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Pokecrawl Episode 5: The Spell of the Unown

arsonisfunarsonisfun Registered User regular
edited March 2014 in PAX East
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:
RED: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1433429513561883/
YELLOW: https://www.facebook.com/groups/457479007657804/
GREEN: https://www.facebook.com/groups/619299404826712/
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

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  • arsonisfunarsonisfun Registered User regular
    edited April 2014
    LEADERSHIP AND VOLUNTEERS
    In case you're looking to join a team based on who is volunteering for it, here's a semi-comprehensive list. It's liable to have some changes, and we're still looking for extra volunteers for a couple teams. Please message me if you're interested.

    Red
    WHITE:
    Professor - Rappak
    Assist - TBA

    Schedule:

    Bar 1 7:15 Bell In Hand
    Bar 2 8:30 Hennessys
    Bar 3 9:30 Wild Rover
    Bar 4 10:30 Black Rose
    Bar 5 11:30 Stadium


    BLACK:
    Professor - Arsonisfun
    Assist - Riverglow

    Bar 1 7:15 Bell In Hand
    Bar 2 8:30 Black Rose
    Bar 3 9:30 Hennessys
    Bar 4 10:30 Stadium
    Bar 5 11:30 Stadium



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    Yellow
    WHITE:
    Professor - Victoryoftheppl
    Assist - TBA

    Bar 1 7:15 Black Rose
    Bar 2 8:30 Stadium
    Bar 3 9:30 Hennessys
    Bar 4 10:30 Wild Rover
    Bar 5 11:30 Black Rose


    BLACK:
    Professor - Loofmodnar
    Assist - TBA
    Nurse Joy - Rose_Tyler

    Bar 1 7:15 Black Rose
    Bar 2 8:30 Hong Kong
    Bar 3 9:30 Wild Rover
    Bar 4 10:30 Bell In Hand
    Bar 5 11:30 Black Rose


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    Green
    WHITE:
    Professor - juju
    Assist - SWAE
    Assist - peetsnack (?)
    Nurse Joy - smorggie

    Bar 1 7:15 Stadium
    Bar 2 8:30 Black Rose
    Bar 3 9:30 Hong Kong
    Bar 4 10:30 Bell In Hand
    Bar 5 11:30 Bell In Hand


    BLACK:
    Professor - delicious3.14
    Assist - Certain.shade.of.green
    Assist - Tryfan

    Bar 1 7:15 Stadium
    Bar 2 8:30 Hennessys
    Bar 3 9:30 Black Rose
    Bar 4 10:30 Wild Rover
    Bar 5 11:30 Bell In Hand


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    Blue
    WHITE:
    Professor - RidleyDragon
    Assist - Fugitoid

    Bar 1 7:15 Hennessys
    Bar 2 8:30 Hong Kong
    Bar 3 9:30 Black Rose
    Bar 4 10:30 Stadium
    Bar 5 11:30 Hennessys


    BLACK:
    Professor - Aylaviere
    Assist - Capeguy
    Assist - petrieslastword

    Bar 1 7:15 Hennessys
    Bar 2 8:30 Stadium
    Bar 3 9:30 Hong Kong
    Bar 4 10:30 Black Rose
    Bar 5 11:30 Hennessys

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    All of the regular challenges except the first will involve pairing up with someone from the opposite team to complete. Try and do this outside the bar before moving in, but we do understand that we're a big crowd, it can be very cold, and the teams may not arrive all at the same time. If you're inside the bar and looking for a challenger, hold up one of the hand signs that represents your team color:
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    There are also four gym challenges, spread out over the last four bars, if you're up for them. Ground, fire, water, and grass. Each gym consists of doing one shot of the indicated alcohol. If your team is indicated as weak to the gym, do two shots instead of one. These do not need to follow one after another, they can be spread over the time at the bar.

    The schedule of challenges is as follows:
    BAR 1: NEW BEGINNINGS (7:15 - 8:20pm)
    No need to pair off with anyone, go ahead and start on your own - buy yourself a drink you've never had before. The more unusual, the better! You're at the first bar with both the black and white teams on your color, so while you're trying new things, make some new friends.


    BAR 2: THE PROPHECY (8:30 - 9:20pm)
    Pair off with an opponent from the opposite team. Between you and your opponent order three shots: 1 Whisky (Fire), 1 Vodka (Ice), and 1 Tequila (Lightning). Between the two of you, all 3 shots must be consumed to complete this challenge.

    Ground Gym: One shot of rum. Yellow is weak and does two.


    BAR 3: LEAGUE RIVALRIES (9:30 - 10:20pm)
    Pair off with an opponent from the opposite team, and buy them a drink in the spirit of your team's color.

    Fire gym: One shot of whiskey. Green is weak and does two.


    BAR 4: A CHALLENGER APPEARS! (10:30 - 11:20pm)
    Pair off with an opponent from the opposite team, and buy them your least favorite drink. Remember, nothing that curdles or will kill them. Keep it to alcohol and the usual mixers.

    Water gym: One shot of vodka. Red is weak and does two.


