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Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP21 Feb 2012 7:14 p.m. PST

Today's Poll Suggestion is for "Best Sci-Fi Rules of 2011".

The rules are simple.

This must be a brand new set of rules for use in a Fantasy setting. Defining "Science fiction" is up to you.
It CAN be a new revision, as in "2nd Edition".
It can be army rules, an RPG, simple skirmish rules, etc.
It can be in any scale, any level.

Finally, it must have first gone on sale, anywhere in the world, in the calendar year 2011.

To make it to the Round One Poll, a "rules set" must be nominated on this thread. It will do no good to complain that your favorite range is not listed if it has not been nominated.
I cannot help you if you have "Poll Suggestions" turned OFF. grin

I will be crossposting to appropriate Fantasy Boards, lest anyone whine about missing it.

RTJEBADIA21 Feb 2012 7:57 p.m. PST

Hm… I think perhaps you should do two levels:
RPG/Low Level Skirmish
Army/Platoon level or higher

That way you wouldn't have stuff like Tomorrows War and Star Army competing with Blasters and Bulkheads and New Beginnings… they're really too different to compare, IMO.

BTW, I nominate all of those (though I've only played 3 of them).

Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP21 Feb 2012 8:24 p.m. PST

Hm… I think perhaps you should do two levels:

Absolutely not. We went through this the last time.
I absolutely REFUSE to fragment these awards like the Grammies.
Such fragmentation will make the Award meaningless. Just look at how many nominees whe had for the 2010 Awards.

Little Big Wars Inactive Member21 Feb 2012 8:26 p.m. PST

5150: Star Army, no question.

Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP21 Feb 2012 8:26 p.m. PST


I will be crossposting to appropriate Fantasy Boards, lest anyone whine about missing it.

So much for clever cut and paste. grin
OBVIOUSLY I meant "appropriate sci-fi" Boards.
So, shoot me. I am not perfect. Just well meaning.

Mithmee Supporting Member of TMP21 Feb 2012 9:06 p.m. PST

Tomorrow's War

Atomic Floozy21 Feb 2012 9:08 p.m. PST

5150: New Beginnings from Two Hour Wargames.

Personal logo flooglestreet Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member21 Feb 2012 9:32 p.m. PST

5150 New Beginnings

whoa Mohamed Inactive Member21 Feb 2012 10:21 p.m. PST

Tommorows War

Unrepentant Werewolf at work Inactive Member22 Feb 2012 3:06 a.m. PST

Tomorrows War

Flat Beer and Cold Pizza Inactive Member22 Feb 2012 3:22 a.m. PST

Tomorrow's War

tberry7403 Inactive Member22 Feb 2012 4:59 a.m. PST


ThorLongus Inactive Member22 Feb 2012 5:06 a.m. PST


pzivh43 Supporting Member of TMP22 Feb 2012 5:30 a.m. PST

Tomorrow's War

Goober22 Feb 2012 6:04 a.m. PST


alien BLOODY HELL surfer Inactive Member22 Feb 2012 6:43 a.m. PST


tnjrp22 Feb 2012 6:45 a.m. PST

So is this a voting thread or a nomination thread? Regardless, I say Urban War 2nd Edition from Urban Mammoth. Sedition Wars from Studio McVey might also count but I don't think free alpha rules are eligible as per the "go on sale" rule.

PatrickWR22 Feb 2012 6:51 a.m. PST

Tomorrow's War. I hope it's received enough mentions by now to appear on the final ballot?

Psyckosama Inactive Member22 Feb 2012 7:12 a.m. PST


Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP22 Feb 2012 7:28 a.m. PST

So is this a voting thread or a nomination thread?

Nominating. Multiple votes mean nothing.

isdblues Inactive Member22 Feb 2012 8:12 a.m. PST

Blasters & Bulkheads for me!

Sloth1963 Supporting Member of TMP22 Feb 2012 8:48 a.m. PST

Golgo Island/War Engine

Altius Inactive Member22 Feb 2012 9:15 a.m. PST


The Captain of the Gate22 Feb 2012 10:03 a.m. PST

5150:Star Army

RTJEBADIA22 Feb 2012 10:12 a.m. PST

So now its time for the 24 hour news cycle to start making predictions:

Looks to me like the 5150s split the "THW" vote… those guys are notoriously vocal. You seem them outside of malls and grocery stores saying "THW 2012 THW 2012 THW 2012!" but their foreign policy and stance on the federal bank means the media kinda ignores them, and they don't get many new voters.

