What Games Would Be Played In A Collapsed World?
In a comment to this week's main post I made reference to the 1989 Rutger Howard movie "The Blood of Heroes". Its a kind of simple post apocalypses movie which tells the tale of a young farm girl who wants to make it big. See there is a rather brutal game, like soccer, which involves a team of five against another five, with the objective of scoring a win by putting a dog skull on a spike. The people in the above ground world just trying to survive have local teams. Wandering teams show up to play them. In the surviving underground cities of commerce and wealth, there is the "League". Getting the attention of the League and winning a spot on one of their teams means wealth. The young girl wants that.
Justin Patrick Moore made the comment of:
"& Yes, a short story, or scene in a longer work where kids are playing some new kind of game (or adults too for that matter) would be good to help show the culture of a world made harsh."
It made me wonder, what kind of games would people in a resource depleted, climate devastated World come up with? How would one of our current games be modified in such a world? Suggestions might spark an idea for one of our writers here for a story.