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1 Full, PROPER credits available at etherealendways.com. This slideshow is just to tell you who to blame for that puzzle you hated. Introductory Lecture, Act I Starring: – Dan Kurtz as Wesley When – Kristina Kenney as Catherine Chronos – Sound by Ellen Juhlin – Set design by Todd c Hartman and John Bagoye – Costumes by Melissa Wilson – Script by Allen Cohn, Erik Stuart, Trisha Lantznester, et al. Fun Fact: – Tiresias’s role was significantly reduced after playtesters thought it was a “find the differences” puzzle between Act I and III when in reality we just let Sean sleep in.

2 Full, PROPER credits available at etherealendways.com. This slideshow is just to tell you who to blame for that puzzle you hated. Core Dump 1 Concept by Dwight Freund Manufacturing by the Freund family Printout design by Wei-Hwa Huang Fun Fact: – The original design was intended to be the core dump for all three acts, which would give a different message each time

3 Full, PROPER credits available at etherealendways.com. This slideshow is just to tell you who to blame for that puzzle you hated. 1. Which of these companies is part of the Dow Jones Industrial Average? A:Johnson & Johnson K:Berkshire Hathaway N:Eastman Kodak U:Google

4 Full, PROPER credits available at etherealendways.com. This slideshow is just to tell you who to blame for that puzzle you hated. Tachyon Midi-Ether Co-Keypad Designed by Wei-Hwa Huang Manufacturing by Wei-Hwa Huang and a very long weekend session with 8 volunteers Fun Fact: – During the playtest, an uncapped contact cement bottle was left in a plastic bag with the disassembled keys. The fumes melted all the keys, necessitating a re-order of completely different keys as the supplier was out of stock

5 Full, PROPER credits available at etherealendways.com. This slideshow is just to tell you who to blame for that puzzle you hated. 2. Which country has the 2nd- highest GDP? J:India N:China O:Japan S:United States

6 Full, PROPER credits available at etherealendways.com. This slideshow is just to tell you who to blame for that puzzle you hated. Choose Your Own Adventure Original Idea by Dwight Freund Story concept and outline by Trisha Lantznester Writing by Trisha Lantznester and Erik Stuart Editing and layout by Wei-Hwa Huang Artwork by Rigel Stuhlmiller Fun Fact: – Longest time between first puzzle prototype and final product

7 Full, PROPER credits available at etherealendways.com. This slideshow is just to tell you who to blame for that puzzle you hated. Wormhole Written by Eric Lindstrom Fun Fact: – Original version didn’t warn solvers of the effects of particles travelling backwards through time

8 Full, PROPER credits available at etherealendways.com. This slideshow is just to tell you who to blame for that puzzle you hated. 3. In the most recent Summer Olympics, the most medals was won by the host country. Which country was 2nd? A:Soviet Union E:India S:United States W:Romania

9 Full, PROPER credits available at etherealendways.com. This slideshow is just to tell you who to blame for that puzzle you hated. Calibration (Movie Clips) Designed by Erik Stuart and Melissa Wilson Developed and prototyped by Wei-Hwa Huang Directed by Allen Cohn Acted by Dan Kurtz Filmed by Christian Hoobyar Sound editing by Ellen Juhlin Video editing and mastering by Ben Hansen Fun Fact: – Original prototype used a “Have a Nice Day” icon as a stand-in for Wesley

10 Full, PROPER credits available at etherealendways.com. This slideshow is just to tell you who to blame for that puzzle you hated. 4. In the US, which animated TV show has the most aired episodes? D:South Park L:The Jetsons T:The Flintsones W:The Simpsons

11 Full, PROPER credits available at etherealendways.com. This slideshow is just to tell you who to blame for that puzzle you hated. Starting the Big Bang Directed by Allen Cohn Acted by Dan Kurtz Filmed by Todd c Hartman and Christian Hoobyar Sound editing by Ellen Juhlin Fun Fact: – There’s an echo at the start of the video to suggest emptiness… but what’s the echo bouncing off of?

