This is a walkthrough for the ARG Lawn Games for Life. It was created in the hopes that other players just getting involved would not feel so lost and as fustrated as I have felt trying to navigate through this game. If you don't like that I give away all the secrets of this game, too bad. Stay in your little family forum and don't go sneaking off to this guide to steal points away from me. The wonder weasels will hunt you down and steal all your stuff if you do.
This guide is also in no way meant to take the place of sites such as Unfiction Forums or the Lawn Games for Life Forums. Oh who am I kidding? It is - in its own way. So far, this is the only site that gives the players all of the information without jumping through a million hoops. Now, I can't guarantee that this will always be up-to-date, but I do promise I will try my hardest, if only to foil the attempts of players to keep information secret in a misguided attempt to win a prize over everyone else. Just because you horde information and act upon it first does not mean you are worthy of material things above anyone else. I do have to say that Tucker in WIBS got things right when he sent out his Random Crappe (although, I am still sadden that I didn't get anything. Not that I was doing it for goodies, but he said I was gonna get something and I didn't. That's what makes me sad.)
All links to in-game sites will be posted in Purple.
All links to other sites, such as UF, will be posted in darker Green.
All broken links will be posted in Gray and fixed when an alternate link is available.
Links to unsolved puzzles will be in Red in the top menu and will be changed once the solution is known. Makes it easy to see what we are stuck on.
When you see this symbol: § it means that there is additional text available. Just click on it and the text should drop down below.
See? It works! How nifty is that? Ok, maybe not so nifty, but I like it.
The overall design of this guide is based upon the Cloudmakers Guide written by Adrian Hon. If it wasn't for this amazing guide, I never would have found ARGN, Unfiction or this ARG. This guide to the ARG The Beast is a must read for anyone interested in ARGs. I've also borrowed heavily from my previous guides to I Love Bees and Vaporlofts, so if you've read either of them, you should have no problems following along.
There is a session cookie on the guide. Its only purpose is to save your place when opening up the additional text, so if you surf away and come back, the text boxes should retain their open/shut state. Disabling cookies should not affect anything on the page and no information is passed on to me from the cookie.
I do welcome comments, especially if you find blatant errors such as typos, broken links, and site problems. However, please don't start emailing me going "Why haven't you put up such and such information/spec/whatnot?" or "When is this guide going to be updated?" While I will try to put up all hard information (i.e. things gathered directly from in-game sites), I will not be running wild with speculation. And I honestly have no idea when the guide will be updated. I only usually work on this a few hours a day, in between trying to catch up with all of the posts and the ideas swirling around on IRC. Just be patient. You'll see something eventually.
I'm sure my snarkiness in this guide will probably offened more people than usual. I'm not calling anyone out specifically in my rants, but if you've been around me for any length of time, you know I do like to voice my opinions. That's just what they are, opinions, and are not meant to be taken personally. Unless you really want to, that's fine by me. The fact that I have it in writing that Lou thinks that my voice is sexy on the ARG netcast will get me through whatever bad opinions anyone on the net has about me. This is why I love Lou (in a totally non-threatening way to whatever significant others he has in his life). So, if I have hurt your feelings, find someone to say that you have a sexy voice and I guarantee you'll stop thinking about me being mean to you.
If you do need to reach me, you have a few options. One is contacting me on irc.chat-solutions.org under the nick Rowan and/or nawoR. If I don't respond, it's because I'm not at the computer. You can also email me at Rowan.Lambelle on gmail. I'll try to get back to you, but I'm notorious for never returning emails. Just remember, it's not you, it's me.