The local members of the National Puzzler's League had a party last weekend, their Equinox party. I didn't go—I'm still not quite enough of a puzzle enthusiast to want to join the NPL. But I was happy to bump in to Dandr the following morning. I was glad because he told me word had spread.
There's this puzzle hunt game I've been working on. I'd sent out a puzzly announcement to the Bay Area Night Game folks. Dandr had solved the puzzle, but hadn't extracted the information. At the Equinox party, he asked someone for mechanical help extracting that information—but that person already knew the answer from having seen the puzzle. And other Equinox people who'd seen Dandr working on this puzzle had recognized it. Word had spread. Yay.
So I guess I can spread the word on another puzzle game. An awesome comic book, "Meanwhile" by Jason Shiga, was recently reprinted.
"Meanwhile" is a choose-your-own-adventure story in which the protagonist is a young boy with a time machine, a mind-reading helmet, and a device that destroys all human life on earth. He must somehow use these devices to save the earth from a destructive force: a young boy with a time machine, a mind-reading helmet, and a device that destroys all human life on earth.
The book presents the "many-worlds" view of quantum theory in the form of choose-your-own-adventure. And then it gets geeky. I was pretty darned happy to hear that this book was reprinted. Check it out.