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Humanitarian Crisis
era group score: 20018
total group score: 66546
total players: 103

Tasks / The Things We Bury For Our Friends

Bury something. Contact another player that you don't know in real life and give them instructions on where to dig it up. Your instructions can be either straight-forward or cryptic.

When you contact them you should also invite them as a collaborator on the task.

2 to 4 players
30 points
Level 2
In the zone of: Humanitarian Crisis

Terms: dig, secret, clues, dirt, message, instructions, earth, collaboration, rules, bury, friend, stranger

26 completed :: 51 in progress
Interested in collaborating on this: (no one yet!)


a tale of woe: +2
posted by mella hyperborea on March 23rd, 2006 4:57 PM

I've been stalled for days because I've signed up for this task, buried a lovely gift, and no one will dig. It's buried and waiting, and I cannot add another task until it's done. Beware the digging task my friends, beware.

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posted by Coreopsis Major Bloden Melen on January 28th, 2008 6:00 PM

Here's the deal: I'm near Springfield, MA, USA. I am happy to bury something within a 90 minute radius from me, or in places I frequent when I visit Boston or the New Haven County/ Fairfield county/ NYC area, though it may be a while before I go to each of those places again. Message me and we'll get to plotting!

English Burial
posted by Ben Whitehouse on January 31st, 2008 1:16 AM

Anyone want to bury something in England for me to find?

I played perplexcity and was totally willing to dig something up miles away from where I live.

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posted by Tøm on January 31st, 2008 6:23 AM

I can bury something in GY.

Fancy that trip?

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posted by heather galaxy on April 7th, 2008 5:17 PM

I can bury something in DC or in Edinburgh.

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posted by Flea on April 17th, 2008 1:57 PM


The only players in NI are all people I introduced to the game myself anyways!

Well, hopefully I'll get across the water sometime...

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posted by LSK on April 23rd, 2008 1:58 PM

I'm all for collaborating on this in Chicago, IL. I know we have a lot of sf0ers here...

I can have random people in Chi Town....
posted by Camel O'Rama on September 26th, 2009 8:56 PM

Bury things no questions asked.....

can mail it from seattle & have it buried there...

Five Years Later
posted by The Charlatan on February 16th, 2013 8:51 PM

I'm totally in Chicagoland.

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posted by *la nerdrice* on May 12th, 2008 9:31 AM

Austria, anyone? Hungary? Slovakia?
Are there any Central European players except for me and babe hawaii?

I wonder...
posted by JJason Recognition on June 21st, 2008 3:49 PM

How do we define real life? I mean, there are SF0 players that I have near constant contact with - they clearly don't count. But what about players I've met in person, but only occasionally? What about players that I've met, but only via skype? And why isn't SF0 real life, anyway?

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posted by susy derkins on June 21st, 2008 5:06 PM

We wish it were but is not. Yet.
Sucks, still.

posted by Robert Korsmo on September 19th, 2008 7:26 PM

Any MNZeroers want to collaborate with me on this?

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posted by Great President Dad on June 13th, 2011 12:08 AM

I live in Richfield. My transportation situation is... less than ideal. But I would love to collab on this with you!

Should I bury or should you?

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posted by teucer on November 13th, 2008 7:55 PM

Hey, it's back!

Which is cool. This is a Good Task.

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posted by Sombrero Guy on November 16th, 2008 1:31 PM

Well I'm in Norfolk over New Year, so if any of the GY0 players I've never met are interested, I'll find something to bury.

Alaska please!?
posted by Raizekiel Malbrandt on December 29th, 2008 10:05 PM

Anybody playing in AK that I don't know? I'd like to do this one.

posted by Cody Yordy on October 13th, 2009 7:20 PM

Depends on your city?

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posted by Miss Woof on January 3rd, 2009 1:02 AM

Anyone playing in Portland, OR?

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posted by JJason Recognition on January 3rd, 2009 9:45 AM

I'm in Portland, OR

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posted by Miss Woof on January 3rd, 2009 11:35 AM

Well, it seems we have a plan, then

I am in Seattle...
posted by Camel O'Rama on September 23rd, 2009 8:23 PM

anybody down with the Sea Town???

I'm in Sea Town....
posted by Camel O'Rama on September 26th, 2009 8:59 PM

Can have things buried in Oregon (Portland)

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posted by Poisøn Lake on September 27th, 2009 1:34 AM

I too am in Portland.

Hello PDX peoples ......
posted by Camel O'Rama on October 6th, 2009 8:13 AM

I have a plan to dominate the world.. hah ahh ahahha hah ...

no seriously ...

I am creating a way for you PDXers to complete two maybe three tasks at one time...

hee hee hee ha ha ...

OK - whoa crazy .... too early for typing - more coffeee pleeeaaaasssseeeee

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posted by Kyle Gillis on August 4th, 2009 6:41 AM

Any players in the ATL?

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posted by sPuNk on October 29th, 2009 7:09 PM

any one in charlotte, nc? i wanna bury somethin'!

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posted by Rather Dashing on January 19th, 2011 9:41 AM

me! me!

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posted by teucer on January 19th, 2011 1:20 PM

There are other people tasking in NC? Man, we should collaborate or something.

Unfortunately I'm a bit of a ways away from you guys, since I'm in the Triangle, but for something epic enough it's totally worth the drive.

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posted by APR dreamlands on January 19th, 2011 1:35 PM

This looks suspiciously like "drive" to me!

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posted by Squibbs on January 19th, 2011 6:35 PM

Indeed. Desist at once!

San Francisco
posted by Dr. Awkward on November 7th, 2009 11:29 PM

anyone in san francisco?

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posted by Leopard of the Blood Moon on December 12th, 2009 2:26 PM

I am near SF. Being in Fremont. So a shout to you and all whom are in the area. I'm willing to go for a nice dig.

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posted by Bex. on June 13th, 2011 9:44 AM

I am!

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posted by bgfinewmn on July 14th, 2010 4:29 PM

santa rosa!

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posted by Kate Saturday on August 12th, 2010 12:12 AM

San Jose. bay area folks let's parley.

Central Park
posted by Nat Mun on October 12th, 2010 6:32 PM

Hey folks! I recently went on a trip to New York and buried some treasure in Central Park. I'm having some trouble finding someone to go find it though!! Nooooo! If you're in the area, or going to be, let me know and I'll send you the map!

The treasure has been found!! Many thanks to twine and friends for their valiant search! Please take a look at our proof for the details! Thanks!


San Francisco
posted by Bamorsha Singh on January 18th, 2011 6:49 PM

I am very interested in doing this task and am in San Francisco. I'm willing to take bart out to places if needed.

Just message me when you find that inner courage to reach out to a complete stranger >_>

posted by The Hammer on May 19th, 2011 8:41 PM

I have such elaborate plans for this task! But I need three collaborators all of whom live in SF. It would be preferable if two of them did not know each other but did know the third. The third would be the one to contact me. The two others would remain unaware of their involvement for some time. Anyone interested? Snail mail is involved. And clues. And costumes.

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posted by Lincøln on May 19th, 2011 11:29 PM

There is a huge list of people who are Interested in collaborating on this up near the top of this page (some of whom are in SF).

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posted by Rrose Selevay on July 5th, 2012 11:28 AM

Anyone in SF want to collaborate?

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posted by Sam Archer on July 8th, 2012 6:20 PM

I have a pending completion of this so I don't think I'm allowed to sign up for it, but if you can't find anyone else, I'd love to go dig for treasure, and I don't think it'd really be cheating for me to L0 it and use a sockpuppet as the official collaborator. :D


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