Wow, I got my envelope yesterday too (mysteriously, this is twice in a row that the envelope has not shown up on Informed Delivery, the US tracking service that lets you see what mail you're getting each day before it gets delivered). Whatever shipping service he's using is definitely way better internationally than it was before. Also, this month looks terrifying.
Post by iainbenson on May 14, 2018 15:59:57 GMT -5
Hi, I just recently started looking at the CPP, having picked up the first two issues of year 2 from Travelling Man. I eventually solved the first one (with a couple of pointer from the designer regarding the rather obvious clues on the first page I completely missed!), but am now stuck on the the second one, so thought I’d come here rather than bothering Jack every issue.
I managed to get a reasonably logical sequence of answers for the first five pages, but then can’t get any further, so am assuming I’ve made a mistake somewhere along the way.
I’m pretty sure I’m right on pages 1 and 2, but I suspect
I’ve counted things incorrectly on page 3. I’m also pretty sure I’ve named all the cards correctly on page 4, and fully decoded page 7, except for not being able to tell what two of the stones are meant to depict), but
the error on 3 is making the rest insoluble.
How far has anyone else got?
Does anyone else find it a bit mean to start a new year (where new people are likely to jump in) with higher difficulty puzzles?
Last Edit: May 14, 2018 16:01:50 GMT -5 by iainbenson
Post by Weather ... BUT IN SPACE! on May 16, 2018 14:48:43 GMT -5
Well, I haven't made any progress on April yet, even after staring at it for an hour or so. Unfortunately, I haven't had more time to look into it. I wouldn't mind if people could start putting up some nudges! I really enjoyed Year 1, though, if that is reassuring.
But I totally agree. I really enjoyed March - it had a couple of hurdles, but probably a good intro difficultly level. If April is 4/5, I'm worried what 5/5 will be. I do think that the intro to this year has been a little steep. I recommended this to a bunch of my friends ... many who may be put off by this difficulty.
Anyone else struggling with April want to share ideas? I think I understand (i) and (ii), but not (iii). I've translated all but one card on (iv), but I think there's more to do. I know what to do on (v) but since I don't have a solution to (iv) I'm limited to guesswork. Parts (vi) and (vii) seem pretty straightforward, but I can only guess at which is the right starting point on (vi).
You can PM me or message me on Discord if you want to share ideas.
Post by Weather ... BUT IN SPACE! on May 21, 2018 20:18:38 GMT -5
Otherwise, I'm also struggling, despite having had this in the back of my head for a couple weeks now. I think I know what to ignore on i), but not how to convert it to anything useful for ii). I have an idea of where to start for iii), but don't know what the Oracle is "saying". I've also translated all but one for iv), but can make a good guess at it. I agree that v) and vi) seem pretty straightforward ... but I haven't looked at vii) long enough to figure out the translations.
Post by The Dragon King on May 23, 2018 10:18:43 GMT -5
Has anyone solved this yet? I am confident in my first 4 pages after checking with Jack (and needing some nudging...man this month is hard and obtuse imo), but I am having trouble navigating v. I tried meta-ing the answer for vii, but I can't figure out the number combos. I thought
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