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Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #960 on: 29 Apr 2017, 13:55 »
Was the man in a position of power (a President, Prime Minister, etc)?
Had he (either directly or indirectly) started a war?

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Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #961 on: 29 Apr 2017, 14:14 »
CASE #28:
One moment he was the happiest man alive, with much to look forward to. The next moment he sat down at his desk, pulled out a gun from one of its drawers, and killed himself with it. Why the sudden change of heart?

YES
Did he intend to kill himself?
Did he realize an illness/a handicap to change hearts? *
Was he at home? *
Can this case happen nowadays?
Can this case happen in real world?
Had the man locked himself away somewhere?
Did he do something to make him think that killing himself was the only solution?
Did he lock himself in because he was afraid? *
Did he think he will become ill if he doesn't lock himself in? *
Did he want to avoid geting poisoned/radioactively contaminated? *
Is he in a house that belongs him but isn't his usual home for living? (Yes, if the term "house" is a loose description meaning "a place one lives in")
Was there a misunderstanding that made him change hearts? (Not a misunderstanding between people, but he made a mistake, yes)
Did he kill himself to avoid the expected reaction? (Yes, he killed himself to avoid the outcome of his mistake)
Did he expect to become crazy? (Most probably, yes)
Was there a nuclear disaster? (Well, if it happened it would be a disaster for sure so, yes)


NO
Did he have debts?
Had he won the lottery?
Had he forgotten to hand the lottery ticket so it's worth nothing to have chosen the correct numbers?
Did he find out he had lost members of his family?
Did he think he was helping out someone by killing himself?
Did he get a bad Information from someone/somewhere else to change hearts?
Did he realize an illness/a handicap to change hearts? *
Did he change hearts because of a fallacy?
Was he at home? *
Was he still happy when he killed himself?
Had he been contacted by someone else in the time between being optimistic and deciding to kill himself?
Was he sleeping before he shot himself?
Did he dream to be at home?
Did he dream to shot himself?
Was he watching the news, reading a newspaper or something similar?
Does this case have anything to do with the stock market?
Was someone with him when he shot himself?
Did he lock himself in because he was afraid? *
Did he think he will become ill if he doesn't lock himself in? *
Did he want to avoid geting poisoned/radioactively contaminated? *
Did he hear "War of the worlds" on the radio? (No, but that would be a cool riddle!)
Did he want to protect the outside world?
Is he a scientist?
Did he lock himself in because he has become poisoned/radioactively contaminated already?
Did he kill himself to avoid a painful death?
Did he do something to cause an event that made him become poisoned/radioactively contaminated?
Was it a poison from an animal?
Was it a poison from a plant? (There's no poison involved. Just mentioning so folk don't get sidetracked too much)
So he thought that he was radioactively contaminated?
Was he on a boat trip?
Was he in a camper?
Was he bit by an animal?
Was he in a hunting lodge?
Was he in a hut on a mountain?
Was he in a plane?
Was he worried to "contaminate" a loved one?
Was he "contaminated" with a parasite? 
Did he just think a nuclear disaster happened?
Was the man in a position of power (a President, Prime Minister, etc)?
Had he (either directly or indirectly) started a war?


* YES and NO

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Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #962 on: 29 Apr 2017, 14:16 »
Did he lock himself in a bunker?
Did he run out of supplies?
Was he becoming depressed and lost hope during the long wait all alone?

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Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #963 on: 29 Apr 2017, 14:33 »
CASE #28:
One moment he was the happiest man alive, with much to look forward to. The next moment he sat down at his desk, pulled out a gun from one of its drawers, and killed himself with it. Why the sudden change of heart?

YES
Did he intend to kill himself?
Did he realize an illness/a handicap to change hearts? *
Was he at home? *
Can this case happen nowadays?
Can this case happen in real world?
Had the man locked himself away somewhere?
Did he do something to make him think that killing himself was the only solution?
Did he lock himself in because he was afraid? *
Did he think he will become ill if he doesn't lock himself in? *
Did he want to avoid geting poisoned/radioactively contaminated? *
Is he in a house that belongs him but isn't his usual home for living? (Yes, if the term "house" is a loose description meaning "a place one lives in")
Was there a misunderstanding that made him change hearts? (Not a misunderstanding between people, but he made a mistake, yes)
Did he kill himself to avoid the expected reaction? (Yes, he killed himself to avoid the outcome of his mistake)
Did he expect to become crazy? (Most probably, yes)
Was there a nuclear disaster? (Well, if it happened it would be a disaster for sure so, yes)
Did he lock himself in a bunker?


