Jibble

Author Topic: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread  (Read 135836 times)

Mandle

  • NO PIXEL LEFT BEHIND!!!
    • Mandle worked on one or more games that won an AGS Award!
    •  
    • Mandle worked on one or more games that was nominated for an AGS Award!
Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #780 on: 19 Apr 2017, 13:00 »
Were both the husband and the wife killed by the same person?
Were they buried underground(i.e: not in a snowdrift or similar)
Was a car crash involved?

Prototype solution: They were driving in their car through a snowy countryside when a hunter's stray bullet hit the wife (or the husband shot her (by accident maybe)), who was driving. The car veered off the road and hit something, causing them to both crash through the windscreen (husband first, and head-first) and they ended up "buried" in a snowbank...
« Last Edit: 19 Apr 2017, 13:08 by Mandle »

dayowlron

  • been programming computers since 1981
    • I can help with AGS tutoring
    • I can help with proof reading
    • I can help with scripting
    • I can help with story design
Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #781 on: 19 Apr 2017, 13:04 »
It is kind of obvious that there must be a third person involved and it was in the forest. SO:
Was there any tracks from a third person found?
Was there any tracks from a second vehicle?
Was the blunt object a tree?
Pro is the opposite of Con                       Kids of today are so much different
This fact can clearly be seen,                  Don't you know?
If progress means to move forward         Just ask them where they are from
Then what does congress mean?             And they tell you where you can go.  --Nipsey Russell

Snarky

  • Global Moderator
  • Global Moderator
  • Mittens Lord
  • Private Insultant
    • Best Innovation Award Winner 2018, for his numerous additions to the AGS open source ecosystem including the new Awards Ceremony client and modules
    • Snarky worked on one or more games that won an AGS Award!
    •  
    • Snarky worked on one or more games that was nominated for an AGS Award!
Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #782 on: 19 Apr 2017, 13:15 »
Some of the answers are a little tricky to decide... Since I think the case is pretty easy, I'll choose the more difficult answers. (laugh)

Case 22
A car is found abandoned in the forest. Nearby, police discover the owners, a husband and wife, buried. The woman has been shot, the man hit over the head with a blunt object.

It's up to you to solve the case!

Yes
Did the husband shoot his wife?
Were they buried underground (i.e: not in a snowdrift or similar)



No
Did the wife hit her husband over the head with a blunt object?
Was the gun from which the bullet was fired at the woman found near the crime scene?
Were both the husband and the wife killed by the same person?
Was a car crash involved?
Was there any tracks from a third person found?
Was there any tracks from a second vehicle?
Was the blunt object a tree?

Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #783 on: 19 Apr 2017, 13:40 »
Did the husband shoot his wife accidentally?
Was the man hit over the head with the gun?
Was the man hit over the head with a shovel?

Mandle

  • NO PIXEL LEFT BEHIND!!!
    • Mandle worked on one or more games that won an AGS Award!
    •  
    • Mandle worked on one or more games that was nominated for an AGS Award!
Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #784 on: 19 Apr 2017, 15:25 »
Did the husband shoot his wife more than a day before he himself died?

Snarky

  • Global Moderator
  • Global Moderator
  • Mittens Lord
  • Private Insultant
    • Best Innovation Award Winner 2018, for his numerous additions to the AGS open source ecosystem including the new Awards Ceremony client and modules
    • Snarky worked on one or more games that won an AGS Award!
    •  
    • Snarky worked on one or more games that was nominated for an AGS Award!
Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #785 on: 19 Apr 2017, 16:22 »
Yes
Did the husband shoot his wife?
Were they buried underground (i.e: not in a snowdrift or similar)
Did the husband shoot his wife more than a day before he himself died? [sure, why not?]



No
Did the wife hit her husband over the head with a blunt object?
Was the gun from which the bullet was fired at the woman found near the crime scene?
Were both the husband and the wife killed by the same person?
Was a car crash involved?
Was there any tracks from a third person found?
Was there any tracks from a second vehicle?
Was the blunt object a tree?
Did the husband shoot his wife accidentally?
Was the man hit over the head with the gun?
Was the man hit over the head with a shovel?


selmiak

  • ǝsıɔɹǝxǝ ʞɔǝu puɐ uıɐɹq
    • I can help with play testing
    • I can help with proof reading
    • I can help with translating
    • I can help with web design
    • selmiak worked on one or more games that won an AGS Award!
    •  
    • selmiak worked on one or more games that was nominated for an AGS Award!
Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #786 on: 19 Apr 2017, 16:56 »
Did he kill her?
Di she kill him?
Did they bury themselves?

