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Week 1 - A Foolish Story - ENDED

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The story below contains the titles of 24 games.  The words of each title are in the correct order, but they may have other words, letters, or syllables between them.  Not all titles will have their subtitles, but look carefully to make sure. 

Each correct title is worth 10 points, and if you submit all the correct game titles at once, you’ll earn a bonus of 5 points. Your maximum score for this task is 245 points.  An incorrect answer will result in a 1 point deduction from your score.  Submit your answers to me by 11:00 PM GMT on Sunday, April 9.

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“Oh no! It’s pouring again, and I have to walk to Kathy’s party in all this rain,” sighed Fran as she tied a hair bow on the end of the black braid that hung down her back.  With a final glance in the mirror, she looked down at her new shoes and sighed again.  She wanted to wear them to dance a wild jig at the party but knew her western-style boots would keep her feet drier.  Despite the rain, she was looking forward to the party adventure, so she turned off the lights and headed out the door in the dark, being careful not to slip and fall on the wet porch stairs.

As she approached her friend’s house a few minutes later, a loud “Heck” tore through the air.  “That word is sooo bad, Geoff!  she laughed as he stepped out of a deep puddle by his car..  “Na,” Geoff said to someone still in the car.  “My life is a mess!  I just ruined my best blue suede shoes, and turned my feet to blocks of ice.” 

Three more people got out of the car and hurried to the house.  “Yoo-hoo!” called Fran to Murray, Jake, and Jake’s sister who was sporting a huge diamond ring.  On the porch, Fran said, “Hi, Ana!  How was your trip to Capri?”

“It was paradise, Fran!  I can’t believe the size of the castle.  It took me 5 days to explore the whole place.  I’m no longer a stranger to miles of winding stairs, but what’s a little agony of the feet compared to having carte blanche there for 2 whole weeks.”

Fran rang the bell and at last someone noticed that the front half of house was in darkness.  Suddenly, the porch light came on and a bunch of faces appeared in the windows.  “Eeeek!” screamed Ana.  “G-g-gobl-i-i-ins!” shouted Jake.  “Aliens!” yelled Murray.  “Elvira?” gasped Fran, who backed away from the door clenching her jaws and expecting to see the heads of cerberus coming towards her.

“April Fool!” laughed each creature, taking off masks to reveal Kathy and the other partygoers.  With relief, the foursome went inside to enjoy the crunch of nacho chips and the wonderful arrangement of desserts and drinks.  The cake and the scoop of butter pecan ice cream was delicious.

Answers to A Foolish Story:
1 - Kathy Rain
2 - Fran Bow
3 - The Black Mirror
4 - Wanted: A Wild Western Adventure
5 - Lights Out
6 - Dark Fall
7 - Stairs
8 - Hector: Badge of Carnage
9 - Still Life
10 - Blue Ice
11 - Yoomurjak’s Ring
12 - Anacapri
13 - Paradise
14 - The Castle
15 - 5 Days a Stranger
16 - Agon
17 - Carte Blanche
18 - Last Half of Darkness
19 - Gobliiins
20 - Aliens
21 - Elvira: The Jaws of Cerberus
22 - Creature Crunch
23 - The Arrangement
24 - The Scoop
Alternative answers:
Again
The House
Ring

     

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Great puzzle LK! Thumbs Up I wanted to create something similar last year, but party was over way too soon due my limited english skills.

     
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Players, please note this correction:
A stray game has been identified in the story by one of our players (thanks AFGNCAAP!), so there are 24 games to find instead of 23.  I’ve made the corrections in the directions.

Thanks, DarkEye!

     

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It’s best to send me a PM if you have a specific question about a puzzle, just to avoid giving anything away.

To reiterate, the game titles are all in the correct order.  Also, they do not overlap with other titles in the story.

     

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Woohoo!! Great first game!

     

Recently finished: Four Last Things 4/5, Edna & Harvey: The Breakout 5/5, Chains of Satinav 3,95/5, A Vampyre Story 88, Sam Peters 3/5, Broken Sword 1 4,5/5, Broken Sword 2 4,3/5, Broken Sword 3 85, Broken Sword 5 81, Gray Matter 4/5\nCurrently playing: Broken Sword 4, Keepsake (Let\‘s Play), Callahan\‘s Crosstime Saloon (post-Community Playthrough)\nLooking forward to: A Playwright’s Tale

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A not so foolish start:
Chrissie - 245

     

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Here’s an update:
Chrissie - 245
Sir Beardalot - 128

     

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Another player weighs in:
Chrissie - 245
Karlok - 198
Sir Beardalot - 167

Edited to add points.

     

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Please note:

Due to the sleuthing abilities of some of our players, a few more less common adventure games have been found in A Foolish Story.  I will accept these titles as alternatives and list them as such when I post the answers on Sunday.

Here’s an update:
Chrissie - 245
Eddyc - 229
Karlok - 198
Sir Beardalot - 167

     

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Answers to the story continue:
Chrissie - 245
Phlebas - 245
AFGNCAAP - 230
Eddyc - 229
Karlok - 198
Becky - 169
Sir Beardalot - 167

     

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More foolish ones enter the fray:
AFGNCAAP - 245
Chrissie - 245
Phlebas - 245
Eddyc - 229
Kurufinwe - 229
Karlok - 198
DarkEye - 195
Becky - 169
Sir Beardalot - 167
Abnaxus - 140

     

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And another one:
AFGNCAAP - 245
Chrissie - 245
Phlebas - 245
Eddyc - 229
Kurufinwe - 229
DarkEye - 213
Karlok - 198
Diego - 185
Becky - 169
Sir Beardalot - 167
Abnaxus - 140

     

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More fools these:
AFGNCAAP - 245
Chrissie - 245
Phlebas - 245
Eddyc - 229
Kurufinwe - 229
DarkEye - 222
Karlok - 198
Diego - 185
TimovieMan - 183
Becky - 169
Sir Beardalot - 167
SoccerDude28 - 157
Abnaxus - 140

Edited to change a score.

     

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You have 2 hours and 10 minutes before this week’s deadline.  Here are the current scores:
AFGNCAAP - 245
Chrissie - 245
Phlebas - 245
Kurufinwe - 229
Eddyc - 228
DarkEye - 221
TimovieMan - 221
Diego - 205
Karlok - 198
Becky - 179
Sir Beardalot - 167
SoccerDude28 - 157
Abnaxus - 149


Diego, I can’t respond until you clear out your inbox.

Edit:  Changed a score.

     

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Lady Kestrel - 09 April 2017 04:54 PM

Diego, I can’t respond until you clear out your inbox.

Oopsie-doopsie!! We ARE all foolish here, you see…  Yum

     

Recently finished: Four Last Things 4/5, Edna & Harvey: The Breakout 5/5, Chains of Satinav 3,95/5, A Vampyre Story 88, Sam Peters 3/5, Broken Sword 1 4,5/5, Broken Sword 2 4,3/5, Broken Sword 3 85, Broken Sword 5 81, Gray Matter 4/5\nCurrently playing: Broken Sword 4, Keepsake (Let\‘s Play), Callahan\‘s Crosstime Saloon (post-Community Playthrough)\nLooking forward to: A Playwright’s Tale

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