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Battleship Combination Lock
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axlerowes's comment on 2013-04-15 09:22 PM
could use a little more presentation, as it stands now, it is just a suggestion of a puzzle. Go to Comment
Battleship Combination Lock
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valadaar's comment on 2008-04-22 11:02 AM
I agree with Moonhunter. Puzzles can be used, but they need to make sense and not exist for their own sake. The question is Why?

Some PC's might be cool with it though. Go to Comment
Battleship Combination Lock
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Silveressa's comment on 2011-07-12 10:00 PM


Interesting but a bit too basic to make  the typhical player group get enthused about solving the problem.



The main Issue I find with "real" puzzles is sometimes the characters are supposed to be brilliant mages or scientists, (or super heroes) and the player becomes frustrated when their character could easily solve a problem they are struggling with, it really kills the immersion for them.


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The Shocking Pattern
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Barbarian Horde's comment on 2009-03-30 11:10 AM
It could be looked at as a burglar alarm in a modern home, the owner knows the combination. the reason its given as a puzzle is cause his old buddies from wizard college still need a place to crash every now and then. Go to Comment
The Shocking Pattern
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Strolen's comment on 2008-04-27 08:44 PM
The evil Mathematician's castle! Beware the next room of Soduku.

Classic dungeon crawl puzzle and I love it just for that! Go to Comment
The Shocking Pattern
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MoonHunter's comment on 2005-11-08 06:20 PM
Only voted Go to Comment
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Cheka Man's comment on 2005-11-11 05:54 PM
Positivly shocking. Go to Comment
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Monument's comment on 2013-02-02 11:45 AM
Well, I can't really give you a hint as to the solution without giving you the solution. However, since it's been quite a while since I posted this, I don't mind posting the solution.

The solution, there are 4 patterns which are all rotations of the same pattern I'm going to lay out below. A "." represents an empty square, an "X" represents a square that a shield is placed upon.

.X.X
XX..
....
X..X


(This looks better under a font that is even sized, such as courier).

You'll note that on the horizontal, from the top, row 1 has 2 empty squares, row 2 has 2 empty squares, row 3 has 4 empty squares, and row 4 has 2 empty squares. In the vertical, starting from the left, row 1 has 2 empty squares, row 2 has 2 empty squares, row 3 has 4 empty squares, and row 4 has 2 empty squares. So that's all even numbers left over.

Hope this helps! Go to Comment
The Shocking Pattern
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Pariah's comment on 2006-09-28 08:34 PM
Well, at least it's not a game of chess. Go to Comment
The Shocking Pattern
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Zylithan's comment on 2005-11-24 10:35 AM
Nice puzzle. Not something i have seen before :) I like your comments on how things can be made magical to make the experience "worth their trouble". Go to Comment
The Shocking Pattern
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Murometz's comment on 2007-06-20 08:49 PM
what Cheka said! Go to Comment
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Drackler's comment on 2006-04-30 05:33 PM
You know how, usually, the game that you are playing will say that the DM is not really against the players, well, I still think it is really fun to give them a puzzle/monster/weird magic item that completly baffles, annoys, or just plain angers them.


-Drackler Wyrmdragon, Cronddelshno the Snakedragon.
O.o Go to Comment
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valadaar's comment on 2008-04-23 08:17 PM
This is interesting, though I'd like to know more about Why. Go to Comment
The Shocking Pattern
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freebooter's comment on 2009-05-30 12:12 AM
Nice puzzle... Some good thought went into it's construction.
Can't see it actually being used in any but the most mature and experienced of gaming groups though. I know most of the young guys I game with would lose it after about their 3rd try and go find something better to do.
Have you managed to use it in a game? Go to Comment
The Shocking Pattern
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PsykieKILLA's comment on 2009-06-16 12:51 AM
Hey, would it be possible to post some of the solutions as I cannot for the life of me figure out how to get 6 counters to fit on a 4x4 board that are equal on all vertical and horizontal lines... It simply does not make sense to me, and I usually pick up on things like this easily... Go to Comment
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eagleschrisr's comment on 2013-01-26 02:20 PM
I like the idea and want to use it but I can't come up with a solution on my own. Can you put 2 or more shields in the same square? Please at list give me a hint as to the solution. Thanks Go to Comment
The Doll House
Items  (Other)   (Magical)
manfred's comment on 2005-08-17 02:50 AM
Hmmm... interesting.

The question is, who made it? I can imagine some excentric toy-maker, that makes dolls that can be taught how to play by the children, but the resizing to human size speaks isn't quite in tune with this.

Bound to it is the question: why does it exist? Was it supposed to teach the children the causes of their actions or behaviour, or bad parents what a wrong upbringing can cause? Or was it made for only one particular revenge, and kind of "stayed behind to trouble the world"? It is quite a potent magic, you know. Go to Comment
The Doll House
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MoonHunter's comment on 2005-08-17 08:45 AM
This is a perfect item for the Garage Sale from HELL thread. I could see someone creating this "Twilight Zone" object with the help of some bizzare extradimensional fey thing. The fact that the item can bless as well as punish is important. It changes it from a deadly trap to an item of moral lessons. Go to Comment
The Doll House
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Pariah's comment on 2005-10-31 09:43 PM
I'm going to have to ask the same question as manfred, why? Is it an evil sorceror at work, and if it is, why didn't he have them play with the kids instead of the parents. Or is it the god of trickery, looking for another cheap laugh, I could almost see that. I don't know, it just seems to be missing a purpose.

3/5 - It's good, but could use a bit of refining. Go to Comment
The Doll House
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Murometz's comment on 2013-03-03 01:36 PM
Same questions as the others had, but i think there's enough here to be a good idea. Go to Comment
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