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Murphy's Laws of Sleuth
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Tom Darling
Tom Darling

Sep-11-2005 06:50

For the cheerfully pessimistic detective!

1. Your client did it.

2. Buying Advanced Thread Analysis means that all threads immediately disappear from the crime scene.

3. The question you need answered most is the one the witness clams up on.

I'm sure more experienced players can add to the list. Care to have a go?

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Lawliettine
Lawliettine
Trusted Informer

Nov-11-2012 07:15

I have to rant. I'm so freaking incredibly pissed off, I have to rant.

I have had to quit two favours one after the other, and both were of the hard level. I mean, I shudder to imagine what'll happen at higher levels of difficulty.

For the first favour, I had on all the correct gear for every suspect. Yet due to incessant clamming and complete and utter refusal to unclam, I had to quit, or else risk a false accusation.

Second favour, I KNOW who the killer is, but due to my bloody suspects clamming up on the FIRST question, and REFUSING to unclam (despite my gear) I'm unable to get the motive and I quit the case. Though mind you, I did try my level best to space out the questions very carefully so as not to tire out suspects.

So yes, Murhpy's law at work indeed. Incessant clamming and refusal to unclam despite the appropriate gear, having to quit despite KNOWING who the killer is.

Bela Talbot III
Bela Talbot III
Con Artist

Oct-27-2013 01:02

If you have even *one* piece of unanalysed evidence ever, forget the others, that one is the killer's, always!

Sophie4
Sophie4
Gopher to the Sleuth Gods

Oct-28-2013 05:14

The "Holy Man" takes a $500 bribe and immediatly clams up.

Guiltfinder
Guiltfinder
Battered Shoe

Oct-28-2013 23:56

^
Always the "Holy" issue is connected with money attraction so no big surprise here

Jesse Hunter
Jesse Hunter
Santa's Little Helper

Oct-30-2013 08:41

Hey now. Holy men have needs too. They have to eat and pay gambling debts just like any other person - so let's not judge. M'kay?

Bela Talbot III
Bela Talbot III
Con Artist

Oct-30-2013 09:06

Yeah, today while I was stranded in Delhi, he told me (once) that he didn't know anything before I could bribe him. Kinda whimpered too. Even told me something he knew after I bribed him another time...all that couldn't have anything to do with this makeover nobody can see, right?

Right?

Iset Hekate
Iset Hekate
Old Shoe

Nov-1-2013 15:47

What an awful day! Almost every case evidence would be for the same townie, who also had half the alibis. Until today, I have not had to quit a favor, I quit 3 favors. I even tried going to RRH level, and it was just as bad.

I need a drink.

Vampirion
Vampirion
Old Shoe

Nov-1-2013 23:08

Try a genuine Bloody Mary Crypt style...it usually helps

Iset Hekate
Iset Hekate
Old Shoe

Nov-2-2013 18:28

Sounds yummy!

JDaC
JDaC

Nov-3-2013 03:18

Regardless of your elite deductive skills to eliminate all but 1 suspect, you will still get a false accusation because you don't have the classic direct proof normally used to secure convictions.

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