A Singapore-based online hunt called the REDDOThunt began this morning at 10am ET and will be continuing for another 35 hours or so. I heard about this event on puzzlehuntcalendar.com a while ago, but I didn’t mention it here for three key reasons:
1) I wasn’t sure what to expect, not having participated in any events created by the authors.
2) The warm-up puzzles they posted didn’t set my world on fire (no offense to the authors, since they were intended for a less seasoned audience).
3) Honestly, I forgot.
But having said all this, I’ve been working through it as a solo solver, and I’m pleasantly surprised; I’ve solved nine puzzles and the first metapuzzle so far, and so far they range from fine to quite good. I recommend checking them out; if you’re going for points, the first-round puzzle values drop when hints come out, at 10am ET Saturday morning.
Congrats to Aviations Laws for already cutting through the thing like a knife through butter, and good luck to anyone already solving or who decides to join the fray. I’ve got a semi-local work conference to attend tomorrow, so I’ll be solving for another hour or so before sleeping and then disappearing for much of tomorrow.