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Drinking while playing

Discussion in 'Civ3 - General Discussions' started by barbslinger, Jul 6, 2005.

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Do you drink while playing

  1. Yes! It is my favorite activity.

    21 vote(s)
    16.3%
  2. On occasion

    41 vote(s)
    31.8%
  3. Never.

    67 vote(s)
    51.9%
  1. barbslinger

    barbslinger Gun blast'n shot drinker

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    A few people who have played succession games with me know of my penchant for tipping a few during play. I have also been PM'ed if I had rules. I have started playing again and when I do drink on the weekends I jotted down the owns I could remember. I started making myself rules because I would become so absorbed in the game I would sometimes forget I had a beer next to me and 2 hours later it would be warm. I put in these automatic drinking pauses to assure my game play was well balanced.

    Feel free to add more if you have any that I may want to incorporate and please no harping that drinking and Civ don't mix. 3 parts civ and 1 part whiskey make an excellent "Sneak Attack"

    Also included are a few rules I follow while out drinking.

    Barbslingers Rules for a Drinking Conquest

    There are 3 types of drinks I use: Quick swig of beer, Long guzzle of beer and the oft-used shot of Crown Royal.

    Swigs-
    After every city build or conquest
    New tech, love those 3’fers
    Connect a resource / lux. Look for pop-up
    Making peace. Quickie and back to the game.
    After going through cities and hitting enter as many swigs as needed. This takes time and you’ll need the beer after this arduous task.

    Guzzle –
    While game is loading.
    Leader / great wonder build
    DOW either way, stand up while drinking this one. Possibly a shot if sneak attacked.
    New era was a 3 guzzle stand up pause.

    Shots -
    Losing a city.
    Exterminating an enemy.
    Taking over the lead per F8.
    Anytime you need to clear your head and think about what strategy to use it’s a stand-up shot.
    Closing game when you can’t see it anymore.
     

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  2. Whomp

    Whomp Keep Calm and Carry On Retired Moderator

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    'Slinger you are classic!
    For those of you who don't know it is also known in my circles as " 'Slinger mode" a much more difficult variant than "idiot mode" or in my estimation "Grumpy Old Men mode".
     
  3. Invisible Rhino

    Invisible Rhino Prince

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    Oh man I could never win playing with those rules :)
     
  4. SesnOfWthr

    SesnOfWthr True Believer

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    :lol:

    I never thought about instituting rules, but I may have to try those sometime. I could never do it if it was a real intense game, I'd make too many knucklehead mistakes. A nice screwing around Monarch game perhaps tho. I also couldn't do it with whiskey, but perhaps tequila.....

    :beer:
     
  5. sennomulo

    sennomulo Friendly

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    I don't drink, but sometimes I like to play a game with my old friend Mary Jane.
     
  6. bovinespy

    bovinespy Prince

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    Ditto

    (Man, I miss those wonder movies from Civ2 - now those were a feast for the senses! :smoke: :groucho: )
     
  7. Romanfe

    Romanfe Punch out

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    oh god, this game is a terrible one to drink to. At least something like Dynasty Warriors has ACTION in it. If I come home from the bar the last thing I do is fire up civ...

    Even worse if alcohol isn't your choice of intoxicant, immediate boredom...
     
  8. Bluemofia

    Bluemofia F=ma

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    I'm only 15. I can't drink alcohol yet. (Besides, it smells horrible)
     
  9. RandomInsanity

    RandomInsanity Warlord

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    haha you'll change
     
  10. peanut35

    peanut35 Warlord

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    If i drank at home all by myself, i definately would drink and play, but since i don't drink at home by myself, i have never, and never will, drink and play.
     
  11. Bluemofia

    Bluemofia F=ma

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    No I'm not. The smell almost made me throw up.

    The thought of consuming Saccharomyces cerevisiae (yeast) feces isn't appealing to me.
     
  12. Himalia

    Himalia Overlord of Eternity.

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    I didt im 29 and still cant stand the stuff. Hmm well except for Pernod but thats only beacause it tastes of strong aniseed.
     
  13. TyranusBonehead

    TyranusBonehead Bound & Determined

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    Drinking is still a bad habit of mine, and if I have some beer in the house, I'll definitely tip a couple while playing Civ3/Conquests.
     
  14. soul_warrior

    soul_warrior Termite!

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    :worship: the barbslinger
    bow down before his wisdom in the ways of true :king:ship.

    may a humble soul, trying to become a civ totting, drunken emperor offer a new rule?

    add a clause "a SHOT shall follow a succsesful steal",
    or it can come alongside ANY theft attempt :D
     
  15. eldar

    eldar ChiefTank

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    I agree wholeheartedly! Except with the Crown Royal - though it must be said my friends and I are whisky snobs. At least the Canadians spell it properly!

    Mind, I'd still be slugging back JDs rather than my precious 23yo Caol Ila ;)
     
  16. The_Unforgiven

    The_Unforgiven KoEkWaUs

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    I have a very easy script in my head:

    for 1:1:infty
    if win
    play again
    if lose
    drink till drunk
    go to sleep
    end
    end
     
  17. MeteorPunch

    MeteorPunch #WINNING Supporter

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    shouldn't this be in "strategy & tips?"
     
  18. eldar

    eldar ChiefTank

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    Surely "Shtrateshy & tipshy"...?
     
  19. SesnOfWthr

    SesnOfWthr True Believer

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    How about a shot everytime you cave to a demand?

    Or a guzzle when someone declares on you?

    We can make this get out of hand really easy ..... :beer:
     
  20. Rob (R8XFT)

    Rob (R8XFT) Ancient Briton Super Moderator

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    ha ha you'll change
     

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