I have the project to create a jousting event for any harpgamers and I want to know if anybody is interested ? The project is not all done now, it's more like an idea who sit in my head for ... well around 3 years now. It's start when I get the idea to create a horse like the one I was riding when I joust, 8 years ago and I was like " Well, Seamus was a warhorse, not a cutie pie to take a little ride with the family, mostly because if he see another horse in front of him he charge, if I create him in harpg I need to make him joust again ". Because the real Simus can't joust anymore but I will came back on this later.
So, here is my idea for now :
- Any horse type, they will be separate by size ( draft, warmblood, pony, etc. )
- Full armor or light one ( for the horse too )
- Can participate to a full medieval tournament or only the joust
- Any art skill, points are give on the effort, not the result plus a random number ( like 15 pts for background, 5 for photobackground, etc... )
- Became a champion of your country and fight for your honour !
- Shit can happen but a really little chance ( like 1 on 100 for the rider to get hurt, same for the horse )*
- Random event ( 1-100 list and randomly choose )
Tell me if you are interested or if you have any idea. If nobody have any interest in it, I will not lost my time to do an arena, background, points system, etc.
I'm open to any suggestion !True Story
Like I said, I was jousting before but on the last joust of the season I get throw down, I was in full armor and quite heavy. Seamus lost balance and fall on me. Yeah, a 2000 pounds gelding sitting on my legs. Did I have to say I was hurt ? No broken bones but right knee dislocated, some torn ligaments and a sliver of the tibia gone under the hoof ( I still have a really nice scar if someone want to see it, it's do a hole in my legs and if you touch, you feel the inside of the bone. Always nice when you meet new people lol ). My legs is still pretty weak and I got impressive cramp randomly. I pass for training every week around 5 hours to don't move for 3 months and take a lot of time before I can walk "normally". In fact, I limp a little bit. Seamus don't get hurt at all but after that it take a lot of time and patience for riding him again and he can't joust anymore, he deviate every time. It's was a really strong horse but he was really traumatized by that. He died last year at 22 years. I visit him every weekend for 8 years but can't ride him anymore. He was too tall and with my weak legs I can't get on him without help and I'm reeeeally proud so....
And that's kids, is how I get fat.
And if I have to redone everything ? Anytime ! That moment when you sit on your horse, feel his haste in same time than your, get your lance/spear and charge ... Best moment of my life ! Nothing is like that for me... Well maybe being in a zodiac on high sea and having a pack of humpback whales coming on surface around you.
I get from jousting to gardening, it's mainly with I'm bored 99.9% of time lol.