Step into the Ring
Sparring, Wrestling, and Other Physical Contests
By Teos Abadia
Bloodied boxers pacing the ring seeking an advantage, heroes battling foes in the tight confines of a gladiatorial arena, and two wrestlers straining to throw one another can make for compelling dramatic scenes. Whether the stakes are gold, freedom, honor, or glory, such contests hearken back to earlier times and reflect our feral beginnings. Hearts beat faster and sweat drips more freely when a physical contest comes to a head. The roar of the crowd and the consequences of victory or defeat heighten the tension, bringing the players and the DM to the edge of their seats.
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