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2nd Feb '16 4:35:10 AM narm00
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** Pathfinder includes this as a Monk Archetype. Monks in PF perform KiAttacks, and Drunken Masters can fortify their ki pool by drinking alcohol. Since one monk ability is spending ki to heal damage, a Drunken Master can effectively used booze as healing potions.
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** Pathfinder TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}} includes this as a Monk Archetype. Monks in PF perform KiAttacks, and Drunken Masters can fortify their ki pool by drinking alcohol. Since one monk ability is spending ki to heal damage, a Drunken Master can effectively used booze as healing potions.

* ''{{Exalted}}'', which also borrows heavily from kung-fu movies, has Orgiastic Fugitive Style, which also works with other illicit substances such as opium and hashish, and allows the use of liquor bottles and hookahs as {{Improvised Weapon}}s.
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* ''{{Exalted}}'', ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'', which also borrows heavily from kung-fu movies, has Orgiastic Fugitive Style, which also works with other illicit substances such as opium and hashish, and allows the use of liquor bottles and hookahs as {{Improvised Weapon}}s.

* In the table-top RPG "SeventhSea", a swashbuckling alternate of Europe, there is a combat school for Avalonians (Britons) called the Rory Finnegan school. You must drink to use your Knacks (abilities) in game and take inebriation penalties to all of your rolls. Once you become Master rank, all of those penalties reverse into bonuses. ** "7th Sea" also has a feat that is the opposite of this trope: Able Drinker. Drink as much as you want, you'll never get drunk. This is such a waste at parties.
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* In the table-top tabletop RPG "SeventhSea", ''TabletopGame/SeventhSea'', which features a swashbuckling alternate version of Europe, there is a combat school for Avalonians (Britons) called the Rory Finnegan school. You must drink to use your Knacks (abilities) in game and take inebriation penalties to all of your rolls. Once you become Master rank, all of those penalties reverse into bonuses. ** "7th Sea" ''7th Sea'' also has a feat that is the opposite of this trope: Able Drinker. Drink as much as you want, you'll never get drunk. This is such a waste at parties.
24th Jan '16 9:36:49 PM FenrirAngerboda
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** That's partially because Lincoln realized the only way to actually win the war was to employ WeHaveReserves strategy - and very few commanders will employ that sort of strategy in a war already famous for being disproportionately lethal while sober. He fired a long string of generals who did the smart thing - heavy defenses, slow advances, and fighting only the battles you know you can win - for doing the smart thing, when what was needed was "fuck it, fix bayonets and charge (we'll sew the extra bodybags later)". Given that the war was dragging on with more and more bloodbath battles, and sickness which spread rampantly in unsanitary camps full of filthy, stressed, tired, malnourished, dehydrated men cramped close together outdoors in all seasons and weathers without antibiotics or real medicine, the safe approach killed far more people by allowing greater ravages of disease and forcing there to be more battles. For the record, the Civil War began in April 1864 and the lines had not changed much when Grant took over the Army of the Potomac in March 1964. Grant defeated Lee in April 1865, a little more than a year after assuming command, and within a year of starting the first campaign he directed. Before Grant took over, there was no reason to think the Civil War was going to end anytime soon. As the deadliest war in American history, which killed 660000 Americans in just four years, the death toll could have easily climbed into the millions if it had not been brought to a swifter end by Grant.
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** That's partially because Lincoln realized the only way to actually win the war was to employ WeHaveReserves strategy - and very few commanders will employ that sort of strategy in a war already famous for being disproportionately lethal while sober. He fired a long string of generals who did the smart thing - heavy defenses, slow advances, and fighting only the battles you know you can win - for doing the smart thing, when what was needed was "fuck it, fix bayonets and charge (we'll sew the extra bodybags later)". Given that the war was dragging on with more and more bloodbath battles, and sickness which spread rampantly in unsanitary camps full of filthy, stressed, tired, malnourished, dehydrated men cramped close together outdoors in all seasons and weathers without antibiotics or real medicine, the safe approach killed far more people by allowing greater ravages of disease and forcing there to be more battles. For the record, the Civil War began in April 1864 and the lines had not changed much when Grant took over the Army of the Potomac in March 1964.1864. Grant defeated Lee in April 1865, a little more than a year after assuming command, and within a year of starting the first campaign he directed. Before Grant took over, there was no reason to think the Civil War was going to end anytime soon. As the deadliest war in American history, which killed 660000 Americans in just four years, the death toll could have easily climbed into the millions if it had not been brought to a swifter end by Grant.
