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Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #980 on: 30 Apr 2017, 15:42 »
... and accidently pushed the red button?
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Was his mistake that he destroyed something?
Did he destroy something before he entered the bunker?

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Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #981 on: 01 May 2017, 10:32 »
Sorry guys, I*m gonna have to put this case on pause until I get back from Australia next week...

Please someone jump in for the meanwhile...

Seeyas soon!

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Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #982 on: 09 May 2017, 00:21 »
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)
was he civilian?
Was his mistake that he destroyed something?


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?
Was he responsible for the launch of some nuclear missiles and accidently pushed the red button?
was he in the military?
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?
Did he destroy something before he entered the bunker?


* YES and NO

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Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #983 on: 09 May 2017, 00:22 »
I'm back home now and I see nobody jumped in with a new case so I'll unpause this one!

I will do a full update a bit later when I have more time.

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Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #984 on: 09 May 2017, 17:40 »
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?
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)
was he civilian?
Was his mistake that he destroyed something?


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?
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?
Was he responsible for the launch of some nuclear missiles and accidently pushed the red button?
was he in the military?
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?
Did he destroy something before he entered the bunker?


* YES and NO

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Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #985 on: 10 May 2017, 14:11 »
Hello? Come on guys! This is such a great thread! Let's not just sit on our hands!

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Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #986 on: 10 May 2017, 15:07 »
Let's get that rolling again.

So, a man locked himself in a bunker to avoid a nuclear fallout. He's safe there, as far as he knows, he doesn't miss anyone and he isn't responsible for the nuclear catastrophe - so he doesn't feel guilty. He doesn't have (or at least use) any source of information from the outside. Is this so far correct?

We have some questions about a mistake he made - now I wonder when the mistake actually happened:
Was he happy, then made a mistake, then killed himself because of it?
Did he make a mistake before he locked himself in and realized it later?

Was there an alarm in the bunker? Maybe something telling him that it was opend from the outside? (I think he might have heard the security lock open, thought the radioactivity would reach him now and therefore lost all hope and killed himself.)

Quote
Was there a nuclear disaster? (Well, if it happened it would be a disaster for sure so, yes)
That's a bit confusing. If it happened? So, it didn't happen? Was there a nuclear disaster? Or did he just think there was one?

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Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #987 on: 10 May 2017, 15:12 »
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?
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)
was he civilian?
Was his mistake that he destroyed something?
Was he happy, then made a mistake, then killed himself because of it?
Was there a nuclear disaster?


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?
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?
Was he responsible for the launch of some nuclear missiles and accidently pushed the red button?
was he in the military?
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?
Did he destroy something before he entered the bunker?
Did he make a mistake before he locked himself in and realized it later?
Was there an alarm in the bunker. Maybe something telling him that it was opend from the outside??


* YES and NO
« Last Edit: 10 May 2017, 15:17 by Mandle »

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Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #988 on: 10 May 2017, 15:15 »
Quote
Was there a nuclear disaster? (Well, if it happened it would be a disaster for sure so, yes)
That's a bit confusing. If it happened? So, it didn't happen? Was there a nuclear disaster? Or did he just think there was one?

The term "nuclear disaster" is open to too many interpretations which makes it difficult to answer the question perfectly...

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Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #989 on: 10 May 2017, 16:02 »
Did he have Time Enough At Last?

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Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #990 on: 10 May 2017, 19:28 »
Do we need to find out about what specific kind of nuclear disaster we are talking about to solve the case?
Was his mistake to destroy something when he was in the bunker?
Was his mistake that - after some time has passed - he thought it would be safe now and left the bunker, but it wasn't safe?

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Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #991 on: 10 May 2017, 23:54 »
Did he have Time Enough At Last?

Looks like you're onto me there, Snarky. Care to solve the case officially? ;)

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Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #992 on: 11 May 2017, 00:18 »
Theory: He's a book lover who looked forward to life after the apocalypse because he'd finally be able to read all day without distraction. But then he breaks his only pair of glasses...

(In that case, it's an adaptation of a famous episode of The Twilight Zone.)

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Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #993 on: 11 May 2017, 01:13 »
Theory: He's a book lover who looked forward to life after the apocalypse because he'd finally be able to read all day without distraction. But then he breaks his only pair of glasses...

(In that case, it's an adaptation of a famous episode of The Twilight Zone.)

WINNER, WINNER, CHICKEN DINNER!!!

It was indeed adapted from episode 8, season 1 of The Twilight Zone: "Time Enough At Last"

So yeah:

Solution
The man in question prepared a bomb shelter in case of nuclear war and stocked it full of all the books he could never find the time to read. Reading was his only passion in life and so, when the war finally happened, he shut himself away in his shelter and was briefly "the happiest man alive". But when he sat down at his desk he had forgotten that he had left his only pair of reading glasses on the chair and broke them. Now unable to read at all, and facing the rest of a life of sanity-sapping solitude, he pulled out the gun from the desk and killed himself.

Well recognized, Inspector Snarky! Over to you if you want to DM...

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Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #994 on: 11 May 2017, 13:12 »
Case #29

With a slip of the hand, the thief was dead. But soon afterwards the robbery was completed anyway.

Yes
...


No
...

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Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #995 on: 11 May 2017, 13:57 »
Was it the thief's hand that slipped?
Was the thief human?
Was the thief killed by another human?

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Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #996 on: 11 May 2017, 15:30 »
Yes
Was the thief human?


No
Was it the thief's hand that slipped?
Was the thief killed by another human?

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Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #997 on: 11 May 2017, 16:19 »
Was the hand that slipped using a mouse?
Did this take place inside a compter game?
Did the player reload the game?

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Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #998 on: 11 May 2017, 16:46 »
Curses! Foiled again...

Yes
Was the thief human?
Was the hand that slipped using a mouse?
Did this take place inside a computer game?
Did the player reload the game?


No
Was it the thief's hand that slipped?
Was the thief killed by another human?


D'you care to work out the rest of it, or should we just call it there?

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Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #999 on: 11 May 2017, 17:00 »
OH! OH SHIT! Sorry for busting the case so early...

So I guess that the player of the game (Thief?) slipped on the mouse and their character got caught and died, but then they reloaded the game and did it right the next time through?