The first Epic Puzzle (Epic Puzzle: Turn 1 Drinker) was a success, congratulations to Greylag (2 winning submissions), Ydnad (1 winning solution), and everyone else who entered (Vjjft and Josiah Fiscus). All of the answers submitted were significantly higher than I was expecting.
Due to the success and reception of the puzzle, I will be posting a 2nd puzzle on Monday 7/18 at 7pm CDT (starting time open to adjustment). There will be a few changes to the format that I will discuss at that time. (For example, sending me the solution privately when the numbers are posted so I can verify.)
The overall winner of that puzzle will receive the Sea Hydra play mat pictured below. Feel free to comment below with a time change request and/or questions. I will try to accommodate the most people possible for the start time.