# My Mystery Cache stage passes near a traditional

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I am building a multi-stage mystery cache. Basically you have a math problem to solve to get to the first clue then each micro cache will have a coord for the next until the finale. Looking at the maps I see there is one traditional along the route but I believe its far enough away from the finale cache and the nearest clue to not be confused.

Is there a problem doing this?

If all of the physical stages are more than .1 mile away from the traditional, you can do it.

Edited by Puppy Dawg

I am building a multi-stage mystery cache. Basically you have a math problem to solve to get to the first clue then each micro cache will have a coord for the next until the finale. Looking at the maps I see there is one traditional along the route but I believe its far enough away from the finale cache and the nearest clue to not be confused.

Is there a problem doing this?

You could also just make the stage that comes near to the traditional cache a "non-physical stage," to which the rules do not apply. Technically, the stage would need to be non-physical, but if the previous physical stage gives instructions to look for a container at the next coords, despite the fact that it SAYS it's a non-physical, it could serve as a "work around."

However, I don't know how ethical this is considered to be. It's merely a way to make it work in the event that you can't just make your physical stage a non-physical one.

I am building a multi-stage mystery cache. Basically you have a math problem to solve to get to the first clue then each micro cache will have a coord for the next until the finale. Looking at the maps I see there is one traditional along the route but I believe its far enough away from the finale cache and the nearest clue to not be confused.

Is there a problem doing this?

Funny, I had a cache virtually identical it style to what you're proposing to place. Only problem is, it only got two visitors and the none for 4 months. It wasn't that it wasn't accessible because it was right next to a highway. After asking for advice on the forums, I got rid of the stages and posted the puzzle on the page. Now it's got a lot more visits. Here is the link to the aformentioned cache: Mysterious I-35 TB & Geocoin Pit Stop

As to placement distance, you need to make sure that the stages are place at least .10 of a mile apart from another stage and/or another cache. Good luck on your placement!

Thanks..looks like a I need to re-work this one a bit.

You could also just make the stage that comes near to the traditional cache a "non-physical stage," to which the rules do not apply. Technically, the stage would need to be non-physical, but if the previous physical stage gives instructions to look for a container at the next coords, despite the fact that it SAYS it's a non-physical, it could serve as a "work around."

However, I don't know how ethical this is considered to be. It's merely a way to make it work in the event that you can't just make your physical stage a non-physical one.

Eventually a reviewer (or a friend of a reviewer) will find that cache and the owner will discover that there's a work-around for that work-around:

You could also just make the stage that comes near to the traditional cache a "non-physical stage," to which the rules do not apply. Technically, the stage would need to be non-physical, but if the previous physical stage gives instructions to look for a container at the next coords, despite the fact that it SAYS it's a non-physical, it could serve as a "work around."

However, I don't know how ethical this is considered to be. It's merely a way to make it work in the event that you can't just make your physical stage a non-physical one.

Eventually a reviewer (or a friend of a reviewer) will find that cache and the owner will discover that there's a work-around for that work-around:

Point taken. That's why I tried to be clear that it was merely a work-around, and not valid, and that to be consistent with guidelines, it's best to make the stage actually non-physical as to not to violate the 528 rule.

I am a friend to the reviewer, or try to be. :-)

Please keep in mind that I'm not trying to discourage you. You might have an entirely different experience than I had. I just wanted to show you what might happen. Good luck!

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