a night isn't always 12 hours long...)
Fourth: 8 (notes in an octave, from C to C)
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Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #177 on: 29 Dec 2012, 04:23 »
a guess about the third

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maybe 3 ?
since they made 3 films "From Dusk Till Dawn"  (roll)

Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #178 on: 29 Dec 2012, 07:40 »
The fourth :
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 Thirteen notes with both the major and minor from C to C

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Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #179 on: 29 Dec 2012, 08:11 »
Ok, I'm realizing that a puzzle like this, isolated and brought out of context, will appear a bit trivial and straightforward, while in-game just understanding when and how to apply the answers may be hard to understand.
Actually, only #4 requires any real thought - the rest are pretty basic. I should probably improve them.
But yeah, Snarky got them all.

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I don't know why I wrote "...to now" in there, as it's just confusing the message. No wonder of the world was built recently, anyway.
Four, as in The four horsemen, is correct.
12 hours from dusk till dawn. This isn't a very good riddle, since as you point out, only around equinox is this correct. At first I thought I should include something about the middle of a march (march being walking-themed and the month of an equinox) but it got long and wordy.
Eight full notes from C to C, well done. Thirteen could be an answer here, but the numbers available are from 5 to 12.

I should probably give a few of these riddles some more thought. If you have any good ideas, feel free to contribute. There should be a tangible walking theme (to make the player connect the poem with the walking cane), plenty of alliteration and preferably a rhyme somewhere.