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Spike
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We should start a thread over in Bollocks for YR… And I'm still on Day 2, I can't see to get it to end. Apparently I've missed something so I'll either wander around some more or more likely, resort to a WT to see what I've missed.

What are the last couple of tasks that you've accomplished?  Have you searched walls?  Has your Gardonyi brochure been a great deal of help to you??  It's a puzzle, alright.  Is it chilly in that room?

MaGtRo has a good walkthrough here  http://www.gameboomers.com/wtc.....ksring.htm

And Private Moon has a strategy guide at  yoomurjak.com  But this site seems to be down just now.

"…you just keep on trying 'til you run out of cake."

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Let's see: I've been to Gardonyi's twice – spoke to auntie Isa (that's what I remember her name to be); gone to the antique store and seen the stuff that was sold (well, most of it as I haven't come across the bronze leg yet); checked out the winery and saw the clue on the wall (thanks to MaG's WT as I didn't see it at all the first couple of times there! I'm trying to avoid using it too much.); did the cryptogram (my fav kind of puzzle); noticed the odd markings on the statue at Gardonyi's (not sure what to do with that at the moment)

Chilly in the room? hmmm…

I've read the brochure, but I may have missed something if it's supposed to be helpful…

Food for thought!

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The brochure is a puzzle in itself, and the thermometer is one component of that puzzle.

P.S.  Dontcha just love MaGtRo's Wt's?  Have you been to her (I'm assuming "her") website?

"…you just keep on trying 'til you run out of cake."

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If there are mutlitple WTs for a specific game, I will always choose hers (yes, a her) as she's always very clear and concise. You mean GB? Yep, I cruise by but it's not for me, too “nice”. Some of the TR denizens – not me – have been perma-banned from the site (although most happened before she took over). We're renegades. [Image Can Not Be Found]

I'll have to take a closer look at the brochure. I've been treating it just like a real life brochure and jammed it in my pockets of infinity without a 3rd look.

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NO.  Not GB.  This:  http://magtro.com/

The clues you need at this point are in the ledger/notebook on Tollar's desk (antique store).  There's also a related clue in the Lyceum, but I'm not sure if you need it.  I saw it early on, so I don't know if you need click on it to advance to the brochure puzzle.  I was stumped just about where you are.  Walked away and thought about it.  Came up with a couple of possibilities that didn't pan out, then accidentally discovered something about that brochure.  Took some trial and error, but thankfully I got it in the end.

To jump ahead a bunch:  I almost never read game credits, but watched this time.  Fell in love with the theme song.  I asked Private Moon for info and got links to both the Hungarian version by a Hungarian (big deal, apparently) singer who just happens to BE one of the Private Moon principals, and the English version by a Welshman living in Hungary.  If you're interested, I'll send the links.  Eventhough I don't understand a bit of Hungarian, that version is the best of the 2 because of the richness of the singer's voice.  Evocative.  Streaming audio, easily captured.  ( I didn't really say that.)  I miss the strike-through function.

I love the cryptograms too.  Used to do the ones in the Sunday paper, but haven't done any recently.  This puzzle was a piece of cake.

"…you just keep on trying 'til you run out of cake."

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Behold, day 3!

I'd been in the observatory weeks ago (seems like weeks) and seen the picture there, but didn't make the connection until I finally found the statue's foot AND went back to the observatory, then everything finally clicked into place. Plus I have this incredible talent for doing things in a non-linear fashion so things can get confusing particularly with the long periods of not playing this game.

Trying to get the exact placement on the brochure was a bitch. I had to look at the WT to get the exact placement because I was getting highly annoyed (I was off on one corner by one stinking block. Make the pixels bigger, people!).

Climbed the minaret – who the hell climbed those 97 incredibly shallow stairs, walked around that skinny tower with a rather rickey-looking railing and took all those pictures?! And then climbed back down? Brave, brave soul. (kinda reminds me of the tower in Byzantine)

Thanks for the link to MaG's site! I didn't realize she had her own with just her cute dogs (they are cute and I'm not a fan of bull terriers, even French ones) and WTs. That'll save my sanity. [Image Can Not Be Found]

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Terrific.  There are 2 or 3 more hard puzzles later on - day 4 and day 5 (maybe all on day 4, can't remember).  One I thought should have been easier than it was, but then hard is always in the eye of the solver, and there might have been a few slight translation flaws. Or it could have been all me.

End of day 3 will give you an "uh-oh" moment.  End of day 4-beginning of day 5 will give you an "awwww" moment.

"…you just keep on trying 'til you run out of cake."

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Day 4!

That hungry look whenever Evi checks out Jonathan is classic. I'm thinking if she and Juli weren't office-mates, Evi'd have drugged Jonathan dragged him off to her lair. (and the wth is with Evi's hair? She looks like a blonde zebra.) At the end of day 3, I thought for sure Jonathan was headed for jail and deportation.

So far, all I've done is talk to Boldogi's wife. The drive out was beautiful!

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If you were married to Evi's husband (guy in City Hall) you'd be looking at Jonathan with that look, too.  And didn't you really, really want a slice of that "cake" that really looked like strudel?  I think you get the cake on your 2nd visit.  Good God, listen to us.  Just like 2 old ladies with their "soaps".  Then again, soap ladies don't climb castle walls in the middle of the night, so I guess we'll be ok.

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Jonathan tells Juli he's already found treasue. Is that the cutest thing or what?

Had the cake - looked like some sort of poppy seed strudel. Next stop, the winery... in another couple of days.

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You guys crack me up. 🙂

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[Image Can Not Be Found]  It's a game with an actual story! Actually, it's more like an interactive movie that's rather nicely done - FMV ftw. I tend to get stuck more often than I like because I neglect to look up, down, all-around or locate a hidden pixel, but it's "hella" better than the dreck that passes for the majority of mass marketed games.

The location is beautiful. I've made the run from Eger to whatever that other town is three times just to watch the fly-over of the drive out. I could definitely spend time wandering the city.

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Steerpike said:

You guys crack me up. :)


From a Steerpike post:

if you fail to get back to your bloodstain

Hmmpphhff!  I  was more worried about getting to the library again to try to find some old books.

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Taken out of context like that it sounds kinda gross...

Go find your books, Toger. I'll continue saving the universe from demons. Then posterity will judge us. [Image Can Not Be Found]

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Actually, that was Spike. [Image Can Not Be Found]

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Whoops! Sorry, ladies. [Image Can Not Be Found]

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All that said, what would this world be like if we didn't have both those goin' for the books, and those goin' for the sword and hoping to get back to their bloodstain?  [Image Can Not Be Found]

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Day 5:

:singing: Jonathan & Juli sitting in a tree...

That family crest puzzle was a bitch. I figured out the majority of it based on the book, but got the wrong "chap ploye Azure de point fess", the wrong helmet and the wrong telamondes. Apparently, I forgot what a maul looks like. (in my defense, I don't usually play characters that bash things. I like the finesse of lovingly-crafted, finely-honed steel. Bludgeoning is a terribly messy business. [Image Can Not Be Found] )

I'll have to come back to the saga of J & J later this weekend. Although Juli pushing on the ring does not bode well with the quick cuts to those other unsavory looking characters.

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Not only are you going to spend all of Day 5 trying to save your own butt, but you are going to get increasingly stressed on another front.

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That there's a character named "Juli" upsets me, despite the fact that I'm only following this vicariously through you guys.

It's like naming someone "Candee" or "Rubi."

Letters were not invented for your amusement, people!

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