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Whose Tim Cosing?

Villains arrived in the mail today and I was looking through the rulebook and he's listed 20 times as a playtester. I know GTG does little hints all the time, but I can't solve this one

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Quick! Everybody find the other playtester name that's an anagram! That'll be the next clue for sure!

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Also, Tim Cosing has an account on here that leads to a Twitter account active since December last year and containing a QR code.  http://www.twitter.com/TimCosing


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... which is the same place you get to if you play three Mega Computers in the Video game.

https://greaterthangames.com/forum/topic/intervene-8225

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As my comment in the 'Intervene' thread suggests, ARG? Or at least, treasure hunt?


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Tim Cosing's twitter comment "You. Find me." certainly suggests something along those lines. Note that the tweet "Too quick, K." went up shortly after Kratos13 posted about the Mega Computers.

EDIT: Also notice this comment from Tim Cosing: https://greaterthangames.com/comment/124577#comment-124577

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hmm... replacements? Any mileage in what that might be suggesting? Replacements for who, and how, and why?

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Mezike wrote:
hmm... replacements? Any mileage in what that might be suggesting? Replacements for who, and how, and why?
Could this be related to the speculation about villain decks turning into heroes? Not sure how the Mega-Computers would play into that, however.
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This is getting weird for sure.  I'm intrigued for sure but it seems odd all of them came up in the same day.  

Edit: The first Twitter post would coincide with the day they announced they had villains on 12/22 and the second post on 12/31 would be the first day I recall anyone saying they got their copy.


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Do you suppose there's any significance with where Tim Cosing appears on the list? The other names appear to be in alphabetical order. Let's see: Cosing appears between

  • Blankstein -- Blick
  • Blick -- Blount
  • Burton -- Cabibi
  • Crow -- Dade
  • Garrett -- Gillingham
  • Gottesman -- Graham
  • Hansen -- Haulk
  • Kramer -- Kramp
  • Rabinowitz -- Rawcliffe

That's only 9 times; where did the "20 times" that started this thread come from?

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dpt wrote:

... which is the same place you get to if you play three Mega Computers in the Video game.https://greaterthangames.com/forum/topic/intervene-8225

I tried this in the iPad version and did not get the same results so this must be Steam specific. 


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Lastly the join date of TimCosing account is 12/15/2015


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Tim Cosing also posted in that thread on the Mega Computers: https://greaterthangames.com/comment/124579#comment-124579

How did I not notice all this?

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Where is Guise when you need him to help clear things up?


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So, I know it might be a little silly now, as I got distracted by other things more exciting things that happened with this, but the "8" times Cosing pops up would correspond to the number of boxes that comprise the game I.E.:

1.)Base Box

2.)Rook City

3.) Infernal Relics

4.)Shattered Timelines

5.)Vengeance

6.) Wrath of the Cosmos

7.) Villains of the Multiverse

8.) (last expansion?)/ Its coming

of course I think this only works if the next expansion is the last one... or maybe its not even that


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Also of note the original poster of this thread is a new forum member......who I don't think has posted anywhere else before.

Edit: Corncakes is from Anchorage which is where the Scholar is from who is thought to be a nemesis of big bad in the last expansion. 


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Curiouser and curiouser. Down the rabit hole we go...


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bessyrocks12 wrote:

Curiouser and curiouser. Down the rabit hole we go...

This is neither the first, nor likely the last, time that I follow a giant anthropomorphic animal down a trans-dimensional conduit.  That's why I always pack a lunch and several SotM decks.


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It's not the same website.  It's sentinelsofthemultiverse.greaterthangames.com.

Also, you can't log into it with your account.


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Powerhound_2000 wrote:

Where is Guise when you need him to help clear things up?

 

Right there in the 'Intervene' screenshot, on the mega computer screen where he never was before. Conspiracies everywhere I tells ye!

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I just noticed this as well. Reloaded the GtG page because I suddenly was not signed in...


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Mezike wrote:

 

Powerhound_2000 wrote:
Where is Guise when you need him to help clear things up?

 

 Right there in the 'Intervene' screenshot, on the mega computer screen where he never was before. Conspiracies everywhere I tells ye!

I saw him there but I meant thread wise.  He has posted on some rare occasions. 


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I guess this is saying they're going to replace their website?

Edit:  It is linked to the login database for this site, as I couldn't create my account there.  It said it already existed.


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The OP is named CornCakes from Anchorage. There's a restaurant in Anxhorage that serves Corn Cakes called MyThai. I'm sure this is relevant.

 

http://www.tripadvisor.com/LocationPhotoDirectLink-g60880-d7020535-i115282209-MyThai-Anchorage_Alaska.html

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The title also has a typo.......or does it?


