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S P A C E B A L L: Microgravity Aerial Frame Tennis

PostPosted: Wed Jun 21, 2017 10:34 pm
by Aardvark17
First off: I suck at rules and stuff, so I'm not even going to try to make actual rules for this. Since this is mostly an idea with builds, I put it here and not in the Rules subforum. Admins, feel free to move this if this is the wrong place for this kind of stuff. (Honestly I have no idea where to put this myself. General Discussion seems good enough)

Presenting SPACEBALL: A new and fast-paced zero-gravity frame sport!
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Frames are given awesome zero-gravity jumppacks with directional jumpjets for zero-gravity maneuvers and a Spaceball racket.

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Even just customizing these jumppacks is a lot of fun and I would highly recommend building some form of directional jumppack to anyone.

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The game can be played with multiple types of rackets but mainly multiple types of goal-scoring aerial objectives (a.k.a. balls)
Shown here: A Badminton style birdie, meant to be picked up and served. Next, two Classics. These are not meant to be picked up as that would be cheating (hence no handholds). Games can be played with multiple balls at once, differentiated with colored lights.
(If I could retake the picture I would give the birdie a light as well, future sports are all about lights) :D

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And, of course, POWER-UPS are involved! (Or maybe not if rules are ever made, that might be too hard. But maybe just three types of power-up, like a powerful shot, a boost, and something else)
Frames are equipped with one signature move module (SMM) each that can only be activated once per game. Shown here is frame pilot Gylles Wenborrow of the Enniot City Engines, using his Firefist SMM.

Anyway, so that's my presentation of Spaceball! Any comments and questions would be well appreciated!
Also, just because it's played with tennis rackets doesn't mean it is played like tennis)

(If anyone would want to help make this an actual thing like Trundleball that would be sicccckkkk! :D )

Re: S P A C E B A L L: Microgravity Aerial Frame Tennis

PostPosted: Wed Jun 21, 2017 10:45 pm
by Vitoria
Haha, that's a super fun concept!

I love the multiple balls and interesting effect with that last pic.

I feel like we need a list of all frame sports until now.
Rooftop Racing, Twank Sumo, Trundleball, this, am I forgetting any?

Re: S P A C E B A L L: Microgravity Aerial Frame Tennis

PostPosted: Wed Jun 21, 2017 11:00 pm
by Mantisking
This is probably the best place for it.

Re: S P A C E B A L L: Microgravity Aerial Frame Tennis

PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2017 1:29 am
by CmdrRook
Ruleset 0.1 is in progress for MFZ: Racket Attack.

Re: S P A C E B A L L: Microgravity Aerial Frame Tennis

PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:59 am
by Aardvark17
VitorFaria wrote:I feel like we need a list of all frame sports until now.
Rooftop Racing, Twank Sumo, Trundleball, this, am I forgetting any?

I believe Fault mentioned Mobile Frame Derby, but I haven't heard of that or Twank Sumo. I think a list is definitely needed :D

CmdrRook wrote:Ruleset 0.1 is in progress for MFZ: Racket Attack.

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YES! Thank you so much for doing this, Spaceball sounds awesome to play and I can't wait to see the finished (v0.1) rules!

Re: S P A C E B A L L: Microgravity Aerial Frame Tennis

PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2017 1:28 pm
by Artasid
CmdrRook wrote:Ruleset 0.1 is in progress for MFZ: Racket Attack.


I am also interested in the concept of this game. I eagerly await the finished rule sets as well

Re: S P A C E B A L L: Microgravity Aerial Frame Tennis

PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2017 5:31 pm
by Aardvark17
A new Spaceball Contender has arrived! http://mobileframehangar.com/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=7631

Re: S P A C E B A L L: Microgravity Aerial Frame Tennis

PostPosted: Sat Jun 24, 2017 2:06 am
by Artasid
I like the idea of the Signature Move Modular for gameplay and I hope to know more about them. I do have some questions regarding them, but I'll most likely have to wait until the rules are printed before I ask them (just in case they are or not addressed in the rulebook)

Re: S P A C E B A L L: Microgravity Aerial Frame Tennis

PostPosted: Sun Jun 25, 2017 1:27 pm
by CmdrRook