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Finished Games / Projects / Re: Timekeepers
« on: August 22, 2017, 01:40:48 AM »
New e-mail:

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Dear Trusted Friends,

Thank you for your patience. Mari and I have been busy running all over D.C. and we've scarcely had time to breathe.

When we arrived at the Capital on Sunday things were a bit crazy. They were about to close and there was a long line to pass through the metal detectors. While we were patting ourselves to make sure we didn't have any metal objects hidden away, an elderly man in front of us asked us what we were doing there. I threw all caution to the wind and told him we were looking for a man named Attis. He nodded and smiled patiently as I told him my story, but then just as we arrived at the front of the line he gave us a wink, turned on his heel, and ran. And let me tell you, he was quite nimble for an elderly man!

Mari and I just looked at each other, shrugged, and chased after him. It was like something from a comedy. We caught sight of him up ahead, running down the street, weaving and bobbing in and out among the throng of pedestrians. At one point we almost lost him, but then we caught up with him in front of an ice cream shop.

He stopped abruptly, threw up his hands, and said, "Well, ladies, you caught me. Now I will buy you an ice cream."

Astonished, we followed him into the shop, figuring it was a public place and he was a rather small and frail-looking man. Surely he couldn't do much harm to us here?

After ordering our ice cream we sat at a corner table. I leaned forward and whispered, "Are you Attis?"

He chucked. "Oh, my dear. Oh, no. No, I am not. But I think I know who might be able to find him."

I sat back with relief and ate some of my ice cream. "Well, that's something."

"In fact, I will tell you a wonderful story about Attis, but first you need to do me an enormous favor."

"What is that?"

"Tomorrow I want to see the eclipse, and also a historical site that has some personal meaning for me. Will you accompany me tomorrow to Washington Union Station? I can meet you in the morning outside my hotel."

We agreed to meet him and he gave us his information. This morning, Monday, we showed up wondering if he would be there. He was there in a dapper-looking suit, incongruously carrying a backpack and a pair of eclipse glasses. We were about to spend the day with a total stranger, and, I hoped, find out more about Attis.

To be continued...

Finished Games / Projects / Re: Timekeepers
« on: August 21, 2017, 02:03:38 AM »
New e-mail and mention of an upcoming e-mail:

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Dear Trusted Friends,

This will be brief as it's very late and I need to get some sleep before our big day tomorrow. Saturday we went to the Capitol, and we definitely uncovered new leads as to the whereabouts of my father. Thank you to everyone who figured out where we should go! There was so much information to process that we spent most of the day today deciding what to do next. I'll share more in tomorrow's email.

As of right now, we are meeting up with a new contact at Washington Union Station tomorrow afternoon around the time of the eclipse happening here in North America.

To be continued...

Finished Games / Projects / Re: Timekeepers
« on: August 19, 2017, 05:12:03 PM »
That seems the best option imo.

Finished Games / Projects / Re: Timekeepers
« on: August 19, 2017, 12:40:28 PM »
New e-mail:

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The first thing Mari and I did was head to the US Botanic Gardens on a tip from a friend. After wandering around for a bit we went to the gift shop and asked about Attis. Nobody had any idea what we were talking about.

However, later, when we went to have lunch, we encountered a pretty strong clue. Somebody left a postcard on our windshield, wedged under one of the windshield wipers, which gave us both a start.

"Are we being followed?" Mari asked, alarmed.

"Possibly," I said, pulling the post card out and looking at it carefully. "But if we are being followed it might be by a friend rather than a foe. This is a post card of a statue of Attis wearing a Phrygian cap."

"Oh!" Mari exclaimed. "Where is the statue located?"

"This particular statue is at the Louvre."

"Paris! How can that be? I thought we were supposed to look in D.C."

"Don't worry," I said, "I think we're supposed to be in D.C. I'm certainly not jetting off to France. I think this is just another clue. I knew it wouldn't be easy to find my father. I'm expecting a long and winding road with lots of twists and turns."

Mari nodded. "Okay, well let's go eat and put our heads together to see if we can solve this."

To be continued...

Finished Games / Projects / Re: Timekeepers
« on: August 19, 2017, 11:41:19 AM »
Precedents sounds like Presidents. In DC.

Still interesting, but can't add anything at the moment.

Trailheads / Rabbit Holes / Re: The black ARG
« on: August 19, 2017, 10:57:49 AM »
One is indeed a Doom Map file, the other is a .wad file:

"Doom WAD is the default format of package files for the video game Doom and its sequel Doom II: Hell on Earth, that contain sprites, levels, and game data."

Not sure what this is about.
I don't have Doom on my computer.

Finished Games / Projects / Re: Timekeepers
« on: August 19, 2017, 10:02:00 AM »
Also, look at us being famous 😁

Finished Games / Projects / Re: Timekeepers
« on: August 19, 2017, 03:54:54 AM »

Trailheads / Rabbit Holes / Re: The black ARG
« on: August 19, 2017, 01:08:22 AM »
Active is for when we have established whether something is actually a game.
Also, multiple people playing something helps.
I will look into it when I get back from work.

Any idea who sent you that last link?

Trailheads / Rabbit Holes / Re: Found this on Reddit:
« on: August 18, 2017, 05:19:42 PM » your own risk I guess :)

Trailheads / Rabbit Holes / Re: Found this on Reddit:
« on: August 18, 2017, 05:04:20 PM »
There's no fun in not filling it out. Not sure if they ask any personal stuff (haven't checked the file yet) and not sure if you're new to ARGs.
In any case I would advise not to add personal stuff and an e-mail address you use just for ARGs.
I will look into the file and site more tomorrow.

Finished Games / Projects / Re: Timekeepers
« on: August 18, 2017, 04:14:27 PM »
Not yet. Plan to look deeper into this one over the weekend and also check the other potential arg in trailheads.

My agent account was added, but I'm currently waiting for more info and when to log in.

Finished Games / Projects / Re: Timekeepers
« on: August 18, 2017, 01:44:33 PM »
I too can now chose an agent name and replied that I want Dominic1978.

That should secure my anonymity 😉

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