Detective Notepad Preferences

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Detective Notepad Item Order

Alphabetical
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Board Order
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Other (please elaborate in your post)
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Murder by Death
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Detective Notepad Preferences

Post by Murder by Death » Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:13 pm

The current editions of the game have the Suspects, Weapons, and Locations all in alphabetical order. But is this the best way to present it? Previous editions have ordered the locations in a clockwise, or counterclockwise order, starting usually from the Hall. Suspects generally start with Scarlett and move clockwise around the board. I'm not sure if there was as uniform presentation of the weapons. It was usually led by the Dagger/Knife, Candlestick, Revolver and so on; if not alpha order -- at this point the most iconic weapons first. Maybe alpha order makes sense here, especially now that the weapons names are being standardized across editions.

Which do you prefer? Alphabetical, board order, or something else?

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Re: Detective Notepad Preferences

Post by coinilius » Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:30 pm

Board order feels better to me, I guess it just feels more organised

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Re: Detective Notepad Preferences

Post by Jonathan Green » Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:51 pm

Board order for me.
However, I like the weapons in alphabetical order.
Every time I put away the cards, I sort it like this:
Scarlett
Mustard
White/Orchid
Green
Peacock
Plum

Candlestick
Knife/Dagger
Lead Pipe
Revolver
Rope
Wrench

Hall
Lounge
Dining Room
Kitchen
Ballroom
Conservatory
Billiard Room
Library
Study
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Re: Detective Notepad Preferences

Post by Sir Shamrock » Sat Nov 23, 2019 8:38 am

^ I thought that I was the only one who did that :lol:

But for the suspects I put them in color order so Mrs. White is last.

But to answer the original question, it would be nice if the suspects were in color order, the rooms in board order, and the weapons in alphabetical order

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