NO
Did he have debts?
Had he won the lottery?
Had he forgotten to hand the lottery ticket so it's worth nothing to have chosen the correct numbers?
Did he find out he had lost members of his family?
Did he think he was helping out someone by killing himself?
Did he get a bad Information from someone/somewhere else to change hearts?
Did he realize an illness/a handicap to change hearts? *
Did he change hearts because of a fallacy?
Was he at home? *
Was he still happy when he killed himself?
Had he been contacted by someone else in the time between being optimistic and deciding to kill himself?
Was he sleeping before he shot himself?
Did he dream to be at home?
Did he dream to shot himself?
Was he watching the news, reading a newspaper or something similar?
Does this case have anything to do with the stock market?
Was someone with him when he shot himself?
Did he lock himself in because he was afraid? *
Did he think he will become ill if he doesn't lock himself in? *
Did he want to avoid geting poisoned/radioactively contaminated? *
Did he hear "War of the worlds" on the radio? (No, but that would be a cool riddle!)
Did he want to protect the outside world?
Is he a scientist?
Did he lock himself in because he has become poisoned/radioactively contaminated already?
Did he kill himself to avoid a painful death?
Did he do something to cause an event that made him become poisoned/radioactively contaminated?
Was it a poison from an animal?
Was it a poison from a plant? (There's no poison involved. Just mentioning so folk don't get sidetracked too much)
So he thought that he was radioactively contaminated?
Was he on a boat trip?
Was he in a camper?
Was he bit by an animal?
Was he in a hunting lodge?
Was he in a hut on a mountain?
Was he in a plane?
Was he worried to "contaminate" a loved one?
Was he "contaminated" with a parasite? 
Did he just think a nuclear disaster happened?
Was the man in a position of power (a President, Prime Minister, etc)?
Had he (either directly or indirectly) started a war?
Did he run out of supplies?
Was he becoming depressed and lost hope during the long wait all alone?


* YES and NO

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Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #964 on: 29 Apr 2017, 14:46 »
Was there a defect in that bunker?
Did he feel safe in that bunker?
Did he kill himself to avoid suffocating?

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Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #965 on: 29 Apr 2017, 15:00 »
CASE #28:
One moment he was the happiest man alive, with much to look forward to. The next moment he sat down at his desk, pulled out a gun from one of its drawers, and killed himself with it. Why the sudden change of heart?

YES
Did he intend to kill himself?
Did he realize an illness/a handicap to change hearts? *
Was he at home? * (Now confirmed that he is in a nuclear bunker, probably deep under his home)
Can this case happen nowadays?
Can this case happen in real world?
Had the man locked himself away somewhere?
Did he do something to make him think that killing himself was the only solution?
Did he lock himself in because he was afraid? * (Now confirmed that he entered bunker to escape a nuclear event. He was probably afraid a bit about getting into the bunker in time, but that wasn't his foremost emotion as we know by the case description.)
Did he think he will become ill if he doesn't lock himself in? * (See below)
Did he want to avoid geting poisoned/radioactively contaminated? * (Now confirmed that he entered bunker to escape a nuclear event, and, incidentally, the contamination of fallout later on)
Is he in a house that belongs him but isn't his usual home for living? (Yes, if the term "house" is a loose description meaning "a place one lives in")
Was there a misunderstanding that made him change hearts? (Not a misunderstanding between people, but he made a mistake, yes)
Did he kill himself to avoid the expected reaction? (Yes, he killed himself to avoid the outcome of his mistake)
Did he expect to become crazy? (Most probably, yes)
Was there a nuclear disaster? (Well, if it happened it would be a disaster for sure so, yes)
Did he lock himself in a bunker?
Did he feel safe in that bunker?


