Post by artofhiddenmessages on Aug 20, 2019 11:59:13 GMT -5
Here is the List of Winners:
First Place, or the Grand Prize Winner was Illuminatinps, or Nick Spera Second Place received the consolation prize, and this was won by Tina
There were six smaller prizes that were 24K gold plated coins, and these were all awarded to the following:
Illuminatinps, who won one before winning the grand prize, and a second after winning the grand prize. He graciously gave his second coin to jminnesota who joined late in the game and was trying hard to win a prize
Molyn who won two coins, one after the fog lifted
inatimate1 who figured out one of the more difficult puzzles
And lastly, the puzzle that proved to be the most difficult was solved by gonealone, who snagged that last coin!
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF THE WINNERS!
It is nice to see that the prizes were spread among many!
Post by artofhiddenmessages on Aug 20, 2019 16:56:28 GMT -5
Everyone's packages have been mailed. I sent everyone messages or emails with your tracking numbers. If you didn't receive the tracking number, let me know, I will send it again. All packages are being sent by the US Postal service.
Post by inatimate1 on Aug 20, 2019 22:10:40 GMT -5
Thank you so much once again, the only question I had looming was what "The Path" meant, I didn't realise the connection to the song 😯
I liked that there was a subtle reference to the yellow brick road (intentional or not) with the spiral in the ball. I'm sure I wasn't the only one who was convinced this was a bit of a red herring with the puzzle. Especially when "the path" came out of the blue number.
Post by artofhiddenmessages on Aug 20, 2019 23:34:12 GMT -5
There is a bit of a back story to "The Path"....Jenny, here at Mysterious Writings, was developing a quarterly online magazine, which she titled, "The Path". Jenny asked if I would design some armchair hunts for the magazine. This Wizard of Oz hunt was going to be one of those hunts in her magazine. I put "The Path" in the bottom right corner, like where a signature would go when an artist signs a painting. The words not only came from the lyrics, but from what the title of the magazine was going to be. Jenny found that she had too many other commitments and didn't have enough time to devote to the project. So we didn't move forward with it. But since the hunt was already designed, I started to slowly purchase some items that I thought would make good prizes. I didn't want the design for the hunt to go to waste. So "the path" had multiple meanings.