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 IMPORTANT: the login into the submmitting system currently doen't work. I'll try to fix it somehow, but until then, the "Try it without login" link still works. If you submit the solution to a cipher, it will give you a link to the next one. It just won't remember your position in the game, so better save that link, or remember the solution so you can get it again.

:new: July/7/2014 - After a year and half, we finally have a next winner! It's Dimensionwalker21, winning 360 points. Congratulations!

Dec/24/2012 - We have a next winner! It's WintersRead, winning 306 points!

Nov/11/2012 - The second winner is nuvak! He generously refused the point reward, so there is still a lot of points in the pool for the next winner!

Oct/12/2012 - We have the first winner! It's ninquetari, who wins 475 points!

The easy day was yesterday! Today, the game begins! And It's just in time for dA's birthday! :D

IMPORTANT LINKS:


First cipher: sta.sh/013oovslpt00
Submitting system: blazing-galaxy-3308.herokuapp.…



RULES:


:bulletred: to participate, you need do one (or both) of the two following things:
a) donate points into the pool on my front page (they are points solely for the prizes in this game) - you can donate any number of points, starting at 1, if you didn't already
b) post a journal about this game
(c) or at least :+fav: this journal, if you really don't want to do any of the above...)
- this is required because the more people play, the more points you can win! I will not check it though, so it is just a matter of your own honor. You can do it anytime during the game, not necessayrily on the beginning.

:bulletred: the game consists of 16 ciphers

:bulletred: the solution is always one meaningful English word

:bulletred: enter the solution of the current cipher into the submitting system, and you will get the link to the next cipher. You can log in with a google or facebook account, and the system will remember your position in the game, or you can try it without login (but it's a good idea to write down the solutions somewhere in that case)

:bulletred: Please DO NOT comment about the cipher you are just solving, or ask for solutions in any internet forums! You can comment about the previous ciphers, though - i.e. if you are just solving cipher Nr. 7, you can comment about the ciphers 1-6 in the comment section below it (nowhere else!). All comments about the current cipher will be deleted.

:bulletred: the first 9 ciphers are in the form of a tutorial, with the different principles of encryption explained

:bulletred: when you get to the 10th cipher, you will be able to send me an art request to add to the list

:bulletred: if you are stuck on a cipher, you can ask for a hint - you need to fulfill one art request from the list below and send the link to it to me in a note with the name of the cipher you are requesting a hint for

:bulletred: when you solve the 16th cipher, you will get a winning code. Send it to me in a note, and you will get HALF OF THE POINTS that are currently in the pool on my frontpage

:bulletred: there is no deadline or time limit

:bulletred: You can get one free hint during the game, with the exception of the last cipher. Send me a note with the link to the cipher you want a hint for.

ART REQUESTED FOR HINTS:



:bulletblue: animated cobra with a rattlesnake tail avatar for Dimensionwalker21 (reference: fav.me/d6eu2w3 )

:bulletblue: a russian-blue female cat, doing anything or nothing for WintersRead

:bulletblue:  a steampunk-made animal (any) in any art form (story, drawing...) for Pianocanival

:bulletblue:  Galadriel and Celeborn (from the Lord of the Rings) or Eärwen and Finarfin (from the Silmarillion) for ninquetari

:bulletblue:  (if nothing from the requests above inspires you) a magical tree in any art form for MirachRavaia

:bulletblue:  ...

You can request art when you get to the 10th cipher.

ART CREATED FOR HINTS:


