You can observe a lot by just watching

The only hobbyist parallel that seems fitting is World of Warcraft (nouveau Dungeons & Dragons), with the caveat that baseball actually exists in the world. Imagine the level of obsession you associate with players of games like WoW, and then imagine that their games correspond to real life events.
It’s a world where the deeds of Orcs, Humans, and Elves were recounted in the Crusading section of your local newspaper. A world in which Shamans and Necromancers were called to testify in front of Congress for using unregistered runes on the battlefield. This is the level of interest and immersion possible in fantasy sports.”

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  1. I love the idea of fantasy sports. Wish there’s a game or movie that can show this. It would be nice to see humans,orcs and elves compete in sports.

    • Well, there was that “Monsters of the Midway” game in an old issue of Dragon Magazine, and of course Games Workshop’s Blood Bowl game (both fantasy football in the D&D sense). There was also a more mainstream sci-fi football boardgame called Battleball or something like that which came with pre-painted plastic figures and a set of polyhedrals (I snagged a copy for $5 at Kay-Bee Toys before they went out of business a few years back).
      Can’t think of any other examples though.

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