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In 2013 our plans call for us to add an additional adventure to the event. There will be two consecutive adventure modules, and each module will have two variations of either a combat or puzzle orientation. The first module called “Lycans Afoot” tasks the party to travel through a dark forest in search of a tower, while the second module called “Golembane” challenges the party to reach the top of tower.

TOPIC: Rope Puzzle Solution

Re: Rope Puzzle Solution 8 years 9 months ago #13

That can happen sometimes. On the Cross the Water puzzle we had it correct but one of the stones had move a bit. It was my 3rd time doing the puzzle. The DM said that a board did not fit that I knew fit.

After the team tried several other ways I took the DM aside and quietly asked him if the puzzle had changed.

He said, "I'm not sure I think so..." Ah Ha went the bells in my mind. First time in the room it seems. After a brief discussion we solved the puzzle when the stone was pushed back the little bit it had moved.

It is unfortunate but sometimes the DM's are not quite up on the puzzle solutions until they have had a few groups through.
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Re: Rope Puzzle Solution 8 years 9 months ago #14

Raywind wrote:

greyseer wrote:
Taunt was a misspelling it was supposed to be Taught


Psst. Taut.

I do enough proofreading that this unduly enraged me. :(


Sorry, mea culpa. Will fix.
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Re: Rope Puzzle Solution 8 years 9 months ago #15

I was a DM for that room,combat side.

I think part of what happened was that the white ropes got stretched out pretty bad on the first day. I have a feeling that the white ropes was never ment to be able to form a Pentagram.

It was definitely one of the reasons I only had four or five successes in my entire first two shifts.

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Re: Rope Puzzle Solution 8 years 9 months ago #16

I ran at 9:48 am on Thursday and the white ropes formed a perfect pentagram without stretching. Thats pretty early on day one, so i'm not so sure about the stretching theory.
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Re: Rope Puzzle Solution 8 years 9 months ago #17

Raywind wrote:

greyseer wrote:
Taunt was a misspelling it was supposed to be Taught


Psst. Taut.

I do enough proofreading that this unduly enraged me. :(



Reminds me of an English teacher I had in high school who liked to give vocabulary/ spelling tests in the form of scrambled words.

Which she then misspelled...

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Re: Rope Puzzle Solution 8 years 9 months ago #18

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On Thursday my group was able to make a star with the white ropes while making a pentagon with with the black ropes.
You either discover a star or you don't. You arrogant punk.

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Re: Rope Puzzle Solution 8 years 9 months ago #19

cdsmith wrote: That can happen sometimes. On the Cross the Water puzzle we had it correct but one of the stones had move a bit. It was my 3rd time doing the puzzle. The DM said that a board did not fit that I knew fit.

After the team tried several other ways I took the DM aside and quietly asked him if the puzzle had changed.

He said, "I'm not sure I think so..." Ah Ha went the bells in my mind. First time in the room it seems. After a brief discussion we solved the puzzle when the stone was pushed back the little bit it had moved.

It is unfortunate but sometimes the DM's are not quite up on the puzzle solutions until they have had a few groups through.


Our group failed that puzzle as well. I think we had been in there floundering for about five minutes when the DM moved one of the rocks about half a foot. Since the fitting wasn't obvious (we had cleanly fit some of the planks between rocks, only to be told that they shouldn't count as fitting), that would have been a pretty big difference. Instead, we just ran out of time.

On the other hand, we did the rope puzzle on Thursday as well, and were able to form the proper shape with only a single false start.

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Re: Rope Puzzle Solution 8 years 9 months ago #20

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Jay Schwabe wrote: I was a DM for that room,combat side.

I think part of what happened was that the white ropes got stretched out pretty bad on the first day. I have a feeling that the white ropes was never ment to be able to form a Pentagram.


I was in the Thursday 5:24 combat run, and players in my group felt like stretched rope was a problem, too.

We made a pentagram on our first attempt, and then tried the sunburst. Our DM looked confused, told us "you did it right, but it still looks wrong," thought about it bit, and declared the puzzle solved. I'm guessing he also decided that rope-stretching was distorting the shape.

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Re: Rope Puzzle Solution 8 years 9 months ago #21

As the VERY FIRST person to touch those ropes, I can tell you they did not form the Pentagram at 10am Thursday.

I remembered what happened though. The first group who came through yanked them pretty hard to form the pentagram and failed.

The second group did the same thing, but the zip ties that held them to the rings loosened and the "excess" rope fed into the length making them longer.

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Re: Rope Puzzle Solution 8 years 9 months ago #22

They form a Chrysler Symbol :)

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Re: Rope Puzzle Solution 8 years 9 months ago #23

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Re: Rope Puzzle Solution 8 years 9 months ago #24

Jay Schwabe wrote: As the VERY FIRST person to touch those ropes, I can tell you they did not form the Pentagram at 10am Thursday.

I remembered what happened though. The first group who came through yanked them pretty hard to form the pentagram and failed.

The second group did the same thing, but the zip ties that held them to the rings loosened and the "excess" rope fed into the length making them longer.


10 am actual time or run starting at 10 am? On the 9:48 combat run they formed a pentagram effortlessly
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Let them trap us. We have our swords. - Elric of Melnibone.

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