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The Fourth Annual Triwizard Drinking Tournament

Atlus ParkerAtlus Parker Registered User regular
edited August 2011 in PAX Archive
Update 8/11/11: Be aware that this year's TWDT is completely full. A few spots may open from time to time and those will be posted in the thread proper and will be filled on a first come, first served basis. If you are not signed up for the crawl then tagging along is highly, highly discouraged. This is not because we want to exclude you from the festivities. This is because we have 400 drunks to herd already and also out of respect for the bars who already have to deal with us rolling in 100 wizards deep. Do keep an eye on the thread but please do not just show up if you are not signed up.

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Dear Student,
Welcome back to another year of learning at the Hogwarts School of Drunken Revelry. As you approach your fourth year of lessons, you will face some grueling challenges.

Scholastic and otherwise.

A shadow looms over our dear wizarding world and a storm is brewing. I hope that I do not have to remind any of you that the practice of Dark Arts is strictly fobidden on the Hogwarts grounds.

Sincerely,
The Headmaster


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What This Is

The Triwizard Drinking Tournament is an annual bar crawl/scavenger hunt that takes place in Seattle and coincides with PAX Prime. Participants are encouraged to come in costume and meet other PAX attendees before the convention begins. Whiskey Wizardry is the quickest way to make new friends.

When This Happens

Thursday August 25th, 8:30 PM (Half hour after the conclusion of the Pre-Pax Dinner)

What's New For 2011

Good vs Evil: Will you stay the path and join Dumbledore's Army or will you receive the Dark Mark and join the Death Eaters? With two distinct groups to choose from for each house students will find themselves fending off attacks from interhouse rivals as well as those from other houses.

Better Crowd Control: With students spread out among 2 groups for every house we will have fewer people at each bar resulting in a smoother bar crawl experience.

More Leadership: With the number of groups doubled that means an increase in leadership positions. No longer will your house suffer if the first spell one of your Heads casts is Pukeinasink...elliarmus.

House Elves: Each group will also be assigned a House Elf (sober volunteer) to assist your Head of House. Head of House can no longer read a map? Your House Elf can.

How To Participate

To sign up first check the second post to see if your desired house is open. Then just make a post here with your desired house: !Gryffindor, !Slytherin, !Ravenclaw, or !Hufflepuff as well as whether you wish to join Dumbledore's Army (Group A) or the Death Eaters (Group B). Also if you are bringing anyone else with you who doesn't post here please list how many so I can keep a fairly accurate count (+1, +2, +3, +14 etc). After signing up for a house, all you need to do is show up at the appropriate time at the appropriate bar as per your house's schedule. All participants will be asked for a $1 donation that will go to Child's Play. This nets you your scorecard and house button. After all is said and done the donations will be tallied up and the house that raises the most for Child's Play will win the Triwizard Cup. !Slytherin won it last year. Apparently it can be used to hold a beverage of your choice.

Scorecard (Dumbledore's Army)
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Scorecard (Death Eaters)
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Gryffindor

Gryffindor values courage, daring, nerve and chivalry. Its mascot is the lion, and its colours are scarlet and gold. This house corresponds roughly to the element of fire. The founder of the house is Godric Gryffindor.

Dumbledore's Army (53/50)
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Death Eaters (50/50)
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Slytherin

Like Salazar Slytherin, its founder, Slytherin house values ambition, cunning, and resourcefulness. The book also suggests that the hunger for power is a characteristic of Slytherins. The animal representing Slytherin is the serpent, and the house colours are green and silver. Slytherin House seems to have attracted more evil wizards than any other house, including Voldemort himself and almost all of his supporters...except for the ones who join Dumbledore's Army.

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Death Eaters (51/50)
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Ravenclaw

Ravenclaw values intelligence, creativity, wit, and wisdom. "Wit beyond measure is man's greatest treasure" is an oft-repeated Ravenclaw proverb. The house mascot is an eagle/raven, the house colours are blue and bronze (changed to blue and silver in the movies).

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Death Eaters (50/50)
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Hufflepuff

Hufflepuff, founded by Helga Hufflepuff, values hard work, loyalty, tolerance, and fair play. They are afraid of ghosts, sheets with holes, and regular sheets. The house mascot is the badger, and canary yellow and black are its colours and corresponds roughly to the element of earth.

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The Challenges

Challenge 1: Start of Term Feast & Sorting Ceremony

Upon your return to Hogwarts School of Drunken Revelry, join your fellow students for the start of term feast. Catch up with your friends and new acquaintances alike as you partake in spells pledging your allegiance to either Dumbledore or The Dark Lord...

