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This is the page for the 2022 Multiverse Awards to honor the editors, timelines, and content in our Wiki. Voting is now open. Vote by adding **~~~~ below your choices.

The Multies recognize content from the previous year: our community's best writers and content from the year 2021. Only registered editors who have 200 or more edits and have been on the wiki for at least a month can make nominations and/or vote. Self-nominations are not allowed.

Nominations took place during December. Voting will take place during January 2022. The winners will be announced on January 26, the anniversary of the founding of the Wiki.

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Writer Awards

Writer of the Year

This award is for the best writer on the wiki in 2021.

Nominations

  • T0oxi22 - T0oxi22 has been one of the most prolific writers of the year, creating many of the Wiki's longest articles and some extremely unique and creative pages. And, all the while, she's remained a truly motivating and helpful user behind the scenes, helping with people's timelines, map games, and generally being a great member of the Community. She truly deserves this award. Throughout this year she essentially managed Merveilles des Morte behind the scenes, reviving interest in the timeline after its userbase was heavily demoralised at the start of the year, and under that leadership it's grown to one of the largest community timelines. She's been a guiding leader and is always quick to help, whethere that's helping new users joining the wiki, testing or brainstorming ideas for some of this year's big map games, or organising community events. Within Morte she's written some truly unique and captivating articles: Naðúnsaga and Nathan of Lochau are two of my favourite highlights. She also introduced Altverse II to this wiki and wrote some extremely impressive articles for it, including one of the longest and most detailed articles on the wiki: History of the United Commonwealth. Not to mention she has a great eye for music/cultural articles, something always in short supply: Music of the United Commonwealth, The Landing, The Juno Montage, Living Still Lives, etc, etc Marrybore (talk) 05:55, 1 December 2021 (UTC)
  • Nerdpics - Nerdpics has been one of the most active and passionate writers on the wiki. He is behind many of the greatest pages in the massive Differently timeline such as the extremely detailed United States and Confederate States pages. On these pages, he has been able to subvert many common alternate history tropes. A great example is with the Confederacy, where he takes the common trope of a Confederate victory and adds a communist twist to it. His passion and devotion to detail have made Differently the massive and popular timeline it is today. Nickthenick2 22:55, 24 December 2021 (UTC)

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  • I was going to make the same nomination, so with permission I've added my speech to the already existing one. Kuupik (talk) 20:57, 1 December 2021 (UTC)

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Best New Contributor

This award is for the best new contributor to the wiki in 2021.

Nominations

  • Tannoy.unl - Despite being relatively new he's shown that he can make a great article and puts in a lot of good work researching and refrining his work. I look forward to what he makes next. Renereve (talk) 06:01, 1 December 2021 (UTC)
  • The Man from Gianyar - Despite being new to the wiki, he has done some quite good work. His best work is on his The Banteng and the Garuda timeline, which uses a different and refreshing style of alternate history. With that said, I nominate him for the best new contributor, and I look forward to what he makes next. Khalif Ali Husain2 (talk) 04:20, 23 December 2021 (UTC)
  • KimiFan07 Despite only recently joining the wiki, KimiFan07 has done some incredible work and made some detailed pages such as the Carnival Cruise page which has a staggering attention to detail while also immersing the reader into the wider timeline of Differently. It is this ability to craft such good pages in so little time that I am nominating KimiFan07 for best new contributor. nickthenick2 (talk) 12:26, 25 December 2021 (UTC)
  • Frederick II - Fred is a new user who has already given us lots of quality work this year, creating four timelines, and will surely continue to be a good writer and user in the future. Scrawland Scribblescratch 01:46, 1 January 2022 (UTC)

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Best Writer for a Map Game

This award is for the best writer in a map or other game that was active in 2021.

