Playing Cards

Discussion in 'Archived Missions' started by CZRFeign, Aug 3, 2015.

  1. CZRFeign

    CZRFeign Active Agent

    [MOD EDIT]
    Agents have received playing cards on Monday August 3rd. A number has been found behind the stamp, so make sure to NOT throw your envelope.
    To keep track, please add your informations into this Google Doc : https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet...HhK_UxZ6g4msLO34knEdeKv1VQ/edit#gid=821516912
    You can also add your theories about the role of these cards/what code it could be into this Doc as well.
    These cards are probably related to the current Cascade 7 / Q6 mission, as all messages decrypted in Cascade 7 all had : “As a further security measure, the CROUPIERCODE has been disseminated manually to a select group of active agents. All further reports will be encoded with the CROUPIERKEY until system security is restored. “
    [END OF MOD EDIT]

    Hi Agents,

    I received two playing cards in the post this morning. Sent from Canada in a gift card envelope. The stamp is of Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park.
    The playing cards are of the Queen of Clubs and the Nine of Clubs. Nothing is out of place on the cards, and there are no anomalies on the reverse pattern.
    I'm posting this today as I'm away until Friday and will be unable to add more detail until then.

    Images attached:

    Card front.jpg
    Card rear.jpg
     
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  2. Zekh

    Zekh Dimensionaut

    It's your poker hand.
     
  3. dylanamite

    dylanamite Moderator

    Now I could understand if they sent you a Queen and a 6 after recent events, but I don't have any idea what these might be
     
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  4. Tutsie

    Tutsie Senior Agent

    "A croupier or dealer is someone appointed at a gambling table to assist in the conduct of the game, especially in the distribution of bets and payouts. Croupiers are typically employed by casinos."

    And the Cascade 7 messages decrypted all had : As a further security measure, the CROUPIERCODE has been disseminated manually to a select group of active agents. All further reports will be encoded with the CROUPIERKEY until system security is restored.

    Coincidence that we are receiving playing cards now, or is it the code/key?
     
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  5. Tutsie

    Tutsie Senior Agent

    Oh, I forgot:

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    My envelope was lime green and has a little rose embossed on the flap, although I don't think you can see it on the photograph. The backs of the cards are the same as above. :)
     
  6. Konmael

    Konmael Senior Agent

    Hi Agents,

    I received two playing cards in the post this morning. Sent from Canada in a gift card envelope. The stamp is of The Rideau Canal / Le canal rideau (on).
    The playing cards are of the Jack of Clubs (Lancelot) and the Five of Clubs. Nothing is out of place on the cards, and there are no anomalies on the reverse pattern.
    The envelope has an embossed flower, but this does not seem significant.

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    there is a number written behind the stamp : 5
     
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  7. Tutsie

    Tutsie Senior Agent

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  8. Priathic

    Priathic Senior Agent

    Could be that we're going to use a Pontifex Cipher (aka Solitaire Cipher) which was in Neal Stephenson's book 'Cryptonomicon' (worth reading if you haven't), although I suppose we would need to know the order of the cards... just pure speculation at this point I suppose:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solitaire_(cipher)
     
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  9. Tutsie

    Tutsie Senior Agent

    I had the same thought (well by thought I mean I stumbled across it when looking in to playing card codes!), I added the wiki link above and also the appendix of "Cryptonomicon" to the google doc on the Mission tab. :)
     
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  10. Ohforf

    Ohforf Active Agent

    Worth checking the cards and/or envelope with a UV light?
     
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  11. ChilePete

    ChilePete Guest

    Careful about doing that, I had added more info to a thread yesterday, which then lead to Dylan updating his post with my info, only for a mod to then delete my post without warning and claim I was posting duplicates :/
     
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  12. dylanamite

    dylanamite Moderator

    Yeah sorry about that!
    Anyway I shall check to see if I have anything waiting for me when I arrive home.
    Tutsie's idea about the croupier may well be right.
     
  13. Kle

    Kle Senior Agent

    I received a 4 & 6 of hearts. Same envelope and stamp. Will post images when able.
     
  14. 4tre

    4tre Senior Agent

    Hi! I also got a package today.

    My enveloppe is lime and there is also a rose on it. I don't recognize the stamp, may be the Rockies.

    I got a Jack and a 9 of spades.
     

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  15. 4tre

    4tre Senior Agent

    When I removed the stamp, I found a #3 behind it... may be worth it to look into it!
     

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  16. Tutsie

    Tutsie Senior Agent

    Ahh, I just peeled my stamp off to reveal a 4 :)

    Nice job!
     
  17. Silverfox

    Silverfox Senior Agent

    That was some great thinking.
     
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  18. dylanamite

    dylanamite Moderator

    So I guess 4tres cards are third in the code and Tutsie's are 4th
     
  19. Tutsie

    Tutsie Senior Agent

    I believe so! What I think that does mean though, is that there will be too many possible variables for the Solitaire Code (perhaps Priathic can confirm though - I've only learned about it today). From what I can tell about that, we need to know the exact order of the cards. And whilst we know what order they should be due to the hidden stamp messages, we each got 2 cards meaning there are 2 possible orders per set of cards. :( Which is a whole lot of potential combinations.
     
  20. Obyrith

    Obyrith Senior Agent

    Hi i just recived some cards too ^_^
    bw cards 1.jpg bw cards 2.jpg bw card 3.jpg
     

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