NO
Did he have debts?
Had he won the lottery?
Had he forgotten to hand the lottery ticket so it's worth nothing to have chosen the correct numbers?
Did he find out he had lost members of his family?
Did he think he was helping out someone by killing himself?
Did he get a bad Information from someone/somewhere else to change hearts?
Did he realize an illness/a handicap to change hearts? *
Did he change hearts because of a fallacy?
Was he at home? *
Was he still happy when he killed himself?
Had he been contacted by someone else in the time between being optimistic and deciding to kill himself?
Was he sleeping before he shot himself?
Did he dream to be at home?
Did he dream to shot himself?
Was he watching the news, reading a newspaper or something similar?
Does this case have anything to do with the stock market?
Was someone with him when he shot himself?
Did he lock himself in because he was afraid? *
Did he think he will become ill if he doesn't lock himself in? *
Did he want to avoid geting poisoned/radioactively contaminated? *
Did he hear "War of the worlds" on the radio? (No, but that would be a cool riddle!)
Did he want to protect the outside world?
Is he a scientist?
Did he lock himself in because he has become poisoned/radioactively contaminated already?
Did he kill himself to avoid a painful death?
Did he do something to cause an event that made him become poisoned/radioactively contaminated?
Was it a poison from an animal?
Was it a poison from a plant? (There's no poison involved. Just mentioning so folk don't get sidetracked too much)
So he thought that he was radioactively contaminated?
Was he on a boat trip?
Was he in a camper?
Was he bit by an animal?
Was he in a hunting lodge?
Was he in a hut on a mountain?
Was he in a plane?
Was he worried to "contaminate" a loved one?
Was he "contaminated" with a parasite? 
Did he just think a nuclear disaster happened?
Was the man in a position of power (a President, Prime Minister, etc)?
Had he (either directly or indirectly) started a war?
Did he run out of supplies?
Was he becoming depressed and lost hope during the long wait all alone?
Was there a defect in that bunker?
Did he kill himself to avoid suffocating?


* YES and NO
« Last Edit: 29 Apr 2017, 15:40 by Mandle »

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Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #966 on: 29 Apr 2017, 15:29 »
I've updated some notes on the YES and NO questions that have already been resolved to cut down on confusion :-D

Also, as per good game design theory, I will make the current goal of investigation clear, but hide it in case someone doesn't want such guidance:

Spoiler: ShowHide

Whatever mistake it was that he made is vital to figure out.


(The reason why I'm adding a lot of notes/help is because tomorrow I leave for a week in Australia and won't have computer access/free time a lot to continue running this case. If it's not solved before I leave I'll put it on pause until I return and others can run cases in the meanwhile. I'll pick this one back up after the latest case is solved.)
« Last Edit: 29 Apr 2017, 15:38 by Mandle »

Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #967 on: 29 Apr 2017, 15:44 »
Did the man work in a nuclear power plant?
Did the mistake that he made cause a major disaster?
Did/would other people die due to his mistake?

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Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #968 on: 29 Apr 2017, 15:53 »
Did he misunderstood the warning of the siren?
Did he kill himself because he couldn't live with the guilt (of the consequences of his mistake)?

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Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #969 on: 29 Apr 2017, 16:14 »
Did he killed him self because he realized that he couldn't leave the bunker again?
There are those who believe that life here began out there...

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Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #970 on: 29 Apr 2017, 16:26 »
CASE #28:
One moment he was the happiest man alive, with much to look forward to. The next moment he sat down at his desk, pulled out a gun from one of its drawers, and killed himself with it. Why the sudden change of heart?

YES
Did he intend to kill himself?
Did he realize an illness/a handicap to change hearts? *
Was he at home? * (Now confirmed that he is in a nuclear bunker, probably deep under his home)
Can this case happen nowadays?
Can this case happen in real world?
Had the man locked himself away somewhere?
Did he do something to make him think that killing himself was the only solution?
Did he lock himself in because he was afraid? * (Now confirmed that he entered bunker to escape a nuclear event. He was probably afraid a bit about getting into the bunker in time, but that wasn't his foremost emotion as we know by the case description.)
Did he think he will become ill if he doesn't lock himself in? * (See below)
Did he want to avoid geting poisoned/radioactively contaminated? * (Now confirmed that he entered bunker to escape a nuclear event, and, incidentally, the contamination of fallout later on)
Is he in a house that belongs him but isn't his usual home for living? (Yes, if the term "house" is a loose description meaning "a place one lives in")
Was there a misunderstanding that made him change hearts? (Not a misunderstanding between people, but he made a mistake, yes)
Did he kill himself to avoid the expected reaction? (Yes, he killed himself to avoid the outcome of his mistake)
Did he expect to become crazy? (Most probably, yes)
Was there a nuclear disaster? (Well, if it happened it would be a disaster for sure so, yes)
Did he lock himself in a bunker?
Did he feel safe in that bunker?


