[Ed. Note: This is the big write up to the Skullduggery ("puzzle & activity hunt") on 8/2/2014 that I put on for Kimberly's 37th birthday. If you want to skip to just the clues and/or answers - jump to here. This is the second one I've done for Kimberly's birthday - here is the write up of the first, from last year. NOTE: If you played and don't want to read all this, at least make sure you skip to the video at the bottom - it's awesome!]
AdventureConleys! (this shot alone is everything I wanted out of this skullduggery!)
(courtesy of Keri Maijala)
YAY! This year, I pulled it off! This year, my Skullduggery for Kimberly’s birthday was what I hoped: Big fun for Kimberly, big fun for the people who played, and big fun for me to make (albeit exhausting – again!).
I’m writing this a few days later, still basking in the post-creative-glow, that feeling you get when you have created something that you just really love. So, what was the biggest difference between this year and last?
This time, I realized that there is more awesome in “less grand but really well made” than there is in “super grand but kinda janky”
Last year, I had much less sense of how hard it would be & also aimed to do much, much more. The result was far from what I hoped. This year, I knew exactly how hard it would be & aimed to do what I could. As it was, it was still a little more than I could sanely manage, but I pulled it off nonetheless. There is plenty of room for improvement, but this time it was still great: I had SO MUCH FUN & so did the birthday girl & most of the players!
I’m looking forward to doing another one already! Next year, the challenge will be to do it without nearly killing myself (I have a plan!)…
Big THANKS to everyone who came out & played!
CLUES & ANSWERS:
Here is my write up explaining all the clues & their answers.