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We Represented the 17th Shard in a Global Competition

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Wow! Congrats!

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20 hours ago, MetaTerminal said:

@DoomStick

Im AonDii now

My favorite was Ministry of Word Searches

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*Please stand clear. Post necromancy in process.*

Hi, everyone! Another competition is right around the corner, so we’ll need to be putting Shard teams (perhaps multiple) for that. There is no team size or team number limit, so we are free to open up membership to anyone who would like to join. If you would like to participate (you do not need prior experience), read this post here:

 

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Signups for New Event

Melbourne University is running a new puzzlehunt, for the first time in two years! The competition is about the same size as Galactic, though less intensive - perfect to introduce new people. If you found what was here interesting, and want to sign up - (and we'd love new members of any skill level, we're a little short on people actually) then visit here:

A Short Summary of What Happened in Potluck

Spoilers follow.

Our team of myself, @RShara, @Babilarian Darkeyes, @MistCLOAKed Mountains, @DoomStick, @Moonrise, and @Exalted Dungeon Master worked together on a series of 9 puzzles, all themed around the detective games of Herschel Layton. We cracked puzzles about groups of items, masks in Majora's Mask, Pokemon Monopoly, and an extremely complicated game of Duck Duck Goose. (I feel the need to vent about the bowling ball puzzle.) Over the course of three days, we completed all but one of the puzzles, leaving only the cryptic crossword where some of the clues were wrong.

It was when we began to work on the meta that we realised the secret theme; that the whole process was actually a game of Clue, with various suspects (fictional villains with associated colors) and locations (the puzzle names). Once we made the connection, we began to unravel a long and layered metapuzzle determining the what, where, who and how of the murder. In a final twist, the killer, Mr Brown, revealed that he was the author Dan Brown, and that he had not performed the murder with a SWORD, but instead had written out the fictional encounter with a QUILL - a far more dangerous and mighty weapon. Herschel Layton realises he is a fictional character, but Dan Brown assures him that "they may be works of fiction, but the feeling you get when you immerse yourself in these fantastical worlds - that's real."

After we completed the hunt, we went back to polish off the puzzle we hadn't finished, leaving us with an entirely completed hunt. 17th Shard was the 82nd team to complete the meta.

If all this craziness sounds right up your alley, be sure to sign up for the new competition!

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On 7/28/2019 at 10:31 PM, MetaTerminal said:

If all this craziness sounds right up your alley, be sure to sign up for the new competition!

Seconded! Potluck was a lot of fun, and I'm sure this next one will be as well.

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7 hours ago, Exalted Dungeon Master said:

Seconded! Potluck was a lot of fun, and I'm sure this next one will be as well.

You, good sir, have an excellent name.

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4 hours ago, RayOfSunshine said:

You, good sir, have an excellent name.

Why thank you! You certainly live up to yours.

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16 hours ago, Exalted Dungeon Master said:

Why thank you! You certainly live up to yours.

Heh heh heh

You should see my RP characters. My current username is extremely ironic.

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