Sinitrena

  • Mittens Serf
  • Wheel of Fate
    • I can help with translating
    • Sinitrena worked on one or more games that won an AGS Award!
    •  
    • Sinitrena worked on one or more games that was nominated for an AGS Award!
Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #787 on: 19 Apr 2017, 17:33 »
Was the husband's death an accident?
Was a person involved in the death of the husband?
Or did "nature" kill the husband? (e.g. a landslide?)

Was the car in working condition?
Is there a street (or at least a path) leading to where the car was found?

When they were found, had they died recently? (let's say, less then a month ago?)

Were they buried equally deep?
Were they buried by a third person?
Were they buried by the same person?

Snarky

  • Global Moderator
  • Global Moderator
  • Mittens Lord
  • Private Insultant
    • Best Innovation Award Winner 2018, for his numerous additions to the AGS open source ecosystem including the new Awards Ceremony client and modules
    • Snarky worked on one or more games that won an AGS Award!
    •  
    • Snarky worked on one or more games that was nominated for an AGS Award!
Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #788 on: 19 Apr 2017, 18:01 »
I'd say to limit the number of questions for the round, but I think you're about to solve it anyway...

Yes
Did the husband shoot his wife?
Were they buried underground (i.e: not in a snowdrift or similar)
Did the husband shoot his wife more than a day before he himself died? [sure, why not?]
Did he kill her?
Did they bury themselves?*
Was the husband's death an accident?
Did "nature" kill the husband? (e.g. a landslide?)
Is there a street (or at least a path) leading to where the car was found?



No
Did the wife hit her husband over the head with a blunt object?
Was the gun from which the bullet was fired at the woman found near the crime scene?
Were both the husband and the wife killed by the same person?
Was a car crash involved?
Was there any tracks from a third person found?
Was there any tracks from a second vehicle?
Was the blunt object a tree?
Did the husband shoot his wife accidentally?
Was the man hit over the head with the gun?
Was the man hit over the head with a shovel?
Did she kill him?
Did they bury themselves?*
Was a person involved in the death of the husband?
Was the car in working condition?
When they were found, had they died recently? (let's say, less then a month ago?)
Were they buried equally deep?
Were they buried by a third person?
Were they buried by the same person?

Sinitrena

  • Mittens Serf
  • Wheel of Fate
    • I can help with translating
    • Sinitrena worked on one or more games that won an AGS Award!
    •  
    • Sinitrena worked on one or more games that was nominated for an AGS Award!
Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #789 on: 19 Apr 2017, 18:53 »
Did the husband bury the wife?
Did the husband murder the wife somewhere else?
Then he put her body in the car to bury it in the forest?

dayowlron

  • been programming computers since 1981
    • I can help with AGS tutoring
    • I can help with proof reading
    • I can help with scripting
    • I can help with story design
Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #790 on: 19 Apr 2017, 19:36 »
Was the blunt object a rock?
did the husband dig a grave for the wife?
did the husband fall into the grave?
Pro is the opposite of Con                       Kids of today are so much different
This fact can clearly be seen,                  Don't you know?
If progress means to move forward         Just ask them where they are from
Then what does congress mean?             And they tell you where you can go.  --Nipsey Russell

Snarky

  • Global Moderator
  • Global Moderator
  • Mittens Lord
  • Private Insultant
    • Best Innovation Award Winner 2018, for his numerous additions to the AGS open source ecosystem including the new Awards Ceremony client and modules
    • Snarky worked on one or more games that won an AGS Award!
    •  
    • Snarky worked on one or more games that was nominated for an AGS Award!
Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #791 on: 19 Apr 2017, 20:43 »
Did the husband bury the wife?
Did the husband murder the wife somewhere else?
Then he put her body in the car to bury it in the forest?

(nod) (nod) (nod)

Was the blunt object a rock?
did the husband dig a grave for the wife?
did the husband fall into the grave?

(nod) (nod) (nod)

Sooo... ?

Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #792 on: 19 Apr 2017, 21:07 »
Did someone see the husband bury his wife?
Was a third party aware that his wife was shot?

Sinitrena

  • Mittens Serf
  • Wheel of Fate
    • I can help with translating
    • Sinitrena worked on one or more games that won an AGS Award!
    •  
    • Sinitrena worked on one or more games that was nominated for an AGS Award!
Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #793 on: 19 Apr 2017, 21:30 »
Sooo...
The husband murdered his wife and wanted to dig a grave for her. He drove to the forest and started digging. He put the wife into the grave, then fell himself, while she was already halfway buried. He hurt his head on a rock (that either lay on the ground or fell from the wall of the grave) and the loose earth of the grave fell on him, burying him with his wife.
Anything missing?

