Deception: Murder on Quarter to Three Forum Game


#41

That’s a fair point!

I’m not sure how you could infer a weapon or clue from the various options there.

Though perhaps some would. Love letter definitely cues off one. And a few items may have a correlation to weight. Spoiled food? Certainly. Powder? Well nose candy certainly has some effects on weight.

Ok, I retract my previous assessment! I was definitely thinking in terms of ‘catch the person’ as the ultimate goal. Not nessecarailly ‘find the weapon’.


#42

I will post cause of death, location and one scene as soon as time permits.


#43

If you want to role play and American forensic scientist then you should just bury the info in your closet and forget about it until you retire…


#44

Can I ask how I would murder someone with a shipping container? I feel like that - and a locked room - involves some other method of murder as well, like starvation or gas poison or a crane to drop the container.


#45

Ha!

Is this set in Hong Kong as the game permits or somewhere else?


#46

In the grim present of the present, there is only Quarter to Three.

Location: Kitchen
Cause of Death: Severe Injury

I need more time to study all the clues before posting scene clues. I will not answer any questions except for rules and timing. Please no discussions in PMs.


#47

That would hardly be a challenge. It’s always Lantz.


#48

Ok, based on this, let us start deducing.
Starting from the bottom (because the way of posting)

@Lantz has a potential kitchen item, but spoiled food isn’t exactly ‘severe injury’
@rho21 isn’t cleared, but box cutters are a weak kitchen clue, and would likely have another location picked
@Matt_W has all the things. Literally every item could plausibly be kitchen, and all could cause severe injury.
Also blender? Ewww
@Snebmi candlestick or machete are maybes. Machete doesn’t have a clear room, and if it was peanut? Kitchen would be the choice.
@RichVR has unarmed and bamboo as weak options, also coffee would make kitchen a logical choice
@scottagibson has some weak clues for this. Probably clear
@soondifferent has a bunch of weak options. Not cleared, but not high probability
@RothdaTheTruculent has brick and cockroach/ powder which could be kitchen. Higher than Soon, but lower than most others.
@CF_Kane is pretty clear in my book on this.
@rowe33 could be the killer, but is a middling suspect at best.

And me. I’ll let someone else make the case.


#49

Severe Injury as opposed to Loss of Blood suggests something that bludgeons rather than cuts. Or at least cuts very deeply.

As far as means go, I like Matt_W’s Blender best by a distance, I quite like CraigM’s Cleaver and Snebmi’s Candlestick too. But as Craig says, it could well be a means that doesn’t have a particular associated room, with the room pointing us towards the clue. There’ll be much more information to come.


#50

@Jorn_Weines can we see all the options from which you picked? That might help so we can know if there wasn’t a good option for one.

Edit: you did. Sorry.


#51

@Jorn_Weines

Are we supposed to do this part in player order or are we relaxing that for internet reasons?


#52

AIUI, we’re in free discussion at the moment. We only have to do proper presentations once we have the first 6 bits of information.


#53

Cleaver in a kitchen sounds reasonable.


#54

Oh sorry yes. Carry on :)


#55

I’m inclined to believe that things like throat slit and box cutters are less likely because that would be bleeding instead of severe injury? Severe injury makes me think of a baseball bat or steel rod and bruising rather than stabbing. Of course I could be wrong but I think throat slit makes minimal sense.

Scott’s steel pipe jumps out at me but he doesn’t have anything I would immediately consider kitchen. Switch maybe?

Craig’s cleaver looks like a kitchen knife, and that’s my main suspicion for now. All of this is just speculation right now, of course. We only have 1/3 of our clues.


#56

For the thirty-second timers, I would suggest giving everyone exactly one post with a maximum amount of words.


#57

Open discussion until all six clues are revealed. I like @Snebmi’s suggestion of a word limit. Not sure how many words though.

First scene clues tomorrow, won’t have time tonight. Also, many investigators that have not checked in so will give them a chance for the first clues.

Album of all possible locations (but also the events we’re not using this game): https://imgur.com/a/jI1nQla


#58

I was looking up average amount of words per minute someone says, and I got an amount in a conversation, and since you can talk fast, I’d suggest a hundred words, just because it’s a nice round number.


#59

Withdrawn. I’m an idiot. Carry on.


#60

Words, characters, same difference ;)

Anyhow that’s a good thing to bring up @Snebmi, because otherwise some of us (ok, me) would definitely fill the thread.

But in lieu of speaking, just note I am nodding approvingly with what some of you have mentioned as good points I had not yet considered.