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Another Clue Game

Post by munitzer » Sun Apr 26, 2009 8:37 am

After reviewing some of the European and advanced versions of Clue, I have decided to try a game similar to Cluedo Super Sleuth. I have never played that version, so my knowledge of the game is restricted to having read the rules on Cluedofan and looking at various projects on this forum. I am going to take certain creative liberties with it, though.

I am still considering what to do for the suspect, weapon, and crime scenes cards and the theme of the game in general. I am not sure if I want to stick with the modern look that I usually use or if I want to go back toward the '40s or '20s. I have considered doing the '80s, too.

What I have been able to worked on, though, is the board. Am I correct to say that the tiles are laid out face-down at the beginning of play and then eventually flipped over as players move into them? I want to combine mansion and grounds locations, but it wouldn't make much sense for the tennis courts to be flanked by the ballroom, kitchen, library, and lounge, would it? Hence, in the picture below, there are two color tiles: blue and green. The blue tiles will be the formation in which the mansion tiles will be laid out, and the green are the grounds locations.

My understanding of Super Sleuth says that all of the players start at the main entrance square. I think that I am going to have all players start in the Hall, which will still be a suspected crime scene, and have the Hall in a set place (either the lower left corner or somewhere else along the bottom row).

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Any suggestions? Advice? Questions?

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Post by munitzer » Sun Apr 26, 2009 9:01 am

I was playing around with a concept, and this is what I cam up with for an 80s suspect card.

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Post by Niteshade007 » Sun Apr 26, 2009 3:16 pm

If you're going to do 80's (which I think you should), I would do actual stars from the 80s. Someone like Michael Douglas from Wall Street would make a good Mr. Green.

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Post by munitzer » Sun Apr 26, 2009 4:51 pm

I like the idea of a Gordon Gekko Mr. Green. I must admit that I am not too familiar with 80s movies characters that would segue well into a Clue game. I'm debating about the time period, especially considering what I had in mind for the crime scene cards.

Any suggestions in regards to the time era and a good cast?

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Post by munitzer » Sun Apr 26, 2009 4:52 pm

The ratio that I'll most likel go with wil probably be around 14:14:20, in suspects:weapons:crime scenes.

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Post by munitzer » Sun Apr 26, 2009 6:52 pm

I like this card. My issue, though, is that I think that it will be very hard to find pictures of the other suspects that have an all white background so that the cards flow well together. Putting that worry aside, though, I like this card on its own merits.

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I've also added in my first attempt at Mrs. Peacock. I just used the image I currently use for her. She also has a completely white background, and while her hair doesn't scream 80s, i think that it's close enough for government work.

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Post by Green » Sun Apr 26, 2009 7:07 pm

You might be surprised. Most celebrities nowadays have done at least one photoshoot with a solid white background.

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Post by munitzer » Sun Apr 26, 2009 7:12 pm

I guess Google and I are going to become good friends then.

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Post by Niteshade007 » Sun Apr 26, 2009 7:32 pm

Some that you might want to look at are Kathleen Turner, William Hurt, and Mickey Rourke from Body Heat. Maybe look for Bruce Willis and Cybil Shepard from Moonlighting.

You've also got some pretty major stars from that time period. Tom Cruise, Nicolas Cage, Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, Sharon Stone, etc...

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Post by munitzer » Sun Apr 26, 2009 8:03 pm

I'm not too happy with Scarlet, but I'm happy with Mustard. I was finally able to work that picture into one of my games.

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Post by Niteshade007 » Sun Apr 26, 2009 10:53 pm

There is just something about Julia Roberts the rubs me the wrong way. I just look at her and I think "you're not that pretty and you're not that talented, why are you famous?" I certainly don't see her as the Scarlet-type. I love Harrison Ford as Mustard, and I think the picture you've chosen works well.

If I were you, I'd go for an older picture of Annette Benning (who is a great Peacock), maybe something from The Grifters (I think that's 80s, might be 90s). Anyway, I look forward to seeing the rest of your suspects, I like the way this is coming along.

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Post by munitzer » Sun Apr 26, 2009 10:57 pm

The picture is unflattering of her anyway. Ford as Mustard was a shoo-in. I would like to use a picture of Bening from American Beauty (granted, it's a whole decade off), but, again, the white background derails that idea. I think I may ditch the white background look, but I really like Mr. Green's card.

I will be spending plenty of time looking up pictures, so, hopefully it will pay off.

On another note, I'm very happy to hear someone agree with me that Annette Bening makes a great Peacock. To me, there is no subsitute for someone who can portray her better.

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Post by Depboy » Sun Apr 26, 2009 11:46 pm

If you're gonna go with Julia Roberts in the Scarlet role, here is a link with some other pics from the same photoshoot that the pic you are currently using.

http://www.aboutjulia.com/juliaimages/t ... ?album=497

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Post by Depboy » Sun Apr 26, 2009 11:52 pm

Forgive me, but I am bored...

Here is a picture of Annette Bening from the film Bugsy.

http://www.sfsu.edu/~sfsumag/archive/su ... ette1.html

Edit: That is from a film called Being Julia...I think.

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Post by munitzer » Mon Apr 27, 2009 1:00 am

It's Being Julia. I've never seen it, but a friend of mine who had said she was good in it. If I ever do a '20s themed game, I will use pictures from that movie for her.

Thank you very much for the links.

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Post by munitzer » Mon Apr 27, 2009 1:44 am

I have never been a fan of Sergeant Gray, but I saw this picture, and things just seem to fit together too well for me to not make this card.

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Post by CluedoKid » Mon Apr 27, 2009 1:45 am

Perfect!
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Post by fendue » Mon Apr 27, 2009 7:16 pm

80's? Why not Clue: the Movie supects?


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Post by munitzer » Thu Apr 30, 2009 3:55 pm

i'm becoming rather disenchanted with the 80s concept, but i'm seeing what i can find to work with. i'm mulling over Jeremy Irons as Professor Plum. anyrate, here's Mrs. Meadow-Brook or a possible Mrs. White, but I'm leading towards the former.

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Post by MissScarletDidntDoIt » Thu Apr 30, 2009 4:02 pm

The fact that you can see her nipples is a little distracting...
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