So I'm writing this story where the main character loves to play video games, his favorite game is Star Craft 2. And seeing as Star Craft 2 is a computer game, the MC is somewhat savvy with computers obviously. Recently it has come to my attention that online people webcast major tournaments (apparently Star Craft is HUGE in Korea), and at BlizzCon they webcasted a tournament recently that I watched. First time I've ever watched anything like this (I'm personally not a Star Craft 2 fan although I know about real time strategies and all that). From watching just a few hours I could say I gained enough insight to be able to write a scene in my story. I figure because this is my MC's favorite game, it would only make sense for him to watch the tournament finals for one of his favorite games. The problem is, I'd bet 90% of my audience probably doesn't know that much about Star Craft 2. The scene isn't going to be pivotal to the story, more comic relief than anything. But I do want to try and include SOME Starcraft game play here or there. Perhaps describing the action on the screen, or maybe the MC talking about the game with the people he's watching it with. Obviously I don't want to have to explain all of the intricacies of the game, but you do want to explain enough that the scene makes sense and it isn't just something like "oh, there's a game on in the back ground but it isn't important". I'm sure the solution lies somewhere in the middle ground between over and under explaining the rules. But I guess what I'm asking is... has anyone else dealt with a situation where you have a scene involving a "fringe" activity that most of the world doesn't know about?