athene (deinonychus_1) wrote,

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Primeval Drinking Game

Just a bit of fun for a Saturday afternoon. 

Set up the alcohol/sweets/caffinated beverages, get together a group of like-minded individuals, put the dvd in the player, and get ready to play... the Primeval Drinking Game.

The rules are simple, and apply to all episodes:

-Pick a character, and drink whenever one of the rules for your character appears in an episode. 
-Everyone drinks for the 'General rules', regardless of which character you're playing. For 'General rules' purposes, whenever it says 'main character' assume that Ryan and Helen are also both 'main characters'.  

There are rules for playing either Helen or Ryan, but while all the other main characters have 5 rules each, there are only 3 for these two, mostly because I couldn't think of anything decent for them. If anyone else has suggestions for a full set of five rules for Helen or Ryan, please feel free to add them and let me know.

As a note, the 'optional extra gay subtext' rules owe rather more to Entangled_now's Nick/Stephen fics and a variety of insane conversations over on Munchkinofdoom's picspams, than they do to the show itself. Feel free to ignore them. They are, as advertised, 'optional extra'. 

I've tested these rules out myself with a group of friends, and it is possible to do all six episodes back-to-back playing the drinking game. However, unless you have the constitution of a brachiosaur, I suggest you alternate with tea/coffee or sweets after a while. Otherwise trips to casualty may ensue.

On with the game:

The Primeval Drinking Game

(as if the show wasn’t silly enough already!)


General (everyone drinks)

There’s a blatant continuity error

Any of the main characters are chased/attacked by the creature of the week

            (drink twice if they successfully fight back, 3 times if they use an improvised weapon)

A love triangle situation occurs

(note - not all characters involved need to be present, e.g. Abby and Connor talk about Stephen)

Any of the main characters are seen going through an anomaly (drink twice if it’s their first time)

Lester says something sarcastic



Kisses/is kissed by Claudia

Avoids answering a personal question

Gets that ‘enthusiastic palaeontologist’ (wow!) expression over the creature of the week

Objects to hurting/killing the creature of the week

Gets that ‘faraway’ expression when he’s thinking about Helen



Kisses/is kissed by Cutter

Shouts at Cutter and/or his team

Defends Cutter and/or his team to Lester

Is seen talking on a mobile phone

Looks longingly at an oblivious Cutter



Does something survivally (tracking or shooting)

Takes his shirt off

Is seen holding a gun (doesn’t actually have to use it to count)

Turns out to be ‘a two-timing weasel’ or general love rat

Serves no purpose in a scene other than to follow Cutter around and look pretty



Makes a geeky comment that involves a pop-culture/sci-fi/conspiracy reference

Identifies the creature of the week and/or provides information about it

Talks to Rex

Gets that ‘enthusiastic palaeontologist’ (wow!) expression over the creature of the week

Checks the magnetic field of an anomaly



Talks to Rex

Gets in a huff with one of the boys and walks off

Hugs/holds any male member of the team (drink twice if it isn’t Stephen)

Worries about a creature/animal’s welfare

Is apparently oblivious or trying to ignore the fact that Connor fancies her



Shoots at the creature of the week (drink twice if he actually hits it!)

Gets his patent ‘bloody scientists’ expression

Is seen wearing civilian clothes



Is enigmatic/evasive about what she knows

Outright lies to any of the main characters

Actually tells the truth to any of the main characters


Optional extra ‘gay subtext’ rules

Cutter loses his personal space issues around Stephen

It is suggested/implied (or Connor clearly thinks) that Stephen might be gay

Cutter and/or Stephen compliment each other

Cutter and/or Stephen check each other out

Cutter and Stephen communicate with just a look

Cutter saves/attempts to save Stephen

Stephen saves/attempts to save Cutter

Cutter or Stephen worries about the safety/whereabouts of the other

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