12 Full, PROPER credits available at etherealendways.com. This slideshow is just to tell you who to blame for that puzzle you hated. Send Me Back Puzzle designed by Sean Gugler Directed by Sean Gugler and Wei-Hwa Huang Acted by Dan Kurtz (in one take!) Filmed by Todd c Hartman and Christian Hoobyar Fun Fact: – Original plan was to have a spatial jigsaw element as well; each segment would be cut into a 2 by 2 grid

13 Full, PROPER credits available at etherealendways.com. This slideshow is just to tell you who to blame for that puzzle you hated. 5. Who holds the record for most Oscar acting nominations? E:Meryl Streep R:Katherine Hepburn V:Natalie Portman V:Jack Nicholson

14 Full, PROPER credits available at etherealendways.com. This slideshow is just to tell you who to blame for that puzzle you hated. Fabric of Time Designed by Doug Banks Developed by Sean Gugler, Wei-Hwa Huang, and Doug Banks Produced by Sean Gugler, Wei-Hwa Huang Fun Fact: – All the border pieces were cut too short due to miscommunication

15 Full, PROPER credits available at etherealendways.com. This slideshow is just to tell you who to blame for that puzzle you hated. 6. What is the best-selling non- Christmas single? ;:Thriller O:Friday R:Candle in the Wind Y:We Are the World

16 Full, PROPER credits available at etherealendways.com. This slideshow is just to tell you who to blame for that puzzle you hated. Fetch the Letter Original idea by Sean Gugler Developed by Sean Gugler and Wei-Hwa Huang Dwight Freund as Crazy Tracy Newspaper written by Trisha Lantznester and Wei-Hwa Huang Newspaper printed by Dave Shukan Fun Fact: – Archeology puzzle was redesigned and data completely redone 5 hours before the game

17 Full, PROPER credits available at etherealendways.com. This slideshow is just to tell you who to blame for that puzzle you hated. Journalists: “Intense Secrets” Designed and developed by Erik Stuart Magazine aging effects by Wei-Hwa Huang Fun Fact: – Because of this puzzle, Catherine gained a middle name: Lucille, after Catherine Lucille Moore

18 Full, PROPER credits available at etherealendways.com. This slideshow is just to tell you who to blame for that puzzle you hated. 7. Who is the NBA all-time assists leader? F:John Stockton I:Oscar Robertson R:Aisha Olajuwon Y:Jeremy Lin

19 Full, PROPER credits available at etherealendways.com. This slideshow is just to tell you who to blame for that puzzle you hated. Investors: Balance Sheet and Income Statement Designed and written by Allen Cohn Fun Fact: – Skipping Yerevan may result in false messages such as “INVESTMENT IN PAST”.

20 Full, PROPER credits available at etherealendways.com. This slideshow is just to tell you who to blame for that puzzle you hated. 8. Who was Rocky Balboa's most recent opponent? A:Rusty Belt O:Mason Dixon S:Tommy Gunn T:Ivan Drago

21 Full, PROPER credits available at etherealendways.com. This slideshow is just to tell you who to blame for that puzzle you hated. Scientists: Particle Zoo Written by David Greenspan Fun Fact: – Swapped position with Wormhole when we realized that the “Scientists” puzzle was more time-consuming than the other role puzzles

22 Full, PROPER credits available at etherealendways.com. This slideshow is just to tell you who to blame for that puzzle you hated. Government Officials: [REDACTED] Redaction Agency Designed, developed, and shredded by Wei-Hwa Huang Fun Fact: – Out of all the puzzles in the hunt, the Redaction Agency instructions page is the only one typeset in a font designed by a Canadian

23 Full, PROPER credits available at etherealendways.com. This slideshow is just to tell you who to blame for that puzzle you hated. 9. Where is the tallest building in the world? F:North America K:Antarctica O:East Asia R:The Middle East

24 Full, PROPER credits available at etherealendways.com. This slideshow is just to tell you who to blame for that puzzle you hated. Science Fair Video Directed by Allen Cohn Acted by Dan Kurtz, Alex Cave, and Kristina Kenney Camera by Christian Hoobyar Lighting, Editing, and Visual Effects by Todd c Hartman Sound Effects and recording by Ellen Juhlin Science Fair projects by Ken Chaney Science Fair presentations by Erik Stuart and Melissa Wilson and lots of volunteers did lots of other stuff Fun Fact: – The close-up shots of the science fair projects were actually in Erik’s garage

25 Full, PROPER credits available at etherealendways.com. This slideshow is just to tell you who to blame for that puzzle you hated. 10. How many females are on the US Supreme Court? L:Five point five N:Three O:One R:Eleven

26 Full, PROPER credits available at etherealendways.com. This slideshow is just to tell you who to blame for that puzzle you hated. Cross-Reference Approval Permits Designed by Wei-Hwa Huang Based on previous work by Robert Abbott Enhanced by Eric Stuart Fun Fact: – The button is generic enough that you can wear it elsewhere! Just tell people it’s a flux capacitor.