24th Jan '16 11:49:41 AM molotov
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* Do not ever try this trope out in real life with sports that involve any degree of physical risk, especially shooting sports. Redneck's last words apply fully.
24th Jan '16 11:47:53 AM molotov
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* Abraham Lincoln claimed that Ulysses Simpson Grant had a form of alcoholism that "made him a better field commander". He was a self-aware alcoholic, which meant he knew EXACTLY when he needed to be roaring drunk to make the decisions that would win a battle. ** That's partially because Lincoln realized the only way to actually win the war was to employ WeHaveReserves strategy - and very few commanders will employ that sort of strategy in a war already famous for being disproportionately lethal while sober. He fired a long string of generals who did the smart thing - heavy defenses, slow advances, and fighting only the battles you know you can win - for doing the smart thing, when what was needed was "fuck it, fix bayonets and charge (we'll sew the extra bodybags later)". ** Grant's drinking was probably more the result of his lethality than the reason of it. When you just sent 10 000 men to their deaths, there is really nothing else to do except drink yourself to sleep.
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* Abraham Lincoln claimed that Ulysses Simpson Grant had a form of alcoholism that "made him a better field commander". He Grant was a quite self-aware and a drinker but not actually an alcoholic, which meant he knew EXACTLY when [[INeedAFreakingDrink he needed to be roaring drunk to make the decisions decisions]] that would win a battle. battle. Grant being a lightweight meant he didn't have to drink much to behave as if he were on a bender, although having been caught on an embarassing major bender some years before the war, he [[NeverLiveItDown never managed to shake his reputation as a drunkard.]] ** That's partially because Lincoln realized the only way to actually win the war was to employ WeHaveReserves strategy - and very few commanders will employ that sort of strategy in a war already famous for being disproportionately lethal while sober. He fired a long string of generals who did the smart thing - heavy defenses, slow advances, and fighting only the battles you know you can win - for doing the smart thing, when what was needed was "fuck it, fix bayonets and charge (we'll sew the extra bodybags later)". later)". Given that the war was dragging on with more and more bloodbath battles, and sickness which spread rampantly in unsanitary camps full of filthy, stressed, tired, malnourished, dehydrated men cramped close together outdoors in all seasons and weathers without antibiotics or real medicine, the safe approach killed far more people by allowing greater ravages of disease and forcing there to be more battles. For the record, the Civil War began in April 1864 and the lines had not changed much when Grant took over the Army of the Potomac in March 1964. Grant defeated Lee in April 1865, a little more than a year after assuming command, and within a year of starting the first campaign he directed. Before Grant took over, there was no reason to think the Civil War was going to end anytime soon. As the deadliest war in American history, which killed 660000 Americans in just four years, the death toll could have easily climbed into the millions if it had not been brought to a swifter end by Grant. ** Grant's drinking was probably more the result of his lethality than the reason of it. When you just sent 10 000 10000 men to their deaths, there is really nothing else to do except drink yourself to sleep.