Nominations

  • Nkbeeching in Domesday (Map Game) - Nk is the kind of player who excels at what map games originally were for: map painting, though I have never seen him do it in a not-interesting way. My favorite, by far, has been watching the rise and fall of Demyan the Wolf of Edessa. His consolidation of the Kievan Rus was his primary focus early on, but as the Crusades came, Nk's attention shifted to taking a leading role in securing the holy land. Enter: Demyan Ivanovich, scion of Monomakh. Coming seemingly out of nowhere, Demyan embodied what it truly meant to be a crusader: pious, tenacious, and vicious. He would carve Cilician Armenia for himself and his ambition only grew. Eventually, his hubris outgrew his station, and he found himself in a position to secure dominance in the region forever. Only when a resurgent Komnenos dynasty in Byzantium did Demyan meet his match. He was blinded and imprisoned, but his story lived on. The Demyan Cycle was perhaps my favorite arc I've seen in a map game, and it is worthy of a Multi. Curmudgeonly yours - Crim 05:23, 28 December 2021 (UTC)
  • Nathan1123 in Domesday and others - Nate has consistently been one of the most impactful, active, and skilled contributers to map games for years, whether that's as a player or as a moderator. This year he contributed a number of really interesting turns and lore to Domesday, playing as the Papal States. But he is also responsible for running the game in a large part, as well as writing, testing, and running the automated war algorithm, which is no small feat. Because of this he's had a hand in just about every game this year, and has been an extremely helpful presence in them. T0oxi22 (talk) 23:36, 29 December 2021 (UTC)

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EoGuy Award for Best Supporting Writer

This award, named for EoGuy, is for the member who has contributed in less-visible ways to the Wiki, whether through copyediting, maintenance tasks, wise advice and collaboration to improve other people's timelines, or positive discussion that improved the quality of the site during 2021.

Nominations

  • JorgeGG has already won his share of these awards - he was the original winner of this one and got a lifetime award just last year - but he didn't stop blessing us with his work in 2021. If you checked RecentChanges on any given day, very likely you would see him, cleaning up our images. And he wasn't just dumping files into categories, he really was improving the whole system of categorization. He has made finding the right file a lot easier. False Dmitri (talk) 21:47, 1 December 2021 (UTC)
  • Trainor90 for his brilliant work updating and redesigning dozens of flags of North America in the 1983: Doomsday timeline. Where he didn't adjust the designs, he improved their quality, and converted them to .svg, which is much nicer to work with. Great stuff all round. FP (talk) 19:38, 7 December 2021 (UTC)
  • Renereve - In addition to being one of the most productive writers this year in his own right, he was extremely helpful and patient all year copying and posting works for numerous users who weren't able to post. He was crucial to numerous discussions and collaborations this year in Merveilles des Morte behind the scenes. Nathanadrian (talk) 20:37, 8 December 2021 (UTC)
  • False Dmitri - False Dmitri (Ben) has been the driving force behind most maintenance and update projects over the last year, which are essential to maintaining the wiki as a living community. Additionally, he has been directing the rebirth of our flagship timeline, 1983DD, in which his contributions are immeasurable. He has brought new life into what was once a decaying relic of a bygone age. In this capacity he has assisted many writers who contributed to the timeline and has done plenty of writing himself. The vision he brought to the project and the community as a whole is one of collaboration, cooperation, and progress. Scrawland Scribblescratch 00:36, 26 December 2021 (UTC)

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Timeline Awards

Timeline of the Year

This award is for the best timeline of 2021. All timelines are eligible, provided that large updates occurred during that time.

Nominations

  • Homelands by AltHistoryVibes - This timeline, started in 2020 and seeing significant development in 2021, takes the common tropes of other Confederate Victory timelines and turns them all on their head. The main protagonists are the Black Americans left behind in the Confederacy; the timeline portrays their struggles to survive, thrive, and resist. The instability wreaked by the war leads to many unexpected twists and turns, in the North no less than the South. The title of comes from The Homelands, the apartheid state created within the Confederacy that serves as the setting for many of the main events. More than just a good timeline, Homelands represents an important addition to althistory as a genre. False Dmitri (talk) 21:37, 1 December 2021 (UTC)
  • Merveilles des Morte - Morte has certainly been one of this year's most prominent timelines. It is one of the largest community timeliness both by members, activity, and page count; its number of pages more than doubled in the past year. Adding to the activity of its contributors is the quality and detail of the pages and the in-depth lore. This year Morte gained some impressive articles and steadily rose to become one of the timelines with the highest concentation of longest pages and highly quality pages, as evidenced by several of them also being mentioned in these awards. It is more than deserving of this recognition. > be Ycasto > nominate this 21:46, December 1st 2021 (UTC)
  • Historiae Romae : The Roman History by Frederick II - A great new timeline about one of the famous periods of history, the rise of the Roman Empire. Frederick employs the interesting device of presenting the timeline as an in universe historical text, something few have tried and fewer have done successfully. Frederick does it very well and gives us a history of this timeline's early empire as well as information of the author of this text. Clearly a passion project for Fred, and I hope to see more of it in the future. Scrawland Scribblescratch 01:44, 1 January 2022 (UTC)

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Best New Timeline

This award is for the best TL that was created in 2021.

