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[Pre-Pax Bar Crawl] Pokecrawl Episode 3: A Brand New World!

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edited April 2012 in PAX Archive

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After leaving Mewtwo's castle drunk enough to blackout for the entirety of the Orange Islands, you find yourself aboard the SS Aqua enroute to the all new Johto region. Armed with a set of fresh Pokeballs and enough shots to bring down a wild Lil Pokejon, you disembark. It's time to start fresh in a new land. Now only if there were a place to get a drink around here...

What 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 as characters from the Pokemon universe (1st & 2nd generations).

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 3

Explore a whole new region: The Pokecrawl universe has expanded to include the Johto region! With new starters for every team and 100 new Pokemon to sexify, we guarantee that you're getting too old to keep up with all these newfangled Pokemon.

There is no longer Team A and Team B: They are now called the Silver and Gold groups respectively. Gotta keep it canon, ya dig?

New Limited Edition Challenge Series: This year kicks off a new 2 year button challenge. Intrepid trainers who earn the bonus Legendary Dog button this year will get a chance in 2013 to capture Lugia or Ho-oh!

Limited +1s: Due to the popularity of this event and in an effort to make the signup process more fair, participants will be limited to a single +1. This is to prevent people from reserving a large block of slots for people that may or may not show up as well as to enocourage people who may otherwise lurk to join the forums and get involved with the community. Sorry if this is an inconvenience.

How To Participate

To sign up, just make a post here starting with "I choose you!" and then your desired Pokemon: !Cyndaquil, !Chikorita, !Mareep, or !Totodile as well as Silver (Formerly Group A) or Gold (Formerly 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.


When This Is

This event happens on Thursday April 5th 2012 at 7:30pm. Note that the PrePax DInner ends at ???.

Team Red

For those who've chosen Cyndaquil. Highly spirited and quick to anger. You're governed by the element of Fire. Weak vs Water.

Silver (49):

Gold (47):


Team Green

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

Silver (52):

Gold (48):


Team Yellow

For those who've chosen Mareep. You are an untamed spirit and refuse to surrender. You're governed by the Electric element. Weak vs Grass.

Silver (50):

Gold (48):


Team Blue

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

Silver (54):



The Challenges

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...

Catch the Legendary Dogs!

For those of you who think the standard drinking challenges aren't hardcore enough, there will be three additional challenges available at the 1st, 3rd, and 5th bars. These challenges are separate from the main scorecard and represent Entei, Suicune, and Raikou. If you complete all 3 challenges as well as the main scorecard you will receive a limited edition Legendary Dog badge (while supplies last). This button is required for 2013 if you plan on taking on Lugia or Ho-oh.

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.



Previous Bar Crawls (ie my credentials)

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

Pokecrawl Episode 1: The Adventure Begins!
Pokecrawl Episode 2: Mewtwo Strikes Back!

I like the buttons/logo/etc

The buttons and logo were all lovingly designed by Sexy Cyndaquil with text by Yamara.

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