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Troika
post Sep 1 2005, 03:52 AM
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QUOTE(DoomedOne @ Aug 30 2005, 04:22 AM)
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Green-eye had a problem, he had two irregular shaped containers, one would fill five gallons, and the other three.  The problem was, he needed four gallons.  Because the two containers are irregular, he cannot simply pour out any particular measurement, so how will Green-Eye get 4 gallons?

The answer: Pour three gallons into the three gallon container, then pour that three into the five gallon container so that it has three gallons.  Refill the Three gallon container and pour it into the five gallon container until it's full, this will give you one gallon in the three gallon container.  Pout the five gallon container out, then pour in the one gallon from the three gallon container, refill it and pour in the remaining three gallons so that you have four gallons.
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Hmm... Die Hard with a Vengeance I believe is the film that riddle appeared in... and it's a good one too... maybe the builders of the mod could somehow make an interactive riddle, where you would have to place exactly four [insert Tamrielic weight measurement here] onto a pressure plate in order to open the secret area... Pretty sure it would be near impossible to do in game, but now that we have those 'mini-games' for things like lock picking, maybe we can also create our own with the CS...
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post Sep 1 2005, 07:05 AM
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I don't remember that riddle from die hard with a vengeance. I had to answer this question in science.

It would be a nice puzzle to solve to get into a secret room. If the game reigsters weight then just have two vases of different sizes, a platform with a water-hose hanging above it that you can switch on and off so you place a vase under a water hose, turn it on to fill it, turn it off, move the vase, take the other one, and then just figured out how to make one pour into the other.

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post Sep 1 2005, 01:50 PM
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QUOTE(DoomedOne @ Sep 1 2005, 07:05 AM)
I don't remember that riddle from die hard with a vengeance.  I had to answer this question in science.

It would be a nice puzzle to solve to get into a secret room.  If the game reigsters weight then just have two vases of different sizes, a platform with a water-hose hanging above it that you can switch on and off so you place a vase under a water hose, turn it on to fill it, turn it off, move the vase, take the other one, and then just figured out how to make one pour into the other.
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Yeah, might be a hard to implement that in OB, we'll just have to see.


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post Sep 1 2005, 08:28 PM
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Another idea for the secret room would be to take the winning book and place it at the foot of a water fountain or something, and a the room would open somewherez... I just thought of resident evil and this came up, the first three had some really interesting ways to get places...


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post Sep 2 2005, 12:00 AM
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QUOTE(Wurlon @ Sep 1 2005, 08:28 PM)
Another idea for the secret room would be to take the winning book and place it at the foot of a water fountain or something, and a the room would open somewherez...  I just thought of resident evil and this came up, the first three had some really interesting ways to get places...
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How about if you pick up a certain book, it triggers the door to the secret room to open.


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post Sep 2 2005, 12:51 AM
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QUOTE(raithen @ Sep 1 2005, 08:00 PM)
How about if you pick up a certain book, it triggers the door to the secret room to open.
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there was a book I read that to get into a secret passage you had to pull five books in the right order...


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post Sep 2 2005, 06:48 PM
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QUOTE(stargate525 @ Sep 1 2005, 08:51 PM)
there was a book I read that to get into a secret passage you had to pull five books in the right order...
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Are you going to make this hard? I'm liking it... or maybe if you took the contents of four potted plants in the library, used a scripted mortar and pestol to create a unique ingredient "Book Wax" or something place it inside a scripted book or something..


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post Sep 2 2005, 08:37 PM
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QUOTE(Wurlon @ Sep 2 2005, 02:48 PM)
Are you going to make this hard? I'm liking it... or maybe if you took the contents of four potted plants in the library, used a scripted mortar and pestol to create a unique ingredient "Book Wax" or something place it inside a scripted book or  something..
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oh of course it'll be hard. That's the purpose of puzzles and riddles.


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post Sep 3 2005, 12:09 AM
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QUOTE(stargate525 @ Sep 2 2005, 04:37 PM)
oh of course it'll be hard. That's the purpose of puzzles and riddles.
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But these riddles are easy if you can see possible answers, will it be choice or you have to type the answer in?


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post Sep 3 2005, 07:06 AM
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QUOTE(Wurlon @ Sep 2 2005, 08:09 PM)
But these riddles are easy if you can see possible answers, will it be choice or you have to type the answer in?
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well, I doubt that the oblivion engine will be able to handle a typed answer, but if I have to make choices, I will put at least fifty on there. biggrin.gif


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post Sep 4 2005, 08:21 PM
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QUOTE(stargate525 @ Sep 3 2005, 02:06 AM)
well, I doubt that the oblivion engine will be able to handle a typed answer, but if I have to make choices, I will put at least fifty on there.  biggrin.gif
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To techicallly (sp) there's a 2% chance of getting it right if you don' have any idea whatsoever.


