Put Down the Dew and Try Some Blood
Are you still drinking Mountain Dew as your gaming beverage of choice? Step up your game fool!
Lately we’ve talked a lot about ways to increase the immersion factor at the game table. Handouts, props, music, and even incense can all be used to deepen your gaming experience, but what about the refreshments you serve at your game table? The following is a list of interesting drinks that are sure to get a grin from your gamers.
Pirate themed game:
The world’s only pirate energy drink. According to their website:
RootJack’s a tasty Root Beer with a hint of Orange flavor and Vanilla, Guarana to liven yer step, and a full daily dose of Vitamin C to keep scurvy in check.
I sampled this at last year’s Gen Con and it was very good.
Maybe you’re running gothic horror:
Inspired by the hit HBO series, True Blood, this drink is a “uniquely carbonated, slightly tart, lightly sweet blood orange drink” (Trubeverage.com).
I saw this drink hanging in the cooler at my local game store and I knew I had to work it into a post. They are packaged to look like an IV bag and according to their website:
Blood Energy Potion has the same colour, consistency, and texture as real blood, but tastes like fruit punch. It also contains the same nutrients as real blood, including iron, protein, and electrolytes.
They also have a
Zombie Blood Caffeinated Energy Potion is loaded with iron, protein, electrolytes, and other fancy things to have the same nutrients and consistency of real blood. Throw in some lime flavoring and greenness, and you have the recipe for realistic Zombie Blood! Of course, we did make sure this blood is filtered so you won’t be getting any mutagens or viruses or anything else that might turn you into the walking dead. All you’ll get is energy, great taste, and stares from passers by.
Classic. I love how the website makes sure to note that their product is, “Not an actual biohazard”.
This company also makes energy drink shots shaped like health potions, and mana potions (blue), but as they are shots and not drinks, I didn’t list them.
Jones Soda made a run of soda with iconic D&D monsters and races on them. You can serve your players Illithid Brain Juice, Sneak Attack, Potion of Healing, Dwarven Drought, Eldritch Blast, or my favorite, Bigby’s Crushing Thirst Destroyer.
Maybe you want something stronger?
The people at Wychwood make several beers with a fantastical theme like, Hobogolin, Goblin King, Wychcraft, and Scarecrow. I am not a big beer drinker, but I have had the Hobogoblin and it was amazing. Even if you don’t drink, be sure to click the link and check out their website; it is by far the most creative website I’ve ever seen for a product.