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20240 No. 20240 Locked edit hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Last 50 posts]
Introduction

Hello. Welcome to a new gameboard I made. The rules are as follows:

* The game will be played through arguments rather than traditional red vs blue. The players will be required to present a theory explaining the murders and their reasoning behind it. Thus, no shotgunning will be allowed. There will have to be a clear thread of logic behind each and every assumption.
* That said -- this game is a lot less tight-knit than my other ones. In other words, there will probably be some strong theories that sufficiently explain the crime, but are not my intended truth. Those theories, when the time comes for it, I will deny with the red truth. (Keep in mind, though, I will also take advantage of this to take you off-track...)
* This game hasn't actually been tested, unlike my previous ones here. In other words, I have no idea how it will work. It also hasn't been sufficiently proof-read, so if there are any parts of the text that are unclear or just flat-out don't make sense, please point them out to me and ask me to clarify. I'd hate for you to theorize down a wrong path because I poorly worded something (or just lost my train of thought while typing a long sentence or something).
* The win condition is determining the whodunnit, howdunnit and whydunnit.
* Putting my cards on the table - the prologue is purely optional and holds no clues to the identity of the culprit, aside from the few red truths present in it to establish an objective viewpoint.

Onto some general definitions:

* The culprit is the one responsible for the deaths that take place on the night/early morning during which this story takes place in. (The reason for this definition is because I don't want to deal with a headache when it comes to traps/devices, etc. Those are fair game, as long as it's explained how they work in sufficient detail. The second part, to clarify -- the murders take place from the night of one day and then carry over into the early morning of the following day. There is a death mentioned in this story that takes place before the events described, so
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>>20294

When I talked about Eva and Hideyoshi having a head start over Rosa, it couldn't have been over a minute in total.

Given my description of the hallway from earlier, Eva would've definitely needed to pass by Rosa to get back to her room in your scenario.

And regarding the VIP room key - when I said 'nobody left the parlor until the police came', I mean it. It's a bit unfair to just not mention someone conveniently leaving for the bathroom.


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>> No. 20296 edit
Let's try again.

Eva had more than a minute to carry out her plan, because she didn't come back down the stairs. Hideyoshi goes to their room after dinner, but Eva goes upstairs and carries out her plan where Krauss and Natsuhi die. At some point during this, Rosa starts waiting outside Kyrie's room, but that doesn't matter. Eva finishes up, returns the room key to Krauss's pocket, and flips the switch whilst she's inside Room Z, allowing her to move from Room Z to the VIP Room. She hides here until Sayo and Battler enter (probably amongst some furniture, since everything was covered with sheets) and then slips away into her room next door when they leave. She never had to go past Rosa.

The key was replaced by Eva at some point, because it's actually a duplicate key. Maybe Eva had it made to enable her to carry out her original plan for Natsuhi's death? Maybe it was meant to create another locked room murder?

For the record, I was originally referencing "Most of us even suppressed the urge to go to the bathroom." Most doesn't mean all~

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>>20296
Close enough.

I acknowledge your victory!

(For further clarifications, you can check one of the posts way above with the full solution.)

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>>20297

Well done, well done. With two people having solved it, I acknowledge defeat.

Looking at the solution...argh! I was so close. Granted, there's only my word for this, but I was almost certain it was Eva. I even had the George-suicide-caused-by-discovery thing figured. I just didn't think Eva could have gotten out of the VIP room without Rosa seeing.

Ah well. Excellently-thought-out mystery. I applaud you.

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20176 No. 20176 Locked edit hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
" Why, hello there. Isn't the sound of the ocean relaxing?"
A girl curtsies before you.

"Welcome to Rokkenjima Island, 1986. The lot of you arrived just in time: there are enough corpses for everyone."

The girl giggles morbidly. She then throws her arms up in a shrug.

"Looking at your faces, I can already tell you have no problem with death. < G o o d ! >, since you're here to solve a murder mystery. The entire Ushiromiya family has been killed off overnight, you see, and it's up to you to discover who committed the crime and how."

The young blue-haired woman raises a finger and shuts an eye.

"Ah, but there's a catch. None of you can enter the mansion, I'm afraid. You don't technically exist in this world, and so you cannot observe it but through me. I'll be the one doing the investigating on your behalf, but since I've already figured out the answer to this mystery, I'll just be playing along with whatever you ask me to do. You may ask me questions, but you'd best keep them worthwhile."

