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2007-04-05 Riddles

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Summary: Required properties for D&D riddles.

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< * The most important rule is to *limit explicit riddles to social occasions*: Story telling, singing, games of luck, betting, and riddle contests are excellent entertainment. In urban settings, solving a riddle might give you a better price, earn you respect, avoid a fight, or gain you some information -- because you have entertained somebody, played a game with somebody. At court, a party member is being accused of having betrayed the location of the Lord's eldest son to the enemy. The accused manages to defuse the situation. Finally, one of the Lord's advisers proposes a riddle. If the accused manages to solve the riddle, everybody laughs, an no face is lost. If the accused takes too long, people start whispering, and as the silence stretches there will be a voice or two muttering: "Fool! Stupid oaf probably just failed to kill our Lord's son due to a slow wit."

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> * The most important rule is to *limit word-based riddles to social occasions*: Story telling, singing, games of luck, betting, and riddle contests are excellent entertainment. In urban settings, solving a riddle might give you a better price, earn you respect, avoid a fight, or gain you some information -- because you have entertained somebody, played a game with somebody. At court, a party member is being accused of having betrayed the location of the Lord's eldest son to the enemy. The accused manages to defuse the situation. Finally, one of the Lord's advisers proposes a riddle. If the accused manages to solve the riddle, everybody laughs, an no face is lost. If the accused takes too long, people start whispering, and as the silence stretches there will be a voice or two muttering: "Fool! Stupid oaf probably just failed to kill our Lord's son due to a slow wit."


I like categorizing players by asking them to rank combat, interaction, and riddles. Personally, I hate riddles. They break the flow, and to be honest, I don’t get to see many riddles in real life, so riddles protecting things are not very believable.

Some players do enjoy riddles, however. What are good riddles to use?

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