Dante
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I was just wondering whether I could solve the cases with different people or whether there's an overarching thread to completing them all with the same person?
 
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Donald Johnson
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The newspapers are cumulative.

There MIGHT be a slight advantage to having the same people, but only because they are already familiar with the things found while playing the previous games. But it is certainly not required. Each case can be solved with only its own information.
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James R. Gracen
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Don Johnson wrote:
The newspapers are cumulative.

This is the main point. It would *help* to play with the same group, because they would have already scoured through each earlier newspaper when they played the previous cases. New players will likely only take a passing glance at previous newspapers when playing a new case (as there is a lot of new information to take in all at once). Then again, if you wait long enough between cases, you will likely have forgotten most of the previous newspaper content anyway, and will be in the same boat. Again it will help, but is not necessary, to have every player start with case one.

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It foiled us in one of the cases, because the culprit was named in an earlier edition of the Times. It had been a while since we had played that earlier case, and we only skimmed the earlier papers before beginning the new case. We missed the name, and only answered like half of the questions correctly because of it.
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Thanks, both, for the info. Appreciate it
 
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