For Dumbledore's Army: Drink 1 light beer or 1 shot of light colored alcohol for every year you've attended the TWDT, including this one.
For Death Eaters: Drink 1 dark beer or 1 shot of dark colored alcohol for every year you've attended the TWDT, including this one.

Challenge 2: Harry Potter and the Half-Mixed Drink

Test your courage by mixing your spell with an opponent's and consume the resulting spell.

Pair off with a partner from the opposing house. Each of you order a different mixed drink of your choice. Mix half of each drink together and drink the resulting combination.

Challenge 3: Wizard Bomb

Surprise your opponent and gain the upper hand by launching a custom built spell.

Pair off with a partner from the opposing house. One of you orders two beers and the other orders two shots. Drop the shot in the beer and drink your custom Wizard Bomb! (Credit to skarsol)

Challenge 4: I Must Not Tell Lies

Engage your opponent in a game of wits and put their Occlumency skills to the test as you pry their deepest and darkest secrets from them while protecting yours.

Pair off with a partner from the opposing house. Each of you order a beer or mixed drink. Engage in a game of I Never until both drinks have been consumed. Save any dirt you learn about your opponent for future blackmail. (credit to gal_friday)

Challenge 5: The First Final Showdown

There's only room for one faction within your house. Engage in the first of many final showdowns between Dumbledore's Army and the Death Eaters by challenging a housemate of the opposite faction.

Pair up with a housemate from the opposite faction and buy each other at least one beer, shot, or mixed drink. Continue until you feel that your faction has won. Or you pass out.

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 celebrating the fact that you've triumphed over good or evil or whatever. Still not enough? That leads us to...

The Expecto Patronum Challenge (Mark II)

For those witches and wizards who have thoroughly embarrassed themselves last year by shouting Expecto Patronum in a bar will be rewarded...with the opportunity to do it all over again. Students who proudly display their Fruit Fucker Patronus buttons will eligible to demonstrate their mastery of their patronus against a "live" target. Beware, this challenge will require the consumption of your patronus as well as something...sinister. There will, of course, be another button commemorating this feat.

Special Note: This challenge requires last year's Patronus button as well as a completed scorecard from this year.

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 make us snap your wand.

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 Wizard 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 Dumbledore, 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.

Atlus Is Required to Wear Pants: Don't let him convince you otherwise.

Respect the Heads and House Elves: Anyone designated as a Head or House Elf for the crawl isn't there just to mark scorecards; 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 the seedy locals, 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 the House Duels or Dueling Etiquette And You: A Magic Users Guide to Not Being a Total Dick

This guide is to clarify a few rules concerning the wizard duels between houses. I know everyone has grand plans of pouring cement mixers and cowboy killers or whatever godawful concoctions people subject their bodies to down each other's throat. While this sounds good in theory, we want everyone to have fun and not worry about a first year student choking on Bloody Tampon and ruining the rest of their night. The following are a few rules to keep things fun:

All Forbidden Curses Are...Forbidden: All drinks must contain only a mix of alcohol. That means no fruit, tabasco sauce, fire, pickles, rubber bands, dirty diapers, razor blades, The Kraken, miniature civilizations, or whatever else your sick little minds come up with.

The Challenger Buys the Drink: To keep things fair and to prevent anyone from breaking their opponents bank by ordering them Dom Perignon mixed with Patron and topped off with Crystal Skull vodka.

Choose Your Partner Outside: At each bar where the duels happen we're going to have nearly 100 people trying to cram the bar. Help expedite the process by choosing a partner outside then going in together and ordering together.

Map?

Gryffindor: Dumbledore's Army
Gryffindor: Death Eaters

Slytherin: Dumbledore's Army
Slytherin: Death Eaters

Ravenclaw: Dumbledore's Army
Ravenclaw: Death Eater's

Hufflepuff: Dumbledore's Army
Hufflepuff: Death Eaters

Previous Bar Crawls

The First Annual Triwizard Drinking Tournament (2008)
The Second Annual Triwizard Drinking Tournament (2009)
The Third Annual Triwizard Drinking Tournament (2010)

Pokecrawl Episode 1: The Journey Begins (2010)
Pokecrawl Episode 2: Mewtwo Strikes Back! (2011)

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  • Atlus ParkerAtlus Parker Registered User regular
    edited August 2011
    Gryffindor

    Dumbledore's Army (53/50): CLOSED
    Death Eaters (50/50): CLOSED


    Slytherin

    Dumbledore's Army (51/50): CLOSED
    Death Eaters (51/50): CLOSED


    Ravenclaw

    Dumbledore's Army (51/50): CLOSED
    Death Eaters (50/50): CLOSED


    Hufflepuff

    Dumbledore's Army (50/50): CLOSED
    Death Eaters (52/50): CLOSED

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  • zerzhulzerzhul Old General in the treesRegistered User, Super Moderator, Moderator, SolidSaints Zerzhul mod
    edited July 2011
    !Ravenclaw, Dumbledore's Glorious Army, reporting for duty.

