This was my first MPC experience, even though I heard about them years ago. I have a friend who has become a shut-in and I thought an MPC package would delight his towering intellect. Before I sent him one, however, I thought I should test one out.
I have been a horror fan for decades and read Chamber's "The Yellow Sign" the first time in college, so this was a very tempting adventure. When MPC offered a March Monday Madness Sale with the relics from the now out-of-stock "Yellow Sign" combined with the "Hastur" experience, well, had to do it. I am so glad I did.
I will say, as a warning to other first timers, if I didn't know that this was an entertainment, I probably would have tossed the initial mailing out as junk mail - and you NEED something in that envelope! That tells me that I should at least let my friend know to expect something - unusual - in the post soon. (If he signs up to a Nigerian Prince's bank account scam because of this, I will be sooo embarrassed)
I won't be repetitive, you've heard it before: Quality - AMAZING, Details - UNBELIEVABLE, etc.
The puzzles were challenging, and some took me several tries before I had the "Ah Ha!" moment (which made them all the more enjoyable). My advise, READ THE DOCUMENTS CAREFULLY AND REPEATEDLY. It's all there waiting to be found. Sometime it just takes a few additional readings to see the clue. And don't ignore the "fluff" around the edges of the pages. Sometimes even an ad can give a clue.
I did go beyond the…