Scav Hunt 2021
Scav 2021 will continue to be remote. That means Zoom, Jitsi, Wonder and Slack, plus our old friend Asana.
Links to go here closer to the date.
Buy your swag!
Make sure you're set up on the listhost, Slack, and Asana
Upcoming social events:
Special Edition Muppets Trivia
\Wednesday April 7, 8-9:30pm Scav Time
"Tax Day" (kind of?) Wonder Hangout
Thursday, April 15, 9-10:30pm Scav Time
"May Day" (definitely) Wonder Hangout
Saturday, May 1, 8-10pm Scav Time
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:
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The Experimental Station
6100 S Blackstone Ave, Chicago, IL
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.