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Newbiespud 16th Jan 2020, 5:00 AM edit delete
Newbiespud
Author: GreatDinn

Guest Author's Note: "Drinking is one of those things that occasionally goes with RPGs. It's not like junk food, or soda in that it doesn't feel ubiquitous with the game, but most of the adults I know who play RPGs enjoy a brew or two during the process. I mean, it is popular enough that there are bars that base themselves around RPGs. As for why, sometimes it's just because it's part of the social atmosphere, sometimes, it's because the player doesn't feel quite as comfortable playing their role without a little liquid courage. And sometimes, as with my group once in a blue moon, it's because the games are waaaaaaay funnier with one or two completely blitzed players and the rest trying to wrangle them. The days we feel like doing that are the ones where I bring out the one shots.

Story Time: Any fun stories about alcohol and RPGs?"

17 Comments:

nitpick format 16th Jan 2020, 5:06 AM edit delete reply
I am sorry if I am saying this again without any ability for you to have corrected, but the staggered panels with the straight line between them make for a confusing read.
Matiekay_13 16th Jan 2020, 8:23 AM edit delete reply
Matiekay_13
Yes, I agree. Staggered-panel format is a visual cue that means you should read in columns, not left-to-right (or right-to-left in manga).
Winged Cat 16th Jan 2020, 9:55 AM edit delete reply
Winged Cat
Huh. I (apparently correctly) guessed right away that it was meant to be read left-right-left-right in descending height order. Small arrows might have been useful for those who were confused, though.
Guest 17th Jan 2020, 6:58 AM edit delete reply
For visual clarity, it's better to lay out panels as though you're laying bricks. Like so:

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/38/5c/40/385c40f289b51218a1ff0dd0da148ce9.jpg
Queensarrow 16th Jan 2020, 11:07 PM edit delete reply
Huh, I didn't even notice the staggered panels.
Digo 16th Jan 2020, 5:46 AM edit delete reply
I can RP a hilarious drink adventurer. One session with my local group we split up in town to gather info on a murder mystery. My beard went to the tavern, drinking with the locals and getting rumors.

When the party regrouped at the tavern, I played out this hilarious 10-minute drunken speech about what I learned, linking it to my PC's issues with her sister, why bards get such a bad rep as sex deviants and other topics. At the end of 10 minutes the entire group and gm were on the floor unable to breathe from laughing so hard.

...maybe I should get my PC in the Forgotten game drunk for a presentation. XD
Winged Cat 16th Jan 2020, 10:00 AM edit delete reply
Winged Cat
I'm told I can RP being drunk rather well, but...I have never been drunk IRL, and I was just trying to RP how the character is (granted, when playing out certain of said character's rather less than logical moments).
CrowMagnon 16th Jan 2020, 6:29 AM edit delete reply
My group meets online, but I know from meeting and talking with them that most of us don't drink. Most.

We were stuck in a waiting room in Hell, waiting for a contract devil we needed talk to when our brawler's player got a little drunk and bored to the point of running around and busting into rooms, picking fights as she went. Granted, the way it was set up, that was most likely the intention of that particular scenario, but it was funny and weird to see her go off the rails as much as she did.
Jennifer 16th Jan 2020, 6:59 AM edit delete reply
Another, slightly less dangerous method of "blitzing" the players is to play in an unpressurized plane at altitude. In one incident I read, a group of poker players became … punchy. One of them observed when the others' fingernails turned blue, then started bluffing and won all their money.
Classic Steve 16th Jan 2020, 7:38 AM edit delete reply
She's frigging named after an alcoholic beverage....
Guest 16th Jan 2020, 9:09 AM edit delete reply
"Roll the dice to see if I'm getting drunk!"

Obligatory.
Evilbob 16th Jan 2020, 11:11 AM edit delete reply
Evilbob
"my group once in a blue moon"

I see what ya did there.
DanielLC 16th Jan 2020, 1:01 PM edit delete reply
The girl who is named after an alcoholic beverage wouldn't bring alcohol?
Buddha Buck 16th Jan 2020, 3:34 PM edit delete reply
It sounds like she wouldn't give others alcohol without their knowledge. That doesn't mean she won't drink it herself, or provide it to others, just that she won't put it in the punch.
BackSet 16th Jan 2020, 2:40 PM edit delete reply
I giggle every time there's an accent joke.
Warlock 16th Jan 2020, 5:56 PM edit delete reply
Drinks and RPGs... whoo... I don't know if I would call it "fun", as I was the GM, but I do know most others did find it as such.

I ran, among other things, Legend of the Five Rings. A Samurai's 'mask' is a big deal, as well. One cannot show emotion, and insults can be met with sword duels possibly to the death (rarely). However, one can drop his mask when one is in a geisha house, and due to alcohol's propensity, any insults are forgiven (excluding murder, treason, or disloyalty). This is a setting that is basically Japanese Game of thrones.

Enter the situation: one of my players is playing a Unicorn clansman. Proud Moto. Think Mongolians, cause their leaders are even named Khans. One game, my player, gets rather smashed IRL, and has set his sights upon the local bar wench (a ronin samurai who surprisingly does well with kids and blade alike, long story in that). Proudly riding up on his horse (he's head of the police, after all), he decides to attempt to woo her.

Of course, he decides to guide his horse by voice commands. "Bring me to the bar!" he exclaims. Now, I'm okay with drinking, but when you get sloshed, and you're rowdy already while sober, this can be disorientating. I probably should have stopped this, although this was his house, so i had limited power outside of ruining the game. So, I just went with it.

Horse went to the bar. The maiden wasn't there. Command after command was given to the horse, to go "to the brewery", or "to the woman" or, "to the one with dark hair". Each command was taken, quite literally, by the horse. So it went to the brewery, but found the wrong one. The woman turned out to be the local monk, not the barwench. The dark haired one turned out to be the local merchant lord, who was in a bathhouse, and clearly not female. For almost two hours, this player just kept barking orders at his horse, each time being led to something that 'fit the description', though not exactly. It was, after all, just a horse...
Bear of Despair 2nd Feb 2020, 12:16 PM edit delete reply
Twi: "I'm psychic"

AJ: "What?

TwiL "Just kidding. I just have good intuition"

First thing that popped into my mind