History GargleBlaster / VideoGames

10th Jan '16 11:15:01 PM CountDorku
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** The mod ''Demon'' contains an actual bottle of scurrd. Its description is rather...interesting. -->What is in Scurrd? What, indeed. Scurrd just seems to find the way to where it can do the most harm. It's truly vicious.\\ \\ It cannot be smelled by the elderly...\\ It cannot be held by small children...\\ It is Scurrd, and woe be to [[YeOldeButcheredEnglish ye that take it to ye tongue]].

* One of the liquor bottles on a shelf in ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights'' mod ''Demon'' contains a substance called Scurrd. Its description is rather...interesting. -->What is in Scurrd? What, indeed. Scurrd just seems to find the way to where it can do the most harm. It's truly vicious.\\ \\ It cannot be smelled by the elderly...\\ It cannot be held by small children...\\ It is Scurrd, and woe be to [[YeOldeButcheredEnglish ye that take it to ye tongue]].
29th Dec '15 3:03:47 PM Lopiny
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** Not exactly alcoholic, but it serves similar purposes: Fourth City Airag, Year of the Tortoise. Stuff's been fermenting for ''years'', which isn't good for something with so much milk in it. And it smells ''awful'' when uncorked. And somehow, it's still a very, very desirable drink, costing as much as five wine cellars.
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** Not exactly alcoholic, but it serves similar purposes: Fourth City Airag, Year of the Tortoise. Stuff's been fermenting for ''years'', which isn't good for something with so much milk in it. And it smells ''awful'' when uncorked. And somehow, it's still a very, very desirable drink, costing as much as five wine cellars. The airag they serve you back at Port Carnelian already screws you up if you're not careful, and this is explicitly stronger.

* ''Videogame/DwarfFortress'': It'd seem dwarves make their brews so damned strong it has literally affected their physiology to the point of having a massive, extra-effective liver, and even ''then'' weaker ones will often die from alcohol poisoning. Other species will often pass out with just one serving, and in particular goblins are absolutely terrible at handling that level of booze; most of your goblin visitors that get past the belligerent patrons will probably drink a single mug and drown in their own vomit afterwards.
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* ''Videogame/DwarfFortress'': It'd seem dwarves make their brews so damned strong it has literally affected their physiology to the point of having a massive, extra-effective liver, and even ''then'' weaker ones will often die from alcohol poisoning. Other species will often pass out with just one serving, and in particular goblins are absolutely terrible at handling that level of booze; most of your goblin visitors that get past the belligerent patrons will probably drink a single mug and drown in their own vomit afterwards. It also evaporates so quickly when exposed to fire it's almost (though not quite, [[VideogameCrueltyPotential unfortunately]]) explosive.
17th Dec '15 12:06:24 PM Lopiny
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* ''Videogame/DwarfFortress'': It'd seem dwarves make their brews so damned strong it has literally affected their physiology to the point of having a massive, extra-effective liver, and even ''then'' weaker ones will often die from alcohol poisoning. Other species will often pass out with just one serving, and in particular goblins are absolutely terrible at handling that level of booze; most of your goblin visitors that get past the belligerent patrons will probably drink a single mug and drown in their own vomit afterwards.
27th Nov '15 7:26:23 AM MrUnderhill
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** ''Citadel'' also also contains a rather disgusting cocktail that's three parts horse-choker and one part mouthwash, made by Joker for a drinking contest to keep Cortez from dragging him out to the shooting range later. (Joker wins, he doesn't go.) Cortez manages about two shots and gives up from the taste alone, [[ItTastesLikeFeet which he poetically compares to a goat's ass]].
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** ''Citadel'' also also contains a rather disgusting cocktail that's three parts horse-choker and one part mouthwash, made by Joker for a drinking contest to keep Cortez from dragging him out to the shooting range later. (Joker wins, he doesn't go.) Cortez manages about two shots and gives up from the taste alone, [[ItTastesLikeFeet which he poetically compares to a goat's ass]]. If Wrex is still around, he'll comment that Cortez made a big mistake letting Joker choose "the battlefield ''and'' the weapon," and since Joker downs two glasses without flinching (unlike Cortez), it makes you wonder if he came up with this concoction [[CrazyPrepared specifically to win drinking contests]].
