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Offline Spookie MonsterTopic starter

Why is a raven like a writing-desk?
« on: September 15, 2008, 05:47:10 AM »
"Sssss" said Gollum, and became quite polite.  "Praps ye sits here and chats with it a bitsy, my preciousss.  It like riddles, praps it does, does, it?"  He was anxious to appear friendly, at any rate for the moment, and until he found out more about the sword and the hobbit, whether he was quite alone really, whether he was good to eat, and whether Gollum was really hungry.  Riddles were all he could think of.  Asking them, and sometimes guessing them, had been the only game he had ever played with other funny creatures sitting in their holes in the long, long ago, before he lost all his friends and was driven away, alone, and crept down, down, into the dark under the mountains.

Given the long, proud history of game masters incorporating riddles into their games, I find it a bit odd that we don't have a thread here at Elliquiy devoted to riddling.  Do you like riddles?  Are you good at figuring out riddles?  Have you ever incorporated riddling into your gaming sessions?  What are some of your favorite riddles?  Can you stump us with a particular riddle?

Spel


Also I like the Riddler, but I digress.

Offline Sherona

Re: Why is a raven like a writing-desk?
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2008, 07:42:21 AM »
My favorites are rather simplistic.

"In the morning I crawl, in the afternoon I stand and walk on two legs, but in the evenings I am back to three..what am I?"


"Human's spend their lives trying to capture me, often breaking me. When I am broken I still work, when you can touch me then my work is done..what am I?"

Both are very simple, and only took me a few moments of pondering back in high school to figure out. But both answers kind of speak to me in a weird way :P

Offline Kalen

Re: Why is a raven like a writing-desk?
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2008, 08:31:19 PM »
I can answer both of Sherona's.

The first is the human life span... we crawl on all fours, then learn to walk, then depend on a cane.

The second?  The human heart.



No sooner spoken than broken. What is it?

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Re: Why is a raven like a writing-desk?
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2008, 09:11:52 PM »
Silence.

This one's a bit of a visual.  I got it from an old Analog magazine, so forgive the dated-ness.

Below is the place that will be safe during a nuclear war.

ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVXYZ

What is the place?

Offline Vekseid

Re: Why is a raven like a writing-desk?
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2008, 01:38:51 AM »
Under the sea (C)?

Not sure otherwise.

Which two men does history remember?

Offline Cherri Tart

Re: Why is a raven like a writing-desk?
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2008, 01:52:57 AM »
nowhere (no W here)

Offline Vekseid

Re: Why is a raven like a writing-desk?
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2008, 02:26:32 AM »
I am blind : /

Offline Revolverman

Re: Why is a raven like a writing-desk?
« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2008, 02:29:45 AM »
I form the flattest planes, or the highest mountains, I blind some, and help some to see.