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Questions tagged [sports]

For questions about creating and governing a game involving physical activity.

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What kind of sports would be possible in zero to low gravity?

The Hegemony wishes to organise not only terrestrial games within the inner colonies, but has also wished to establish major sporting events for the other colonies in low gravity environments on top ...
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What would sports be like in a dystopia? [on hold]

I remembered Ready Player One's dystopian setting, and then wondered what would sports be like in a dystopia? This theoretical dystopia is a world that has been drained of most of its resources, like ...
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Why is risky sport about absorbing magical creatures not banned?

Set during the medieval period say between 500 to 600AD, there are magical creatures inhabiting the same world as us. These magical creatures actually exist in a parallel world but an impact from an ...
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How can genetic enchancements allow male and female sports leagues to intertwine with each other?

The human race is divided into two variants: male and female. The former is generally more dominant physically due to its size, making them bigger, stronger, and faster. They are predisposed to being ...
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What NFL position is best for a 9 foot tall giant?

Recently, while at an extremely remote filming location for a movie I'm producing, I encountered a young man I'll call Sims who is a literal giant. Sims is 22 years old, 9 feet tall, and he weights ...
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Preventing cheating in the Socially Acceptable Olympics

The Olympics are clearly unfair. For example: Stronger people are privileged when it comes to weightlifting and so on. Let us redesign the Olympics and indeed all competition to allow for diversity. ...
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Designing the Scipmylo - The Low-jump

This is a follow-up to The running-backwards Olympics The designer of the backwards Olympics (aka The Scipmylo) is making good progress but there are some difficulties with the Low-jump. To be a ...
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The running-backwards Olympics

In a future world that is obsessed by not repeating the so-called errors of their fathers, there is a backwards Olympics, or Scipmylo. All the usual disciplines are featured in reverse where it is ...
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Magical flight competitions [closed]

In a civilization where a portion of the population is capable of flight, I'm trying to imagine what kind of competition would be organized. Details as follows: Skills measured are speed and ...
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Would a javelin fly further in a vacuum?

My current WIP involves an athletics competition on a non-terraformed moon, namely the Earth's moon. And while it would be a bit difficult to play certain sports without a breathable atmosphere, the ...
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Are competitive sports an effective way to change my Spartiates' life perspective?

I am creating a world in which a society exists that is heavily inspired that ancient Sparta, specifically with a focus on Spartiates and their military education, the agoge. A character in the story ...
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How to make an alien game show, with many different species, fair?

Far, far away from Earth, near the center of the galaxy, is the planet Nebulous VII. It is the hosting planet of the universe's favorite gameshow, “Victory Nebula”. On the show, pre-type 1 species ...
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Which olympic sports would let aliens fit in by eliminating size, strength etc. advantages? [closed]

TLDR: Looking for Olympic sports where doubling, or halfing, someone's strength, size or toughness won't materially help or hurt them in that sport. They do exist. The alien spaceships ...
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What sport would “work” if both players/teams are trying and lose? [closed]

It can be argued that for the majority of sports each team is trying to come out victorious. "Victorious" is usually considered as coming out on top, wining. If each team was trying to "Lose" what ...
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Man-powered spacecraft for sport

While the colonization of the Solar system is underway, a new sport emerges: Spatial Rowing. The rules are the following: Each spacecraft has one driver (the contestant) The loaded mass of each ...
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How can zombies be made to race chariots?

In an apocalyptic scene, we have a medium sized fortified town. Walls all around are good at keeping the zombie masses at bay. In order to keep up the morale of the population, the somewhat alcohol-...
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What events for the Reconstituted Dragon ‘Olympics’ can best avoid civil war?