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post Sep 4 2005, 10:17 PM
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QUOTE(Wurlon @ Sep 4 2005, 04:21 PM)
To techicallly (sp) there's a 2% chance of getting it right if you don' have any idea whatsoever.
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technically, yes. I might have it so that a wrong answer closes the secret permanently.


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post Sep 5 2005, 02:54 AM
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QUOTE(stargate525 @ Sep 4 2005, 05:17 PM)
technically, yes. I might have it so that a wrong answer closes the secret permanently.
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Who doesn't love the save button now. But I think that's a bit harsh, we need execrutiating pain too. Make it so a big fat poisonspell goes onto the person mellow.gif


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post Sep 5 2005, 04:46 PM
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QUOTE(stargate525 @ Sep 2 2005, 12:51 AM)
there was a book I read that to get into a secret passage you had to pull five books in the right order...
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Yes, but we might as well add in a written riddle too. A hidden peice of paper has the directions on it (which books to pull and in which order). This might also be a good way as to incorporate some Morrowind books in...

Here in our library lies a secret stone,
Only moved when books are shown.
One by one they must be bound,
In synchronizing order they must be found.

To begin, a book entitled with a 36,
Lessons written by a total Nix.

Second comes a book on the Til list,
At the very bottom, it's floating as a writs.

Third is written for research,
War magic is like a church.

If you found out my riddle,
And found the right book,
Do not hesitate, nor twiddle.
For adventure awaits, even if you're a crook!


Uh.. ya...
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I tried my best. See if you can figure it out...

P.S. I changed it to three books; couldn't think of any more ryhmes.

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post Sep 6 2005, 10:48 PM
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good idea. Af course, none of them will be EXACTLY as what your ideas are, so even you guys get to figure them out.




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post Sep 7 2005, 08:53 PM
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QUOTE(stargate525 @ Sep 6 2005, 10:48 PM)
good idea. Af course, none of them will be EXACTLY as what your ideas are, so even you guys get to figure them out.
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Pfft! Unlikely! I won't have the computer version of Oblivion, so I won't be able to download the mod when we are finished.


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post Sep 7 2005, 09:44 PM
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QUOTE(raithen @ Sep 7 2005, 04:53 PM)
Pfft! Unlikely! I won't have the computer version of Oblivion, so I won't be able to download the mod when we are finished.
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post Sep 9 2005, 10:57 PM
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occasionaly I get into enourmous spurts of productive work. Today was one of those times, kranked these riddles out in fifteen minutes;

two white spheres in two sinkholes,
roaming, rolling, middle like coals.
Ringed by water, earth, or green,
when asleep dissappear and can't be seen.


clear as crystal or red as blood,
sometimes a poison, othertimes fine,
I have many tastes, though alone I've none,
Naturally I never a straight line run.


easily I rip and easily I rend,
fire my bane and ink my friend.
I hold the history of ages past,
but leave meoutside and I shall not last


sharp as a sword yet brittle as clay
sometimes opaque sometimes clear as day
you won't wish to eat me, for I'll cut you up right
use me instead to improve your eyesight


I'm twice in the palace
also twice apart.
not much into fighting
but armor let's me start.
I'm in the caves and in the rains,
as well as shade and lakes.


I have rings you cannot wear,
and grain you cannot eat.
I stand forever,
falling when I die.


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post Sep 10 2005, 12:47 PM
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QUOTE(stargate525 @ Sep 9 2005, 11:57 PM)
occasionaly I get into enourmous spurts of productive work. Today was one of those times, kranked these riddles out in fifteen minutes;

two white spheres in two sinkholes,
roaming, rolling, middle like coals.
Ringed by water, earth, or green,
when asleep dissappear and can't be seen.
clear as crystal or red as blood,
sometimes a poison, othertimes fine,
I have many tastes, though alone I've none,
Naturally I never a straight line run.
easily I rip and easily I rend,
fire my bane and ink my friend.
I hold the history of ages past,
but leave meoutside and I shall not last
sharp as a sword yet brittle as clay
sometimes opaque sometimes clear as day
you won't wish to eat me, for I'll cut you up right
use me instead to improve your eyesight
I'm twice in the palace
also twice apart.
not much into fighting
but armor let's me start.
I'm in the caves and in the rains,
as well as shade and lakes.
I have rings you cannot wear,
and grain you cannot eat.
I stand forever,
falling when I die.
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1) Er... the two moons? (Io and Exidor?) smile.gif I made that second one up...
2) Wine
3) Paper or parchment
4) Glass
5) A
6) Truth?
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post Sep 10 2005, 03:06 PM
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QUOTE(Troika @ Sep 10 2005, 08:47 AM)
1) Er... the two moons? (Io and Exidor?) smile.gif I made that second one up...
2) Wine
3) Paper or parchment
4) Glass
5) A
6) Truth?
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1)no
2)no
3)yes
4)yes
5)yes
6)no

go two of the hardest though.


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