    BAR 5: FRIENDS AND FOES (11:30 - ???)
    You're back with the first people you drank with! Pair up with someone from the opposite black/white team from you. Decide if you think they are your friend or your foe. If they are your friend, let them choose what you get them to drink. If they are your foe, you get to choose.

    Grass gym: One shot of tequila. Blue is weak and does two.


    MAPS! (I've also added schedules under each team's section)

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    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.
  • agreatrandomagreatrandom Wizard Outside BostonRegistered User regular
    And here we go.

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    Design Wizard, Pizza Enthusiast, Craft Beer Extraordinare from MA
  • LoonyEclipseLoonyEclipse WWHRD? Montreal, QCRegistered User regular
    In the words of the Orks:

    'ere we go! 'ere we go! 'ere we go! 'ere we go! 'ere we go! 'ere we go! 'ere we go! WAUUUUUGH! (in other words- booyah!)

    My pin lanyard
    PSN: L00nyEclip
    Steam: Loony Eclipse
    Twitter: @Loonyeclipse

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  • surettesurette kill the switch Boston, MARegistered User regular
    Excited to participate in my first Pokecrawl!

  • CabadrinCabadrin Boston, MARegistered User regular
    My mind says yes but the liver says no ...

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  • EchoZeroEchoZero Registered User regular
    @arsonisfun is my hero right now. Stoked for this as always.

  • aBByNormaLaBByNormaL Registered User regular
    We will pray for your safe return!

    PAX East 2016 .... gots my Passes [x] Hotel [x] Flights [x] Packed [..] .... ok we're all good !!!!!
  • ErickaJoErickaJo MassachusettsRegistered User regular
    So excited!!

  • TheAggroCraigTheAggroCraig Ultimate Lucky Douchebag MassachusettsRegistered User regular
    YESSSSSSSS

  • provideprovide Michigan, USRegistered User regular
    this will be my first pokecrawl! so excited~~~

    "Equity for the meek through perseverance and strength!"
  • valdez237valdez237 Registered User regular
    edited March 2014
    For those that have gone before, how much is one looking at spending for the night in just drinks? I don't really go to bars that often so I have limited knowledge of such a thing. I'd really love to try it this year though. I've heard good things!

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  • TheAggroCraigTheAggroCraig Ultimate Lucky Douchebag MassachusettsRegistered User regular
    valdez237 wrote: »
    For those that have gone before, how much is one looking at spending for the night in just drinks? I don't really go to bars that often so I have limited knowledge of such a thing. I'd really love to try it this year though. I've heard good things!

    I plan on spending $100 on the night at most. Around $8-10 a drink average for me with a tip (just for the challenges), times 5 bars, plus various extra drinks because I'm an alcoholic.

  • Account4ThisAccount4This BostonRegistered User regular
    Myself and my crew of eevee-lutions are eager to join our first Pokecrawl!

  • cabsycabsy the fattest rainbow unicorn Registered User regular
    valdez237 wrote: »
    For those that have gone before, how much is one looking at spending for the night in just drinks? I don't really go to bars that often so I have limited knowledge of such a thing. I'd really love to try it this year though. I've heard good things!

    I would also figure at least ten dollars per bar, and that's being very conservative. If you want to participate in all the challenges and not be that guy who orders your challenge partner 'the cheapest thing you have' I'd bring $100 if you can since it's better to have more than you need rather than run out early

  • CapeguyCapeguy New WestminsterRegistered User regular
    Lets hope this yea I do not end up drunkenly singing the Pokerap on camera for the internet to see.

  • mcslantymcslanty Registered User regular
    let the tradition continue! TEAM GREEN!

  • greymockingbirdgreymockingbird Registered User regular
    We stumbled across the pub-crawl last year and it looked like a lot of fun. I'm excited to suit up (Eeveelutions for me and the husband) and join this year!

  • RastRast Keene NHRegistered User regular
    Green Black for the win! Assuming I can get in again this year...

    Pax East 2015: Hotel [X] Passes [X] PokeCrawl [ ] Pure Joy [X]
  • rascrushrascrush Registered User regular
    So do we pick are team color now and request to join now or do we wait intill we have signed up on the eventbrite page on the 21st

  • rascrushrascrush Registered User regular
    Also should the teams be even cause looking at the group pages now if those are accurate yellow has about the amount of the other 3 teams combined lol

  • Certain.shade.of.greenCertain.shade.of.green Registered User regular
    Who's ready to have a blast on team green with me? I'm super good at getting people from bar to bar, and signing people in, and AND this year green's starter is my spirit animal.
    rascrush wrote: »
    So do we pick are team color now and request to join now or do we wait intill we have signed up on the eventbrite page on the 21st

    You will use the eventbrite page when it goes live to get your "ticket" for a team. People tend to have ones they have been on many years in a row now so some go faster than others, HOWEVER, you will have a blast no matter which team you get.

  • rascrushrascrush Registered User regular
    I have decided on team green if they will accept me

  • RenneesmeRenneesme Registered User regular
    Hoping for team yellow or blue... My boyfriend and I already own shirts that are blue with an electric pokemon on them.... sooooooooo :smile:

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  • SwaeSwae Registered User regular
    edited March 2014
    And please don't forget - the crawl is not just about booze, it's about raising money for Child's Play. Many teams will have assorted fun things (shot glasses, shirts, edibles, etc.) for sale to raise money, and we WILL hit you up for donations at many points during the evening. Cash on hand for donations and purchases is advised.

