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Ya mean I could've accused in the previous turn before I pulled the cat? :?

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Miss Scarlet backed against the door behind her. She could try to go into the dining room... but no one was in there! She would be a sitting goose! She couldn't move forward. Grey was brandishing the knife at her. She had no choice... She grabbed the handle the dining room and rushed in, only to be pulled back instantly. With trepedation, she faced the sergeant... the sergeant who held a knife to the front of her neck...!

He exhaled, closed the dining room door, and placed his sunglasses into the belt of his pants. "Who are you?"

"Leona Scarlet...?" She stuttered out. Grey slowly put down the knife. Scarlet couldn't help but scream. "Why! Why did you do it?!"

He took a long pause, before finally saying "Today is my fifteenth anniversary.

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I'll never forget my wedding. Delphine Grey... The only woman I'll ever love. She was always gorgeous, but there was something about her that day. Not the dress or her make up, but in the tone of her voice. She was euphoric - we'd at last found genuine happiness with one another. A storm came from nowhere, and that couldn't stop out marriage! The rain ruined her dress, destroyed my suit, made all the guests duck for shelter, but we couldn't care! We danced until our legs couldn't hold us! We had fevers for days, and never regretted it for a second!

And eight years later... I stabbed her.

You see, I'm not a police sergeant, I'm military. Not even just a sergeant, I'm an assassin. Murder for hire. And I got a request some years ago to perform a series of murders for a man; one Florian Boddy. He needed me to kill so many people... business rivals, his wife Ember, a butler who found some secret of his... Even an elderly couple who merely lived on land he wanted! I could live in splendor for years off of his payment!

All I had to do was prove I was serious about my request. And his proof... It was only one quick stab. Between the fourth and fifth ribs. God, I never forgave myself for killing her, but the money... I just needed that money!

I've been killing for him for seven years now. I've forgotten so many people, it just becomes standard. A bit of strychnine in a cup of coffee, and my problems are solved. I came here tonight to kill again. Eventually, his brother started enlisting my help as well. Colonel Mustard... God, I had to enlist just to receive requests. More standard murder. Just dead and decay. Nothing of note, until I got his very last request. A request both Florian and Mustard needed me to fill.

I came to kill you, Leona. But when I met you...

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You look just like her! Your eyes! Your skin! Your nose, your figure, your hair... everything! You have to be related to her! You must be, right?!"

Miss Scarlet said nothing.

"Then I understood. He was toying with me! He didn't just hire me to kill someone who looked like my wife, he hired me to kill her on our anniversary! I killed her, and I'll never live it down! But he held my hand into it! I thrust the knife into her gorgeous body, but Florian murdered her! The colonel just wanted me to kill you for personal reasons, but Florian must have told him. He must have!

I needed to kill him. I needed my revenge. I'll never see my wife again, and he had the bаlls to tease me with some tart! Some street walker who looked similar!

Murder has never been hard, and it didn't take any effort with him. He trusted me so sincerely. I killed Delphine... I killed too many people just for him. He though I was putty in his hands. All I had to do was give him a glass of brandy with a bit... no, not a bit! The whole container! I didn't care! I had to make sure he died! It didn't dissolve, but he didn't notice.

His death was long. I simply locked the doors, and watched. He coughed cups of blood onto that precious rug. Couldn't even hold his head up for long enough to look me in the eyes! The convulsions shook him like a baby's rattle! I couldn't help it, I had to get personal! Twisted and snapped his forearm! Smashed him over the head with that brass bottle! I was almost disappointed when he died. He should have suffered even more...

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Mustard was no problem. Just a blow to the face with an axe. Military man my аss. He couldn't even see an axe two feet in front of him. And he never will again."

Miss Scarlet backed further, but Grey grabbed her by the arms. Miss Scarlet backed against the table, breathing so close to her face that she could see every inch of insanity becoming more and more visible through his eyes. She reached out her left hand, but he grabbed her hand before she could do anything. She tried her right hand... no luck.

"Delphi... We're going to have so much fun together!"

She noticed the slightest moment of weakness in his stance... and in one elegant movement, took the knife out of his right hand and gently inserted it between his fourth and fifth ribs.

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Leona laughed. "Sorry, Grey, but I have no idea who Delphine was." Grey toppled down to the floor, clutching his wound for dear life. Scarlet bent over, held his face up with a few fingers, and whispered to him just before he blacked out for good...

"But thank you for playing."

Congratulations, Miss Scarlet for figuring out that Mister Boddy was murdered in the Billiard Room with the Poison by Sergeant Grey!
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Nice one TBR - I thought it was Grey but that's all I could be certain about

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Yay :D Though it was just luck that I got that card, since I doubt that I was the first to figure out the solution.

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Well played TBR

I was close, just didn't know the murderer.

My notes...

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Who had Madame Rose? That was driving me crazy.

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I had Rose.
Just threw mine away. I had a notepad file with all the turns summarized and Zoo's notepad coloured like a logic grid, with all the numbers of the turns so I could easily see which turn I had to view if I, say, wanted to know who had the revolver. (after 20 turns that became a necessity)

Thanks Zoo for hosting this! I hope we can play more games like this on the forums!

