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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

 

Cutter

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

 

Claudia

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

 

Stephen

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

 

Connor

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

 

Abby

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

 

Ryan

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

 

Helen

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

Current Mood: silly silly
Current Music: Mike Oldfield: Ommadawn

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hellcats_punk From: hellcats_punk Date: October 13th, 2007 05:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh wow !
Think I might have to try this out but as I don't drink alcohol would Pepsi or other fizzy and sugar filled drinks do?

The last rule you have for Stephan about only following Nick and looking pretty dose that mean we drink whenever we see Stephan. As he always looks pretty and following Nick!

Oh and another rule for Ryan could be 'Whenever he speaks' since he gets to do so very rarely.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: October 13th, 2007 05:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yep, sweets or soft drinks work just as well. Possibly better, in fact, because then you end up on a sugar high! I don't drink much alcohol myself, so I ended up making cups of tea every alternate episode and drinking those instead.

That last rule for Stephen is a bit of a doozy, and also open to some degree of interpretation about when it applies. Just go with whatever seems more fun at the time.

That could work as another Ryan rule. Although if you were playing Ryan you'd end up almost constantly drinking in episode two with the spiders. Which is not necessarily a bad thing... *grin*
oddegg From: oddegg Date: October 13th, 2007 05:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oooo - bagsie me Connor! With his rules + the gay subtext ones I think I should be in for a good time! (or an appointment with a stomach pump)

Tequila ahoy!
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: October 13th, 2007 05:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
Must admit I've never played it as Connor. I tried Cutter twice, and he's fun, and you end up almost constantly drinking in certain episodes. Apparently, I have it on authority from the person who tried to play Abby, she's also a bit of a doozy. I hadn't realised just *how much* she talks to Rex when I made that rule!
fredbassett From: fredbassett Date: October 13th, 2007 05:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
The trouble s, anyone playing using the Gay Subtext rules will be under the table drunk as a skunk, or on the way to casualty by the end of Ep 1 !!!

This applies to every scene so far as I can see *grins*

Sound fun, *stares hopefully at DVD, glad of another excuse to watch pretty men* and *wanders off in search of gin*
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: October 13th, 2007 05:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hence my warnings about alternating episodes with tea or sweets. There's one bit in a particular episode where, if you're using the gay subtext rules as well, you have to drink five times in the space of twenty seconds! Honestly!

I fancy playing it again myself now, but there's rugby on soon.
rodlox From: rodlox Date: October 15th, 2007 03:25 am (UTC) (Link)
what do you mean "alternating"? doesn't everyone drink tea?

(I know I do)
counselor69 From: counselor69 Date: October 13th, 2007 05:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
At the end of Ep1??? No way. I'm sure I'd be out after 20 minutes...
fredbassett From: fredbassett Date: October 14th, 2007 10:31 am (UTC) (Link)
Good point. I suspect I'd be sustaining liver damage by that time as well ...

BTW I adore your icon :)
counselor69 From: counselor69 Date: October 14th, 2007 01:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
BTW I adore your icon :)

Thank you!
fredbassett From: fredbassett Date: October 14th, 2007 01:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
PS Have you seen munchkinofdoom's Ryan picspams on her LJ? Gorgeous, and they've produced some hilarious comment threads.
counselor69 From: counselor69 Date: October 14th, 2007 01:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
No. Not yet. I'm going to get a look ASAP! Thanks :o)
adafrog From: adafrog Date: October 14th, 2007 03:41 am (UTC) (Link)
lol Those are great. But wait, where are these fics you speak of?
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: October 14th, 2007 10:25 am (UTC) (Link)
There are a couple of fics by Entangled_now called 'Observations' and 'Covert Operations', posted to the Primeval_ITV site way back in February and March which gave me most of the 'gay subtext' ideas. Go read - they're both very funny (read them in that order as well, since one very loosely follows on from the other).
bigtitch From: bigtitch Date: October 14th, 2007 06:47 am (UTC) (Link)
I love this. ROTFL!!
I have another suggestion for Ryan: a drink for every time he's in the background of a scene looking menacing. Admittedly that will get you drunk as quick as the slash subtext one...
munchkinofdoom From: munchkinofdoom Date: October 14th, 2007 08:52 am (UTC) (Link)
Having just finished screencapping ep 2, I can guarantee you'll be down for the count before the end credits!
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: October 14th, 2007 10:29 am (UTC) (Link)
Yep, you'd be out of it in no time with that rule. You see why I had so much trouble coming up with rules for Ryan - he doesn't do a lot, but the things that he *does* do, he's doing them in most of the scenes that he's in. So you end up constantly drinking every time he's onscreen. Which makes it rather hard to perv the pretty.
bigtitch From: bigtitch Date: October 14th, 2007 02:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hmm - we can't stop perving the pretty.
How about a drink when Ryan gets protective either physically or verbally - not just random gun pointing but protecting an individual?
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: October 14th, 2007 02:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
That might work better. At least then you aren't drinking in every single scene that he's in.
bigtitch From: bigtitch Date: October 14th, 2007 04:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
OK then all that needs to be decided is whether Ryan knocking Nick unconscious in ep1 counts as protectiveness or foreplay. ;)
munchkinofdoom From: munchkinofdoom Date: October 14th, 2007 08:49 am (UTC) (Link)
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.

I thought we were all in agreement that it wasn't subtext?! *evil cackle*
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: October 14th, 2007 10:33 am (UTC) (Link)
Well, it was Entangled_now who gave me the idea for the 'gay subtext' thing, using exactly those words, so I thought I'd stick with it. Besides, the 'optional extra they're all shagging each other silly rules' doesn't have quite the same ring to it. *grin*
fredbassett From: fredbassett Date: October 14th, 2007 01:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
But it IS an accurate description :)
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: October 14th, 2007 02:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
Okay, yes, admitedly it might be a more accurate description, but it just doesn't read in the same snappy way, so I'm sticking with calling it gay subtext.
fredbassett From: fredbassett Date: October 14th, 2007 05:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
The Shagging Senseless Subtext is pretty snappy, IMHO, *grins lewdly*

And is also Alliterative.
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