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On Sunday, January 20 2019, team Left Out won the MIT Mystery Hunt. The prize for this: we would write, plan, and run the 2020 MIT Mystery Hunt. I was a team member and thus spent much of 2019 preparing for the 2020 Hunt.
I was Production Czar; that's the Left Out silly-job-title way of saying that I headed a small team of folks who converted lots of puzzle content from various formats to HTML web-stuff.
I also collaborated on writing some puzzles.
We made some decisions, did some things. For most of us, it was our first time working on a such a big puzzle event this big. If we do it again, I suspect we'll stick with some decisions and switch some others.
Here, I wrote some things down about that year. These writings don't capture everything that happened, not by a long shot. There was a lot going on; I don't think anyone could follow it all. But if you're curious to know what it was like to work on a biiiig puzzling event, this is the best I can do.
I noted down some things I'd like to remember if I ever do this again, and formatted them to stand out, a la
It's a long write-up, so I split it into pages chronologically:
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