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Do you drink and game?
Aye I quaff many a beer when I game!
Beer? Bah I drink only mead like my Viking forebares during battle
Don't be absurd. I only drink the finest of wines what!
Nay, I gotta keep me wits sharp! No drink until the victory celebrations!
Nay no fire water for me ever!

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Vancouver

 Overread wrote:
So people keep saying "Warhammer is a beer and pretzels game" along with other such similar comments. Some even suggest it of other game systems - which makes me think Who out there DOES drink and game?!


Beer, yes. It's the PRETZELS I can't relate to.

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Hamilton, ON

I don't drink, because reasons, and pretzels aren't vegan so I don't do beer and pretzels myself, but I don't care if someone else drinks/smokes/whatever, if I know that person and trust them.

I'm not comfortable putting ca. $800 worth of minis that I've spent hours building and painting on a table when there's someone there I don't know who might get falling-down drunk/stoned and, well, fall down on the table.

Also, it's basically impossible for a FLGS to get a licence to serve alcohol here in the Democratic People's Republic of Ontario so it would necessarily have to be a garagehammer thing.

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Don't get to play at local stores. Do drink and snack when playing at the house and allow others to do so as well. Will sometimes drink/snack at the local wargaming convention (Siege of Augusta) if I don't need to worry about driving.

Won't smoke (the illegal stuff is bad for my clearance, and the legal stuff has no attraction).

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Japan

I don't drink while gaming anymore. When I game at home, my main opponent is my 10 year-old son, and it's unseemly to get beaten by a kid, so I keep my wits until after the game. Drinking and driving laws are draconian here, so if I go out, I have to walk or abstain. I usually choose the latter.

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Warsaw

Well, looks like I'm gonna be the bad apple, but here goes. I don't play in FLGS any more. These days I play only at home with my friends, and our game of choice is far from being competetive (Frostgrave). We meet, we drink a lot, we laugh, we roll dice, and blast spells. At 3 am it's time to get a cab, and go back to kids and wives. So for us it is a "beer and pretzels" game.

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I'm teetotal, so no beer for me.

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That's the biggest misconception of all about the game... it's not beer and pretzels, but BEAR and pretzels. You've never played the game.unless.youve played it against an enraged Ursine

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Church halls aren't really a place to drink. So, gaming at the table is out.
At home, there's driving done by at least one us us to get there, so out there, too.

After-game, a cider (hard, if it matters) or two.

Gaming with booze though, not a problem.
If WHW has a bar just off the gaming area (and plastic cups if you go outside the bar area), that's about as much an endorsement as you can get.

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Ireland

Depends on a few factors. If gaming at home, sure I'll have a few beers/whiskey.

If gaming at a venue I have to drive to/from, no chance. Couldn't live with myself if anything happened and I had a beer.

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Philadelphia

95% of my games are done with drinking/smoking/coffee/some sort of vice. I also always have a full gaming table/full terrain at my place and I live in a city where it's $20 in uber/lyft to and from the game store with no parking. Easier to host people at my place or go over someone's house.

I'd prefer coffee and a cigar before and after playing a 3 game GT/tournament day.

 Kubik wrote:
Well, looks like I'm gonna be the bad apple, but here goes. I don't play in FLGS any more. These days I play only at home with my friends, and our game of choice is far from being competetive (Frostgrave). We meet, we drink a lot, we laugh, we roll dice, and blast spells. At 3 am it's time to get a cab, and go back to kids and wives. So for us it is a "beer and pretzels" game.


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I usually host game night, am fortunate in that my gaming buddies all live within a mile of my house, and yes, we do like to drink and game. What else are you supposed to do during your opponent’s movement phase?

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Hamilton, ON

Trash talk their silly little stormtroopers.

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Norwalk, Connecticut

 Skinnereal wrote:
Church halls aren't really a place to drink. So, gaming at the table is out.
At home, there's driving done by at least one us us to get there, so out there, too.

After-game, a cider (hard, if it matters) or two.

Gaming with booze though, not a problem.
If WHW has a bar just off the gaming area (and plastic cups if you go outside the bar area), that's about as much an endorsement as you can get.


