Mark of the Spider-Man – Dead Drop – Nationwide


Game: Mark of the Spider-Man
Type: Dead Drop
Location: New York City, NY / Boston, MA / Philadelphia, PA / Chicago, IL / Washington, DC / Atlanta, GA / Houston, TX / Dallas, TX / San Francisco, CA / Los Angeles, CA / Seattle, WA
Date: June 21, 2012
Status: Completed

Oscorp Industries has been slowly unraveling the itinerary of Dr. Richard Parker over the past week, and today is the day we can follow in his footsteps through 11 different cities. (He must have one hell of a corporate jet though if he is able to land in Boston at 1:15 and make it to Philly just 15 minutes later.)

At the time of each flight, an ‘In Transit’ message will appear as well as a link to a note that gives instructions on how to pick up whatever it is you are supposed to pick up (apparently an attaché case). When the package has been claimed, the status message will change to ‘Arrived’ and the link will disappear.

  • New York City, NY 12:00pm EDT 47-01 111th St, 11368 / Coat check “Reclamation”
  • Boston, MA 1:15pm EDT 8 St. Mary’s St / 6th Fl, Rm 601 / Front Desk “Regeneration”
  • Philadelphia, PA 1:30pm EDT 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, 19103 / Lost & Found “Reconciliation”
  • Chicago, IL 1:00pm CDT 1524 N. Lake Shore Dr, 60610 / Front desk “Project 00″
  • Washington, DC 2:15pm EDT 800 F St NW, 20004 / Lost & Found “Property of Oscorp Industries”
  • Atlanta, GA 2:30pm EDT 980 Ponce De Leon Ave, 30306 / Lost & Found “Animal Dynamics”
  • Houston, TX 2:00pm CDT 5555 Hermann Park Dr, 77030 / Lost & Found “Animalia”
  • Dallas, TX 2:15pm CDT 4100 Cedar Springs Rd, 75219 / Lost & Found “Arthropoda”
  • San Francisco, CA 12:30pm PDT 55 Music Concourse Dr, 94118 / Level 3. In the case “Chelicerata”
  • Los Angeles, CA 12:45pm PDT 700 Exposition Park Dr 90037 / Front Desk “Arachnida”
  • Seattle, WA 1:00pm PDT 5614 22nd Ave NW, 98107 / Information desk “Lingering regrets”

Further Information: Oscorp Industries@MarkofSpiderMan



Mark of the Spider-Man – Dead Drop – Nationwide


Game: Mark of the Spider-Man
Type: Dead Drop
Location: Atlanta, Denver, Los Angeles, New York City, Phoenix, Seattle
Date: February 14, 2012
Status: Concluded

The Mark of the Spider-Man viral site has updated with six locations for a new series of dead drops for the movie. It appears that each city will have an associated Twitter account that will tweet out clues to several different dead drops. The first person (over 18) at each location who gives the appropriate password will receive a prize (the first Atlanta drop looks to contain two sweatshirts, a phone, plus instructions for later). Currently, new clues for each city go up 45 minutes after the previous drop was found, so plan accordingly if you’re looking to grab one of the drops.

Atlanta @caughtinatlweb

  1. In front of the Info Board at corner of Bobby Dodd Way and Techwood Dr. Password is “Collective.” – Retrieved
  2. Outside 543 Flat Shoals Ave SE. Password is “Demonstration.” – Retrieved
  3. At the south entrance of Piedmont Park off 10th St by the flagpole on the rotunda. Password is “Outcry.” – Unclaimed
    Piedmont Park assignment is relocating. At Inman Park playground by Marta Station off Euclid. Password is “Reclamation.” – Retrieved
  4. Inside 909 Ponce de Leon NE. Password is “Fearless.” – Retrieved
  5. At Atlantic Station in central park on bench. Password is “Outcry.” – Retrieved

New York City @nycwebslinger

  1. Inside the coffee shop at Astor Place in the SE corner of the store. Password is “Wall-Crawler.” – Retrieved
  2. At a table by the fountain inside the plaza by the coffee shop at 55 E 52nd St. Password is “Underground.” – Retrieved
  3. On the stairs outside the movie theatre at Houston and Mercer. Password is “Enigma.” – Retrieved
  4. On the SE corner of W 41st and Broadway. “Password is Web-Slinger.” – Retrieved
  5. 210 Forsyth St, south of Houston, in front of toy store. Password is “Solidarity.” – Retrieved

Denver @Webbedindenver

  1. At the mushroom benches on the east side of Packy Romans Park. Password is “Righteous.” – Retrieved
  2. Outside old record shop on Colfax Ave at Columbine St. Password is “Powerful.” – Retrieved
  3. In front of the Rec Center in Eisenhower Park. Entrance off Dartmouth Ave. Password is “Year of the Spider.” – Retrieved
  4. In front of the gates at Fairmount on Quebec St. Password is “United.” – Retrieved
  5. At tennis courts facing Louisiana Avenue in Washington Park. Password is “Neighborhood.” – Retrieved

