So last night I got to play a game of Drinking Quest with the game’s creator, Jason Anarchy, while recording a podcast with The Bitter Guy. To make sure this post is written in proper spirit, I’ll be drinking my favourite maple-mellowed whiskey, one which I’ve tweeted about on multiple occasions.
I played Chuglox, the Bar Room Hero—think of a barbarian whose special power is that he can force any player to chug their drink once per quest. The three of us stomped our way through Lolevel Forest and Mount Icefist and got a pretty good taste of the drinking RPG. To be honest, I got started ahead of time and was already a Smithwick’s in by the time we started.
It was a lot of fun. Drinking Quest has everything a geek needs to enjoy an RPG: silly monsters, cool loot, experience, and innovative mechanics—like chugging your character back to life every time you die. Because of my indomitable gaming prowess (and some lucky roles) I managed to survive both of the first two quests without dying, so I ended up using Chuglox’s ability on myself—twice—and downed a rusty nail and Tom Collins to keep up with Jason and The Bitter Guy.
I think my favourite moment of the night was during the first quest when I turned over the “Cool Quest, Bro” card and got to defeat a bro-goblin at a sexual prowess contest. Jason clearly had a lot of fun writing and balancing this game, and the care shows. The art for Drinking Quest is charming too, referencing the look of 1970s D&D materials.
He’s actually on the home stretch of a major Indiegogo fundraiser for Drinking Quest 3: Nectar of the Gods, and the project is well worth chipping in for. Rather than thank you for your contribution like most crowdfunders, Jason will actually write you a personal insult if you contribute.
You can learn more about the project when the podcast we recorded with The Bitter Guy goes up—hopefully soon. You’ll hear us (already several drinks deep and drinking deeper as the night goes on) talk about everything from punk music to the unicorns that live inside moustaches.
I’ll also drunkenly spew a bunch of secrets about the as-of-yet unannounced Rock, Paper, Cynic book, which I hadn’t intended to talk about until the White Russian arrived. It’s going to be a WEIRD kind of book, but I’ll let you hear about that when the podcast comes out.
In the mean time, definitely check out Drinking Quest 3 on Indiegogo! The perks are pretty amazing!