Adventure Challenge

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Re: Adventure Challenge

#406 Post by Mr Creosote » Tue Aug 23, 2016 5:39 pm

pippa wrote:
Mr Creosote wrote:Folks, seriously. If you would be so kind to pay attention what I put in the top right corner of the hint picture. Even if the whole rest remains cryptic, this alone returns a list of only four games on CASA. Would be easy enough to guess from there if anyone were still playing.
I got a bit obsessed that it was the same date you posted the picture. I was trying to think of games with "Today" or "Present" in the title. (Sadly there aren't any called "Today's Apathetic Cavern", or "Ford's Uncaring Present" or something like that.)

I've finally wised up that the exact date doesn't matter. It's the fact that it is a date. A "Blind Date".
:thumb:
Of course that's correct :D

Here are the current standings:
1. Alex - 10 points
2. Gunness - 8 points
3. Shornet - 7 points
4. Impomatic - 5 points
5. Eriorg - 3 points
6. Mr Creosote - 2 point
7. Alastair - 1 point
Dave - 1 point
pippa - 1 point

With this, I will retire from this game. Thank you all, it's been fun!

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Re: Adventure Challenge

#407 Post by pippa » Wed Aug 24, 2016 1:33 am

Oh... Sorry you're pulling out. Hope it's not forever.

But anyway, here's my clue:
Lime Green.gif
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Re: Adventure Challenge

#408 Post by Gunness » Wed Aug 24, 2016 11:55 am

Thanks for your work, Hannes!

Since there's no Third Man game in the database, I was thinking that
Shade (ie. a shade of green)
might fit the bill?

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Re: Adventure Challenge

#409 Post by pippa » Wed Aug 24, 2016 1:52 pm

Gunness wrote:Thanks for your work, Hannes!

Since there's no Third Man game in the database, I was thinking that
Shade (ie. a shade of green)
might fit the bill?
No. But it's a great guess.

And you're on the right track thinking about The Third Man.
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Re: Adventure Challenge

#410 Post by Gunness » Wed Aug 24, 2016 2:12 pm

Well, the next step then might be
El Detective Orson Welles
:)

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Re: Adventure Challenge

#411 Post by pippa » Wed Aug 24, 2016 4:06 pm

No. I didn't even know there was such a game. That's weird. But it doesn't explain the other aspects of my picture, such as the green border.
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Re: Adventure Challenge

#412 Post by pippa » Sat Aug 27, 2016 11:47 am

OK... A few more clues...

The image was a Spectrum screenshot as blatant hint that this is a Spectrum game.

The Third Man is only a very indirect clue to part of the title.

I used one of the words from the title in the post above.
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Re: Adventure Challenge

#413 Post by Alex » Sun Aug 28, 2016 8:15 am

border zone?

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Re: Adventure Challenge

#414 Post by pippa » Sun Aug 28, 2016 2:16 pm

Alex wrote:border zone?
No, but you're very close.

Another hint: Think of the Third Man's full name. How might you describe someone like him? How could you describe someone else who was more like him?
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Re: Adventure Challenge

#415 Post by Gunness » Mon Aug 29, 2016 12:38 pm

Ah... so...
Green Death (as Mr. Lime is very much dead - or at least is supposed to be!)

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Re: Adventure Challenge

#416 Post by pippa » Thu Sep 01, 2016 9:13 am

Gunness wrote:Ah... so...
Green Death (as Mr. Lime is very much dead - or at least is supposed to be!)
No. Getting colder. :(

Another hint: His full name's Harry Lime, so someone who's a bit like him could be described as Harry-ish. So someone who's more like him (but not the Harry-est) would be...?
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Re: Adventure Challenge

#417 Post by Gunness » Thu Sep 01, 2016 12:12 pm

Sorry, I'm a bit thick skulled ;)
The game must of course be
Border Harrier
:lol:

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Re: Adventure Challenge

#418 Post by pippa » Thu Sep 01, 2016 7:45 pm

Gunness wrote:Sorry, I'm a bit thick skulled ;)
The game must of course be
Border Harrier
:lol:
Yes! That's it! :D

(IMHO the best puzzles are always ones that leave you thinking, "Of course, why didn't I think of it sooner!?!")

1. Alex - 10 points
2. Gunness - 9 points
3. Shornet - 7 points
4. Impomatic - 5 points
5. Eriorg - 3 points
6. Mr Creosote - 2 point
=7. Alastair - 1 point
= Dave - 1 point
= pippa - 1 point
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Re: Adventure Challenge

#419 Post by Gunness » Mon Sep 05, 2016 3:07 pm

Ok, so... my tasks are usually too easy. I've tried to make this one a bit trickier - let's see if I succeeded!
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Re: Adventure Challenge

#420 Post by Gunness » Thu Sep 08, 2016 10:45 am

Wow, that one sure scared everybody away :)

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