Phoenix @phoenix4spiderm

  1. At water park in Tempe Town Lake off N. Mill Ave. Password is “Vigilance.” – Retrieved
  2. At table by bridge to Amp. Island in Encanto Park. Password is “Hero.” – Retrieved
  3. At the pyramid by the tomb in Papago Park. Password is “Justice. – Retrieved
  4. In front of the trolly museum at N Central Ave and Culver St. Password is “Fortitude.” – Retrieved
  5. Downstairs in entryway of the art museum at Mill Ave & E 10th St. Password is “Team Spider-Man.” – Retrieved

Seattle @seattlewebheads

  1. In front of the information booth at Pike St and 1st Ave. Password is “Reckoning. – Retrieved
  2. The Gasworks Park interior picnic area. Password is “Stand Up.” – Retrieved
  3. At the sculptures across the street from the library on 4th ave at Madison. Password is “Writing on the Wall.” – Retrieved
  4. In front of sculpture in Kerry Park, Highland & 2nd Ave. Password is “Tangle of Truth. – Retrieved
  5. At the Black Sun sculpture in Volunteer Park. Password is “Arachnid.” – Retrieved

Los Angeles @SpiderManMarkLA

  1. In front of the movie theatre by the main fountain in The Grove. Password is “Amazing.” – Retrieved
  2. At the benches on the NW corner of 3rd & Wilshire by large tree. Password is “Crime-fighter.” – Retrieved
  3. At the light poles by the art museum at Wilshire & Fairfax. Password is “Mask.” – Retrieved
  4. On steps across the street from entrance to central library on 5th St. Password is “Destiny.” – Retrieved
  5. In the middle of the handprints in front of Grauman’s Chinese Theater. Password is “Spider Mark. – Retrieved

Further Information: Mark of the Spider-Man@markofspiderman@caughtinatlweb (Atlanta Twitter) — @nycwebslinger (NYC Twitter) — @Webbedindenver (Denver Twitter) — @phoenix4spiderm (Phoenix Twitter) — @seattlewebheads (Seattle Twitter) — @SpiderManMarkLA (LA Twitter)



Test Subjects Needed / Human Preservation Project- Dead Drops – Nationwide


Game: Test Subjects Needed / Mission Ice Fly / Human Preservation Project
Type: Dead Drop
Location: Austin, Minneapolis, Chicago, Nashville, Atlanta, Washington DC, Boston, NYC, Philadelphia, Tampa, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Las Vegas, Salt Lake City, Phoenix, Denver, Dallas
Date: November 17, 2011, 12:00 PM EST
Status: Concluded

The Human Preservation Project is having yet another round of dead drops for individuals lucky enough to have the day off on Thursday, November 17th. The countdown page is promising that this is the HPP’s biggest expedition yet, so maybe it will be more than first come, first served (but I wouldn’t hold my breath on that).

Although the countdown page doesn’t list the “rules” that were given out on previous missions, it probably wouldn’t be a bad idea to follow them in order to maximize your chances at getting one of the last remaining ice flies.

• Sign up at SurvivalCode.com
• Bring a mobile phone with you that can receive text messages.
• Be prepared for only one package available per location (first come, first served)

There’s a coordination thread over at Unfiction where if you want to plan your strategy (or just check out the competition).

Further Information: SurvivalCode.comMission Ice FlyUnfiction thread



The Darkest Puzzle – Dead Drop – NYC


Game: The Darkest Puzzle
Type: Dead Drop
Location: Grand Ferry Park in Brooklyn, NY
Date: dropped August 31, 2011
Status: Concluded

The Darkest Puzzle is a 9/11 conspiracy ARG that has just recently started. It’s newest “puzzle” is a video of a man who appears to be hiding something in some rocks on a waterfront. Players have determined that it is the Grand Ferry Park in Brooklyn, NY. No idea what is there or even why that location was chosen (hopefully the item is waterproof) but presumably it’s important enough to warrant a video of it’s drop on the game’s Facebook page.

Further Information: The Darkest PuzzleThe Darkest Puzzle on Facebook@darkestpuzzle on TwitterUnfiction thread

Thanks to @wikibruce for the heads up.



Test Subjects Needed – Dead Drop – Nationwide


Game: Test Subjects Needed / Mission Ice Fly
Type: Dead Drop
Location: Los Angeles, Phoenix, Las Vegas, Portland, Dallas, Washington DC, Nashville, Chicago, Denver, Orlando, Seattle, Boston, New York, San Francisco, Atlanta
Date: June 30, 2011, 2:00 PM EDT
Status: Concluded

Test Subjects Needed has updated their Mission Ice Fly website to hint that there will be some kind of dead drop happening in several cities this Thursday.

