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[Pre-PAX Bar Crawl] (Closed) Pokecrawl Episode 2: Mewtwo Strikes Back!

Atlus ParkerAtlus Parker Registered User regular
edited April 2011 in PAX Archive
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Prologue

Soon after stumbling in from your last bender...er, "Pokemon Journey", you see a purple envelope. It is an invitation to a mysterious castle that no sane parent would ever let their child travel to alone. Fortunately, it is also a ransom note informing you that your mom, Professor Oak, anyone you have ever cared about, as well as every Pokemon not named Pikachu has been kidnapped and will be put to death if you do not show up. Without a moment's hesitation you grab your Pokedex, fill your camelbak with rum, and secure your Pokeballs (or strap them on). There's a mysterious villain out there and he has the only father figure you've ever known. It's up to you defeat terrorism. It's too bad you're too drunk to f-

Fwhat 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?

What's New For Episode 2

Bigger, Better Bars: Even though Faneuil Hall is a new location for us the bars and routes will be thoroughly vetted by a Boston native.

Better Crowd Control: This year marks an increase in the number of groups in order to keep the crowd size manageable. Each team starts and ends at the same bar but will be split into two groups for the challenge bars.

More Leadership: With the number of groups doubling we are also doubling our leadership as well as looking to recruit sober volunteers to help herd people between bars and help get people home at the end of the night.

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 as well as Group A or Group B to get sorted into the appropriate 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 your scorecard and your team's button. The team that raises the most gets bragging rights when I present the collected donations to Gabe & Tycho.

Scorecard
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When This Is

This event happens on Thursday March 10th 2011 at 7:30pm. Note that the PPD ends at 7:30.

Team Red

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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Group B (51):
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Team Green

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

Group A (50):
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Group B (49):
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Team Yellow

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.

Group A (49):
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Group B (52):
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Team Blue

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

Group A (51):
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The Challenges
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Nurse Joy & Officer Jenny

This year I am looking for 2 sober volunteers for every team (One for each group) to help herd people from bar to bar, facilitate safe travels home, and help make sure things go smoothly. This position is great for people who don't drink but would still like to participate. If this is you 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...

Battle vs Mewtwo!

For those intrepid trainers who have braved every challenge in Mewtwo's castle will have the chance to face off against the castle's master himself: Mewtwo! Participation in this challenge requires a completed scorecard and successfully defeating Mewtwo will result in a bonus button. Note: If you successfully captured Mew last year wear your Mew button to enlist his aid with this challenge.

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.

Previous Bar Crawls (ie my credentials)

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

Pokecrawl Episode 1: The Journey Begins

I like the buttons/logo/etc

The buttons and logo were all lovingly designed by Yamara, Sexy Ninetales, and ZeroHourHero because I am too inept.

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  • Atlus ParkerAtlus Parker Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Team Red:

    Group A (51): CLOSED
    Group B (51): CLOSED


    Team Green:

    Group A (50): CLOSED
    Group B (49): CLOSED


    Team Yellow

    Group A (49): CLOSED
    Group B (52): CLOSED


    Team Blue

    Group A (51): CLOSED
    Group B (50): CLOSED

  • TheAggroCraigTheAggroCraig MassachusettsRegistered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Totes getting in on this this year.

  • RdrRdr Registered User
    edited January 2011
    Aw, snap!

    Definitely looking forward to being one of the professor's again for Team Yellow. This year I plan to do a lot more drinking with you guys.

    Rdr is pronounced Rider(Rahy-der).
  • MelesMelesMelesMeles Registered User
    edited January 2011
    Oh ma gawd YES. Atlus FTW.

    Don't know which group I'll be joining yet.

  • Goose!Goose! Yeah, I wrote that. Its called, "I Wanna Rock Your Body"Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    I won't be doing it this time, guys, but have fun!

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  • Vaulter85Vaulter85 Registered User
    edited January 2011
    I choose you Charmander!Group B +1 other will be joining me.

    Team Charmander Brofessional
  • GalFridayGalFriday Community and Social Media Manager NovatoRegistered User regular
    edited January 2011
    I apparently do not need to choose a group, but I am very excited that this thread is up. :o

    @Ga1Friday is the twitter account I use to talk about everyday things. Sometimes work things. Lots of work things.
  • TwinkieTwinkie Registered User
    edited January 2011
    Aw damn! This is happening.

