Is Anyone Interested in Playing an ARG (Alternate Reality Game) This Season?

Hello! Last season I created an ARG (Alternate Reality Game) for my team. An ARG is simply a game that you play where your reality is part of the game. Examples would be an escape room, murder mystery dinner, or the messages hidden in Gravity Falls (not to be confused with augmented reality games like Pokemon Go). If you’ve ever read the Heartwarming Robotics Bedtime Stories Thread, you know that I like to tell stories. An ARG is simply a story were you, the reader, take an active role! The story involves a mysterious entity that is sending out encrypted messages into the void. After solving enough clues, you begin to learn who is sending the messages and what their motivation is. It culminates in a final decision where your choice will determine the ending of the game. I’ve created original characters, music, multiple endings, lore, etc. My team had a lot of fun with it last season, and I wanted to share this experience with the rest of the FIRST community.

So I have two questions:

  1. Is anyone interested in playing?
  2. Would playing a game like this be something that would be allowed on CD? Or maybe this would be a better fit on Discord? I’m happy to speak with the mods privately to share what the game entails and how it could be implemented.

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Can I reject your reality and substitute my own?

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Huh, that’s interesting. It probably means nothing.

Yeah probably

Any thoughts from the Mods? It would involve a mysterious account posting cryptic messages. There’s a couple ways I could implement this. The messages could appear in random threads and it would function as a CD scavenger hunt to find them. The posts would be off-topic and my fear is that they would get flagged and removed. The posts could also just all appear in one “mysterious” thread so that it’s consolidated. It’s not as fun, but would not be as distracting perhaps.

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