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The Ultimate Murder Mysteries
« on: February 13, 2013, 08:01:39 AM »
The rules:

Every week, a staff member (probably me, but it may rotate; we’ll see), will post in this thread detailing a “perfect” crime that has been sent to us by one of you. You will describe the crime scene in detail, including in it the relevant clue or trademark that is your own and by which you will later be identified. The crime scene may contain other clues or details to throw people off. The killer must then, in passing, mention the specific vital clue or element he or she has determined will be their trademark in a post anywhere on the forum within a weekday of committing the crime. If the killer wishes to draw the crime scene so people can visualise it better, they are welcome to do that too, but there must also be a written description.  With luck, we may get a member of the Four Winds team to eventually sketch the crime scenes.

Example:
A stuffed unicorn is found mangled and murdered with a knife on a large mountain of brie cheese. There are no witnesses, but there are a number of blue feathers at the scene mixed in with the sticky pink substance that may be icing or blood. The stuffed unicorn is survived by his partner, the Pink Invisible Unicorn and friends.
Now, within the week of this being posted, the killer must mention any of the things associated with the crime in a post in the part of the forum of his or her choosing. It could be how much he hates unicorns (or stuffed animals), that s/he has  collection of murderous knives, that s/he has a penchant for blue feathers or blue birds or that s/he recently ate bright pink icing, or that s/he has designs on obscure fake religious idols or gods.

Submissions should be sent to me in a PM and will be accepted now. :) Have fun. 
« Last Edit: February 19, 2013, 03:33:56 PM by Deloria »
 
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Re: The Ultimate Murder Mysteries
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2013, 09:02:59 AM »
Fun!

Do people then come here to declare who they suspect/accuse of being the killer?

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Re: The Ultimate Murder Mysteries
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2013, 09:20:46 AM »
Cez did it! :o
Oh, wait. We haven't started yet. :P

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Re: The Ultimate Murder Mysteries
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2013, 06:16:35 PM »
Fun!

Do people then come here to declare who they suspect/accuse of being the killer?
Yes! :P Along with the quoted post of incriminating material.
 
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Re: The Ultimate Murder Mysteries
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2013, 09:44:28 PM »
Shocking!  :o
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Re: The Ultimate Murder Mysteries
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2013, 05:33:44 AM »
Someone murder someone so we can plaaaaay! :D
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Re: The Ultimate Murder Mysteries
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2013, 05:43:44 PM »
We have our first murder! The scene:

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A unidentified man is found squashed beneath a grand piano. The piano was suspended on a rope that went all the way up to a hook in the ceiling; the rope was secured to a ring that was stuck in the floor. A sign beside the ring says "untie me for a surprise!" Beside the ring is a pack of playing cards; they are scattered everywhere. A copy of "The A-Z of International Murders" has been left on the floor with an inscription on the flyleaf: "NOT ELEGANT ENOUGH!!!! Grrrr arh snap crazy sounds" The murdered man has nothing in his pockets except a one-way plane ticket to Timbuktu.
 
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Re: The Ultimate Murder Mysteries
« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2013, 03:23:14 PM »
How diabolical! :o Everyone, quick! Search out the killer! He or she is IN THIS VERY ROOM *obvious but not quite applicable Poirot reference"
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Re: The Ultimate Murder Mysteries
« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2013, 03:41:19 PM »
Can I keep his plane ticket? Not like he'll need it.

I...I... mean... yeah what a horrible crime *shifts his eyes*

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Re: The Ultimate Murder Mysteries
« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2013, 04:05:20 PM »
Sounds like the man may have untied the rope himself, in which case, he should be a Darwin Award winner.

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Re: The Ultimate Murder Mysteries
« Reply #10 on: February 19, 2013, 04:11:05 PM »
I accuse darthkiwi on the basis of this:

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Sometimes the narrator is just so fed up that she ends the game whether you like it or not.

Haha, I like that idea. XD

But I can't help wondering... are these deaths ELEGANT enough? Surely they lack a certain... FINESSE? :P

I made some notes about this in a book I had but for the life of me I can't find it now... Oh well. *is totally useless at finding things* :P
"Finesse" suggests the cards - see en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Finesse
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Re: The Ultimate Murder Mysteries
« Reply #11 on: February 19, 2013, 04:26:24 PM »
:o I'm afraid it's true. Off to the court with you, where you can defend your heinous actions!

The new submissions can now be sent. :D
 
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Re: The Ultimate Murder Mysteries
« Reply #12 on: February 19, 2013, 07:07:47 PM »
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

*sound of a prison door slamming shut*
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Re: The Ultimate Murder Mysteries
« Reply #13 on: February 20, 2013, 05:31:52 AM »
We have a new case!

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As soon as you enter the laboratory, you smell burning flesh. On the floor is what appears to be an empty set of clothes, laid out in the shape of a person in a puddle of ooze. Nearby, an empty can of Red Bull is tipped over. You ask the police chief what happened and his only comment is, "Looks like the Red Bull *literally* gave him wings." Upon inspecting the can very carefully, you see that it was lined in order to contain what must have been an extremely caustic chemical. Also, for some strange reason there is a mustache drawn on the bull's face.
 
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Re: The Ultimate Murder Mysteries
« Reply #14 on: February 20, 2013, 07:00:56 AM »
oh wow that was really observant of you, Snabbot.


As for the new case...gruesome :P

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Re: The Ultimate Murder Mysteries
« Reply #15 on: February 20, 2013, 07:04:27 AM »
Aqua Regia?

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Re: The Ultimate Murder Mysteries
« Reply #16 on: February 20, 2013, 08:06:05 AM »
Oh, and the new rule is same-day clues, both because it's more realistic and because that way we have to go through fewer posts to find the killer. :D
 
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Re: The Ultimate Murder Mysteries
« Reply #17 on: February 20, 2013, 01:01:10 PM »
I suspect someone...

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Re: The Ultimate Murder Mysteries
« Reply #18 on: February 20, 2013, 02:09:20 PM »
So do I, but you go first snabbott :)

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Re: The Ultimate Murder Mysteries
« Reply #19 on: February 20, 2013, 02:14:54 PM »
I suspect two people... but... I don't think I have enough evidence... :S

Snabbott and Katie, you go first. I don't think I have enough to bring a case to bear. :P
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