Make your ARG more realistic: Refer/embed [to] real places Refer/talk about [to] real activities Start a website they can access freely Start a website that requires a key/clue to access it Get a good artist to design your logo and webpages Suggest a website where they can discuss the ARG privately Set-up dropboxes/places all over […]
Time management can be crucial to a successful ARG. If you have a plan to begin with use it. But don’t be a slave to it. Imagination is a must. To have a successful ARG you should have an active imagination.
Watch Your Trigger Never assume a secret is revealed at a specific time. A good test for this is answering the following two questions: If the players figure this secret out directly, does it ruin the plot? If my players never figure out the secret, does it ruin the plot? Note that those two plots […]
4 Tips For Better Secrets Hi Johnn, One thing about secrets I noticed is players can discover them easily or just miss the point. Therefore, I would advise a few other tips as well: Watch Your Trigger Never assume a secret is revealed at a specific time. A good test for this is answering the […]
Here are links that can make ARG fun and challenging: One-time Pads, etc. Cipher Tools Ciphers Music Cyphers Runescribe
Try adding a soundtrack to your site. Spooky music sounding like: To the extent possible under law, Colin Enger has waived all copyright and related or neighboring rights to Harshlight.
You might like to base it on a book (or movie) that you’ve seen, or base it from your own personal experiences (for example, I could base it on my Peace Corps experiences). Basically, any idea that you have that intrigues you could be fodder for an ARG. Be sure there is something to please […]