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Welcome to an issue of Fenix where Sports and games play the center role. Graeme Davis looks at popular sports and athletic tavern games while Pete Nash introduces some really extreme sports to incorporate in your game. On top of that, Magnus Seter has interviewed Graeme Davis on the upcoming Director’s Cut of the Enemy Within campaign for Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay.
The Writer within: Magnus Seter interviews Graeme Davis
Meeting Graeme Davis, the ”director” of The Enemy Within for Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay.
Fantasy sports: Graeme Davis on popular sports and athletic tavern games
Davis looks at popular sports and athletic tavern games and suggests ways to handle them in gaming.
No, not that kind of fantasy sports (but then, you already know that unless you’re new to Fenix – in which case, welcome!). Medieval Europe forms the basis for most fantasy game settings, and it was home to a wide array of sports – some well-known, others more obscure – that can be used to enliven a roleplaying adventure. This article looks at some popular sports – and a few of the more athletic tavern games – and suggests ways to handle them in your favorite ruleset.
Blood & Guts: A question of Sport: Pete Nash on sports in roleplaying
Sports are a key aspect of human civilization. Whilst animals play in mimicry of skills needed to survive adulthood, humanity has refined the concept of sport to ever higher ideals. In short sports are a necessary part of any culture for the purpose of physical fitness, social unification, political competitiveness and of course, preparation for war.
This is especially true on Monster Island. With its strange melange of cultures forced into an uneasy balance, sports are both a method of weeding out the weak and a temporary release from the stresses of everyday survival. Games are the perfect way to bring social cohesion, albeit one which – on the island – is predisposed towards blood and violence.
This issue we present some of the more extreme sports played by the islanders…