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Ixoye724 (Ixoye724)
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Posted on Thursday, September 23, 2010 - 8:57 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Matt walks into a crowded room, and is almost immediately attacked and beaten severely. Nearby, Luke Skywalker looks at Boba Fett and says "It probably should have been you." What's going on?

This is FMOI, and it is not a requirement to have complete knowledge of relevant movies in order to participate - certain unknown information can be discovered based on general knowledge about aforementioned movies (whether you've seen them or not), or by asking enough questions - enjoy!
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Matt = H/A/M? H/C/M? H/A/F? H/C/F? (Hey, could be a girl, is all I'm saying. *grin*)

Star Wars relevant? All six movies? One in particular? If just one, A New Hope? The Empire Strikes Back? Return of the Jedi? The Saga Begins? Attack of the Clones? Revenge of the Sith? Other material?
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Matt = H/A/M? H/C/M? H/A/F? H/C/F? (Hey, could be a girl, is all I'm saying. *grin*) Matt is HAM

Star Wars relevant? Of course...
All six movies? Yes, some more than others though One in particular? Not really, keep reading... A New Hope? Yes, mostly this one
The Empire Strikes Back? Yes, to a smaller degree
Return of the Jedi? The Saga Begins? Attack of the Clones? Revenge of the Sith? Other material? For one aspect of the puzzle, all of the movies are relevant, but for all other aspects focus on the ones identified above
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Posted on Thursday, September 23, 2010 - 10:06 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Possible $poyler e-mailed.
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Matt = Balin? :P

Are the characters the same as from the movies, or different ones with the same names? Are their personalities similar?
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Is this at a convention? Is Matt in a Star Trek uniform?
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Balin, your $poyler attempt was a good one, just not correct

Matt = Balin? :P Pure coincidence, just a random name choice

Are the characters the same as from the movies, or different ones with the same names? Not sure how to answer this - can you ask another way?
Are their personalities similar? Maybe, but not all that relevant

Is this at a convention? No, but this idea is involved
Is Matt in a Star Trek uniform? No (this was Balin's idea as well - good thought
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So are the people in costume?
Or is it "really" Luke and Boba?
Is this a costume party?
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RPGs being played? LARPs? Is this in a game store?
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Are Luke and Boba in the room where Matt gets beaten up? Do they see him get beat up?
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So are the people in costume? Yes
Or is it "really" Luke and Boba? No
Is this a costume party? No
RPGs being played? LARPs? No
Is this in a game store? No
Are Luke and Boba in the room where Matt gets beaten up? No
Do they see him get beat up? Yes
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Is Matt in a costume? A Star Wars costume? Is he dressed as a Jedi? Sith? Other creature? Good guy? Bad guy?
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Is Matt in a costume? A Star Wars costume? Yes, both
Is he dressed as a Jedi? Sith? No... Other creature? This
Good guy? Bad guy? Hmmm...I'd say neutral
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Were the people who beat him up dressed in Star Wars costumes? Were they dressed as Jedi? Sith? Other creatures?
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Were the people who beat him up dressed in Star Wars costumes? Were they dressed as Jedi? Sith? Other creatures? None of the above
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Is this at Halloween? Do we need to find out what Matt was dressed at?
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Is this at Halloween? No
Do we need to find out what Matt was dressed at? It will help, yes
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Is he dressed as R2-D2? C-3PO? Chewbacca? Did Matt dress as this person by his own volition? On a dare?
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On a dare? He wasn't dressed as Princess Leia, was he? *snicker*
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Is this related to a convention, such as a nearby bar? Is it a gathering of fans? Is it at a movie theater showing a relevant film?
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Is he dressed as R2-D2? C-3PO? Chewbacca? None of these
Did Matt dress as this person by his own volition? Yes, so...On a dare? No
He wasn't dressed as Princess Leia, was he? *snicker* Ha ha, no
Is this related to a convention Yes
, such as a nearby bar? But not this
Is it a gathering of fans? No
Is it at a movie theater showing a relevant film? No
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Is he dressed as someone from Episode IV? V? VI? I? II? III?
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Is he dressed as someone from Episode IV? V? VI? I? II? III? A character (or representative of a group of characters) from Episode IV
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Is he dressed as a droid? A Jawa?
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Is he dressed as a droid? A Jawa? Yes, a Jawa he is
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Is he walking into the convention as an attendee? As a protestor? To satirize the convention? Is this a PETA convention?
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Is he walking into the convention FA - a convention is involved to some degree, but not as directly as this
as an attendee? But yes, he can be considered this
As a protestor? No
To satirize the convention? No
Is this a PETA convention? No, but wouldn't it be ironic to be beaten up by people who don't like violence?
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Could this be considered a rally? A party?

