Anyways mentioned doing a secondary social Trotton thread a while back and here's my plan for it. It's going to be a festival hosted by Earl Nocturnal Flame for a visiting ambassador from the Crystal Empire and the Zebra (Roam) diplomat Xichi. As part of the festivities will be a traditional Joust (as seen in The Crystal Empire Part II).
Currently developing rules for this. So does anypony have an good recommendations on RPs or RP rules featuring Jousts?
So far seen the rules for Jousting in GURPS Compendium II (3rd Ed.) and D20 stuff in Mongoose Publishing's 'Gladiator - Sands of Death' and 'The Quintessential Fighter'.
Currently considering giving Earths defense bonuses (to avoid being flung back) and Pegasi attack bonuses (since well they are historically warriors and are the more active ponies) also bonuses for good role-playing since the sheer combat can be dull.
Also half considering a 'gladiator' fighting bout since there will be a Zebra ambassador from Roam who is already in town (and might make sense Dash is a Black Belt in Karate and there is a Dojo in Ponyville so hoof to hoof combat to a KO would probably exist too).
The Joust will be the main show though as it's something I've wanted to do for a while. Also I'm considering having actual prizes like a $10 code I got for iTunes from a little promotion thingy and possibly some random small stuff like a cheap steam game of the winners choice.
I'll hopefully be getting this up and semi-running next week. Found a great book called Tournaments, Fairs, And Taverns which is for d20 based systems but has a lot special rules for the games which I can easily adapt and have an decent fair with some side games running around the Joust event.