Club PA 2.0 has arrived! If you'd like to access some extra PA content and help support the forums, check it out at patreon.com/ClubPA
The image size limit has been raised to 1mb! Anything larger than that should be linked to. This is a HARD limit, please do not abuse it.
Our new Indie Games subforum is now open for business in G&T. Go and check it out, you might land a code for a free game. If you're developing an indie game and want to post about it, follow these directions. If you don't, he'll break your legs! Hahaha! Seriously though.
Our rules have been updated and given their own forum. Go and look at them! They are nice, and there may be new ones that you didn't know about! Hooray for rules! Hooray for The System! Hooray for Conforming!

The Triwizard Drinking Tournament 2019: The Cursed Cocktail-Ravenclaw Wins! $2886 Raised!

TOGSolidTOGSolid Chief Mixologist of the Shatterdome Tiki BarSeattle, WashingtonRegistered User regular
edited September 6 in PAX West
YwWoOVu.jpg
"That’s right, come on, let’s all … let’s all have a drink while we’re waiting. Accio Butterbeer!" -Sirius Black

WHAT THIS IS
The Triwizard Drinking Tournament is a yearly charity pub crawl hosted by the Penny Arcade community in which the four houses of Hogwarts are split into two teams of fifty and unleashed upon Capitol Hill for a night of merrymaking and fund raising. In 2018 we raised $4463.6 in just a few short hours with all that cash going to Child's Play and securing bragging rights to the team that raises the most! For seven years the crawl roughly followed the Harry Potter books followed by a short break so that we could get horrible things involving chrome spray paint out of our system. Now the alumni of Hogwarts have returned to celebrate their time at the school with The Triwizard Drinking Tournament! Assembling themselves into teams based on the houses they grew up in they gather to celebrate all things witchy and wizardly!

Last year the teams changed slightly! While we're still following the four house structure, the sub-teams are changing from Order/DE to custom team names to make things more fun for everyone and get rid of the us vs them connotations. I'll make sure to note which team used to be which in the thread so returning veterans can find their friends.

You do not have to be a PAX attendee to come to this and I highly recommend bringing some cash because I have some surprises for people to purchase for donations to be revealed as soon as they're ready. If you're feeling crafty I also encourage you to bring your own stuff to sell for team donations!

WHEN THIS IS
Thursday, August 29th at 8:30 PM

HOW TO JOIN
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/triwizard-drinking-tournament-2019-tickets-63084176470

If you’d like to join as a member of team leadership please PM the listed Head of House (if they have a forum account) or me! Descriptions of leader duties are under the spoiler tags.
Head of House
The Head of House coordinates with the other members of their team’s leadership to come up with and put into action a plan to raise money throughout the event. Whether this be through auctions, selling handmade items, selling custom shot glasses and shirts, or whatever else you come up with and are responsible for collecting all the money for their team at the end of the event and ensuring it gets to the Headmaster. The Head of House is also responsible for organizing the initial check in of attendees, getting their team from bar to bar, signing off scorecards, and keeping an eye on their team members to ensure they’re having a safe night and getting home ok.

Head Boy/Girl
The Head Boy/Girl assists the Head of House with the running of the team. They help to come up with and put into action a plan to raise money throughout the event, herd people from bar to bar, keep an eye on the team to make sure everyone is safe and getting home ok, help check in attendees, and so forth. If the Head of House ends up too drunk to function or gets too distracted then it’ll be up to the Head Boys/Girls to pick up the slack and keep their team running smoothly.

House Elf
The House Elf is essentially a non-drinking Head Boy/Girl. With hundreds of drunks running around it’s important to have a few people with clear heads involved and that is the House Elf’s role. If the other leaders get too drunk to function and start forgetting to get the team to the next bar or whatever then the House Elf will take over and keep the TWDT fun train rolling!
W54I1Pm.png
The Headmaster
The Headmaster is unaffiliated with the teams and will be roaming from bar to bar, available to assist with whatever is needed. If you need help, if you’re in trouble, if you’re being harassed, if you’re lost, hurt, see someone too shitfaced and needing help, whatever, I will be available for the duration of the crawl. I have advanced first aid training, professional crowd control experience, and have been active in this crawl for nine years now. I can be reached via the TWDT Twitter @PAXTriwizard and the house leaders will have my phone number in case I am needed. (Credit to [email protected] for the excellent Chocolate Frog Card frame!)
The Teams
lHvPhx9.png
Loyal, friendly, hardworking, and never one to grandstand, Hufflepuff is often a rather understated house. Their cheerfulness and outgoing demeanor sometimes get them teased but make no mistake, Hufflepuff don't give a fuck. Going against them is going against a house that will drink you under the table with a smile on their face and then politely call you an ambulance to collect your blacked out body.