And that would be ironic - in fact, you've reminded me of a story that would make a great puzzle.
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Could this be considered a rally? A party? You mean the place where the action in the puzzle takes place? No.
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Are Luke and Boba outside the room? Inside? About to walk in? Do they know Matt? Do they know anyone in the room?
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Are Luke and Boba outside the room? Yes, so...Inside? ...no
About to walk in? No - good q
Do they know Matt? Yes
Do they know anyone in the room? No - another good q
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Had Luke and Boba been in the room? Do all the people in the room have something in common? Do they hate Star Wars? Furry creatures? Is a fur protest going on?
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Had Luke and Boba been in the room? No
Do all the people in the room have something in common? Not all, but it's fair to say that many of them do
Do they hate Star Wars? Not relevant
Furry creatures? Not relevant
Is a fur protest going on? No
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Are Luke and Boba both HAM? People in the room: HAM? HAF? HA-Mixed? Was Luke ever planning to walk in the room? Was Boba? Did Matt mean to enter that room? Or was he trying to be somewhere else, but mixed up the addresses/directions?
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Are Luke and Boba both HAM? Yes
People in the room: HAM? HAF? HA-Mixed? Yes, HAM's and HAF's
Was Luke ever planning to walk in the room? Possibly...Was Boba?...also possible
Did Matt mean to enter that room? Yes
Or was he trying to be somewhere else, but mixed up the addresses/directions? No, he entered that certain room on purpose
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When entering the room, did Matt know he was going to be beaten up? Did he expect to be?
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When entering the room, did Matt know he was going to be beaten up? Did he expect to be? NO to both - great q's!
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The "event" taking place in the room - did it require a dress code? Is this on a college campus?
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The "event" taking place in the room Uhhhh...possible FA here...- did it require a dress code? No
Is this on a college campus? No
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Is there an event taking place in the room? A dinner? A dance? Is Matt's job relevant? Luke's? Boba's?
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Is there an event taking place in the room? No, there isn't (FA is now cleared up)
Is Matt's job relevant? Luke's? Boba's? None are relevant
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Are the people in the room there for a purpose? Are they waiting for something? Someone? Are they just mingling?
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Are the people in the room there for a purpose? Yes
Are they waiting for something? No
Someone? No Are they just mingling? Some of them may be doing this, but this isn't the reason they entered
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Are they an audience? Are they there to eat something? To do something? Are they in an auditorium? A house? A public building? A library? Are they wearing costumes of any sort?
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Are they an audience? No
Are they there to eat something? This is possible, but not the primary function of the place
To do something? Yes
Are they in an auditorium? A house? A public building? A library? No
Are they wearing costumes of any sort? No
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So they're in a private location, correct? A military base? A school? Are they in a skyscraper? At ground level? In the air? Underground? Underwater?
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So they're in a private location, correct? Well, yes, but... A military base? A school? Are they in a skyscraper? ...not these. It's not classified strictly as a "public building" like a school or courthouse would be, but anyone has access to it at all times
At ground level? Yes In the air? No
Underground? Underwater? No
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A bathroom? A store? A convenience store? A park?
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A convenience store? Precisely
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Are the people in the convenience store workers? Shoppers? Is the name of the convenience store relevant? Relevant just why Matt entered the store?
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Are the people in the convenience store workers? Well maybe 1 or 2, most of them are... Shoppers? ...this
Is the name of the convenience store relevant? No
Relevant just why Matt entered the store? This is relevant to a small degree (keep in mind what was discovered as being related to the puzzle but not a primary factor)
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Were the shoppers warned to be on the lookout for something? Someone? A serial killer?
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Were the shoppers warned to be on the lookout for something? No, but... Someone? Yes
A serial killer? No, not this but OTRT
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A murderer? Some other criminal?
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A murderer? No Some other criminal? Yes
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Is it allowed for me to invoke the LTPF list of criminal actions?

