Kallisti & Mordantia Bat
Suggested Beverage: Wine, of course. Red
wine. When in Rome, do as the Claudians do. if you must refrain from red
wine for some reason (i.e., you're the designated charioteer or something),
of course, the game can be played with another beverage but, for Jove's
sake, try to use a goblet or chalice for it!
QUANTITY: It nearly goes without saying that
one must drink a GREAT quantity during this game, but in order to save
YOU the trouble of running to market after each episode, here is the following
During two afternoon sessions, one of 6 hours and the other of 7, in which
the first session had 2 participants and the second had 3, we drank three
bottles of wine (red) during session #1, and 5 bottles during session
#2, for a total quantity of 8 bottles for the entire marathon, with a
rough breakdown of approximately 2.67 bottles of red wine consumed by
each participant throughout. So there.
For each "quaff count" below, quaff the wine like the characters do at
their banquets -- a decent swig. No dainty little sips like you're afraid
your wine might be poisoned or something.
1 quaff for:
- Banishments in General
- Executions in General
- Suicide in General
- Adultery in General
2 quaffs for:
- Murders & Assassinations in General
- Poisonings in Particular
- Omens and Sibyls
3 quaffs for:
- Assassinations/Poisoning of Emperors (w/accompanying appropriate food
if poisoned-- see below)
- Banishment of Julia
- Starvation of Livilla
- Livia Becoming a Goddess
- The Winner of Messalina and Sylla's Contest
Many quaffs (drain that goblet!) for:
- That --uh-- thing Caligula does at the end of Episode 9 "Zeus, By
Jove" (we don't want to give it away if you've never seen the series
- "Not my head!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
Eat a Fig for:
Eat a Mushroom for:
- Hum "Let's Do the Time Warp Again" at the first appearance on screen
of Livilla and of Nero
(Agrippinilla's son -- don't be thrown off by the many other characters
who have Nero tacked onto their name somewhere) You deserve ten gold
stars for knowing why.
- Yell "Make it so" at Sejanus at some point.
- Brandish Boiled Asparagus for: You'll know.