Campaign of the Month: January 2012
Star Trek Late Night
An ancient Vulcan sport that is considered barbaric by modern Vulcans but is very popular in Orion space. The game is played on a field with a 1.5 m deep pit in the middle. The pit is full of poisonous serpents.
Each player has a rope attached to a belt worn on their waist, and joining an opponent’s on the other side of the pit. Seven pairs of players then begin to have a tug-o-war, trying to pull each other into the pit. Players on each team may help their teammates in any way that they can devise – the game often ends up being two piles of people pulling at each other. The goal of the game is to pull the entire opposing team into the hole.
Variations of the sport include putting vile liquids into the pit, acids, or nearly anything. On Dabub, the sport is used to determine the guilt of prisoners and is played in the nude with a hole filled with flesh eating bacteria.