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Postby Corrupt Shadow » Wed Jan 09, 2008 4:09 pm

You're referring to a spoiler-free guide, I assume?

If you want spoilers, all of that information is on the Wiki...
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Postby Olaf » Wed Jan 09, 2008 6:54 pm

enterthewumpus wrote:I believe that in addition to being non-spoilery, they are also in haiku. Obviously we wouldn't want to just steal that, but figuring out a way to make the hints stand out from other things would be neat.
Spoonerisms, maybe?
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Postby Ryme » Wed Jan 09, 2008 10:19 pm

The problem with spoonerisms as clues is, if done right, they tend to be pretty obvious. For instance, if I say: 'go visit the dig bog' and there's a big dog somewhere, it's practically a blatant spoiler.

On the other hand, if chosen poorly or somewhat fumbled, they're just plain incomprehensible.

Honestly, I just like artfully choosing hints that are vague without being too vague and useful without being too useful. That in itself is an art form.

Not that I'll be mad if people use spoonerisms here and there, I just don't think they're good spoiler material.

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Postby Olaf » Wed Jan 09, 2008 10:38 pm

I wasn't really thinking about whether they would work well at the time.
It was just the only literary device that I could think of that is somewhat associated with the game.
I guess we could go with epic poetry.

But yeah, seriously, the best way is just well done hints.
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Postby Corrupt Shadow » Thu Jan 10, 2008 1:49 pm

.bob, ysae oot si taht aedi yllis a tsuj s'tahT
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Postby neocamp22 » Thu Jan 10, 2008 2:40 pm

Iambic pentameter? :P
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Postby Cristiona » Thu Jan 10, 2008 11:49 pm

BongBob wrote:Limericks? :P

Young heros sent down by the officer Rand
Got blocked by doors in dank maze land
But then a mender of bind
who was very kind
told them that they should to try gray sand
You are now required to have all your posts be limericks :P
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Postby Corrupt Shadow » Fri Jan 11, 2008 7:14 am

Yeah, man, that was pretty friggin' awesome.
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Postby TheK3vin » Fri Jan 11, 2008 3:22 pm

I man I knew back in 'Nam
Told a limerick too many to his mom
He found whenever he would speak
It was a limerick he would squeak.
But now that guy is dead so no one cares.


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