Sentient Starter Deck

Deck Details

Deck name: Sentient Starter Deck
Lead artist: Daniel Hincapie
Puzzle Status: Solved

The Sentient Starter Deck is one of two decks in The Disappearance of Natalie Neil, Part I. 

This starter deck was inspired by the stories of the Knights of the Round Table and features heroes such as King Arthur, and Morgan le Fay. 

Puzzle Clues

The puzzle for this deck is inspired by the classic two-player wargame Battleship.


The Sentient Starter Deck puzzle utilizes an incomplete URL in the bottom of each card. To complete this URL, you must solve the deck’s puzzle.

If you imagine a 9X26 grid, where each card in the deck takes up two slots, you can arrange the cards to spell the missing numbers and letters of the domain.

The two hint cards in this deck are designed to introduce players to the concept of a grid-based puzzle. 

Scutum: This card depicts several card-like shields divided by an ornate line. Roman characters on the scutum in this illustration replicate how the cards in this puzzle operate. 

A Warship Emerges:  This card has a simple, but vague hint. The classic two-player wargame Battleship inspires the puzzle for the Sentient Starter Deck. The illustration on this card is an allusion to that game!

When the incomplete URL (GMWDKSG_____.COM) has the characters “3801H” added to it, you are presented with the completed URL (GMWDKSG3801H.COM) which forwards players to

This website is a blog written by the character Charlie Neil – and contains valuable information that will be used in further puzzles and story elements. We encourage all of our players to explore the website and learn more about the world of Dinn.


This puzzle was first solved by Colin U. on February 3, 2021.