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January 4th, 2008
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MIT Mystery Hunt
So, I'm doing the hunt this year for the first time. I know at least a couple of you reading this have participated before. Any tips?

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From:prog
Date:January 4th, 2008 10:40 pm (UTC)
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(1) Join an experienced and organized team.

uh that's it really
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From:rhysara
Date:January 4th, 2008 10:55 pm (UTC)
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too late.
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From:bubblebabble
Date:January 6th, 2008 03:01 am (UTC)
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any chance we could "meet" in some fashion, if only to determine who's bringing what and such?

I know it would be good to plan out:
* food/drink
* communication (each others' cell phone numbers etc)
* solving aids/tools
- physical (pen, paper, reference books?, ...)
- digital (computers, power, network, extra monitor real estate...)
* sleeping

I also strongly suspect it would be good plan out other things, but don't know what they are.

We could do this by phone, IM, or in person if we all happen to be in the same city before the hunt...
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From:rhysara
Date:January 6th, 2008 08:33 pm (UTC)
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Getting the ball rolling on this stuff is actually on my list for today. (well actually it was on my list for yesterday but I'm getting there).
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From:prog
Date:January 4th, 2008 11:14 pm (UTC)
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Well, failing that, any advice I have to give you would have more to do with surviving a weekend laboring in a bare classroom in the middle of winter than actually solving puzzles.

It comes down to "make sure you're having fun". Don't get sleep-deprived or hungry or dehydrated or angry for the sake of competition. Bring a lot of protein-rich food and water. Take breaks. Sleep, even. (I actually go home to sleep.) Make sure your fellow teammates are not succumbing to any of the above.

If you're a team of new folk, you are in for a wild ride. Don't worry about coming in first. Just enjoy learning how the hunt works. There's nothing else like it!
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From:rikchik
Date:January 4th, 2008 11:19 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, just enjoy and stay happy.
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From:dougo
Date:January 5th, 2008 01:56 am (UTC)
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Don't forget to look at the map. Again.
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