14th Nov '15 12:18:34 PM Lopiny
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* ''Videogame/FallenLondon'': Mr. Wines' favorites, presumably because it takes something ''very'' strong to even phase a being like it. Examples include Black Wings Absinthe, which will ''always'' send you straight into a dangerous drunken bender [[WhatDidIDoLastNight which you won't remember next morning]] (aside from tattered opera cloaks and a scandalous article about you on the newspaper), and Strangling Willow Absinthe, whose effects are not quite explained, but it's apparently enough to have acquired a terrifying reputation as something only a madman would drink. It bears mentioning that Mr Wines doesn't actually know what Absinthe is, and just gives that name to anything alcoholic that horribly fucks you up.
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* ''Videogame/FallenLondon'': Mr. Wines' favorites, presumably because it takes something ''very'' strong to even phase a being like it. Examples include include: ** Black Wings Absinthe, which will ''always'' send you straight into a dangerous drunken bender [[WhatDidIDoLastNight which you won't remember next morning]] (aside from tattered opera cloaks and a scandalous article about you on the newspaper), and newspaper). ** Strangling Willow Absinthe, whose effects are not quite explained, but it's apparently enough to have acquired a terrifying reputation as something only a madman would drink. And for occasionally trying to escape cellars on its own, somehow. It bears mentioning that Mr Wines doesn't actually know what Absinthe is, and just gives that name to anything alcoholic that horribly fucks you up.up, be it through simple drunkenness or some other way. ** Amanita Sherry and Muscaria Brandy, the latter being stronger. Only devils really drink it like something desirable. Everyone else prefers to use it to poison people they hate. And even devils tend to prefer using it to poison people, because [[ForTheEvulz they're devils]]. ** Not exactly alcoholic, but it serves similar purposes: Fourth City Airag, Year of the Tortoise. Stuff's been fermenting for ''years'', which isn't good for something with so much milk in it. And it smells ''awful'' when uncorked. And somehow, it's still a very, very desirable drink, costing as much as five wine cellars. ** Greyfields 1868, First Sporing is an inversion: It's a drink so warm and pleasant it lets you sleep peacefully and gives you nice, relaxing dreams. Pretty important in a city where nightmares get literally maddening.
11th Nov '15 9:19:14 PM RainbowPhoenix
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** ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'' adds a different type of GargleBlaster in the form of '[[NonindicativeName Grey Warden Whiskey]]': Wardens are allowed by treaty to requisition any supplies they need, including alcohol, but need to travel light. Some of them therefore choose to just carry one big bottle and top it up with whatever's available whenever it gets low. After a few years of this each bottle develops it's own unique flavour - all of them the sort of digusting cocktail only someone who's tasted Darkspawn blood could find appetising.
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** ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'' adds a different type of GargleBlaster in the form of '[[NonindicativeName Grey Warden Whiskey]]': Wardens are allowed by treaty to requisition any supplies they need, including alcohol, but need to travel light. Some of them therefore choose to just carry one big bottle and top it up with whatever's available whenever it gets low. After a few years of this each bottle develops it's own unique flavour - all of them the sort of digusting cocktail only someone who's tasted Darkspawn blood could find appetising.appetizing, often with names to match. ** Also in ''Inquisition'' is a Qunari ale called Maraas Lok. It's said that the second shot on are easier to swallow because the first one kills the nerve endings in the drinker's throat.