ATTENTION TEST SUBJECTS: Starting at 00:00:00:00:000 we will need one volunteer in each of the listed locations to follow a signal.

Details:
• Bring a mobile phone with you (standard text messaging rates apply)
• You will need to use your online user name from TestSubjectsNeeded.com during the mission (register here in advance)
• Only one package available per location (first come, first served)

They’ve already begun coordinating on the Unfiction forums, so if you’re interested in trying to be the one lucky individual who gets to participate in your city, make sure to register at Test Subjects Needed and make yourself known on the forums.

Further Information: Test Subjects NeededMission Ice FlyUnfiction thread



Villain Training – Dead Drop – London, UK


Game: Villain Training
Type: Dead Drop
Location: London, UK
Date: dropped sometime before April 28, 2011
Status: Concluded

After a very long break (are games just not having live events now or am I really that out of the loop these days?), here is a new dead drop for all of you. Just in time for the Royal Wedding! I’m sure it’ll be a piece of cake to go and find this with so many people camping out, hoping to catch a glimpse of royalty.

According to the Unfiction forums, the dead drop for Villain Training is on the Nelson statue in Trafalgar Square. Which is about 1/2 mile away from Westminster Abbey. So I would maybe recommend against going on Friday, unless of course you’re already waiting near there. Then in that case, search away!

Further Information: Villain TrainingUnfiction thread



Garrison Medill – Dead Drop – Chicago, IL


Game: Garrison Medill
Type: Dead Drop
Location: 2725 North Clark, Chicago, IL
Date: Saturday, November 13, 12-3pm CST
Status: Concluded

A QR encoded memo from CNB Labs has been uncovered and it hints at a time travel device showing up tomorrow in Chicago.

You have been selected for the fantastic opportunity of being on of the first humans to experience our breakthrough technology. In preparation for this project, we have implanted a personal device that, when placed in contact with the signal of the relay, will allow you safe passage to your destination. If the chronolonium floats in the center, the device should function properly. Hold the device in your dominant hand, and your nanobionic implant will interact with the device, causing the floating piece to spin. At this time, brace yourself. Travel can be taxing on the body.

WARNING: Do not move your relay more than twenty yards from its placement spot. Displacement of the relay can cause spacetime instability, and will revert you to your origin. For obvious reasons, this could place project GM-0553213512 in jeopardy.

For more information concerning use of the device, consult the guidebook for project GM-0553213512.

Your first step is to apprehend Blake. Go to 00110010001101110011001000110101 [2725] North Clark. The device will appear at that site between 12:00:00p.m. and 3:00:00p.m. (UTC -6 hours), 13 November, 2010. It will be hidden amidst other cubes. You have only a short window of time before the device relocates along its circuit.

It will be interesting to see what kind of time travel device shows up at the location. I’m guessing it won’t be usable by those that don’t have the nanobionic implants, but maybe you can ‘borrow’ someone who has the implants and see if you can hitch a ride with them. Or at the very least you can take pictures of the device and then try to reverse engineer it. They do it all the time on sci-fi shows so it can’t be that hard to do.

Further Information: Medill for MayorBig Resistance ForumsCNB LabsUnfiction thread



Animism – Dead Drop – Lake Simcoe, Ontario


Game: Animism
Type: Dead Drop
Location: Sutton/Mossington Park area of Lake Simcoe, Ontario, Canada
Date: Dropped September 29, 2010
Status: Concluded

There’s been another drop for the Animism game that players need help recovering. This one appears to be at the Sutton/Mossington Park area of Lake Simcoe, Ontario, Canada.

It’s been noted that there is a strange “No Trespassing” sign located behind the “Iron Clad” signs, so that might be where the drop is actually located. (You have to view the full size image on Twitpic to see the “No Trespassing” sign in the back.)

I don’t know how hard or easy it will be to find this particular location, so if you’re going out, you should definitely consider securing the aid of one of the players in the Animism thread for ground support, or friend @ironcladchad on Twitter. There’s also a toll free number on the Iron Clad signs (1-888-579-4430) that might be useful to call as well.

Further Information: Unfiction thread

Thanks to @enaxor for giving me the heads up again.



Animism – Dead Drop – Toronto, ON


Game: Animism
Type: Dead Drop
Location: University of Toronto Hart House Library, Toronto, ON
Date: Dropped September 12, 2010
Status: Concluded

There appears to be a second library dead drop for the Animism game.

Declan believes we need to check out the book/s in the photo, especially “The Polar Sea Journey”.

This comment from Stephen on Declan’s blog gives us a location to check for the book/s:

I’ve conferred with a few colleagues sir–they’re saying they’re certain the library is the U of T Hart House library!

No one has picked up the Vancouver drop yet, so if you have any Canadian friends in either area, let them know that you need their help.

Further Information: Unfiction thread

Thanks to @enaxor for giving me the heads up.



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.