Scav Hunt 2021
Scav 2021 will continue to be remote. That means Zoom, Jitsi, Wonder and Slack, plus our old friend Asana.
Make sure you're set up on the listhost, Slack, and Asana
all times given in Scav Time, Central Time, the Best Time
Weds, May 5:
Actual List Release opens on Zoom at 11:30pm and you should get there early because Captain Steffi and Captain Luke both have particularly great entertainment lined up! We will also go over the basic How To Scav With GASH in the 5-10 minutes before midnight.
Judges will probably start List Release at midnight-ish, we don't have exact details or even hints for this year. Last year, they gave us a website to work on and a Judge who sat in our Zoom room and gave us hints. It was really great! Could be similar this year or completely different -- we don't know. If we find out more, we'll pass it on.
in the wee hours of Thurs, May 6:
after obtaining the list via the specified Release mechanism, we will have The Reading of the List. Tune into the Zoom call to observe!
Virtual HQ opens on Jitsi, with 24/7 access throughout the Hunt - drop in and work on items alongside people or just hang out quietly, whatever floats your digital boat. Pop in and see who's doing stuff: https://meet.jit.si/GASHPartyGameCrew
Fri, May 7: it contains multitudes, by which I mean many items TBA, and also:
The GASH Board Meeting (on Zoom, starts at 9pm, lasts as long as we have business to discuss (like 20 minutes (probably)))
The Harold's e-Formal (on Wonder, starts no later than 9:30 and frankly you can show up earlier and skip the board meeting, it's cool, we board members just want to fulfill our legal obligations and such)
Sat, May 8: is a valuable part of this complete Scav Hunt but I don't have any events prescheduled to put here sorry
Sun, May 9:
Judgment (mechanism and time TBA by Judges)
1830 CDT - GASH hangouts on ZOOM (link in #general, or hit up Nicky)
Results - 8pm on twitch
Zoom meeting links are currently [REDACTED] but will be sent by Captains on Weds afternoon in our reminder email.
FROM THE JUDGES
Every May we all get together to be dummies, but for once its time to get together to do some good and uplift black voices whenever possible. Here are ways you can help in Hyde Park:
Stay up to date on future developments on the listhost
CAPS LOCK IS CRUISE CONTROL FOR COOL, AND CRAYOLA IS YOUR CRUISE DIRECTOR, BOARD MEMBER, AND CAPTAIN ETERNAL* SO WE'RE DOING IT ALL IN CAPS.
CRAYOLA IS NOT A CRAYON NOR AFFILIATED IN ANY WAY WITH THE COMPANY, DESPITE LIVING SUSPICIOUSLY CLOSE TO THE CRAYOLA CORPORATION'S PARENT COMPANY HEADQUARTERS (HALLMARK IS BASED IN KANSAS CITY). LIKE CRAYONS, CRAYOLA COMES IN MANY COLORS. UNLIKE CRAYONS, CRAYOLA DOES NOT MELT AT HIGH TEMPERATURES. THE FEELINGS OF CRAYONS ARE UNDETERMINED ON THE SUBJECT OF TODDLERS, BUT CRAYOLA IS DECIDEDLY WARY OF THEM.
CRAYOLA HAS A BA IN EAST ASIAN LANGUAGES & CIVILIZATIONS FROM UCHICAGO (2012) AND AN MLIS FROM UIUC AND USES NEITHER IN HER NEW DAY JOB AS A PROJECT COORDINATOR FOR A CONSULTING COMPANY. IF YOU THOUGHT SHE WAS A LIBRARIAN, YOU'RE RIGHT, THAT WAS TRUE UNTIL APRIL 2021 AND WILL ALWAYS BE TRUE IN HER HEART. JUST LIKE THE STUCK BOAT. #EVERGIVENEVERSTUCK
SHE LIKES EXCEL SPREADSHEETS, HOT GLUE WITCHERY, COVID-19 SAFETY PROTOCOLS, PIES, MULTITOOL CAMPING UTENSILS THAT EAT LIKE A FORK BUT FEEL LIKE A SWITCHBLADE, AND TUESDAY NIGHT TRIVIA (8PM ON JITSI CHECK #PUB-TRIVIA ON SLACK FOR DETAILS).
*UNTIL PROVEN OTHERWISE
Luke Bretscher has known that he wanted to be a Scav Captain ever since that day, many a year ago, when he heard about all the drama that goes down on the Scav Captains' listhost and got major FOMO. Now, in the eleventh year of his scavenging, he has arisen to fill the mighty shoes of his predecessors.
Critics have characterized Luke's poetry as “full of vibrant images,” “jaw dropping,” “cleaver,” and “don't you have actual work to be doing” (last quotation paraphrased). Recalcitrant mechanical devices tremble at his approach. He has never broken a bone and does not have a sixth finger on his right hand. He would rather be doing space things in space, but doing Scav in Chicago is a very close second.
The University of Chicago, in their innocence, have been bamboozled into granting Luke three bachelor's degrees, in Medieval Studies, Computer Science, and English, respectively. This has increased his power beyond human measurement and citizens are advised to regularly shout “Nerd!” at him so as to encourage him in the path of humility.
Luke's favorite item of cutlery is the sword, since those are technically cutlery and why would you not choose a sword.
Steffi Carter's coming-of-age story begins NOW, as a first-time captain at 13yos (years of Scav). In addition to crippling insecurities and hubris abound, UChicago gave Steffi a BA in Political Science. Steffi has since become a professional ballerina, and is trying to justify this education-occupation chasm by pursuing an MA in Dance Politics & Sociology, which is apparently, and thankfully, a thing.
Steffi's strengths encompass the performative, creative, choreographic, sartorial, and escapologic (read: Can evade dangerous situations with nothing more than pointe shoes, shiny chenille stems, and a bowler hat, in any time signature you like). Her favorite Scav feats have included a time-keeping Clockwork Orange, a solid caber toss at the Disney Princess Pageant, hand-drawn Mask of Zoroaster comics, and a life-sized marionnette performance to N*Sync's Bye Bye Bye.
But why so many hats? What secrets, superpowers, and commemorative spoons* hide under such brightly-colored headgear? Stay tuned.
*As food huggers/holders, spoons are, by far, the kindest and most versatile form of cutlery, and therefore indispensable.
Of the four captains, Nicky Dover (he/him) has a reputation for being the most frustrating. He fights with an inconvenient type-set, and if you’ve discarded the wrong set of items, you may find this encounter quite difficult.
His special moves will target your stat block, which means that if you didn’t stock up on special restoration items, you may find yourself fighting the secret fifth captain at a disadvantage.
Upon defeat, Nicky will reveal to you that many of the preceding events were partially his fault: the creation of BroStoMP, the Doc Films Nicolas Cage series, and a misleading public health campaign. He will also confess that he was GASH captain for Scav 2020.
He will note he fucked around specifically to find out the most morally reprehensible thing one ought justly do for a Klondike bar. Looting his body, you will find his favorite item of cutlery, the knife, which he is a fan of because it has the most non-eating use cases and dramatic potential.