The story will, in the style of the Professor Layton video games, be a game spanning multiple puzzles. Each puzzle will be worth a set amount of picarats, from 10 for the easiest puzzles to over 100 for the hardest, to be earned upon correctly solving the puzzle.
Everybody will be solving these puzzles and submitting answers together. An incorrect answer to any puzzle will decrease the number of picarats available to earn. Generally the award will stop decreasing after three incorrect guesses, but for some questions it may be more.
There will be a chatroom dedicated to discussing possible answers. Anything said in there will not count toward a correct or incorrect answer. If you wish to officially submit an answer, post an answer on the thread of the question.
Be careful with your answers, as if you make a mistake, it will also affect everybody else playing the game. Only answers with a score of at least 1 will be considered, so if you make a mistake, do not be afraid that you've done anything bad yet – simply delete your answer and keep thinking.
After each incorrect guess, I will provide a hint, up to three total. These hints will reveal more and more about the puzzle as they keep going.