PRE-GAME ACTIVITIES - SOLUTION
You'll notice that there are twenty links on the home page of the 420 game site, and each has a description. If you click on each of them, however, it seems that the descriptions don't match the sites to which they link..... so, re-arrange the descriptions so that they do match, and this is what you get:
And now the first letters of the descriptions spell "FOLLOWTHEWHITERABBIT"
Next, did you notice the four images at the bottom of the home page of the 420 game site? One of them is a white rabbit. Clicking on the white rabbit takes you to a page with three images from Alice in Wonderland, including another white rabbit. Clicking on the second white rabbit takes you to a page with a third white rabbit (exactly like the second rabbit). And clicking on the third white rabbit will bring up this dialog box (note the numbers, they will be useful later).
The dialog box itself tells you that the user name is "Guest" but what is the password? No idea at this point! However, if you click on "Cancel" or just hit the Escape key, you'll get the following error page (click on it to see it full-size, then you'll be able to read what it says).
This error message references tatami.cs.berkeley.edu. Try typing in http://tatami.cs.berkeley.edu as the URL. When you do, you'll see the following message:
"Hello adventurers, Clearly, you have a superior ability to see that which is not obvious. We will need teams like yours to complete a task of great import to the human race. If you are one of the teams chosen to join us on 4/20, heed the following:
-Knowledge of japanese character sets will be useful. Keep any references on this subject with you at ALL times.
-Passwords can have spaces in them.
Another way to get to this hidden page is to type in the numbers in the password dialog box above, because they're clearly an IP address. Try typing in http://18.104.22.168 and you'll see that it leads to the same location and the same information.
OK, one item down, two to go.
"Passwords can have spaces in them".... at this point you don't have a password, but you do have the phrase "FOLLOWTHEWHITERABBIT" - maybe the instructions were also the password? Try typing "FOLLOW THE WHITE RABBIT" as the dialog box password - with spaces. This works! And it will bring up a page containing this information:
"Hello adventurers, Clearly, you have a superior ability to see that which is not obvious. We will need teams like yours to complete a task of great import to the human race. If you are one of the teams chosen to join us on 4/20, heed the following. There is a network of transportation within the construct we call the city of San Francisco. Know it well and keep it with you at ALL times.
The Recruiters "
OK, SF Muni map. Check.
Two items down, one to go.
The third item was shared with the group by Snitcheroo of team Devil's Dick (formerly known as D.O.L.E.A.C.).
After teams were notified that they had been accepted into the 420 game, GC sent us word that we should look at the training page. If you go to the training page and right click on it, then hit "View Source" and search for comments (which always begin with <!--), you'll see a number of empty comment tags that look like this: <!--> Write down the first letter of each word that follows each comments tag, and you'll have D E E P E R M E A N I N G D O T H T M L. If you go to the deepermeaning page you'll see the following:
12; 24; 34; 35; 13; 51; 32; 11; 43; 44
Here's a hint to decoding these numbers, courtesy of Team DOH! Boys:
In other words, 12 = the first row, second letter, 24 = the second row, fourth letter, etc etc.
And the answer is: B I N O C U L A R S