I put some row/column codes onto the grid:
Column 9 is easy to solve:
Now consider column 6.
In column 7,
Now consider column 0.
So far we have the following (numbers on the right of a cell are certain, numbers to the left are a list of possibilities for that cell):
Consider column 8:
Column 1 has
Everywhere I look now seems to have too many ...
I put it into a neater format:
Middle bottom box:
Now putting $4$ in B3 leads to
So $4$ is in C3. Now putting $3$ in B3 leads to
So $2$ is in B3 and $3$ is in C2. Now:
So $8$ is in F3. If $4$ is in G1, then
Consider the left middle square.
My color scheme is: yellow for "empty", dark gray for "human", red for "vampire", light red for "no human, maybe vampire", and light gray for "no vampire, maybe human".
Start with the basic deductions on the 0s:
A similar strategy can be used
We can also attack the top left in a similar way.
And another pair can be attacked:
Some miscellaneous ...
I solved the puzzle, and found that the solution is not quite unique:
In the bottom right corner, there are three possible arrangements of three pieces: Either J, L, O, or L, J, O or J, Z, L. These are indicated by the top left dots, bottom dots, and top right dots, respectively.
The main techniques I used were:
Connecting squares to each other, one at a ...
Step by step deduction
Some "easy" deductions (no lights around 0, lights in white squares surrounded by black, etc.) get us to here:
See that 1 in the fourth row, third column? I'm going to assume the light next to it is on the right, and then we can deduce as follows to get a contradiction:
In fact, that same contradiction would arise ...
Boom, Icosaetris for Zilvarro!
This is only the final result; full write-up is below. I think the solution is unique (at least if I made no mistakes (EDIT: turns out I did.)), because the deduction chains needed were of reasonable length, as long as I picked the appropriate variations to rule out. (Which was the hard part).
Edit: Here's the promised write-...
With thanks to @Deusovi for solving the Masyus and doing the hard part.
If you overlay the Masyu solutions on the Nurikabe solution, you will find something interesting:
You notice that
So to make this Masyu more colorful, you should probably do this:
There, much better.
Partial answer - stuck on extraction
Solution to the Nurikabe:
What else is going on?
I'm not sure what to do next; overlaying the solutions to the logic puzzles doesn't look like anything useful. (And the fact that the 4×4 doesn't appear to work is surprising...)
Step by step deduction
Firstly, note that MASTERING is a full nine-letter word so it takes up a whole row, and EMIGRANT is an eight-letter word so the column is either EMIGRANTS or SEMIGRANT. Also note that ARTEMIS must begin from either the 1st or 3rd place in its row, because otherwise the A will clash with MASTERING; and the remaining ...
(Thanks for the opportunity to answer one of these myself!) This puzzle is a:
Both @jafe and @Rand'alThor have already solved the first-stage nonogram. The next thing to notice is that:
To extract the puzzle's name, we then...
In general, when constructing logic puzzles, you don't start with the solution. Instead, you should solve the puzzle as you construct it: place clues, deduce what you can from those clues, place more clues, and so on. This method allows you to (1) force particular deductions to be made, and (2) ensure that there is a nice human-approachable path through the ...
The message is:
After solving the Nonogram and combining it with the number grid (thanks @Rand)
When we now sort the letters according to their numbers we get
Taking the first letter of each of these words gives the final message shown at the top.
Very nice and tough puzzle, btw!
Partial answer ... Welcome back btw!
I love me a good nonogram puzzle :-)
This seems to be
I think perhaps
Incorrect, there is zero weight
Mother! Striped with no bra
Beat the sword, the best characters
Gentlemen, behind! Largest to smallest
Here’s the rhyme there’s not much time
Every façade will fade to show true face
Let your head ...