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I've been looking around the online resources to find some sort of list of competitive sports that may be played by citizens in the Age of Lost Omens.

A full, digital list would be great. Bonus points for non-violent, athletic sports that would be popular for chaotic societies, such as a Goblin settlement.

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I don't think a comprehensive exists, but there are many sports whose popularity we can safely infer:

  • javelin throw: Kurgess is supposed to be the demigod of sports and competition, and his favored weapon is the javelin. On top of that his adepts, in Pathfinder 1, had access to a feat that let them throw javelins further. It would be very unlikely that this sport wasn't at least a little popular among Kurgess' cult.

  • kite-battle: practiced during the Gala of Sails and the Kraken Carnival. (according to pathfinderwiki)

  • archery: at least during Archer's Day, Erastil's yearly festival

  • swimming: during Silverglazer Sunday

  • race while being chased by raptors: not sure how competitive this one is, but the Running of the Raptors is a Kurgess festival where some people do that (voluntarily). No doubt goblins would be interested.

  • magic hacking: during the Breaching Festival in Korvosa, people try to break through the Academy's magical protections. Not sure how competitive this is.

On top of that there are the classical gladiatoral duels (with a degree of violence ranging from "only for the show" to "deadly"), with or without weapons, with magic...

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    \$\begingroup\$ +1. Tarnbreakers Trail (a PFS scenario) features competitive racing also. \$\endgroup\$ Sep 16 at 16:02
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    \$\begingroup\$ Is anyone aware if the Lost Omens Travel Guide adds any? I've not got my hands on it yet. \$\endgroup\$
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    Sep 16 at 16:23
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    \$\begingroup\$ @AustinBrown no worries, I'm sure someone has it. I might be getting it this weekend myself, in which case I can update the answer. I've heard very good things about it. Alternatively, a lot of people on the subreddit have access to this book - asking over there for sports listed in the Travel Guide is sure to get you a response eventually. They're at reddit.com/r/pathfinder2e. \$\endgroup\$
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    Sep 16 at 20:58
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    \$\begingroup\$ @GroodytheHobgoblin pretty much any sports we can think of could have an equivalent in Golarion, at least in some remote place. That said, the question is about canonical sports, not sports that may or may not be practiced there. AFAIK Chess is not canonical as a sport in Golarion, because the books don't state it is, but if some GM wants to put a chess tournament in their game, why not? \$\endgroup\$ Sep 16 at 22:15
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    \$\begingroup\$ Kickball is mentioned in the Strength of Thousands AP and "sports sticks" are mentioned as a possession of one of the students, whatever that means. \$\endgroup\$ Sep 18 at 4:28

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