General Rules and Prizes for WhatIsTheConspiracy.com
Welcome to another game event from AboveTopSecret.com. We hope this will be an enjoyable event for all those participating. The game officially
starts on August 8th, 2008, at 08:00 CDT.
For general rules on participating in games on ATS, and collecting prizes, please visit:
AboveTopSecret.com Game and Event Rules
Eleven custom, limited edition high-quality T-shirts, designed exclusively for winners of the game. The player solving each of the ten
questions, as well as the final question, will receive a T-Shirt. These are a high-quality heavy 50/50 black cotton shirt with screen print ink rated
for "hundreds of washes," and personally approved by SkepticOverlord, on-press, before allowed to be sent out as prizes. Estimated retail value,
Five editions of
by the New York Times best-selling author, Jim Marrs. Fulfillment of the books will occur soon after availability, scheduled for October
of 2008. Players solving four of the more difficult questions, and the final question, will receive a copy. Estimated retail value, $19.95 USD.
GRAND PRIZE: A 4 gigabyte Iron Key
, the ultimate in secure USB thumb-drive storage, and secure
web-browsing. The perfect device for whistle-blowers on the go who need to store their damaging government documents so they can upload them to ATS in
perfect anonymity from any public computer. Estimated retail value, $149.00 USD. (This high-technology, exceptionally secure device has some shipping
restrictions to certain countries, may not be available to all global game players.)
Rules And Information Specific To WhatIsTheConspiracy.com
All game-specific activity, including the delivery of any clues, hints, or other game-play information will appear on
. No hints, tips, or other information after August 8th, 2008 appearing on
any other domain that mentions the domain name should not be considered official information from AboveTopSecret.com.
Ten cryptographically encoded questions will be sequentially delivered. In the event a player does not solve the question within twelve
days after the cryptogram first appears on www.whatistheconspiracy.com
, one hint designed to help solve
the cryptogram will be provided. In the event a hint is provided and the "Above Top Secret" book by Jim Marrs is part of the question's prize
package, the book prize will be forfeit.
Successful solutions for the ten questions will deliver pieces of a final eleventh cryptogram. The grand prize package relies on a
successful solution of the cryptogram.
Each successful solution will prompt the game player for a valid name and email address. Please ensure you enter your email address
correctly as it is the only method of authentication. Unauthenticated prizes will not be circulated back into the game.
Players solving multiple questions are only eligible for one prize during the tenure of this game, however, multiple winners may "gift"
their subsequent prize(s) to other players of their choice..
General Guidelines For WhatIsTheConspiracy.com
Please create new threads in the ATS Sponsored Games & Events
forum for each new
cryptogram. Admin will update this announcement post with links to new threads as they appear.
This is intended as a collaborative and enjoyable game in the spirit of all past Games on ATS, as seen in item five above. Please keep discussions in
the game threads civil and cooperative.
At the end of the game, up to five T-Shirts may be awarded as discretionary prizes by ATS Admin for participants who have shown exemplary
collaborative spirit, but have not entered correct solutions into the game system.
Any required updates to the game specifics will be applied to this thread. Those who are playing are advised to keep track of any new postings
Good luck, and have fun.
LINKS TO CRYPTOGRAM/PUZZLE THREADS
Puzzle #1: Colored Dots
Puzzle #2: Symbol Sequence
Puzzle #3: ?
Puzzle #4: Color Code
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