The Riddle Game

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The Riddle Game

Post by Afgncaap5 » Tue Jul 09, 2002 12:13 am

Okay everyone, riddles are a fun part of Zork games, at least in text.  We keep talking about making some Zork games, graphical and text, and it'd be fun to put riddles in them.

So, for practice, how about we play the old riddle game?  You know, think up a riddle, ask it, and the person who answers it correctly first can make the next one.  If this is a dumb idea, please tell me so.  Or refrain from replying.  Anyway, I just thought it'd be fun.

"Wars are fought on a gemstone
Large as the world's grandest inn.
But the wars usually end
Before the tenth battle can begin."

Yeah, it's easy and it has an attrocious rhyme scheme.  "Oh well, they can't all be gems"-Barbazzo Fernap

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Re: The Riddle Game

Post by Garius_Lupus » Tue Jul 09, 2002 1:51 pm

The answer is baseball ;D

Here's mine:

The one who makes it, doesn't want it
The one who buys it, doesn't use it
The one who uses it, doesn't see it
What is it?

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Re: The Riddle Game

Post by Reaver » Tue Jul 09, 2002 5:06 pm

Since I'm still somewhat tired, I can't think perfectly straight.  But is the answer "nothing"?

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Re: The Riddle Game

Post by Afgncaap5 » Tue Jul 09, 2002 6:33 pm

Right on, GL!  I'm gonna have to start pulling out some of the riddles that I've not used on h2g2 yet, it seems. ;)

As to your riddle, would I be correct if I guessed "A Coffin"?

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Re: The Riddle Game

Post by Garius_Lupus » Thu Jul 18, 2002 9:45 am

Affy - you got it!  ;D

You get to do the next one.

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Re: The Riddle Game

Post by Afgncaap5 » Thu Jul 18, 2002 11:42 pm

Okay, then.  Time to open my secret stash....

"Some are spoken, while others are on a scroll,
Some are modern, but some are very ol',
They can be decide fate, kill time, or be a highway's toll,
And while some are serious, others are quite droll."

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Re: The Riddle Game

Post by Basse » Fri Jul 19, 2002 6:00 am

This remindes me of the chapter (can't remember what it's called) in the Hobbit where Bilbo has a riddle game with Golum.

Anyways, is the answer 'words'?

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Re: The Riddle Game

Post by Afgncaap5 » Fri Jul 19, 2002 3:16 pm

Sorry, Basse, that's not the answer we're looking for.  ;)

BTW, I think the chapter you're talking about is called "Riddles In The Dark."

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Re: The Riddle Game

Post by Garius_Lupus » Fri Jul 19, 2002 3:32 pm

Hmmmmm. How about "plays"? :-/

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Re: The Riddle Game

Post by DataAngel » Fri Jul 19, 2002 3:50 pm

What about poems?

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Re: The Riddle Game

Post by Afgncaap5 » Sat Jul 20, 2002 12:11 am

Sorry, neither plays nor poems are the answer.  Guess again. ;)

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Re: The Riddle Game

Post by Reaver » Sat Jul 20, 2002 3:24 pm

Spells?

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Re: The Riddle Game

Post by Afgncaap5 » Sun Jul 21, 2002 4:07 am

:)

Nope, sorry.  Maybe I should give a hint for this one....

The answer to this riddle is the same as the answer to a different riddle in an Infocom game.  That should narrow down your answers a tad. ;)

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Re: The Riddle Game

Post by Nemesis » Sun Jul 21, 2002 7:09 pm

Okay, could it possibly be 'riddles'?

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Re: The Riddle Game

Post by Afgncaap5 » Tue Jul 23, 2002 2:51 pm

Bingo!  Newbie Nemesis nabs the 'nswer. ;)

You're turn. :)

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