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Beccaann (Beccaann)
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Posted on Thursday, August 02, 2007 - 5:27 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Jim looked at the three men in front of him. All were silent. One tapped his finger on the table. They waited.

After what seemed like an eternity, another joined them. Everyone was happy to see him, including Jim; only minutes later he would realize his mistake.



I expect this to go quickly...I hope I'm wrong!
Tobasi (Tobasi)
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Posted on Thursday, August 02, 2007 - 7:19 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is Jim human? male? adult?
Are the other three human? male? adult?
Is the fifth human? male? adult?
Did Jim know the other three? the 5th?
Did the three know each other? the 5th?
Do we need to find out the place where this happened? the country and town? the specific place? did this happen inside a building?
How long was what seemed like an eternity:
seconds? minutes? hours? days? longer?
So Jim and the other three waited? Jim thought they waited for the same thing? but they waited for something else? did the three wait for the 5th person? did Jim wait in vain? did he have to wait even longer?
Are these five people (or part of them) doing this as part of their job? as a leisure activity? as an activity of everyday life?
Beccaann (Beccaann)
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Posted on Thursday, August 02, 2007 - 7:25 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is Jim human?yes male?yes adult?yes
Are the other three human?yope male?yes adult?yope
Is the fifth human?noish male?yes adult?noish
Did Jim know the other three?yes the 5th?yes
Did the three know each other?yope the 5th?yope
Do we need to find out the place where this happened?yesish the country and town?no the specific place?yesish did this happen inside a building?yes
How long was what seemed like an eternity:
seconds?this minutes?or this hours? days? longer?
So Jim and the other three waited?yope Jim thought they waited for the same thing?yes but they waited for something else?no did the three wait for the 5th person?yope did Jim wait in vain?no did he have to wait even longer?no
Are these five people (or part of them) doing this as part of their job?possibly as a leisure activity?more likely as an activity of everyday life?no
Tobasi (Tobasi)
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Posted on Thursday, August 02, 2007 - 7:52 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Can I call the three Ben, Carl and Dave? and the 5th Eugene?
Who is human: Ben? Carl? Dave?
Who is adult: Ben? Carl? Dave?
The non-human(s): animals? fantasy creatures? something lifeless?
Is Eugene an animal? a fantasy creatures? something lifeless?
Is this situation fictional? real? could it be real?
Did this happen in a residence? public? commercial? building?
Who of them waited: Jim? Ben? Carl? Dave?
Is anything of the following involved: sports? games? arts? culture? reading? handcraft? gardening? computer related?
Is there more to be found out about the table?
Who tapped on the table: Ben? Carl? Dave? just because he was bored?
Did anything relevant happen before Jim arrived? after Eugene arrived? in between?
Does the title refer to a king, queen or royal family? to money? something else?
Beccaann (Beccaann)
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Posted on Thursday, August 02, 2007 - 8:55 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Can I call the three Ben, Carl and Dave? and the 5th Eugene? sure
Who is human: Ben?yes Carl?noish Dave?noish
Who is adult: Ben?yes Carl?noish Dave?noish
The non-human(s): animals? fantasy creatures? something lifeless?this
Is Eugene an animal? a fantasy creatures? something lifeless?this
Is this situation fictional?no real?I made it up, but... could it be real?yes
Did this happen in a residence?possibly public?possibly commercial?no building?yes
Who of them waited: Jim?yes Ben?yes Carl?no Dave?no
Is anything of the following involved: sports?no games?yes arts?no culture?no reading?yes, for SVV of "reading" handcraft?no gardening?no computer related?no
Is there more to be found out about the table?yope
Who tapped on the table: Ben?yes Carl? Dave? just because he was bored?no
Did anything relevant happen before Jim arrived?no after Eugene arrived?yes in between?yes
Does the title refer to a king, queen or royal family?yes to money?yes something else?no
Sixtyeight (Sixtyeight)
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Post Number: 298
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Posted on Thursday, August 02, 2007 - 10:45 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

are ghosts involved?
are delusions involved?
is the devil involved?
were the non-human characters at one time human?
were they waiting for something? someone?
are other rooms in the uilding relevant?
are there any relevant items in the room?
does ben have a more invokved role in the puzzle than the other non-humans?
is it a video game? some kind of virtual reality?
Alex319 (Alex319)
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Posted on Friday, August 03, 2007 - 12:48 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are they playing any kind of game?

