Drinking Dungeons & Dragons 2011 Is Coming

In 2008, I jokingly posted drinking rules to D&D. Chatty DM followed up with some comments on it, and a few discussions later, we had our first game of it planned for Gen Con run by him. We liked it so much we did it again in 2009 with even more people. In 2010, we had so many people and so many ideas we decided to run two tables at once, with Chatty running one table and me the other, going through the same adventure with parallel universe versions of each group. We also incorporated a new, cleaner way to do the drinking rules that we shared with everyone. Eventually all but one person jumped ship into one reality (the one person jumping back into the other reality to be contrary), leaving only one universe left and a big group of happy players.

So of course we’re doing it again. Bigger and better than ever.

For various logistical issues, and frankly because we want to keep this at the point of still being fun, the actual games this year are invitation only and we already have our player’s list. However, just like before, we want to make this a big event where you can hang out with various bloggers the evening before Gen Con.

(Important Note: We are NOT the Drunken Dungeons & Dragons game in the official Gen Con schedule, nor are we affiliated in any way, so we have no information on it.)

The DD&D Party: Everyone is Welcome

If you’re going to be at Gen Con, swing by the High Velocity Sports Bar in the JW Marriott, in the private Skybox room at 6 PM Wednesday, August 3rd. Come grab some food and drinks and meet this year’s DD&D players, maybe even play a few board and card games. (By the way, showing up here is the best way to get a chance to be invited to DD&D next year).

Then after the party, if you’d like to stick around, you can be an audience member for…

DD&D 2011: The Ultimate Dungeon Reality Show

Watch 4 D&D parties from vastly differently worlds compete in the multiverse’s favorite game show, WHO WANTS TO SAVE REALITY? The network only has the budget to save one universe, so each team will compete in a series of challenges on the Plane of Games to see which one gets the highest ratings and thus is worth saving. Monsters will be slain, challenges will be overcome, products will be placed, produceamancers will produceamance, and drinks will be had. Plus new this year- the sober table which comes with its own spin on DD&D.

Myself, Chatty DM, Mike of Sly Flourish and Tracy of SarahDarkmagic will each be running a table in the same adventure. After the game, we’ll make the adventure available to everyone so you can run your own DD&D game.


With the help of Magic Set Editor, I’ve created a brand new deck of cards to replace last year’s Drinking Power Cards. Each one is a fictional product that the players must either drink or shoot a short commercial in order to activate. Each card has a tagline for the product, as well as a custom piece of art by Jared von Hindman. Here’s a preview of one of the cards:

And here’s the full un-cropped art of one of Jared’s awesome pieces (can you guess the name of the card?)

And of course, we’ll have colorful characters from last year. For instance, Slam Adams (Aspect: “Mine is Always a Good Decision”) is a Dwarven Warpriest of the Earth Domain from the D&D Core World, a Dwarven Druid from Dark Sun, a Dwarven Warpriest of the Death Domain from the Shadowfell, and a Seismic Magnetic from Gamma Terra.

See You At Gen Con

Come by, have a few drinks and something to eat, chat about RPGs, and help us kick off Gen Con 2011 with our biggest DD&D game yet.

About Dave

Dave "The Game" Chalker is the Editor-in-Chief and Co-Founder of Critical Hits. Since 2005, he has been bringing readers game news and advice, as well as editing nearly everything published here. He is the designer of the Origins Award-winning Get Bit!, a freelance designer and developer, son of a science fiction author, and a Master of Arts. He lives in MD with e, their three dogs, and two cats.


  1. So… we get to keep the cool cards, stained with drink, once this is all over right? 🙂

  2. I love Magic Set Editor. I also love the premise of this event… if it were on Sunday. Pre-con, that sounds like trouble for the rest of the event!

  3. Flagon Age?? Lol

  4. Ding ding ding! Flagon Age it is.


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