A Mountain, But Not a River

We continue to add more Chicago dates for our popular escape-room-in-a-box, Creatures on the Loose!.
The Mystery League
A Mountain, But Not a River
By The Mystery League • Issue #13
We continue to add more Chicago dates for our popular escape-room-in-a-box, Creatures on the Loose!. Currently there are three events in March you can buy tickets for. I’d love to bring the game to another city for a weekend; if you want us to come to where you live, let me know.
In other exciting news, I’ll be teaching a course at University of Chicago this spring on puzzle design. A team there is building an ARG for new students this fall, and my class will help build puzzles for that event. If you are a U of C student or know of any, there’s an info session on March 9th.
Finally, here is your puzzle of the week: What mountain’s name, when anagrammed, is not the name of river in Africa?

The Puzzle Keyring by Richard Malena —Kickstarter
This is a fun project. Get a keyring of cards that explain and help you with some common methods of decryption.
Recent Paper Decent Puzzle
My favorite recent podcast discovery is Recent Paper / Decent Puzzle, in which Dan Riskin distills a recent scientific discovery via a short explanation, then follows it with a tough but gettable brain teaser. Best part: each episode is under 15 minutes.
Red Bull Mind Gamers Design Blog 1:  History of Escape Rooms
Apparently there’s an Escape Room Championship in March. This is the first video blog on the making of the rooms.
Puzzled Pint: Valentine's Day
Puzzled Pint is tonight in over 30 cities worldwide. The theme is Valentine’s Day. Follow the link to find your location.
Room Escape Artist's 2016 Golden Lock-In Awards
My friends David and Lisa Spira reviewed 152 room escapes games in 2016. Here is their list of the 13 rooms they wish they could play again. 
The Mystery League (@mysteryleague) on Instagram
Hey look, I joined the modern day and got me an Instagram.
Solution to previous puzzle
FCVANPU -> PUVA-HCF
From Dispatch #12. Decrypt at rot13.com.
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