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Daniel Egnor
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Yep, as usual. I'm about to post the deets on puzzlehuntcalendar.
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Fun things I don't have time for...

"In this 48-hour design challenge, participant teams will work to create puzzles and games to be played within a pop-up escape room. Teams will be formed by the end of the first day of the jam, but participants are allowed to pre-form teams before the Jam itself.

Our Theme for the Jam will be to create an escape room based around a moment in a upcoming film. This is a judged game jam – winning participants will be selected and will receive a trip to Comic-Con 2016 (tickets, flights, and hotel included)."
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Well you could just skip the sequel... (but I know, that's difficult for the completionist).
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garts!
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Shoreline Cinemas wins the "show must go on" award. During the course of the movie, a pool of water slowly accumulated in the theater, eventually forcing us out of front row seats and covering some aisle lights. Every now and then theater staff came in, confirmed that nobody had drowned yet, and went back out.

I couldn't get a great picture but these are the closing credits reflected in the pool.
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Oh no! Yikes! Darn it! Hope they can fix everything back up again!
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I thought this was an interesting and fairly candid view into the escape room business. "September 2014: We're upwards of 10 staff with gross revenue above $30,000 / month. We are debt free."
Hello! My name is Nate Martin and I am the co-founder and CEO of [Puzzle Break](http://www.puzzlebreak.us), a room escape game with locations in...
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[I should mention, I found this via the excellent exitgames.co.uk site.]
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Has anyone witnessed anything remotely like a puzzle hunt at Burning Man?

I am considering this rather quixotic endeavor. If you find the concept interesting/upsetting/lulzy or have relevant experience, drop a note here in comments or to me directly, and I can tell you more and hear your thoughts. (Ideally, you'd talk me out of it.)

The closest I've seen: The 2013 map (http://www.cnet.com/news/mysterious-puzzle-game-embedded-in-official-burning-man-map/), Playuzzle (https://www.facebook.com/Playuzzle), the Groovik's Cube (http://54.245.85.179/) and maybe Perspectives (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1021734663/perspectives-large-scale-burning-man-art-project).
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+Daniel Egnor, I hope you weren't seriously expecting anyone to actually try to talk you out of this!
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We're all a little uncertain about this #caturday.
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She is sitting there just because.
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Pretty neat. It would be fun to have an infographic for "our" hunts... er, whatever that encompasses...
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A timeline of "our" hunts would indeed be fascinating.  I'd like to see a visualization that includes the mostly-dead period in the mid-00s, then the explosion of BANGS--fast and densely packed--until the kind of stately pace we've had the last few years.  Maybe one side of the infograph can be 24+ hour games; it would be neat to see how they often come in packs (and now appear to be slowly dying)...
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The Ouija board sounds like a super cool puzzle gadget!
The "Sensation" puzzle room was called "Sensation" because the theme was the five senses.  For each sense, there were two main goals: To find a key, and to learn the name of a spirit guide associat...
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Despite the fact that I'm not actually dead, a number of teams tried to summon my spirit with the Ouija board.  A google+ summons seems to be more effective.
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"Funny for GC"
“Our newest game... You have 60mins to find the single key that opens the door! #canyouimagine #everythingisaclue”
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Given this actual suitcase of keys, I'd try ordering the bulk keys by their inscribed serial numbers (the "AB47" type numbers), then match them against the 24 keys up top to get a message. But that's a super long decode.

The best way I could think of to make it a "good" (or at least "decent") puzzle (activity, anyway) is to make it so every key in the bin (except the one) is identical. The next step is to dump them all out and as a group start tossing out the dupes and looking for the odd one out. With 12 people this would probably go pretty quickly.
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(Previous post deleted due to picture sharing failure.)

Here is the puzzle I can't quite solve. I guess I should ask the Fridays.
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Ha, solved it finally. The message is a little saucy!
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