Nominations

  • World of Imperial Russian Glory by IvanZelenev - While English may not be his first language, the work IvanZelenev has done for this new timeline, which presents the divergence of a continued Russian monarchy, is a pretty old but highly underrated and underdeveloped point of divergence. There are a lot of cool concepts additionally featured in the timeline (Republican China, Fascist Turkey, Fascist Mongolia) that I hope he'll further develop as time goes on. Solace II (talk) 23:49, 17 December 2021 (UTC)
  • Quezon's Manilaners by ThomasianHistoryGeek - While a timeline created near the end of the year, Quezon's Manilander takes an obscure yet plausible part of history and expands upon it. The timeline remains only one page so far, but I believe that the one page lays out some of the most unique turn of events found on the wiki. It is for this bold, new idea that I have decided to nominate this great timeline. Nickthenick2, 22:30, 24 December 2021 (UTC)
  • Roufrithson's timeline by Timmcgervey16 - A very recent addition to our wiki which takes on the daring and unique move to be written completely in a modified language and explores the localized effects of a small divergence. Scrawland Scribblescratch 00:48, 26 December 2021 (UTC)

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Best New Article

This award is for the best article created in 2021.

Nominations

  • Naðúnsaga (Merveilles des Morte) by T0oxi22 - When Toxi asked me if she could make a story set in Vinland I was a bit surprised and skeptical, but this article really impressed me. Anyone who's studied or read the OTL Icelandic sagas will appreciate the attention to detail to make this story sound really authentic. It incorporates stylings and references of Scandinavia, mixed with indigenous traditions and atl Vinlandic mythology/history in a really unique way. As far as I can tell it's a really unique concept as well for althistory. Kuupik (talk) 20:17, 1 December 2021 (UTC)
  • Mystras Australis (Differently) by User:Nickthenick2 - I absolutely cannot understate my respect for Nick when he took a rather bizarre idea and wrote a page which made it make sense. The history he crafts seemingly out of the blue cannot be replicated and though this one is being nominated there are many more examples. User:Icelandicwriters 23:40, 1 December 2021 (GMT)
  • The Banteng and the Garuda (portal page) by The Man from Gianyar - In terms of style and structure, this is shaping up to be one of the most innovative TLs that the wiki has seen in a long time, taking the form of a history book rather than as wiki articles. The portal page starts with a well-designed cover and alt-universe primary sources (an obscure quotation and a political cartoon) along with the expository text. False Dmitri (talk) 00:57, 28 December 2021 (UTC)
  • History of the United Commonwealth (Altverse II) by T0oxi22 – An extremely long (17th longest on the wiki), yet detailed and wonderful read. It is one of the best, and greatest examples of alternate history I have ever bare witness to. It's unique worldbuilding and lore has made me fall in love with this article (and the Altverse II as a whole). With that being said, I nominate this article for the Lifetime Achievement Award. It more than deserves it. The Man from Gianyar (talk) 07:36, 30 December 2021 (UTC)

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History of the United Commonwealth (Altverse II) moved to this category from Lifetime Achievement, because it's a new article. False Dmitri (talk) 07:19, 1 January 2022 (UTC)

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Best New PoD

This award honors a 2021 timeline with a really interesting starting premise or point of divergence, regardless of how complete it is.

Nominations

  • Von Spee's Land by TyphoonSepat - In a world full of World War I PoD's, this one stands out for being centered around Chilean naval affairs. It elevates a new nation to regional great power status without appearing excessive or biased. I have no idea if Sepat plans to develop this further, but I'd love to see it. False Dmitri (talk) 15:04, 1 December 2021 (UTC)
  • Jews of the Steppe by OriginalOldOne - A timeline about the continued prominence of Jewish Khazars. Where the timeline takes that premise is a different matter, but it is quite an interesting and niche subject to explore, which I believe merits it for this award. Scrawland Scribblescratch 02:44, 1 January 2022 (UTC)

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Map Game Turn of the Year

This award is for the best turn within any game played in 2021.

