Are you and your friends looking for something to do on St. Patty’s Day that includes good geek fun with fully integrated consumption of adult beverages? Well, your quest for satisfaction ends with a quest! “Drinking Quest: The Original Drinking RPG” (DQ) is the fraking genius (pardon my Galactic colloquialism) combination of drinking and dorkery.
DQ is an RPG with all the elements a geek could hope for yet simplified to allow for some responsible inebriation. There are currently 2 DQs available for purchase (here): “The Original Drinking RPG” and “DQ2 Yeddy Vedder’s Yeti Adventure”. However, according to the website, there is a third adventure in the works called “Nectar of the Gods”, which you can help support via Indiegogo (like Kickstarter, but Indiegogo is more global) at this link. For the sake of article space, let’s stick to the original game.
In the DQ, you are part of a group from a small brewing town of Tippler’s Hollow. Your team has been chosen to rid the land of all sorts of monsters, such as Booze Hounds and a Zombie Mammoth, as well as many other creative threats, for the Drinking Quest Tournament. It’s a religious holiday; it was blessed by the three Drinking Gods.
Within, the box you will get the 3 D6s, character sheet pad, and the game cards. The game cards include 4 Hero cards, Special Ability cards, and quest cards for 4 separate quests. The four quests are (description taken directly from here):
"Lolevel Forest: A forest full of low level goblins that seem to be in every game. Good for EASY EXPERIENCE POINTS!
Mount Icefist: The snow level features colder beer, more fearsome foes and the introduction of yeti eggs to the DQniverse.
Booze Cruise: Pirates! Grog! Throwing up over the side of the ship! All that and a traveling gambler named Chad.
Zombie Attack: Your home town of Tippler's Hollow has been taken over by zombies! Fight a horde of zombified creatures that you fought in the earlier quests! Spoiler Alert: Chad comes back as a zombie."
You reset your hit points at the beginning of each new quest and you can do as many or as few as you'd like in a sitting. Of course, remember to quest and drink responsibly.