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26th May 2018, 6:00 AM
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Newbiespud 26th May 2018, 6:00 AM edit delete
Newbiespud
It's a very distinctive type of maze.

I am so glad my lukewarm take about riddles last comic was met with validation and fruitful discussion about puzzles in general. Not what I expected.

26 Comments:

Toric 26th May 2018, 6:07 AM edit delete reply
I think Professor Layton wants to speak with you.
Digo Dragon 26th May 2018, 7:41 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
Yeah this would be where I'd give the GM a talk about why this is a bad puzzle design.

Honestly what the PCs came up with was much better of an idea and if I were the GM, I'd of burned my notes and went with their idea of the Everfree. No reason a thick dangerous forest can't be maze-like.
Guest 26th May 2018, 4:08 PM edit delete reply
So much this. Take the old notes, run them through a word filter to substitute all the relevant nouns, and the players will think you were a creative mastermind the whole time.

Nobody will ever guess you just have a few spare points in plot forgery.
█████ 28th May 2018, 7:46 AM edit delete reply
"As you make your way through the forest, the trees seem sparser than you recall and ample sunlight spills through the thinning treetops.

"The undergrowth however, more than compensates for the lack of trees, rising up thickly around as you push your way deeper into the forest."

Roll perception. Natural one? That's fine.

It isn't until you see the marble benches flanking a water fountain that you realise you're now in an enormous hedge maze."
Discord 26th May 2018, 6:16 AM edit delete reply
Well, I'm done spreading chaos.
Worldwide.
I think it's time to focus a bit more locally.
That hedge maze looks nice.
A bit too nice.
Greenhornet 26th May 2018, 6:42 AM edit delete reply
Maybe you should have put up a flashing neon sign?
evilauthor 26th May 2018, 7:08 AM edit delete reply
Neon signs only work if you're already looking at them. You need some means of getting the attention of Ponies NOT looking in that direction.

Use something noisy. Like trumpeting fanfare and a marching band.
ZhonLord 26th May 2018, 7:17 AM edit de