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-====== Games and Sports ====== 
 As career-driven as Lunarians are, they still need to unwind and relax now and then. Hobbies range anywhere from artistic endeavors to games and sports, though they remain fairly competitive in these activities. The media plays a prominent role in entertainment, but with colonists being far outside the reach of any holoshow broadcast, they have to make do with more traditional pastimes.  As career-driven as Lunarians are, they still need to unwind and relax now and then. Hobbies range anywhere from artistic endeavors to games and sports, though they remain fairly competitive in these activities. The media plays a prominent role in entertainment, but with colonists being far outside the reach of any holoshow broadcast, they have to make do with more traditional pastimes. 
  
-===== Art =====+====== Art ======
 Contemporary art styles change almost from year to year. Painting is usually a favorite, and the current fashion is in stark, angular creations with abstract themes. Portraits are rarely painted but rather drawn, either by hand or digitally. Pieces of art are common gifts for birthdays, anniversaries or just good hosts, and it is considered bad taste to give money or purchased products as wrapped gifts. Such things are given as payment or reward, not as presents to friends and loved ones. This habit comes from the Lunarian people's need to prove their professional worth and self-sufficiency; receiving shoes or tools for one's birthday might be taken to suggest that the giver does not believe in your ability to obtain basic necessities yourself. Couples are the exception in this as it is regarded as a simple practicality or favor for a person to give their partner a purchased gift.  Contemporary art styles change almost from year to year. Painting is usually a favorite, and the current fashion is in stark, angular creations with abstract themes. Portraits are rarely painted but rather drawn, either by hand or digitally. Pieces of art are common gifts for birthdays, anniversaries or just good hosts, and it is considered bad taste to give money or purchased products as wrapped gifts. Such things are given as payment or reward, not as presents to friends and loved ones. This habit comes from the Lunarian people's need to prove their professional worth and self-sufficiency; receiving shoes or tools for one's birthday might be taken to suggest that the giver does not believe in your ability to obtain basic necessities yourself. Couples are the exception in this as it is regarded as a simple practicality or favor for a person to give their partner a purchased gift. 
  
-===== Games =====+====== Games ======
 Games of all forms are popular, with an emphasis on traditional card games in the lower rungs of society while the elite enjoy complicated board games. Ancient card games such as Poker and Blackjack have passed the trials of time and are still widely enjoyed in cantinas, bars and living rooms all over the nation. Gambling is legal and socially accepted everywhere, and betting is common among friends and colleagues.  Games of all forms are popular, with an emphasis on traditional card games in the lower rungs of society while the elite enjoy complicated board games. Ancient card games such as Poker and Blackjack have passed the trials of time and are still widely enjoyed in cantinas, bars and living rooms all over the nation. Gambling is legal and socially accepted everywhere, and betting is common among friends and colleagues. 
  
-===== Sports =====+====== Sports ======
 Sports are somewhat less widespread since careers tend to be so fast-paced and strenuous by themselves, but those who indulge in athletics tend to favor simpler forms with little equipment. Running, gymnastics, swimming and aerobics are common among those who indulge in sports, but professional athletics are no longer practiced. Most do it purely for exercise, mainly in the less affluent parts of society; the rich can pay for a good physique and health and flaunt it as a status symbol. No celebrity would want to be caught jogging any more than they would want to be seen digging through trash for food.  Sports are somewhat less widespread since careers tend to be so fast-paced and strenuous by themselves, but those who indulge in athletics tend to favor simpler forms with little equipment. Running, gymnastics, swimming and aerobics are common among those who indulge in sports, but professional athletics are no longer practiced. Most do it purely for exercise, mainly in the less affluent parts of society; the rich can pay for a good physique and health and flaunt it as a status symbol. No celebrity would want to be caught jogging any more than they would want to be seen digging through trash for food. 
  
-===== Martial Arts =====+====== Martial Arts ======
 Martial arts are a different matter and are not regarded as sports. Since the terrible wars that threatened humanity, it has been held as something of a virtue to maintain at least a modest prowess in some form of self-defense. Many employers heartily encourage this, feeling that it builds mental fortitude and a competitive spirit, so places of work often hold competitions in various martial arts. Wrestling, boxing, fencing, kendo and tai chi are common, and every major corporation has a gym and dojo available to its employees. Martial arts are a different matter and are not regarded as sports. Since the terrible wars that threatened humanity, it has been held as something of a virtue to maintain at least a modest prowess in some form of self-defense. Many employers heartily encourage this, feeling that it builds mental fortitude and a competitive spirit, so places of work often hold competitions in various martial arts. Wrestling, boxing, fencing, kendo and tai chi are common, and every major corporation has a gym and dojo available to its employees.
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