The Great Library (Spring 2012)
Inspiration: Myst (1993 computer puzzle game), "Who is Josh Wander?" a politial campaign slogan for a local Pittsburgh politician which was a topic of speculation for CMU students
Plot: Adventurers in teams of 2-4 find themselves in a strange building called The Great Library. This library has collected various portals to other worlds which look like books. The Librarians (Hunt Staff) are curators of the portal books and wish to help the teams to locate the book portal to Earth. Unfortunately some of its pages have been torn out, rendering it useless. The Librarians agree to help the adventurers find the lost pages which have been misplaced in other worlds. In return, the adventurers must help out the various worlds they visit, each of which is broken in some way.
The adventurers solve puzzles to discover where in The Great Library these portal books to broken worlds are. They visit four such worlds:
My Role: Fara, tribal leader of Farandole, a community which only communicates through dancing; one of The Librarians
Sponsorship: This was the first year that Puzzle Hunt received sponsorship from a company instead of KGB, a social organization at Carnegie Mellon with a limited budget. I helped to secure money for food/drinks from Facebook in return for a bit of advertising.