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Nominations for the 2018 GLAIR are now open!

GLAIR is the award for a Geek Lifetime Achievement in Roleplaying. It's an annual discussion to put games into what amounts to the RPG Geek Hall of Fame. I've taken over from one of the Steves, and would like to thank him for his work running this!

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The process starts with nominations in this thread, then moving on to voting. Simply make a post nominating any game that you think is deserving (including a link to its RPGG entry). All nominated games will be included in the contest, with a preliminary round to weed us down to a multiple of 2 (probably 32 games). There is no eligibility requirement other than being in the RPGGeek database. Don't be a troll, please nominate only those games you feel are most deserving for a Lifetime Achievement award!

These games are previous winners and are ineligible:

2010: Call of Cthulhu
2010: Dungeons & Dragons
2010: Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay
2011: Traveller
2011: Classic World of Darkness
2012: Paranoia
2013: GURPS
2014: Pendragon
2015: RuneQuest
2016: Fudge
2017: Ars Magica

The following games are already nominated by virtue of making the top eight in 2017's contest:

Shadowrun
Star Wars (WEG)
Middle-earth Role Playing (1st & 2nd Editions)
Amber Diceless Role-Playing
Choose Your Own Adventure
Champions
Metamorphosis Alpha

The following games have been nominated so far:

Tunnels & Trolls
Apocalypse World
Ysgarth
The Tragedy of GJ 237b
The World of Farland
Dogs in the Vineyard
Cyberpunk 2020
Castle Falkenstein
Star Wars: Edge of the Empire
Burning Wheel
Lamentations of the Flame Princess
Trail of Cthulhu
Bunnies & Burrows
The Fantasy Trip
Robert E. Howard's Conan: Adventures in an Age Undreamed Of
Savage Worlds
Fate
Legend of the Five Rings
Deadlands
Gamma World
Pathfinder Roleplaying Game (1st Edition)
The Braunstein Game
7th Sea
Star Frontiers
Top Secret
Over the Edge
Space: 1889
Unknown Armies
Hero Wars/HeroQuest
Dragonlance: Fifth Age
Ghostbusters
Basic RolePlaying
Rolemaster (1st, 2nd & Classic Editions)
Villains & Vigilantes
Stormbringer
Risus: The Anything RPG
Breaking the Ice
Otherkind
Universalis
In a Wicked Age
Marvel Super Heroes
Chill
Torg
The Shadow of Yesterday
Realms of the Unknown
Nobilis
A Thousand and One Nights: A Game of Enticing Stories
Steal Away Jordan: Stories from America's Peculiar Institution
Kagematsu
Sorcerer
Lady Blackbird
Das Schwarze Auge
Midgard
O Herói da Copa
Judge Dredd the Role-Playing Game (Games Workshop)
Fighting Fantasy Gamebooks
Lone Wolf Gamebooks
En Garde! (English RPG)
Flashing Blades

Submit your nominations now through Friday, 2 November!
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Tunnels & Trolls
Champions (or HERO - whatever makes the most sense for the awards)

Thanks for running this Matt! And thanks to Steve Donohue for his most recent service.
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I'm not sure how this can possibly work without at least one Steve?!

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The Tragedy of GJ 237b
The World of Farland
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brumcg wrote:
Champions (or HERO - whatever makes the most sense for the awards)

Champions is already nominated by virtue of making the top eight. A you also nominating Heroes?
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I'll repeat my past year's nominations:

Cyberpunk 2020
Castle Falkenstein
Star Wars: Edge of the Empire
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I'm not sure how this can possibly work without at least one Steve?!

I am your temporary Steve for the duration of this contest.
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I'm not sure how this can possibly work without at least one Steve?!

I am your temporary Steve for the duration of this contest.

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downeymb wrote:
brumcg wrote:
Champions (or HERO - whatever makes the most sense for the awards)

Champions is already nominated by virtue of making the top eight. A you also nominating Heroes?

Ack. No, I'm good with just Champions. Not sure how I missed it. zombie
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CORE1-11: Drawing a Blank

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dysjunct wrote:

Just to confirm that this is sufficiently different from Call of Cthulhu, yes? Pretty sure it is Gumshoean Lovecraft.
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downeymb wrote:
dysjunct wrote:

Just to confirm that this is sufficiently different from Call of Cthulhu, yes? Pretty sure it is Gumshoean Lovecraft.

In which case would you also/rather nominate Gumshoe?
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I'll nominate a familiar bunch:

Savage Worlds
Fate
Legend of the Five Rings
Deadlands
Gamma World
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downeymb wrote:
downeymb wrote:
dysjunct wrote:

Just to confirm that this is sufficiently different from Call of Cthulhu, yes? Pretty sure it is Gumshoean Lovecraft.

In which case would you also/rather nominate Gumshoe?

Well yes, but GUMSHOE is listed as a system, not an RPG.
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dysjunct wrote:

Good choice
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Good choice

It's the choice for everyone.
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dysjunct wrote:
downeymb wrote:
downeymb wrote:
dysjunct wrote:

Just to confirm that this is sufficiently different from Call of Cthulhu, yes? Pretty sure it is Gumshoean Lovecraft.

In which case would you also/rather nominate Gumshoe?

Well yes, but GUMSHOE is listed as a system, not an RPG.

Well, technically it has its own rpg family entry, but not really:

GUMSHOE
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The Braunstein Game
Savage Worlds
7th Sea
Star Frontiers
Top Secret (1st and 2nd Editions)
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ctimmins wrote:
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Lifetime achievement? Both of these are very recent games and one seems to be very little known.


Anyway my suggestions
Over the Edge
Space: 1889
Unknown Armies
Hero Wars/HeroQuest (or rather just the Heroquest game)
Dragonlance: Fifth Age
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Ghostbusters
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Apocalypse World
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andyl wrote:
Lifetime achievement? Both of these are very recent games and one seems to be very little known.
I can't think of anything that hasn't been mentioned already, except for Stormbringer (1st, 2nd and 3rd Editions). First licensed Moorcock game seems worth a nomination.

I'm generally with Andy in terms of how I will ultimately vote, although of course people can nominate anything they want. "Lifetime" achievement requires at least some minimal length of lifetime. To my mind Fate and Apocalypse World are really just now old enough to be considered.
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