SnoutCast #64: “Homicide: Life on the Farm – 10 Years Later”

Team Snout ran our first weekend-long puzzle hunt a full decade ago, in May of 2001. This week, we have an extra-long chat with Sean Gugler about some of his contributions to that event and what we’ve learned (or not) since then.


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00:59 – “homicidal”
01:13 – Special Guest: Sean Gugler!
03:06 – Yup, it’s really been ten whole years since HLOTF
05:03 – In which we don’t know how much we don’t know
06:45 – Whence “only GC thinks that’s funny?” Also, a bad red herring.
08:26 – Being GC changes your perspective as a player
13:45 – Sean’s Rubik’s Cube clue
23:30 – Dispatch recording: “McBain says don’t fuck up”
25:40 – (our wedding invitations were featured on Fluxx Love Stories)
26:02 – Sean’s 98 Degrees CD clue
31:15 – Food clues, esp. packing peanuts and cinnamon cookies
32:50 – Dispatch recording: synonym cookies
35:09 – Sean’s contributions to the Simon Says clue
42:28 – Scouting and photographing Dennis the Menace Playground
45:19 – Dispatch recording: nobody likes the “double-U”
47:22 – Sean’s current project: the Doctor When Game!
51:37 – Learning to let go of what teams won’t care about
56:16 – Upcoming events info at PuzzleHuntCalendar.com
57:45 – The End

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Music: instrumentals from “Code Monkey” and “The Future Soon” by Jonathan Coulton

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CKL DeeAnn Sean

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