OMFG SOMEONE PLEASE DO THIS WITH ME D; I’LL BE YOUR FIREBENDER <3 <3 <3
Back in the day my martial arts club played Kung Fu Frisbee dodgeball. Gym was divided into thirds, with the two end thirds being each team’s territory, and the middle third being “no man’s land” which was accessible to both. We filled the room with projectiles (everything from actual frisbees to margarine lids to plastic ninja stars, basically anything that could be thrown like a disc), and everyone had a (practice) weapon (paired weapons were also permitted, though they made throwing tricky). You were only allowed to contact a frisbee that had completely stopped, and the only part that was allowed to touch a moving frisbee was your weapon. We played indoors, so deflections off the walls/roof/floor were also legal scoring plays, though the “out” players weren’t big fans of the discs being bounced in their general direction.
We’d play this for a few hours, (three teams rotating, winner stays) and the next day we’d all be barely able to walk we were so physically destroyed from playing. But I gotta say, nothing made you feel more boss than standing there, outnumbered, deflecting projectiles with your weapon trying to stay alive while throwing back with your other hand, usually while yelling “bring it!” to the opposition just for trash talk. Short staff was the smart weapon choice, but paired deer horn knives were by far the most fun to use for it.
Not really related, but it reminded me of that sort of fun. Add in a weapon to defend with (hey, each attack requires a different sort of weapon defense, especially with a weapon inadvertently bursting the balloon and hitting you anyway) and you could have some more fun :)