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1->''"Welcome to Liquid Courage, the show where we drink and make fun of video games!"''²²Formed in 2013, Liquid Courage is a three-man [[LetsPlay Let's Play]] series. The show is a weekly hour-long review of beer and video games. The hosts focus on maintaining constant communication with their viewers; their Twitch chat can be seen in almost every video, and they always request that viewers submit games to play or beers to drink. ²²The Liquid Courage Crew are:²* Tropers/{{Flatline}} - Generally the one who plays the games and does the introduction.²* Xolvomir - The main chat moderator and usually most deadpan of the three.²* Tasty Freeze - Supplies the beer and is generally the [[Main/{{Foil}} foil]] to Flatline.²²The show is streamed live every Wednesday morning at 1 AM Eastern on [[http://www.twitch.tv/onion_siege Twitch]], then archived on their [[https://www.youtube.com/user/TheFlattestline YouTube channel]]. Their Website/YouTube channel also has three other series that are pre-recorded:²* [[https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5VU-7zRoitdsmx5cSChTYtpRzdCI6gUA Let's Learn How to Play]] - A series where friends of the show teach Flatline (and the viewer) how to play various games.²* [[https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5VU-7zRoitdgqiVC_JnBv9SMebpY_cVQ Die Cast]] - Shows wherein the hosts invite friends of the show to play tabletop role playing games.²* [[https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5VU-7zRoitcvN0OFfO32EJ2n6WgFMrDl The Siege]] - What started as a face-cam solo show for Flatline evolved into an audio-only LP series focused on longer games.²²[[folder:Games that have been on Liquid Courage]]²* VideoGame/SlenderMansShadow²* VideoGame/SCPContainmentBreach (and the [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic the MLP mod]]).²* VideoGame/WhiteDay²* VideoGame/ThomasWasAlone²* VideoGame/LoneSurvivor²* VideoGame/MaereWhenLightsDie²* VideoGame/DreadOut²* VideoGame/MondoMedicals²* VideoGame/SilentHill2²* VideoGame/MagRunnerDarkPulse²* VideoGame/FlashFrozen²* VideoGame/LunaGame²* VideoGame/SuperFillyAdventure²* [[https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/VideoGame/Vanish Vanish]]²* VideoGame/TheCrookedMan²* [[https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/VideoGame/Paranormal Paranormal]]²* [[https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/VideoGame/Monaco Monaco]]²* VideoGame/AmnesiaTheDarkDescent²* VideoGame/AmnesiaAMachineForPigs²* [[https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/VideoGame/Trine Trine]]²* VideoGame/ZombieMaster²* VideoGame/KnockKnock²* [[https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/VideoGame/Ib Ib]]²* VideoGame/SirYouAreBeingHunted²* VideoGame/StateOfDecay²* VideoGame/TheStanleyParable²* VideoGame/GoneHome²* [[https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/VideoGame/Contrast Contrast]]²* VideoGame/TheNovelist²* VideoGame/KentuckyRouteZero²* [[https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/VideoGame/Minotaur Minotaur]]²* VideoGame/BabysitterBloodbath²* [[https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/VideoGame/Alchamilla Alchamilla]]²* [[https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/VideoGame/Limbo LIMBO]]²* VideoGame/OctodadDadliestCatch²* VideoGame/SlenderTheArrival²* [[https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/VideoGame/Dream Dream]]²* VideoGame/GianaSistersTwistedDreams²* [[https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/VideoGame/Jazzpunk Jazzpunk]]²* VideoGame/CargoTheQuestForGravity²* VideoGame/GoatSimulator²* VideoGame/TurboDismount²* [[https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/VideoGame/Strider Strider]]²* VideoGame/HotlineMiami²* [[https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/VideoGame/Deadlight Deadlight]]²* [[https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/VideoGame/Daylight Daylight]]²* VideoGame/WatchDogs²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Games that have been on The Siege]]²* [[https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/VideoGame/Erie Erie]]²* VideoGame/TheTypingOfTheDeadOverkill²* VideoGame/NeverwinterNights2²* VideoGame/ShadowrunReturns²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Games that have been on Let's Learn How To Play]]²* VideoGame/AgeOfEmpiresIII²* VideoGame/RogueLegacy²* [[VideoGame/{{Civilization}} Civ V]]²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Games that have been on Die Cast]]²* TabletopGame/CallOfCthulhu²* TabletopGame/IronClaw²[[/folder]]²²----²!!These gamers provides examples of:²²* ComedicSociopathy: Flatline, during the Watch_Dogs playthrough. Gleefully mowing down pedestrians with his car, firing into crowds while pursuing a criminal, and causing untold thousands of dollars in property damage, cackling like a loon throughout.²--> ''Flatline: "I'M THE HERO!"''²* CrypticConversation:²** To the frustration of Flatline. He notably became so fed up with the malarky of the protagonist of VideoGame/LoneSurvivor that he gave the character the derogatory name "Hot Dog".²** "Hot Dog" is name-dropped a few times in later episodes, often used as a rubric for how much a member of the Crew despises a character. Almost a year after VideoGame/LoneSurvivor was played, no character has managed to piss off the Crew as much as Hot Dog did.