    Edit: adding Punzie to Ravenclaw as well, because she asked me to.

  • WeretacoWeretaco Cubicle Gangster Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    !Gryffindor for Dumbledore's Army + 4

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  • beta_angelbeta_angel ColoradoRegistered User regular
    edited July 2011
    !Slytherin +2!!!! Death Eaters, fo sho.

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  • CaptainTapoleCaptainTapole Awesome in the Possum - Yee-Haw! Northern CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    edited July 2011
    Ahem. I am certain it is SUPA early to ask for it, but I would like to place my request in for Slytherin - Death Eaters Sector, House Elf. Navigating is my forte. Or at the very least I don't get too lost.

    The Girl Who Gave Everyone the Shortest Jenga Game Ever.
  • jujujuju Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    !Hufflepuff

    You know where to find me, helping running a team in a cute costume and such :D

    As for which team... we shall see ;)

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  • FiSHNuTZFiSHNuTZ Registered User new member
    edited July 2011
    !Gryffindor for Dumbledore's Army + 3

  • ArcticXCArcticXC Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    you know what to do

  • chaosisorderchaosisorder Cupcake Princess OregonRegistered User regular
    edited July 2011
    !Ravenclaw, The Army of Dumbledore

    Chaosisorder +1 (Emod)

    Cacaw for life, bitches!

    (if you need some head ...girl love, let me know.)

  • skarsolskarsol Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    Ravenclaw +2, whichever group Sumi ends up in. :P

    why are you smelling it?
  • SmallLadySmallLady Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    !Ravenclaw, The Army of Dumbledore

    "we're just doing what smalllady told us to do" - @Heels
  • geniagenia Registered User
    edited July 2011
    !Ravenclaw, bringing my game face to Dumbledore's Army

  • TeenychickaTeenychicka Registered User
    edited July 2011
    !Ravenclaw A (Dumbledore's Army) +2! <3

    8502184533758290.gif OH YEAH!
  • septagonseptagon Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    Ravenclaw please and thank you! Dumbledore's army at that!

  • JazJaz Registered User
    edited July 2011
    Ravenclaw Dumbledores Army

    Thank you!

    Im willing to stay Sober for the night - or be a House Elf :)

  • DannehDanneh Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    !Ravenclaw Group A (Rumblero... er... Dumbledor's Army)

  • Menolly07Menolly07 Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    Ravenclaw, Dumbledore's Army please!!

    Spoiler:
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  • Crispy262Crispy262 TT [E] Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    Gotta represent the black and yellow, !Hufflepuff +1 for Dumbledore's Army

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  • Atlus ParkerAtlus Parker Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    All rosters have been updated so far.
    juju wrote: »
    !Hufflepuff

    You know where to find me, helping running a team in a cute costume and such :D

    As for which team... we shall see ;)

    I assume you wanted to be on the Death Eaters so we can kung fu magic battle. ;)

  • DhutchDhutch Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    !Ravenclaw group A for me, please and thank you!

    Ravenclaw, Dumbledore's Army! CaCAW! 2011 TWDT Winners!
  • degreesplatinumdegreesplatinum Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    !Ravenclaw And this is assuming that Sumi I will be here. And Dumbledore's Army please :)

  • BrokenAngelBrokenAngel Registered User
    edited July 2011
    For any interested Ravenclaws... today's (7/10) tee fury shirt is rather fitting: http://www.teefury.com/

    k9mk2carn.pngeleventhdoc2carn.png *Proud Head Girl of Slytherin & Team Red*
  • DeciusDecius Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    !Ravenclaw for reals. Dumbledore's Army to be with the proper drinking Canucks.

    Also I openly invite all Aussies and UK people to the RC (and any other countries I may miss). This should be the official international alcoholics house. Let's show the locals how this shit is done.

