Well doesn't this place look charming.
Seems like this could be a red herring...
Woah, big page. Me likey
4: A flamethrower
What rules regarding killing? As far as I know, the rules are "You can kill people if you want, but you don't have to".
Back to Tobi and her problems with weird gameshows, I guess. Is the next one going to do something non-adventuring-related, or is it all violence-type and movement challenge-type challenges she faces? I think she could do with a cooking contest segment, or a trivia contest, or even some Japanese humiliation/perversion stuff for some variety.
At least his Name isn't Zero....
YAY! TOBI! FINALLY! YAY!
I agree with Storm's assessment about the clues.
Escape rooms are dope. Not as much when your life is at stake, but Tobi's a fictional character with protagonist armour, so it'll be fine. Probably.
Tobi really keeps getting the short end of the stick, huh? I guess she herself is short, so it makes sense.
I predict 3 is the contestant exempt from the rules regarding killing, assuming he's one of them. I certainly don't see him in the room with her.
Plot twist, Tobi is the one exempt from the killing rules.
Hmmm ... there is a dial below the Monitor. Probably a code to open the door or something. Tobi, make your eyes go blue and scan it!
My guess is that the 'secret' thing is not actually a secret but given to everybody, as to make everyone suspicious that someone could kill them
Dun dun DUUUN!
Or it could be Three, dunno
Interesting! Let's see...
1. Fish is probably a code for something.
2. Red could be their team's color (Or maybe Tobi's nickname in-game)
3. A special hint. One different for each contestant. It implies that the special hint of one of the contestant is: "You are exempt of any rule, except killing. No one else has this privilege"
At least she's got a snazzy jacket out of the deal.
His birthday is coming up but the presents are for us. I really hoe he gets something nice
Man, Bubs is scary in the Strong Bad Zone
That last one is actually useless. It can be distilled into "don't trust that the rules will be obeyed" which is pretty much a universal suggestion. While this does tell Tobi that stated punitive measures won't be applied to someone, it also states that the punitive measures will be applied inconsistently, which she should already accept as a possibility...
You know, this place might look cold and oppressive, but at least it's not on fire, like a certain otherwise-idyllic countryside...
Is the third clue a red herring?
Also what's the fourth clue?
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Hint 3 "A secret just for you alone: there is one contestant who is exempt from all rules regarding killing".
Observation 1: It is specifically called out that the recipient of this hint is Tobi and only Tobi.
Observation 2: It is not specifically called out that there exist any contestants besides Tobi.
Observation 3: It is not specifically called out that there exists exactly one contestant who is exempt from rules regarding killing. Therefore, there can be more than one.
Observation 4: It is not specifically called out that any rules regarding killing actually exist.
Corollary 1: If there is at least one other contestant other than Tobi and he/she is exempt from rules regarding killing, then that person does not know that he/she is exempt.
Corollary 2: There is a (possibly empty) subset of rules from which Tobi is exempt.
Corollary 3: There is a (possibly empty) subset of contestants who know which rules Tobi is exempt from.
Holy shit, here we go.
The host called "Mr. Smile" is too good a trope to pass on. Well done, Neo.
This floor looks very comfortable. These stains from blood or vomit add to the cozy surroundings. I suppose it must remind Tobi of her beloved dungeons.
Does Toby even know what a fish is? I'm pretty sure she's never seen a large body of water before, well outside a dungeon. So maybe monstrous dungeon fish, but not regular fish.