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    Ladies and Gentlemen! Boys and Girls! Script Kiddies and Scenewhores!
    Announcing the Defcon 10 Scavenger Hunt!! Hosted by the Hektik crew and
    2600 Salt Lake City.

    I have finally got the Scavenger Hunt Website up and running, you can
    check it out at

    I will make a copy of this thread under Defcon Chat fo any comments or

    For now I will paste the details from the main page, where it says "Above"
    in a few places, well, you'll just have to imaging you're on the site.

    —The Lowdown—

    This year the hunt will be hosted by 2600 Salt Lake City and the Hektik
    crew. Pinguino will be unable to attend Defcon, so Flippersmack searched
    the globe far and wide looking for a suitable replacement to take the
    reins. After a tireless search they realized that a suitable replacement
    wasn't possible, so they turned everything over to us.

    After much thought and planning we have come to the realization that we
    may actually be able to pull this off. We're going to try and follow the
    same structure of the previous scavenger hunts, and also try not to alter
    the rules to any large extent. We figure that people who have enjoyed the
    hunt in the past would appreciate this, and I hope we were right in
    assuming so. Anyway, lets get down to the details.


    We have some time until Defcon and we have a little game for you to play.
    Over the next few weeks we will post a link to an item on this or other
    sites throughout the internet. The item will be posted pretty much at
    random, but count on a new one every few days or so. These are items that
    our staff came up with that we thought would be a little hard to find in
    just three days in Las Vegas. We expect you to bring them with you to
    Defcon. When you arrive, present your pre-hunt items at the scavenger hunt
    table and you'll get 20 points for each successful find.

    Don't worry I'll post a link to the site that has the link on it here.
    First you have to find the link, then you have to find the item. This is
    a fun game.


    Okay, I'll share a few ideas with you. This is what we have planned for
    the hunt.

    Above you can see a link that says "stats", this is key. Throughout the
    hunt we will be constantly updating this page. We want people to know
    what teams are playing and what their current point level is. I'm hoping
    this will make things a little more competitive. I know that there were
    people walking around last year that were sure they were going to win, but
    when all was said and done they didn't even place in the top three. If you
    know you're 50 points away from first place, you're probably going to try
    and get those last 50 points before the day is up. At least that's the
    theory. Oh, by the way, we'll be keeping a hard copy record of all the
    points, so if you were thinking of going CTF on the site, you'd be wasting
    your time.

    The Hunt Box. While there is no link to it now, after the hunt we are
    hoping this page will be packed with good stuff. Whenever we have an
    item or task that is marked with "Proof." it means we need picture or
    video evidence of completing the task or receiving an item. We'll be
    setting up a box equipped with a video capture card and we're also hoping
    to grab all the images people take while hunting for items. This will all
    be added here after the hunt so people can see all the things that people
    did, or teams can relive their experiences.

    Speaking of teams. Above you can see a link called "teams". We will be
    accepting pre-registration for the hunt, so if you want to come up with
    a team name and submit pictures of your team ahead of time, we'll post it
    there. I think this will be good so that people can see who they're
    competing against before they even get to Vegas. This should prompt Nancy
    Kerrigan style attacks, which is always good..

    —The Rules—

    1. Teams will consist of no more than 5 people. The team with the most
    points by noon on Sunday wins the hunt.

    2. Items must be brought to an official Scavenger Hunt Crew member.
    Members will be wearing authorized badges. The points will be logged at
    the Scavenger Hunt table.

    3. Only one item will be counted per team, "Proof." in listing means
    videotape or photograph the action so that we know that you really did it,
    otherwise bring the actual item in question or talk to a crew member about
    where to do it? Where applicable, an audio recording may suffice.

    4. 2600SLC and the Hektik crew may publish any writing, video or photo
    brought to us, or taken by us. We would like copies of video footage and
    images for our archives.

    5. Bonus Items are high value endeavors that can be obtained through
    special hand delivered notes upon completing a task. They could be
    puzzles or excursions? Not all items will have bonus items. However,
    each item will have the same Tier 2 item tied to it, this way it's fair.

    6. The first team to find a listed or bonus item will receive the value of
    the item plus 5 additional points.

    —Comments or Suggestions—

    If you have any comments, or any ideas to make the hunt better. You can
    get a hold of me at or
    .: Grifter :.