Sit right down and let me tell you a story about a guy and his experiences drinking his way through a new video game.  The guy is just a regular fellow who plays games and drinks.  He has no involved backstory, his is not an epic tale of growth and redemption.  Just a dude who works up a mighty thirst trying to rebuild his gaming backlog.  The game and the drink though….well that’s where it gets more interesting.

The story starts when the guy bought a game called Bastion

from a place called Steam during a thing called the Great Gift Pile.  He played for a bit to help some folks out but then put it on the back burner.   Continue reading


Terraria is a hard game to describe. It shares some elements with Minecraft but where Minecraft is a building tool with a bit of a game thrown in Terraria is a game with a bit of a building tool thrown in. It is a side scrolling platform adventure role playing city builder. So what sets it apart from all those other SSPARPCB games and how does that help us find the right drink?

The 2 main areas of this game are crafting and adventuring.

While adventuring your character will explore a variety of biomes. These biomes for the most part consist of fairly unpleasant conditions although there are some nice relaxing floating islands. From jungles with jungle bats, jungle grass and jungle slimes to hell with hellstones, hellforges and hellbats your adventurer will dig in every kind of environment imaginable. All while in the dark.

Crafting is what sets this game apart from Dig Dug or Ghosts and Goblins. Every tree that is chopped down will yield wood for building torches. Continue reading

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

When I first joined this site I had a lofty goal of burning through my Steam backlog while drinking and writing about it.  I thought it would be a nice little exercise in finishing off some games while getting to experience a variety of alcoholic beverages.  Then I made the mistake of choosing The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim as my first game.

The game
Skyrim is a massively single player role playing game.  There is a great deal of freedom in this game; there are no character classes or fixed paths.   How you play the game is up to you – skills are broadly categorized into fighter, mage or thief skills and you are free to mix and match skills however you want.  If you want to sneak around pick-pocketing everyone until you use chain lightning on them you can do that.  If you want to be a blacksmith that makes poisons and a bow that works too.
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