Hmmm, I wanted to create a sport, but all the good ones are taken. So, I thought I would come up with my own sport! Introducing: ARETE BALL! I think I should start off by explaining how Arete Ball is played. The object is to hit a square cube into a net. Now, you may be thinking, "Pfft, that's easy!" Of course it's not! You have to hurl it into the air just right so it can fall into the net that is hoisted above the ground by huge cables. To hit the Arete Ball, you must use a cross between a baseball bat and a cricket wicket. Sort of like a wooden plank, except more stable. Each round has six sections, called sixths. Each sixth has 5 minutes. The nets are about 15 feet off the ground. Now on to scoring. Unlike other sports, style points, or SPs, as I will refer to them as. Style points will be given by either a fake person that I control, or an excellent role player who can analyze the events of the round and come up with a witty judge's comment. Only the most stylish team will be given SPs. You might be sort of confused, but I have come up with a practice round that might be simple to understand. Let's say that kwarriorpoet, DaveShack, AluminumKnight, and Diamondeye are playing this round. There doesn't always have to be four people, but I'll use four for the example sixth. Here's what a typical sixth would sound like: And the contestants are off! I can tell that this is going to be a good one and- OH! Beautiful move by AluminumKnight, landing his cube in the net and one point is racked up on his side! What's this? kwarriorpoet is going to try to knock the cube out of AluminumKnight's net! (Yes, you can do that!) kwarriorpoet launches the cube, and right after it touches AluminunKnight's cube, kwarrior's decides it wants to stay in there! That's two for AlKnight, none for kwarrior, and, unnoticed by all the tension is DaveShack, landing one in his own net. And Diamondeye, who apparently did not catch the rules, has decided to hit the other players with his cubes, and scratches DaveShack's arm. That's the rest of the sixth unplayable time. Kind of reminds me of a young boy's time out! Of course, with only 15 seconds left, it doesn't really matter. And here we go, 5,4,3,2,1 BEEP! Fantastic! We have AlKnight at 2, in the lead, DaveShack and kwarriorpoet at 1, and Diamondeye hoping to catch up in the next sixth; he's at nada. Now let's hear from one of our SP judges, civplayah! Style Points go to AlKnight for that "beautiful move" at the beginning. So that puts AlKnight at three, but because Style Points increase with the sixths (i.e. 2nd sixth, two SPs, and so on) anything could happen. To join the league, you have to clarify a couple things. First, give me your strategy. This could be anything, "prevent other people from scoring," "simply score;" you can switch these at any time, but I would perfer you PM them to me, for suspense. Now for your skills: Divide 20 points, maximum ten per skill. Ability to put strategies in action Strength Jumping Ability Accuracy Knock-off ability Happy Arete Balling!