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    Default What kind of hunt would YOU DESIGN?

    Ok, so a lot of us are kind of tired of ATT. Not much progress. No fortune, no fame, and no fun.

    So, if you could participate in the perfect hunt, what would it be like?

    How would it be run?

    How important is the prize vs. the content?

    Would you want something that is tied in with a book?

    Would you want something that is an in-real-life local scavenger hunt?

    If there was a scavenger hunt in, say, Chicago or Boston or San Francisco, would you travel there to participate?

    What about a mutli-level hunt where there were smaller prizes given away for the easier puzzles, leading up to a grand prize?

    Would you want something completely digital?

    Would you participate in another hunt by Michael Stadther? By Kit Williams? By David Blaine?

    Does the hunt have to be a charity? Can the hunt make money? It'd be impossible to get investors in a hunt that didn't have the potential to pay them back... and there aren't too many creative billionaires out there who would just give it all away.

    What should NOT be a part of a virtual hunt or a real hunt or a scavenger hunt?

    Should it be individual focused or team focused?

    Should it be themed?

    Should it be for adults only? or kids only?

    Would you like to incorporate technology like GPS into your hunt?

    Would you like to have it in a fun or interesting location?

    Would you participate in a weekend getaway style event?

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    What a difference a couple of weeks make...
    Over 1,000 miles travelled in search of 1 token.

    Tokens found: zero. (no, I don't expect I'll have to edit this)

    Currently working on: Firefly, beetle.

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    That's a fact, Jack!
    Whatever I feel like I wanna do. Gosh!

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    Default Re: What kind of hunt would YOU DESIGN?

    Well, first, forget about that no special knowledge stuff. Its for pu__ies. Next, I would definately make it an international affair. I wouldn't want any cheesy solutions as I feel, no disrespect to those who have solved them intended, some of the puzzles in this book have been. My ideal puzzle would contain several layers of riddles and other information that would need to be combined in order to achieve a solution.

    I would, however, limit my time to any "known solution" type hunt. My preference is toward those puzzles without answers lying in a safety deposit box, but that's just my preference.

    A good prize AND good content would be required, but if I were forced to choose I would choose content.

    "Would you want something that is tied in with a book?"

    I think several items should be tied into the puzzle, both existing and created. If you mean should the book be the core of information, I would say yes and no. I'd like a core of information to begin with, but would also like to have to go look for information on my own.

    Also realize that your hunters will range from those willing only to sit in their loungers to those willing to travel th ends of the earth. I would plan accordingly.

    As stated, I'm the ends of the earth type.

    "If there was a scavenger hunt in, say, Chicago or Boston or San Francisco, would you travel there to participate? "

    Yes

    "What about a mutli-level hunt where there were smaller prizes given away for the easier puzzles, leading up to a grand prize? "

    Perhaps, I'd prefer not, but it wouldn't bother me too much

    Would you want something completely digital?

    no!

    Would you participate in another hunt by Michael Stadther? NO!

    By Kit Williams? By David Blaine? haven't participated in these

    Does the hunt have to be a charity? Can the hunt make money? It'd be impossible to get investors in a hunt that didn't have the potential to pay them back... and there aren't too many creative billionaires out there who would just give it all away.

    Hunt can and SHOULD make money.

    What should NOT be a part of a virtual hunt or a real hunt or a scavenger hunt?

    don't care, up for anything

    Should it be individual focused or team focused?

    should be left up to the hunter

    Should it be themed?

    NO!

    Should it be for adults only? or kids only?

    adult oriented, kids allowed

    Would you like to incorporate technology like GPS into your hunt?

    yes, but not dependent on said technology

    Would you like to have it in a fun or interesting location?

    as I'm not interested in local hunts too much ... my only answer is that the world is an interesting place

    Would you participate in a weekend getaway style event?

    only as staff

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    I agree that we need a hunt for "grown-ups". No, I don't mean that there are lost grown-ups out there that we need to find! I mean more advanced techniques--real ciphering. I was pretty confident about the methodology of this hunt two months into it. Of course I couldn't prove it until at least two tokens were found. I certainly made plenty of errors with regard to implementation, but my methodology was dead-on.

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    Pirates.

    Pirates are still underexposed, despite J Depp.

    I wouldn't wrap it up in magicians, Welsh druids, golden horses, or Hawaiian/featherpeople.

    Nope.

    I'd go pirates all the way.


    Because a hunt isn't just the mechanics. It's the X on the map of the self, bro.


    Plunder away.

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    yes pirates, that's the way, and you have to go 60 feet, with faces on mountains, then go so and so, with some riddles that can't be figured out without pen and pencil and the x marks the spot, just like the dreams of finding treasure when youre a kid

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    It's really easy to say what kind of hunt you would or would not do if you had the resources. On the other hand, if you actually had the resources, I doubt your hunt would turn out very much different from Mr. Stadther's, and you have our current litigious society to thank for that. Mr. Stadther has specifically stated many times that he did not want to be sued for anything he did in this hunt, and I think that dictated how he hid the tokens and his methods of encryption. All of the recent posts from the "sour grapes" proves that Mr. Stadther was very wise to consult his lawyers beforehand.

    Even though the hunt has been a constant headache, I'm stumped for how anyone could do better and come out of it financially intact.

    Jonathan

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    There need to be more Treasure Hunts that use logic. Men and women think differently using different sides of the brain. Most hunts are designed for men.
    I found my Treasure, now YOU find yours.

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    I would devise a hunt for all my lost socks which I am sure have been taken by fairies.
    Do not go where the road may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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