Do you like knots, dilemmas, secrets, lock-and-keys,
mazes, brainteasers, anomalies, queries, intricacy,
perplexity, or riddles?
What about knowingness, obscurity, why, inscrutabilities,
enigmata, puzzles, double meaning bewilderments,
mysteries, representationalisms, runes, or conundrum?
If so, you will like this book. It is what I call a mega-puzzle. A mega-puzzle uses a large variety of ciphers, codes, and clues in various puzzles to total up to one single answer.
And you may be able to solve the book's mega-puzzle if you can understand why the two questions above each individually say “kickstarter.”
ABOUT | OH! MEGA-PUZZLE
oh! mega-puzzle is a mega-puzzle in book form. There are forty-two individual puzzles in two parts that lead to one single answer. If you know anything about puzzle hunts at MIT or The Master Theorem, you'll get the idea. Being in book form, however, the puzzles lack some of the graphic flavor or flare of the internet-based puzzles.
For a sample puzzle (that's not in the book), see the website here or here.
ABOUT | THE WEBSITE
I fully expect, with the difficulty of this mega-puzzle, that the puzzle won't be solved for months after this KickStarter campaign is over. That's where the companion website comes in.
Because of the difficulty and the nature of the puzzle, I will maintain a website for readers to network and for me to offer feedback to questions, comments, and concerns about the mega-puzzle. It will also be a place for resources, official updates, and the status of the oh! mega-puzzle's solution. The (beta) website is already up at ohmegapuzzle.com
ABOUT | WHY KICKSTARTER
This is where you come in. Not only am I offering KickStarter backers the first chance to order the book, but I also need funds to self-publish, market, and maintain the book and corresponding contest and website.
What your backing dollars will be used for:
- Formatting and publication of the book.
- Marketing of the book for retail.
- Creation and maintenance of the website.
- Reward fulfillment (printing books, shipping, etc).
So what do you say? Are you ready to support? Take a gander at the wonderful rewards offered.
And thank you!
ABOUT | SPOILER ALERT
How do those two questions above say “kickstarter”? Check out the FAQ questions to learn how. They were two very easy examples. Some puzzles in the book require many steps in a progression to find the pattern to find the system to find the clue to find the answer. Good luck!
ABOUT | KICK-FORWARD
Ten percent (10%) of the profit from this KickStarter campaign will "Kick-Forward": it will be used to back others' projects on KickStarter. Kick-Forward is just another way of saying "Thanks!" to all those from this community that support this project.