27 Full, PROPER credits available at etherealendways.com. This slideshow is just to tell you who to blame for that puzzle you hated. Introductory Lecture: Act II Kristina Kenney as Catherine Chronos Dan Kurtz as Wesley When Alex Cave as Mrs. Buffy When Sound by Ellen Juhlin Set design by Todd c Hartman and John Bagoye Costumes by Melissa Wilson Set crew: – Mary Johnson – Shawn Johnson – Crissy Gugler – Lauren O’Rourke

28 Full, PROPER credits available at etherealendways.com. This slideshow is just to tell you who to blame for that puzzle you hated. 11. How many planets are in our solar system? A:Seven I:Eight P:Sixteen R:Nine

29 Full, PROPER credits available at etherealendways.com. This slideshow is just to tell you who to blame for that puzzle you hated. Core Dump, Act II Designed and produced by David Greenspan Printing effects by Sean Gugler and Wei-Hwa Huang Fun Fact: – Two-layer acrylic is very expensive; instead, this is white acrylic with a painted layer

30 Full, PROPER credits available at etherealendways.com. This slideshow is just to tell you who to blame for that puzzle you hated. 12. Japan is the ___ most populous country in the world. A:4 th N:10 th T:7 th Y:15th

31 Full, PROPER credits available at etherealendways.com. This slideshow is just to tell you who to blame for that puzzle you hated. Invalid Permits Original Design by Allen Cohn Development and design by Wei-Hwa Huang Fun Fact: – Favorite bribe (pictured): “A device to help fill out forms in triplicate”

32 Full, PROPER credits available at etherealendways.com. This slideshow is just to tell you who to blame for that puzzle you hated. Chronomentometers Designed, developed, and manufactured by Wei- Hwa Huang Inspired by original Trenchwood logo by Ben Hansen Fun Fact: – Only 1000 out of a few millions possible puzzles were chosen for inclusion

33 Full, PROPER credits available at etherealendways.com. This slideshow is just to tell you who to blame for that puzzle you hated. 13. What is the highest-grossing film of all time (including re-releases)? E:Avatar O:Titanic T:Star Wars Episode XIV: Legacy of the Chiss W:E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

34 Full, PROPER credits available at etherealendways.com. This slideshow is just to tell you who to blame for that puzzle you hated. Mix Tape Designed and Developed by Erik Stuart Tapes mastered by Sean Gugler Fun Fact: – “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” never hit #1 on the charts

35 Full, PROPER credits available at etherealendways.com. This slideshow is just to tell you who to blame for that puzzle you hated. 14. What is the last name of the Governor of California? E:Deukmejian G:Schwarzenegger T:Brown U:Wilson

36 Full, PROPER credits available at etherealendways.com. This slideshow is just to tell you who to blame for that puzzle you hated. Art History Original concept by Allen Cohn Designed by Erik Stuart and Justin Graham Photoshop work by Todd c Hartman Audio Tour App “programmed” by Wei-Hwa Huang Phones loaned from the Burninators Fun Fact: – Original version was muuuuch harder; all the numbers were in the artists’ native language, and everybody got the audio tour at the start of the event

37 Full, PROPER credits available at etherealendways.com. This slideshow is just to tell you who to blame for that puzzle you hated. Wesley and Buffy Directed by Allen Cohn Camera operated by Christian Hoobar Lighting and video editing by Todd c Hartman Sound by Ellen Juhlin Costumes by Melissa Wilson Fun Fact: – Someone had to push Alex’s chair in and out to get the “Buffy interrupts” effect

38 Full, PROPER credits available at etherealendways.com. This slideshow is just to tell you who to blame for that puzzle you hated. 15. Which batter OFFICIALLY holds the record for most home runs in a single season? E:Barry Bonds L:Alex Rodriguez N:Roger Maris T:Sammy Sosa

39 Full, PROPER credits available at etherealendways.com. This slideshow is just to tell you who to blame for that puzzle you hated. Fix the View-O-Scope Designed by Sean Gugler Pointless 3D effects by Wei- Hwa Huang Fun Fact: – If you connect the output of “50/50” to the input of “50/50”, you create a feedback loop that sinks the other output to zero. This is not useful.

