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    Default Grandpa's VCR

    I spotted some tweets from people getting postcards that pointed to:
    Grandpa's VCR

    There is an indiegogo campaign to fund the treasure hunt and it looks like it has been fully funded. It doesn't look like you need to participate in the campaign to play, but you can get early clues:
    https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/r...randpa-s-vcr#/

    It sounds like it will launch soon after the campaign is over. You can sign up for notifications.

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    Default Timeline and Rules

    This was sent out in an email. Starts 5/4. There are 4 levels. Anyone can play but you have to contribute $ to win money.


    Rules of GamePlay

    Grandpa’s VCR will be a multi-week affair as it will be split into multiple parts.

    Release One: Levels 1-4 (5/4/1
    Release Two: Levels 5,6 TBD
    Release Three: Levels 7,8 TBD
    Release Four: Levels 9,10 TBD

    After each release, there will be a prize awarded to the first person / team that finishes that segment.

    Level Prizes
    Release One: $50 prize awarded
    Release Two: $75 prize awarded
    Release Three: $100 prize awarded

    There are two qualifications to win the Level prize:
    1. You must have contributed to the jackpot through the game OR the Indiegogo fundraiser.
    2. You must be the first to email all the game pieces for the relevant levels to shawn@grandpasvcr.com


    It will be posted on the BBS how many game pieces you are looking for.



    Grand Prize
    Release Four: $500+ (later updated to $650)
    (the jackpot will grow as more people contribute)

    The final release (Release Four) will, of course, put the Jackpot into play and the winner will be determined by who crosses the finish line first.

    Helpful hint: You do NOT need all the game pieces to reach the finish line; however, you DO need all the game pieces to receive the Level prize.

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    I reserve the right to ask any winner a few questions to make sure no cheating was involved at any point. Cheating, as determined by my sole judgement, will disqualify you from a prize.

    The official rules of the game will be posted at GrandpasVCR.com before the contest begins.


    You Can Play for FREE

    Grandpa’s VCR will be a FREE game for those just interested in the joy of playing the game. You are under NO obligation to pay to play.

    There will be multiple opportunities to join the jackpot so please feel free to play a while before deciding if the jackpot is something you would like to be eligible for.

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    I would be suspicious of this one. Looks like Indiegogo shut the campaign down.

    This campaign has been closed by Trust and Safety due to a violation of our Terms of Use. The campaign will no longer be accepting contributions, and the Campaign Owners no longer have access to the campaign.
    WHRECVBBLSMCEYVIHTEOIZROMR

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    Quote Originally Posted by Molnar View Post
    I would be suspicious of this one. Looks like Indiegogo shut the campaign down.
    Just saw that too - Good catch Molnar!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Molnar View Post
    I would be suspicious of this one. Looks like Indiegogo shut the campaign down.
    The guy running this sent out an email... sounds like Indiegogo shut it down without giving him a reason. I'm guessing because Indiegogo doesn't allow anything similar to a lottery or gambling. I was kind of surprised he was able to use that to raise funds to begin with. It is nice to see that it made it to $1500. Shows there is some decent support for these types of hunts.

    The launch is delayed, probably a week. He's trying to raise money again via Paypal donations. Don't know if he'll have any better luck with that.
    Grandpa's VCR – Indiegogo Sucks

    Hoping the hunt will be fun even if there isn't a big prize.

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    Looks like it got a new start date/time... tomorrow:
    5/11/18 - noon (mst)

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