1st Nov '15 8:03:16 AM Lopiny
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* ''Videogame/FallenLondon'': Mr. Wines' favorites, presumably because it takes something ''very'' strong to even phase a being like it. Examples include Black Wings Absinthe, which will ''always'' send you straight into a dangerous drunken bender [[WhatDidIDoLastNight which you won't remember next morning]] (aside from tattered opera cloaks and a scandalous article about you on the newspaper), and Strangling Willow Absinthe, whose effects are not quite explained, but it's apparently enough to have acquired a terrifying reputation as something only a madman would drink. It bears mentioning that Mr Wines doesn't actually know what Absinthe is, and just gives that name to anything alcoholic that horribly fucks you up.
27th Oct '15 11:51:59 PM BattleMaster
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* ''VideoGame/IcewindDale2'' has a drinking contest against a barbarian you may participate in. The drink of choice is fermented boar's blood. Whether you succeed or fail is based on your character's constitution score.
21st Oct '15 12:44:47 PM Vir
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* The ''VideoGame/MonkeyIsland'' series of computer games does this to grog. Instead of plain-ol' watered-down rum, it's a drink made with a variety of bizarre ingredients, which may (or may not) include ''Kerosene, Propylene, Glycol, Artificial Sweeteners, Sulphuric Acid, Rum, Acetone, Red Dye No 2., [[DevelopmentGag SCUMM]], Axle Grease, Battery Acid, and/or Pepperoni''. Needless to say, it's capable of burning holes through reinforced pewter mugs in a matter of seconds. This apparently doesn't stop it from being sold in familiar-looking red-striped soda vending machines, [[AnachronismStew despite the games being set in the 17th century]]. The unusual composition is no doubt why, in the second game, near-grog is described as being as nasty-smelling and foul tasting as the real thing, sans the alcohol, so even pre-fake-ID Guybrush is allowed to drink it. Or he would be, if the bartender hadn't just sold the last bottle to Captain Kate Capsize, who prefers to be sober when she runs her glass-bottomed boat tours.
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* The ''VideoGame/MonkeyIsland'' series of computer games does this to grog. Instead of plain-ol' watered-down rum, it's a drink made with a variety of bizarre ingredients, which may (or may not) include ''Kerosene, Propylene, Propylene Glycol, Artificial Sweeteners, Sulphuric Acid, Rum, Acetone, Red Dye No 2., [[DevelopmentGag SCUMM]], Axle Grease, Battery Acid, and/or Pepperoni''. Needless to say, it's capable of burning holes through reinforced pewter mugs in a matter of seconds. This apparently doesn't stop it from being sold in familiar-looking red-striped soda vending machines, [[AnachronismStew despite the games being set in the 17th century]]. The unusual composition is no doubt why, in the second game, near-grog is described as being as nasty-smelling and foul tasting as the real thing, sans the alcohol, so even pre-fake-ID Guybrush is allowed to drink it. Or he would be, if the bartender hadn't just sold the last bottle to Captain Kate Capsize, who prefers to be sober when she runs her glass-bottomed boat tours.
21st Oct '15 12:43:44 PM Vir
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* In "VideoGame/GalaxyOnFire2", in the Supernova expansion, there is a certain alcohol introduced into the story, discovered and served by Mkkt Bkkt, that causes those who drink it to start sputtering random noises (it sounds rather like they are reading the noises from a comic page out loud rather than imitating the sounds). This happens mere SECONDS after the first sip, about four or five seconds to be more precise. To top it all off, the only way to cure the effects without waiting a rather long amount of time involves a type of frog venom that can VIOLENTLY EXPLODE if it's even shaken around too much.
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* In "VideoGame/GalaxyOnFire2", ''VideoGame/GalaxyOnFire2'', in the Supernova expansion, there is a certain alcohol introduced into the story, discovered and served by Mkkt Bkkt, that causes those who drink it to start sputtering random noises (it sounds rather like they are reading the noises from a comic page out loud rather than imitating the sounds). This happens mere SECONDS after the first sip, about four or five seconds to be more precise. To top it all off, the only way to cure the effects without waiting a rather long amount of time involves a type of frog venom that can VIOLENTLY EXPLODE if it's even shaken around too much.
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