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2015 Armchair Treasure Hunt to kick off Friday December 11th
« on: December 09, 2015, 02:48:32 am »

Hello, puzzlers!

It's almost that time of the year again, time for one of the hardest puzzles on the internet.

This is from their page over at http://www.pablosath.com/index.html:
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The Logica Armchair Treasure Hunt was established in 1985 and became something of a Logica institution. In 2014, after the sun set on Logica, this independent web site was setup to continue the tradition of an annual Christmas hunt. Past setters of the Logica ATH are managing the transition of the hunt from a company activity to a standalone event. The competition is now open to all comers. If this is your first year you are advised to start here.

Every year, just before Christmas, a different setter buries or hides a small box somewhere in England. They then design a set of elaborate puzzles and clues that reveal where it is hidden. Those clues are posted on this website. The challenge is to be the first to unearth the box, a task that usually takes a dedicated team anywhere from a week to a month to accomplish.

There is a trophy for being the first to reach the box, the "Pablo Memorial Trophy", and a trophy for the best solution, the "Setters' Trophy". The winners hold their trophies for a year. The team that is first to the box cannot win the "Setters' Trophy".

Although the hunt is now open to all comers there are no cash prizes. If an individual or organization would like to contribute to the running of this site, or sponsor a prize fund, then please contact the Past Setters.

This site contains the Current Hunt, a History of previous hunts, some Guidelines and other useful material for new entrants, and Resources for Armchair Treasure Hunt setters. Refer to the Contacts page for the current website owner.

Pablo, who was responsible for the Logica Armchair Treasure Hunt and much of this website besides, sadly passed away after a long battle against cancer in October 2007. He is very much missed by all ATHers and this site has been named in his memory.

If you'd like to be part of this year's ATH, pm Ozle for access (is he still around?) and join us in the private forum to solve this year's puzzle.
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Re: 2015 Armchair Treasure Hunt to kick off Friday December 11th
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2015, 11:57:29 am »

Hello, puzzlers!

It's almost that time of the year again, time for one of the hardest puzzles on the internet.

This is from their page over at http://www.pablosath.com/index.html:
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The Logica Armchair Treasure Hunt was established in 1985 and became something of a Logica institution. In 2014, after the sun set on Logica, this independent web site was setup to continue the tradition of an annual Christmas hunt. Past setters of the Logica ATH are managing the transition of the hunt from a company activity to a standalone event. The competition is now open to all comers. If this is your first year you are advised to start here.

Every year, just before Christmas, a different setter buries or hides a small box somewhere in England. They then design a set of elaborate puzzles and clues that reveal where it is hidden. Those clues are posted on this website. The challenge is to be the first to unearth the box, a task that usually takes a dedicated team anywhere from a week to a month to accomplish.

There is a trophy for being the first to reach the box, the "Pablo Memorial Trophy", and a trophy for the best solution, the "Setters' Trophy". The winners hold their trophies for a year. The team that is first to the box cannot win the "Setters' Trophy".

Although the hunt is now open to all comers there are no cash prizes. If an individual or organization would like to contribute to the running of this site, or sponsor a prize fund, then please contact the Past Setters.

This site contains the Current Hunt, a History of previous hunts, some Guidelines and other useful material for new entrants, and Resources for Armchair Treasure Hunt setters. Refer to the Contacts page for the current website owner.

Pablo, who was responsible for the Logica Armchair Treasure Hunt and much of this website besides, sadly passed away after a long battle against cancer in October 2007. He is very much missed by all ATHers and this site has been named in his memory.

If you'd like to be part of this year's ATH, pm Ozle for access (is he still around?) and join us in the private forum to solve this year's puzzle.
I'd love to spectate, but I'm not sure at all that I could make any contribution worth listening. Are you looking for a focused productive team or are freeloaders allowed?
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Re: 2015 Armchair Treasure Hunt to kick off Friday December 11th
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2015, 12:23:25 pm »

You don't need to commit to anything. Any contribution, as small as it might be, will be appreciated.

Btw you should PM Galzria instead of Ozle, I don't think Ozle is with us this year.
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Re: 2015 Armchair Treasure Hunt to kick off Friday December 11th
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2015, 02:08:10 pm »

Yep, send requests my way!
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TOWN Wins: ZM11, ZM13
TOWN Losses: ZM3, ZM5, ZM6, ZM8, ZM9, ZM10
SCUM Wins: ZM1
SCUM Losses: ZM4

Total Wins: 3
Total Losses: 7

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TOWN Losses: M4, M7, M8, M9, M13, M14, M18, M31
SCUM Wins: M2, M19, M23, M100
SCUM Losses: M15 (SK), M102 (Traitor)

Total Wins: 13
Total Losses: 10

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TOWN Wins: DM1, BM4, BM4, BM5, BM8, BM13, DoM1, OZ2, RM45
TOWN Losses: BM1, BM2, BM3, BM6, BM11, RM3, RM4
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SCUM Losses: BM9, OZ1

Total Wins: 13
Total Losses: 9

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Re: 2015 Armchair Treasure Hunt to kick off Friday December 11th
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2015, 05:40:52 am »

If you just want to tag along that's fine too.

Often there are a lot of questions which you have to spend a small amount of time to Google and you can contribute by answering one of those.
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