Monday, 26 March 2007

Competition Time! Win a PXC Key and other random bits

(Update 3: It's all over! See this post for the winner and the solution.)

(Update 2: Two sets of hints have now been added: see the first and the second.)

(Update: Oops, forgot to set up the e-mail address for entries. Looking through logs, I can only see one entry, but if you sent me mail and I haven't got back in touch, then pleeeease send it again. Sorry about that... [goes off to weep] )

There's nothing better than a bit of altruism, except perhaps for some altruism that's been passed through a puzzle filter and made into a sweaty competition of brains and scissors. So, in celebration of season 1 of Perplex City, the start of season 2, and my feeble attempt to clean out my house before moving, I've decided to hold one of these adrenaline-filled contests. Think 300, but with more clothes and (hopefully) less pits.

This started out as a way to give out a spare key, as inspired by AgentLex, but in the true spirit of "I have too many things", I'm throwing in some other bits that newbies to the ARG may not yet be enjoying. Thus, the list for successful winning is as follows:
  • 1 Perplex City Key, for use very soon over at perplex city stories

  • 1 CD of the Viard album, The Silver City

  • "24 hours in Perplex City", a short tourist's pamphlet introducing you to the city

  • 1 lot of 4 stickers with the now outdated legendary "Lost. The Cube. Reward..." message on

  • 1 copy of "Perplex", volume 0 - "the magazine of Perplex City", with all kinds of fun and games in

  • Most importantly, 1 photo of Coxtin, Idlemichael and Dragonscales DJing at the recent end-of-season-1 party. Take it with you and get it signed by everyone you know!
Oh, yes! I can hear you leaking in anticipation already! So we need a puzzle to get things moving... OK.

Of all the fine people that have appeared in the first season of PXC, which one do these keys hold the key to?

There, that's all you're getting for now. Some handy rules to help you along:
  1. E-mail your answer to on or before Wednesday 4th April Sunday 15th April.

  2. You can e-mail me more than once, but only your latest answer will be used.

  3. I'll do a random draw thing on the 16th, and the first one out will get the stuff.

  4. If nobody's e-mailed me the right answer by the Monday, I'll post a(nother) vague and cryptic clue, and make it first-correct-wins, although any random guessing/brute force will be frowned upon...
Right. It's not that difficult. Stop reading, and go get on with it.

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