There's a blizzard going on here in Philadelphia... so I'm going to give away some AFG+ subscriptions

I'll probably do a few riddles for you. 1st 3 people to email me a correct answer will get free subs. 6 months for 1st, 3 months for 2nd, 1 month for 3rd. My email is tasselfoot@armorgames.com and make sure to title it Blizzard Day Riddles and include your Armor username! ALL CORRECT ANSWERS WILL BE NUMBERS. All of these riddles are original Tass creations.

1st riddle (posted at 11:20am EST 1/23/16):
"The path gets harder with each step. Perhaps you could get assistance from south of the border?"
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[EDIT: ignore any spaces / line breaks... the forums have done that, not me.]
Qnopsik is the first to solve correctly!

2nd riddle:
"Stopwatches are more than they appear in this digital age, so step to it."
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Yellowcat is the first to solve correctly!

3rd riddle:
"With each step, you get closer and closer to the truth."

4th riddle:
"For this step, be the ball."
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edwardsjohn8943 is the first to solve correctly!

5th riddle:
"You can count on numbers hiding as letters."
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apktafbtjkudyxeparqwxvgmib
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Swarmlord2 is the first to solve!

Got our 3rd solve on #2. Still only 1 solve on #3 and #4.

Question: should I post solutions when we've got 3 solves on all 4? Or would you like me to keep posting riddles? I have 2 more, and they're the hardest 2... one of them is pretty nuts difficult. Or I can create some new ones instead of re-using puzzles I created almost 10 years ago.

I'm really interested in ciphers and codes. Although I can't solve any of these I would be very interested in seeing the answers when you post them. I was looking at one of your old puzzles (falling rain) and it helped me solve an unrelated puzzle I have been working on for a while.

We've gotten 2 additional solves on #4, so that's now be filled. 2 prizes left... both of the Chess Riddle, #3! I really didn't think that one was very hard...

The problem with 1 of the other 2 is that I don't exactly remember how I put it together... and therefore, I am not sure I can re-solve it myself to recall what the answer is It's that hard.

@Mufflin1634 I have no idea what you're doing. Feel free to email me with your components and I can let you know how many (if any) were correct.