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[Pre-PAX Bar Crawl] Pokecrawl Episode 1: The Adventure Begins!

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edited April 2010 in PAX Archive
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Prologue

Oh no!

You've overslept again! Unfortunately today isn't just any other day. Today is the day you get your first Pokemon and start your Pokemon journey! Without a moment to spare, you grab your signature ball cap and backpack and run out the door. By the time you get to Professor Oak's house all your friends have already left and the professor smells like a brewery. Stepping gingerly over empty bottles of Wild Turkey you approach the professor. "Agh hrbl mmf dorf," he says to you, gesturing at the 4 Pokeballs your friends missed because they were tucked away in a half rack of Natty Ice. Before you can ask which one you can take Oak passes out on the floor. Turning him on his side so he doesn't choke on his own vomit, you grab the Pokeballs and look at the labels: !Charmander, !Bulbasaur, !Pikachu, and !Squirtle seem to be contained inside. Resisting the temptation to just grab all four you reach out and choose...


What This Is

Welcome to PAX East version of the PrePAX bar crawl. You may remember me from the other PrePAX bar crawl, The Triwizard Drinking Tournament. Or if this is your first PAX, maybe not. In any case, the Pokecrawl is a barcrawl/scavenger hunt that's Pokemon themed. The goal is to get as drunk as possible while participating in drinking games designed to get you there. Oh yeah, it's also a great way to meet fellow PAXers and make friends before the convention itself. As always, attendees will be encouraged to come dressed in characters from the Pokemon universe (Red/Blue/Yellow generation).

What This Isn't

This still isn't a kegger at the Theta Phi Delta. It's also not Wizard or Twilight themed. We wouldn't want to get punched in the face, now would we?

How To Participate

To sign up, just make a post here starting with "I choose you!" and then your desired Pokemon: !Charmander, !Bulbasaur, !Pikachu, or !Squirtle to get sorted into the appropriate team. I will also be looking for Professors and assistants to lead each team. Once you've chosen your starting Pokemon all you have to do is show up at your team's starting bar (TBA). As with my other bar crawls, I will be asking each participant for a donation of at least $1 for Child's Play. This donation will get you y our scorecard and your team's pin. The team that raises the most gets bragging rights when I present the collected donations to Gabe & Tycho.

Scorecard
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Standby Members

Being on "standby" does not mean that you ride the pine unless someone drops out. All it means is that you may or may not get your own team button and scorecard because all supplies are ordered based on 200 total participants. Everyone is welcome to join no matter when they sign up. Hell, I want the attendance for this bar crawl to blow that of the the last Triwizard Drinking Tournament and that definitely had 200 people. Keep on signing but just bear in mind that at this point you may not get the goodies, but you will definitely get the good time.

When This Is

This event happens the Thursday before PAX at 8:30pm. Starting bar is determined by your team.

Team Red (54) Standby (15)

For those who've chosen Charmander. Highly spirited and quick to anger. You're governed by the element of Fire. Weak vs Water.

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Team Green (61) Standby (12)

For those who've chosen Bulbasaur. Tolerant of others and even tempered. You're governed by the element of Grass. Weak vs Fire.

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Team Yellow (51) Standby (19)

For those who've chosen Pikachu. You are an untamed spirit and refuse to surrender. You're governed by the Electric element. Weak vs Grass.

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Team Blue (58) Standby (21)

For those who've chosen Squirtle. A rascal and a trickster. You're governed by the element of Water. Weak vs Electric.

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PokeProfs/PokeAssts

PokeProfs and PokeAssts are the volunteer leaders who lead each team from bar to bar and handle passing out scorecards, buttons, stickers for completed challenges, etc. Each team has one PokeProf and two PokeAssts, one male and one female. I have acquired enough Pokedexs (Pokedexes?) so that every PokeProf will be able to borrow one for the duration of the Pokecrawl. If you are interested in stepping up to any of these roles, please let me know.

How Do I Win?

There's really no winning, per se. This is pretty much a fun, drunken night out with fellow nerds. But for those of you who do manage to finish your scorecards, there will be a button confirming the fact that you have indeed "drank 'em all". Still not enough? That leads us to...

The Mew Challenge

For those intrepid trainers who have completed their Pokedex, you will receive a rare opportunity to capture one of the rarest Pokemon: Mew, the 151st Pokemon. While the details of this challenge will be kept under wraps, it is fairly obvious what it will entail.

Tips & Tricks

Don't Be a Dick: First and foremost, don't do anything that's going to embarrass yourself or anyone else. Especially since alcohol is going to be involved you're going to want to leave your asshole pants at home. Don't get punched in the face. This is Boston, after all.

Know Your Limit: The only person who knows your alcohol tolerance is you. There's nothing worse than an overindulged drunk so don't be that guy. If someone notices that you're getting sloppy you're already past the point of no return. You should probably stop drinking when someone points out to you that you're peeing on a bar stool.

Leave No Pokemon Behind: We arrive as a group and leave as a group. If someone has to be That Guy/Gal who gets so wasted that they think they're actually Brock, it's the responsibility of the crawl as a whole to ensure this person makes it safely back to their hotel. Use the buddy system, handcuff yourselves to each other, whatever. No one is to vomit in a bus terminal by themselves. Not this night, at least.

Respect the Professor and their Assistants: Anyone designated as a Prof/Asst for the crawl isn't there just to hand out stickers; they're there to make sure everyone's having a good time and that everything runs smoothly. They're there to keep everyone moving and to stop people from jumping up on the bar and dropping trou. If one asks you to stop picking bar fights with Tom Cruise, it might be a good idea to do so.

HAVE FUN: This is the most important guideline of all: Have fun! We're all on vacation and we're drinking with fellow nerds so let's enjoy it. Keeping ourselves fairly reasonable for the evening will make it a good time for everyone.

Guidelines For Trainer Duels

When approaching a bar that has a designated trainer duel as its challenge, pair up with your opponent outside. That way we can avoid as much confusion inside the bar itself as we can. Order your drinks together. You pay for your opponent's drink. If you want to buy your opponent a $50 shot that's up to you but that's your financial burden. In addition to the rules of that particular challenge, keep the drink you order at 2 shots or less. Also there can only be alcohol and soda/juice/etc in the drink. Your usual mixers. I don't want to hear about anyone ordering each other Cowboy Killers, Cement Mixer, Bloody Tampons, or whatever other crap you sickos think up.

Map?

Map of the bars: http://tinyurl.com/PokecrawlBoston

Please note: This is not an actual route for any of the teams. It's just a reference for where all the bars are located and is subject to change.

Previous Bar Crawls (ie my credentials)

The First Annual Triwizard Drinking Tournament
The Second Annual Triwizard Drinking Tournament

I like the buttons/logo/etc

The buttons and logo were all lovingly designed by Yamara and ZeroHourHero because I am too inept. You can check out their other works there.

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