Mageek's Random Submissions - ( 19 )

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Datagrams - A Multipart Google Suite Puzzle based on Set By: Mageek

Some of my previous posts show how one can use Google sheets as standalone puzzles for role-playing games. This article takes things a step further by involving a progression of puzzles in order to get past a hurdle. The primary puzzle is based on Set, but the overarching puzzle involves an orchestration of other hurdles.
All resources are provided :D

by Mageek
75xp
2 replies
1047 views
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Simple Dialogue Systems in Google Sheets By: Mageek

Ever wanted to build a poor man's dialogue tree into a Google sheet? Well you came to the right place. This post shows how to do exactly that and then uses it as a quick little (and hopefully entertaining) puzzle. 

by Mageek
86xp
2 replies
1140 views
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Magick Firewall - A Simple Google Sheet Puzzle By: Mageek

This simple self-contained puzzle is a lock/gate built into a Google sheet. This "firewall" requires that the players input a magic square.

by Mageek
70xp
1 reply
972 views
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Norton Mini - A Simple Google Sheet Puzzle By: Mageek

This simple self-contained puzzle is a nice entertaining roadblock on your player's digital path to success. An anti-virus inspired 5x5 crossword puzzle lock/gate built into a Google sheet.

by Mageek
45xp
1 reply
1318 views
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Enigma Ciphers By: Mageek

The Enigma - the 'unbreakable' German WWII cipher that has become an icon of cryptography and mystery. Learn how it works and why it is a great cipher for role-playing games.

by Mageek
95xp
3 replies
3006 views
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Terminal By: Mageek

GAMEOS 2.7.11+ (DEFAULT, APR 17 2016, 14:00:29)
[GCC 5.3.1 20160413]
TYPE 'HELP' FOR MORE
WHAT IS YOUR NAME?
>>> Mageek
WELCOME, MAGEEK
>>> LIST
LIST WHAT?
>>> LIST FILES
ProjectX secret.txt plot_hook.txt evil_company_hierarchy.txt myplan.txt
>>> OPEN secret.txt
CANNOT OPEN secret.txt. PERMISSION DENIED
>>> OPEN plot_hook.txt
OPENING plot_hook.txt

Let the games begin...

by Mageek
90xp
3 replies
2339 views
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Secret Wizard Bases with Your Peace of Mind in Mind By: Mageek

You, a wizard, have a secret wizard base. Pesky adventurers and who knows what else would simply love to find it and loot all of your precious stuff. Here are some things to consider during construction.

by Mageek
266xp
10 replies
3875 views
2 HoHs
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Sanctum of Water By: Mageek

An underwater dungeon whose lore is heavily inspired by Lovecraft's The Temple, and whose design is inspired by Ocarina of Time's water temple. Contains interconnected water-level puzzles and is an example of a dungeon which requires a profile-view map.

by Mageek
288xp
10 replies
32747 views
2 HoHs
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Halving Yin-Yang By: Mageek

A geometric cut puzzle that can be inserted into any dungeon/door/treasure chest.

by Mageek
65xp
2 replies
15394 views
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The Beaches of Snæfellsjökull By: Mageek

A real-world location fit for filling out your adventure; where norse icelandic fishermen suffered unthinkable conditions throughout frigid winters to harvest the fruits of the ocean.

by Mageek
105xp
5 replies
2936 views
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The Guest Star Portends By: Mageek

A desert-themed astrological puzzle inspired by a 2000 year-old analog computer, an ancient supernova, and the Ziggurat of Ur.

by Mageek
215xp
9 replies
9353 views
2 HoHs
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Cryptic Language - Tolkien Hobbit Runes By: Mageek

Dwarven runes are (mostly) an alphabetic substitution cipher on the Futhark runes. An oldie but goodie from Tolkien!

by Mageek
60xp
5 replies
9596 views
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Cryptic Language - Crypt By: Mageek

Worn runes on ancient ruins, scrawled annotations on old maps, scribbles in the margins of arcane tomes – cryptic text is a central part of the adventuring experience. Basic encryption schemes are an excellent way to embellish your campaign with a consistent textual theme while allowing for the inclusion of messages hidden in plain sight. This post describes a simple connected cipher, named Crypt, perfect for arcane languages and alien text.

by Mageek
343xp
12 replies
27771 views
1 HoH
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Voodoo Reinforcement Learning By: Mageek

Can you beat the swamp witch at her own game? Voodoo Reinforcement Learning is an interactive puzzle that will set your party on edge.

by Mageek
135xp
11 replies
8875 views
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Guard Riddles By: Mageek

A primer on guarded doors, honest and dishonest sentries, and tricky questions.

by Mageek
130xp
6 replies
12103 views
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Compatible Time Travel By: Mageek

Time manipulation has a special place in the realm of the supernatural. It offers endless possibilities and limitless power, but because of this can easily become game-breaking, create onerous repetition, or cause excessive confusion. This post has taken special care to present chrono-themed special abilities that play well with others and mesh with the role-playing format, all while still presenting a new collection of choices and mechanics to explore.

by Mageek
155xp
5 replies
2835 views
2 HoHs
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Phantom Paths By: Mageek

Phantom Paths is a mirrored motion puzzle that requires collaboration among three players. Ready to be inserted into pretty much any dungeon or setting.

by Mageek
170xp
16 replies
11613 views
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Necropolis By: Mageek

It lies nestled deep in the wooded hills surrounding Craeger's Crossing, carved from the living rock of the outcroppings which dot the landscape. Evil may not enter. The living may not enter. None who have sought the remains of Sir Valyrian and the Mirror of the Zealot have ever returned. Now it is your chance to perish.

Necropolis is a self-contained role-playing puzzle adventure for three players. Heavily influenced by Dungeon & Dragons and the Tomb of Horrors, this adventure is specifically designed to strip away all of the extra fluff and focus on puzzle solving and sweet, sweet, horror.

by Mageek
105xp
17 replies
10019 views
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Pendulum Puzzle By: Mageek

The Pendulum Puzzle is a simple ordering challenge backed up by a neat rhyme. Ready to be inserted into pretty much any dungeon or setting.

by Mageek
220xp
19 replies
29264 views