Horror Starter Deck
Deck name: Horror Starter Deck
Lead artist: Daniel Hincapie
Puzzle Status: Solved
The Horror Starter Deck is one of two decks in The Disappearance of Natalie Neil, Part II.
This starter deck was inspired by iconic monsters and horrible creatures throughout history. The Heroes that lurk in the heart of the Horror deck live up to their name. This deck utilizes the fear of the unknown. The Hero you play at the beginning of the turn, may not be the Hero in play at the end of your turn.
The order of operations and mirrors are especially important here.
The Horror Starter Deck is an alphabetical illustration-based long-form mathematics puzzle that uses numbers hidden in the art of each card in conjunction with the mathematical symbols in the puzzle code of each card to create a formula.
However, there are two components of this deck that make this puzzle one of Dinn’s hardest to date. The first is that the player must correctly deduce that the puzzle utilizes the order of operations in conjunction with an alphabetized list of cards, which although simple, adds a level of complexity when not expecting it.
The second is the “Magic Mirror” card. This card is utilized as a hint to the player that they should reverse the entire formula to arrive at the correct answer.
If the player correctly identifies these two elements, the solution to the formula is “1,539”. In conjunction with the “.rocks” top-level domain will result in “1339.rocks” which redirects the player to “whmining.com“.
This website is the public face of the Whitehill Mining Corporation and one of the many keys to the disappearance of Natalie Neil.
This puzzle was first solved by Colin U. on February 3, 2021.