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Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #80 on: 19 Mar 2017, 07:13 »
Keep it coming!CASE # 2:
They found three dead bodies in the room, also a set of cards and a revolver.
What happened?



Yes
Were they playing some form of Russian Roulette with the cards and the gun?
Had the revolver been fired by one of the people found dead?
Was (one of) the people shot?
They each drew a card ... 
Did any of the three shoot themselves?
Did one of them shot himself?
… was it a suicide?
Were the cards 'playing cards'?
Were the three dead bodies all human?
Did the person who was shot die before the two others?
Is the number/value/color of the card each one drew relevant to there fate?
Was the room locked?
Did the revolver contain only one bullet before the game began?
Was there an explosion of any kind? (but not inside the room or during the scene that you are about to reconstruct)
Had they all revealed the cards that they had drawn before anyone died?
Did the other two people die from the same cause?
Did they know ahead of time that they would all die?
Were they using the cards to "draw lots" (decide at random who was going to do something)?
   



No 
Were (all of) the people shot? 
Was there a 4th person playing cards and lost all his money so he shot the other 3 and fled with the money?
… was there signs of a robbery gone bad?
Did all three die of the same causes?
Were the cards playing cards?
… the one with the lowest card is going to be killed with the gun,
but before they can reveal their cards one guy picks up the gun and shoots the other two,
then he turns over the cards and realizes he had the lowest card then dies from a heart attack.
Had the gun been fired more than once?
Were the cards business cards?
Was one of the three people a magician?
Did at least one of the three people die of natural causes?
Did at least one of the three people die of poison?
Did at least one of the three people get stabbed?
Did at least one of the three people get bludgeoned?
Were there still bullets in the gun?
Did they play a game that they thought only one of them would survive?
Did one of the people shoot the two others?
Did they each look at their own card and assumed that they had won or lost?
If so (shot himself), was it an accident?
Did one of the men get busted for cheating at the game?
Did the third guy laugh himself to death? (laugh)
Did one of the 3 guys strangle one of the others?
Did the other two people kill each other?
Was there a draw (same naumber/value/color on two or more cards) after the cards have been drawn? (wtf)
Was any of the three people depressed?
Did the others die from a ricocheting bullet?
Did the bullet kill more than one person?
Were more people involved than three? (not inside the room or during the scene that you are about to reconstruct)
Did one or both of the other two also kill themselves?
Was at least one of the persons blindfolded?
Did the gun/the bullet inside explode in some way that was not intended by the shooter?     



irrelevant/don't know myself 
did the dead bodies have money on them, …
Are the cards 'playing cards' of the suited 1-10 Jack Queen King Ace variety?
Were there cards by each body? (Just pin-ups are pictured – like to be seen on the image)
Were there cards at each body?  (No, they lay them back afterwards)   



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Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #81 on: 19 Mar 2017, 08:33 »
Was there a window(s) in the room?
Could the window be opened?
Was the window big enough to be crawled out by the dead people.
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Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #82 on: 19 Mar 2017, 08:34 »
I have a theory:

The three were stuck inside a mine tunnel that collapsed after an explosion. Without food, they eventually drew lots with the cards to decide who would kill themselves. So one person shot himself, and the other two ate that person. Finally, the two others eventually died of starvation.

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Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #83 on: 19 Mar 2017, 09:03 »
@ Snarky
A really, really good theory, considering how little has been disclosed so far.
You seem to have experience - go on like this and we soon have a new Sherlok.
But sadly I have to place your good theory   


@ Cassiebgs
I didn't forget you. Your questions will be sorted when I post the next update of the complete list.   :-*


             
I thought it is a scenario most of you know so it wouldn't be that hard (also not too hard for me to do in english).   (roll)
For beginners this is not the easiest way to get in touch with those riddles.

Well, I tried to help a bit with those little 'extensions' of your questions (to place them
somewhere useful instead of where they belong if taken purely) and not to forget that pic of evidence.  :wink:

Since it doesn't seem to help that much so far, I want to recommend you:
First  find out which kind of death you are dealing with (to get a fixed direction what to go for).

Right now you just know about one of them (the one who shot himself like Snarky stated correct).
There are some more very helpful 'yes-' and 'no-questions' already.
But right now, without knowing what they all died from, those are rather irritating.