House colours: Yellow and Black • House animal: Badger • Elemental affinity: Earth

Hufflepuff Huffledrunks (Formerly OotP)
Head of House: The Badger Lord Mosby
Head Boy/Girl: Knight of Zero Fucks Cripsy262
Head Boy/Girl: Lady of Empty Ales
House Elf: The Inebriated Elf
Common Room:
Crawl Route: https://goo.gl/maps/BY91FG5Gycy7XzA98

8:30 PM - Linda's
9:30 PM - Bar Sue
10:30 PM - Unicorn
11:30 PM - Barca
12:30 AM - Linda's

Hufflepuff Hufflepunks (Formerly DE)
Head of House: ohhmyfionna
Head Boy/Girl:
Head Boy/Girl: CoffeyBarista
House Elf:
Common Room:
Crawl Route: https://goo.gl/maps/tnyxFCh5gvP5trGB7

8:30 PM - Linda's
9:30 PM - Barca
10:30 PM - Bar Sue
11:30 PM - Unicorn
12:30 AM - Linda's
0BkYYqX.png
When a challenge presents itself, House Gryffindor is never one to back down. Brave and determined almost to a cocky and reckless fault this House can always be counted on to rise to the occasion. Whether flying high in a Quidditch match or staring you down from across a row of shots you can always be sure a Gryffindor is never going to give up.

House colours: Red and gold • House animal: Lion • Elemental affinity: Fire

Gryffindor Kneazles (Formerly OotP)
Head of House: Freckle
Head Boy/Girl:
Head Boy/Girl:
House Elf:
Common Room: https://www.facebook.com/groups/448673331942152/?hc_location=ufi
Crawl Route: https://goo.gl/maps/UGkwH6L5LAknf3id8

8:30 PM - Barca
9:30 PM - Linda's
10:30 PM - Unicorn
11:30 PM - Bar Sue
12:30 AM - Barca

Gryffindor Occamys (Formerly DE)
Head of House: Dack
Head Boy/Girl:
Head Boy/Girl:
House Elf:
Common Room:
Crawl Route: https://goo.gl/maps/iWASLZJumCoRo7Bx5

8:30 PM - Barca
9:30 PM - Unicorn
10:30 PM - Bar Sue
11:30 PM - Linda's
12:30 AM - Barca
V5te5C4.png
For those that seek greatness there is no more driven a house than Slytherin. They are cunning, resourceful, and always strive to be the absolute best but also tend to look after their own during their relentless drive to be on top. Time and again this house, through whatever means necessary, has come out ahead so be wary when you see the green and silver across from you.

House colours: Green and silver • House animal: Snake • Elemental affinity: Water

Slytherin Runespoors (Formerly OotP)
Head of House:
Head Boy/Girl:
Head Boy/Girl:
House Elf:
Common Room: https://www.facebook.com/groups/slytherinootp2016/?ref=group_browse_new
Crawl Route: https://goo.gl/maps/ZBewAmVjMF5zC4q59

8:30 PM - Bar Sue
9:30 PM - Unicorn
10:30 PM - Linda's
11:30 PM - Barca
12:30 AM - Bar Sue

Slytherin Basilisks (Formerly DE)
Head of House: adarkadrenaline
Head Boy/Girl:
Head Boy/Girl:
House Elf:
Common Room: https://www.facebook.com/groups/625816700948395/
Crawl Route: https://goo.gl/maps/WhGN9qvRFwbMXB9s7

8:30 PM - Bar Sue
9:30 PM - Linda's
10:30 PM - Barca
11:30 PM - Unicorn
12:30 AM - Bar Sue
y21eab5.png
With a love for learning for the sake of learning and a lack of fear of the unknown, House Ravenclaw attracts some of the brightest, and most eccentric, students at Hogwarts. Their thirst for knowledge is relentless but in their desire to prove what they know they can develop a strong competitive streak. However, this also means Ravenclaw is a tenacious and crafty opponent that will always have a newly invented trick up their sleeve.

