For the past few years I have tried with limited success, to see what old friends from 10-20 years ago are doing. Now with all the classmates, myspace & facebook dot coms out there it has been easier than ever to find them, and with our local supreme court online, a lot of details too. I have not contacted any of them yet because I thought it would be fun to make a type of online game out of it. Maybe a Guess Who/20 Questions/Clue type of game.
Maybe I could start out with a blank facebook page & make a form letter/email to invite them as friends letting them know that they all have something/someone in common (as some don’t know each other) & get them talking to each other to try & figure out who this is. If done as a 20 question scenario, maybe I could post an image/hint with each answer I provide. But with an incorrect guess I could maybe drag out a skeleton from the closet of the incorrect guesser & post it instead. Just to make it interesting. (bwaahahaha) Not even necessarily a skeleton, maybe just something I found online about them that they didn’t know somebody 10 or 20 years ago knew about. (Current spouses’ middle name) stuff like that, that would throw them off the trail & make them think it was someone closer to them.
I also was thinking about setting them all up a facebook account (separate from the ones they already have) with names like professor plum, miss scarlet etc… Complete with a new email account & clues in there bio page, & go ahead & establish them as friends with each other.
I figured I would have a dinner party for them when they figured it out, or if they didn’t maybe invite them to a Who Done It/Clue type party, where during the course of the evening the host would be revealed, maybe a costume party?
I was fairly close to these friends in the past, & some (but not all) shared the same creative if not warped sense of humor I have. I only have one shot at this so what I was wondering is:
1: Any ideas/suggestions on how the game should be played?
2: How much if any information can they find out from a generic free email account?
(If one of them is geeky enough to track down an IP address how hard would it be for them to associate that to mystery person & the game be over.)
3: And most importantly does this sound like fun or is it just plain creepy?
Thanks in advance for any & all input you might have.