Hope you will have a bit of fun while solving the case … 

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Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #84 on: 19 Mar 2017, 09:48 »
But sadly I have to place your good theory   

Oh well... but maybe some elements of the theory can be salvaged.

Quote
Since it doesn't seem to help that much so far, I want to recommend you:
First  find out which kind of death you are dealing with (to get a fixed direction what to go for).

Right now you just know about one of them (the one who shot himself like Snarky stated correct).
There are some more very helpful 'yes-' and 'no-questions' already.
But right now, without knowing what they all died from, those are rather irritating.

OK:

Were they able to get out of the room they were in?
Did the one person kill themselves to give the others a hope of survival?
Did the "winner" of the card drawing get to kill themselves with the gun so they didn't have to die some other way?
Did any of them die of hunger or thirst?
Did any of them die from lack of air?
Did any of them have (or think they had) a dangerous disease?
Did any of them die of radiation poisoning?

Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #85 on: 19 Mar 2017, 10:35 »
Was magic involved?
Were they people related to one another?
Had the door been locked from the outside?
« Last Edit: 19 Mar 2017, 10:38 by Stupot+ »

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Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #86 on: 19 Mar 2017, 12:09 »
Were the persons aboard a ship?
Were the persons sailors?
were the persons castaways?
Were they found in a lifeboat?

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Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #87 on: 19 Mar 2017, 14:02 »
Oh well... but maybe some elements of the theory can be salvaged.
  definitely  (nod)

Keep it coming!CASE # 2:
They found three dead bodies in the room, also a set of cards and a revolver.
What happened?



Yes
Were they playing some form of Russian Roulette with the cards and the gun?
Had the revolver been fired by one of the people found dead?
Was (one of) the people shot?
They each drew a card ... 
Did any of the three shoot themselves?
Did one of them shot himself?
… was it a suicide?
Were the cards 'playing cards'?
Were the three dead bodies all human?
Did the person who was shot die before the two others?
Is the number/value/color of the card each one drew relevant to there fate?
Was the room locked?
Did the revolver contain only one bullet before the game began?
Was there an explosion of any kind? (but not inside the room or during the scene that you are about to reconstruct)
Had they all revealed the cards that they had drawn before anyone died?
Did the other two people die from the same cause?
Did they know ahead of time that they would all die?
Were they using the cards to "draw lots" (decide at random who was going to do something)?
Did the "winner" of the card drawing get to kill themselves with the gun ...
Did any of them die from lack of air?
Were they people related to one another? (relationship)
Were the persons aboard a ship? (a special kind of - and its usually more referred to as "boat" rather than as "ship")
Were the persons sailors?     



No 
Were (all of) the people shot? 
Was there a 4th person playing cards and lost all his money so he shot the other 3 and fled with the money?
… was there signs of a robbery gone bad?
Did all three die of the same causes?
Were the cards playing cards?
… the one with the lowest card is going to be killed with the gun,
but before they can reveal their cards one guy picks up the gun and shoots the other two,
then he turns over the cards and realizes he had the lowest card then dies from a heart attack.
Had the gun been fired more than once?
Were the cards business cards?
Was one of the three people a magician?
Did at least one of the three people die of natural causes?
Did at least one of the three people die of poison?
Did at least one of the three people get stabbed?
Did at least one of the three people get bludgeoned?
Were there still bullets in the gun?
Did they play a game that they thought only one of them would survive?
Did one of the people shoot the two others?
Did they each look at their own card and assumed that they had won or lost?
If so (shot himself), was it an accident?
Did one of the men get busted for cheating at the game?
Did the third guy laugh himself to death? (laugh)
Did one of the 3 guys strangle one of the others?
Did the other two people kill each other?
Was there a draw (same naumber/value/color on two or more cards) after the cards have been drawn? (wtf)
Was any of the three people depressed?
Did the others die from a ricocheting bullet?
Did the bullet kill more than one person?
Were more people involved than three? (not inside the room or during the scene that you are about to reconstruct)
Did one or both of the other two also kill themselves?
Was at least one of the persons blindfolded?
Did the gun/the bullet inside explode in some way that was not intended by the shooter?
Was there a window(s) in the room?
Could the window be opened?
Were they able to get out of the room they were in?
Did the one person kill themselves to give the others a hope of survival?
Did the "winner" of the card drawing get to kill themselves with the gun so they didn't have to die some other way?
Did any of them die of hunger or thirst?
Did any of them have (or think they had) a dangerous disease?
Did any of them die of radiation poisoning?
Was magic involved?
Were they people related to one another? (no relatives)
Had the door been locked from the outside?
were the persons castaways?
Were they found in a lifeboat?     



