Crusader Kings II is a game of intrigue, espionage, politics, and of course, death. In a world where everyone is plotting or resting in a plot, what doesn’t kill you will probably kill you later.
Drinking and plotting to kill each other is a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon with your closest friends. Being such a complex game, feel free to add or alter any drinking occasions as you see fit.
Happy New Year!
Celebrate each passing year with a quick social drink. This will get more useful the drunker you get, because it will remind you how quickly time is passing.
You Arrange a Marriage!
Both people are outside your nuclear family:
Congratulations to the happy (or whatever) newly weds! Take a drink.
Marrying off your child:
Congratulations, Pops/Mama! Take a drink if they married above their status; Two drinks if they married their equal; and take a shot if you married your child to someone unworthy, you piece of shit.
Good job! Take a drink for every living member of your nuclear family (Parents, siblings, children) because they’re toasting you at your wedding. All other players should also take a drink with you.
You Get Sick or Injured!
Each time you choose (or are forced into) any type of treatment, take a drink. Alcohol is great medicine.
You Succeed in a Plot to Have Someone Killed!
Woohoo! That bastard probably had it coming. Take a drink and hope that your beverage hasn’t been laced with revenge.
Was it one of your superiors?
Give out a shot just to remind everyone what a badass you are. (take a shot instead if you’re playing solo, or you’re trying to keep your murder secret)
Take a shot and hope that your heir isn’t a fault-ridden adolescent.
Were you murdered?
Take an extra shot and be more careful next time.
Did you plot your own murder?
Wow. Everyone else takes a shot.
You Acquire New Land!
Give or take a drink for each new territory, and a drink for each new vassal.
You Go to War!
Take a drink with your foe.
Did you start the war?
Give an extra 2 drinks to the player of your choice.
Take a shot, you coward.
Give 3 drinks to anyone, and tell them to acknowledge your greatness.
You Lost the Game!
Your lineage has met its end. Have you left a meaningful mark on the world’s history? Probably not. Better take a shot and start over.