DP Puzzle Hunt

(Redirected from DP Puzzle Hunt 2020)
DP Puzzle Hunt
Logo of DP Puzzle Hunt
No. of Registered Teams450
Winning TeamSpeedrun or bust
No. of Rounds2
No. of Puzzles (Feeders and Metas)23
Timeframe and Location
Start Time2020-09-18 20:00 EDT
Finishing Time (Winning Team)2020-09-18 20:59 EDT
Official End Time2020-09-21 20:00 EDT
Hunt LinkLink
Wrapup LinkLink

The DP Puzzle Hunt was a puzzle hunt run in September 2020. The hunt had a relatively low difficulty and was targeted at teams that are new to puzzle hunts, but was open to puzzlers of all skill levels.

The hunt also featured a point ✨ scoring system, where teams which did not solve the final metapuzzle were ranked by thir number of points and tie-broken by the earliest last solve time. Points were earned by solving puzzles, and each puzzle was worth a certain number of points: 2 for round 1 feeders, 4 for round 2 feeders and 10 for metapuzzles.

Plot[edit | edit source]

Dippy the dragon-phoenix was unable to find friends to celebrate their rebirthday with. Dippy asks solvers to solve puzzles on Dilemma Planet to help find Dippy's friends and assist Dippy in complete their rebirth.

Postsolve Instructions[edit | edit source]

The hunt is linear, and you can unlock the puzzles in order from the top. The following is a close approximation of the hunt unlock structure for any archive-solves.

Start with 4 puzzles unlocked (width 4). When you solve one puzzle, unlock another.
Meta unlocks at 4 solves. Unlock Round 2 on solving the meta.
Start with 3 puzzles unlocked (width 3). Increase to width 4 after 1st Round 2 solve (Unlock 2 puzzles after 1st solve). Increase to width 5 after 4th Round 2 solve. Increase to width 6 after 7th Round 2 solve.
Meta unlocks at 14 Round 2 solves. Finish hunt on solving the meta.

List of Puzzles[edit | edit source]

Round 1: Finding Friends[edit | edit source]

Round 2: Finding Myself[edit | edit source]