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Alex319 (Alex319)
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Posted on Tuesday, November 06, 2007 - 5:22 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

It might have been more effective, had they done it as part of the game.
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First 'it' = Second 'it'
They = people playing the game, or people involved with the game in general? mostly H? a? m?

Is the game a sport? some outdoor activity? indoor? A computer game? some video game?

Title relevant? Is the game itself dangerous? Because the players are at risk? of injury? of death?

'IT' wasn't an activity that is directly a part of the game? something attached? like the superbowl fillers?
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First 'it' = Second 'it' Yes
They = people playing the game No, or people involved with the game in general? No mostly H? Yes a? Yope m? Irrelevant

Is the game a sport? Yope some outdoor activity? Yes indoor? No A computer game? No some video game? No

Title relevant? Somewhat Is the game itself dangerous? No Because the players are at risk? No of injury? No of death? No

'IT' wasn't an activity that is directly a part of the game? No something attached? No like the superbowl fillers? No
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The story of that name is using "game" in the sense of something hunted, isn't it? Is that relevant to the puzzle?
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The story of that name is using "game" in the sense of something hunted, isn't it? I don't know the story at all but I just thought it was a catchy title Is that relevant to the puzzle? Yes, "hunting" is relevant, for svv of "hunting", but the "game" itself is used in the sense of a kind of game that you play
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Was shooting involved? Bird / animal calls?
Alex319 (Alex319)
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Was shooting involved? Yesish Bird / animal calls? No
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Posted on Wednesday, November 14, 2007 - 6:58 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

game...
any relevant equipment?
teenagers playing?

number of people...
1?
2?
3-5?
6-10?
11-20?
more?

do "they" know the people playing the game?

were any animals shot?
humans?

were any guns fired?

did anyone die?
did any animals die?
Alex319 (Alex319)
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Posted on Thursday, November 15, 2007 - 2:16 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

game...
any relevant equipment? Yes
teenagers playing? Yes

number of people...
1?
2?
3-5?
6-10?
11-20?
more? This - there were about 200

do "they" know the people playing the game? No

were any animals shot? No
humans? Yes, for svv of "shot"

were any guns fired? Yes, for svv of "guns"

did anyone die? No
did any animals die? No
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were all the teenagers together?
on the internet?

something like a video game?

relevant what type of weapon?
bomb?
cannon?
slingshot?
bow and arrow?

relevant how badly injured the person "shot" was?
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were all the teenagers together?Yope
on the internet? No

something like a video game? No

relevant what type of weapon? Yes, but possible FA
bomb?
cannon?
slingshot?
bow and arrow?
No to all

relevant how badly injured the person "shot" was? Not directly, but might help you figure out what the weapon was
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a Taser?
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a Taser? No
Sparkplug1 (Sparkplug1)
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the part of the body hurt was...
head?
face?
neck?
arms?
torso?
waist?
legs?
Alex319 (Alex319)
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the part of the body hurt was...
head?
face?
neck?
arms?
torso?
waist?
legs?
FA to all
Sparkplug1 (Sparkplug1)
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what does FA mean?
I've been meaning to ask for awhile.
Alex319 (Alex319)
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what does FA mean?
I've been meaning to ask for awhile.

FA means "False Assumption". It means the question is based around an assumption that is incorrect. For example if you asked the question "While he was at the grocery store, did he buy anything?" but he was never at the grocery store, that would be an FA.
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was the person hurt?
if so, emotionally?
physically?
mentally?
paralyzed?
hurt all over?
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was the person hurt? No
if so, emotionally?
physically?
mentally?
paralyzed?
hurt all over?
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Is the "game" paintball?
Alex319 (Alex319)
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Is the "game" paintball? No but OTRT
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Is it laser tag?
Alex319 (Alex319)
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Is it laser tag? No
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For this game, was any equipment used at all?
Just "tagged" people with their hands?
Nerf guns involved? Water guns?
"How to Host a Murder Mystery" relevant?
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For this game, was any equipment used at all? Yes
Just "tagged" people with their hands? Some of this
Nerf guns involved? Yes Water guns? No
"How to Host a Murder Mystery" relevant? No
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So is this a game of... red vs. blue? (one team against the other) Simply going for total elimination of the other side? Playing capture the flag?

The thing that would have been more effective... a method of eliminating somebody? A method of capturing a point? A method of capturing the flag?
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So is this a game of... red vs. blue? (one team against the other) Yes, there were two teams Simply going for total elimination of the other side? Yes, at least one side was trying to eliminate the other side. Playing capture the flag? No

The thing that would have been more effective... a method of eliminating somebody? A method of capturing a point? A method of capturing the flag? None of the above


HINTS: This game was being played by students on a college campus. The thing that would have been more effective was something done by another groups of students (and a few staff) that had nothing to do with the game - but what the puzzle statement is saying is that if they HAD made it part of the game, it might have been more effective.
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Posted on Monday, December 10, 2007 - 3:21 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Spoiler: The game was "Humans versus Zombies," a game being played at the University of Maryland in which players divide up into teams of "humans" and "zombies". Throughout a period of 10 days, zombies must try to "tag" humans wherever they go. Humans can defend themselves by shooting Nerf guns at approaching zombies, which takes them out of the game for a short time.

The other event was the campus' annual "Safety Walk", organized by the student government, which involves a group of students and staff walking across campus to identify dangerous areas on campus, so that they know where to put more lighting, cameras, police etc.

I was saying that the "Safety Walk" might have been more effective if they had made it part of "Humans versus Zombies," say be having a few "human" players in the group, because then the areas where "zombies" were able to successfully sneak up on and attack the "humans" would be identified as areas where a robber could do the same.

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