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The Official Gaming Under the Influence Drinking Game

Regular listener OTGGamer felt that Gaming Under the Influence deserved it's own drinking game, and he spent a lot of time on the preliminary 1.0 version. Read on for all the rules...

The Gaming Under the Influence Podcast Drinking Game
By OTGGamer

Version 1.5

The Rules:

  1. During the show, every player drinks once or more times (depending on classification). The game is broken into rounds based on the segments of the show, as well as a basic set of ‘one-drink’ ground rules that pertain to the entire show.
  2. Derek “DSmooth” Nolan will be referred to DSmooth below and Derrick Schommer aka Codemonkey aka Everyday Drinker will henceforth be referred to as Code below.



Basic Ground Rules
Played throughout the duration of the show.

  1. DSmooth name drops
  2. DSmooth mentions how much he’s had to drink (alcoholic or non-alcoholic)
  3. DSmooth drops the F-bomb
    • this is an optional rule as it may be difficult not to blackout before the end of the show if this rule is in play
  4. DSmooth professes his undying love of Halo
  5. DSmooth professes his hatred for Cliffy B
  6. DSmooth breaks out into an impromptu song
    • Take an additional drink if DSmooth’s tone-deaf singing lasts longer than 1 verse
  7. DSmooth or Code mentions genitalia (male or female)
  8. Code mentions instancing in World of Warcraft
    • If WoW talk exceeds 1 min in length, take one drink for each additional 2 minutes of WoW Talk (round up to the nearest minute)
  9. Code mentions an alcoholic beverage producer by name
  10. Code pronounces a word wrong (outside of outtakes)
    • DSmooth calls Code on the mispronunciation, take another drink
  11. Code goes on a tirade against on Jonah (Falcon)
  12. There is a guest or guest host



What have you been drinking?
Played during the “What have you been playing” section of the show
Drink once every time you hear one of the following things:

  1. DSmooth mentions a game other than Halo or a Harmonix title
  2. Code mentions actually playing anything other than a WoW, PopCap game or Angry Birds



Listener Throw-them-back
Played during the “Listener Feedback” section of the show
Drink once every time you hear one of the following things:

  1. Phone call from Jonah Falcon
    • Yes, you drink each time...this could get messy!
  2. “Blue Stiehl Asks”
  3. MyGGGo provides a question or feedback
  4. DSmooth berates caller about going over the 1 minute time limit
  5. Code has trouble queuing up a call



New Brews
Played during the “New Releases” section of the show
Drink once every time you hear one of the following things:

  1. DSmooth craps on any particular platform
  2. A game based on a movie is released and both DSmooth and Code give it a pass
  3. DSmooth mentions any of the following:
    • Robust multi-player
    • Robust single-player campaign
  4. DSmooth or Code make fun of Rednecks (or Southerners)
  5. DSmooth or Code give a backhanded compliment to Rednecks (or Southerners)
    • For all rednecks, Websters’ (that’s a dictionary not a TV character) defines backhanded compliment as an artificial, insincere or sarcastic compliment.



Night Before Stories
Played during the “News Stories/WTF” section of the show
Drink once every time you hear one of the following things:
Note: Disregard the general rule for DSmooth dropping the F-bomb during the WTF Story Segment

  1. Code has trouble pronouncing someone’s name
  2. Code says Gamespot instead of Game Stop
  3. DSmooth doesn’t talk for 5 minutes



This Round Is Already Taken Care Of/Last Call
Played during the “Call for Feedback and Our Sponsors” section of the show
Drink once every time you hear one of the following things:

  1. Only sponsors are NetFlix and NetNanny
  2. DSmooth begs for 5 star reviews
  3. DSmooth infers that he and Code are some sort of deities
  4. DSmooth panhandles for a new sponsor
    • Take an additional drink for each instance of the following words:
      • Lie
      • Pimp
      • Rich
  5. Code doesn’t say a word for 5 minutes
  6. Code denies that he and DSmooth are any sort of deities
  7. ATC1982 is declared to be famous



Reversals of Fortune
Played during the “Outtakes” section of the show
Drink once every time you hear one of the following things:

  1. DSmooth has Skype issues
  2. DSmooth utters the words: aight, aaaah, or bra-ka-tukai
  3. DSmooth fails to get out the same sentence 3 or more times in a row
  4. Code has trouble queuing up the call
  5. Code goes off on some odd perverted and darkly disturbing tangent
  6. Code has trouble pronouncing someone’s name
  7. Code complains about having to read the news
  8. Code fails to get out the same sentence 3 or more times in a row



NOTE: Feel free to change the rules to suit your "drinking habits".

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