NO
Did he have debts?
Had he won the lottery?
Had he forgotten to hand the lottery ticket so it's worth nothing to have chosen the correct numbers?
Did he find out he had lost members of his family?
Did he think he was helping out someone by killing himself?
Did he get a bad Information from someone/somewhere else to change hearts?
Did he realize an illness/a handicap to change hearts? *
Did he change hearts because of a fallacy?
Was he at home? *
Was he still happy when he killed himself?
Had he been contacted by someone else in the time between being optimistic and deciding to kill himself?
Was he sleeping before he shot himself?
Did he dream to be at home?
Did he dream to shot himself?
Was he watching the news, reading a newspaper or something similar?
Does this case have anything to do with the stock market?
Was someone with him when he shot himself?
Did he lock himself in because he was afraid? *
Did he think he will become ill if he doesn't lock himself in? *
Did he want to avoid geting poisoned/radioactively contaminated? *
Did he hear "War of the worlds" on the radio? (No, but that would be a cool riddle!)
Did he want to protect the outside world?
Is he a scientist?
Did he lock himself in because he has become poisoned/radioactively contaminated already?
Did he kill himself to avoid a painful death?
Did he do something to cause an event that made him become poisoned/radioactively contaminated?
Was it a poison from an animal?
Was it a poison from a plant? (There's no poison involved. Just mentioning so folk don't get sidetracked too much)
So he thought that he was radioactively contaminated?
Was he worried to "contaminate" a loved one?
Was he "contaminated" with a parasite? 
Did he just think a nuclear disaster happened?
Was the man in a position of power (a President, Prime Minister, etc)?
Had he (either directly or indirectly) started a war?
Did he run out of supplies?
Was he becoming depressed and lost hope during the long wait all alone?
Was there a defect in that bunker?
Did he kill himself to avoid suffocating?
Did the man work in a nuclear power plant?
Did the mistake that he made cause a major disaster?
Did/would other people die due to his mistake?
Did he misunderstood the warning of the siren?
Did he kill himself because he couldn't live with the guilt (of the consequences of his mistake)?
Did he killed him self because he realized that he couldn't leave the bunker again?


* YES and NO

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Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #971 on: 29 Apr 2017, 16:29 »
Was he alone in the bunker?
Did he "forgot" a loved one outside?
There are those who believe that life here began out there...

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Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #972 on: 29 Apr 2017, 16:32 »
MINI-UPDATE:

YES
Was he alone in the bunker?


NO
Did he "forgot" a loved one outside?


* YES and NO

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Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #973 on: 29 Apr 2017, 17:23 »
Was he the happiest man alive because he was literally the only man alive?
« Last Edit: 29 Apr 2017, 17:39 by Quintaros »

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Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #974 on: 29 Apr 2017, 19:25 »
Was he becoming depressed and lost hope because now there wasn't much left to look forward to?
Did he realize that he made a mistake?
Did he destroy his money / securities?

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Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #975 on: 30 Apr 2017, 02:08 »
MINI-UPDATE:

YES
Was he alone in the bunker?
Was he becoming depressed and lost hope because now there wasn't much left to look forward to?
Did he realize that he made a mistake?


NO
Did he "forgot" a loved one outside?
Was he the happiest man alive because he was literally the only man alive? (Not exactly, but close)
Did he destroy his money / securities? (Not money or "valuables" in the traditional sense, but something...)


* YES and NO

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Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #976 on: 30 Apr 2017, 03:15 »
Did he arrange it that he could for a very long time live in this bunker?
Did he shut the bunker forever and without a chance to reopen it to feel save?
Was he able to observe the outside world?
Did he see another person?

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Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #977 on: 30 Apr 2017, 03:46 »
MINI-UPDATE:

YES
Was he alone in the bunker?
Was he becoming depressed and lost hope because now there wasn't much left to look forward to?
Did he realize that he made a mistake?
Did he arrange it that he could for a very long time live in this bunker?
Was he able to observe the outside world? (One would assume so, but not really important)


NO
Did he "forgot" a loved one outside?
Was he the happiest man alive because he was literally the only man alive? (Not exactly, but close)
Did he destroy his money / securities? (Not money or "valuables" in the traditional sense, but something...)
Did he shut the bunker forever and without a chance to reopen it to feel save?
Did he see another person?


* YES and NO

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Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #978 on: 30 Apr 2017, 11:42 »
Was he responsible for the launch of some nuclear missiles and accidently pushed the red button?
was he in the military?
was he civilian?

Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #979 on: 30 Apr 2017, 14:22 »
Did he think that other people were in the bunker before he locked himself in?
Did locking himself in mean that he accidentally locked other people out?
Was his change of heart because he realised that someone else (wife, child, etc.) hadn't made it to the bunker in time?