So the actual envelope that held this months paper. USPS first class mail with the return address of Niagara Falls, NY 14305. Coincidence? Or no. Given all the Niagara Falls related stuff. I just randomly noticed it when I went to move it.
Post by duchessoferehwon on Mar 6, 2016 9:22:20 GMT -5
Mine had their usual address not Niagara. I was referring to the 'other' envelope. Beaing in mind mine was Canada Post to the UK. I believe they stated on the MPC website that they were now using US mail for mailing to the states.
My package (mailed to the U.S.) also had a Niagara Falls address on the UPS sticker. Maybe the Niagara theme in this issue is just their way of saying "look at how much we've grown, we had to get a mailing center in the U.S.!"
Perhaps someone could start a thread here in the Vol 3 subforum that clearly uses as its subject line: Vol 3 Issue 1 SPOILERS! Or PUZZLES! Or something that makes it clear what's inside so that folks can enter or avoid as needed. I haven't started yet but don't mind reading a few things like spoilers now and again. It just depends on how "stuck" I feel!
Hello there everyone! I received the first issue of Volume 3 in Las Vegas yesterday. This is my first introduction to the MPC and I am delighted at how many different forums this community has. I have combed the the wiki page and am semi-caught up on the history of the previous two volumes, which leads me to my first question.
I have read in several different places that this volume is supposed to "start anew" but I have seen several items in the newspaper that refer to terms from the first two volumes. Should I endeavor to become entirely familiar with the previous two volumes or is this truly a new journey? Perhaps I should I get used to being lied to by the MPC?
For example, the newspaper says in the Letters to the Editor section that Andrew promises to "properly label all puzzles", but here I see that all of you are already solving puzzles all over the place!
Post by BourbonInExile on Mar 6, 2016 15:06:40 GMT -5
Vol 3 Issue 1 constitutes my first contact with the Mysterious Package Co. It was received Friday (March 4th) in the Pacific Northwest.
I have to admit, I wasn't really sure what to expect. There are some bad puns and some other things I find deeply amusing. I'm not really sure how far down the rabbit hole goes. I can see at least one overarching theme in the package that connects articles to puzzles and I've managed to find an interesting connection on the puzzle page. I feel like the top right of the back page is the nut I really want to crack, but I'm not entirely certain the best way to approach it. Also, at least one of the puzzles is completely opaque to me thus far.
Honestly, one of the most fun parts of the whole experience has just been handling a full-sized newspaper again. I don't think I've done that in years, but the muscle memory is still there and I have been flipping it and folding it like I'd never stopped.
-- Looks like I picked the wrong week to stop sniffing glue. Member Since: 03/2016
I've created threads for all of the marked puzzles in the issue. Many of them are solved, but unfortunately, time does not permit me to craft hints for them at this time.
I'll continue to update them in the near future. In the mean time, please feel free to focus specific questions or hints to appropriate threads and, by all means, help your fellow members. But in keeping with the spirit of the game, please use spoiler tags, and post hints and not solutions when a solution is known.
Theories should similarly be posted within spoiler tags in case they are the solution.
diggitydoodog: I've had dubious documents for 2 years now and finally went to work on it. Would anyone on here be willing to PM me the answer or post it in a spoiler so I can check the solution?
Sept 17, 2020 11:44:39 GMT -5
Todd: Did you hear about the dwarfish fortune teller who broke out of jail? Police are on the lookout for a small medium at large.
Oct 15, 2020 21:35:58 GMT -5
distantsmoke: It’s snowing here in NE Kansas! Yay!
Oct 26, 2020 9:51:04 GMT -5
Todd: I once went to a zoo whose only animal was a dog! It was a shih tzu.
Oct 27, 2020 18:20:25 GMT -5
rob: There are 10 types of people in this world: Those who understand binary, and those who don't.
Nov 17, 2020 17:47:10 GMT -5
AMH: Wow, I never realized that collecting and doing puzzles could make you a millionaire... If you were a billionaire !
Nov 18, 2020 23:54:06 GMT -5