I have it on good experience that most churches like to give out a bit of wine to every member. Church halls are absolutely places where you can imbibe [a sip of] alcohol!

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Richmond, VA

I do the overwhelmingly majority of gaming at home (two game tables currently, and I'm looking to buy a house with a room to house three) and whatever narrative campaign our group is doing is populated with beer & pretzel gamers. When we ran the Elixia campaign from GHB2019 last month we all demolished a couple 12-packs over the course of the campaign day (admittedly like a half dozen games over a twelve hour game day)

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Racerguy: That's cool then. Most people I have hung out with who were smoking pot were not that considerate.


Most people in the world are not that considerate, ime...

   
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England

I try and keep drinks and food away from the tabletop.

The Swarmlord may well be capable of tearing marines to shreds, he doesn't do so well when facing a tsunami of beer or coca-cola.

   
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Hamilton, ON

 timetowaste85 wrote:
 Skinnereal wrote:
Church halls aren't really a place to drink. So, gaming at the table is out.
At home, there's driving done by at least one us us to get there, so out there, too.

After-game, a cider (hard, if it matters) or two.

Gaming with booze though, not a problem.
If WHW has a bar just off the gaming area (and plastic cups if you go outside the bar area), that's about as much an endorsement as you can get.


I have it on good experience that most churches like to give out a bit of wine to every member. Church halls are absolutely places where you can imbibe [a sip of] alcohol!


The church hall my gaming group used back in Blighty had a bar, so...

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Kabal of The Violet Heart (updated 02/02/2020)

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Texas

Trying to navigate the myriad of rules, codexes and such, my drink long grew warm and my pretzels stale. I always thought the term about 'beer & pretzels' (or substitute for anything else) meant it was a fun and easy game to play, always lighthearted - all of the GW games moved away from that decades ago...

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Chino Hills, CA

My FLGS doesn't serve beer, so I normally don't drink and game. But having a beer and playing a game is one of life's great pleasures, IMO.

Racerguy180 wrote:
generally we imbibe in whackytabacy.


You're not alone! Some of my regular opponents also partake, and playing stoned from time to time can be fun, if distracting occasionally.

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Canada

Top table at a tournament? Probably not a beer and pretzels game. Playing in my basement with close friends/family? Absolutely a beer and pretzels game!

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Charleston, SC, USA

CptJake wrote: Will sometimes drink/snack at the local wargaming convention (Siege of Augusta


I will be at Siege running a Battlegroup game.

And drinking.

Only 2 weeks now!

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Sadly the place I play at does not do beer as its a club run out of a community centre.

When I get my own gaming space and I will have people over for games you can bet yo mojitos Ima be having some beers. Maybe not pretzels. I need to diet...

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I don't enjoy drinking and i don't snack while gaming cause i dont want to get oil and grease on my minis
   
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If I did play, I'd definitely want it to be an evening thing with beers and snacks, and music. So I'm gonna vote yes.

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One gaming club I play at, I drink beer there because I can crash out in the spare room on the futon and sleep it off. I'm 100% against drinking and driving. (I lost a Marine brother to a drunk driver, a few days after he came back from a deployment, dude was there for me through a lot of the worst we dealt with and it shook me).

Otherwise, when I do drink, it's 3 beers at most. I've found beers are better for Blackstone Fortress and Silver Tower, making the game even more hilarious.

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40k (playing):
Coffee and flapjack.

Banana and water.

Kill team (spectating):
Hellfire and chorizo pipers crisps.

Thats todays baottle report.

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No drinking while wargaming. Too much chance for error and destruction.

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West Michigan, deep in Whitebread, USA

Pfft, most of my workplace can't stop drinking at work, much less during hobbies.



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 Elbows wrote:
I rarely ever drink, and won't game while drinking or with people if they're going to get drunk. An occasional beer or two? Cool. But having seen people trip into tables and drop trays of miniatures while drinking too much...you're not coming near my table/miniatures if you're staggering.

Being drunk and falling over oneself is for children.


But it's so much fun!

   
 
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