## A Based Crypto Challenge - DuckCTF 2023

As hinted by the challenge title and description, this challenge is just some sort of base encoding. This is further confirmed by looking at the encoded data; 8990767883967987868C74768B8B90857A747A8678877981867C8B98 To determine the base, let us count the number of distinct symbols. 13! So this is likely to be base 13. There is of course a chance it was some other base where, by chance, the other symbols didn’t get used, but let us first try base 13....