2013 Rare Drops

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2013 Rare Drops
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Released 3 June 2013 - Update Unknown (edit)
End date 9 September 2013 - Update Unknown (edit)
Preceded by N/A
Succeeded by N/A

The 2013 Rare Drops were a series of events from 3 June until 9 September that were the first introduction of most holiday items in Old School RuneScape. The event primarily consisted of random item spawns around the world that would change each week to provide a different set of rewards. Later updates also included social media posts containing clues to the locations of the drops.

Throughout the event, it was stated by Mod Mat K that the holiday rewards would not be rare, because they would continue to be made available during their respective holidays in future years. Despite this, many of the tradeable holiday rewards were briefly very valuable in the first days following their drops.

Random spawns[edit | edit source]

During the event, rare items would spawn randomly around the world. Each item would be available for approximately one week before getting replaced by the next set of items. The item change would occur at 1am BST, usually on each Monday.

The items had approximately 100 fixed spawn locations across the entire map, and 1 would be active at a time. When the item was picked up, it would immediately spawn at one of the other locations. Only 1 player would be able to pick up a given spawn. When items were visible on the ground, there would be fireworks and firework sound effects playing, and there would not be a red dot on the minimap like a normal item.

When picking up tradeable items, a message would appear saying You have found a tradeable rare item. If you lose it, you will not be able to get a replacement.

For untradeable items, the message would instead say You have found an untradeable rare item. If you lose it, you can get it back from Diango. If the player had already obtained an untradeable item, the message would read You already have that item. You don't need another.

Spawn Items Start date End date
Scythe Scythe 3 June 10 June
Pumpkin Pumpkin 10 June 17 June
Red h'ween Mask Red halloween mask 17 June 24 June
Blue h'ween Mask Blue halloween mask
Green h'ween Mask Green halloween mask
Skeleton outfit Skeleton mask Skeleton shirt Skeleton leggings Skeleton gloves Skeleton boots 24 June 1 July
Jack lantern mask Jack lantern mask
Yo-yo Yo-yo 1 July 8 July
Red partyhat Red partyhat 4 July 14 July
Yellow partyhat Yellow partyhat
Blue partyhat Blue partyhat
Green partyhat Green partyhat
Purple partyhat Purple partyhat
White partyhat White partyhat
Bunny ears Bunny ears 14 July 21 July
Reindeer hat Reindeer hat
Easter egg Easter egg 21 July 28 July
Easter ring Easter ring 28 July 5 August
Marionette set Red marionette Green marionette Blue marionette
Santa hat Santa hat 5 August 12 August
Wintumber tree Wintumber tree
Rubber chicken Rubber chicken 12 August 19 August
Hats & scarves Bobble hat Bobble scarf Jester hat Jester scarf
Tri-jester hat Tri-jester scarf Woolly hat Woolly scarf
Disk of Returning Disk of returning 19 August 26 August
Chicken suit Chicken head Chicken wings Chicken legs Chicken feet
Zombie head Zombie head 26 August 2 September
Half full wine jug Half full wine jug
Christmas cracker Christmas cracker 2 September 9 September
War ship War ship

Partyhats were released 3 days early, making them available for a total of 10 days.

Easter egg hunt[edit | edit source]

Starting 23 July, an easter egg spawn would appear in a fixed location each day that could be picked up by multiple players. For each of the next 7 days, the egg would appear in a different location. Clues for the locations were posted on social media.

Easter eggs continued to be available during this week from the random spawns around the world.

Day Map Location
1 23 July Maplink Near the Tower of Life
2 24 July Maplink Tyras Camp
3 25 July Maplink Death Plateau
4 26 July Maplink Uzer
5 27 July Maplink Center of the Lava Maze (wilderness level 44)
6 28 July Unknown (edit) Khazari jungle south of shilo village, south-west next to skeleton remains where the saradomin wizard clue scroll is
7 29 July Maplink East house in Rimmington

Falador Party Room Santa hats[edit | edit source]

Beginning 5 August, santa hats were made available as drops from the Falador Party Room. By adding coins or various other holiday rewards to the chest, santa hats would be automatically added and be dropped by the party balloons. The number of santa hats depended on which items were added to the chest.

  • 100k Cash = 1 santa hat spawn
  • Easter egg = 3 santa hats spawn
  • Halloween mask = 4 santa hats spawn
  • Party hat = 5 santa hats spawn

The other items added to the chest would not be consumed, and would also be dropped in random party balloons. With cooperation, large numbers of santa hats could be obtained by putting the same holiday items in the chest repeatedly.

