Confusing, Potential Endgame ARG Clues

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If you’re having trouble with the Endgame ARG, we’re offering a few tidbits below to help you over that initial hump. Future posts like this might have a special, secret tag, so keep an eye out. 😉

Endgame: The CallingOh, and while you’re at it, don’t forget to buy Endgame: The Calling if you don’t have it yet (link is here.) It might also be helpful to check that listing’s Amazon reviews and any discussions that might take place. You never know when someone might post something useful there!

OK, so essentially, the book is FULL of weblinks that may or may not be helpful in your search for $500k. But a few people have solved one of the first puzzles (or so they say — can you trust everything you read on the Internet?)

To help get you started, so you don’t get discouraged & give up, look for a website associated with El 12 12 12. A quick Google search showed us that this is pretty important to the game! We know 12/12/12 was one of the supposed dates that the world was going to end, according to the Mayans (who one of the ancient bloodlines, the Olmecs, are connected to.) And El is another word for God. So there’s a lot of mythology in this series.

When you find the right website, you’ll have to hunt for a password. Don’t be fooled – this isn’t easy! A few things that might help… Look for the question associated with the website. The answer to this question will help you find the password. You might have to hunt around YouTube for videos related to the website. Is anything said in the video that could relate to the website’s question?

Yes, this is all a little vague – but that’s part of the fun. Don’t give up! I got into the website, but don’t know if it’s a red herring or the real thing.

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      1. Hi I am super confused on how to find this phrase everyone keeps talking about. I know the website to enter it on, but i cant find the phrase on the cover…
        Little help please??

    1. I really don’t know how to find the password…
      I’m searching on the cover of the book since yesterday, but I can’t find the password…
      Please help me!

          1. Same I don’t understand what TBOts is, and should I be looking on the cover or the poem?

    1. That’s a really good point! I definitely could have worded that better. A better way to think of it is, “WHO wasn’t crazy but is correct?” Is there a YouTube video where they talk about this? (NOT a Stella video.)

      I provided a good tip about this at the very end of my 2nd email — if you sign up for the email newsletter, you’ll get it in a day. Want help sooner, contact me on here and I’ll send you more info. 🙂

      1. Hi again, I think i know who is the who and im investigating about their prophecies, maybe the sixth but i cant find anything on youtube. Its really hard but ill continúe searching 🙂

  1. Hi ! I’m french and I just finish to read the french book version and I try to find the pw for the website…
    I read these replies but I don’t understand if a clu is in the video of “El” (18min). I listen but, not have a very good level for understand all of what I hear… :/
    So where can I search to find this pw ?
    (WHO wasn’t crazy but is correct? I think the Mayas or Players but don’t work..)

          1. but is it the word it self that is “case sensitive”, or the spelling of it? I am not a native speaker so I am a bit confused here 🙂

          2. Oh! Sorry. 🙂 The word itself is not “case sensitive.” I just mean that the word should be all lower case, no capitalized letters. Write me via the contact page here if you need more specific help! 🙂

    1. You’re not stupid! This particular puzzle is just tougher for you, but you may find other ones easier. Feel free to send me an email through the contact form on here. 🙂

  2. ¡Hola! Llevo muchos días intentando descubrir la contraseña del enigma 12 12 12, he probado todo, todas las cosas que se me ocurrían a raíz del vídeo, algunas relacionadas con las pistas que has dejado en otros comentarios, pero no acabo de saber la respuesta! No entiendo lo que dijiste del titulo de la pg web, me lio mas aún… Por favor, dame alguna pista!! Gracias 🙂

  3. ¡Hola! Llevo varios días pensando en la respuesta al enigma de 12 12 12 y no la encuentro! He leído todos tus comentarios y la verdad es que me han hecho pensar más pero por muchas soluciones que se me han ocurrido en relación al vídeo o a los mayas, ninguna es correcta…además no entiendo mucho lo que quisiste decir con el título de la pg. web… ¿Me puedes dar alguna pista? Gracias!! 🙂

    1. Hi! The passphrase I know is in English. I’m not sure if there’s a Spanish version, but I haven’t heard of one. Anyone else reading this wanna chime in? Contact me if you want more tips. 🙂

  4. Stunned… The clue is in the cover of the book??? Is a password or a passphrase?? I think I’m gone mad…

    Cheers from Brazil

          1. Hmmm… Send me a message through the contact form at the top of the page. I’ll see how I can help! And remember — no caps.

    1. Congrats on finding the password! 🙂 The next steps just take some time, from what I can tell so far. You’ll need to read through the comments and look at associated websites. Have you solved the puzzles in the book?

    1. Congrats on finding the password! The next steps just take some time, from what I can tell so far. You’ll need to read through the comments and look at associated websites. Have you solved the puzzles in the book?

  5. i find the pass for the el121212 and i solve some puzzles from the book , but i dont know where to put my answers from those puzzles i solve . help me please … i am very disappointment that i find so many thinks and i didn t open yet the first section in keplerfuturistic room.

  6. I’ve found the password and I read above that I have to solve the puzzles in the book.
    When you say puzzles you mean the dark pages ? or something else ?

  7. I need help to solve this. The puzzles between chapters some are easy, other are complicated (origami) but the El 121212 is kinda weird, plz help.

  8. Hi! I am totally lost on finding the answer to the El 121212… It may be on the cover, but my cover has words in both Spanish and English, could it be in Spanish?

