13 Archetypes: Dreamer - Wrong Answers Only!

I'm trying to make a blog post, that covers this entire series.

I would love to know techniques that people tried, that led no where, or worse(better!) led somewhere that seemed promising, but wasn't.

So please, reply with how you attempted to solve Dreamer, Wrong answers only.


  • This one was pretty straightforward. I think the one that I had the worst rabbithole on was Listener.

  • NineBerryNineBerry ✭✭✭✭✭

    Trying to turn the narrow and wide bars into Morse code.

  • Reading the vertical code from the wrong end. Converting /all/ the number words to digits.

  • 0X00FF000X00FF00 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Attempting to do this puzzle on mobile-only. Could neither convert the red/green to black/white (in order to paste both halves together and hopefully paste into a tool, nor zoom into the graphics closely enough to distinguish the binary values. Also, having eventually collated both halves together, NO mobile qr app would give alphanumeric output. ALL free apps only output useless numeric results.

    Had to go strictly manual to decode this one.

  • I keep not taking my own advice and trying to use tools on these challenges when every time I end up doing it right I am somehow doing it manually.

  • somehow, I can't scan the barcode as whole,so i skip this one till about 4th challenge, Then I check each bits of from the picture with the one in wikipedia.. once i got the prefix, there's only 1 keyword that have connection with dream.. and the suffix is already well-known..


  • starwortstarwort ✭✭✭✭✭

    The only thing that went wrong with this for me was staring at the string of letters, replacing all the digits, and ending up without a sensible keyword. Of course, since this was the first one, I wasn't entirely sure what I ought to be looking for. It just so happened that one of the digits I replaced was in the keyword, thus rendering the keyword unreadable.

  • XJL310XJL310 ✭✭✭

    Pretty straightforward to me. The only confusing part is that I am not familiar with barcode at all. Spent a hour learning Code 39/128abc,etc. After I figured out it was Code 128, I started with wrong direction, got a "Reverse-start" but have no idea what does it mean.

  • At least this one eased us into the idea of the most important feature of the cleartext. Later puzzles would have been much harder without that.

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