Tabletop Game: Red Dragon Inn
In Red Dragon Inn
, you and your friends are a party of heroic, fantasy adventurers. You've raided the dungeon, killed the monsters, and taken their treasure. Now you're back, and what better way to celebrate your most recent victory than to spend an evening at the Red Dragon Inn
. You and your adventuring companions will spend the night drinking, gambling, and roughhousing
. The last person who is both sober enough to remain conscious and shrewd enough to hold onto his Gold Coins wins the game.
Made by Slugfest Games, there have been four full boxed sets of the game, each introducing new characters and new drinks, each of which can be mixed and matched to create huge games with characters from any edition, or played on their own. There are also Ally Decks, single characters sold on their own with their own unique mechanics.
The original Red Dragon Inn characters are
Red Dragon Inn 2 adds:
Red Dragon Inn 3 got creative with
Red Dragon Inn 4 brings in the crew of the Crimson Drake
, composed of
Stand-alone Ally Decks include
This game contains examples of the following tropes:
- Action Girl: Fiona the Volatile, Serena the Pious, Captain Whitehawk... pretty much all the female characters.
- Boisterous Bruiser: All the fighters to some degree, but Bryn, in particular.
- Character Alignment: Serena's The Paladin so she's supposed to be good... but her piety rises and falls depending on her actions in game.
- Cute Monster Girl:
- Kaylin, though she'd probably rip your eyes out, since she hates the whole "cutesy Pixie thing".
- Serena is a surprisingly attractive Orc maiden, and it's even noted on the website that she survived because the paladins who destroyed her village thought she was too cute a baby to kill.
- Natyli is adorable, as opposed to the only male Troll we see, who is hideous.
- Cute Little Fangs: Natyli.
- The Dandy: Fleck. He even refers to himself as a "fop".
- Does Not Know His Own Strength: Gog has this in spades. His most damaging attack involves him trying to dance with someone.
- Gentle Giant: Gog wants to be this so very much, and is really a calm and gentle soul, but he's just so big and strong and clumsy that he fails.
- Half-Human Hybrid: Gog is half-Ogre and absolutely huge.
- Hard-Drinking Party Girl: Fiona, who can heal herself with drinks, and Bryn, who crushes beer steins and flexes around piles of mugs.
- Everyone Calls Her the Wench: The lady who serves the drinks is often seen but never named.
- Expy: Dimli is an obvious example, so is Cormac the Mighty.
- Gag Boobs: Sure those men are interested in your "religion", Deidre...
- Killer Rabbit:
- POOKY, so much. One of his cards is even called "Nasty great pointy teeth".
- Kaylin the Enchanter, a cute looking Pixie who absolutely hates being called cute and is generally a vicious, scheming little bastard.
- The Lad-ette: Bryn the Boatswain, who flexes in pretty much all of her cards. Fiona isn't that far behind her, either.
- Mechanically Unusual Class: From the third game set onwards, the game designers added unique rules to many of the characters:
- Kaylin has a secondary deck showing Wulfric's mood, which changes every turn granting bonuses or penalties.
- Every time Wizgille uses an invention, she turns over a card from her Gadget deck to see how well it works or how disasterously it fails.
- Killer Rabbit Pooky has a Sanity Meter, while Serena has a Karma Meter.
- Erin the Ever-Changing has four possible forms: a bear for damage, a raven for gold control, a tree for resisting everything, and her norrmal elven form.
- Phrenk can brew potions to either sell or drink.
- Natyli can curse and debuff other players, giving them tokens to make them get hit harder, get drunk faster, or make their cards less effective.
- The Medic: Deidre and Serena can heal others for bonuses or coin... but sometimes Deidre's spells just wear off.
- My Nayme Is: Phrenk (Frank) the Alchemist and Witchdoctor Natyli (Natalie).
- Our Dwarves Are All the Same: Dimli is a typical helmeted, bearded, hard-drinking, axe-swinging example.
- Raised by Orcs: Serena's backstory is an inversion — a band of human paladins wiped out an orc tribe and raised the innocent infant orc they found as one of their own.
- Square Race, Round Class: Serena, the Orc Paladin. How 'good' a paladin she is depends on how you play.
- Sanity Meter: Pooky has one, it affects his cards and goes: Calm, Manic, Crazy, Psychotic...
- Third-Person Person: Gog.
- You All Meet in an Inn: Except it's after the adventure.
- The general cliché of not knowing each other beforehand is also averted. Not only are the characters already an experienced adventuring party (and a ship's crew, for expansion pack #4), but several members are specifically connected to one another: Brother Bastian is specifically looking for Serena the Pious because he initially thinks she's a fraud, while Witchdoctor Natyli and Brewmaster Phenk are niece and uncle.