    So, I was going to attempt some sort of cosplay, being that I prefer to tag along on these sorts of things because I think I would die otherwise (though I guess that's like six Jagershots that did not go to a Wizarding House last year), and I want to be thematic (MUGGLES TOTALLY COUNT).

    I thought of doing Officer Jenny, but that does make more sense that they should be, erm, very sober.

    Anyone taking Sabrina? !Psy represent!

  • ArcticXCArcticXC Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Find me a place to crash and I will make this happen. Probably.

  • arsonisfunarsonisfun Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    HEY HEY HEY, WHATS GOING ON HERE?

    Oh. Poke mans. I love poke mans.


    The Brofessor will be holding try-outs for his Nurse. The ideal candidate will be able to sing along to the song "Shots" by LMFAO, as well as being able to take over when the Brofessor inevitably gets kicked out of Kings for no apparent reason.

    I am IRCs resident nerdbro and member of the PokeCrawl planning committee.

    Red B/Gold Professor

    [15:53] <+juju-work> ArsonIsFun is one of the best people I know.
  • TwinkieTwinkie Registered User
    edited January 2011
    Also, damnit VThornheart! I wanted an excuse to buy you a drink or something, if only for the fact that every time I see you you're so damn jolly, and it makes me jolly.

  • HeleorHeleor SeattleRegistered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Coming in my costume from the PAX Pokemon League.

    !Charmander represent!

  • ChronoHawkChronoHawk Registered User
    edited January 2011
    I have about 9 or so people with me that are interested in joining this, but only 1 other person is on the forums. Should I have them sign up and post here? I'd hate to say "I Choose you <Team> +9" I'll hold off on my team choice until we figure that out

    I am NOT Rider Miller!!!!

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  • RdrRdr Registered User
    edited January 2011
    ChronoHawk wrote: »
    I have about 9 or so people with me that are interested in joining this, but only 1 other person is on the forums. Should I have them sign up and post here? I'd hate to say "I Choose you <Team> +9" I'll hold off on my team choice until we figure that out


    If you all want to be on the same team then you should do the +9 trick and they won't all have to register unless they want to.

    Rdr is pronounced Rider(Rahy-der).
  • ChronoHawkChronoHawk Registered User
    edited January 2011
    Allright, I will post as soon as I can confirm who is going, what are the Max # of people per group?

    I am NOT Rider Miller!!!!

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  • RdrRdr Registered User
    edited January 2011
    ChronoHawk wrote: »
    Allright, I will post as soon as I can confirm who is going, what are the Max # of people per group?

    Atlus hasn't said but last year there were about 100 per Team I believe. So maybe he's shooting for 50 people not including prof/asst/etc per Group. You could maybe be a Prof for a group and have some of your +9 fill in other spots and dominate that Group or something haha.

    Rdr is pronounced Rider(Rahy-der).
  • punziepunzie Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    I choose !Charmander! I don't care if I'm group A or B. Just place me somewhere and I'll be happy :D

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  • NullthreadNullthread Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited January 2011
    !Charmander Char char Edit: Group A!
    +1

  • BrokenAngelBrokenAngel Registered User
    edited January 2011
    While I can't actually attend I'm putting in for a spot in !Charmander in spirit! I'll even wear my Vulpix tails/ears from last year that night <3

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  • CutiePieXOXOCutiePieXOXO Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    I choose you !Charnamder Group A +1.

  • gfishgfish Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Once again this year, I choo-choo-choose Pikachu. Team A. (No Jibba Jabba)

    -- PokeTron: Ampharos
  • dangergrrldangergrrl Registered User
    edited January 2011
    I choose you, !Pikachu. Team A.

  • MelesMelesMelesMeles Registered User
    edited January 2011
    I CHOOSE PIKACHU Group A :D !!!

    Rdr, I <3 yooo

  • RdrRdr Registered User
    edited January 2011
    MelesMeles wrote: »
    I CHOOSE PIKACHU Group A :D !!!

    Rdr, I <3 yooo

    lolol I loves you too!

