Sport - organized activities that train and depend on physical activities of the athletes - have been part of human culture throughout history.
Game and Story Use
- To create some local cultural flavor for other cultures or even nonhuman species, consider what kinds of sport activities they pursue in their free time (or even professionally).
- This is especially effective if the player characters are not able to communicate with the athletes, and have to guess what the activity is all about. This can make for a nice red herring.
- Sports might also bring different species with roughly similar physical abilities together. After all, many international sports events today are sold as "furthering international peace and understanding" (and the same was true for the original Olympic Games in Greece). Just make sure that no species is able to outshine all others in such events.