This gave me an idea of how to make a drinking game out of The Joining

The host needs to have blue curacao (or another alcohol that is bright blue), and a bottle of the highest alcohol % they can find, preferably absinthe (archdemon, archsinthe… I tried). They will also need a silver chalice that can fit at least 300ml

Each recruit should be completely sober before doing this. The host can go with or stay at their house/venue while four (or groups of four) travel to their local bottle-o and each purchase a a dark spirit of their choice (mini bottles are fine). 

When they get back, the host prepares the drink which is as follows:

40ml Absinthe (or 10ml per person)

80ml Blue Curacao (or 20ml per person)

30ml of each Dark Spirit 

You can change the amounts based on alcohol tolerance, but I would say this is the responsible amount to give people as it’s roughly a standard 60ml shot.

Once the mixture has been brewed, the host chants:

“Join us, brothers and sisters.
Join us in the shadows where we stand vigilant.
Join us as we carry the duty that can not be forsworn.
And should you perish, know that your sacrifice will not be forgotten.
And that one day we shall join you.”

The host will walk up to each recruit and hand them the chalice, saying, “[Recruit’s name], step forward.” The recruit takes a mouthful from the chalice then hands it back to the host.  

If they don’t immediately need to eject the liquid, they are officially a Grey Warden for the night, the host can tell them “From this moment forth, you are a Grey Warden” and they can try to recruit other people. They also have the Right of Conscription which allows them a sip of anyone’s drink or the entire drink.

Change it up depending on the mood and the drinkers, but I wanted to make something accurate and fun.


So like.. Paint. On arm. And art book. I tried to do galaxy-ish things. Yup. Things. (I is amazes @ word-full-ness) +whythebloodyhell didthefirst3picturesturnoutsoblue—I cry tears. Screw you camera. Meh.