UPDATE - The very first tournament will be a 1v1 elimination tournament, beginning at 8:00pm EST this Wednesday (unforged, non-augmented copper bombs only please). Starberry energy foodstuffs are both allowed and recommended, but not necessary. You can reach the event directly via “the crucible” portal in the DK Mall hub (lower level, directly below the Stars Hollow portal), or make your way to Stars Hollow via one of our many portals mentioned below. All are welcome to compete, first prize will be a stack of oort shards to the winner, and we hope to see you there Wednesday night!
New sports in boundless have always been a challenge… we’ve got “dodge-bomb,” which is a blast (bah-boom-ting) to play and the ninja challenge, which is a serious test of skill… but nothing really that anyone and everyone can play no matter what skill level they are at. So when my buddy Lance tasked me with inventing a sport and building an arena to play it in, I had a serious think about it. It needed to be something that not only was all inclusive, but something people could recreate in their own builds if they wanted to just “sand lot” it for fun. It needed to be cheap and easy to play, and more importantly NOT have a defeat penalty if you lose. What I came up with was "Foom, (and a HUGE thanks to @Leahlemoncakes for helping us out by having a go and letting me record the match) -
"Introducing a new Boundless sport - Foom. Simple rules, fast-paced game play, and trampoline walls to provide a lovely balance of strategy and luck to every match. My main goal was to create a sport that all players of all skill levels could play and have roughly the same chance of winning. I wanted there to be no defeat penalty for anyone who didn’t win, so that more people would want to compete. And I wanted a game that would be easy to recreate for other players who liked it - the playing field requires only 16 plots (4x4), with the center 2x2 over unplotted water more than two blocks deep, a few hundred trampoline blocks, and a copper chisel. That’s it. The stadium built around it can be as big or as small as anyone wants, and is entirely up to the builder’s imagination. That’s the dream, that’s where I would love to see this go… lots of guilds fielding teams and building their own awesome stadiums, so we could have friendlies, tournaments, and maybe even league play some day.
We will be holding an inaugural tournament in the VERY near future, once we work out the logistics, and anyone interested in the sport and maybe building their own arena, please swing by Stars Hollow on Tana VII and check out the Crucible or drop a message in the mailbox outside of my big white house and I will give you the dimensions. Portal N3 in the Tana PS hub will get you to my personal hub (just go upstairs from there), or connect to us via the PS hub Biitula, the Guardian Hub, the DK mall, or the Showroom. Hope to keep you soon and remember, keep your stick on the ice!"
Everyone who has played so far has enjoyed the hell out it, and I am GENUINELY proud of it. Anyone can play. Anyone can build their own stadium to play it in. By all means please check out the vid, if you want to see the game from the perspectives of both playing it and watching it (Sorry Leah, I was REALLY rooting for you lol), and stay tuned for info on our upcoming inaugural launch of Foom!
The vid is here - https://youtu.be/6WeTVZbwXxw