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Thread: Poll: Map a Playing Field

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    Default Poll: Map a Playing Field

    With all the recent World Cup excitement, I had a thought. How about a challenge to map a playing field? Could be for an athletic game, or maybe an oversized chessboard type thing. I suppose even a simple gladiatorial pit would qualify. Could be a simple variant on an existing game or something wildly original. Coming up with the game to be played on it would be a good exercise for all world-builders. Sports and games often get overlooked, but they're an important part of designing a culture.

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    In a game that I used to play called Dragonrealms we had a completely made up game called Togball which was sort of like American football. The Gor 'Togs would chop off heads and use them as a ball. Lots of fun. So I back this idea especially the fictional aspects of the game itself.
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    I voted against thinking that there wasn't much mileage in mapping football pitches and basketball courts, but if we had a competition where the field was for some imagined game with a brief set of rules attached that would be fun!

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    I agree with Ravs - it would have to be for some imagined or fantastical game - Ascension's Tog Ball example is good. Or something on the otder of the Archon-esque game I used in one of my temple maps a while ago.
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    Oh, I don;t know. I play a lot of Bloodbowl, but it would be cool to see maps of 'stadiums'

    While the pitch would be identical in game terms (i.e. identical X by Y squares), it would be cool to see each pitch made based on Khemri (Egyptian Undead Theme), versus a Norse field, versus Orc, versus Lizardman (Based on Aztecs) etc.
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    Someone posted a 'dungeon ball' map a little while back, it was kinda cool. So I say go for it.

    edit: I found the post here...looks like it didn't get much support though. He never posted again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NeonKnight View Post
    Oh, I don;t know. I play a lot of Bloodbowl, but it would be cool to see maps of 'stadiums'
    Good point, I did consider blood bowl as a possibility, but didn't consider the entire stadium itself.
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