Tossball Poster

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]

Roles and positions[edit | edit source]

  • 1st Back - 32nd Back
  • Forward
  • Goalie
  • Hacker
  • Tender
  • Winger

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:

Team name Corporation
Auntie Cleo's Darlings Auntie Cleo's
C&P Players C&P
CircusTime Clowns CircusTime
Doc Rocket Astros Doc Rocket
Firefly Freebooters (dissolved) Firefly
Glacial Age Mammoths Glacial Age
Happy Dale Farmers Happy Dale Farms
Hammersmith Thunder Hammersmith
Hephaestos Hammers Hephaestos
Mostly Colonists[1] Mostly Furniture
Rizzo's Rangers Rizzo's
Rocky Mountain Soldiers Rocky Mountain
Spacer's Chosen Spacer's Choice
T&L Tigers T&L
Tile Backers Tile

Athletes[edit | edit source]

Name Team Position Reference
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[2]

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.[3]
  • The ball used in tossball is designed to increase blood splatters while maximizing protection of the ball from players.[4]
  • Tumbling the ball into the Wednesday zone is known as "getting humped."[5]
  • According to Felix, Spacer's Chosen is the "lousiest team that ever did swing a tossball stick."[6]
  • 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]

  1. Ambient conversation in Stellar Bay Apartments
  2. Mentioned in ambient conversation on the Groundbreaker Promenade
  3. Halcyon News announcement
  4. Screens in Left Field Tossball Betting
  5. Ambient conversation between Felix Millstone and Parvati Holcomb.
  6. Felix Millstone, upon seeing the displays in the lobby of Office of Creative Incubation
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