My kingdom for coded deathball and in-game deathballs that function as a melee/brawling/martial arts weapon.
I imagine it working like this...
Multiple Zones you need to traverse using verbs that can be guarded/blocked by defensive. Zones have proximity to the goal/ball lock (hehe) and the closer you are the better your chance of scoring when you shoot.
Zones are: Home Goal <-> Home Midfield <-> Center Field <-> Visiting Midfield <-> Visiting Goal
When traversing between zones you will check against any player guarding/present that zone. There is a chance of injury and/or fatigue during this altercation.
If you shoot from a zone - you must succeed against interception/block checks from anyone in that zone.
A successful block has a chance of passing to player on your team. Interception/block rules apply on pass.
Only one player can protect the home goal.
Only specific rooms would-be setup for deathball. I figure: Behind the Drome, The Park, Somewhere in Heaven, Gym on Gold, NLM Stadium on Gold, Private "Country" Club on Green or Blue.
Naturally, combat needs to be accounted for in these fields as occasionally a full-on melee is supposed to break out or just a small one between two players while the game continues.
Comments? Complaints? Suggestions?