Tossball is a sport in The Outer Worlds.
Rules[edit | edit source]
Little is known about how tossball is actually played, however, there are several rules and indications on how the sport is played given throughout the game. The currently-known rules consist of the following:
- The playfield has various zones named after the days of the week.
- There are at least three ways to score a goal. The known ways are body-goals, foot-goals and hand-goals.
- The visitor team can score goals by running the ball into the Saturday Goal, and the home team can score goals by running it into the Sunday Goal.
- Running the ball into the goal is worth more points but it has more risks, such as getting cleaved, hacked, winged or bronzed.
- You are allowed or even encouraged to kill members of the opposing team during a match.
- You can be ejected for "overly sportsman-like conduct".
Equipment[edit | edit source]
- Tossball jerseys
- Tossball blocker / Pro tossball blocker
- Tossball stick / Pro tossball stick
Roles and positions[edit | edit source]
- 1st Back - 32nd Back
Professional Tossball[edit | edit source]
Teams[edit | edit source]
Professional tossball teams belong to corporations, being a way to promote their activities and project a brand image to the general public. These are some known teams:
|Auntie Cleo's Darlings||Auntie Cleo's|
|Doc Rocket Astros||Doc Rocket|
|Firefly Freebooters (dissolved)||Firefly|
|Glacial Age Mammoths||Glacial Age|
|Happy Dale Farmers||Happy Dale Farms|
|Mostly Colonists||Mostly Furniture|
|Rocky Mountain Soldiers||Rocky Mountain|
|Spacer's Chosen||Spacer's Choice|
Athletes[edit | edit source]
|Aaron Dubois||Tile Backers||Goalie||Tossball card|
|Aldo Vicente||Rizzo's Rangers||Eighth Back. Formerly a Thirty-Second Back.||Tossball card|
|Bertie "Black Hole" Holcomb||Rizzo's Rangers||Hacker||Mentioned by Grimm. Featured on the Signed Tossball Poster.|
|B.R. Guthrie||T&L Tigers||Winger||Tossball card|
|Blankenship||Eight Back||Mentioned in conversation between Klemper and Martinez in Roseway.|
|Brandon Rosser||C&P Players||Tossball card|
|Cameron Fraser||Hammersmith Thunder||Second Back||Hammersmith Tossball poster|
|Ceiren Fraser||Hammersmith Thunder||First Back||Hammersmith Tossball poster|
|Glenn Lattiere||Doc Rocket Astros||Forward||Tossball card|
|Kyle Radue||Glacial Age Mammoths||Tossball card|
|Lunsford||Mentioned in conversation between Klemper and Martinez in Roseway.|
|Marina Bekeshko||Auntie Cleo's Darlings||Goalie||Tossball card|
|Matthew Singh||Spacer's Chosen||Hacker||Tossball card|
|Seymour Whitlock||Referenced in The Art and Science of Tossball on Vicar Max's desk.|
|"Take-It-Easy" Tatum||Hacker||Mentioned in conversation between Felix and Parvati.|
|Thomas B. Henry||Hammersmith Thunder||Tender||Tossball card|
|Tyson Christensen||Happy Dale Farmers||Tossball card|
Events[edit | edit source]
- 28th Annual Tossball Series
- Tossball divisional championships
- Tossball interstellar championships
Location(s)[edit | edit source]
- Auntie-Biotics Sports Arena
- Eugene W. Smithers Sportatorium
- Bird Creek Grove
Notes[edit | edit source]
- There are a number of "collectible" tossball cards that can be found as junk items throughout the Halcyon Colony.
- The use of performance-enhancing stims is common in tossball, and a scandal was caused when both teams tested negative for performance-enhancing stims. It was considered a "tossball first" and caused the coaches and referees to debate whether the behavior could lead to an unfair advantage.
- The ball used in tossball is designed to increase blood splatters while maximizing protection of the ball from players.
- Tumbling the ball into the Wednesday zone is known as "getting humped."
- According to Felix, Spacer's Chosen is the "lousiest team that ever did swing a tossball stick."
- The employees of CHEM lab and OCI played tossball matches against each other at Executive Suites in Gorgon Canyon. They did so by drawing a large red X on the ground and placing down buckets as goals.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Tossball heavily resembles lacrosse as it was played in the early 20th century.
- Several of the Tossball Athletes are named after Developers and Artists of The Outer Worlds.
Gallery[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- Ambient conversation in Stellar Bay Apartments
- Mentioned in ambient conversation on the Groundbreaker Promenade
- Halcyon News announcement
- Screens in Left Field Tossball Betting
- Ambient conversation between Felix Millstone and Parvati Holcomb.
- Felix Millstone, upon seeing the displays in the lobby of Office of Creative Incubation