    I was hoping you would join my squad. :)

    Rdr is pronounced Rider(Rahy-der).
  • testsubject23testsubject23 King of No Sleep ZzzzzzzRegistered User regular
    edited January 2011
    I chose you, !Pikachu (Team A, FTW!)

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  • MelesMelesMelesMeles Registered User
    edited January 2011
    Rdr wrote: »
    MelesMeles wrote: »
    I CHOOSE PIKACHU Group A :D !!!

    Rdr, I <3 yooo

    lolol I loves you too!

    I was hoping you would join my squad. :)

    :D

    Also, I'm totally considering wearing these if it's a dry evening. http://amzn.to/h675fo

  • redfield85redfield85 Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    God yes. Once I sign up for PAX and we get our hotel situated, I am signing up (and I have two others that will be with me).

    edit: And when I do sign up, I hope to be with the grassy greens. I am bringing Turtwig with me!

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  • RdrRdr Registered User
    edited January 2011
    MelesMeles wrote: »
    Rdr wrote: »
    MelesMeles wrote: »
    I CHOOSE PIKACHU Group A :D !!!

    Rdr, I <3 yooo

    lolol I loves you too!

    I was hoping you would join my squad. :)

    :D

    Also, I'm totally considering wearing these if it's a dry evening. http://amzn.to/h675fo

    Oh man those are awesome! I'll have on my lab coat and yellow polo but also this!
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    Rdr is pronounced Rider(Rahy-der).
  • BaconSandwichBaconSandwich Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    I choose you !Squirtle! No group preference!

    PAX East 2010/2011/2012 Omeganaut!
  • Icarus027Icarus027 Registered User
    edited January 2011
    I choose you !Charmander (Group A). Can't wait to drink you all under the table!

    Trust me, I'm (almost) a doctor.
  • Atlus ParkerAtlus Parker Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Heleor wrote: »
    Coming in my costume from the PAX Pokemon League.

    !Charmander represent!

    When making a signup post please include a group preference. From here on out anyone who posts without a group preference will be lumped where I see fit.

  • DeciusDecius Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    All I want to know is what team will represent the Canucks

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  • HeleorHeleor SeattleRegistered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Heleor wrote: »
    Coming in my costume from the PAX Pokemon League.

    !Charmander represent!

    When making a signup post please include a group preference. From here on out anyone who posts without a group preference will be lumped where I see fit.

    Team A it is!

  • arsonisfunarsonisfun Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Icarus027 wrote: »
    I choose you !Charmander (Group A). Can't wait to drink you all under the table!

    You picked the wrong group. B is for the brofessional drinkers.

    I am IRCs resident nerdbro and member of the PokeCrawl planning committee.

    Red B/Gold Professor

    [15:53] <+juju-work> ArsonIsFun is one of the best people I know.
  • jujujuju Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    I choose you !Bulbasaur Group A PokeProf!

    I'll also be sportin' a +1. TBD, whichever of my friends that I want to drink with sucks the most and forgets to RSVP.

    I'll be in full sezzy costume and labcoat. We're gonna have a drunken' lively good time. <3

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  • muttonheadmuttonhead Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    I choose you !Bulbasaur Group! woo booze!

    @muttonhead104|!Hufflepuff|Team !Bulbasaur!
  • LoonyEclipseLoonyEclipse Self-important blowhard Montreal, QCRegistered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Decius wrote: »
    All I want to know is what team will represent the Canucks

    Dec, why not just pick one then...say...blue? Continue the blue colour scheme started with Ravenclaw at PAX?

    Edit: Or not...seems it's Bulba.

    In which case...Me + 4 choose YOU, !BULBASAUR, group A!

  • ImperfectImperfect Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    !Charmander And Group A, if possible. Nullthread and I go way back.

    (Well, way back to PAX Prime 2010. Ca-caw!)

  • jujujuju Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Decius wrote: »
    All I want to know is what team will represent the Canucks

    Dec, why not just pick one then...say...blue? Continue the blue colour scheme started with Ravenclaw at PAX?

    In which case...Me + 4 choose YOU, !SQUIRTLE, group A!

    There were a bunch of Canucks on Green. One was a Pokeassist ^_^

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  • LoonyEclipseLoonyEclipse Self-important blowhard Montreal, QCRegistered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Oh, well then, retcon.
    !BULBASAUR (Me + 4) it is. *stealth-edits post*

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