Post by greentongue on Jun 16, 2014 18:36:41 GMT -6
It seems like Futbol/Soccer would be something that would be played. The not touching the ball with your hands just seems to be a good fit in a class conscious society. It would be an opportunity for a lower class person to excel as a goalie. A way for all levels to mix in a neutral setting. =
Make up what you want. If it's a game played by pre-technological humans you'll probably find it on Tekumel.
What you won't find, at least anywhere in the Five Empires, is mixing of social classes on a team. If they played some game like soccer, the low status clans would have a league, the medium status clans would have a league, etc.
If they played some game like soccer, the low status clans would have a league, the medium status clans would have a league, etc.
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Drunken ball-game hooligans overturning Chlen-carts and setting fires "for Vimuhla"...
(BTW - according to Swords & Glory, there is indeed a "footie" played in Mu'ugalavya - Me'era, which is a game in which a leather ball is kicked around an arena to be kept out of the team's "color area" ("goal", I'd guess); using hands is not permitted. Note that teams have wagers riding on the outcome, and players often switch teams if they feel they're on the losing side! Tsolyani play a similar game called Marotlan, involving carrying a scepter and a lot of body-blocking and contact; "no weapons or grappling" though. More like American football, I'd imagine. The losing team not only forfeits their wager but their clothes, though, unlike the ball-game, they keep their lives.)