Santa hats continued to also be available during this week from the random spawns around the world.

Cracker Jack clue hunt[edit | edit source]

Each day from September 2nd to September 8th, clues were left on Old School RuneScape's official social media platforms that could be used to get a single Christmas cracker in game. Each day, at least two clues would be put out, usually on Facebook and Twitter. The clues would consist of text and images and mentioned "Cracker Jack". In order to claim the daily Christmas cracker, players had to determine which NPC to talk to and what items they needed to have in their inventory. The night of September 1st, a YouTube video introducing the clue hunt was posted on the official Old School RuneScape account titled Cryptic Clue Fest - Cracker Jack has a message for you!.[1]

September 2[edit | edit source]

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On the first day of the event, players could claim a Christmas cracker by talking to Dommik with a hammer, three tin ore, and six clay in their inventory. [4] The clue posted to Facebook indicated the numbers of each item that was needed as well as the first letter of each required item, while the clue posted to Twitter indicated that the player needed to talk to Dommik in Al Kharid. The numbers for each item may come from the fact that 1, 3, and 6 are the first three nonzero triangle numbers.

September 3[edit | edit source]

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Slog around a board with a sun tanned snail about these items ~ Cracker Jack http://ow.ly/ou8Ah
 
— Old School RuneScape's Twitter account [6]

On the second day of the event, players could claim a Christmas cracker by talking to Advisor Ghrim with two planks, six logs, and ten bronze nails in their inventory. [7] The image posted to Facebook indicated the approximate location of the NPC to talk to, upstairs Miscellania Castle, while the cryptic clue posted to Twitter indicated the items: slog around->logs anagrammed, "board"->plank as a synonym, "sun tanned"->bronze as a synonym, and "snail about"->nails anagrammed.

September 4[edit | edit source]

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On the third day of the event, players could claim a Christmas cracker by talking to TzHaar-Ket-Zuh in Mor Ul Rek with one coal, three iron bars, and four limestone in their inventory. [10] This was the only day without a clue on Twitter and instead featured a clue on the official blogspot consisting of just an image. The Facebook clue indicated the items required by showing images over mines, the pickaxe over the Coal Truck indicates coal, the pickaxe and anvil indicate iron bars, and the pickaxe and chisel over the Limestone Mine indicate the limestone. The blogspot clue indicates that the player needs to talk to the TzHaar banker.

September 5[edit | edit source]

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On the fourth day of the event, players could claim a Christmas cracker by talking to Barker in Canifis with one leather, two balls of wool, and five silk in their inventory. [13]

September 6[edit | edit source]

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50 under me initially over the rough big red company ok? ~ Cracker Jack http://ow.ly/oBVV3
 
— Old School RuneScape's Twitter account [15]

On the fifth day of the event, players could claim a Christmas cracker by talking to the Lumbridge cook with two chef's hats, two white aprons, and twelve knives in their inventory. [16]

September 7[edit | edit source]

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On the sixth day of the event, players could claim a Christmas cracker by talking to the Ardougne baker with two pots of flour, three cheese and six tomatoes in their inventory. [19]

September 8[edit | edit source]

