Dexter – Info Drop – Philadelphia, PA


Game: Dexter / Serial Huntress
Type: Info Drop
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Date: Information left Friday, August 27th
Status: Concluded

The serial killer f8 left another video blog at the Sleep Superbly site that players believe point to him leaving a clue in a Philadelphia Classifieds section.

f8: Uhm, not really. I’ve been a little behind, but, I picked up a local newspaper this morning so I am starting to catch up. There are some crazy, crazy people out there. Even the classifieds seemed bizarre.

At the end of the video, you can see that he’s wearing a Philadelphia t-shirt which is why players are concentrating on that city. On the Serial Huntress forums, players have said that they have looked through online editions of the Philadelphia Inquirer and Craigslist, but have not found anything of real interest so far. They’re hoping that someone with physical access to a newspaper might have more luck.

If you do find something interesting, please let them know at the Serial Huntress boards or in one of the IRC rooms (#serialhuntress / #safehaven).

Further Information: Serial Huntress ThreadUnfiction thread#serialhuntress IRC room#safehaven IRC room (In-Game)Recap



Secret Lewis – Info Drop – LA Times


Game: Secret Lewis
Type: Info Drop
Location: LA Times
Date: Friday, July 16, 2010
Status: Concluded

In order to pull off their current heist, Anna and Lewis need to contact a black market operative by the name of Orson. Because Orson doesn’t wish to have his identity known, he is leaving us a message in the July 16th edition of the LA Times.

So if you are in LA, or are able to get your hands on a copy of the paper tomorrow, look for a message from Orson. When you have found it, email the details to Anna at 1234@secretlewis.com

Further Information: Secret Lewis@SecretLewisUnfiction thread



Love Letters to the Future – Info Drop – Worldwide


Game: Love Letters to the Future
Type: Info Drop
Location: Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Mumbai, Hong Kong, Washington DC, Buenos Aires, Cork, Toronto, Kinderdijk, Beijing, Cankurtaran, Sao Paulo
Date: Placed before December 10, 2009
Status: Concluded

Maya, from 100 years in the future, seems to have found some friends in our time to leave a series of symbols scattered around the globe. Based on the one report so far, this will lead to a phone number for you to call that will play another message to us from Maya. The message should in turn provide a clue that will unlock one of six parts of the final video on Love Letters to the Future (keyword: Maya2109).

Part 1: Stockholm & Buenos Aires – UNLOCKED
Part 2: Hong Kong & Cork – UNLOCKED
Part 3: Mumbai & Toronto
Part 4: Amsterdam & Sao Paulo
Part 5: Washington, DC & Cankurtaran
Part 6: Copenhagen, Kinderdijk, & Beijing

Based upon the wording of the clues, most of these locations will have something for you to find in real life. However, for Kinderdijk, Beijing, Cankurtaran, and Sao Paulo, it appears that you will need an Android phone with the Layar application in order to see the clue.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands: 52° 22′ 20.64″ N 4° 52′ 33.54″ E
I have found a different method. I think this is more secure. Harder for them to notice. You’ll need to leave your screen and find me outside. Look out on the wall, in the back ‘Garden’ at the Cafe of Sound. Look for my mark, friends have placed it there.

Copenhagen, Denmark: 55° 39′ 41.73″ N 12° 33′ 59.23″ E
I have found a different method. I think this is more secure. Harder for them to notice. You’ll need to leave your screen and find me outside. On the Bridge for New Bikes. Look to your feet. Look for my mark, friends have placed it there.

Stockholm, Sweden: 59°19’6.98″ N 18° 4’25.59″ E
I have found a different method. I think this is more secure. Harder for them to notice. You’ll need to leave your screen and find me outside. Take the Elevator Katarina uptop. Under where the bridge meets the mountain, look on the wall. Look for my mark, friends have placed it there.

Mumbai, India: 19° 1′ 43.14″ N 72° 50′ 48.48″ E
I have found a different method. I think this is more secure. Harder for them to notice. You’ll need to leave your screen and find me outside. To the railway station: Matunga Road. Look on the wall outside. Look for my mark, friends have placed it there.

Hong Kong, China: 22° 16′ 59.40″ N 114° 9′ 10.32″ E
I have found a different method. I think this is more secure. Harder for them to notice. You’ll need to leave your screen and find me outside on the ground beneath your feet. I wish we could have met for a drink at Pub 7.1. Look for my mark, friends have placed it there.