Magic Tree by ninquetari Beginning anewThe marble stairs of the Palace glittered in the light of Anar's last rays. One could see them from above, where the windows of the private parlor were built exactly for this reason. The newly rehoused High Prince of the Noldor was standing there, watching the sunset, deep in thoughts.
Getting out of Mandos Halls wasn't easy: he still remembered the experiences of what seemed like previous lives (with all the conflicts and nightmares it contained), yet had to come to terms with the fact he's back at Aman (with all the conflicts and nightmares that contains). The Valar have granted him their forgiveness quite readily, a fact he was partly thankful for, partly wondering upon. Meeting his parents again, asking their forgiveness, however, was harder, even though they embraced him and had already forgave him long ago. Learning about the outcomes of the Rebellion and the Exile wasn't easy, too. Also, he had to get used to new politics, new order.
Honesty demanded he'd ad
Design doodle by WintersRead:thumb343929386::thumb344284682: TreachtreeWhat have you done you foolish woman? What have you done you foolish man?
Didn't you both understand that was the only ban?
You have killed me and left me for dead,
I will become no more than a weed that you both will tread.
However, my legacy won't die as long as the Earth sustains
Within my final fruit, one seed it contains.
I will send this seed to the center of the Earth
Precious metals and jewels are incomparable to its worth.
A tree will grow fruit that could stop all hunger.
It would cure all ailments and make an old body eternally younger.
No fruit in existence has an effect stronger,
A once an easily obtainable gift to humanity, but no longer.
-The Tree of Life
Dimensionwalker21 2013
Tick Tock CrocodileSome travel this river by copter and some go by steamboat.
For me, there is only one way to float.
Coming my way right down the watery aisle,
Is my mode of travel, the Tick Tock crocodile!
He has a furnace for a belly and screws for teeth,
Two seats on his back, a tail, and a motor underneath.
His only fare is clockwork gear fish.
I think that’s his favorite meal and that he finds it delish.
I stand back and watch as he gives it a good “Crunch, crunch, CRUNCH!”
He lets me climb aboard as if to say, “Thanks a bunch!”
Getting into my usual seat and setting a directional dial.
Away I go, riding off like a boss and a sir in a truly unusual style.
Once I arrive at my destination, I tip my hat, thank him for the trip, and apologize for any trial.
Knowing that I would be back, all he did was crack a smile.
Dimensionwalker21 2013


WINNERS


:iconninquetari: :iconnuvak: :iconwintersread: :icondimensionwalker21:

GOOD LUCK!


(and thanks to Tomáš for coding the submitting system)

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:iconcloudy-skyes:
cloudy-skyes Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Student General Artist
I'm confused, is there a new cipher up as of now?
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:iconmirachravaia:
MirachRavaia Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, it's alway there, under the link given in the journal.
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:iconcloudy-skyes:
cloudy-skyes Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Student General Artist
Ok thanks ^w^
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:iconninquetari:
ninquetari Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014
Can I participate again? Please?
;p
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:iconmirachravaia:
MirachRavaia Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You solved all cyphers, you can figure out the answer to that question ;P
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:iconninquetari:
ninquetari Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014
Great, thank you! :D
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:iconallvideosown:
AllVideosOwn Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Student Writer
Is this still going on? o.o
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:iconmirachravaia:
MirachRavaia Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, there's currently 630 points in the prize poll.
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:icondimensionwalker21:
Dimensionwalker21 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
Here's a reference link for that avatar: [link] ;) I hope all is well. I'll be back in the game some day. :icondeterminedguyplz: Until then :salute:.
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:iconmirachravaia:
MirachRavaia Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I've added it to the request :)
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:icondimensionwalker21:
Dimensionwalker21 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013
Sorry.  Had to re-upload. ^^; Here's the correct link: dimensionwalker21.deviantart.c…
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:iconmirachravaia:
MirachRavaia Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ok
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:icondimensionwalker21:
Dimensionwalker21 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013
:thumbsup::D Thanks.
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:icondimensionwalker21:
Dimensionwalker21 Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
I promoted this in my newest journal. Only time will tell if more people will rise to the challenge. :w00t:
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:iconmirachravaia:
MirachRavaia Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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:icondimensionwalker21:
Dimensionwalker21 Featured By Owner May 21, 2013
You're welcome! :D
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:iconpianocanival:
Pianocanival Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
Er..... I can't login on the blazing galaxy page .... Any ideas?

