For those of you who have seen The Hunger Games, most of this will seem familiar, but with a few wrinkles. For those of you who haven't, here's how the games are played:
- We are splitting the country into 12 districts made up of a few states each.
- Each district sends two tributes to the games. To be eligible to represent a district, an athlete has to have grown up there, not played there.
- Sorry ladies, these hunger games are just for men.
- All participants have to either be active athletes, or have played recently enough for it to be feasible that they could compete.
- The tributes aren't necessarily the best athletes from their district. They're the combination of athletes that I believe would make for the best and most interesting event.
- Each district has a mentor to help their tributes before the games begin. Unlike in the film however, these mentors aren't former winners. They're coaches.
- The Arena (as in the film) is basically a forest. There is a station in the middle of the arena known as the cornucopia, where weapons and supplies can be found, and there are small lakes, trees, caves and cliffs that serve as the environment.
- Fans (known as sponsors) can buy essentials such as food, water, or medicine to give to their favorite tributes.
- 24 men enter, one man leaves. It's that simple.