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A Curious Pastime
« on: 19 Jul 2021, 05:35 »
I downloaded the new version. I actually played the earlier release but gave up when I saw that I wasn't getting anywhere, but I'm giving the game another go now.

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I don't know how to complete the song. I don't see any hints or references to what to do to complete it. Other than that, the outstanding objectives seem to be:
- get the eyeliner
- find a hat
- get the sauce (not sure why)
- move the horse to get the knife and shield
- wake up the middle guy

I have the coals and fur, meat, fish, axe, pen, cold coffee

If I'm supposed to complete something else before this puzzle, then please let me know but I don't see anything available to be done at this point.


Thank you



Re: A Curious Pastime
« Reply #1 on: 19 Jul 2021, 07:07 »
I think this is the same as in the demo version

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The bard must fall asleep
                           

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He must get hungry first -> choose the correct sentence.
Next choose the option with "sleepy"
Give him the ham that you picked up in the tent right at the beginning of the game

Re: A Curious Pastime
« Reply #2 on: 19 Jul 2021, 10:56 »
I think there is something you haven't done in the Sleeping quarters tent.

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Have you read all three letters?


Even after that, there is more to do in that location. I'm impressed you got the fur so fast, though. :-) I spent a long time with that one.

After that, you will have the motivation to complete the song...if you find a small hotspot somewhere on the Bard's body.
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Also, what is the Bard's name?


It also seems from your inventory list that you haven't been to all available locations.

Re: A Curious Pastime
« Reply #3 on: 19 Jul 2021, 16:17 »
Thanks guys!

I think this is the same as in the demo version

This was one of the reasons I gave up in the demo. I didn't see any way to solve this.

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The bard must fall asleep

He must get hungry first -> choose the correct sentence.
Next choose the option with "sleepy"
Give him the ham that you picked up in the tent right at the beginning of the game


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I think there is something you haven't done in the Sleeping quarters tent.

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Have you read all three letters?


Well, prior to posting
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I think that the letters mainly said blah blah. But now that I come back, they have a potion to wake up so I get why I need the ponytail. That also helped me get the sauce

I got the bard to sleep but I can't get the ponytail because it says it will wake him up.

Based on the hints it seems that I need to visit another location and do something I haven't done in the sleep tent (unless it's to find the letters?) . As far as another location, I was at the gate but get turned back each time. I think I've followed all the arrows but I could have missed something.
 


I really appreciate the help. I don't think I would have made progress without you guys!
« Last Edit: 19 Jul 2021, 16:19 by Shadow1000 »

Re: A Curious Pastime
« Reply #4 on: 19 Jul 2021, 19:55 »
Shadow1000

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Perhaps the problem with the tail is that you have not read the letters. And do you have a tool?


Gates and how to unlock other areas
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You need a map from the tent, but first you need permission to take a map and get rid of the lady


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Collapse the tent: pull a pole


Re: A Curious Pastime
« Reply #5 on: 19 Jul 2021, 20:51 »
Shadow1000

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Perhaps the problem with the tail is that you have not read the letters. And do you have a tool?


Gates and how to unlock other areas
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You need a map from the tent, but first you need permission to take a map and get rid of the lady


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Collapse the tent: pull a pole



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1. If you mean the letters in the sleeping tent, even though 3 are displayed, they all have the same text: they have the recipe for the hangover. The only tool I have is the axe, but using it on the ponytail says that I don't want to wake him up.

2. I am not sure why I need a map but anything to be able to do to progress sounds good! Pulling a tent pole makes my screen go black for 75 seconds and it says that it's like nothing happened. And indeed, after wandering around again I don't see any new options or dialogue choices.


Thanks again!
« Last Edit: 19 Jul 2021, 21:15 by Shadow1000 »

Re: A Curious Pastime
« Reply #6 on: 19 Jul 2021, 21:42 »
Chopping heads?
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A knife is preferable to an axe. Talk to everybody in the tent (bar) and klick on everything


Perhaps you have to do other things first before going out of the camp.
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finish the task in the grove, right of the poodle - for example get a mouse compagnion for the lazy fat guy in the grove.

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get rid of the horse "lady" - similar to the demo


pole and tent
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it only makes sense if you know that you can take a map and if the lady is in the tent, she will not allow you to take the map



Re: A Curious Pastime
« Reply #7 on: 19 Jul 2021, 21:58 »
Chopping heads?
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A knife is preferable to an axe. Talk to everybody in the tent (bar) and klick on everything


Perhaps you have to do other things first before going out of the camp.
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finish the task in the grove, right of the poodle - for example get a mouse compagnion for the lazy fat guy in the grove.

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get rid of the horse "lady" - similar to the demo


pole and tent
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it only makes sense if you know that you can take a map and if the lady is in the tent, she will not allow you to take the map




Sorry, I didn't understand anything in your response :)

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A knife is preferable to an axe. Talk to everybody in the tent (bar) and klick on everything
The only knife I know of is blocked by the horse. Which tent are you calling the bar? I assume the command tent? I exhausted all dialogues and checked every hotspot
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finish the task in the grove, right of the poodle - for example get a mouse compagnion for the lazy fat guy in the grove.
What grove? what poodle? What fat guy?

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get rid of the horse "lady" - similar to the demo
I really got nowhere in the demo and have no idea what to do for the horse. She just wants horsey stuff and I haven't encountered any
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it only makes sense if you know that you can take a map and if the lady is in the tent, she will not allow you to take the map

Then I'm not there yet.


Sorry I'm just not getting anywhere in this game on my own. Thanks for your patience.