Nominations

  • France (Kings and Generals 1) - By User:T0oxi22. A short timeline where different decisions by Tsarina Elizabeth of Russia destroys the Kingdom of Prussia and allows France to win the Seven Years War. A submission for a short competition in partnership with the Kings and Generals YouTube Channel.
  • Domesday (Map Game), 1120 Byzantine Turn - By User:Imperialseditionist. It seems every Byzantine player in map games follow a general formula of trying to unite the Roman empire... while sorely misrepresenting the Byzantine Empire. I don't think I've seen anyone come into a map game as a Byzantine player with the understanding Seditionist had about the politics and military of the Eastern Roman Empire during the 12th century. His post in 1120 serves as a stunning conclusion to the Demyan arc and it is terrifying. He then goes on to describe what happens in his courts and trade halls, how he wraps up the war, and it truly portrays just what a powerhouse the Byzantines were. He would go on to launch an attack on Sicily later that decade and absolutely devastate the Norman kingdom. Even though he would be repelled by a joint-Italian force, watching (and moderating) his assaults on Sicily was truly a sight to behold. Curmudgeonly yours - Crim 22:37, 31 December 2021 (UTC)

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Best New Non-AH Written Work

This award is for the best OTL/non-AH work that was created in 2021. This includes anything written on the wiki that is not alternate history content: blogs, forum posts, etc.

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Content Awards

Best New Flag

This award is for the best fictional flag created in 2021.

Nominations

  • DD1983 Dominion Flag Civil.svg
    by Trainorb of a remnant Anglo state in South Africa is beautiful in the elements it manages to capture while remaining very uncluttered, thus deserving recognition. Impishly yours, Imp (Say Hi?!) 21:29, 31 December 2021 (UTC)
  • Flag of Zimbabwe (83DD).svg
    by Viva is a simple but elegant redesign by Viva which simplifies the OTL flag but allows it to keep its unique charm. Impishly yours, Imp (Say Hi?!) 21:29, 31 December 2021 (UTC)
  • DD1983 WAU Flag.svg
    by Trainorb is another simple, elegant flag that really captures a West African feel, using relevant colours and a symbol that adds rather than takes away from the flag. Impishly yours, Imp (Say Hi?!) 21:29, 31 December 2021 (UTC)

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  • Mal created the Dominion flag unless I'm mistaken. FP (talk) 22:18, 4 January 2022 (UTC)

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Best New Coat of Arms

This award is for the best fictional coat of arms or emblem created in 2021.

Nominations

  • Coat of Arms of George II
    Coat of Arms of George II, created by Emalia - A very well constructed and realistic coat of arms for a unique alternate figure (Holy Roman Emperor, King of Denmark-Norway, and claimed King of England). Renereve (talk) 06:07, 1 December 2021 (UTC)

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Best New Map

This award is for the best map created in 2021. Any kind of map is acceptable.

Nominations

  • DD1983 Egypt Governates Map.png
    '83 Egypt Governates is a simple, yet beautiful map showing alternate governates of Egypt really helping to highlight the different distribution of power and the onground reality of this nation. Impishly yours, Imp (Say Hi?!) 21:32, 31 December 2021 (UTC)

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Best New Graphic

This award is for other visual content - photoshopped images, logos, alternate history media, wiki templates, etc. - created in 2021.

Nominations

  • Site-logo.png
    How can we not recognize the new version of our Site Logo by Vandenhoek? It's given a bold, modern new look to every single page on our site. (The file history shows Nathan1123 as the uploader, but that's only because the file is protected so that it can only be modified by Lieutenant or Brass. Vand is the designer.) False Dmitri (talk) 14:26, 1 December 2021 (UTC)
  • Vinland Family Tree Morte.png
    Vinland Family Tree by Emaliay - This was an enormous undertaking and is perhaps the most detailed and longest family tree on the site so far. This project took weeks to complete and is also a great example of several users coming together to brainstorm lore and create interesting characters, which were then carefully constructed into this family tree. An all around impressive graphic. Kuupik (talk) 20:26, 1 December 2021 (UTC)
  • 1983 Doomsday's logo.svg
    At the start of the year Mal gave us this slick, vaporwave, 80s-inspired and long overdue 1983:Doomsday Logo, which helped kick off this year's extensive review of the iconic timeline. FP (talk) 01:15, 2 December 2021 (UTC)
  • StirlingAward2022.png by Emaliay - The new logo designed for our rebranded awards, a symbol which will surely stick around for many years. Great execution of a great idea, doesn't get much better than that. Scrawland Scribblescratch 00:43, 26 December 2021 (UTC)

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Special Nominations

The following awards look beyond a single year to take in the entire lifetime of the wiki. Once a person or item wins a lifetime achievement award, they cannot win the same award again.

