Michal was also gracious enough to bless curious drinking game fans with a deeper explanation of the rules. DTL has quickly gained in popularity among three types of people: those who like going deep on unexamined topics, those who have an obsession they need others to hear about, and those who like to turn everything—even learning experiences—into a drinking game.
How to Play DTL
Here’s how to play, according to the rules as Michal learned them that she then tweeted out. Also note that there’s a suggested business casual dress code.
1. Prepare a presentation with PowerPoint or PDF slides that is three minutes in length or less.
2. If you go over three minutes, you must finish your drink and then continue with your presentation. Every additional minute racks up more drinking penalties.
3. Heckling is encouraged so long as it’s “witty and brief.”
4. “Death by Screech is the punishment for non-witty banter.” Which, presumably, means you will be screamed at for stupid comments.
5. You absolutely cannot have your slides on an automatic timer to make it last less than three minutes.
6. Three awards are given out (but more can be added): Best Presentation, Best Dressed and Closest to Three Minutes Without Going Over.