Re: A Curious Pastime
« Reply #8 on: 20 Jul 2021, 03:12 »
In the sleeping quarters there ought to be a helmet on display for you to take. You will also end up with another item if you break some furniture. Don't be afraid to perform actions several times in this game. There's a hotspot here that's hard to find.
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Under the bed.


From the sleeping quarters, there should be an arrow to the right to a pool in the forest. And from there, an arrow to the right, leading to the grove. I assume you haven't been to these locations yet. Or perhaps you have (was the axe there?)? Anyway, there are several items to be found in the grove.

Don't worry about the map - that's not until the next day.

As this isn't really puzzle answers, I didn't use spoiler tags. Let me know if I should put them up.
« Last Edit: 20 Jul 2021, 03:15 by heltenjon »

Re: A Curious Pastime
« Reply #9 on: 20 Jul 2021, 03:29 »
In the sleeping quarters there ought to be a helmet on display for you to take. You will also end up with another item if you break some furniture. Don't be afraid to perform actions several times in this game. There's a hotspot here that's hard to find.
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Under the bed.


From the sleeping quarters, there should be an arrow to the right to a pool in the forest. And from there, an arrow to the right, leading to the grove. I assume you haven't been to these locations yet. Or perhaps you have (was the axe there?)? Anyway, there are several items to be found in the grove.

Don't worry about the map - that's not until the next day.

As this isn't really puzzle answers, I didn't use spoiler tags. Let me know if I should put them up.

Actually,
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I JUST found under the bed and was able to get the eyeliner! In the area of the forest where there's a puddle (where I got the water) there is no arrow to the right. I've had the axe for a while but I've tried using it on everything to no avail

Re: A Curious Pastime
« Reply #10 on: 20 Jul 2021, 03:31 »
Chopping heads?


Sorry, I didn't understand anything in your response :)

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A knife is preferable to an axe. Talk to everybody in the tent (bar) and klick on everything
The only knife I know of is blocked by the horse.
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That's the one you need.

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get rid of the horse "lady" - similar to the demo
I really got nowhere in the demo and have no idea what to do for the horse. She just wants horsey stuff and I haven't encountered any
You need to find the new hotspot in
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the sleeping quarter, after you removed the rug.


Still can't get rid of the horse?
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Not to foreshadow too much, but I'm confident that Shadow1000 is the right player to figure that one out.

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Remember that you want her to move away.

Re: A Curious Pastime
« Reply #11 on: 20 Jul 2021, 03:38 »
Chopping heads?


Sorry, I didn't understand anything in your response :)

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A knife is preferable to an axe. Talk to everybody in the tent (bar) and klick on everything
The only knife I know of is blocked by the horse.
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That's the one you need.

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get rid of the horse "lady" - similar to the demo
I really got nowhere in the demo and have no idea what to do for the horse. She just wants horsey stuff and I haven't encountered any
You need to find the new hotspot in
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the sleeping quarter, after you removed the rug.


Still can't get rid of the horse?
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Not to foreshadow too much, but I'm confident that Shadow1000 is the right player to figure that one out.

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Remember that you want her to move away.


OK!
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that hint helped me get rid of the horse! Now I just need to get a hat for the bald guy. I have the fur, bag, axe and no outstanding things to do. I don't know how to get to the grove or past the front gate.

Re: A Curious Pastime
« Reply #12 on: 20 Jul 2021, 03:47 »
Now that you have proceeded this far, you can suddenly do something that you couldn't do earlier. And in this game, you frequently have to perform actions in one location and see the effects in another. I'm guessing you have already tried this.
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It's finally time to axe that tree by the pool.


I'm curious about why you can't get to the grove. My guess is either that you are playing the first version (in case, you are near the end), or that there is some hidden trigger that Sthomannch and I have released without knowing it. If memory serves correctly, the grove wasn't in the first version. In the expanded version, there should be a mouse on the floor inside the tent. If the mouse isn't there, you are probably playing the first build.

Re: A Curious Pastime
« Reply #13 on: 20 Jul 2021, 03:49 »
Now that you have proceeded this far, you can suddenly do something that you couldn't do earlier. And in this game, you frequently have to perform actions in one location and see the effects in another. I'm guessing you have already tried this.
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It's finally time to axe that tree by the pool.


I'm curious about why you can't get to the grove. My guess is either that you are playing the first version (in case, you are near the end), or that there is some hidden trigger that Sthomannch and I have released without knowing it. If memory serves correctly, the grove wasn't in the first version. In the expanded version, there should be a mouse on the floor inside the tent. If the mouse isn't there, you are probably playing the first build.

Actually,
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I just did that and got the fur with the goo.


Ok, that explains it. I just finished and it WAS the demo all along! I found a link to the expanded version in a post from the author on the download page. There's also a walkthrough and something tells me I'm going to need it.

Once again, thanks for all the help and patience, guys!
« Last Edit: 20 Jul 2021, 03:54 by Shadow1000 »

Re: A Curious Pastime
« Reply #14 on: 20 Jul 2021, 06:25 »
Oh sorry for the confusion. I thought you were in the full game and partially ahead. It is definitely worth playing the full version.

Re: A Curious Pastime
« Reply #15 on: 20 Jul 2021, 16:39 »
Oh sorry for the confusion. I thought you were in the full game and partially ahead. It is definitely worth playing the full version.

I should be the one apologizing! I think I simply clicked the link in the game description page and assumed it was the full version. I guess downloading the correct version of the game is the first puzzle  (laugh)