...Board game?
...Card game? Involving regular playing cards? Or a specialized deck? A collectible card game? Magic: The Gathering?
...Game involving betting? Like poker?
...Role-playing game? Like Dungeons and Dragons?
...Game involving physical activity?
...Electronic game? DVD game? Game show?

Was the tap on the table a signal? One intended to be secret?

Any electronic devices involved? Cell phone? Remote control?
Booklover (Booklover)
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Posted on Friday, August 03, 2007 - 2:48 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

ok, here's what I'm guessing, so hopefully I'm not completely off the mark!

were they playing blackjack (also called 21)?

did Ben tap the table in the blackjack game where tapping means "hit me" (give me another card)?

was Jim a blackjack dealer? regular player?
was Ben a blackjack dealer? regular player?

did Jim think that Ben had gone over by the card that was played? I've only played a handful of times, so I'm not sure of all the "ins and outs" of the game...
Peter365 (Peter365)
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Posted on Friday, August 03, 2007 - 3:07 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Soundds like a texas holdem situation to me?
Prontilee (Prontilee)
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Posted on Friday, August 03, 2007 - 9:33 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hi to all! First post, first try:
Jim and Ben are playing head-up Hold'Em; the other two "man" involved are two king (royalties) on the board. Jim has got two Aces in the hole, while Ben has got another K. Ben "slowplays" (shows weakness on a strong hand to confuse an opponent) his hand and checks(tapping his finger on the table),and on the 4th or 5th street another K comes, giving Jim the top full house. He doesn't suspect that Ben just made a poker, so he goes all-in and eventually lost everything.
Beccaann (Beccaann)
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Posted on Friday, August 03, 2007 - 1:48 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

are ghosts involved? no
are delusions involved? no
is the devil involved? no
were the non-human characters at one time human? no
were they waiting for something? b{yes} someone? yope
are other rooms in the uilding relevant? no
are there any relevant items in the room? yes
does ben have a more invokved role in the puzzle than the other non-humans? ben is human, and he is more involved than the non-humans
is it a video game?no some kind of virtual reality?no

Are they playing any kind of game? yes

...Board game? no
...Card game?yes Involving regular playing cards?yes Or a specialized deck?no A collectible card game?no Magic: The Gathering? no
...Game involving betting?yes Like poker?exactly
...Role-playing game?no Like Dungeons and Dragons?no
...Game involving physical activity?no
...Electronic game? DVD game? Game show?none

Was the tap on the table a signal?yes One intended to be secret? no

Any electronic devices involved? Cell phone? Remote control?none

ok, here's what I'm guessing, so hopefully I'm not completely off the mark!

were they playing blackjack (also called 21)?no

did Ben tap the table in the blackjack game where tapping means "hit me" (give me another card)?
no
was Jim a blackjack dealer? regular player?
was Ben a blackjack dealer? regular player?
no to all
did Jim think that Ben had gone over by the card that was played?no I've only played a handful of times, so I'm not sure of all the "ins and outs" of the game...

Soundds like a texas holdem situation to me?yes indeed!

Hi to all! First post, first try:
Jim and Ben are playing head-up Hold'Em; the other two "man" involved are two king (royalties) on the board. Jim has got two Aces in the hole, while Ben has got another K. Ben "slowplays" (shows weakness on a strong hand to confuse an opponent) his hand and checks(tapping his finger on the table),and on the 4th or 5th street another K comes, giving Jim the top full house. He doesn't suspect that Ben just made a poker, so he goes all-in and eventually lost everything.
Exactly correct! Great job for a first post. That's a SPOILER!

For once I predicted a quickie and a quickie it was!

And wish me luck, 'cause I'm playing hold'em tonight!

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