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Illustration by Dustin Hostetler

Roachball Goes Open Source

In this fast-paced lunch-hour sport, changing the rules is part of the game.

By Mike Kuniavsky

JASON WILSON DIDN’T START OUT TRYING to invent an open source sport. While living in Brooklyn, he and some friends wanted an incentive to go outside during the cold months, so they formed a winter kickball league. One game day, only five people showed up (because it’s winter in New York), which is not enough to make two kickball teams. Not wanting to give up on their original idea of getting out of the house, the group started wandering around Brooklyn. Walking through the snowy streets, they ...

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