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Error in The Straight-Forward Mystery of the Wayward Murder?

Eddie Holliday
Eddie Holliday

Jun-17-2013 06:25

Just played this today. Most of the evidence points to one character. He has no alibi, he is slim (the footprints were made by a slim man), yet apparently the culprit was a heavy set man? That makes no sense! You cannot pretend to be lightweight easily when you are, in fact, heavy.

Seems to be an error to me.


Cordelia Falco
Cordelia Falco
Battered Shoe

Jun-17-2013 09:07

Hi Eddie.

How many pieces of physical evidence (footprints, handwriting, threads & hair) did you find in the case? If you don't have all your evidence skills yet, you won't necessarily find all the evidence (have a look at the Skills help to see more).

Only one of the physical evidence pieces you find will point to your culprit, and you'll need to confirm which piece it is by talking to the townies. So in this case, it looks like the slim footprint belonged to someone with a valid alibi. There will have been another piece of evidence belonging to the heavy man.

You might like to have a read of the 'Welcome Newbies' thread at - that should answer most of your questions. Happy Sleuthing!

(By the way, the names of the cases are randomly generated, just as all the suspects and evidence is randomly generated, so we can't answer questions about a specific mystery, just about general procedures.)

Bela Talbot III
Bela Talbot III
Con Artist

Jun-18-2013 04:31

You pretty much said it all, Cordy...listen to her, Eddie. And I'm told the Newbies thread is full of such gold nuggets :)

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