Worldbuilding and question background: In a world with dragons edging close to civil war, their king wants to use a revived “dragon Olympics” politically, to help balance the two rival factions. ...
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A Demon granted me the power to make my sport team ALWAYS win as long as I am in the team [closed]

Plot. I made a pact with a demonic being: I wanted to be a successful sportsman in any team sport. Why I wanted this stupid wish to be granted? Because I'm a fatty un-sporty man (one of the least ...
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What would be required for a large mammal to realistically throw its own kind a significant distance?

This is about the same species as in e.g. How can humans coexist with an intelligent carnivorous species? The culture of this intelligent, carnivorous, primarily quadruped species, in a sense despite ...
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Powerful and strong tail

If humans hadn't lost their tails and today we had fully prehensile tails as long as 1/2 our body and stronger than an arm, how would the tail of a bodybuilder or just a buff person look? Would tail ...
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Designing fictional non-competitive games

I'm creating a story set in a peaceful society. The society is actually very strict about being peaceful, to the point where they don't even play games involving competition. But at the same time, ...
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Could AI create some kind of physical team-based sport? [closed]

If there was a very smart AI, could they create some kind of physical team-based sport and learn to play it. If the AI did create some kind of sport would they learn to work together and be a team?
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Sports when bodies are mostly expendable

FLUFF FOLLOWS: To the surprise of everyone except for several now dead military analysts, Futurestan lost the war with OBF. This is probably because the dumb rioters that were catapulted into space ...
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How to implement a Solar System sports body/federation?

Assume there is a point in time when every planet in our Solar System consists of colonies. Each colony is inhabited with civilians that primarily serve the purpose of its colony. Some colonies may ...
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Demand for the Simple Games

In a world of magic/superpowers, would there be any demand for sports or games that didn't use magic? Magic here can be though of as a science and is mostly accessible to people who want to learn, but ...
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What would sports look like if human beings could fly?

In a world where every human can fly, what would a popular sport look like? What would be the goals, the main rules and the necessary equipment? To be precise about human capabilities: Flying is a ...
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Flying Bike: Pilot Masks

In the same vein as my other question about flying bikes, I want the bike pilots to wear high-tech customized masks which give them important details about their situation as a HUD type thing. What ...
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How would a “tornado-surfer” protect himself?

In analogy with a skydiver, a culture has developed an extreme sport called "tornado-surfing". Essentially, a thrillseeker hunts down supercells that might create tornadoes and lets themselves be ...
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How to transport a giant troll across a frozen lake?

Every winter the villagers will organize a troll hunting sport for team building, the party will head toward the forest in search for a 30m tall humanoid creature and hunt it down. These creatures ...
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What type(s) of sports would interest a society of agnostic zombies?

Being mostly concerned with the consumption of brains and having a general ambivalence to the existence of a god, what type(s) of sports would be of interest to a society of agnostic zombies?
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How do I create a popular and fictional team-sport?

I read again the Harry Potter novels and thought how much Quidditch has a broken gameplay system (Seekers are way way overpowered compared to other players and can basically carry their own team to ...
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Volume-efficient team sports for a narrow environment

At the end of a recent movie, the hero wakes up in a space station which is probably only a few kilometers wide and generates gravity by rotating. In this station, kids are playing baseball. It ...
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Wing suit plus gas vs parachute?

Would it be practical to use a "squirrel suit" and sacs of buoyant gas for deceleration from a free fall as opposed to a parachute? Furthermore, once the sacs have been inflated, could the person in ...
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What sports could safely and easily be played in space?

I recently asked about racing in space (The new Space Race - Racing!) and as expected while there were a few options they were mostly pretty limited. However 2012rcampion did suggest that sports in ...
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How could war be replaced by sports?

Pacing back and forth in the war room, vice president Biden carefully considered his options. The fate of the world was in his balance. Sweat condensed on his brow, and time was running short. He ...
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How would basketball change to accommodate zero-g

I was just wondering what kind of rule changes court layout etc would happen to have a 'basketball' game in a zero-g arena? I'm assuming the most likely thing to stay is a ball and 2 opposing baskets....