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We need to talk about WARTRON

Greetings! As you may know, Team Snout is running a full-weekend, driving-around puzzle hunt ("The Game") in Portland, Oregon this August. In the spirit of
Curtis C. Chen
Mar 20, 2012
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Re: Puzzle hunt puzzles (continued discussion)

On Wed, Feb 8, 2012 at 3:32 PM, Dan Egnor wrote: [...] ... "That's what SHE said." Sorry, it had to be done. :) Cheers, ~CKL
Curtis C. Chen
Feb 8, 2012
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Re: BANG Announcement Expiration?

Just to chime in since our name came up as well. XX isn't "waiting" on 27 per se. We are actively working on BANG XXX, but due to jobs and children and life in
rachel_lara
Feb 8, 2012
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Re: Puzzle hunt puzzles (continued discussion)

... Holy crap, that is precisely my order of preference B
Brett Rogers
Feb 8, 2012
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Re: Puzzle hunt puzzles (continued discussion)

... Oh yeah, defining characteristics for sure. But it's the type of concept that has fuzzy edges. I'm all in favor of exploring the edges, as long as we're
Dan Egnor
Feb 8, 2012
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Re: Puzzle hunt puzzles (continued discussion)

So, uh, let me try to summarize your three defining characterstics of a puzzle: 1. Has an "aha" to at least one solver; 2. Has some sort of transformation;
Wei-Hwa Huang
Feb 8, 2012
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Puzzle hunt puzzles (continued discussion)

... That's fair, though I kindly disagree (see the end of this post). But even genres have defining characteristics: Science fiction normally has some sort
gotskotty
Feb 8, 2012
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Re: BANG Announcement Expiration?

Hi all, Yeah we've gotten that sort of ping a few times, and I'd say we are not "actively working on it, but still feeling like we should/talking about it when
Megan Wachs
Nov 15, 2011
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Re: BANG Announcement Expiration?

I hope nobody feels obliged to wait until previous BANGs run before they actually run theirs. Certainly the last few have been out of order. I think XX put
Dan Egnor
Nov 15, 2011
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BANG Announcement Expiration?

Might it not be a good idea to have some sort of expiration time (six months?) for BANGs listed on the website as upcoming, just in case someone else wants to
gotskotty
Nov 15, 2011
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Re: Using past puzzles

On Fri, May 27, 2011 at 3:06 PM, anirudh_dhurka ... "Allowed" has an implicit but undefined entity. Who is doing the allowing? Puzzle ideas are generally not
Wei-Hwa Huang
May 27, 2011
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Re: Using past puzzles

I would say your best bet would be to try to track down the person who wrote the puzzle and ask them directly- or at least contact someone on the team that ran
Greg deBeer
May 27, 2011
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Re: Using past puzzles

If you're going to use a puzzle as is, I would ask permission from the team that wrote it. If you're going to modify one... depends on how much you change it,
Jan Chong
May 27, 2011
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Using past puzzles

Hello everyone, I along with some colleagues are planning a small puzzle hunt at work. I was wondering if it is allowed to take ideas from past BANGs and other
anirudh_dhurka
May 27, 2011
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Re: BANG entry system that encourages more future games

I like your idea, Kai. One additional item that you may want to consider giving some credit for is volunteering to help a GC staff on game-day. Volunteering is
jackpotlinda
Apr 19, 2011
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