Animism – Dead Drop – Vancouver, BC


Game: Animism
Type: Dead Drop
Location: Vancouver Public Library, Vancouver, BC
Date: Dropped September 7, 2010
Status: Concluded

The players of Animism: The Sacred Sites have discovered a dead drop that was hinted at a character’s blog:

There is faint text at the bottom right that says:
“Remember our deal…
VPL
BUS 333.38 F86m
HB”
I believe “VPL” is Vancouver Public Library, “BUS” is the business section, and 333.38 F86m is a call out number for a book.

Note: The VPL catalog is undergoing maintenance until 11am EDT so I am unable to get specific information about the book at this time. I’ll update with more information after the catalog is back online.

Update: It figures that the one time I will ever need to use the VPL card catalog, it ends up being down most of the day. The book is Model subdivision regulations : text and commentary by Robert H. Freilich and Peter S. Levi.

UF member Shizzire has contacted the library, was told that there is a note inside the book, and currently has it on hold at the counter. You can send them a PM on Unfiction to get instructions on how to get the book/note (or maybe just be really nice to the librarian and ask them just to let you see the note).

Further Information: Unfiction thread

Thanks to @4DFiction for tweeting about the dead drop.



Male Carrla – Dead Drop – Nashua, NH


Game: Male Carrla
Type: Dead Drop
Location: Nashua, NH
Date: July 26, 2010 12:00 – 15:00
Status: Concluded

Over the past few days, members of the Unfiction forums had been trying to decipher an email from someone calling themselves Male Carrla. The solution to the puzzle seemed to indicate that it was a waste of time, however the players were told to expect something new soon. That something new turned out to be a Tumblr site that promised a series of dead drops:

:: First stop: Nashua, NH ETA: 7/26/10 12:00-15:00

So let’s move on. Once I get close enough to the targeted time, I shall disclose where the first drops will 7be. It will be controlled by a first come first serve basis. Anybody interested in it can come by and pick it up. Checking out once again, I’m hoping to see you all on the battle field.

So far that is all the information given, though more information should be coming tomorrow (if there really is a dead drop that is). So if you’re in the Nashua area (or just like over cryptic and enigmatic emails with no real purpose) you might want to keep an eye on the UF thread. Just be smart if you do go and pick up a drop. I wouldn’t recommend going to a secluded forest by yourself or anything like that.

Further Information: Unfiction threadWho Is the Roadman Tumblr



Conspiracy for Good – Dead Drop – Santa Monica, CA


Game: Conspiracy for Good
Type: Dead Drop
Location: 1720 Ocean Park Blvd, Santa Monica, CA (34.01234, -118.46598)
Date: dropped sometime before July 7, 2010
Status: Concluded

There has been a series of “Points of Interest” appearing on the Conspiracy for Good’s Map page. It has been determined that there are Blackwell Briggs Database Extraction CDs being hidden at these locations. Three (Germany, Denmark and Sweden) have already been picked up. A fourth was discovered last night (July 7th) in Santa Monica with the address of 1720 Ocean Park Blvd.

There has been no confirmation that this CD has been retrieved. It doesn’t appear as if the completed Points of Interest are marked off on the map, but no one has reported anything about the Santa Monica drop to either the chat or the Unfiction forums, so it’s possible that it is still active.

At least two of the previous drops were fairly well hidden, so make sure you look around. Stefan posted video of his find to Youtube. jchillerup posted pictures of his cache that he found after a hint from imnotamember1 on Youtube.

If you do manage to get this cache, please make sure to let the other non-members of the CFG know so that multiple people don’t try to find it after it’s been claimed.

Further Information: Conspiracy for GoodConspiracy4GoodWikiUnfiction forumPoints of Interest thread on UnfictionIRC Chat



LEGO Pod – Dead Drop – Berlin, Germany (Pod #5)


Game: LEGO Pod
Type: Dead Drop
Location: Berlin, Germany
Date: December 22, 2009
Status: Concluded

The LEGO pods have moved out of the United States and back on the other side of the Atlantic. The next pod will be landing in Berlin “tomorrow”. Except, since the Bradford Rant website doesn’t date any of their front page posts, I don’t know what date the information for Pod #5 was posted, so I don’t know what date “tomorrow” indicates. And the twitter updates have been practically non-existent lately, so you have to rely on what is posted to the front page.

