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Old 02-01-2006, 07:43 AM   #1
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The Riddle Game

I'm not sure whether this belongs here or in Mirth, but I couldn't find one like it. Mods, if you move this, could you PM me?

These riddles are not necessarily Tolkien themed, but are instead just any old-fashioned riddles such as he used in the riddle game between Gollum and Bilbo in the Hobbit. These old rhymes are clever and difficult, but they're lots of fun. Here's one to start:


In marble walls as white as milk,
Lined with a skin as soft as silk,
Within a fountain crystal clear,
A golden apple doth appear.
No doors there are to this stronghold,
Yet thieves break in and steal the gold.


As usual, he or she who finds the right answer posts the next rhyme.
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Old 02-01-2006, 09:58 AM   #2
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There's already a riddle thread here.
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Old 02-01-2006, 10:05 AM   #3
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I didn't think mine fit under that, since mine are general riddles and those are specifically Tolkien themed (Answers and clues refer to Tolkien trivia, and most of the riddles are original).
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I didn't think mine fit under that, since mine are general riddles and those are specifically Tolkien themed (Answers and clues refer to Tolkien trivia, and most of the riddles are original).
I agree that this thread is sufficiently different from the other to get over the duplication hurdle.

The question is whether it stands the test of being sufficiently Tolkien-related.

On reflection, though, I'll let it stand. We did have a riddle game before where the answers were not necessarily Middle-earth related, and the riddle theme is, I think, a sufficent connection with Tolkien's works.

One condition, though. Please try to make the riddles as similar as possible in style to those used in the riddle game between Bilbo and Gollum. I know that may make it a challenge to set a question but, hey, these games are supposed to be challenging ...
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Old 02-06-2006, 11:50 AM   #5
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Old 02-06-2006, 11:56 AM   #6
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YAY! SOMEONE RESPONDED!!!! WHOOO-HOOO!!!

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Old 05-04-2006, 01:56 PM   #7
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I agree that this thread is sufficiently different from the other to get over the duplication hurdle.

The question is whether it stands the test of being sufficiently Tolkien-related.

On reflection, though, I'll let it stand. We did have a riddle game before where the answers were not necessarily Middle-earth related, and the riddle theme is, I think, a sufficent connection with Tolkien's works.

One condition, though. Please try to make the riddles as similar as possible in style to those used in the riddle game between Bilbo and Gollum. I know that may make it a challenge to set a question but, hey, these games are supposed to be challenging ...
and please, no eating the other participants lol
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