Saturday, March 17, 2012
Drinking Games for Warhammer 40k! We Share ours, Let's Hear Yours!
Old School here and with St. Patrick's Day upon us, what kind of people would we be if we didn't take the time to post up some great ways for (over 21) gamers to add beer drinking to the actual tabletop gaming affair (warning, this is beyond beer and pretzels!)
First off is our old favorite, Random Terrain!
Random Terrain 40k is best played in teams for the greatest effect. The basics are simple:
Set up a regular game per the Big Red Rule Book. Use a little less terrain than normal to set up the board. Now, once the game starts, players may add terrain to the table in the form of beer cans, bottles or drink cups at any time during their opponents turn and place it anywhere 1" or more away from any model on the table. At the end of the player turn, the cans go away!
As you can see, it works best with teams due to the fact one person would have to drink an awful lot to make any effective LOS insanity and there is no reason to get drunk that fast! I have played this game before and while I was able to prevent an alpha strike, I also couldn't get much blockage up on turn 6 or seven! (we played singles the first time).
That's just one good game.
Wordhammer is simply a normal game, but there is a twist. At the start of the game, each player nominates one word his opponent will likely say and make it a drink command for his opponent, such as "Multi-laser", so each time the opponent says "I'm going to fire my multi-laser" he has to drink.
Each player makes a different word each turn and the words can even stack up if you choose. I have also seen this game played where each HQ could name a word a turn, but if the HQ is killed, all words that particular HQ made become null!
I am sure there are plenty of other great examples of games or ways to add drinking to a casual game of 40k and I want to hear them! If you have a game that you have played, heard of or know about, then share it in the comments and eventually, I will add them to this article and tab it so we can have a nice little resource for 40k drinking games!
As always, if you drink, don't drive, if you drive, don't drink and don't over-do it! Happy St. Paddy's Day from the crew here at DFG!