House colours: Blue and silver • House animal: Eagle • Elemental affinity: Air

Ravenclaw Ministry of Magic (Formerly OotP)
Head of House: namelessbanana
Head Boy/Girl: Atratyys
Head Boy/Girl:
House Elf:
Common Room: https://m.facebook.com/groups/489723884390152
Crawl Route: https://goo.gl/maps/5oCQsRLsmRyHM9wEA

8:30 PM - Unicorn
9:30 PM - Barca
10:30 PM - Linda's
11:30 PM - Bar Sue
12:30 AM - Unicorn

Ravenclaw Twisted Talons (Formerly DE)
Head of House: Bee
Head Boy/Girl:
Head Boy/Girl:
House Elf:
Common Room: https://www.facebook.com/groups/TWDTRavenclawDE/
Crawl Route: https://goo.gl/maps/VBGnLtAiTFaXji4VA

8:30 PM - Unicorn
9:30 PM - Bar Sue
10:30 PM - Barca
11:30 PM - Linda's
12:30 AM - Unicorn
LWGGdCN.jpg
The Challenges
After completing your challenge (and drinking your water. You’re drinking water, right? RIGHT!?) feel free to have another drink or two (or a soda, whatever!) and hang out while at your bar! Making new drunken friends is half the fun! If you do want to get out of the bar early, hang out just outside of it and wait for everyone else to head to the next bar.

Challenge 1: Welcome back to another year of spell casting and potion brewing! You and your partner raise a glass to the Triwizard and all the friends you're reuniting with and about to make. One person orders a light coloured drink and the other a dark coloured drink.
Challenge 2: Back by popular demand! Group up with one or more partners, order a drink of your choice, and engage in a game of I Never until your drinks have been consumed! Save any dirt you learn about your opponent for future blackmail.
Challenge 3: Pair off with a partner and secretly choose rum, whiskey, or vodka. If your partner correctly guesses which you're thinking of they can take their choice of shot. If they guess incorrectly you choose which of the three they must drink. Reverse roles and repeat
Challenge 4: Wizard duel! Form a group, get your drinks, and then two people in a group pair off. Someone else shouts a category like "famous wizards!" and the two pair take turns saying the names of famous wizards until one of them can't. That person has to step out and drink while a new challenger enters and a new category is picked. The winner is whoever stays in the longest!
Challenge 5: The Cursed Cocktail: Choose 2 partners for this challenge. One person orders a mixed drink and the other 2 each order a shot. All 3 people drink from the mixed drink while adding a shot each time there is space for it.

Bonus Challenge 1:: It’s important to stay hydrated during a long tournament. Have a glass of water at each stop.
Bonus Challenge 2: Expecto Patrónum! Raise a shot of tequila to all those that have come before us at the final bar.
QuN1Pzz.jpg
The Professional Alcoholic's Guide to the TWDT
Greetings one and all! I am TOGSolid, drunkard extraordinaire and veteran TWDTer here to provide you with some helpful tips about having a fun, safe, booze filled night and a not horrible morning!

