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For the Stoners: Yes, it’s possible. November 28, 2006

Posted by benj in geek, puzzles.

disclaimer: this profile is not mine. I know of two people who have completed the puzzles and succesfully beaten the ENIGMA. I guess this should inspire us that it IS possible. I think I was among the first Pinoys to step into The Stone and I actually nudged these to people when they were new to it. But alas, they made me eat their dust. hehe

If you want more nudges go here.

The Stone November 26, 2006

Posted by benj in puzzles.

This is The Stone. It is the single most mysterious and addicting entity in the universe. There is nothing like it. It is a collection of puzzles of varying difficulty. Some of them could pique your interest in certain phenomena while some would question how come you don’t know the interesting things that The Stone holds secret.

This is The Immediate. In the Stone Galaxy, The Immediate is the home of the main puzzles that was created by the Stone Keepers themselves. This part of the site contains over 200 puzzles. Some puzzles are so easy that it would only take minutes or even seconds to decipher. And of course, there are also nasty ones that demand months or even years. The interesting thing is that some of those seemingly hard puzzles could be an easy puzzle to someone else. That’s why the spirit of community is strong in the The Stone. The more accomplished puzzle solvers also take time to give hints (i.e. “nudge” – Stone jargon) the newbies during their first few steps.

To answer puzzles, one must use all available leads in the puzzle page itself. Sometimes, the question is more important than the answer. The puzzles are very visual so most of the time, there is hardly any hint of an explicit question.