Saturday, 21 May 2011

The Order of the Snark


As some of you may know a few of us have been trying to build a special kind of hunt in Inworldz, the Snark Hunt. This came about from an idea Bard had to take the basic hunt that we all know and make it into more of a quest that is ongoing and can be added to.   The Hunting of the Snark is an epic poem by Lewis Carroll and full of nonsensical words and descriptions which you can use your own imagination  to understand.

  The basic premise is  hunting for a token, when you find the token and touch it you are awarded one token and a clue to the next one in your IM. The next token you find gives you another token etc. They all add up and then you can  potter off to Snark Hall (Swan Islands) and exchange your tokens for whatever prize you choose as long as you have enough tokens.

  So then you have the tokens themselves, you pick up the scripts  and notecards at Snark Hall, read the instructions and then go and  make your token and place it at  your chosen location, entering your clue and hint and updating it. This sends your clue  and enters it as a new clue  in the hunt.
 Thirdly  there is the prize vendor, if you want to donate a prize you  pick up the scripts and notecards at Snark Hall, make sure you have a vendor tag on  ( you have to join the group for this, give me a shout for a vendor tag) and pop up your vendor with your prize inside, a pic of the prize on the vendor with text saying how many tokens you require for it.  Obviously this is not about money so nobody gets any money, these are prizes like you will find on any normal hunt.

  The Order of the Snark is about giving new residents something to do  when  they first land in our world and also for everyone to take part in  if they want. 

  At the moment we are in the testing stage, making sure everything works as it should,  that notecards and instructions can be understood, and taking feedback and suggestions from people.

  So if any of you have some spare time, why don't you pop down to  Snark Hall and give it a go, test  one or all parts of it and let us know how you get on. Landmark can be found in  mine and Amaranthim Talon picks. Thanks in advance

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