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On the last day of the event, players could claim a Christmas cracker by talking to Emily in the Rising Sun Inn with one bucket of water, four redberries, and five cooking apples in their inventory. This was the only day where two clues were released on Facebook. These were accompanied by a clue on Twitter. [23]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Old School RuneScape. Cryptic Clue Fest - Cracker Jack has a message for you!. 2013-09-01.*
  2. ^ Jagex. Old School RuneScape's Facebook account. 2013-09-02. (Archived from the original on 29 August 2021.) “Cracker Jack has a message for you! Solve this clue to find out how many of each item you need. You can get a cracker every day this week. http://ow.ly/osNsx”*
  3. ^ Jagex. Old School RuneScape's Twitter account. 2 September 2013. (Archived from the original on 18 August 2021.) Old School RuneScape: "Cracker Jack has a message for you. Solve the cryptic clues and get a cracker every day http://ow.ly/osNgP"
  4. ^ Smokey9112Films. Day 1/7 Christmas Cracker - Cryptic Clue - Runescape 2007 Old School Runescape. 2013-09-02.*
  5. ^ Jagex. Old School RuneScape's Facebook account. 2013-09-03. (Archived from the original on 4 September 2021.) “Cracker jack has a message for you! http://ow.ly/ou8OA”*
  6. ^ Jagex. Old School RuneScape's Twitter account. 3 September 2013. (Archived from the original on 18 August 2021.) Old School RuneScape: "Slog around a board with a sun tanned snail about these items ~ Cracker Jack http://ow.ly/ou8Ah"
  7. ^ Smokey9112Films. Day 2/7 Christmas Cracker - Cryptic Clue - Runescape 2007 Old School Runescape. 2013-09-03.*
  8. ^ Jagex. Old School RuneScape's Facebook account. 4 September 2013. (Archived from the original on 4 September 2021.) “Cracker Jack has another clue for you. Solve the clues to get a Christmas cracker! http://services.runescape.com/m=forum/forums.ws?317,318,72,65139239”*
  9. ^ Unknown. Official blogspot post. 2 September 2013. (Archived from the original on 4 September 2021.)*
  10. ^ Sponge Gaming. Christmas Cracker Cyptic Clue Guide Day 3 Oldschool Runescape. 2013-09-04.*
  11. ^ Jagex. Old School RuneScape's Facebook account. 5 September 2013. (Archived from the original on 4 September 2021.) “Cracker Jack says 'Hi" to everyone! http://ow.ly/oy64p”*
  12. ^ Jagex. Old School RuneScape's Twitter account. 5 September 2013. (Archived from the original on 18 August 2021.) Old School RuneScape: "Cracker Jack is back with a new message for you! http://ow.ly/oy9If"
  13. ^ sliceanddicedyou. How to get a free Christmas cracker and party hat on oldschool runescape day 4 thursday. 2013-09-05.*
  14. ^ Jagex. Old School RuneScape's Facebook account. 6 September 2013. (Archived from the original on 4 September 2021.) “Cracker Jack has another clue for you! http://ow.ly/oAPiZ”*
  15. ^ Jagex. Old School RuneScape's Twitter account. 6 September 2013. (Archived from the original on 18 August 2021.) Old School RuneScape: "50 under me initially over the rough big red company ok? ~ Cracker Jack http://ow.ly/oBVV3"
  16. ^ Smokey9112Films. Day 5/7 Christmas Cracker - Cryptic Clue - Runescape 2007 Old School Runescape. 2013-09-06.*
  17. ^ Jagex. Old School RuneScape's Facebook account. 7 September 2013. (Archived from the original on 4 September 2021.) “Check out my Old School stats! Cracker Jack http://ow.ly/oCT8p”*
  18. ^ Jagex. Old School RuneScape's Twitter account. 7 September 2013. (Archived from the original on 18 August 2021.) Old School RuneScape: "Good luck! ~ Cracker Jack http://ow.ly/oCSVB"
  19. ^ sliceanddicedyou. How to get a free christmas cracker and partyhat on oldschool runescape day 6 saturday. 2013-09-07.*
  20. ^ Jagex. Old School RuneScape's Facebook account. 8 September 2013. (Archived from the original on 4 September 2021.) “Across
    2 A magical brother.
    5 Elven Diety.
    6 Do you cook arrows here?
    7 Burnt, but belonging to a developer we hear.
    13 A barman near a very violent stadium.
    14 Essential card for a clue scroll.
    15 ?
    16 The sort of exchange Old School lacks.
    17 ?
    18 Exlamation of victory in the wilderness.
    20 A boy with a girl's name we hear.
    21 The sort of oil bought from Mort'ton.
    22 An unintentional way of visiting Lumbridge.
    Down
    1 ?
    2 Irena's daughter.
    3 Terry's mum.
    4 A romantic troll.
    8 They follow Bandos, and you can cook on them.
    9 Yuk!
    10 ?
    11 Genie's rewards.
    12 ?
    18 The best type of school!
    19 Grace?
    ~Cracker Jack
    http://ow.ly/oCTps”*
  21. ^ Jagex. Old School RuneScape's Facebook account. 8 September 2013. (Archived from the original on 4 September 2021.) “Good luck! ~ Cracker Jack”*
  22. ^ Jagex. Old School RuneScape's Twitter account. 8 September 2013. (Archived from the original on 18 August 2021.) Old School RuneScape: "And here is a really tricky one! ~ Cracker Jack http://ow.ly/oCUcB"
  23. ^ sliceanddicedyou. how to get todays christmas cracker on oldschool runescape sunday day 7. 2013-09-08.*