She takes a bow again.

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"Everybody is a book of blood; whenever we're opened, we're red."

Erika shrugs before moving on. "It doesn't work as well in Japanese."

"Regardless, it's best to start eliminating possibilities, isn't it? None of those indications are visible, with one exception: there are signs the corpses have been lifted."

"Furthermore, the blood at the scene matches Shannon's injury perfectly. Besides the table, which has been splattered in most of the blood missing from the ground and the seat, there is only one apparent obstruction: the rifle discovered at the scene matches it perfectly, and has been fittingly covered in blood."

"This is quite a boring one, unfortunately."

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>> No. 20222 edit
Well, my blue might have been technically correct, except it was probably Shannon that shot herself all things considered here.
I'm ready to move on, but if others still want to be thorough I won't stop you.

Check for footprints just around and inside the arbor. Even if the rain washed them away there might still be some wet prints where people stepped from outside on the surface shielded from the rain.
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"As was advertised, I will only contradict anything you say that is incorrect. In this way, it benefits you most to be specific."

The detective lids her eyes and smiles. "As you wish."

She lays her hands on her lap and begins pacing the area in a leisurely fashion. Under the pale light of her glimmering blue eyes you see details on the pavement begin to glow as though to bring them to your attention. The detective's vision unveils some footprints - a set of tracks leading away from the arbor and two leading towards it.

One of these leads to Shannon's current position - the other is less clear and easy to read as though having been more recently washed away by the rain.

As both your eyes and hers focus on every detail of the surroundings, every blood pool seared into your mind unforgettably, you notice but one especially unusual detail:

There is a single tire track marked on the ground, leading towards the Guesthouse.
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Hm, I was planning to go to the mansion first, but one has to be flexible.

Follow the tire track as far as possible.


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19931 No. 19931 Locked edit hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]
I’ve opened this game to give Kalavinka a little welcome. They are the only player.

Unlike my last few games I’m returning to Rokkenjima and also the classic style of game. Since I don’t exactly know how well versed in mysteries my player is I’ve made this game rather reminiscent of earlier tales and much less nefarious.

You can only lose if you give up. You will be allowed unlimited blue theories, however I am free to ask you to explain further without responding with red. You may also use green to ask the characters clarifications if need be (ie, if you have a suspicion/theory use blue, but if you want to know what color a table was use green). Keep each post under a single topic of questioning, I don’t want every post to need a response to multiple blues or greens every time, etc.

Your goal is to solve the who and how. I won't ask you to solve the why.
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I won't use red, but you are on the right track.
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Rudolf Ushiromiya is the culprit.

Kyrie knocked out Krauss. Rudolf arrived at the study, changed into his disguise, lowered Krauss' body, left the study, entered the bathroom, stabbed Krauss, left via the pulley system and took the cookie which was intended for Kinzo.
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“Oi, old man,” Battler suddenly said, “Where did you get that cookie from?”

Everyone looked up at the sudden cut in the silence. They had been discussing how it could have even happened, and some theories seemed to work but they still had to wonder… who? Someone comments about the plate of cookies and says he must have got it from there, but Rudolf answered cautiously.

“Yeah what they said. Was I not supposed to take one?”

At this time Battler stood up, “You’re lying.” Most of the other members didn’t know what this meant since they hadn’t heard the explanation of the different cookie designs. This was quickly explained.

“You had to unwrap yours. The ones on the plate are clearly already unwrapped, after all George who could barely move put one straight to his mouth. Meaning not only did you not get your own cookie from your room but you also have someone else’s” Battler stated.

“Now hold it there Battler, Maria probably just mixed them up right?” Rudolf suggests.

“Uu-uu! Maria did not!” she squeals.

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The witch’s tearoom is filled with the pleasant aroma of tea slowly evaporating.

“That is correct. Rudolf was the culprit. A fun little game if I say so myself,” she says taking a bite of a cookie.

“Hmm? The pieces had to pinpoint Rudolf as the culprit? Well of course, that is what the green was for. Interrogating the suspects could have let you reach the same conclusions has Battler, or simply solving it with red and blue suffices. Same goes for Kyrie, and accomplice could have been possible or not.”