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* Abraham Lincoln claimed Most people have a fine line between when the relaxing effect of alcohol reduces the stress errors and snarls that Ulysses Simpson Grant had a form of alcoholism that "made him a better field commander". He was a self-aware alcoholic, which meant he knew EXACTLY when he needed to be roaring drunk to may otherwise make the decisions that would win a battle. ** That's partially because Lincoln realized the only way to actually win the war was to employ WeHaveReserves strategy - and very few commanders will employ that sort of strategy in a war already famous for being disproportionately lethal while sober. He fired a long string of generals who did the smart thing - heavy defenses, slow advances, and fighting only the battles you know you can win - for doing the smart thing, something, and when what was needed was "fuck it, fix bayonets and charge (we'll sew the extra bodybags later)". ** Grant's drinking was probably more the result depressant effect of his lethality than the reason of it. When you just sent 10 000 men to alcohol reduces their deaths, there coordination and cognition too much for them to perform properly. This grey area is really nothing else to do except drink yourself to sleep.where the drunken master trope originates.
14th Jan '16 10:21:01 PM CnHGirl
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--> '''Roger, coked up:''' I'M EXTREMELY FOCUSED RIGHT NOW!!
9th Jan '16 7:59:02 AM Twitchythe3rd
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** In ''Mists of Pandaria'', the fourth Expansion Pack to ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', the Brewmaster is one of the talent trees of the newly-introduced [[BareFistedMonk Monk]] class, which is available to all races save for [[OurGoblinsAreDifferent Goblins]] and [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent Worgen]].
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** In ''Mists of Pandaria'', the fourth Expansion Pack to ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', the Brewmaster is one of the talent trees of the newly-introduced [[BareFistedMonk Monk]] class, which is available to all races save for [[OurGoblinsAreDifferent Goblins]] and [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent Worgen]]. They tank by getting tanked.
19th Dec '15 3:12:57 PM DannWoolf
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* In the games "VideoGame/{{Wakfu}}" and "VideoGame/{{Dofus}}", the Pandawa race embody this trope, using "Bamboo Milk" to enter a drunken state and utilize abilities such as "Boozer", "Drunkeness" and "Alchoholic Breath".
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* In the games "VideoGame/{{Wakfu}}" ''VideoGame/{{Wakfu}}'' and "VideoGame/{{Dofus}}", ''VideoGame/{{Dofus}}'', the Pandawa race embody this trope, using "Bamboo Milk" to enter a drunken state and utilize abilities such as "Boozer", "Drunkeness" and "Alchoholic Breath".
10th Dec '15 8:09:42 AM cynicalzombie97
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* In the games "VideoGame/{{Wakfu}}" and "VideoGame/{{Dofus}}", the Pandawa race embody this trope, using "Bamboo Milk" to enter a drunken state and utilize abilities such as "Boozer", "Drunkeness" and "Alchoholic Breath".
8th Dec '15 5:59:39 PM HeraldAlberich
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* A would-be NoodleIncident mentioned by Obi-Wan in ''Franchise/StarWars'' Episode III as "That business on Cato Neimoidia" was fleshed out in an [[Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse Expanded Universe]] book - Obi-Wan, despite staggering around after a dose of narcotic fungus spores, completely obliterated a roomful of battle droids.
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* A would-be NoodleIncident mentioned by Obi-Wan in ''Franchise/StarWars'' Episode III ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'' as "That business on Cato Neimoidia" was is fleshed out in an [[Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse Expanded Universe]] the Franchise/StarWarsLegends book - Obi-Wan, ''Literature/LabyrinthOfEvil''--Obi-Wan, despite staggering around after a dose of narcotic fungus spores, completely obliterated obliterates a roomful of battle droids.droids. --> He was in the Force, to be sure, but deep in some other zone as well, giddy with astonishment, as the world unfolded in slow motion.
4th Dec '15 8:31:06 AM ChrisX
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** And just to prove further that [=MOBAs=] love this trope, Blizzard's own take, VideoGame/HeroesOfTheStorm features one of those Brewmasters, Chen Stormstout, who can drink on his brew and magically granting him shield as long as he drinks, and his moveset involves breathing fire out of his booze or drenching his enemies with his booze, slowing them down and making them more susceptible from his aforementioned fire breath. When talented, he gains evasion skill like a drunken master evading things with ease.
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