Thursday, 27 August 2009


The Duck has ducked off until next Tuesday. No new ducks until then....

Wednesday, 26 August 2009

Forums on their way

To encourage a community of self-help and duck debate, the duck forums will soon be arriving on the site. The Duck has built these himself (yes the Duck is male), so they will be basic in functionality.

Another Maestro trail duck to be added tomorrow, before the Duck heads off to our Northern neighbour for some Bank Holiday weekend moisture (yes the Duck lives in Britain).

Time for the Duck to drink a beer.

Monday, 24 August 2009

Back from the Land O' Sheep

The Duck is back. Bruised, battered and torn; but back.

As a tribute to our impoverished Western neighbours today I launch the start of the Musical Maestro Trail (MMT). Wales created the greatest living beast of all time: Tom Jones. The MMT will be an ever-extending series of similarly blessed tunesters.

If you've solved Stevie Duck the trail is open for you........

Thursday, 20 August 2009


No new ducks for a few days as the Duck is off to the land of leeks. However, the Spice Route was launched yesterday and a selection of user avatars are also now available (in My Profile section).

Some elusive "Invalid Viewstate" issues to resolve next week as well as some new challenging ducks.....

Sunday, 16 August 2009

Dame Edna Duck

You may be here looking for Dame Edna Duck. If so, you've found her: Dame Edna Duck

Friday, 14 August 2009

New Locking Functionality Being Tested

Well the Duck has built the new locking functionality and is currently testing it. It will be uploaded over the weekend. At which point I can reduce the number of ducks upon initial visit to the website (as well as ensuring they are all easy enough to get people going). Each duck solved will then unlock one or more other ducks of varying degrees of difficulty.

I think you get the idea......

Next thing to build will be the option for hunters to select their own avatar (rather than having to upload their own picture).

Thursday, 13 August 2009

Proposed Changes

Initial testing feedback has been mixed. Some are enjoying it and are hooked, others are finding it a little hard to get into. The Duck has decided therefore to implement some duck linking functionality. All new ducks released onto the site will be classed as easy. Completion of these easy ducks may then unlock another, harder duck. This harder duck then may unlock another duck etc.

The idea is that new visitors will mainly see easy ducks and by the time they are presented with harder ducks they will already be into the game...

Monday, 10 August 2009

Quacks away.

The website is now up on the ether. It's early days with just a few Alpha testers checking out the mallards.

There are currently seven ducks that have been rather hastily embedded out there. The intention is to add to these with some better and more entertaining clues. All suggestions welcome. I suspect I will need to add some kind of forum to enable hints to be provided. The spoiler is the evil to be avoided.

I may even use this blog as a means of providing hints. Ask me for a hint if you need it.....

The Duck.