Tomorrow's War is kinda like a more centrist 5150… its the go to candidate for pro-weird activations, and like most winning nominees, its really come out of nowhere very recently compared to the aged 5150 (which often can't get over its past history of women with guns, poor CGI, and bad layout). It also doesn't have the split vote.

Blasters and Bulkheads and Gruntz are on the other side of the spectrum. Most see Gruntz as kinda like 40k, but in a good way. Like Gruntz, BnB is a bit less simulation-y and a bit more about designing cool units, but its also got a very different focus. While Gruntz is more like 40k level battles and a bit more about the equipment and such, BnB is a low level skirmish game, and more about the characters. Unfortunately for BnB I think New Beginnings might steal some of its votes because they cover similar grounds and New Beginnings has a larger fanbase to start with, while Gruntz is basically going up against Tomorrow's War…

Its going to come down to who can mobilize more votes in Ohio…

SheriffLee Inactive Member22 Feb 2012 11:18 a.m. PST

Tomorrow's War

ming31 Inactive Member22 Feb 2012 12:17 p.m. PST

Tommorrow's war

Scorpio Inactive Member22 Feb 2012 12:18 p.m. PST


Covert Walrus22 Feb 2012 12:56 p.m. PST

Tomorrows War for me as well.

clkeagle Inactive Member22 Feb 2012 4:17 p.m. PST

In The Emperor's Name.

-Chris K.

freewargamesrules22 Feb 2012 5:19 p.m. PST


CorroPredo Supporting Member of TMP22 Feb 2012 6:09 p.m. PST

5150: Star Army

tnjrp22 Feb 2012 11:38 p.m. PST

John the OFM 22 Feb 2012 6:28 a.m. PST

Multiple votes mean nothing.

I wouldn't say that. Seeing them coming even after your post gives me the lulz.

And for something more serious…

Scorpio 22 Feb 2012 11:18 a.m. PST:

Hmm, didn't it come out in 2010 already?

Willtij Inactive Member23 Feb 2012 12:04 a.m. PST

Mighty Monsters from Ganesha Games.

Willtij Inactive Member23 Feb 2012 12:18 a.m. PST

Fubar 4th edition released April 2011

Willtij Inactive Member23 Feb 2012 12:23 a.m. PST

USME (Ultra Simple Engine Miniature Engagements) 15mm Sci-Fi rules from Alternative Armies

Great Googly Moogly Inactive Member23 Feb 2012 5:36 a.m. PST

Neutron York 3000

WillieB Supporting Member of TMP23 Feb 2012 6:21 a.m. PST

Tomorrows War.

ThorLongus Inactive Member23 Feb 2012 7:17 a.m. PST


clkeagle Inactive Member23 Feb 2012 6:33 p.m. PST

@Willtij – USE ME UM001 (15mm Sci Fi) came out in 2010. TMP link

The only USE ME title eligible for a 2011 nomination is the starship battles version.

-Chris K.

McBane Inactive Member23 Feb 2012 7:06 p.m. PST

5150 new beginnings

Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP23 Feb 2012 7:55 p.m. PST


Kelroy was here24 Feb 2012 9:47 p.m. PST

G.A.S.L.I.G.H.T. Compendium.

Personal logo Toy Soldier Green Supporting Member of TMP25 Feb 2012 8:09 p.m. PST

6mm FUBAR rules available at Angel Barracks.

evilleMonkeigh Inactive Member26 Feb 2012 4:36 a.m. PST

I'll add another (multiple nomination) for Tomorrow's War, with an honourable mention for In the Emperor's Name for making my pile of 40k models a little less worthless.

Gruntz gets my 'best adaption' award; it is so identical to Warmachine I have high hopes of getting more PP players into 15mm….

Charles Marlow Inactive Member26 Feb 2012 11:02 a.m. PST


Tekawiz28 Feb 2012 4:09 a.m. PST

THW 5150 New Beginnings

Kobayashimaru Inactive Member28 Feb 2012 5:52 a.m. PST

5150: Star Army

chromedog29 Feb 2012 11:13 p.m. PST

Tomorrow's War for me.

billthecat02 Mar 2012 2:18 p.m. PST

Warhammer 40K, 7th edition…. oh, wait.

Sorry, couldn't resist.

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