Welcome to the official thread for Pokecrawl Episode 5: The Spell of the Unown!
I swear, we spelled that right.
This event is strictly 21+.Prologue
You wake up in a back Boston alley, dazed, confused, and missing the ears off of your costume. Your vest is full of badges, and you have a Lugia or Ho-oh in your inventory. Or just your pokedex, you probably tried to capture it too soon and it ran off. As you're waking up, you're getting back snippets of memories of friends and foes, of cobblestone walkways, and of maybe one or four too many shots of tequila.
And yet once again you decide to work off your hangover the hard way - yet another pokemon adventure! This time your travels take you to Unova, because you don't really have any say in the matter.What This Is
Welcome to PAX East version of the PrePAX bar crawl. You may remember us 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 as characters from the Pokemon universe (1st & 2nd generations).
This event will be held in Faneuil Hall bars and the closely surrounding areas. All bars will be walking distance to each other. We come as a group, and leave as a group, so don’t try to get left behind!What This Isn't
This still isn't a kegger at the Theta Phi Delta. It's also not Wizard, Twilight, or even TwiWizard themed. We wouldn't want to get punched in the face, now would we? After all, this is Boston.What's New For Episode 5
Challenge: complete four gym things!: Did you catch Lugia or Ho-oh last year? Congrats, that has no bearing whatsoever on how you'll do this time around, except for possibly permanently increasing your alcohol tolerance! We're starting an all-new completely optional series of side challenges revolving around beating four gym leaders during your journey. Beat them all, and you'll get a super special extra button! Isn't that the best!
New team colors!: Gold and silver are out, black and white (respectively) are in!
2014 Team Facebook pages!: Find your team’s color, and request to join! Links are here:
BLUE: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1472589279622592/How To Participate
Register here! http://pokecrawl2014.eventbrite.com
Please, please don't come to the published bar list if you are not registered. We'd love to have you tag along, but we pretty much max out the bars as-is. You will need to bring a printout of your registration confirmation or have it available on your smart device when you check in. We will be asking each participant for a donation of at least $1 for Child's Play. This donation will cover your scorecard and any buttons you win. The team that raises the most gets bragging rights after we present the collected donations to Gabe & Tycho.
Dressing up is half the fun - try and wear your favorite pokemon from your group's type, or just wear your team's colors!
You can register starting on March 21st, 2014 at our Eventbrite page at http://pokecrawl2014.eventbrite.com
. When registration opens, it will not have a waitlist due to the functionality of Eventbrite. Any cancellations or spots that open up will immediately go back into the pool.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". We're also raising money for Child's Play, so try and raise the most. Still not enough? That leads us to...
Beat some gym leaders!
For those of you who think the standard drinking challenges aren't hardcore enough, there is one final challenge. There will be four gyms along your journey, and you can challenge the leader by proving that you can consume their very favorite alcohol. If your pokemon type is weak to their gym type, you'll have to do a double shot! Woo!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 signatures; 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 if you can. 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.Team Pokemon
For those who've chosen RED - Tepig. Highly spirited and quick to anger. You're basically a teacup pig, and the ladies love those. You're governed by the element of Fire. Weak vs Water.
For those who've chosen GREEN - Snivy. Tolerant of others and even tempered. The least ridiculous looking starter, so you have that going for you. You're governed by the element of Grass. Weak vs Fire.
For those who've chosen YELLOW - Blitzle. You are an untamed spirit and refuse to surrender. Who doesn't like ponies? You're governed by the Electric element. Weak vs Ground.
For those who've chosen BLUE - Oshawott. A rascal and a trickster. You look pretty weird till you hit puberty. You're governed by the element of Water. Weak vs Grass.WTF?!?! You're not Atlus!?
Don't panic! This is still the same Pokecrawl you know and love. Atlus just needed a break from the hecticness of heading up a 400+ person bar crawl year after year. We've all been involved in helping with this event in the past, either as professors, Nurse Joy, or putting together routes and bars. We're all dedicated to making this work as smoothly as possible, and you'll find not much has changed. This event wouldn't be happening without the fantastic framework that Atlus has worked very hard to create, and we're hoping to maintain his vision for the event.Other stuff
Duels, challenges, maps, and routes are coming soon. Keep an eye on the forums for more information.
We're always accepting volunteer spots as assistants or Nurse Joys - it requires signing off that trainers completed their duels and challenges, herding trainers from one bar to the next, and making sure we don't lose any trainers. It's a fun job, but you probably won't be able to do all the challenges as they’re written unless you're Redbeard levels of high-tolerance. This is a great option for those that don’t feel like waking up hungover on Friday, but still like the energy and social spirit of the crawl. We prefer our volunteers mostly sober. Sober-ish. More sober than the trainers. Preferably. Please contact the professors or organizer directly if you're interested.Reminders:
-You must have a print out of your confirmation email or have it available on your smart phone.
-You MUST provide your full name during the registration process, forum handle is optional
-You MUST be over the age of 21. No minors allowed. This is a bar crawl, please don't bring your children.
-Attendees are limited to registering for 2 tickets (Yourself +1)
-If you harass people on the forums or the team Facebook pages, you will be removed from the crawl, and your ticket will go back into the pool.
-Duplicate/multiple orders, orders containing more than 1 ticket type, and otherwise suspicious orders will be cancelled. If you have an issue with registration please contact me immediately.
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.