Because I apparently like tormenting myself, last night a few of us gathered together to watch The Avengers and play The Avengers Drinking Game.
Oh, BTW, I have a Tumblr now. I don't know how it happened. All the cool kids were doing it? It's mostly comic book stuff.
Anyway, I don't recall much of the last thirty minutes or so of the film, which is as it should be. A good drinking game gets you gently buzzed for the first three quarters of the film and then totally lit for the last quarter. Mission accomplished.
I was actually looking for Avengers drinking games online, but the ones I found were all potentially deadly and clearly hadn't been thought through. If you drank every time something blew up in The Avengers, you would die. So I took the rules I found and added a lot of my own content, adapting the whole thing to reasonability. OR SO I THOUGHT.
It turns out I drastically underestimated the number of times people said "Tesseract" in this film, especially at the start. I honestly thought most of the time they called it the cube, or only showed it rather than saying the word. We had to rewrite the rules about the Tesseract at least twice in order to avoid riots.
We debated quite a lot over what constitutes a "sweeping, dramatic statement" from Fury, versus that just being the way he talks; we also had to debate each and every single shot of Captain America's ass to decide which were loving and lingering versus which were just incidental. But honestly, debate is half the fun.
Oddly enough, we were usually in sync about when Clint has arms versus when Clint has arms.
We also developed Rocky Horror-style "add ins" where you shout things at various times. This was, frankly, a heady sensation of power on my part, because I would tell people to do stuff and they would do it, even though it has no rational reasoning behind it.
But what it means, in the end, is that I gift this to the world: a player-tested Avengers drinking game where if you remember to sip instead of full-on drink, you probably will not die.
Post a comment in response:
Legal Disclaimer - Site Map