Washington, DC: 38° 55′ 14.163″ N 77° 2′ 29.9832″ W
I have found a different method. I think this is more secure. Harder for them to notice. You’ll need to leave your screen and find me outside. I wish we could have met for a drink, maybe at the Pharmacy. Look to the ground for my mark, friends have placed it there.

Buenos Aires, Argentina: 34° 36′ 23.7492″ S 58° 27′ 41.5254″ W
I have found a different method. I think this is more secure. Harder for them to notice. You’ll need to leave your screen and find me outside. Look on the wall where it curves around the great tree at the intersection. Look for my mark, friends have placed it there.

Cork, Ireland: 51° 54′ 9.99″ N, 8° 28′ 34.73″ E
I have found a different method. I think this is more secure. Harder for them to notice. You’ll need to leave your screen and find me outside. Go to the Firkin Crane and look to your feet. Look for my mark, friends have placed it there.
[Note: The coordinates as printed are located in Verl, Germany, however the Firkin Crane is located in Cork, Ireland. If the longitude is West instead of East however, you do get a location in Cork, Ireland.]

Toronto, Canada: +43° 39′ 13.90″, -79° 24′ 6.34″
I have found a different method. I think this is more secure. Harder for them to notice. You’ll need to leave your screen and find me outside. In the park with the Belle View. Look for my mark, friends have placed it there.

Kinderdijk, The Netherlands: 51°53′N 4°38′E
I have found a different method. I think this is more secure. Harder for them to notice. You’ll need to leave your screen for a slightly smaller, more mobile Andriod one and find me outside. On a Layar with my name near the mills of Kinderdijk. Look for my mark, I have placed it there.

Beijing, China: 39° 52′ 56.07″ N 116° 24′ 23.29″ E
I have found a different method. I think this is more secure. Harder for them to notice. You’ll need to leave your screen for a slightly smaller, more mobile Andriod one and find me outside. On a Layar with my name near the Temple of Heaven. Look for my mark, I have placed it there.

Cankurtaran, Turkey: 41° 0′ 27.95″ N 28° 58′ 42.68″ E
I have found a different method. I think this is more secure. Harder for them to notice. You’ll need to leave your screen for a slightly smaller, more mobile Andriod one and find me outside. On a Layar with my name near the Blue Mosque look for my mark, I have placed it there.

Sao Paulo, Brazil: 23° 35′ 5.01″ S 46° 39′ 17.1″ W
I have found a different method. I think this is more secure. Harder for them to notice. You’ll need to leave your screen for a slightly smaller, more mobile Andriod one and find me outside. On a Layar near with my name near the Obelisk. Look for my mark, I have placed it there.

Further Information: Love Letters to the Future BlogUnfiction thread



Institute for Human Continuity – Info Drops


Game: Institute for Human Continuity
Type: Info Drop
Location: Greater Metro Areas of Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco, Washington DC
Date: October 26 (8am-noon) / Oct. 27 (3-6pm) and October 28 (8am – noon) / Oct. 29 (3-6pm)
Status: Concluded

Okay, here’s the deal. We have two more dead drops based upon the new book tour dates posted at the Farewell Atlantis Facebook page. We know the cities and the dates, but not the actual location. In order to get that, we need at least one person to check out one of the 800+ gas stations during the info drop periods, get the address, and then share it with the group.

It should be noted that Soren Ulfert has totally slacked off on alerting us to when the info drops are occurring. By my calculations, there should be an info drop today, but there has been no mention of it. Soren has also changed the time of the drops the last few times so that there is only a morning session (8a – 12p) instead of an afternoon session as well. Of course, since he hasn’t told us anything lately, this could have changed again. But I have to imagine someone somewhere is in a position where they could just swing by one of the locations without it being too far out of their way.

Update: Soren actually gave a blog update with the dates and times. He’s gone back to the original schedule of 8a-noon two days before the drop and 3-6pm one day before the drop. So to recap:

Information on Dallas dead drop:
October 26: 8a – 12p
October 27: 3p – 6p

Information on Philadelphia dead drop:
October 28: 8a – 12p
October 29: 3p – 6p

Anyone with access to one of the 800+ gas stations can retrieve this information.

So, if you live in one of the 15 metro areas listed above, find a gas station near you from the list, swing by today or tomorrow AND Wednesday or Thursday, grab the info and let me know about it. Easiest thing in the world, right?

Further Information: Soren’s blogCorruption Theory blogCharlie Frost’s Recap of EventsUnfiction thread