Week 5 - New wizarding sports!

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Prof. Arielle Lemoyne
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Week 5 - New wizarding sports!

Post by Prof. Arielle Lemoyne » Mon Sep 28, 2015 2:58 am

Our IRC event this week is based on an entirely new broomstick game: Cascade. We've envisioned it as a sort of crazy version of quidditch that involves weather enchantments and changing goalposts. To go along with that, our forum activity this week is for everyone to design your own new wizarding sport! It can involve broomsticks, or not, flying, or not, but definitely something that uses magic!

Explain the rules of your sport, whether people play on teams or individually, how many players compete, what sort of equipment is needed, and anything else you can think of!

Post below with your ideas! (Graphics are optional, but encouraged!)
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Re: Week 5 - New wizarding sports!

Post by Prof. Scarlet Leslie-Lewis » Wed Sep 30, 2015 6:04 pm


This new broomstick sport combines artistic ability, flying technique, and teamwork. On the day of the competition, teams are given a theme and a time limit. They must work together to draw a picture in the clouds using their broomsticks. Each Nimbusplash team is comprised of 5 members. Every person on the team can only select one color to use for the duration of the competition. Paint that has been specifically designed for Nimbusplash is applied to broomstick twigs. Different broomstick models make different textures in the clouds. The Silver Arrow has even returned to the top of the bestseller broom list since it is the preferred broomstick of Nimbusplash players for outlining details. Nimbusplash is already becoming a favorite among spectators as they get to watch cloud masterpieces unfold right before their eyes. The pictures remain in the sky until it rains. One drawback is that Nimbusplash is highly dependent on the cloud conditions of the location. Sometimes Nimbusplash tournaments have to be postponed for several days until the weather is perfect.
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Re: Week 5 - New wizarding sports!

Post by Prof. Limine Snidget » Sat Oct 03, 2015 9:21 pm

Going with the theme of my love for instant darkness powder and combining it with a muggle spin-off of capture the flag… Prior to the game starting, the captain of each team of ten enters the arena and hides the team flag. After flags are hidden, the teams all enter the arena and the object of the game is to find the other team’s flag before they find yours. Sound easy! Of course it isn’t. In the arena there are a great multitude of obstacles the contestants will face: rogue bludgers, cornish pixies, portable swamps, every type of weather imaginable, and much much more. Still easy? Well, after all twenty players enter the arena, it will be shrouded in darkness because who doesn’t love some instant darkness powder? :D
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Re: Week 5 - New wizarding sports!

Post by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black » Thu Oct 08, 2015 8:33 pm

Musical broomsticks

This is just a variation of the Muggle game of Musical chairs. People are in a circle (which is marked so they have to follow it) and walking counterclockwise around a line of broomsticks -- the broom are situated precisely in the middle of the circle. Wands are allowed. The number of broomsticks available is one less than the number of people in the circle.

Music starts -- people walk. The theme of the music can vary from something light-hearted to something of blood-and-guts (which will undoubtedly have an effect upon the action during the game).

Music stops. The challenge is to be on a broomstick and hovering 2 feet above the ground. Everyone rushes to the center OR summons a broom to themselves. Once a person is hovering 2 feet above the ground on their broom, they must not be interfered with. Whoever is left without a broom, or is incapacitated because of attempting to get a broom, is out of the game. (Those who need it are sent to the Hospital Wing.)

People fly back to the center of the circle and dismount. The organizer sets the brooms again in a line and the survivors go back to the circle to play again.

The winner is the person who hovers 2 feet above the ground on the final broom.
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