Tuesday, May 07, 2013

SnoutCast #168: The Coin Heist Report with Glenn Willen, Part 1 of 3

The first part of our conversation with Glenn Willen, one of the Manic Sages who ran the 2013 MIT Mystery Hunt!

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00:59 - "serious"
02:01 - a little bit of MIT history repeating
04:26 - Mr. Willen goes to Cambridge, Mass.
07:21 - how to win a Mystery Hunt (or not)
09:56 - tools for competitive solvers
15:03 - fun with clue construction
16:24 - experience in other puzzle hunts?
18:08 - why people run Games
21:24 - The End

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Music: instrumentals from "Code Monkey" and "My Monkey" by Jonathan Coulton

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lahosken said...

If we can get just 52 major universities to each run one puzzlehunt per year, then none of us never need to sleep on weekends ever again.

CKL said...

I believe only a minority of people are willing to travel for ANY kind of event--puzzle hunts, concerts, plays, other live performances. (Specific evidence: players wait-listed for DASH in SF who did not want to drive down to Palo Alto to play.)

This is why bands go on tour. You might get a few "Deadheads" following hunts all over the place, but most people want to go to events near where they live.