40 Full, PROPER credits available at etherealendways.com. This slideshow is just to tell you who to blame for that puzzle you hated. 16. Who is the author of the best- selling book series of all time? E: J. K. Rowling O:Stan and Jan Berenstain T:Erle Stanley Gardner U: R. L. Stine

41 Full, PROPER credits available at etherealendways.com. This slideshow is just to tell you who to blame for that puzzle you hated. Faculty Christmas Party Designed by Dave Shukan Sound mixed and edited by Ellen Juhlin Voices by Allen Cohn, Erik Stuart, Elena Melendez, Melissa Wilson, and Wei-Hwa Huang Fun Fact: – The identity of the spectroscopy teacher was changed at the last minute

42 Full, PROPER credits available at etherealendways.com. This slideshow is just to tell you who to blame for that puzzle you hated. 17. What is the capital of the Federal Republic of Germany? H:West Berlin N:New Berlin N:Berlin Y:Bonn

43 Full, PROPER credits available at etherealendways.com. This slideshow is just to tell you who to blame for that puzzle you hated. Get the Locker Combo Designed by Erik Stuart Picture Frame by Sean Gugler Fun Fact: – A lot of luck was involved in getting a combo lock with that exact combo

44 Full, PROPER credits available at etherealendways.com. This slideshow is just to tell you who to blame for that puzzle you hated. 18. What is the name of the device that delivers energy to an automobile engine? E:fuel injector F:carburetor R:power supply S:catalytic vaporizer

45 Full, PROPER credits available at etherealendways.com. This slideshow is just to tell you who to blame for that puzzle you hated. Restaurant Coupons Original Idea by Allen Cohn Enhancements and graphic design by Thomas Snyder Fun Fact: – Puzzle was inspired by an actual Yoshinoya coupon that Wei-Hwa tried to use in Allen’s presence

46 Full, PROPER credits available at etherealendways.com. This slideshow is just to tell you who to blame for that puzzle you hated. Yearbook, Part 1 Original Idea: Eric Lindstrom Poetry re-writing: Erik Stuart and Wei-Hwa Huang Fun Fact: – The poem was written and re- written at least seven times

47 Full, PROPER credits available at etherealendways.com. This slideshow is just to tell you who to blame for that puzzle you hated. 19. Who is the highest-ranked chess player in the world? E:Tokunbo Ayanbadejo I:Robert Fischer I:Magnus Carlsen O:Garry Kasparov

48 Full, PROPER credits available at etherealendways.com. This slideshow is just to tell you who to blame for that puzzle you hated. Chrononaut Rapid Acclimation Protocol Basic Idea: Allen Cohn Implementation and artwork: Melissa Wilson Time Traveler pamphlet by Rigel Stuhmiller, Allen Cohn, and Wei-Hwa Huang Dice mutation: Wei-Hwa Huang Fun Fact: – One early prototype of this event was a pure-trivia quiz. You can see it in this slideshow!

49 Full, PROPER credits available at etherealendways.com. This slideshow is just to tell you who to blame for that puzzle you hated. 20. What is the most common baby name in the US? G:Jacob K:Mohammed M:Elijah R:Michael

50 Full, PROPER credits available at etherealendways.com. This slideshow is just to tell you who to blame for that puzzle you hated. Time Tunnel Set design by Todd c Hartman Sound Effects by Ellen Juhlin Set supervisor assistance by John Bagoye Production assistance for set build by Lily Tsai Set Crew: Mary Johnson, Shawn Johnson, Chrissy Gugler, Lauren O’Rourku Fun Fact: – Teams actually screamed during the first weekend

