Post by bellosthemighty on Aug 9, 2018 17:05:05 GMT -5
Some of you might remember an old ARG called Perplex City. It ran for three years, and culminated in a buried treasure hunt. The treasure was a metal cube redeemable to the organizers for a $200,000 prize.
What I didn't know until now was that the winner wrote an article for a fansite about finding the treasure. It's worth a read. A few bits that jumped out at me:
Not until the very end, Sunday lunchtime, was I digging for the Cube. Up until then I was digging for evidence of disturbed ground. Archaeology in Britain is based largely on the ability to detect holes that were dug and refilled anything up to 3000 years ago. Compared with that, finding a three-year-old hole is not the hardest of tasks.
I’ve several times likened PXC to a long-distance cycle race where the competitors mosey along in a big, easy group for most of the time, not racing each other, a different person occasionally taking on the responsibility of going out the front. Then, near the end, everyone sprints like mad to the finish.
It wasn’t 10m from the post, it was slightly further – practically a continuation of the line I’d just investigated, exactly where you’d end up burying something if you walked 10m, stopped, and leaned forward to start digging.
Post by bellosthemighty on Oct 5, 2018 17:20:22 GMT -5
In what sounds like the start to a Young Adult novel, an 8-year old girl named Saga found a 1,500 year old sword at the bottom of a lake in Sweden. And it's believed there might by more treasure down there! Maybe those stolen crown jewels mentioned earlier? ~_^