Welcome to ae27ff. Since April 2015, this website has served as a set of levels that simulate challenges and puzzles that one may encounter during an ARG (Alternate Reality Game) including simple ciphers, steganography, different types of encodings, and familiarity with internet resources. Each level consists of some text, images, data, or files that is intended to lead you to the next page with some amount of investigation. The difficulty of the levels begins very easily but gradually builds on different tricks, hiding places, and ways of thinking about information. The idea behind ae27ff comes from my involvement in several ARGs and an admiration for the atmosphere of the Python Challenge level design. Some additional inspiration is thanks in part to Revolution Elite and Enigma Group. NOTE: These puzzles are *NOT* associated with OTP22 or Cicada.