I have this board game, a party challenges game, and there's one mini-game/challenge where you have to read one hint to enter a 9 position password using only digits from 0-9.
I just want to make it musical (classical), and I wanted to create a 9 position password related to music, but it is quite hard to find a simple straight forward clue or hint.
Here are some examples so you understand why I don't like them and find them "not perfect":
Introduce Mendelssohn's birth date and his number of violin concertos:
1809 02 03 2
I don't feel the hint is clean and simple enough: you have 2 different unrelated answers (date + number of random type of pieces), you have 2 answers so now you have to remember the order, as 2 1809 02 03 won't work, etc...
If it was 8 positions, the birth date would be clean and neat, but since we have 9, I am having trouble finding a clean hint.
Also, I don't want any weird rules such as "omitting birth date's the zeros" or something like that. I've thought of opus, which give you from 1 to 3 positions, music catalogs such as BWV 1007, but again, I can't find any good clean solution.Tweet
Andrew, I don't understand your method. There's only 7 notes, ABCDEFG, we would lose numbers 0, 8 and 9. I mean I like how neat your solution is, all 9 positions are related, there's no order you have to remember (assuming you are familiar with the melody, you can think about it and type it on-demand), it's a straight forward answer, but the fact that we would lose 3 digits out of 10 is not ideal. Nevertheless, for now this is the one I like the most.
Ron, yeah, you give a clue, which I want to be as clean and simple as possible (check my example to understand my issues with some solutions) and then they have to enter a 9 position password:
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Using only digits from 0-9. Those are the rules.
It all depends and what you are doing with the transformation of letters to numbers. I did not realize you actually meant a "game." I was thinking in terms of having a music-based password. For example 2 could equal either A, B or C; only the "coder" would know.
I can't think of a better solution, other than changing the premise!
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