      1. Apart from this, does the El video something to do with the answer?? I don’t know if many people tried to see it but it is quite weird…

        1. It is SUPER weird. A lot of those videos are creepy. I haven’t seen any other big connections with the video, but I could be wrong.

  9. Hi there! Could you tell me what should I do after I find the right passphrase of ‘el 12 12 12’, I have read the comments closely but I didn’t find anything. What should I do now?

  10. hi.Could you please help me with the EL121212 password.I’ve tried something that i think is on the cover page but didn;t work!Do i have to write it in my language?

    1. I think it’s just in English, but I could honestly be wrong about that because I haven’t tried it in another language.

  11. Bonjour,

    Je ne parle pas anglais alors très difficile pour moi cette énigme.
    Je regarde sur la couverture du livre mais c’est en français dessus alors si le mot de passe est en anglais je sais pas comment je vais faire.
    Quelqu’un peut m’aider un peut?

    1. Hmm… I’m not sure if it’s on the ebook cover. You can check out the photo on Amazon for Endgame: The Calling — you can see all the words on the book cover on that photo

      1. Yes, i read the book cover but i still dont know what i am searching for^^ I have a hypothesis about the the password but didnt find the real pw, if you know what i mean 🙂
        PS: I am german so my english isnt perfect

        1. Send me a message through the contact form at the top of the page if you’re still trying to figure this out. I was sick for a week, so I’m just getting caught up.

  12. Salve sono Italiana e ho scoperto ieri l esistenza di questo gioco libro. Sono riuscita ad entrare nella stanza di keplerfuturistics ma poi non riesco prorpio a capire cosa devo fare con quel piedistallo la porta….da quello che ho capito bisogna trovare il sito El 12 12 12 ma io proprio non ci riesco (anche perché ho 14 anni e non sono esperta di enigmi) vi pregi aiutatemiii

  13. Hi , so i’ french and i can’t find the solution on my book cover. I don’t understand how i can message you and I don’t even know if i will be able to see your answer for this question… so can you just email me or can i just refresh this page… Oh y god i’ so confused and i’ new to this endgame thing and I need help to get started !!! thank you!!

  14. I’m absolutely lost, I bought the book the other day and I have no idea where to start… What’s the first thing I should do?

        1. The ones in the book? You definitely want to visit those! Also, try to solve some of the puzzles in the book and see where they lead you.

  15. Hey , i can’t find the password of el121212.
    I have read the comments and I know that’s on the cover.
    I am confused and I need some help

      1. Congratulations! 🙂 Look through the comments (particularly the older ones), follow where the websites leave, maybe contact some people on the sites. It’ll be an interesting journey for you!

  16. Hi! I’m Spanish and I don’t know what to do. I need to find the password of el121212, I know that the password is written in write on book cover and that it has five words.
    But is it in Spanish or English? Is the password with spaces? Please I need some help.

    PS: Sorry for my English.

    1. Well, I’m not sure if they have a Spanish version of the password or not. But I can tell you that the one I used is in English. It’s five words, all lower case, no spaces.

  17. bonjour,
    je suis sur l’énigme de el 12 12 12, j’ai vu la video, fais multiples recherche, lu en long en large et en travers la couverture du livre mais je ne trouve pas ce mot de passe, sil vous plait un peu d’aide serait la bien venue!!!!

  18. Hello!
    I can’t open page( I use Google Chrome on Windows 7. I’ve got problem witch WebGL and 3D and I can’t register in this page. In statute was write” if you want to take part in the comprtitions, You mast register in I from Poland.

    1. Did you check out the post about kepler futuristics not working? if you’re still having problems, that post might help you

  19. I’ve tryed to understand how to find the password of “el121212” but i don’t have idea. Anyone can help me? I’m spanish and my english is not very good.. sorry for that

  20. I feel so silly… I had the password for hours but couldn’t get it. Here’s my hint so that hopefully you won’t second guess when you actually have the password correct like I did: make sure you have the full phrase, don’t forget a word…

  21. Hey, i’m from Argentina and some words on my cover are in spanish, so i don’t know if tbots it’s something in english or in spanish on my cover.
    I’M DYING.D:

    1. im from austria and the words are in german… but not all, some r in english. the words u need r written in english! 😉

  22. Hi, Just a small question.. i know the password for the el121212 site, because i read it somewhere, but actually i would like to know how to come to this password? I don’t get where this answer comes from… yes it comes from the cover, but where in the book is a hint that you should take a closer look at the cover? 🙂

  23. Has anyone decoded the first set of morse code by AN LIU pages 51,52? I have figured out the first 4 words, but the last bit doesn’t make and sense. I have heard it is supposed to be a URL, but I just can’t figure it out.

  24. somebody spoiled the password of the 12 12 12 puzzle 🙁 but i still try to figure out how to get it…i know its on the book cover, but where does it say, it is on the book cover?

    1. Hey, it never says specifically that the answer can be found on the book cover. I think people just kind of stumbled onto it while looking for clues. And like others said, there’s a YouTube video too I think. The 121212 website is one of the websites listed at the end of the book.

  25. so…theyre not crazy, they’re correct refers to the youtube video??? and that tells u the answer? i don’t get it, cause i have the answer (somebody spoilered…) but i don’t know how to get it by myself… 🙁

  26. i dont understand how to find the answer (TBOTS)… i know theres a youtube video wich tells us el means god… and 12 12 12 is apparently the date where the world should’ve enden (according to the maya) but actually it was 21.12.12… yeah i get that. and now… i googled everything that has to do with this, but i can’t find the answer… please help me 🙁

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