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The Conan Drinking Game (The barbarian, not late night host)

I have a penchant for creating very specific drinking games, and thought I'd turn my attention to Howard's famous barbarian. While the Conan drinking game can be played while watching the movies, it's meant with more a literary bent.

So take a drink when:

Conan's thews are mentioned He is compared to a panther Crom gets a shoutout x2 drinks if Crom is depicted as benevolent/ helpful (yeah... right) Conan freaks out at the mention of magic There's an allusion to another author's work (Lovecraft springs to mind) Conan kills a monster at least twice his size

x2 if it's called a god

You find a passage that would be considered racist today

Drink when you find a passage that would be sexist today When Conan is mentioned to be superior to everyone else regardless of what is taking place (fighting, drinking, thieving etc.) When someone guesses he is Cimmerian simply due to his looks When Conan encounters a group and immediately gains their respect/admiration by beating someone up When Conan complains about the deceitful ways of southerners/non-Cimmerians

Note: The last five were provided by the ever-clever Mr. Olesen at Annals of Adal.

And if you need a Conan-inspired alcoholic beverage to go along with this game, I suggest the...

By Crom

1 part ale

6 parts bitters

1 part blood



8rraghaapP, 2neLi, 8droW, 2tettreL from where an author offers authorly advice. What is this?

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MD Presley is a screenwriter, blogger and occasional novelist… which basically means he’s a layabout.  He has written two books on fantasy worldbuilding, and teaches worldbuilding techniques, tricks, and tips at Forging Fantasy Realms once a week on YouTube. 

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