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OMG - That notepad was intense - do you always make notes like that in Clue and Cluedo Jamie?

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Ahh, thanks.

It was a good game, but if there is one flaw in the rules, its the ending. If TBR hadn't got the card to go to the start, then I think we'd still all be here next week, calling each other into rooms away from their start space :D .

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Black wrote:OMG - That notepad was intense - do you always make notes like that in Clue and Cluedo Jamie?
Not always quite so intense - but with this game and 12x12x12, I felt I needed to keep track of everything in major detail.

Not that it did me any good :lol:

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Jamie wrote:
Black wrote:OMG - That notepad was intense - do you always make notes like that in Clue and Cluedo Jamie?
Not always quite so intense - but with this game and 12x12x12, I felt I needed to keep track of everything in major detail.

Not that it did me any good :lol:
You knew more than me. I guessed Grey was the killer but I couldn't even make an educated guess on the weapon and room.

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I still can't get over how close BBP was on the first guess, 47 to 1 if my maths is right.

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I knew that the murder happened in the Billiard Room with the Poison, but I didn't know who did it. I knew that it was either Scarlet, Peach, Rose, Bluebell or Grey.

Congrats The Billiard Room for solving the murder, and awesome confession, Zoo977!

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Jamie wrote:It was a good game, but if there is one flaw in the rules, its the ending. If TBR hadn't got the card to go to the start, then I think we'd still all be here next week, calling each other into rooms away from their start space :D .
I agree on this.

I would maybe suggest adding an alternate condition for the innocent suspects to be able to accuse - perhaps something like:

"If an innocent suspect wants to make a final accusation, they may return to their starting space. Alternatively, they may enter a room where there is one other innocent suspect and one weapon. They have interrupted the murderer's attempt on said suspect's life, and can then make their final accusation."

I feel like this would be harder, but still not impossible, to 'block'. But, it's just a suggestion. :)

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Black wrote:
Jamie wrote:
Black wrote:OMG - That notepad was intense - do you always make notes like that in Clue and Cluedo Jamie?
Not always quite so intense - but with this game and 12x12x12, I felt I needed to keep track of everything in major detail.

Not that it did me any good :lol:
You knew more than me. I guessed Grey was the killer but I couldn't even make an educated guess on the weapon and room.
Both the weapon and room could've been known by everyone.
In turn 1 I asked for Grey, Axe and Billiard Room, and players 2, 3 and 4 didn't have anything.
In turn 4 player CL98 asks for billiard room, TBR has nothing, so at that point I knew it was the billiard room, and towards the end I couldn't fill in when somebody asked about that place. Poison could've been known by everybody when TBR suggested it and 3 people failed to disprove. That's why I got very tense, thinking everybody could know, and the reason why I said "fiddlesticks" is because I knew it was Grey, and I knew Jamie (Grey) at least could know 2/3 and he was set up with the possibility to murder, and Scarlet - I knew TBR knew, so I asked her while I was in the lounge. It didn't work in the end.

So yeah. For Cluedo it works well if you keep track of all the turns, and keep track of who has and who hasn't which card. It may take some time before you can use it, but over the course of one turn I went from 6 suspects to 2 suspects, so it pays off.
Of course if you do that in real-time Cluedo your co-players tend to get very upset. But it's why I love this game.

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I'm almost tempted to make another deck of cards... but there are already two. But here are the basics of my ideas.

-There could be a deck of cards with multiple ways you could try and make a final accusations. (Move to starting space, move to the room the crime took place in, move to a completely empty room, et cetera) These cards would be drawn at the beginning of gameplay, and kept private until a final accusation was made.
-We could go with TBRs idea - move to any room with exactly one weapon and suspect
-There could be a door tile that couldn't be locked which would function as the final accusation space - maybe a pointing finger, or a body outline? Maybe just a black bar with 'Final Accusation' written across it.
-We could scrap the special need for a final accusation altogether, and one could simply accuse at the start of their turn.

Thoughts? Suggestions?
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The simplest answer is sometimes the best. Just make an accusation at the start of the turn.

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Personally I'd prefer to say that the very first to get an accusation together, should immediately be able to suggest, turn or not.

If not applicable, at the very least you should be able to accuse at the end of your turn as well, so that other people aren't going to run with the solution after you accidentally guess correctly.
Jamie wrote:I still can't get over how close BBP was on the first guess, 47 to 1 if my maths is right.
1/144, roughly 0,7%.
(I can't get over this and then losing.)

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Can we do another game? This was fun!

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Post by Jamie »

The ability to accuse at the end of your turn would slow the game down by having to ask everyone if they want to accuse.
Personally I'd go for being able to accuse at the start of your turn, or by being able to accuse by being in the murder room.

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Jamie wrote:The ability to accuse at the end of your turn would slow the game down by having to ask everyone if they want to accuse.
Personally I'd go for being able to accuse at the start of your turn, or by being able to accuse by being in the murder room.
I suppose for the forum game, that would be a problem.

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