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Sam Greene (Pandora)
Posted on Monday, April 11, 2005 - 7:01 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was there something relevant mentioned in one of the books in the library? Is guybrush's library card relevant? a piece of information on it?
Fred Z (Dref)
Posted on Tuesday, April 12, 2005 - 2:33 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it a lens? a book? on shipwrecks? The seamonkey relevant? was that Herman's ship? no to all

Was there something relevant mentioned in one of the books in the library? no Is guybrush's library card relevant? YES a piece of information on it? YES
Sam Greene (Pandora)
Posted on Tuesday, April 12, 2005 - 1:49 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

His name? Date of birth? occupation?
Fred Z (Dref)
Posted on Tuesday, April 12, 2005 - 7:30 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

FA, but...
Sam Greene (Pandora)
Posted on Wednesday, April 13, 2005 - 2:36 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hmm FA? is that because he put Hermans' details on the card rather than his own? someone elses' (I wouldn't put it past him!}
Dref (Dref)
Posted on Thursday, April 14, 2005 - 2:01 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hmm FA? is that because he put Hermans' details on the card rather than his own? YES, well I mean that is one of the choices but it is the relevant one here someone elses' (I wouldn't put it past him!} see above ;)
Sam Greene (Pandora)
Posted on Thursday, April 14, 2005 - 1:50 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was it something to do with Hermans' name? his age? Bate-of-birth? occupation?
Dref (Dref)
Posted on Thursday, April 14, 2005 - 11:01 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was it something to do with Hermans' name? yes his age? Bate-of-birth? occupation?
Sam Greene (Pandora)
Posted on Friday, April 15, 2005 - 8:54 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did he say he was 'Herman Toothrot'? 'H.Toothrot'? something else? Is there more to it than simply saying he was Herman rather than Guybrush?
Dref (Dref)
Posted on Friday, April 15, 2005 - 8:07 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did he say he was 'Herman Toothrot'? YES 'H.Toothrot'? something else? Is there more to it than simply saying he was Herman rather than Guybrush? NO
Sam Greene (Pandora)
Posted on Saturday, April 16, 2005 - 10:59 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So the attention to detail is that the programmers used a previous (although fairly minor) character for the purposes of an alias for Guybrush in the second game? what is left to discover?
Dref (Dref)
Posted on Saturday, April 16, 2005 - 11:52 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So the attention to detail is that the programmers used a previous (although fairly minor) character for the purposes of an alias for Guybrush in the second game? no what is left to discover? The detail involves the use of the name, but there is more to it, remember previous answers...
John Morahan (Wunderland)
Posted on Tuesday, May 03, 2005 - 1:30 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the librarian? or someone else? recognize the name? connect it to something they knew about Herman's past? and react in a relevant way?
Dref (Dref)
Posted on Tuesday, May 03, 2005 - 6:35 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the librarian? probably or someone else? possibly recognize the name? yes connect it to something they knew about Herman's past? yes and react in a relevant way? yes, for the dreaded svv of react
Sam Greene (Pandora)
Posted on Thursday, May 05, 2005 - 1:38 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the Librarian make a comment to Guybrush about something she knew about Herman? Did Guybrush show the Library card to someone (the bartender!?) who then made a comment about Herman or his past?
Dref (Dref)
Posted on Friday, May 06, 2005 - 5:04 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the Librarian make a comment to Guybrush about something she knew about Herman? no Did Guybrush show the Library card to someone (the bartender!?) who then made a comment about Herman or his past? nope, there was no comment, but something about the card and...
Dref (Dref)
Posted on Wednesday, May 11, 2005 - 11:42 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

HINT: What is something negative that can happen to a library card holder...
John Morahan (Wunderland)
Posted on Wednesday, May 11, 2005 - 11:52 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was Herman banned from the library?
Benjamin Moore (Zenith)
Posted on Thursday, May 12, 2005 - 1:54 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Fees for late/non-returned books?
Dref (Dref)
Posted on Thursday, May 12, 2005 - 4:36 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was Herman banned from the library? no

By Benjamin Moore (Zenith) on Thursday, May 12, 2005 - 01:54 am:

Fees for late/non-returned books? YES, now everything can be tied together...
Dref (Dref)
Posted on Saturday, May 14, 2005 - 7:21 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Actually, the problem is not the fee's itself, sorry. But if you have a book out already...
Sam Greene (Pandora)
Posted on Monday, May 16, 2005 - 1:06 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was Guybrush unable to to get another book out? Dd he want a book that had already been taken out? by Herman? years ago?
Dref (Dref)
Posted on Monday, May 16, 2005 - 3:27 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was Guybrush unable to to get another book out? Dd he want a book that had already been taken out? by Herman? years ago? this is close enough, methinks, to spoil, good job
Dref (Dref)
Posted on Monday, May 16, 2005 - 3:31 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

***** SPOILER *****


In MI2, you need to check out some books from a library. Guybrush is given a choice of alias to use and one of them is Herman Toothrot. Way back in MI1, the stranded Herman mentions, "The fine on that overdue library book must be pretty steep by now." And sure enough if you use his name you can only check out three books and not the usual four with the other choices. Nifty, eh? :)
Sam Greene (Pandora)
Posted on Monday, May 16, 2005 - 4:49 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I hadn't noticed that despite playing the game several times! There are just not enough Monkey Island puzzles around here! :)
Barbara Johannessen Bailey (Rabrab)
Posted on Monday, May 16, 2005 - 6:06 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

This puzzle has been fun to watch unfold, even if I did have to give up on it way back. Very nicely done, Dref, Pandora, Zenith and Wunderland!
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Tuesday, May 24, 2005 - 6:35 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Brilliant!

(I'm only sorry that I couldn't get MI1 and MI2 working before I could swoop.)

I've just installed Virtual Machine software and still can't get the games to play. I'm gonna try DOSBox next.

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