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Treasure Hunt - interested ?

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  1. Sep 30, 2004 #1

    Gokul43201

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    I'm thinking of making up a treasure-hunt-like game, to be held entirely within the premises of PF Land. This will be the first time I'm making something like this in a web-forum, so it will be a bit of work for me. So, before I start, I want to make sure there are enough folks interested.

    The game will involve following a trail of clues, each leading to another. The clues will mostly be cryptic, and solving them will be a battle of wits. Some clues might be coded using a simple cipher - nothing that requires serious computation. Others make require cracking a puzzle, using your/Google's knowledge, or solving a math riddle.

    If you think you'd be interested, please vote here. I'll make the game only if there's a decent interest for it.

    Thanks all.
     
    Last edited: Sep 30, 2004
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  3. Sep 30, 2004 #2

    arildno

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    Definite interest on my part!!
    (And where have my quizzes gone off? :cry:)
     
  4. Sep 30, 2004 #3
    Definitely interested !
    I wish to have enough time not to arrive last :smile:
    Hey ! We could make teams ! I want to be in Gokul's team :blushing: ( :uhh: "they might notice")
     
  5. Sep 30, 2004 #4
    Count me in. :biggrin:

    The Bob (2004 ©)
     
  6. Sep 30, 2004 #5

    jimmy p

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    Me too, but remember, X marks the spot is TOO obvious.... try Z
     
  7. Sep 30, 2004 #6

    Ba

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    Why not? It could be fun, yet another way to waste some time.
     
  8. Sep 30, 2004 #7
    My name must be on the list, or I'll shoot! :cry:
     
  9. Oct 4, 2004 #8

    Gokul43201

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    I had set 10 as the minimum...but being so close, I think I'll give this a shot all the same. I'll put the actual game up, under Brain Teasers, later this week (perhaps a scaled down version of what I originally had in mind).

    I'll announce it here, before it comes up.
     
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  10. Oct 4, 2004 #9
    I'd be very angry if you left me alone to protect your saving accounts. :mad:
    I want to HUNT for the big treasure!!!!!

    But am I paid when I chime in ? $5/post Ok?
     
  11. Oct 5, 2004 #10

    Gokul43201

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    I can't think of a good way to make teams...and allow the people within a team to interact, without having the other team listen in. Perhaps the team can interact through private messages, but I'm not sure everyone will like that.

    So, I think I'll just put you all in one big team, unless someone has an idea to solve the above problem.

    Teams would be much more fun...but I can't see how to implement that. What a pity ! :frown:
     
  12. Oct 5, 2004 #11
    Well MSN is always good but I am to assume not everyone has that so you might want to ask everyone.

    The Bob (2004 ©)
     
  13. Oct 10, 2004 #12

    Gokul43201

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    The game will be up today in the Brain Teasers section.

    Please read all the rules carefully.

    Also, I've decided not to make teams. So everyone's in one team. Or you can think of it as two teams : ALL OF Y'ALL vs. ME :devil:
    And remember, it's a team effort, so please follow the rules, as they are designed to optimize teamsmanship.

    Up for the challenge ?

    And the treasure ???

    I, as the sole adjudicator, will decide who has contributed the most to solving the clues. This winner will receive a free membership upgrade from me :eek:. And...ummm...if I think that two people are equally worthy, I will allow them to pay for each others' upgrades. :wink: :biggrin:
     
  14. Oct 10, 2004 #13

    arildno

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    Hooray!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  15. Oct 10, 2004 #14

    Gokul43201

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    And when I said "today", I meant by Eastern Time, United States. For folks in Europe, Africa, Asia and Oceania (I've got to be the only nut in the world that uses this word), this could be tomorrow morning.
     
  16. Oct 10, 2004 #15

    Gokul43201

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    I'm actually quite nervous about this. I hope I haven't made any giant blunders :eek: - keeping fingers crossed.

    The game is to be found here.
     
  17. Oct 10, 2004 #16

    Gokul43201

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    For those that have been waiting since reading the rules, THE FIRST CLUE IS NOW UP.

    For others : Please read the rules first. I can't seem to stress the importance of this enough.
     
  18. Oct 10, 2004 #17
    I'm interested but be aware, if there were a Nobel Prize for solving puzzles I would be the first winner, so bring it on, would be fun.
     
  19. Oct 11, 2004 #18

    Gokul43201

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    For those that have missed out, here's an update : THE FIRST CLUE IS SOLVED.

    THE SECOND CLUE IS NOW UP :approve:

    For newcomers : Please read the rules before jumping in.

    For participants : Feel free to post feedback here. Any comments on the first clue ?

    "It sucked"..."Too easy"..."Way too hard"...please let me know so I may modify subsequent clues, if needed.
     
  20. Oct 11, 2004 #19

    Moonbear

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    I'm enjoying the treasure hunt! Thanks! First clue was very hard, but I liked that. With multiple parts to solve, it gave more people a chance to play rather than one person coming along and getting the whole thing solved in one guess. The second clue is downright diabolical! :devil: :biggrin: This is great fun!
     
  21. Oct 12, 2004 #20

    Moonbear

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    Hey folks, last night's clue 3 was solved, and there's a new clue...if you know where to find it! [/evil laughter]

    Anyway, I'm on my one-day time-out from the game, so have to just sit and watch everyone else play for now.

    I've never played a scavenger/treasure hunt on a forum before and had no idea how fun it would be! Gokul's downfall will be us insomniacs who are addicted to PF and just won't stop until the clue is solved! So, folks, join in the fun!
     
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