Thursday, November 12, 2015

Marker Game Offically Closed

This marker game is now officially closed.  The information continues to be published for archival and educational purposes. 

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Brantley No. 3 Shaft GALLERY MARKER GAME Launched Today.

Mount Bethel Mysteries' Latest Interactive Storybuild (Immersion Close Reading Project).

Poet and Storytellers always used objects, lighting, and color to compare and contrast the worlds around us.  While we sometimes call observation professionals scientists, the best  scientists are also poets, musicians and writers.  Most every one of them knows how to read closely while using elimination and common sense to see the difference and far more often the sameness in the elements and processes we use everyday.

So the Midtown Ladies Guild decided to honor poets and storytellers by creating an expedition and cerebral test (game).  After spending some time challenging themselves with the test the Down Under Tea Company, who is working in the Brantley No. 3 Shaft world started using the gallery game for other purposes.

The Down Under Tea Company only employs the best minds, so they give their employees this game test as a first order of business.   Three of the Midtown Ladies Guild members passed the test: 1) found all the markers (author's quotes), 2) found all the classic painting marker cards, 3) matched up the cards to the quotes.  Two other members of the guild are still working on it, and those members loyal to Ruby refuse to play any game codified by the International Historical Consortium.

Without anyone knowing Ruby secretly played the game (over a period of several days) and came up with a few hints and spoilers in case explorers get stuck.

This is a close reading, test your observation skills,


Hints and Spoilers are available.  No one wants you to be stumped forever, but don't cheat yourself out of the fun too soon by peaking at the answers.

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 Expedition Suggestions and Instructions to Play

Note from Beatrice Hollings, President, Midtown Ladies Guild:  Lakewater Project storybuilds are no fly builds, unless there is a specific purpose for flying (faery build, space build, etc.).  There are other ways to navigate the story, including walking, running, hopping and flying or boating with physical vehicles or winged creatures.  This in keeping with Ruby's storytelling origins (Myst/Uru), and because flying can completely ruin an immersion story.  There  is no cajoling, amount of cash, threats or criticism that will change Ruby or her benefactor's mind, so don't bother going on about the matter.  Instead consider what its like when you read the ending to the story, before you fully know the characters the entire story is about.

(The following information is simulcast on http://brantleygallerymarker.blogspot.com/  Go there for updates and other information, including HINTS and SPOILERS).

1.  Find cards during your trek up Rare Find Mountain.  You were going anyway - may as well try to "win" a badge, have fun or test your observation instructions to Play
Note from Beatrice Hollings, President, Midtown Ladies Guild:  Lakewater Project storybuilds are no fly builds, unless there is a specific purpose for flying (faery build, space build, etc.).  There are other ways to navigate the story, including walking, running, hopping and flying or boating with physical vehicles or winged creatures.  This in keeping with Ruby's storytelling origins (Myst/Uru), and because flying can completely ruin an immersion story.

There  is no cajoling, amount of cash, threats or criticism that will change Ruby or her benefactor's mind, so don't bother going on about the matter.  Instead consider what its like when you read the ending to the story, before you fully know the characters the entire story is about.

(The following information is simulcast on http://brantleygallerymarker.blogspot.com/)  Go there for updates and other information, including HINTS and SPOILERS)

1.  Find cards during your trek up Rare Find Mountain.  You were going anyway - may as well try to "win" a badge, have fun or test your observation and interpretation skills.

2.  The cards are hidden plain sight along the route (see blog Hints for number of cards to be collected).

3.  Borrow a Captain Dutton Flying Machine when you reach the rezzer device.   You will have 20 minutes to find quotes during your flight.  Enclosed with this notecard, you will find maps that will help you to identify locations where markers can be found.  Appearance for the marker can be found here in this photograph. 􀀊

**If your flight should end and you are thrown to the ground, you will need to trek to the top of Rare Find again to be issued another Flying Machine.   The trek will be a good opportunity to observe what you missed seeing the first time you hiked the trail.

4.  Match every quote found to the marker cards you collected.  One to one.   All cards and quotes must be matched to win.

Final Step:  You must annotate your matches or otherwise indicate how/why you chose the matches you did.  What KEY WORD/Image is depicted in both mini-stories. One word, not a phrase or explanation.

5.  Send a notecard to Ruby O'Degee to say you've completed all tasks, whether you cheated or not (cheating only ruins the experience for the cheater, not so much for the game maker).  Please try avoid cheating when ever you are able, but do look up Hints and Spoilers to move forward when you are frustrated.   Cheating is not good, but not finishing is worse.

6.  Once you finish the game, Ruby will send you the "correct" answers and reward you with gifts and a badge that will be displayed on Google+ in the Moon Followers community. The badges will also be displayed here in the world. 

7. You've likely realized by now that the game is a "close reading" and observation game.   It is not too difficult if you are always playing observation games, but if you are busy, try to rush through the experience or are rusty, the process can be a bit more daunting.   There is no time deadline, so take your time and enjoy your expedition.  Hint:  Keep a journal and take lots of photos