irrelevant/don't know myself 
did the dead bodies have money on them, …
Are the cards 'playing cards' of the suited 1-10 Jack Queen King Ace variety?
Were there cards by each body? (Just pin-ups are pictured – like to be seen on the image)
Were there cards at each body?  (No, they lay them back afterwards)
Was the window big enough to be crawled out by the dead people. (he, he, he - even if they had a window - there are no Zombies involved) :wink:     



Keep it coming!

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Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #88 on: 19 Mar 2017, 14:09 »
Were they in a submarine?

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Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #89 on: 19 Mar 2017, 14:14 »
Were they in a submarine?
(nod) (nod) (nod) (nod) (nod) (nod) (nod) (nod) (nod) (nod) now give it to me, baby  :-D

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Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #90 on: 19 Mar 2017, 14:28 »
Well, I guess the submarine had sunk, run out of power, or perhaps sprung a leak, and they all knew they were going to suffocate (or possibly drown). They only had one gun with one bullet, so to decide who would get the easy way out, they drew cards. The winner shot himself, while the other two died slowly.

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Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #91 on: 19 Mar 2017, 14:34 »
The case is solved now and I declare Snarky the winner
… and therefore the one with the prerogative to present the next case.


 

Here's my original solution for case # 2:
A heavily damaged submarine drowned and in the last intact room there are three persons still alive but going to suffocate because the oxygen reserves will soon be consumed. There's no hope for (even one of them) to be saved in time. Since the only available revolver has just one bullet left, they play cards for the privilege to shoot themself.

Case #2 solved and closed!   

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Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #92 on: 19 Mar 2017, 14:41 »
All right! Good one, Tabatha.

I've thought of one, too. It's a little different (it's not originally a riddle), but hopefully it'll work...

Case #3
A family of three are found dead. Two are dressed in their finest clothes, and the third is wearing an apron.
What happened?

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Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #93 on: 19 Mar 2017, 14:49 »
Are all three humans?
Is a help to suicide involved?
Did at least two of them die from the same reason?
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Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #94 on: 19 Mar 2017, 15:25 »
Case #3
A family of three are found dead. Two are dressed in their finest clothes, and the third is wearing an apron.
What happened?


Yes (nod)
Did at least two of them die from the same reason?
(more or less)

No (wrong)
Are all three humans?
Is a help to suicide involved?

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Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #95 on: 19 Mar 2017, 18:10 »
Quote
No (wrong)
Are all three humans?
What is Not-Human and wears colths/aprons? (wtf)


Was it a barbecue party that had gone bad?

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Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #96 on: 19 Mar 2017, 18:33 »
Was at least one a human?
Did one kill the other two?
Did at least one died of natural causes?
Did the one with the apron died of starvation?
« Last Edit: 19 Mar 2017, 18:53 by Cassiebsg »
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Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #97 on: 19 Mar 2017, 18:38 »
Is at least one of them suffocated?
Did at least one of them die by poison?
Is at least one of them an animal?



@ Kumpel
What is Not-Human and wears colths/aprons? (wtf)
A robot for example ... also this one might be a human ... just not all of them are.   :wink:
« Last Edit: 19 Mar 2017, 18:44 by Tabata »

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Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #98 on: 19 Mar 2017, 19:46 »
Case #3
A family of three are found dead. Two are dressed in their finest clothes, and the third is wearing an apron.
What happened?


Yes (nod)
Did at least two of them die from the same reason?
(more or less)
Was it a barbecue party that had gone bad? (not exactly barbecue, and the party didn't have a chance to start, but close enough)

No (wrong)
Are all three humans?
Is a help to suicide involved?
Was at least one a human?
Did one kill the other two?
Did at least one die of natural causes?
Did the one with the apron die of starvation?
Is at least one of them suffocated?
Did at least one of them die by poison?
Is at least one of them an animal?

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Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #99 on: 19 Mar 2017, 20:22 »
Does the triad consist of artificial intelligence?
Are the three in a funeral dynasty / crematorium?
Did at least one die from electroschock?