BTW, I was already on page 11
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:iconmirachravaia:
MirachRavaia Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Something is wrong with it, I can't login either. I'll try to fix it somehow, but until then, the "Try it without login" still works. If you submit the solution to 11, it will give you a link to 12. It just won't remember your position in the game, so better save that link, or remember the solution so you can get it again.
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:iconpianocanival:
Pianocanival Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
Yeah ... I solved the whole thing again up to the next level. I'm stuck with 13 (numbers) ... @.@ Very difficult one.
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:icondimensionwalker21:
Dimensionwalker21 Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
I'm good with numbers. It's the words that always get me. :XD:
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:iconpianocanival:
Pianocanival Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
I'm usually good at numbers ... but this one makes no sense... yet
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:icondimensionwalker21:
Dimensionwalker21 Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
:iconbowingplz::iconsaysplz:I have dropped out of the running for awhile. I leave the rest to you. Good luck!:D)
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:iconpianocanival:
Pianocanival Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks ^^ I'll try my best
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:icondimensionwalker21:
Dimensionwalker21 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
I made it to page 10. :hooray::iconthrilledplz:
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:iconmirachravaia:
MirachRavaia Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:highfive:
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:icondimensionwalker21:
Dimensionwalker21 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
:D I found all the you know whats for 11 as well.;) Still working on deciphering it. Turns out to be a little trickier than I initially thought.
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:icondimensionwalker21:
Dimensionwalker21 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
:iconchallengeconsidered: Faved. Can't get past part 1. Great start. :XD: I know and understand the method and I think I see some hint, but no good on the word. :shakefist: Hint please? :(
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:iconmirachravaia:
MirachRavaia Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Sent!
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:icondimensionwalker21:
Dimensionwalker21 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013
:iconhomerdohplz: I'm stuck on 7. Can't even get past the tutorial. :iconorzplz: I have a method, but I'm not sure how to read it. :iconsocloseplz:
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:iconpianocanival:
Pianocanival Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
By the way ... When I meant "the other comment" I meant this comment.
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:icondimensionwalker21:
Dimensionwalker21 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013
Got it. How are you doing? :)
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:iconpianocanival:
Pianocanival Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Professional General Artist
I'm on the last one... but can't figure it out :(
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:icondimensionwalker21:
Dimensionwalker21 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
:wow: You're good, with no clues too, respect. :nod: :highfive: I'm rooting for ya. :iconranranruuplz: (preparing to pack it up) I think I found the code for the one I'm on, but once again operator error keeps me from seeing it in the right light. :shrug:
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:iconpianocanival:
Pianocanival Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks ^^

You keep going until you finish it :D I'm rooting, too, for you.
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:icondimensionwalker21:
Dimensionwalker21 Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
Hmm...
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:iconofmusicandmayhem:
OfMusicandMayhem Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is an awesome game you have going! I've been trying it out just for the heck of it, but now I think I might actually participate. Got stuck on the second one for a day before I found out it was right in front of me. XD I'm up to the seventh cipher now, and I have a feeling this one is going to stump me for a bit, too. Again, this is a really cool idea you have here! Keep up the good work!

*faves and journals*
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:iconmirachravaia:
MirachRavaia Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much! I hope you have fun with the remaining ciphers!
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:iconofmusicandmayhem:
OfMusicandMayhem Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay, I think I'm going in circles trying to figure this one out. May I use my first free hint for the seventh cipher?
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:iconmirachravaia:
MirachRavaia Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hm... could you send me a note about how far you got with that one and what you tried, so I don't give you a useless hint about something you already know?
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:iconofmusicandmayhem:
OfMusicandMayhem Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Sure thing!
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:iconpizzapotatonbacon:
PizzaPotatoNBacon Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Student General Artist
I don't get the first cypher. I think I'm too stupid or too young XD Hint please?
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:iconmirachravaia:
MirachRavaia Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Sent!
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:iconthewritingdragon:
TheWritingDragon Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay... now how about the second one? :XD: I'm soooo lame at these... is it possible to get more hints? :o
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:iconmirachravaia:
MirachRavaia Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, but not for free. You need to fulfill one art request from the list below and send the link to it to me in a note with the name of the cipher you are requesting a hint for.
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:iconommin202:
Ommin202 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
When I try to solve without login, it says correct and I can go to the second one.. if I log in, it tells me that same answer is incorrect.
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:iconmirachravaia:
MirachRavaia Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Really? On which number?
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:iconommin202:
Ommin202 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
The very first one :(
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:iconmirachravaia:
MirachRavaia Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I just tried it and it works fine to me. Can you send me the code you submitted in a note?
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:iconommin202:
Ommin202 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I got it to work, thanks :
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