picman050967
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MCF 2012... Picman's official clues and intrigue

[Post New]by picman050967 on Oct 31, 12 9:22 PM
I'm baaaaack!
And like last year, for those conspiracy theorists, it is really me...no one ever posts as me!
I've had this date circled on my calendar for quite some time now. This thread, which has become an annual tradition dating back to PICKING PICMAN'S BRAIN in '08, always seems to bring out the best of our community. People working together to solve the latest puzzle, new fishies mustering up the courage to take their first dip in the pond, only to be welcomed with open arms by the pond veterans... it's all great to witness, and I'm excited to be a part of it again this year!

And so with that, I'd like to welcome everyone to... The Official Mystery Case Files 2012 Speculation Thread!

Some of you have already been speculating for weeks (ok, months) and some of you have even been asking: "What is there left to speculate about this year when the title, plot, and release date have already been announced?"

Fishies, fishies, fishies... if you really thought that that was all we'd have to offer in this year's speculation thread... that we didn't have something else up our sleeves... well then you have seriously underestimated us, and for that, we may just have to set the difficulty level to 'EXPERT' this year. That's right, no sparkles or quickly refilling hint buttons in this thread!

I meant to start posting last week but have been low on energy...maybe it is the drizzly Seattle fall...hopefully I can perk up and make some lively clever posts.

8 12 14 22 7 19 18 13 20 8 13 22 5 22 9 24 19 26 13 20 22

Picman

Edited on 11/26/2012 at 11:31:41 AM PST


 
govols2
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Re:MCF 2012... Picman's official clues and intrigue

[Post New]by govols2 on Oct 31, 12 9:24 PM
Yeah Picman !!! Good to see you !!

Now to figure out all those numbers....

 
sandebeach
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Re:MCF 2012... Picman's official clues and intrigue

[Post New]by sandebeach on Oct 31, 12 9:25 PM
A clue! Now we need some bright fishies to de-code or encrypt the clue!

 
Laura29
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Re:MCF 2012... Picman's official clues and intrigue

[Post New]by Laura29 on Oct 31, 12 9:28 PM
Welcome Picman! You have been missed. Now, numbers...

 
Howatch
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Re:MCF 2012... Picman's official clues and intrigue

[Post New]by Howatch on Oct 31, 12 9:29 PM
Cool!

Now on to figuring out those numbers!

 
Hondo
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Re:MCF 2012... Picman's official clues and intrigue

[Post New]by Hondo on Oct 31, 12 9:34 PM
This thread has officially been stickied!

(Not that it was going to have a hard time staying at the top on its own or anything...)

-Hondo

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Edited to add:

As you can see, this thread is bursting from the seams, with several pages being added each day. That's amazing! However, this can make it tricky to keep track of everything that's been said. To help solve that, here are the links to a few posts summarizing what's happened so far.

Brief clue/solution summary

Brief clue/solution summary (cont)

Theories Compilation/List

All The Clues Combined With How They Were Deciphered

THE ONES TO WATCH

I've been told that these threads will be updated daily, so they'll probably be a great place to get caught up on all that you've missed whenever you have to step away for a while.

Hondo
Community Manager

Edited on 11/13/2012 at 12:21:04 PM PST


 
Pepper010
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Re:MCF 2012... Picman's official clues and intrigue

[Post New]by Pepper010 on Oct 31, 12 9:35 PM
Hi Picman--good to see you again!

Hmmmm.......starting us out with a number puzzle? EEECK!

 
GameLvr30
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Re:MCF 2012... Picman's official clues and intrigue

[Post New]by GameLvr30 on Oct 31, 12 9:35 PM
Yea, another great year of speculating. Present and ready to ponder the first clue!!

 
sunfish09
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Re:MCF 2012... Picman's official clues and intrigue

[Post New]by sunfish09 on Oct 31, 12 9:35 PM
Welcome back Picman Good to see you and woohoo clues

 
govols2
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Re:MCF 2012... Picman's official clues and intrigue

[Post New]by govols2 on Oct 31, 12 9:36 PM
Woo Hooo !! Figured it out !!

Highlight to read if you want to know.

ABC backwards

Some things never change

 
Addreamy
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Re:MCF 2012... Picman's official clues and intrigue

[Post New]by Addreamy on Oct 31, 12 9:38 PM
Well,I've ruled out the obvious, it's not a simple substitution cipher starting with a=1. I did notice that my iPad grouped the numbers into 3groups when I tapped, looking for hidden links

8 12 14 22 7 19 18 13

20 8 13 22 5 22 9 24

19 26 13 20 22

But I can't quite make sense of it yet....and if I don't go to bed I'll be toast tomorrow.

Luck fellow fishes!

 
tunaontoast
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Re:MCF 2012... Picman's official clues and intrigue

[Post New]by tunaontoast on Oct 31, 12 9:38 PM
Finally!!!!

 

Re:MCF 2012... Picman's official clues and intrigue

[Post New]by mcf_square_eyes on Oct 31, 12 9:38 PM
Is it-
Some things never change?!

 

Re:MCF 2012... Picman's official clues and intrigue

[Post New]by mcf_square_eyes on Oct 31, 12 9:40 PM
A=26 z=1

 
Pepper010
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Re:MCF 2012... Picman's official clues and intrigue

[Post New]by Pepper010 on Oct 31, 12 9:42 PM
Oooooh....fiendishly simple......and now for deducing...what the message means??!!! Yummy!

 
Laura29
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Re:MCF 2012... Picman's official clues and intrigue

[Post New]by Laura29 on Oct 31, 12 9:43 PM
I was fooling with the alphabet, as no numbers were higher than 26, but didn't make the correct leap. But after govols posted the info on how to figure it out (good for you!!) I decoded it and it says (highlight to read)

somethings never change

 
purplealikat
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Re:MCF 2012... Picman's official clues and intrigue

[Post New]by purplealikat on Oct 31, 12 9:44 PM
Great thinking govols!!!!!!!!!!!! Congrats!

 
Pepper010
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Re:MCF 2012... Picman's official clues and intrigue

[Post New]by Pepper010 on Oct 31, 12 9:44 PM
MCF, maybe better to "hide" your solution in white text so that people who want to see your solution and highlight it can do so, while those who want to work on a solution can also do so.

Edited on 10/31/2012 at 9:45:20 PM PST


 
purplealikat
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Re:MCF 2012... Picman's official clues and intrigue

[Post New]by purplealikat on Oct 31, 12 9:45 PM
Next clue please!

 
Eoarod
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Re:MCF 2012... Picman's official clues and intrigue

[Post New]by Eoarod on Oct 31, 12 9:45 PM
Whew - waiting over for this thread...now on to the waiting for each clue and the waiting for the actual game...oh...my!

 
 
 
 
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