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This puzzle is part of the Monthly Topic Challenge #2: IQ Puzzle Parody


$$ \begin{array}{|c|c|c|} \hline \text{Cr} & \text{Br} & \text{Rl} \\ \hline \text{Je} & \text{Ud} & \text{Ft} \\ \hline \text{Dr} & \text{Mr} & \text{?} \\ \hline \end{array} \\ \\ \\\text{A. Lr } \\ \text{B. Ml} \\ \text{C. Dr} $$

What does this IQ test represent, and what's the correct answer?

Hints:

The brave and lucky, this is as simple as it may seem

The letters correspond to head and tail

The words hidden are for characters, where would one see a 3x3 grid related to fighters?

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Unfortunately, it took me until the third hint to get somewhere but this IQ test represents:

The Alignment Chart from Dungeons & Dragons!

D&D Alignment Chart

Using this we can find

The named archetypes associated with the alignments in the table line up with the head and tail letters from the question.

- Lawful Good, Crusader
- Neutral Good, Benefactor
- Chaotic Good, Rebel
- Lawful Neutral, Judge
- True Neutral, Undecided
- Chaotic Neutral, Free Spirit
- Lawful Evil, Dominator
- Neutral Evil, Malefactor

and finally,

- Chaotic Evil, Destroyer => Dr => Answer C!.

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    $\begingroup$ Who else has never played d&d? $\endgroup$
    – JLee
    Aug 22, 2022 at 20:27
  • $\begingroup$ Good job! Although simple, I'm surprised it took so long to solve $\endgroup$
    – Auribouros
    Aug 23, 2022 at 7:20
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    $\begingroup$ @Auribouros -- I was actually really close at one point but rot13(V unq arire urneq bs gur nepurglcrf) and instead I was trying to use things like rot13(svtugre, jvmneq, ebthr, be oneq). This fits very nicely into the IQ quiz format. Good puzzle! :D $\endgroup$
    – user61820
    Aug 23, 2022 at 15:31

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