Presentation on theme: "Bob Schaffer for Team Bloodshot GC Summit January 28, 2012 of 21."— Presentation transcript:
Bob Schaffer for Team Bloodshot GC Summit January 28, 2012 of 21
Participating Cities: Albuquerque, Austin, Bay Area, Boston, Chicago, Davis, DC, LA, New York, Portland, San Diego, Seattle, South Bend and St. Louis!!!
Rose Hulman/Harvey Mudd: 2 cities (S) BANG 25: 2 cities (R, 1 st ) DASH 2 - Bay Area Coordinator: 10 cities (S) DASH 3 – National Coordinator: 12 cities (S) WHO: 2 cities (R, 2 nd ) DASH 4 – National Coordinator: 14 cities (S) of 21
Bay Area Team Schedule Before and After the Seattle Run Big Picture Decisions Feedback Tools Recast Pros/Cons Budget Summary of 21
Core Group: Team Bloodshot 5 Blood & Bones members, 1 Longshot Responsible for big picture/organization Major support from: Burninators Provided puzzle fixes and reconstruction effort Supported playtest and recast Additional final weekend support from others of 21
Played in Seattle WHO in June Fairly minimal effort started in July Ramped up by September Big push in October Event was Nov. 4-6 of 21
Applications Seattle made their selections first BA applications shared after Seattle decisions Trusted Seattle GC with pre-game logistics Chose date blind After game, Seattle relinquished all decisions Staying blind until after first-run Maximal enjoyment No Advantage of 21
Extending application deadline Attempt to expand… added two teams Collected info from Seattle Clue materials, documents, etc. (Puzzle Bible!) Budget Recommended changes Made big picture decisions of 21
Stay true to original game When possible, avoid major changes Participants would get the same experience Gives original GC more visibility / Drives major decisions Removes some flexibility Could have been a lot more work Avoid re-shooting videos Less work on our part Tribute original actors/GC of 21
Read comments on Facebook Used our own experiences Seattle GC recommended fixes Surveyed original participants Things they liked Things they didn’t like Importance of story, hotel stay Bugs Scoring of 21
More transparency Scoring Purpose of Friday night events Not scored Collaboration recommended Reduced bottlenecking Good for the participants Straining on GC (especially the actors) Puzzles Some re-ordering Bug fixes/eliminated red herrings Considered other changes of 21
Puzzle writing & storyline… all done! Neil Patrick Harris already filmed! First game: A giant playtest Each puzzle playtested by 20 teams! Few modifications necessary Changes made with full support of Seattle GC Be nice* to original GC and they just may travel to your location to help**! of 21 * Seem incompetent enough? ** watch the chaos!
Less creativity involved Focus is on logistics Wheel may get reinvented Support from original GC minimized this for us Locations driven by puzzles and not vice-versa Seattle thought up some puzzles based on locations We had to make locations fit the scheme Breeders Cup Daylight Savings Time of 21
Distribution seems less for clues than for a first-run Staff: Seattle flights Location: Friday/Pier Prep: Hotel of 21
Very pleasant experience! With right support, recast can be pain-free Telling that at the end – both sides thought the other side had done more work for the recast than had actually been done Rewarding to share Seattle’s game w/Bay Area of 21