The NYPD Blue Drinking Game
Version 3.2, Copyright 1997 Alan Sepinwall

Created by Alan Sepinwall
With plenty of help from

Paul Sabourin, Patrick Mallon, Steve Wall,
Bryan O'Connor, Frank A. Lauro, Dennis Goeckel,
James Foust, Lori Karn, Gerald Ross, Geoff Falen,
Earl Baker, Dan Gingiss, Don Semmens, Eugene Kushnirksy,
Charles Quenneville, Andrea Atkin, Tamar Bihari,
Lois Casaleggi, Lori Hylan, Mark Vita, Doug Le,
Paul Bourque, Bradley Lindaas, Ed Holliman,
Lisa Rooney, Jim Hill, Sandy Bodzin, Dana H. Bayliss,
Eric Lomazoff, Roger Bright, Scott Hollifield,
Eric Stone, Jill Schmidle, ReverendBH, scarroll,
Kabir Mahadeva, Glenn Dunlap, Kathy Musson,
and your name here if you contribute!

(PLEASE NOTE: I just don't have time to update this game anymore, so while I appreciate all the suggestions I've gotten, someone else is going to have to implement them. Sorry.)

So, you may be asking, what is this? Very simple: TV show drinking games are a tradition dating at least as far back as "The Bob Newhart Show," where fans would have a drink anytime a character said "Hi, Bob!" which, of course, was very often. The idea is that every show has its basic cliches, and fans should learn to enjoy and embrace them, and one way to do that is to drink heavily whenever you spot one of them. :)

Below, there will be a list of rules for each character, with the amount of liquor required for each being inversely proportional to the likelihood of the event happening. In other words, if something happens all the time, you only have to take one drink each time, and if something is bound never to happen, you chug your entire drink.

For the teetotalers among you, this can still be fun just as an intellectual excercise, and I welcome any and all contributions (half the fun is just coming up with all the rules).

Some basic rules:

  • You can play this one of two ways: 1)Everyone drinks whenever any of these things happens. However, this will probably result in a lot of very hungover people come Wednesday morning. 2)Everyone picks two characters - either Simone or Sipowicz and someone else - and drinks whenever something from that list comes up. A third option is to be Simone, someone else, and Sipowicz, but only drink club soda for Sipowicz. Your call.

  • There will also be a list of social drinks at the end, where everyone *must* drink, regardless. These are things that might be done or said by any character. There are also a couple that are applicable for either Sipowicz or Simone but no one else, and those will have a seperate header.

  • The rest is pretty self-explanatory.

    ENJOY!

    New rules are listed in boldface type

    DET. ANDY SIPOWICZ:

    DET. BOBBY SIMONE:

    DET. GREG MEDAVOY:

    DET. JAMES MARTINEZ:

    DET. DIANE RUSSELL:

    LT. ARTHUR FANCY:

    ADA SYLVIA COSTAS:

    SIPOWICZ OR SIMONE:

    SOCIAL DRINKS:

    If any of the following terminology is used by anyone:

    If a guest star:


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