Mystery Hunt is a yearly tradition at MIT, but this isn’t an entry about Mystery Hunt. This is an entry about one of the tools our team has for Mystery Hunt. We rarely used it, but the sheer amount of information on this PDF is awesome!
If you even have a slight bit of geekiness, you’ll freak out about this PDF. Seriously.
FIRST! Wow, great cheat sheet.
What team do you hunt with? I think I’m going to try doing the whole remote hunter deal this year with Death From Above.
I hunt for DFA, we’ll be working together in January.
Cool. By the way, that cheat sheet is ridiculous!
Oh my, this is just… So beautiful…
wow. this is amazing.
I agree with Snively; this PDF is kick-ass! a compilation of all the science I’ve learnt in high-school and more
Incredible. I am going to keep a copy around for reference. Thanks!
Are there any blogs specifically on Mystery Hunts?
Pretty much the best document to ever exist. Ever.
Love it. I need to save it for future reference… Now, can you help me solve the Sunday New York Times Crossword puzzle?
Are teams all MIT students? And how difficult is it to join a team as a freshman, especially with limited puzzle solving ability?
Don’t be worried about whether or not you have “puzzle-solving ability”. Mystery Hunt is purposely made so that you need a wide range of knowledge in order to solve all the puzzles – it’s not all number sequences and wordplays. I distance-hunted (solved puzzles at home, away from MIT) this past January, and while I didn’t know anything about number sequences and science/techy trivia, there were a few puzzles I was able to solve that no one else even had a clue about, simply because I had some expertise in audio mixing. There’s really a niche in MysHunt for everyone; teams are willing to take on as much fresh talent as they can get (more people = more manpower = faster puzzle-solving!) Enjoy the Hunt next year =)
That’s so awesome! Must have taken a lot of time to compile.
That is hands down THE most impressive PDF I’ve ever seen. :D
my god that’s INSANE!!… insanely cool!! where on earth did you find it Snively??
FuLanKe, there is a community on LJ that’s all about Mystery Hunt.
No, not all teams are MIT students. Most teams contain some MIT students, but some (such as Manic Sages) have members who don’t go to MIT [yet…in many cases] while others have alumni or people who are even only loosely affiliated with MIT.
Also, getting involved in a team is really easy, even as a freshman. In fact, if you really want to, you can form a team with your friends. Although I think most people join teams with a group (living groups, student organizations, etc.) that they are a part of.
Woooow….a very complete PDF…do we certainly need that PDF to solve the puzzle?? The puzzle must’ve been very hard…
That has to have been the coolest 29 pages of my life.