Hints and Errata for What's That Spell
The puzzles for What's That Spell have been available to at-home solvers for a week and a half now, and I have enjoyed watching the answer submissions come in. Unfortunately,... Read more
What's That Spell solve-at-home puzzles are going out!
I am pleased to report that the puzzles for the solve-at-home version of What's That Spell are now going out! There may be some hiccups due to my email delivery... Read more
First, a confession: I've been running ever behind, and I haven't been in touch with my backers as much as I would like. Let's see if I can fix that.... Read more
Props for Apprentice solvers have been sent out!
I am pleased to report that the props for those who requested the Apprentice version of What's That Spell have been sent out as of this afternoon. I will now... Read more
It's the middle of November, which means crunch time is upon me for What's That Spell. Unfortunately, I have encountered some delays. In particular, one of the props that accompanies... Read more
October progress report
We're nearing the end of October, so I'd like to give you a progress report on What's That Spell. I am in the midst of preparing puzzles and props for... Read more
WTS available at Tortoiseshell Studio
At long last, those of you who missed out on the Kickstarter campaign for What's That Spell? can get in on the action. I have added links to purchase the... Read more
We did it!
The Kickstarter campaign for What's That Spell? just ended, and I couldn't be happier with how it turned out. All told, 370 backers came out to show their support for... Read more
Meet your guest constructors: Neville Fogarty
With just over an hour left in the campaign, we have just enough time to introduce Neville Fogarty, our upcoming guest constructor:
How did you get into solving and... Read more
Virtual Pledge-Matching in the Home Stretch
With less than 2 hours remaining in the campaign, I will virtually match any new or increased pledges until the end of the campaign, for the purposes of unlocking stretch... Read more
Meet your guest constructors: Tanis O'Connor
Coming hot on the heels of our interview with Scott Weiss, it's now time to ask Tanis O'Connor a few questions. So, without further ado...
How did you get... Read more
Meet your guest constructors: Scott Weiss
The timing didn't quite work out for this update, as the stretch goal for Scott Weissgot funded a couple hours ago. But that's not reason for me to not... Read more
Third wave of guest constructors announced!
With just under 28 hours remaining in the campaign, I am excited to announce the third wave of guest constructors. We have five more constructors waiting to write bonus puzzles... Read more
The End is Near!
Less than 48 hours to go in the campaign! Then I get to send out surveys, work on shipping and other logistics, and most importantly, write some puzzles. As we... Read more
Meet your guest constructors: Gaby Weidling
Are you ready for another guest constructor interview? Well, Gaby Weidlingis ready! Gaby is the lead puzzle developer for Lone Shark Games, which means...well, she'll tell you what that... Read more
Meet your guest constructors: Erin Rhode
Next up on our slate of guest constructors is Erin Rhode. Erin has many puzzling accomplishments to her name, from New York Times crossword bylines to editing the 2014 MIT... Read more
New Guest Constructors!
As the campaign proceeds through its final week, it appears increasingly likely that the bonus puzzle hunt from Denis and Marc Moskowitz will be unlocked, which means it's time to... Read more
Meet your guest constructors: Denis and Marc Moskowitz
After a hiatus from Kickstarter, during which I had a fantastic time at the National Puzzlers' League's annual convention, this year in Salt Lake City, I am back with more... Read more
Meet your guest constructors: Joon Pahk
Our next guest constructor is Joon Pahk. Joon is an accomplished constructor, having written many crosswords for the New York Times, and he now publishes Rows Gardens and other... Read more
Meet your guest constructors: Kevin Wald
We're just about to unlock a logic puzzle from Pavel Curtis (see Update 4) as a stretch goal, so it's time to introduce the next guest constructor. Kevin Waldis... Read more
Meet your guest constructors: Pavel Curtis
We still have another stretch goal to go before our next guest constructor is on deck, but the way things have been going lately, we could wind up hitting both... Read more
Meet your guest constructors: Jeffrey Harris
As the campaign moves into the stretch goal phase, your pledges will unlock bonus puzzles by a number of guest constructors. I think it is only fitting that I introduce... Read more
First puzzle in progress!
Since What's That Spell? reached its funding goal last night, I figured I should start working on writing the puzzles when I have the opportunity. The metapuzzles are already sketched... Read more
We made it!
I only just got home to report on it, but What's That Spell? reached its funding goal today at 8:13 PM EDT. We got there with the help of 93... Read more