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Final Fantasy Tactics is a game jam-packed with nostalgia. Its advanced job system laid the groundwork for tactical RPGs everywhere. It’s highly addictive, and it is at the same time quite rage-inducing. I have become quite a fan of the tactical RPG for drinking games, and for this one I’ll be taking a few lines from our XCOM drinking game (which is great, btw).
Due to the recurring story elements and style of fighting, this game also makes a decent single player game with some altered rules. We’ll start with the multiplayer section first, though.
Battle – Multiplayer
The customization options aren’t quite as intricate in FFT as they are in XCOM, so you’ll basically just want to pick characters to assign to each person at random for this game. The character(s) chosen will represent you in the game for all drinking purposes. Try to keep the same amount of characters for everyone. If you have one odd out, make it a “social” character, and everyone drinks.
Your character hits an enemy – Give a drink
- Double if hitting with counter
Your character is hit – Take a drink
- Double if hit by counter
Go a round with no damage either way – Social
Your character dies – Take 3 Drinks
Your character levels up (job levels included) – Give
You generate friendly fire – The person controlling and the person’s character hit both take 2 drinks
End round with nobody currently dead – Controller gives out 5 drinks for every person playing (these can be combined to give to just one person, if desired)
Player fails mission or loses – They finish their drink
For every chocobo in fight at beginning of battle – Drink 1
Battle – Single Player
Take a drink when any of the following happen:
- Opposing Team Levels Up
- Opposing Team Heals
- Push the Wrong Button on Controller
- Dialogue Happens Mid-Fight
- Move to the Wrong Spot
- You are Knocked Back
- Hit by Summon – One for Each Person Hit
- Death – Take 3
- Fail Mission – Finish Drink
Take a shot if a guest character gets themselves killed in battle.
These are good for both single player and multiplayer games!
Take a drink when…
- Slagathor’s – or whatever terrible name you decide on for your character – name is said
- Delita is mentioned
- God is brought up
- Chocobo appears
- Opaque flashback sequence
- Have unfortunate feelings toward a main character (Algus, a Beoulve brother, etc.)
- Member of Beoulve or Heiral (Delita’s) family dies – Take 5
I’m sure there are other recurring items that would be a great addition to this list, but it has been a while since I’ve made it super far into the game, and it’s hard and things. Feel free to add your own to the comments, and I’ll be happy to add them to the official list if I decide I like it.