Don't be an asshole: We're all friends here (or soon to be friends!) so treat each other with respect. Also, the bars of Capitol Hill love having us around and we want to ensure that we're welcome every year. Treat the establishment better than you treat your own home. We're all going to be getting sauced up and nobody likes a dickhead drunk so don't make us sic the Dementors on your ass. Double cool person points if you bring your glasses back to the bar when you're done and clean up after yourself! (There are no actual cool person points but seriously, other teams are going to be swarming the bar when you're done and it helps the bar staff a lot.)
Know your limits: We're all here to have fun, drink tons of booze, and help throw copious amounts of money to Child's Play but nobody likes a sloppy drunk. If you feel yourself getting to the point of no return there's a good chance you've actually already hit it. Alcohol takes time to work so be aware of yourself, doubly so if you're new to this sort of thing. If you're stumbling into things you should probably just start chugging water and head home.
No wizards left behind: We're all in this together. We arrive as a group, we leave as a group. If someone gets so shitfaced that they start thinking they’re an actual wizard then it's the responsibility of all of us to make sure that person gets home safely. Nobody will be left to throw up all over themselves alone in an alley.
Listen to your team leaders: They're not just the people that check your scorecard and help you get to the next bar. They're here to make sure everyone is having fun and being safe. If they're asking you to stop being a dick or trying to help you get home safely it's a good idea to pay attention.
Drink your water: Yes, I know it's a scorecard challenge, but I am stressing this one again because this is what helps to ensure you have a fun night and a less than awful morning. Sure, you'll have to pee more but it'll help keep you lubed up and partying throughout the night and help curb any hangover you may have.
Eat before you come to the crawl: Seriously. Do not drink on an empty stomach. That is a sure fire way to end up with a bad drunk and a worse morning. Eating helps keep your system running strong, lets you drink more, and will let you recover faster. [ShamelessPlug]Conveniently, there's a wonderful little thing called the Pre-PAX Dinner that occurs right before the crawl and happens at one of the bars we'll visit![/ShamelessPlug]
Eat after the crawl: Want to be able to show up to PAX the next day not feeling like shit? Then repeat after me: Greasy, cheesy, bready, meaty. I live by this mantra and it has never failed me. There are a few late night places open after PAX and there's always a pack of us that get together to go eat. Dick’s is nearby and shoving a big bag of Dick’s into your face is a great way to ensure you don’t show up to PAX with a nightmarish hangover. There are also hotdog vendors open nearby that make some pretty killer dogs (Seattle dogs are super good and you should totally try one if you haven't). Alternatively, stash a pizza in your room before you come to the crawl or something like that.
0PQXaFa.jpg
The Wizard’s Guide to Dueling Etiquette
All forbidden curses are forbidden: All drinks must contain only a mix of drinking alcohol or legit mixers. No rubbing alcohol, ghost peppers, gasoline, bits of glass, or whatever nutty crap your internet polluted minds can conjure up.
The challenger buys the drink: This keeps things fair and prevents anyone from breaking their opponent's bank by ordering them Dom Perignon mixed with Patron and topped off with Crystal Skull vodka.
Choose your partner outside: Each bar is going to be assaulted by 100 people at a time. In order to ensure everyone gets their drink and the bartenders don't have an aneurysm find your partner outside and then go in together and order.
Don't mess with the non-combatants: That respect thing goes for the people not involved with the crawl too. There will be bar regulars hanging out at these locations and people just wandering Capitol Hill doing their own thing. Treat them just as well as you'd treat your fellow PAXers. Who knows, you may get some extra donations along the way!
hFMPteS.png
Diagon Alley – For All Your Wizardly Costuming Needs
https://www.universalorlando.com/Merchandise/Shop/Harry_Potter.html - For those wishing true accuracy I highly recommend ordering directly from the official Universal store. Other sites tend to have inaccurate, though still nice looking, merchandise.
http://www.amazon.com - For those less discerning or assembling a costume on a budget, Amazon has an assortment of cheaper, non-official costuming options.
http://www.Etsy.com - Etsy has a wide range of people selling handmade wands and other wizardly goods.

You can also go nuts with completely alternate theme costumes! I have shown up in the past as Slytherin versions of Hunter S. Thompson, a frat boy, a wizardly cowboy, and classy Victorian wizard. We’ve even had someone show up as Carl from ATHF (FOREIGNER!). Just ensure that your costume doesn’t have any weapons (real or fake), isn’t going to get you arrested/thrown out of the bar, and incorporates your team colours.

TOGSolid on
Etaoinwhypick1ClannMorganzerzhul

Posts

  • I3izzyI3izzy Nonofficial member of the F5 brigade FG, ORRegistered User regular
    Sweet!

    ZYseqtZ.png
    ClannMorgan
  • zepallicazepallica Portland, OregonRegistered User regular
    HUFFLEPUFFHUFFLEPUFFHUFFLEPUFF. Very very excited.

    Crispy262TOGSolid
  • TOGSolidTOGSolid Chief Mixologist of the Shatterdome Tiki Bar Seattle, WashingtonRegistered User regular
    Registration is up!

    whypick1
  • QuickSnapQuickSnap Registered User regular
    1st for Slytherine House!

    "A little bit esoteric. Just bare with him, he'll get it right eventually; or drink himself death. Which wouldn't be the worst thing in the world, really."



    Hey Satan! Look over here!!

    TOGSolid
  • LoonyEclipseLoonyEclipse WWHRD? Montreal, QCRegistered User regular
    In for Ravenclaw Twisted talons!