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  • tr0tskytr0tsky Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    in for !Ravenclaw, Dumbeldore's Army ;)

    tr0tsky is correct.
  • HeleorHeleor SeattleRegistered User regular
    edited July 2011
    !Ravenclaw for Dumbledore!

    Also, thanks BA for that shirt. Bought! :D

    Edit: I also have a wand that somehow ended up in my possession after last year's pub crawl. Describe it to me and it's yours.

  • tr0tskytr0tsky Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    For any interested Ravenclaws... today's (7/10) tee fury shirt is rather fitting: http://www.teefury.com/

    Heleor...I shall duel you for the right to wear it at the crawl............. *glare*

    tr0tsky is correct.
  • CaelestoCaelesto Registered User
    edited July 2011
    Ravenclaw reporting in! I'll fight in Dumbledore's Army for glorious boozy fun!

    Edited to add: That shirt...I must have it...and I'm gonna hafta pick up a wand or something...

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  • WormdundeeWormdundee Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    !Ravenclaw dumbledore's army

  • jujujuju Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    All rosters have been updated so far.
    juju wrote: »
    !Hufflepuff

    You know where to find me, helping running a team in a cute costume and such :D

    As for which team... we shall see ;)

    I assume you wanted to be on the Death Eaters so we can kung fu magic battle. ;)

    Hahahaha WHAAAAAAT

    Okay then. :)

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  • SurlyMcDSurlyMcD Registered User
    edited July 2011
    Gryffindor! Dumbledore's army all the way! Also, can you throw jenelle on the roster as well?

    Lookin forward to some defense against the dark arts.... Of sobriety.

  • Atlus ParkerAtlus Parker Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    Ravenclaw: Dumbledore's Army is closed temporarily to allow other groups to catch up.

  • EruditeAphroditeEruditeAphrodite Registered User
    edited July 2011
    Campers represent. Team Mandrake will cry like bitches if you try to uproot us.

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  • HeleorHeleor SeattleRegistered User regular
    edited July 2011
    tr0tsky wrote: »
    For any interested Ravenclaws... today's (7/10) tee fury shirt is rather fitting: http://www.teefury.com/

    Heleor...I shall duel you for the right to wear it at the crawl............. *glare*

    It can be like a uniform! Everyone wear it!

  • savagehartsavagehart Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    Due to a Pact I made many years ago with a talking potato (at least I *think* it was a potato), I am forever barred from that practice of Whiskey (or nearly all alcohol based) Wizardry.

    I do happen to have a house elf green card (don't ask, trust me on this) and hereby offer my rather rotund self for the most honorable duty of house elf.

    Doofenshmirtz: Wow, if I had a nickel for every time I was doomed by a puppet, I'd have two nickels, which isn't a lot, but it's weird that it happened twice, right?
  • lemongrenadeslemongrenades Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    HELL YES!
    +2 for Gryffindor in Dumbledore's Army

  • CaptainTapoleCaptainTapole Awesome in the Possum - Yee-Haw! Northern CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    edited July 2011
    savagehart wrote: »
    Due to a Pact I made many years ago with a talking potato (at least I *think* it was a potato), I am forever barred from that practice of Whiskey (or nearly all alcohol based) Wizardry.

    Yours may be a pact, but I like to be the cute yet awesome shepherdess gathering all my drunk sheep and move on to the next pasture to graze upon the alcoholic grass.

    PLEASE NOTE! Witches (and Wizards) of the medium-to-long-or-longer hair type...I am sure you can handle your spells quite well BUT if you by chance (which is fine, we never judge*) need to go see Professor Loo and confess your spells, make sure you have your hair tied back. House Elves were not allocated to be your hair-holder-upper. Make sure you're alright and not get killed, yes; not a hair-holder-upper.

    *We, the DeathEaters, totally judge, just not to your face if you are a fellow follower of the Dark Lord.

    ...Yes. This is all for fun, games, charity (and drunkiness) but please be wise and act safe.

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  • beta_angelbeta_angel ColoradoRegistered User regular
    edited July 2011
    CaptainTapole, I always appreciate your herding abilities! :D

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  • JediknightkarlJediknightkarl Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    !Gryffindor Dumbledore's Army with a +4!!!

    damn...bit my tongue....i hate that.
  • SashaSasha Registered User
    edited July 2011
    !Ravenclaw for Dumbledore!
    Bringing + 2

  • HylianPrincessHylianPrincess Registered User
    edited July 2011
    !Gryffindor for Dumbledore's Army please! this year ill do more than make sure Karl doesn't make too much of a fool of himself

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