Posts Tagged‘black letter game’

Black Letter Game – Winding Down

We’re halfway through June now (can you believe it?), which means we’re on Artifact #4 out of 5 in the Black Letter Game.  Let’s take a look at our journey so far! Artifact #1 — We were so excited!  We stayed up til midnight and opened our box, describing the contents to our teammate over the phone.  I don’t think we got an answer that first night, but we made some good progress and had the WHO by the next day or so.  This artifact had a few tricky parts that got us frustrated at ourselves (mostly for trying to…

Black Letter Game – Second Artifact

Some activity in the comments indicated that it might be worth writing another BLG post to help players connect and feel some camaraderie in the collective solving of the second artifact.  As always, I’ll do my best to stay far away from spoilers and speak only in the most vague of terms.  Non-BLG players, this post might be a little boring! At the time of writing this, team Clavis Cryptica is in 57th place for Artifact #2, with 100 points.  It took us 6 days and 00 hours to complete.  I’ll try to tell our story here, and maybe my ramblings will…

Black Letter Speculation

  Team Clavis Cryptica finally made it to 100 points in the Black Letter Game last night, completing our first artifact.  That leaves me eagerly anticipating Artifact #2 and wondering what it might be.  We can’t talk very candidly about the game, lest we reveal any spoilers, but we can certainly speculate about the future! *Warning*  This post should not give any explicit spoilers for the Black Letter Game, but if you are planning on signing up and don’t want to have ANY preconceived notions of what will arrive on your doorstep, you might prefer not to read this post.…

Black Letter Game – First Impressions

*NOTE*  This post will not include any spoilers for the Black Letter Game, just vague descriptions of situations for the purpose of analysis and storytelling. Last Wednesday, we heard a knock at the door downstairs.  We don’t get unexpected visitors, so we’re always a little wary of who it might be.  Luckily we have a window that looks down over the sidewalk, so we can check out the situation.  This time, we saw the mailman walking back towards his truck.  I looked at Nick in a flash of realization.  “The box!” I shouted, and quickly ran downstairs. A few weeks…

The Black Letter Game

Now here’s something new and different.  The Black Letter Game is an upcoming puzzle game involving real-world artifacts and expected to span five months.  If you sign up for the $60 subscription, an actual physical box will be shipped to your house, one per month for five months.  So what’s in the box?  “Real-world physical objects within which are hidden lots of puzzles.”  The game will have a competitive aspect involving online team registration and solution submission but the details are still pretty unclear. A friend of mine and I have already signed up, splitting the cost between the two…