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Sharpe drinking game - Her Most Regal Majesty, the Queen of Snark
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Sharpe drinking game
Ladies and gentleman, for your delight and delectation, we proudly present the Richard Sharpe Televisual Interlude drinking game.

For those unfamiliar with the format of such things, the game consists of a list of forfeits which must be taken when the listed event appears on the screen during the showing of any of the nine Sharpe TV movies. If multiple conditions are met at once, all forfeits must be taken cumilatively. The winner is, erm, whoever can stand up and walk home afterwards, or something. A ready supply of booze is required, and participants are expected to recharge empty glasses. Beer would be the tipple most in keeping with the theme, although hard-core drinkers may substitute brandy at their discretiion.

Take one sip if
  • Sharpe takes his shirt off
  • Sharpe rescues a lady from peril
  • Sharpe kisses the damsel-du-jour
  • Harper lies to Sharpe
  • Sharpe's CO does something stupid
  • Sharpe is rude to an officer
  • An officer / aristocrat does something caddish
  • Harper mentions Ireland
  • Hogan says something sarcastic

Take two sips if:
  • Harper makes tea
  • Hagman mentions best brown paper and vinegar
  • Someone challenges someone else to a duel
  • Hagman makes an impossible shot
  • Tongue preaches the word of the Lord
  • Harris quotes anything or mentions Voltaire
  • A frenchman who is wearing a silly hat is introduced
  • Ramona is annoyed with Harper
  • Sharpe is denied a promotion
  • Fredrickson removes his wig or his teeth
  • An enlisted man collapses while marching

Take three sips if:
  • Wellesley / Wellington sends Sharpe into extreme danger
  • Sharpe punches someone
  • Sharpe gazes back over his shoulder
  • Three rounds a minute are fired
  • Someone backs down from a duel with Sharpe
  • Someone is made a Chosen Man
  • Sharpe is promoted

Finish your glass if
  • Sharpe stands in front of a British flag

More suggestions will be grateful added.
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triskellian From: triskellian Date: March 4th, 2005 10:41 pm (UTC) (Link)

A suggestion!

I suggest that you return to killalla's Sharpe viewings. Although given that one of my motives is selfish (would be good to see you!), this is a bit of an ill-timed suggestion, because I don't think I'll be there this week. (Note to self: tell killalla that I won't be there.)
sesquipedality From: sesquipedality Date: March 4th, 2005 11:24 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: A suggestion!

I hope to at some point. Can't make it this week, but next is a possibility, although as always, it's dependent on whether lanfykins is available, otherwise I can't really get there.
fractalgeek From: fractalgeek Date: March 5th, 2005 12:46 am (UTC) (Link)
"shirt off" and "lady from Peril" look significantly under0rated acroding to the local fans I've seen... or are they just too common.

We play the "Eurovision" drinking game. Pick a favourite and an outsider. Each time they get a vote, drink - preferably the national drink of that country. The advanced rules allow for a "down in one" or a forfit if "Null points" at a summing up.
liriselei From: liriselei Date: March 5th, 2005 01:07 am (UTC) (Link)
More suggestions will be grateful added.

how many sips for when a plucky young English lad who's adopted Sharpe as his hero and role model gets shot and killed as a result of something Sharpe's doing ?

hopefully killalla's rum will make an acceptable brandy substitute...
jo_english_bint From: jo_english_bint Date: March 5th, 2005 07:22 am (UTC) (Link)
so christi I have all the sharpe films on dvd when do you wish to try this drinking game and where do I pour myself after?
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