SnoutCast #148: Newbie Game RFP

This week, we talk to Larry Hosken and Scott Royer III about a “Newbie Game” concept which Scott helped originate and which Larry has since developed into The Octothorpean Order—and would like to finish next year, with your help!

[ Download mp3 – 26 MB ]

00:59 – “modern”
01:51 – acronym expansion (and the actual RFP doc)
02:21 – like a phoenix, rising from the DASHes
04:05 – Larry’s online puzzle hunt thing (as seen on SnoutCast in 2010 and at GC Summit 2011)
05:15 – how does one teach people to solve puzzles?
08:44 – DeeAnn enjoyed the MegaHard stamps
09:14 – how Scott prepared for his first event, BANG 16
12:16 – who is the audience for the Newbie Game?
15:51 – in other words, RUN MORE GAMES 🙂
18:01 – how would newbies transition from the online hunt to live events?
22:36 – help wanted!
25:11 – plug-o-rama: Spaceteam, Amnesia Fortnight Game Jam, Puzzle Hunt Calendar
28:20 – The End

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Music: instrumentals from “Code Monkey” and “Re: Your Brains” by Jonathan Coulton

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