Update: They released a twitter update that states the pod will land tomorrow, December 22, 2009

 

Further Information: Bradford Rant Institute@bradfordrant#legopodFriends of Bradford RantUnfiction thread



Lego Pod – Dead Drop – Chicago, IL (Pod #4)


Game: Lego Pod
Type: Dead Drop
Location: Chicago, IL
Date: December 18, 2009 “In the afternoon”
Status: Concluded

The Bradford Rant Institute must be getting better at decoding the Pod landing coordinates, since their first update on Pod #4 is a smaller area than the previous pods have been. They say it will be landing in the Chicago area “very soon”.

The recovery for the Houston pod seemed to be smoother than the Orlando recovery since I haven’t heard any negative reports. Of course, I haven’t heard any reports at all, so maybe “no news is good news” is an utter lie. However, since the landing location wasn’t narrowed down until the very last minute, there shouldn’t have been a ton of people just waiting for the exact moment to claim the prize. It does appear that the landing location was first announced on the main page of B.R.I.C.K. rather than via the Map page or the Twitter, so keep that in mind if F5 is your best friend.

Map as of December 14, 2009

Map as of December 14, 2009

The pod landed at the LEGO store at 520 North Michigan Ave, Chicago.

There’s also been a report by lindavz, who runs one of the LEGO forums, that those who show up to the Pod site will be eligible for early testing of LEGO Universe if they provide an email address to the LEGO contact person. And don’t forget, you can also get a free tshirt for showing up as well, so if you’re in the area it might be worth it to make the trip (even if you don’t win the pod).

Further Information: Bradford Rant Institute@bradfordrant#legopodFriends of Bradford RantUnfiction thread



Lego Pod – Dead Drop – Houston, Texas (Pod #3)


Game: Lego Pod
Type: Dead Drop
Location: Baybrook Mall, Houston, Texas
Date: Sometime before December 16, 2009
Status: Concluded

Bradford Rant reported on December 4th that Pod #3 would be landing within the next 12 days in the United States.

Update: The pod is definitely landing in Texas.

Update 2: The pod landed at the Baybrook Mall in Houston around 12pm CST on December 12. It will be there the entire day, so even if you don’t get to claim it, you’ll still be able to see it and write down the Pod ID to enter on the website.

Map as of December 10, 2009

Map as of December 10, 2009

Some tips based on the first drop in Orlando:

  • If you arrive at a pod location, look for the contact person. Since they probably won’t stand out in anyway, look for someone standing near a covered case where the pod will be hidden.
  • When you find the contact person, tell them the number of the pod you seek, e.g. ‘Pod No.3′. The first person to arrive at the pod location and tell the contact the correct pod number will receive the pod. Apparently yelling out the pod number when you’re in the vicinity works well. However, there is a rumor that it goes to the first kid who tells the contact person the pod number, so you might want to bring someone younger with you as backup if you really want it. It’s been confirmed via a YouTube comment that age is not a factor when claiming the pod.
     

    We believe this confusion relates to the discovery of the second pod, where several very clever people figured out the landing site before the pod arrived and were waiting for it. We can state categorically that ANYONE, adult or child can find a pod first and therefore get to keep it.

  • Be sure to write down the Pod ID. You’ll need to enter it into the website later.
  • It is still very important for others to make their way to the pod location and record the Pod ID. At Orlando they were giving out cards that you could redeem for t-shirts, so even if you don’t get the pod, you won’t necessarily walk away empty handed.

Further Information: Bradford Rant Institute@bradfordrant#legopodFriends of Bradford RantUnfiction thread



Lego Pod – Dead Drop – Orlando, Florida (Pod #2)


Game: Lego Pod
Type: Dead Drop
Location: Southeastern US – Florida – Orlando
Date: Early December
Status: Concluded

The Bradford Rant Institute of Cosmic Kinesis has been tracking a strange set of seven signals originating from deep space. After decoding the first signal, they discovered that it gave them an ever narrowing set of coordinates that eventually led them to Legoland in Billund, Denmark where they discovered a Lego Pod manned by a alien pilot in stasis.

There are now six more Lego Pods that need to be recovered. The Bradford Rant Institute is “decoding” the signals one at a time, so we only have access to Pod 2′s location information at this point. Because the Lego Pod keep updating their coordinates to a more specific area as they get closer to Earth, right now the only thing we know is that it will be landing somewhere in the Southeastern United States.

