[This page is out of character.] Thanks for playing in Doctor When! Here's the folks who brought it to you. [expand all]
The gang of idiots who stuck through the whole thing from beginning to end. These only give a general overview of what our areas of expertise are; but everyone here's done a little bit of everything in this game!
- Allen Cohn
- Allen's been the visionary of this entire affair from day 1. He provided initial ideas and was thrilled to have all these brilliant, talented people improve them, build on them, and invest their awesome creativity to create something far greater than he ever could have imagined. He also authored a few puzzles, was lead writer for the script, and directed the videos. For the last few months, Allen has been tirelessly writing staff instructions, organizing teams and volunteers, and been the "public face" of our event. That and he makes food, too!
- Sean Gugler
- Sean stepped up and took on the thankless of role of Puzzle Time Lord, trying to stitch together a wide variety of puzzles and authors and somehow make it all organized. He's been our voice of enthusiasm, always making the project move forward and bringing his extensive Game experience to adapt to this unorthodox "story-driven" variant. A few months before game day, we still had significant holes in our puzzle schedule; places where the plot required a puzzle there but nobody had written one. Sean took all of these on -- and you probably can't tell which puzzles were written in the last week, can you?
- Wei-Hwa Huang
- The number of puzzles that Wei-Hwa didn't have some sort of involvement in could probably be counted on the fingers of one finger. In addition to demanding near-perfection on every puzzle, he's also responsible for running the websites (which, in addition to the public-facing sites and GROSS, also includes a large wiki and a bug-tracking database), archiving digital versions of everything, and putting his graphic design fingerprint on nearly everything. Yes, that does include the badges.
- Erik Stuart
- In addition to managing all our finances and designing more puzzles in the event than anyone else (the few thousand co-keypads and chronomentometers from Wei-Hwa don't count), Erik has been also been the steady voice of reason throughout the organization, often calm when the rest of us are clouded with emotion. Not only have he and Melissa sacrificed their house for the last few months to act as GC central storage (and for years before that to work as GC meeting), but he's also done the lion's share of printing and collating and organizing things into envelopes. Most people misuse the term "lion's share" to mean "simple majority"; but not here.
- Melissa Wilson
- Some Games are all about the puzzles. If you've played in Doctor When, you know that we're more than just puzzles -- and every bit of "more" couldn't happen without the help of Melissa. Location scouting. Costume. Make-up. Props. When disagreements flared up because of conflicting personalities in different aspects of the theatrical management, Melissa was always there as a competent diplomat. All this stuff just sort of happened magically and seemingly flawlessly, because Melissa was just so awesome that she didn't need any help from the rest of us.
The Inner Party
Those who took on multiple tasks and made multiple contributions to Doctor When. Awesome folks.
Folks who didn't stay on GC until the end... but still helped us through the tough times.
Testers of CRAP
Many testers died in our experimental labs to bring you this hunt.
- Natalie Ferrari, Highlands Elementary School administrator
- Jeff Schwartz, Highlands Recreation Center supervisor
- Dorian Clair, Dorian Clair Antique Clock Repair, 1301 Sanchez Street San Francisco, SF
- Joe Freund's home
- Mr. Smith, Smith Clock Co., 2799 Bush Street, SF
- Noisebridge hackerspace
- Danielle Engleman, The Long Now Foundation, Fort Mason Center, Building A, San Francisco, CA
- Cathy Frazier, Letterman Digital Arts Center in the Presidio
- Sports Basement, 610 Old Mason Street, SF
- Stephan, Schroeder's Restaurant, 240 Front Street, SF
- Clocksmith, 806 El Camino Real, San Carlos
- Computer History Museum
- Vinyl Solutions Records, 151 W. 25th Ave., San Mateo
- Nancy Woods' Office Atrium, 20 Park Rd, Burlingame
- Val Sarabashyan, Kaffeehaus, 92 E. Third Ave., San Mateo, CA
- Peninsula Clock Shop, 2440 South El Camino Real, San Mateo
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