I found a riddle in a comic book. With a little tweaking it could be turned into a puzzle. It took me about 45 minutes to solve the puzzle, but I believe that if your party work together they can solve it faster. To speed up the process I used some ”type casting” E.G. Dwarves drink ale, Gnomes tinkers with stuff, Halfling like farming etc. If you want to make it harder you can go against the type.
The puzzle is as follows: The town of Kepleton is a strange place. There are 5 houses. All the houses have a different colour. One person lives in each house. They are all different races, they all have different professions, they all drink different liquids, and they each have a different monster in their basement. 1. The gnome lives in the red house. 2. The human has a dragon. 3. The person in the green house drinks milk. 4. The elf drinks wine. 5. The green house is just to the right of the white house. 6. The wizard has golem. 7. In the grey house lives a fighter. 8. The person in the middle house drinks moonshine. 9. The dwarf lives in the first house. 10. The ranger is a neighbour to the house with the Xorn. 11. The fighter is a neighbour to the house with the Treant 12. The cleric drinks water. 13. The halfling is a thief. 14. The dwarf is a neighbour to the blue house. 15. The person that drinks ale is a neighbour to the ranger. Where is the Bulette?
The Solutions is as follows: The houses from left to right are as follows: House 1, Grey, Dwarf, Fighter, Ale, Xorn House 2, Blue, Elf, Ranger, Wine, Treant House 3, Red, Gnome, Wizard, Moonshine, Golem House 4, White, Human, Cleric, Water, Dragon House 5, Green, Halfling, Thief, Milk, Bulette
------------------------------------------------------ NPCs always show up exactly when the DM wants them to.
Easier to solve if you have a board set out where they can move the objects around to fit the scenario. It actually almost solves itself at that point. It is when you have to do it in your head or on paper that it is really hard...less so on paper...
As with any riddle/puzzle, you need to know your players. I do this type of logic puzzle all the time and even have blank Excel forms with grids for puzzles with different numbers of elements on my computer because puzzle magazines don't always have space to provide a solving grid. So I could solve this pretty quickly, but others might find more laborious to get an answer.
The biggest challenge for the DM might be how to fit this puzzle into the game. I do appreciate your posting it, though. I am going to solve it when I get to the destination I am leaving for shortly
erho: I will once again rise above Lurker status if I ever get back to painting, Real life work transitions... Adulting
Jan 31, 2020 16:23:29 GMT
factoriatabletop: sgtslag...oh man! you are right about it...
Mar 3, 2020 10:13:15 GMT
Draklith: Hey everyone just a quick stop by to see if anyone is still here, hope everyone is doing ok
May 26, 2020 18:27:20 GMT
sgtslag: This forum seems to be slowing down. I hope everyone is still crafting, safely! I will be here until they turn off the power... Cheers!
May 27, 2020 13:46:43 GMT
factoriatabletop: maybe we should try to make a contest here, between us
Jun 2, 2020 8:40:08 GMT
factoriatabletop: no prizes, just proud....dont know, anyone else?
Jun 2, 2020 8:40:40 GMT
sgtslag: Still unpacking after moving in October... Too much stuff, crafting materials are mostly still in boxes. Weekends are busy with life, so little progress made. Getting the urge to push through, though, soon. I have several projects waiting...
Jun 2, 2020 20:14:39 GMT
erho: Yeah I'm down for a painting contect
Jun 8, 2020 14:28:59 GMT
sgtslag: Started working on making hills, which match my Tee-Time carpet I use for my "grass mat," on my gaming table, for big battles. Got two long chunks of open-cell foam, from a friend. Used my Proxxon Hot Wire Cutter to make terrain hills out of them.
Jul 26, 2020 20:12:40 GMT
sgtslag: Came up with around 80 hills. Covering them with the same carpet, from scraps. They will match the tabletop, perfectly. Contact Cement, is my friend. Will post on it, when I get the pictures uploaded. Some prototypes done, as proof-of-concept...
Jul 26, 2020 20:14:06 GMT
randywest: does anyone know more manufacturers for 1/72 fantasy minis besides Dark Alliance, Caesar and Elhiem?
Sept 14, 2020 14:16:19 GMT
sgtslag: 50 Hills completed, 24 left to cover the sides on. Hoping to finish this project within the week. Then I'll post a build description. For war gaming, but it can cross over to RPG sessions... They match the ground 'cloth', perfectly.
Sept 19, 2020 19:03:09 GMT
sgtslag: Sorry, randywest, the listed makers are the only ones I know.
Sept 19, 2020 19:03:34 GMT
sgtslag: Ran out of Hot Glue, with only five hills left to add a skirt to the sides of. Wal-Mart closes at 8:00 PM, thanks to COVID. GRRRrrr! Another 30 minutes of work, and I would have been done: ~77 hills, modular, perfectly matching my table's ground cloth!
Sept 23, 2020 2:50:39 GMT
sgtslag: Will post a write-up soon, or after next week's vacation. Cheers!
Sept 23, 2020 2:51:57 GMT
sgtslag: Hoping to acquire a Chop Saw within the next two weeks. Then I will cut up MDF into triangles, to form the skeleton of my d20 fantasy world globe... Posting will follow, with how-to guide. Cheers!
May 11, 2021 22:57:40 GMT
erho: I have a confession: I havnt painted a thing in months because I got a new guitar(#8!) but now that May "Megadeth month" is over I have a repaired airbrush and a early 90's Ral Partha Amethyst dragon on the table... pics to come soon!
Jun 11, 2021 17:49:58 GMT
margaret: too bad you can't post your music here =). Hadn't seen that dragon - looks like it came out when all my cash was going to raising kids. Looking forward to seeing your paint choices!
Jun 12, 2021 2:41:42 GMT