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    Default The Beacon Star

    Just thought I'd throw this out here. The Beacon Star is now a live hunt. There are related FB, Twitter, and YouTube accounts as well.

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    Can you give any more details on this? Is there a prize at the end?

    Does the Kindle version work just as well as the printed book for the puzzles? Are there any disadvantages to the Kindle version?

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    You will be disappointed with the Kindle version. Two of the figures containing letter grids are bad. One you can copy-paste to get the information, but the other is an image that can only be magnified so much and is mostly illegible. I have no idea if it is any better in the print version.
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    I just read the book and liked the story very much!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Molnar View Post
    You will be disappointed with the Kindle version. Two of the figures containing letter grids are bad. One you can copy-paste to get the information, but the other is an image that can only be magnified so much and is mostly illegible. I have no idea if it is any better in the print version.
    Yes, there is a short story behind that. I've published a few other books and they all looked great on Kindle, but they were all text only. When I previewed this I used the Kindle Previewer, an Amazon tool for making sure the formatting works, and it looked okay. Then I started to get complaints that the images were crap. I've since revamped them and I hope they work better, I've yet to get my hands on an actual Kindle to try it in real life. Not sure if there's a way to "refresh" your copy, but I think going forward the kindle version is better. Yes, you can use it to solve all the clues and in some ways it may be easier but in other ways it may be harder, I think the printed the copy is the best way, though. I was toying with the idea of removing it from kindle but it's only 99 cents or free for some programs and I thought that's still the best bargain over the cost of the book.

    So, I apologize to all the early Kindle readers. I am learning and I hope I keep learning along the way. I actually pay homage to Tweleve.org in my book, and I hope someone finds the reference!

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    Is this a treasure hunt? It is unclear what this book is...

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    Just posted an announcement on the Facebook page! Due to popular demand I posted clues as to what the prize is.

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    Could you repost those clues here? Some of us cannot access Facebook content.

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    What is your YouTube page called, Starthinker? I searched "The Beacon Star" and couldn't find anything...I'm a member of your FB page(have posted a couple times)and have been actively involved in your hunt for two months now. Love it so far!

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    Sorry, but the clue seems to exceed uploadable file size here, but here's a Reddit link for those of you who don't have Facebook. No account needed as far as I know. Personally, I love this code and I have doodled pictures that utilize this code and I was, at one time, certain MS used it in the Big Block of Code in Alchemist Dar (I still think he used a variation of this as it completely fits his illustrations).

    https://www.reddit.com/r/TheBeaconSt...ts_about_time/

    Also, I do not have a Youtube channel for The Beacon Star. I have several other ones, though, for weird stuff, for instance https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZC...vh-YYeygG3Fq_A is several codes, but spoken instead of written, with clues in the videos. I have no prize for that one, but it was fun making them and I only did so to be weird. My intent was to keep making them forever but then I got a drum set so was distracted.

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