IFS Portal Hunt Puzzle Solving Template

oscarc1oscarc1 ✭✭✭✭

Hi all,

Last month's IFS passcode puzzle was a lot of fun, where we had to locate portals and plot the points on a map to determine which character each column of portal photos represented.

To make things quicker, easier and more efficient in solving the puzzle, I put together a Google Sheet that can be used to allow all your FS attendees to collaborate on the sheet and locate portals.

As portals are found, the intel URL is added and there is a special graph that will plot the points to allow users to see what the character is. As the information is filled in, it will automatically populate the passcode.

There are also some stats to see who has discovered the most portals.

The intention of the Sheet is to encourage FS attendees to work together on identifying the portals, the hard work of figuring out the character and everything else is all set up and made to be as simple as possible.

Feel free to use the template for your FS event. Just make a copy of it and follow the instructions.

Special thanks to Dazzlebot2000, jimsug and GenElectrik for their contributions.

Here is an example of how it looks:

(Assuming we get the same puzzle again, which hopefully we do as it was a lot of fun!)


  • Great job. The sheet saves a lot of work. So one participant can solve the challenge in the shortest time. I'm just afraid that this will take away the fun of the challenge.

  • oscarc1oscarc1 ✭✭✭✭

    The fun of the challenge is to still find the portals, this just helps automate everything else :)

  • IshiraIshira ✭✭✭✭

    Really hope you guys like this months challenge. Looking forward to watching everyone figure this out!

  • photofitzphotofitz ✭✭

    This is great. After a while, the challenge felt more like work than fun. This will really help to keep the energy levels up!

  • NaruwasherNaruwasher ✭✭✭

    This is amazing! Thank you for doing this and I look forward to putting it to test during July’s FS decode.

  • Brilliant

  • Great work! Thank you for helping.

  • This is excellent work, thank you for helping the local groups globally. :)

  • Elf4musseElf4musse ✭✭

    Thank you, it's really good!

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