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(Player Event) Bagball - trial game, 3 February, 8PM UK time

Discussion in 'UO Europa' started by Aurelius, Jan 17, 2014.

  1. Aurelius

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    People may know I'm more than willing to run a bagball league, even offer some prizes for it... but it needs teams, and players!

    Since Europa invented the sport, it's long overdue we started playing it again, for those who don't know the game there's an excellent rundown of the rules, and the history of the sport at this link :

    http://uo2.stratics.com/miscellaneous/bagball


    Now we need a few teams for a proper league, but perhaps we should begin with a few practice games so folks get the idea of how it works - so I'm looking for teams of maybe 4, from cities, guilds, groups of friends... anyone who fancies having a try at one of the more 'unusual' in-game sports UO has to offer.

    To see how it is played, have a look at Emile Layne's YouTube channel - http://www.youtube.com/user/EMEmileLayne?feature=watch - he tried get some interest going back in early 2011, sadly it didn't catch on, but since we now have town loyalties and Governors, we surely can magave a few 'city' teams with local supporters?

    For starters, I'm intending a Trammel league, mainly because I'm a Trammel player and know that aspect of the game much better than the Fel ruleset, plus I do know that the Fel version of the game is MUCH different (the push-through rules especially make tactics radically different). Also, of course, a Fel game could well turn into a free-for-all scrap, which is fine if that's what you want - but I'm more aiming at the 'battle' being the sporting one on the pitch, rather than a general melee ;)

    Ironically, Fel games need the sort of coordination and teamwork that PvP guilds are often good at, so the potential for a Fel league is there, I just don't want to try run two.... and I'm starting with the world I know best.

    Anyone interested who thinks they can form a team, or want to give the sport a try, reply here or give me a shout in-game and we can try set up dates, I'm thinking at the moment maybe Monday 3 February for some trial games, since the ECL will be taking a break after 20th Jan....
     
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  2. drewster513

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    if we can get team im in
     
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    I'd be up to play too, probably for Yew but we'll see how the teams shake out, if need be I'll fill in where required!
     
  4. Aurelius

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    Well we seem to have enough folks for two teams to at least run a practice game - so 8PM, Monday 3 February, we shall see how it goes. Seems sensible to meet at the Luna arena since it's already built ....

    May even have it recorded for posterity, and to help publicise the full season too if we can get that going!
     
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    i apologise for not being able to attend this one i was away unfortunately but if you do another i will certainly be there
     
  6. Aurelius

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    No apologies needed, but as you mention another... ;)

    Firstly, thanks to Mapper, we have a video of some of the highlights (is that the right word?) of this session,



    We may have had some slightly unusual interpretations of the rules occasionally (lagging when beign the referee is not recommended, but happens.... ), but everyone had a good time, and were pretty keen to have a go again. With 8-9 people there we only managed a couple of three-a-side matches, but hopefully we have more victims/players for the next trial run, which will be on Monday 17 Feb, 8 PM UK time. after that we'll look into either trying to start up a regular league, or simply holding a few one-off challenge games, depending on the levels of interest we can raise.

    This Monday's arena game (10th Feb) will be out Mage Poker one, at the O*T Arena in Zento - anyone can play, we will even have scrolls and skill items to help out the non-mages who fancy a try, rules remain pretty much as given here :

    http://stratics.com/community/threads/a-test-monday-13th-february-8pm-uk-time-poker-night.261107/
     
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