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GLAIR 2018 - Results and 2019 Planning
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Here are the results for the 2018 Geek Lifetime Achievement in Roleplaying. We also want to hear your thoughts for next year!

You nominated 71 RPGs and only one of them remains at the top as the GLAIR 2018 winner!

GLAIR History
General information and previous winners
GLAIR 2018 Nominations Now Open Through 2 November!
GLAIR 2018 Preliminary Round - Open Through 9 November - NOW CLOSED
GLAIR 2018 First Round of 64 - Open Through 16 November - NOW CLOSED
GLAIR 2018 Second Round of 32 - Open Through 23 November - CLOSED
GLAIR 2018 Third Round of 16 - Open Through 30 November - NOW CLOSED
GLAIR 2018 Fourth Round: Quarterfinals - Open Through 7 December - CLOSED
GLAIR 2018 Fifth Round: Semifinals - Open Through 14 December - CLOSED
GLAIR 2018 Sixth Round: Finals - Closed
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The number 44 seed Tunnels & Trolls defeated some of the best games on the list to achieve victory!

Tell us why you think it deserved to win! Your comments may be used as part of the write up for this game in the GLAIR wiki. Or you could just volunteer to write it, too.

History
Round 1: Defeated 21. Cyberpunk 2020 20-20 (tiebreaker).
Round 2: Defeated 12. Burning Wheel 23-18.
Round 3: Defeated 28. Middle-earth 27-18.
Round 4: Defeated 4. Dogs in the Vineyard 32-15.
Round 5: Defeated 1. Apocalypse World 31-16.
Round 6: Defeated 18. Amber Diceless Role-Playing 24-17.
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2. RPG: Amber Diceless Role-Playing [Average Rating:6.88 Overall Rank:120]
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2nd Place

18. Amber Diceless Role-Playing

History
Round 1: Defeated 47. Flashing Blades 22-8.
Round 2: Defeated 50. Top Secret 22-14.
Round 3: Defeated 31. Ghostbusters 22-21.
Round 4: Defeated 58. Bunnies & Burrows 25-23.
Round 5: Defeated 43. Marvel Super Heroes 23-22.
Round 6: Lost to 44. Tunnels & Trolls 24-17.
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3. RPG: Marvel Super Heroes [Average Rating:6.49 Overall Rank:273]
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43. Marvel Super Heroes

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Round 1: Defeated 22. In a Wicked Age 24-11.
Round 2: Defeated 54. Metamorphosis Alpha 26-14.
Round 3: Defeated 6. Fate 28-18.
Round 4: Defeated 35. Gamma World 25-21.
Round 5: Lost to 18. Amber Diceless Role-Playing 23-22.
Round 6: Defeated 1. Apocalypse World 27-21.
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4. RPG: Apocalypse World [Average Rating:8.25 Overall Rank:3]
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1. Apocalypse World

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Round 1: Defeated 64. O Herói da Copa 35-4.
Round 2: Defeated 32. The Fantasy Trip 30-15.
Round 3: Defeated 16. 7th Sea 35-12.
Round 4: Defeated 9. Star Wars (WEG) 27-26.
Round 5: Lost to 44. Tunnels & Trolls 31-16.
Round 6: Lost to 43. Marvel Super Heroes 27-21.
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9. Star Wars (WEG)

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Round 1: Defeated 56. Steal Away Jordan: Stories from America's Peculiar Institution 29-12.
Round 2: Defeated 24. Hero Wars/HeroQuest 28-12.
Round 3: Defeated 8. Shadowrun 27-22.
Round 4: Lost to 1. Apocalypse World 27-26.
Round 5: Defeated 4. Dogs in the Vineyard 30-13.
Round 6: Defeated 58. Bunnies & Burrows 24-19.
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6. RPG: Bunnies & Burrows [Average Rating:6.55 Overall Rank:584]
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58. Bunnies & Burrows

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Round 1: Defeated 7. Savage Worlds 25-13.
Round 2: Defeated 39. Risus: The Anything RPG 27-13.
Round 3: Defeated 10. Deadlands 24-15.
Round 4: Lost to 18. Amber Diceless Role-Playing 25-23.
Round 5: Defeated 35. Gamma World 22-14.
Round 6: Lost to 9. Star Wars (WEG) 24-19.
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35. Gamma World

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Round 1: Defeated 30. Stormbringer 17-12.
Round 2: Defeated 3. Legend of the Five Rings 26-13.
Round 3: Defeated 46. Rolemaster (1st, 2nd & Classic Editions) 24-16.
Round 4: Lost to 43. Marvel Super Heroes 25-21.
Round 5: Lost to 58. Bunnies & Burrows 22-14.
Round 6: Defeated 4. Dogs in the Vineyard 32-9.
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8. RPG: Dogs in the Vineyard [Average Rating:7.58 Overall Rank:11]
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4. Dogs in the Vineyard

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Round 1: Defeated 61. Ysgarth 32-6.
Round 2: Defeated 29. Kagematsu 32-7.
Round 3: Defeated 13. Lady Blackbird 22-21.
Round 4: Lost to 44. Tunnels & Trolls 32-15.
Round 5: Lost to 9. Star Wars (WEG) 30-13.
Round 6: Lost to 35. Gamma World 32-9.
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9. RPG Item: Eligible Fantasy Bachelor Generator [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
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Let's talk eligibility for next year. Should there be an minimum publication requirement? If so, what should it be? At the beginning of this year's nominating people seemed to like 10 years.

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1. Should there be a minimum number of years published requirement for GLAIR?
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2. If yes, what should that minimum years published be?
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Closes: Thu Jan 31, 2019 6:00 am
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10. RPG Item: Guild of Shadows: Rogues Hall of Fame [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
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Next year we will have a write up for criteria. What merits inclusion? Post criteria from other lifetime achievement awards or halls of fame, and we'll come up with something appropriate!

I've posted some comments below from things after doing a search or two, but mostly these are individuals rather than things. Let's hear some other options!
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11. RPG Item: Summary of Rules Changes [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
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Things that I will be doing differently for next year:

Top 8 seeding benefits adjusted

Finishing in top 8 will get you automatically nominated (assuming the game meets eligibility requirements, see above) as in previous years, and the seed bumping for finishing in the top 8 that was introduced this year will also be improved as follows:

2nd goes up 7 spots
3rd goes up 6 spots
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8th goes up 1 spot

This is done since we actually differentiated 2nd through 8th rather than just doing quarter finals and semi finals.
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12. RPG Item: In Nomine [Average Rating:6.85 Overall Rank:1096]
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One thing I'd like to do would also be to improve the nomination process. This year I implemented the requirement that it be bolded and includes a link, but that was it. Since a lot of voters didn't seem to know a lot about the games, I want to encourage more information sharing by requiring the nominator to include both the link and a brief write up (like 1-3 sentences) on why it should win and what the game's contributions are. I think this is reasonable, but want to hear what you think.
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13. RPG Item: Top Ten Adventures: Winner's Pack [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
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Should more than one winner be eligible? Should we only stick with one winner per year? The inaugural award went to multiple games, should we consider that?
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