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Possibly but there haven't been any other posts by them.  And like I said earlier their account is a new one likely made today. 


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QR code in rule book also redirects to /replaceme...

 


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I thought to replace "replaceme" with something else:

http://sentinelsofthemultiverse.greaterthangames.com/itscoming

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By the way, the standard "replacement card" URL is different in a few ways:

http://greaterthangames.com/store/category/sentinel-comics-games/replacements

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So, there are 9 lines in that new page, and 9 instances of Tim Cosing in the Playtesters list.  Can we find a pattern in there?


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Search for TimCosings and select users (instead on content).


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What if the last expansion represents an alternate timeline and comes with the characters from Quando Ahora? Or maybe it includes rules for moving cards amongst decks?


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Tim Cosing....Time Closing?


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dpt wrote:

I thought to replace "replaceme" with something else:http://sentinelsofthemultiverse.greaterthangames.com/itscoming

 

If you look at the source for this page, it has the following comment embedded:

 

<!--124185-->


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arenson9 wrote:

 

dpt wrote:
I thought to replace "replaceme" with something else:http://sentinelsofthemultiverse.greaterthangames.com/itscoming

 

 If you look at the source for this page, it has the following comment embedded: 

<!--124185-->

 

The title of the tab I opened it in is also "beginning" no caps or anything


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124185 shows up in the middle of the fifth line, after the fifth word.


Hi. My name's Andy. Feel free to call me Andy, since, ya know, that's my name. (he/him/his)

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Also, note that 124185 is in the current range of comment numbers. Let's see if we can figure out what comment is 124185 on the forums ...


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arenson9 wrote:

Also, note that 124185 is in the current range of comment numbers. Let's see if we can figure out what comment is 124185 on the forums ...

 

Hmmm ... doesn't seem related, though it _is_ suspiciously by MigrantP:

 

https://greaterthangames.com/comment/124185#comment-124185


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Powerhound_2000 wrote:

Also of note the original poster of this thread is a new forum member......who I don't think has posted anywhere else before.Edit: Corncakes is from Anchorage which is where the Scholar is from who is thought to be a nemesis of big bad in the last expansion. 

 

OP post was at 3:13pm today. TimCosing's Twitter account posted at 3:03pm.

https://twitter.com/TimCosing/status/691712949698826240

 

"You.

Find me"


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Pydro wrote:

Search for TimCosings and select users (instead on content).

 

TimCosing (timcosing@secrets.shh)


Hi. My name's Andy. Feel free to call me Andy, since, ya know, that's my name. (he/him/his)

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TimCosing also said to look for him in the rulebook.


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Two new tweets, just a few minutes ago:

 

Replace Me.

Flavor Text.


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Powerhound_2000 wrote:

 

dpt wrote:
... which is the same place you get to if you play three Mega Computers in the Video game.https://greaterthangames.com/forum/topic/intervene-8225

 

I tried this in the iPad version and did not get the same results so this must be Steam specific. 

 

FYI, I was playing the iPad version, latest Digital Sentinels version 1.6.2 when I got the Intervene screen after 3 Mega Computers in Megalopolis.

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Any flavor text that says "its coming"?

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Seems like the flavor text comment would mean we are looking for

" the worst part between what you see and what actually is, the only truth now. You shall not feel my bones The protection of the most awful future Indeed...You are not real."

as flavor text.

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I wonder if this has something to do with the Time-Crazed Prisoner. 

 

Flavor text from Time-Crazed Prisoner:

"No way out ... The lines point to it! It's all the same! It all counts! None of it counts! It will be here soon!" The mad ramblings echoed through the halls."

 

The text from http://sentinelsofthemultiverse.greaterthangames.com/itscoming:

 

"the worst part between what you see and what actually is, the only truth now. You shall not feel my bones The protection of the most awful future Indeed...You are not real."


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I have to stop this for tonight. Someone please solve this by morning so I'll be able to concentrate on work tomorrow.


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This makes me think of the Time-Crazed prisoner from The Block:

"No way out... The lines point to it! It's all the same! It ALL counts! NONE of it counts! It will be here soon!"

(emphasis mine, but that's how i would read it, if I was the character)

So, my current alpha bet is the time crazed prisoner somehow got out and is trying to contact us to warn us of the impending doom.  The crazed scrawlings fit, but they seem more prophetic, as if the prisoner got caught up in a ritual that turned him into an unwilling herald of the convergence of the multiverse.

EDIT:  clearly Arenson9 beat me to it =] https://greaterthangames.com/comment/124740#comment-124740


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What if one of the potential flavor texts is from one of the La Capitan's deck? After all, the comment from MigrantP that the "124185" points to mentions Spain. Or is that a Red Herring?


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