²* [[Main/{{Cyberpunk}} Cyberpunk]]: Flatline is in love with it, and will often throw shout-outs to cyberpunk themes in some of the games they play.²* DeadpanSnarker: Xolvomir, occasionally.²* DrinkingGame: One suggested in chat during Octodad: Dadliest Catch was to take a shot every time Flatline was too crippled with laughter to make progress in the game.²* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The show has notably got better in audio and visual quality over time. Also, the first two episodes of the series had the Crew drinking ''liquor'' instead of beer.²* FlatJoy: The infrequent, monotone exclamation of "yaaaay" from one or more of the hosts when some minor task is accomplished.²* JumpScare: ²** Happens quite a bit in some of the horror games on the show. The biggest jumpscare so far was [[spoiler: near the end of Daylight, where the Witch scared Flatline so badly he bailed on the game entirely]].²** Lampshaded by Flatline at [[spoiler: the very end of Slender: The Arrival when the final monster jumps out.]]²--> ''Flatline: "I was actually too startled to be afraid."''²* [[https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/Metroidvania Metroidvania]]: When executed correctly, will cause Flatline to gush like a swooning schoolgirl.²* NiceHat: Tasty Freeze is rarely seen without his trademark tophat. After Christmas of 2013, the googly-eyed brown hat was traded out for a newer black hat.²* NoInsideVoice: All three at different times.²* NothingIsScarier: The only thing that scares Flatline more than something is nothing at all.²* PersonalSpaceInvader: Flatline to Tasty Freeze, much to the latter's chagrin.²* ScreamerPrank: Flatline shows a particular dislike of the genre as a whole, bitching almost the entire time they played the Luna Games. He cites his opinion that ''knowing'' it's a screamer arguably makes the whole experience stressful and un-fun.²* SelfDeprecation: If a member of the Crew fucks up, you can be sure either they or one of the other Crew members will call them out on it.²* ShoutOut: To a lot of things:²** ''[[TabletopGame/{{Exalted}} Exalted]]'': The Crew is in love with Exalted; most notably in the Strider playthrough, where they speculate on what Exalt types each character would be.²** Their ''[[TabletopGame/{{IronClaw}} IronClaw]]'' one-shot on Die Cast was inspired by [[Film/{{TheDarkKnight}} The Dark Knight]] [[spoiler: which was derailed by Karmic Pear right before the climax]].²** Flatline will often recommend other media related to the game of the week for the audience to check out (Film/{{Drive}} during VideoGame/HotlineMiami for example).²** The three are all avid fans of LetsPlay/{{Markiplier}} and ''WebVideo/GameGrumps''. The Crew cheerfully mentions if one of their contemporaries has played a game before they have.²*** Flatline himself was a fan of some of the Website/SomethingAwful era of Let's Players, including LetsPlay/{{ProtonJon}} and LetsPlay/FreelanceAstronauts, mentioning the latter's Octodad playthrough as being very important to him.²** VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends is clearly the MOBA of choice of the Crew.²** There's a short poem at the beginning of Octodad: Dadliest Catch that references a similar poem from [[https://www.youtube.com/user/natesvlogs Nate's Vlogs]].²* ShownTheirWork: The Crew each brings their life experiences to the table.²** Flatline has a degree in video game design and while he bemoans it, he will often point out game design tropes (such as what he calls "Puzzle Elements").²** Xolvomir is very well-read in the fantasy genre, especially with respect to the works of Tolkien.²** Tasty Freeze has a vast knowledge of TabletopGame/OldWorldOfDarkness that he brings to the forefront occasionally.²** All three are avid tabletop gamers, and will explain (or sometimes lampshade) tabletop RPG influences in video games.²* StraightMan: The "Straight Man" hat is worn by various members of the Crew in different circumstances.²* Main/{{Surrealism}}: Tasty Freeze has on multiple occasions expressed his distaste of the genre as a whole. ²* TheOner: Every episode of Liquid Courage is streamed live, and the hosts all drink. Once the episode makes it to Website/YouTube, only the beginning and end of the video are trimmed.²* VideoGameCrueltyPotential:²** Comes up all the time in the Neverwinter Nights 2 playthrough. Verbally berating [=NPC=]s, pushing other characters into traps, aggroing monsters back to squishy party members, the regrettable purchase by Flatline of a necklace of Fireballs, Tasty Freeze playing fast and loose with his spells. Poor Xolvomir was the OnlySaneMan throughout.²** See also: Damn near all of Trine.²* TheUnseen: Tasty's wife (aka "Muskrat", aka "The Disembodied Voice That Sleeps With Me") and friend of the show Short-Circuit have not been filmed, though their voices can be heard (see the Call of Cthulhu Halloween episode). Karmic Pear was unseen as well until he appeared on Die Cast.²* WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief: Lampshaded by the Crew on a few games. Most notably, Xolvomir poking massive holes in the plot of Watch_Dogs during the beginning of that episode.²²----²->''"Hit us up on [[https://www.facebook.com/onionsiege Facebook]] or [[https://twitter.com/LiqCourShow Twitter]] if you have a beer you'd like to see us drink or a game you'd like to see us play. Thanks for watching and we will see you next week!"''

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