    Swae on
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  • Rose_TylerRose_Tyler Ocean Township, NJRegistered User regular
    rascrush wrote: »
    I have decided on team green if they will accept me

    They'll accept you if you register for their team before all the tickets are gone! Be sure to hit Eventbrite on the 21st.

    Nurse Joy - team Red Gold 2012 - team Yellow Gold 2013 and 2014
    Pokecrawl planning committee 2014
  • TheSeffTheSeff South Boston, MARegistered User regular
    edited March 2014
    Red Brofessional a fourth year running.

    Once more unto the breach, dear friends. Once more.

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    I am literally only registered on this forum for the PAX East PokeCrawl; Red Gold four years running. Feel free to ask questions regarding Boston Area bars, restaurants, attractions, etc around PAX East.
  • bubblegumnexbubblegumnex Registered User regular
    My liver is ready.

    <@zerzhul&gt; bubblegumnex: you were so very fucked up
    <@zerzhul&gt; you win at twdt
  • rascrushrascrush Registered User regular
    do we have to wear a shirt of the same color as are team. If so I will prob have to change to blue or go with a dark green army color type shirt

  • WiFiPunkWiFiPunk Registered User regular
    edited March 2014
    The lower the altitude, the higher one's tolerance.
    Bring it on.

    #TeamBlue

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  • RidleyDragonRidleyDragon Registered User regular
    rascrush wrote: »
    do we have to wear a shirt of the same color as are team. If so I will prob have to change to blue or go with a dark green army color type shirt

    While encouraged, this is not necessary.

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  • LoonyEclipseLoonyEclipse WWHRD? Montreal, QCRegistered User regular
    I prefer to, in my case.
    The first year I wore a canary yellow polo shirt- it turns out yellow's not a bad colour on me.
    -
    The second year (Team Red) my friend and I combined with a minor troll to Boston by wearing Montreal Canadiens t-shirts.

    Year three (Team Green) Irish national rugby team jersey, baby.

    But this is just for preference and because I'm a bit anal-rententive about my clothing. You could come in wearing pinkwith neon green polka dots and it's a non-issue (well, aside the eye-strain you'd be causing on our poor, fragile retinas).

    My pin lanyard
    PSN: L00nyEclip
    Steam: Loony Eclipse
    Twitter: @Loonyeclipse

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  • LadyLoveMonsterLadyLoveMonster Registered User regular
    Yay! I'm so excited for this! For all the PAXes I've been to, I have yet to go to a Pokecrawl.

    MxWood
  • LadyLoveMonsterLadyLoveMonster Registered User regular
    Yay! I'm so excited for this! For all the PAXes I've been to, I have yet to go to a Pokecrawl.

  • AylaviereAylaviere Overlord Vancouver, BCRegistered User regular
    edited March 2014
    Capeguy wrote: »
    Lets hope this yea I do not end up drunkenly singing the Pokerap on camera for the internet to see.

    Surely you mean this video, right near the end and let's not forget that you were our most lovely Nurse Joy, pink wig and all ;)

    Team Blue Black Professor here, I think I'm more excited about this than PAX itself :)

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  • RiverglowRiverglow Registered User regular
    edited March 2014
    This sounds like a ton of fun, but I'm not a big drinker. Hopefully you still need assistants! How late into the night does this typically run?

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  • rascrushrascrush Registered User regular
    Ya I will just wear a army color green shirt then I guess.

  • ErickaJoErickaJo MassachusettsRegistered User regular
    Not a peep from the Squirtle Squad yet?

  • ErickaJoErickaJo MassachusettsRegistered User regular
    Riverglow wrote: »
    This sounds like a ton of fun, but I'm not a big drinker. Hopefully you still need assistants! How late into the night does this typically run?

    God, I wish I could give you a straight answer on this. Midnight or later is when I'm usually bundled up and taken back to my room.

  • RandomfoolRandomfool loofmodnar Rochester, NYRegistered User regular
    rascrush wrote: »
    Also should the teams be even cause looking at the group pages now if those are accurate yellow has about the amount of the other 3 teams combined lol

    That's cause Yellow is the best! :smiley: And I started that group about a year before all the others.

    I do Pokecrawl things. Professor Team Instinct, Hufflepuff supporter.@loofmodnar

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  • TheSeffTheSeff South Boston, MARegistered User regular
    Riverglow wrote: »
    This sounds like a ton of fun, but I'm not a big drinker. Hopefully you still need assistants! How late into the night does this typically run?
    Last year I got back to my hotel room at 2:15 after walking home and ordered late night room service. Two years ago I got back to my friends place at 1:45. The year before that? 3am. The year before that? Couldn't tell you, that was four years ago.

    It's always a late night, but I take the crawl pretty seriously.

    I am literally only registered on this forum for the PAX East PokeCrawl; Red Gold four years running. Feel free to ask questions regarding Boston Area bars, restaurants, attractions, etc around PAX East.
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