51 Full, PROPER credits available at etherealendways.com. This slideshow is just to tell you who to blame for that puzzle you hated. Detention and Dance Designed by Erik Stuart and Melissa Wilson Alex Cave as Buffy Fun Fact: – Wei-Hwa spent $10 paying some shady Korean guy on the Internet to get an actual copy of an 1985 SAT to copy the “look-and-feel” from

52 Full, PROPER credits available at etherealendways.com. This slideshow is just to tell you who to blame for that puzzle you hated. 21. In physics, how many elementary particles have been experimentally observed? A:Twenty-three H:Sixteen S:Four T:Fourteen

53 Full, PROPER credits available at etherealendways.com. This slideshow is just to tell you who to blame for that puzzle you hated. T.R.A.S.H. Written by Erik Stuart Graphic Design by Wei-Hwa Huang Fun Fact: – On the test solve, Wei-Hwa completely ignored hints and solved by drawing a giant grid

54 Full, PROPER credits available at etherealendways.com. This slideshow is just to tell you who to blame for that puzzle you hated. 22. Who is the Vice President of the United States? I:Walker Bush T:Joseph Biden O:Paul Kennedy Y:George Bush

55 Full, PROPER credits available at etherealendways.com. This slideshow is just to tell you who to blame for that puzzle you hated. Yearbook, Part 2: Presidents Designed by Eric Lindstrom Graphic design by Wei-Hwa Huang Fun Fact: – The last draft had much more cartoony presidential portraits, but the author demanded payment of $150, so we decided to save some money…

56 Full, PROPER credits available at etherealendways.com. This slideshow is just to tell you who to blame for that puzzle you hated. 23. What is the longest running Broadway show?,:Cats F:A Chorus Line N:Chicago Y:The Phantom of the Opera

57 Full, PROPER credits available at etherealendways.com. This slideshow is just to tell you who to blame for that puzzle you hated. Mystery Meat Puzzle designed by: Erik Stuart Ms. Pac-Man machine: Ken Chaney Doris the Lunchlady: Trisha Lantznester Rewards by Allen Cohn, Melissa Wilson, and Lisa Launer Fun Fact: – The game has a hacked ROM that increases the speed of Ms. Pac-Man

58 Full, PROPER credits available at etherealendways.com. This slideshow is just to tell you who to blame for that puzzle you hated. 24. Which country or countries joined NATO most recently? D:Switzerland I:Spain J:Greece and Turkey S:Albania and Croatia

59 Full, PROPER credits available at etherealendways.com. This slideshow is just to tell you who to blame for that puzzle you hated. Apple II Mystic Designed by Sean Gugler Fun Fact: – Some last-minute Photoshop work was needed to get the faces to show up large enough

60 Full, PROPER credits available at etherealendways.com. This slideshow is just to tell you who to blame for that puzzle you hated. 25. What is the most famous unsolved problem in mathematics? D:Moving Sofa Constant E:The Collatz Conjecture I:The Riemann Hypothesis V:Fermat’s Last Theorem

61 Full, PROPER credits available at etherealendways.com. This slideshow is just to tell you who to blame for that puzzle you hated. Other General Tasks For credits that are less puzzle- focused, check out Housing GC Central, storing all the material: Erik Stuart and Melissa Wilson Managing all the volunteers and staff: Allen Cohn Keeping puzzle development updated: Sean Gugler Theatrical Diplomat: Melissa Wilson Meddling (and badges): Wei-Hwa Huang

62 Full, PROPER credits available at etherealendways.com. This slideshow is just to tell you who to blame for that puzzle you hated. Original Story Concept (August 2009) The hosts would be Doctor When, his beleaguered assistant Rodney, and a airhead super sexy female assistant (who flirts with the mad scientist but he never notices) Doctor When’s machine goes haywire and he gets lost in time. Rodney enlists the help of the teams to fix the contraption and get Doctor When back. Part of the problem is that Doctor When's invention was sabotaged by his long-time nemesis, Prof. Chronus. The players can help defeat Prof. Chronus.

63 Full, PROPER credits available at etherealendways.com. This slideshow is just to tell you who to blame for that puzzle you hated. 26. What is the maximum speed limit in the United States? E:55 mph L:70 mph R:100 mph X:80 mph


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