“What happened after that? Who knows? Maybe Rudolf committed suicide, perhaps the bomb went off killing everyone, or possibly they simply caught Rudolf and dealt with him however they saw fit. In the end the entertainment for tonight was simply the mystery itself after all.”

The witches waves their arms and the teapot vanishes. “If you are satisfied I must be going. I do hope you enjoyed. I will send an invitation if there is ever another little get together like this. Ciao.”

With that the tea room went quiet, and the game came to an end.



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20104 No. 20104 Locked edit hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
This is another mystery I've put together for the people of /gameboard/, a fair bit longer and more difficult than the first. It's a classic game taking place on Rokkenjima, featuring the Golden Witch.

Once more, Players are allowed unlimited blue theories and may ask for additional details or clarifications in green. However, each Player may only ask one question or propose one theory at a time until I have replied. I will address as many replies as I can when I comment, but this time around I'll be spreading out my responses more so as to give more people a chance to play.

Players may also ask questions directly to any member of the cast.

This game is unique in that, while it features the entire cast, everyone save for Kanon, Shannon, Jessica, Maria, George and Battler is confirmed to be dead at the beginning of the game and is irrelevant to the rest of the mystery. Furthermore, Jessica's bedroom is on the top floor of the guesthouse, alongside the guest bedroom.

I have tried my best to follow all of Knox's and Van Dine's commandments excluding the fact that this story has no detective.

Players must solve the following:
-Whodunnit
-Howdunnit (how each of the characters was murdered)

Take your time, sit down and enjoy.
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>>20158

Sorry for vanishing, the weekend got very hectic very fast.

Anyways, I agree with DWAM about the idea that George's corpse was dressed like Battler's.
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Oh god I'm sorry to have kept you guys waiting so long. Assignment deadline shit hit the fan real fast.

Some confirmation for the hardworkers who deserve it:

George's corpse was dressed up as Battler following the murder. Kitchen chemicals were used to dye the hair red and the glasses were removed from the severed head. In the dark, this caused it to look like Battler's corpse.

Y'all are good at this, and it's a pleasure to see you work away on my mysteries.

I believe this actually means the mystery is solved. Would anyone care to summarise with a blue truth, putting together everything that's happened so far to deal the final blow?

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>>20165

Very well. First, let me congratulate you on a well-played game. I hope there are many more in your future.

However, all games must come to an end. So shall this one.

Jessica was killed by a chlorine gas concoction inhaled through her inhaler, which was tampered with by the culprit and handed to her.

Shannon was not killed, but instead acted as an accomplice to the culprit, providing the culprit with chemicals to make chlorine gas, 'disappearing' to drive George into a frenzied search of the guesthouse, and dressing up as Beatrice in order to distract Maria.

George was killed by the culprit and disguised to look like Battler in the dark parlor using chemicals and clothing changes.

The culprit snuck up behind Maria, struck her in the head, and killed her as she was looking at Shannon/Beatrice.

The culprit is Battler Ushiromiya.

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And although I am excessively late in replying due to my university schedule...

The mystery has been solved!

Congratulations, everyone. You all did well, and I appreciate your kind feedback.

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>Rosa where is that hard gameboard you said you were working on.

>Rosa how goes that gameboard.

>Rosa is that gameboard almost done yet?

The black witch slumped in her chair trying to ignore the voices all around her. The voices of those calling forth a gameboard, a place to play and the pieces themselves.

She rested her head on her hand as she stared at the gameboard that had just manifested itself in front of her. It had come out of the blackness at the call of the voices around her.

"Well, this is interesting." She said out loud in the dark lounge, to no one in particular.

"I always did enjoy playing these games, those fools, Ryusei and Soul-chan. They were such boring pieces in the end. Filled in a boring world. It really is the same old same old all the time."

The witch let out a sigh as she gazed across multiple gameboards, they were all fantastic boards and had brought a lot of fun to the players. "But, they are all the same."
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>>19927
No one else taking a seat for now?

>>19928
Transfer student, yay~
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>>19953

I am here, of course. Just waiting. Quietly. Like a creepy stalker man.
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>>20136
Same.
>> No. 20151 edit
Oh we were supposed to post?


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