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

    8hQBw4O.png
    TOGSolid
  • BLaZuREBLaZuRE Registered User regular
    Ravenclaw Ministry!

    PAX West 2017 Checklist:
    [X] Order Badges [X] Hotel [ X ] Flight [ X ] Time Off [ X ] Bobcat [ . ] Office Set [ . ] Challenge Coin [ . ] Sanity

    yQb8WN6.png
    TOGSolid
  • TOGSolidTOGSolid Chief Mixologist of the Shatterdome Tiki Bar Seattle, WashingtonRegistered User regular
    edited August 1
    Slytherin Runespoors needs a Head of House! Please let me know if you're interested in helping to lead a team to fund raising glory!

    TOGSolid on
  • TOGSolidTOGSolid Chief Mixologist of the Shatterdome Tiki Bar Seattle, WashingtonRegistered User regular
    Crawl routes are posted and we're at 79% registered so register now if you want to go!

  • kkristenkkristen Registered User new member
    TOGSolid wrote: »
    Crawl routes are posted and we're at 79% registered so register now if you want to go!

    Hi! This is my 2nd TWDT. I just checked the routes and have 2 quick questions:
    - This year, DE teams only meet DE teams? (Last year it was DE vs OotP)
    - It looks like none of the DE teams meet either Gryffindor team at any point of the night. (Is that correct?)

    Thanks for all your hard work as usual!

    TOGSolid
  • kkristenkkristen Registered User new member
    kkristen wrote: »
    TOGSolid wrote: »
    Crawl routes are posted and we're at 79% registered so register now if you want to go!

    Hi! This is my 2nd TWDT. I just checked the routes and have 2 quick questions:
    - This year, DE teams only meet DE teams? (Last year it was DE vs OotP)
    - It looks like none of the DE teams meet either Gryffindor team at any point of the night. (Is that correct?)

    Thanks for all your hard work as usual!

    Also, Gryffindor OotP meets Hufflepuff OotP twice in a row. Just wanted to check!

    TOGSolid
  • TOGSolidTOGSolid Chief Mixologist of the Shatterdome Tiki Bar Seattle, WashingtonRegistered User regular
    edited August 23
    kkristen wrote: »
    kkristen wrote: »
    TOGSolid wrote: »
    Crawl routes are posted and we're at 79% registered so register now if you want to go!

    Hi! This is my 2nd TWDT. I just checked the routes and have 2 quick questions:
    - This year, DE teams only meet DE teams? (Last year it was DE vs OotP)
    - It looks like none of the DE teams meet either Gryffindor team at any point of the night. (Is that correct?)

    Thanks for all your hard work as usual!

    Also, Gryffindor OotP meets Hufflepuff OotP twice in a row. Just wanted to check!

    Whoops, I think I've got a typo in the schedule. I'll get it sorted, thank you!

    TOGSolid on
  • TOGSolidTOGSolid Chief Mixologist of the Shatterdome Tiki Bar Seattle, WashingtonRegistered User regular
    The schedule is sorted! I had to redo the whole mess but it should all be good to go now! I am intentionally mixing things up a bit this year so that teams that normally never met get to this time so y'all get to meet some fresh faces this time!

    kkristen
  • sailracer25sailracer25 Registered User new member
    Well that change is frustrating since now I won't be meeting up with my friends who are in another house at all during the night.

  • TOGSolidTOGSolid Chief Mixologist of the Shatterdome Tiki Bar Seattle, WashingtonRegistered User regular
    There's less than ten tickets left so if you're the sort to wait till the last minute then this is it!

  • blockov1.2blockov1.2 Registered User regular
    I have to bail. I really wanted to do this but there a aeries of unfortunate events making me arrive at seattle later than intended (7 hours later). Sorry to let the griffyndor house down.

  • whypick1whypick1 PAX [E] Info Booth Manager ~2' from an LCDRegistered User regular
    Is it PAX <insert nearest future PAX here> yet?
    kkristen
  • I3izzyI3izzy Nonofficial member of the F5 brigade FG, ORRegistered User regular
    Big things in the works?
    I hope not another attempt to change the theme

    ZYseqtZ.png
  • TOGSolidTOGSolid Chief Mixologist of the Shatterdome Tiki Bar Seattle, WashingtonRegistered User regular
    Nah, we're still gonna be the TWDT :D

    SutibunRi
Sign In or Register to comment.