PF Mysteries: The Case of the Midway Man

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Colonel Mustard with the Spring Blade in the Ballroom

It has to be a man to move the body, and I don’t think it’s Plum.
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Professor Plum, who’s idea was it for the experiment? And were you and Miss Drummond intimate?

I suggest Professor Plum with the Spring Blade in the Ball Room.

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Alas! An incorrect accusation, followed by a question and a still incomplete suggestion. As there now remains only one possible answer, rather than turning this into a race to post, I feel it best I reveal that Miss Esther Drummond was actually killed by...

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"I resent the insinuation that I'm too frail to move that little woman's body around. I was raised incredibly poor, you know. Sad, lonely Victorian orphan poor. Downtrodden. Had to work for my keep. No silver spoon in this mouth. But it's made me hearty. Strong. In form, yes, but also in conviction. But perhaps it also left me wanting, wanting for life's more sparkling pleasures. I am afraid it's true. I have a nasty little habit of taking pretty things that don't belong to me. Plated bibles, for example. I didn't receive one of those for my Confirmation, no. Nor did I receive one from a former employer, I suppose. It fell into my suitcase by accident. Either way, after that little dice game in the dining room, I eventually came back to clear the wine glasses. That was when I found someone's discarded gold lighter on the table; I imagine now Miss Scarlet neglected to return it to her purse in the midst of everything. And so, I pocketed it. But it wasn't until later that I found its secret mechanism: that quaint little knife. It stayed with me for much of the night after that. I never did get around to doing the dishes, though.

But you all want to know about the unfortunate incident, correct? After I got the lights back on, I stayed in the kitchen alone for some time. I couldn't tell you what was happening elsewhere in the house, but from the sounds of it, it was all rather ridiculous. When I finally did get up to leave, though, I happened to see Dr. Orchid in the hall. Perhaps I watched her for a few moments, but she did return to the lounge. I myself only went to the ballroom by chance, you see, but you can imagine my horror when I found the other Dr. Orchid already there. She was standing with her back to me, and I, realizing she was likely some demon twin out for blood...well, I did all I could think to do. I pulled the blade from my pocket, I raised it, and I drove it into her back.

It was only then that I realized it was Miss Drummond. How awful. I was indeed able to drag her to the cloak closet without being seen, where I...sort of unceremoniously tossed her in. I imagine she must have fallen against the door afterward. Or maybe she was still alive and trying to get out? Let's not think on that. But...aha! Did I ever tell you about this certain young maid I know who managed to store the cook's body in the freezer? And then time it to ominously fall out at just the right moment? Oh well. A story for another time."


And so, now that the lights have mysteriously gone out, it seems Mrs. White has escaped into the night. But perhaps we'll find her and punish her transgressions in another story another day? I am sorry we weren't able to land on the correct solution this time, and I am also sorry if my own rusty writing proved misleading. But I do want to thank everyone for playing along. You all got super close, and I really did enjoy playing this little game with you all! I hope you'll consider playing again in the future.
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Oh *beep*, I thought I had it. I enjoyed this game, I hope in the future you do a theme like Halloween,Christmas and New Year’s. Thank you for creating it.

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PeachFreak, I just want to say everything about this was amazing, well done!

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This was possibly the shortest game of Clue I’ve played. Well, I had fun. GG everyone, GG
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I didn't want to break up the story and game, I just want to say that I really loved this mystery concept :0 Very stylish cards too!
And honestly, the fact this is probably the second game lost on this forum is very amusing. Good for Mrs. White : )
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Zoo977 wrote: Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:59 pm I didn't want to break up the story and game, I just want to say that I really loved this mystery concept :0 Very stylish cards too!
And honestly, the fact this is probably the second game lost on this forum is very amusing. Good for Mrs. White : )
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Jonathan Green wrote: Mon Jun 22, 2020 11:00 pmWhat was the first?
Deadly Diagnosis, one of Cluedokids mysteries, and coincidentally another of my favorite mysteries from this site. Maybe the cases I like are just cursed :D
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Oh my god, of course!