Seriously, there's an LTPF list for everything. And if there isn't one then whoever's asked just makes one up. :-P I love it.
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Is it allowed for me to invoke the LTPF list of criminal actions? I suppose it's always allowed, but it's up to the puzzle's host to accept the question, which I will do in this case...

The relevant criminal action is armed robbery
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Thank you for accepting the question! :-)

So, a Jawa guy named Matt mistaken for an armed robber. Hmm...well, Boba Fett would have made a better armed robber in any case. *snort* *grin*
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Posted on Tuesday, September 28, 2010 - 3:19 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So, a Jawa guy named Matt mistaken for an armed robber. Hmm...well, Boba Fett would have made a better armed robber in any case. *snort* *grin*

Well you have discovered a key part of the solution, only one small detail remains if anyone would like to take a stab - why would someone dressed as a Jawa from Star Wars be mistaken for an armed robber?
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Posted on Tuesday, September 28, 2010 - 3:33 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

In Star Wars, do Jawas carry weapons? That look like guns? Or some other real-world weapon? A knife (taking a STAB at this one)? So the shoppers saw Matt with the "weapon", and beat him up?
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In Star Wars, do Jawas carry weapons? That look like guns? Or some other real-world weapon? In the movie they do carry guns, but they have an exaggerated size barrel (almost like a gun with a tin can attached at the end of the barrel)

A knife (taking a STAB at this one)? Sorta like "The Jawa, in the Convenience Store, with the knife"? No, he didn't have a knife

So the shoppers saw Matt with the "weapon", and beat him up? Yes, this is what happened. But why beat up someone who is a Star Wars fan, carrying an unrealistic looking weapon?
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Posted on Tuesday, September 28, 2010 - 3:46 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Because Boba Fett was really the armed robber and they wanted Matt the Jawa to take the fall for him?
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Because Boba Fett was really the armed robber and they wanted Matt the Jawa to take the fall for him? No...
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Posted on Tuesday, September 28, 2010 - 3:54 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Had the store been robbed before? Had another store been robbed before? Recently? So the shoppers were extra-wary?
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Had the store been robbed before? Not THIS one, but...Had another store been robbed before?...YES, and...Recently?YES So the shoppers were extra-wary? Yes, so why was Matt at risk?
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Because the actual robber had been in disguise? As a Jawa? Or other similar-looking creature?
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Because the actual robber had been in disguise? Yes, at least partially As a Jawa? Someone may think this... Or other similar-looking creature? Yes

* * SPOILER * *

Poor Matt is simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. He and his 2 friends are on the way to a Star Wars convention and decide to stop for snacks at a convenience store. They randomly choose Matt, a "little person" who is dressed as a Jawa to go in to buy the snacks. None of them are aware that stores in the area have recently been robbed at gunpoint by a short person wearing a brown hooded coat similar to the one Matt is wearing as a makeshift Jawa outfit. Even though the gun he's carrying doesn't look realistic, the overly cautious customers pounce on him immediately due to the "Be On Lookout" notice posted at the store with a sketch of a man in a brown hooded coat. "Luke" and "Boba", who are waiting outside in the car, see the notice at the same time they see their friend get jumped on, and reason that it probably would have been better to send Boba in.


Nice work - may the Force be with you!
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Posted on Tuesday, September 28, 2010 - 4:18 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Excellent puzzle, and that's got to be one of my favorite puzzle statements ever!
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Posted on Tuesday, September 28, 2010 - 4:20 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Mine too!
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Posted on Tuesday, October 05, 2010 - 12:21 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Side note - although I've never been to a Star Wars convention, or dressed up in a Star Wars costume (man, have I been missing out), this very well could have been me, as I am pretty darn short. (Shortest guy in my class from 1st through 12th grade...yeah.)

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