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Tasks / Fictionolympics

Play, in the real world, a fictional sport or other game.

Note: The game should be drawn from literature, comics, TV shows, movies, or what have you- not of your own invention.

1 to 100 players
45 points
Level 3
In the zone of: EquivalenZ
Created by JJason Recognition

Terms: thehunt, jjason

4 completed :: 7 in progress
Interested in collaborating on this: (no one yet!)


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posted by SF0 Daemon on November 15th, 2008 11:08 PM


Play a fictional sport.

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posted by saille is planting praxis on November 17th, 2008 1:17 PM

I would be remiss to not mention the existence of relatively organised Jugger leagues with coherent rules, teams in many countries, official sport status in Germany and a pretty fantastic international tournament. I regret that the friend who told me about it plays for Australia and I am just a wee bit far away to play, though I see some USian Amtgard folks have taken up the game.

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posted by zer0gee on November 18th, 2008 7:21 PM

I LOVE that movie.


I love that there are insane brain-damaged boys in the world that decided to make it a "real" sport. (even if there are girls that play, you just know this is testosterone-driven)

And I love you for this reference.

oh yay. love. someone got the reference.
posted by saille is planting praxis on November 19th, 2008 11:23 AM

According to said testosterone-driven Ozzie friend, there exists somewhere in the world an all-girls church group Jugger team, and they played in the international tournament this past year. The mind, it boggles.

really i just want to play.

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posted by Eidhnean entwines on February 3rd, 2009 1:39 AM

I so <3 'dog ball', and it's where my mind went with this, too.

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posted by Haberley Mead on March 19th, 2009 4:53 AM

Wow, other people know this film? Awesome! It's one of my fave fils EVER :)

However, I've looked into the teams of 'Juggers' in the world, and was a touch disappointed. I have, at some point or another, designed a computer game based around Jugging for my University degree - and as such, know the rules and tactics in the film pretty much off by heart. Seeing the teams playing in real life having one person using what looks like a sword and sheild just really grates with me.

Also, they seem to have made it more about the fighting than the scoring - hell, they don't even use a real dog-skull! :P

However, if anyone wants a (slightly more safety-conscious) real game of this in the UK, there is no distance I will not be willing to travel to join in - shotgun Quick or Metal :)

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posted by Peter Garnett on November 17th, 2008 3:07 PM

What if the game's rules were never explicitly stated in the source medium?

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posted by Darkaardvark on November 17th, 2008 3:31 PM

Then you should endeavor to do your best to stay true to what the spirit of the game is in the source medium. Obviously a game like Quidditch has some pretty explicit rules, while there might be a bit more leeway in how you play, for example, the Glass Bead Game.

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posted by susy derkins on November 17th, 2008 4:58 PM

Yay, Calvinball is back!

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posted by Jellybean of Thark on November 18th, 2008 7:47 AM

Calvinball is back!

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posted by Dax Tran-Caffee on November 17th, 2008 7:15 PM

Would Labyrinth Running still qualify?

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posted by teucer on November 17th, 2008 7:39 PM

I think so.

But I confess it won't get me inspired to vote unless you do it on a really, really epic scale.

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posted by JJason Recognition on November 17th, 2008 9:07 PM

Labyrinth Running inspired the task

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posted by susy derkins on November 17th, 2008 9:31 PM

And besides, it has been shown to be pretty epic if the labyrinth is actually a hedge maze and at least one of the competitors carries an ax.

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posted by Morte on November 19th, 2008 8:36 AM

Does anyone want to play Philosophical Tennis with me? (Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead)

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posted by saille is planting praxis on November 19th, 2008 11:24 AM


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posted by Amoeba Man on November 30th, 2008 12:19 PM

Yes please.

Impressive Non-Players, very impressive
posted by Waldo Cheerio on November 26th, 2008 2:42 PM

At least, I'm impressed.

Finally an excuse to play Calvinball! +2
posted by Sundroplets on November 26th, 2008 7:09 PM

Other kids' games are all such a bore!
They've gotta have rules and they gotta keep score!
Calvinball is better by far!
It's never the same! It's always bizarre!
You don't need a team or a referee!
You know that it's great, 'cause it's named after me!

Now to find other players..................

posted by Raizekiel Malbrandt on January 1st, 2009 6:58 PM

I was thinking the exact same thing...

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posted by Cookie on January 3rd, 2009 11:27 PM

Anyone figgured how to do Quidditch?

(thank Waldo for the link)
posted by Peter Garnett on March 19th, 2009 9:04 AM


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posted by Bryce on January 15th, 2009 8:40 PM

I suggest we all play a nice long game of Obstacle Golf.

posted by Yoda on March 1st, 2009 2:48 PM

Easy, you all ride around on brooms and essentially play rugby!

Not sure how you'd do the snitch, or the bludgers though. Perhaps have 'human' bludgers and a human snitch?

I wanna play!

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posted by Peter Garnett on March 19th, 2009 8:59 AM


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posted by Sardonicus Tweed on April 2nd, 2009 6:02 PM

House Rules Parcheesi, anyone?

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posted by Llama Chameleon on May 6th, 2009 8:52 PM

Anyone near Chicago want to play Pyramid? I'm pretty sure I can rig up a court.

posted by MonkeyBoy Dan on June 4th, 2009 2:20 PM

Maybe I can stow away in a freight plane to Chicago

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posted by Sardonicus Tweed on July 2nd, 2009 8:56 PM

From Eddie Izzard comes the Stoned Olympics. Doing this legally would win all my vote points forever.

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posted by Haberley Mead on August 9th, 2009 5:47 PM

Gentlemen. You have your challenge.

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posted by Mistress MeiMei on September 15th, 2009 11:10 AM

quidditch anyone? i would absolutely love to organize a group of kids, preferably a whole team (3 chasers, 1 keeper, 1 seeker, 2 beaters) and even more epically 2 teams, all to "fly" around on their broomsticks and use balls and all the other props. contact me if interested!

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posted by Dr. Awkward on July 27th, 2010 8:26 PM

i want to!!! i was totally thinking of this!


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