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A Puzzle class event(s) ?

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Ok puzzle heads. I'd sure appreciate a couple classes disguised as events that would impart some basics on solving puzzles. Seriously. I think it would be a smash hit!

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I know it has been talked about.  I would do it, but I hardly qualify to do much more than introduce the main speaker (if even that).  

 

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I always use my SO to solve a lot of puzzles. I *suck* at them.... unless they are 'trivia' based puzzles! All others I just hand over to her.

But seriously: an event will always work, but IMHO most of the time it's a case of using the interweb a lot and sometimes getting a hint from the CO or another cacher.

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A puzzle event would be a hit!  At least I think so.  Unless they are super easy, when I take a look, I just stare and move on.   My head just doesn't work that way.  Insight might give me a clue of where to start some of these.

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I'm with the rest of the gang....especially 2katz and Dhaulaghiri. Since my head doesn't work that way either, I suck at the more complex ones. Bring on the class and color me there. Guest speakers? Criffree, Raven, ....? Who are the other folks out there that are good with complex puzzles?

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I suck at puzzles, too.  I learned a LOT with the STS series.   As such, we decided that most of these should be easy puzzles that most people will be able to solve.  Newbies and non-puzzle-people included.  A lot of basic puzzle styles are included.  Most hint you to what you need, and the related web pages often give you nearly all, if not all, the data you need.  In any event they give you one heck of a start -- something most other puzzles do not do at all.  As such, they're a great learning tool.  I've had many non-puzzle people surprised they were able to do it and open themselves to something they never really tried before.

 

After putting these out, I have been able to use a lot of what I learned in solving many other puzzles.  There are still tons I have no clue how to start.  But this has given me a great foundation of the basics -- and different ways to start approaching things on any puzzle.

 

I hear the COs are also very helpful in giving people nudges, getting people on track, help, and even blatent pushes when needed.  :coolsmiley:

 

http://coord.info/GC418YC

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 I like puzzles, but they don't always like me...

Puzzles, oysters and burritos are on my short list...

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 I like puzzles, but they don't always like me...

Puzzles, oysters and burritos are on my short list...

 

That gives me an idea for the title of a puzzle.

 

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 I like puzzles, but they don't always like me...

Puzzles, oysters and burritos are on my short list...

 

 

A puzzle, an oyster, and a burrito walk into a bar...

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Maybe some basic puzzle help like how to detect which cipher to use, other puzzles which use math, what are the websites to *go to*.  There are puzzles with scrambled images, how does one unscramble an image to find the coords.   I would attend for sure!!

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I am definitely in... not for the oysters but maybe a burrito or better yet some guac and a margarita or a beer or two!  :cheers:  (not too many because I would want to remember what I learned)

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