The conclusion of our conversation with Glenn Willen, one of the Manic Sages who ran the 2013 MIT Mystery Hunt!
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00:58 - "metaphysical"
02:35 - here's Glenn again...
07:32 - "pure" meta-puzzles vs. "shell" meta-puzzles
11:44 - "funniest moment of the  Mystery Hunt"
16:52 - how many puzzles are in a Mystery Hunt?
19:32 - closing thoughts
22:43 - apply to play in The Famine Game (September 27-29, Washington DC)!
29:20 - The End
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Music: instrumentals from "Code Monkey" and "Re: Your Brains" by Jonathan Coulton
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As a member of the team that "set the metapuzzle on fire," I would like to be able to say that that was an exaggeration. However, I was asleep (in the same room) when this happened, so everything I know is secondhand knowledge. All I can say for sure is that we thought the meta had invisible ink of the sort that becomes visible when heat is applied, and we were wrong.
Thanks for the inside scoop, Nathan! :)
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