Snarky

  • Global Moderator
  • Global Moderator
  • Mittens Lord
  • Private Insultant
    • Best Innovation Award Winner 2018, for his numerous additions to the AGS open source ecosystem including the new Awards Ceremony client and modules
    • Snarky worked on one or more games that won an AGS Award!
    •  
    • Snarky worked on one or more games that was nominated for an AGS Award!
Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #794 on: 19 Apr 2017, 21:51 »
Yes, that's very close, but not quite what I had in mind regarding the man's death. One of the answers so far has a major clue.

Let's do a proper update with some clarifications:

Yes
Did the husband shoot his wife?
Were they buried underground (i.e: not in a snowdrift or similar)
Did the husband shoot his wife more than a day before he himself died? [sure, why not?]
Did he kill her?
Did they bury themselves?*
Was the husband's death an accident?
Did "nature" kill the husband? (e.g. a landslide?)
Is there a street (or at least a path) leading to where the car was found?
Did the husband bury the wife?
Did the husband murder the wife somewhere else?
Then he put her body in the car to bury it in the forest? [99% accurate]
Was the blunt object a rock?
Did the husband dig a grave for the wife?
Did the husband fall into the grave? [this depends slightly on your definition]



No
Did the wife hit her husband over the head with a blunt object?
Was the gun from which the bullet was fired at the woman found near the crime scene?
Were both the husband and the wife killed by the same person?
Was a car crash involved?
Was there any tracks from a third person found?
Was there any tracks from a second vehicle?
Was the blunt object a tree?
Did the husband shoot his wife accidentally?
Was the man hit over the head with the gun?
Was the man hit over the head with a shovel?
Did she kill him?
Did they bury themselves?*
Was a person involved in the death of the husband?
Was the car in working condition?
When they were found, had they died recently? (let's say, less then a month ago?)
Were they buried equally deep?
Were they buried by a third person?
Were they buried by the same person?
Did someone see the husband bury his wife?
Was a third party aware that his wife was shot?

dayowlron

  • been programming computers since 1981
    • I can help with AGS tutoring
    • I can help with proof reading
    • I can help with scripting
    • I can help with story design
Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #795 on: 19 Apr 2017, 22:19 »
Is the missing piece that there was a landslide and a rock/boulder hit the man on the head and knock him into the grave then other rocks covered them both?
Pro is the opposite of Con                       Kids of today are so much different
This fact can clearly be seen,                  Don't you know?
If progress means to move forward         Just ask them where they are from
Then what does congress mean?             And they tell you where you can go.  --Nipsey Russell

Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #796 on: 19 Apr 2017, 22:58 »
Was she shot but still alive while he was digging the grave?

Snarky

  • Global Moderator
  • Global Moderator
  • Mittens Lord
  • Private Insultant
    • Best Innovation Award Winner 2018, for his numerous additions to the AGS open source ecosystem including the new Awards Ceremony client and modules
    • Snarky worked on one or more games that won an AGS Award!
    •  
    • Snarky worked on one or more games that was nominated for an AGS Award!
Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #797 on: 19 Apr 2017, 23:11 »
Is the missing piece that there was a landslide and a rock/boulder hit the man on the head and knock him into the grave then other rocks covered them both?

Yup, that's it!

A man shot his wife. In order to get away with it, he thought to bury her where she would never be found. He drove her body to a remote location, where a forest edged onto the bottom of a scree or unstable cliffy hill. He planned to bury her near the bottom of the slope, just downhill of some firmly planted rocks, then trigger a landslide that would cover her grave under several feet of rocks and dirt. However, he accidentally set off a slide while he was still in the avalanche zone, got hit in the head by a rock and buried underneath the mass. By the time their car was found, months later, the ground had settled and both their bodies were quite buried.

Well done dayowlron and Sinitrena for making short work of the mystery!

dayowlron

  • been programming computers since 1981
    • I can help with AGS tutoring
    • I can help with proof reading
    • I can help with scripting
    • I can help with story design
Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #798 on: 20 Apr 2017, 02:00 »
Cool, I will let Sinitrena have this one if she wants it. I have done a couple of cases and right now dont have a case in mind, however if she doesnt want to I will come up with something on the fly.
Pro is the opposite of Con                       Kids of today are so much different
This fact can clearly be seen,                  Don't you know?
If progress means to move forward         Just ask them where they are from
Then what does congress mean?             And they tell you where you can go.  --Nipsey Russell

Sinitrena

  • Mittens Serf
  • Wheel of Fate
    • I can help with translating
    • Sinitrena worked on one or more games that won an AGS Award!
    •  
    • Sinitrena worked on one or more games that was nominated for an AGS Award!
Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #799 on: 20 Apr 2017, 03:15 »
I'll take this one.

Case 23

He lies on the bed. His stomach was slit open. What happened?