Dayum, I forgot Mrs White was worried about seeing people from other dimensions. Congrats on a great mystery and winning, PeachFreak.

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BTW, Who did you use for Miss Scarlet and Mrs. Peacock - I swear they look familiar

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Thank you for your kind words on this case, everyone. I'm glad you all enjoyed it. Funnily enough, the concept here in my head started as musing about a Clue world where every solution was its own reality, same suspects, same weapons, same board, but different across every play.

To answer your question, Black, Scarlet and Peacock are both from Close to the Enemy. Miss Scarlet is portrayed by Angela Bassett and Mrs. Peacock by Lindsay Duncan.
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Below is a teaser for the next story, which is currently in the works. I hope to begin posting scenes in much the same way soon, but for now, please find the articles under suspicion and some background.

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Dr. Phantasmagoria's Wonderful Mystery Pier, situated on a precarious hidden beachfront in the rear of Candlestick Cove, had once been a bustling place. Each summer, teenagers, families, and newlyweds, the foundation of a formerly booming tourism industry, flocked there for games, rides, and perhaps an oddity or two. However, the money eventually dried up, and visitors stopped coming. Some say it was the war. Others radioactive waste from the nearby factories (and the five-eyed mutant squid it created). But others still pointed to the Midway Man, a phantom accidentally summoned by a malfunctioning fortune-telling machine, which, by pure mechanical chance, produced the exact right sequence of letters necessary to invoke him. Children began whispering of an impossibly tall figure with a tophat and cane, face cloaked in shadow, whose appearance signaled nothing but chaos and destruction. It could not surprise anyone that the legend resurfaced just as Dr. Phantasmagoria's less exciting son, Mr. Freddie Fergus, decided to reopen the place. Looking to restore Candlestick Cove to its former glory (and eager to spend less time at home now that her housekeeper is a fugitive), Mrs. Peacock, despite Mr. Green's warnings, has decided to invest in this endeavour, on the condition that a portion of the proceeds from the first week benefit the local orphanage. Carnival snacks, pinball machines, and a restored sideshow, featuring Mr. Mauve (a washed up stage actor turned barker) and Miss Peach (who detests having to sit in a bathtub all night playing a voiceless mermaid) should conspire for an excellent preview as Eudora and friends arrive the evening before the grand reopening. But something is afoot. Swan boats are being decapitated, bolts are being loosened, and entire shelves of Simon Sailor prizes are turning up smashed to bits! And now, to make matters even worse, it seems Mr. Fergus has been found dead. But who killed him? Where? And with what? And could he have met his end at the hands of the mysterious, monstrous Midway Man?

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Well, the concept is all certainly interesting, I have no complaints
I'm more thinking, you already have the sideshow as an attraction. What if, just for the sake of this mystery, you made a character based on one of the common freakshow archetypes? Imagine, the princesses white being the stage name for conjoined twins. Or one of the many other common features - A hermaphrodite presented as half-man half woman, a double leg amputee a la the quarter man, a bearded lady... I'm just saying, you have a fantastic opportunity to innovate here.
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Zoo977 wrote: Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:25 pm Well, the concept is all certainly interesting, I have no complaints
I'm more thinking, you already have the sideshow as an attraction. What if, just for the sake of this mystery, you made a character based on one of the common freakshow archetypes? Imagine, the princesses white being the stage name for conjoined twins. Or one of the many other common features - A hermaphrodite presented as half-man half woman, a double leg amputee a la the quarter man, a bearded lady... I'm just saying, you have a fantastic opportunity to innovate here.
I'd love that, huge fan of Tod Browning's Freaks!.

I understand there's a type of sensitivity about these archetypes today, but looking at something as recent as Boyardland they still sell.

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What's the source of the Mauve character's artwork? Just curious...

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I missed the first one, so I won't be late for this...when will it start?

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Wait...what website do you use to make the cards?

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