Right. So, I'm a little behind here (which I apologise for again) but I have just read through the thread and until TRPG's most recent clue, am I correct in saying that the prime suspects thus far were Strangefate, JM and Persephone. We're also a bit suspicious of Yugi for his standard really cagey behaviour (which IS standard let's be fair). But now we also have this new clue, which seems to have thrown something of a spanner in the works.
I did want to address something else before I start thinking about my own deductions here:
Dirty Water is kind of vague though. There could be bacteria or a virus in the water that could make you sick which could cause blood loss. We don't know what's in the dirty water.
See, this particular quote is something I wanted to mention because it kind of illustrates something that I always notice in games like this. Sometimes people making the deductions will try and be TOO clever in making them. Trying to see deeper meanings beyond what is there. Whereas you have to remember that TRPG wants
us to be able to get the clues he is giving us. So while Dirty Water could cause blood loss in the sense you are saying, you also have to remember that if one was giving clues and wanted you to think of Dirty Water, Blood Loss would definitely not be the first port of call. I've noticed a couple of suggestions like this which seem to clutch at straws a little, sort of thinking that TRPG won't want us to look at the obvious but is for some reason being extremely roundabout.
Anyway, now I want to try and do a list of my own! I realise we've all done lists, but I kinda want to do my own... So... Yeah... Just to clear things up in my own mind as opposed to anything else.
Our current clues are: InnaWoods
, Blood Loss
, Water Stain
. So I'm gonna go through all of these, colour the ones I think could be linked Green and colour the ones I think make no sense Red (those which I am uncertain of I will leave black).
Means of Murder Cards: Axe, Ice Skates, Work, Blood Release
Key Evidence Cards: Food Ingredients (groceries), Speakers, Cosmetic Mask (spa), Bell
Means of Murder Cards: Fork and Knife, Dismemberment, Dirty Water, Venomous Snake
Key Evidence Cards: Plastic Bottle, Graffiti, Envelope, Raincoat
Means of Murder Cards: Potted Plant, Venomous Scopion, Powdered Drugs, Machinery
Key Evidence Cards: Red Wine, Umbrella, Spinning Top, Soap
Means of Murder Cards: Folding chair, Rope, Baseball Bat, Drill
Key Evidence Cards: Toy, Rose, Newspaper, Majong Tile
Means of Murder Cards: Steel Tube, Drowning, Whip, Wrench
Key Evidence Cards: Hat, Sack, Cigar, Broom
Means of Murder Cards: Radiation, Injection, Wine, Fish Hook
Key Evidence Cards: Cake, Bracelet, Watch, Antique
Means of Murder Cards: Trowel, Unarmed Assault, Arson, Towel
Key Evidence Cards: Luggage, Electric Circuitry, Telephone, Tweezers
Means of Murder Cards: Bites and tears, Sulfuric Acid, Illegal Drugs, Kerosene
Key Evidence Cards: Computer, Cigarette Butt, Apple, Computer mouse
Player: James Moriarty
Means of Murder Cards: Stone, Crutch, Machete, Wire
Key Evidence Cards: Cigarette Ash, Sock, Tissue, Name Card
Means of Murder Cards: Cleaver, Pill, Scarf, Pistol
Key Evidence Cards: Sunglasses, Toy blocks, Tattoo, Drama Mask
Right, the way I did this was by just literally seeing which cards I thought could be linked to each individual clue. Looking at it as a whole though I suspect the picture might be a little different. However, one thing I think I can agree for sure (from all the way back at the start) is that BAMF is definitely an investigator as he does not have a single piece of evidence that I think can be linked to the clues we have. I've also pretty definitively excluded MP as well, so I reckon she can be trusted.
Incidentally, I actually think that other than the Sunglasses (which COULD be linked to the woods and outside and stuff), Persephone does not really have any evidence which seems to fit and so I reckon I would trust her too.
On the other hand, just taking each clue individually, it looks to me like Yugi is lit up like a Christmas tree! For me I reckon he is actually my prime suspect right now, followed swiftly by Strangefate.Edit:
P.s. Can I say... Good fucking LUCK to whichever Forensic Scientist has to try and get players to guess "Majong Tile". That's fucking ridiculously specific...Edit 2:
Correct me if I'm wrong, but the clues are actually just supposed to lead us in the direction of the correct cards, right? So, they are supposed to hint at what the cards are but do not actually exactly pertain to the "truth" of the murder. I ask this for a few reasons but also because if it were not for the Blood Loss cause of death then I would REALLY like Kythia's "Drowning" and "Cigar" match-up.