The time: after the Fall. The place: beyond Thunderdome. Civilization has retreated to vast subterranean cities, while barbarism reigns on the barren surface. There, in a scorched, poverty-stricken town where mere survival is a struggle, the ragged inhabitants gather to watch the Jugger
Game, a brutal sport whose object (to impale a dog skull on a spike as a sign of victory) is simple, and whose rules--protect your teammates and try not to die--are even simpler. Two five-man teams suit up, disappearing under homemade armor and wielding the vicious tools of a game that's something
between prison-yard football and war. There are no rounds or defaults, and only the in...