Greasepole Achievement List

Congratulations to Sci ’11 for their one-hour, 47-minute conquering of this year’s greasepole!

Can we all just take a moment to reflect on the academic year called “Sci ’11”?  Man, I feel old all of a sudden.

Just for giggles, here’s the current list of achievements for Legend of the Greasepole.  I wonder how the crowd around this year’s greasepole would have done.

Pole in Ten (Years!) – (100) –  Stall the frosh for at least 10 minutes
Show Some Discipline – (10) – Proudly display the Discipline bar on your Engineering jacket.
Desperate Times, Desperate Measures – (10) – Wind up your arm fully, completely before you toss a road apple.
It’s The Jam, It’s All Good For You – (20) – Offer ‘za or a drink to the Engineering Society President.
You’re a Hoser – (20) – Cool down the frosh with water from the firehose.
Golden Soda – (50) – Offer a drink to hard-working Al ‘Pop Boy’ Burchell.
Like Homecoming, But With Lanolin – (50) – Quench the crowd’s thirst ’til they slam their leather jackets.
Dizzying Heights – (50) – Send a frosh flying all the way from tam to pit-water.
Iron Ring Ceremony – (100) – Unleash the power of the mighty Iron Ring.
Double Fisting – (150) – Wear two Iron Rings at the same time!
Exam Avoidance – (50) – Stall the frosh for five minutes without lobbing a physics ‘smart bomb’.
Fully Loaded Fun Fur – (70) – Stuff your pockets with 99 apples, 99 slices of ‘za, or 99 Clark mugs.
Secret Achievement – (??) – Keep stalling the frosh to discover this achievement!
Secret Achievement – (??) – Keep stalling the frosh to discover this achievement!
Secret Achievement – (??) – Keep stalling the frosh to discover this achievement!
Secret Achievement – (??) – Keep stalling the frosh to discover this achievement!

Greasepole 2007 is today…

… in fact it’s probably happening as I type, but I’m three-and-a-half hours down the 401 in Toronto. Sigh.

PCorey's great Greasepole shot

A huge thanks to the folks who have beta tested the re-release of the game.  I had hoped to have it ready for today, but I’ve received some great feedback about a few things to tweak, and particularly in light of the new XBox control mechanism, I need to hold off a few days to find time to finish it up.  Also, my partner-in-crime Craig Calvert, who was Legend’s Artistic Director, still hasn’t weighed in… I hope he’ll have a chance to look at the game soon.

A particularly huge thanks to McKay Savage, principal author of the LegendWeb, whose history of the Greasepole (and even poetry about the Greasepole!) was an integral part of the original CD release, and now can be found online.  He’s really been enjoying the beta testing and wrote about it in his blog, which has the great name The Wind on My Face.  I remember receiving the most amazingly thoughtful and detailed e-mails from McKay back in the day — and now he’s living in India.  I think the blogging medium was made for folks like him.

Odd Greasepole shot