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i could get addicted to this fast - 1370°C

Jul. 12th, 2005

11:54 am - i could get addicted to this fast

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did you all already know all about Perplex City and just weren't telling me? ;)

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From:luvcraft
Date:July 12th, 2005 08:18 am (UTC)
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looks pretty unimpressive to me; like a collectible card game without the game.

"buy our trading cards for $5 per pack of 8, and if you collect them all then you can combine them with a gazillion other random billboards, phone numbers, and websites around the world for a chance to win $20,000."

If the lottery is a tax on stupid people, then this sounds like a tax on stupid, nerdy people. :)X
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From:luvcraft
Date:July 12th, 2005 08:24 am (UTC)
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oh, scratch that, it's $5 for a pack of six cards.

wow, if this thing succeeds I may have a new business model for bilking stupid nerdy people out of their money. If I'm feeling extra-benevolent then my version might include an actual GAME that you can play with the cards while you're waiting to collect the whole set.
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From:elegantelbow
Date:July 12th, 2005 03:20 pm (UTC)
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I get the impression that there is a game, but it's not clear to me what it is. It's probably like Masquerade -- I'll never figure it out and someone else will win the money.
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From:elegantelbow
Date:July 12th, 2005 03:20 pm (UTC)
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Have you actually played the game? I'm piqued, but baffled.
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From:ferrousoxide
Date:July 12th, 2005 03:40 pm (UTC)
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it's what they're calling an 'Alternative Reality' game (the only other one i've ever heard of is I Love Bees, but i didn't really get that one because i started looking at it way too late), and luvcraft has it just about right. at the moment, there are a set of websites with clues, crypto exercises, and all manner of other thing on them. solving one bit of the puzzle leads to other bits. the cards will have other puzzle bits on them, but they're not out till tomorrow.
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