Update: New set of map coordinates given on November 24, 2009 places the landing zone somewhere in Florida.

Update 2: The landing zone has been confirmed for Orlando, FL.

pod2-map3

Map as of November 30, 2009

As it gets closer, the landing area will shrink until a final location is broadcast. Then it will be time for someone to go and collect the Lego Pod. The Bradford Rant Institute has helpfully provided a set of guidelines to help ensure a safe Lego Pod collection process.

  • Each signal transmits a set of map coordinates. The last set shows the exact location of the pod
  • We believe the pods are attracted to large amounts of LEGO® bricks and/or imagination
  • Once we decipher the last set of map coordinates we will try to inform persons at the location to secure the pod
  • If you arrive at a pod location, look for the contact person
  • When you find the contact person, tell them the number of the pod you seek, e.g. ‘Pod No.2′. Be sure to write down the Pod ID.
  • The first person to arrive at the pod location and tell the contact the correct pod number will receive the pod
  • It is still very important for others to make their way to the pod location and record the Pod ID
  • Take photos and video footage and send it to us here at Bradford Rant bradfordrant@gmail.com. Your data may help others in their search
  • REMEMBER: Always write down the Pod ID!

The Pod ID is very important as it unlocks data in the mainframe computer revealing more information about the origins of the pod.

So, if you’re in the Southeastern US, keep checking back here for updates on the Lego Pod’s location. And if you’re elsewhere in the world, you might want to keep track of updates to this game in case one the other 5 pods decides to land near you.

Further Information: Bradford Rant Institute@bradfordrant#legopodFriends of Bradford RantUnfiction thread



Levi’s Go Forth – Dead Drop – Coulterville, CA (Clue #11)


Game: Levi’s Go Forth
Type: Dead Drop
Location: Sun Sun Wo Store (Kow St & Main St), Coulterville, CA
Date: November 11, 2009, 12-3pm PST
Status: Concluded

According to the Go Forth rules, this should be the final task for us to complete (since it’s #11), but there are all sorts of posts on the Go Forth board that there will also be something happening on Friday, November 13th. So stay tuned in for updates to that as well.

Sun Sun Wo

November 11, 12-3pm PST

Recover the package from the man the in hat.

Further information: Levi’s: Go Forth website@GraysonOziasIVGrayson Ozias IV on FacebookUnfiction threadGo Forth WikiWhere is the Man in the Hat?



Levi’s Go Forth – Dead Drop – Portland, OR (Clue #9)


Game: Levi’s Go Forth
Type: Dead drop
Location: Shanghai Tunnels, SW 2nd & Morrison, Portland, OR
Date: November 4, 2009, 7pm PST
Status: Incomplete

Only a few more clues left. This event sounds like it might be quite fun if the further instructions make you search throughout the tunnels.

Shanghai Tunnels

November 4, 7pm PST

Find the Man in the Hat near the corner of SW 2nd & Morrison. Further instructions will follow.

Further information: Levi’s: Go Forth website@GraysonOziasIVGrayson Ozias IV on FacebookUnfiction threadGo Forth WikiWhere is the Man in the Hat?



Levi’s Go Forth – Dead Drop – Durango, Colorado (Clue #8)


Game: Levi’s Go Forth
Type: Dead drop
Location: Rochester Hotel, 721 East Second Avenue, Durango, CO
Date: October 31, 2009, 12-4pm MDT
Status: Concluded

This is another dead drop where you have to RSVP before you can go. However, as of this writing, it still appears as if the reservation is open. So if you’re in the area (or can get there on Halloween) go over to the Go Forth site, enter in the answer for Clue 8 and click the RSVP button. Brad H. has confirmed the RSVP and will be the lucky one to get to meet the Man in the Hat in the Rochester Hotel.

Rochester Hotel

October 31, 12pm-4pm MDT

RSVP to stay in Room 204 on Halloween Night. Further instructions will follow.

Brad H must first find the Man in the Hat seated in the Rochester Hotel lobby and tell him “I’ve been sent by Grayson Ozias IV to retrieve Box 501.”

Further information: Levi’s: Go Forth website@GraysonOziasIVGrayson Ozias IV on FacebookUnfiction threadGo Forth WikiWhere is the Man in the Hat?