Lifetime Achievement Award: Writer

This award is for the best writers across the entire lifetime of the Althistory Wiki.

Nominations

  • Nathanadrian - A very skilled and talented writer, he has created many impressive and thoroughly researched articles over the years. He has written numerous quality articles in Merveilles des Morte, perhaps most famously the Forty Years' War and the Rätian Union, the latter being in my opinion a one of a kind nation. Additionally he has a few other timelines under his belt and is a respected map game writer (winning a Stirling award as best writer in a map game). After being potentially snubbed in the past I think he is deserving of recognition this time around. T0oxi22 (talk)
  • Nathan1123 - One of the best active users and admins of recent times, Nathan has gained a reputation as a creative and skilled writer of both map games and timelines, as well as a friendly and dependable person regardless of admin status. Multiple time Writer of the Year winner. An already distinguished career which we hope will continue for years to come. Scrawland Scribblescratch 00:33, 26 December 2021 (UTC)

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Lifetime Achievement Award: Timeline

This award is for the best timelines across the entire lifetime of the wiki.

Nominations

  • Merveilles des Morte - It started with just a single page... like most revolutions it was simple at first, no one dared to predict just how high it would soar. Then... there came to the wiki another page, then another, another, another, and another. A GREAT STORM befell our Wiki...a great explosion of unparalleled creativity, peerless productivity, and unmatched bravery. Vivacious, superlative, timeless. A precious stone set in a silver sea. A colossus, shapen up from the jagged imaginings of nameless heroes. They said it could not be done.... now they say it can never be done again. It isn't just a timeline, it's a way of life - a startling cry to the oppressed, to the downtrodden, to say, "keep your chin up... and keep fighting!" It's that eternal spirit that lives within each and every one of us.... it's Merveilles des Morte. Marrybore (talk) 07:20, 1 December 2021 (UTC)
  • Cambridge Computing by JWSchmidt - A gem from the dawn of the wiki and an amazing example of the kind of creative work it produced when members were not quite so set in their ways. This imagined scenario explores a collaboration between two towering minds, Alan Turing and Ludwig Wittgenstein, and what they might have produced if they had lived longer and worked together more closely. The timeline is mostly description but it includes narrative scenes and dialogues between the two thinkers. False Dmitri (talk) 17:37, 11 December 2021 (UTC)
  • Ohga Shrugs by Salnax - One of the few althistory projects that isn't about the history of wars or nation-states or electoral politics, not just on this wiki but anywhere in the wider althistory community. And well done to boot, so well done that is known the web over as an example of an excellent "cultural" timeline. The platonic ideal of thinking outside the box. Scrawland Scribblescratch

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Lifetime Achievement Award: Article

This award is for the best articles across the entire lifetime of the wiki.

Nominations

  • Oasisamerica (Merveilles des Morte) by Vandenhoek - This article is an excellent and extremely detailed read. It's one of the longest articles on the wiki, but also one of the best researched and written. Whereas so many articles treat Native American societies as an after thought or with no reverance to their real life culture, this article displays a far deeper understanding and builds off that. It's one of the most unique pieces of worldbuilding and lore that I've seen on this site, creating a completely unique world off a relatively obscure/poorly understood piece of world history. Renereve (talk) 06:15, 1 December 2021 (UTC)
  • North Carolina (1983: Doomsday) - This article began its life as a summary and compilation page by Mitro and BrianD. But TheCrimsonOracle developed it into something much more in 2020 and 2021. In a lot of ways, it seems like this is what the 1983 Doomsday timeline was waiting for all those years. It goes beyond the usual history and geography to become a brilliant, vivid piece of post-apoc worldbuilding, with plenty of nods to Southern US and 80s culture. It's one of the few pages on this site that seems to call out for its own soundtrack. (And Crim actually did make one, namely this). False Dmitri (talk) 14:54, 1 December 2021 (UTC)
  • Internet (Stuff That Memes Are Made Of) by Nathan1123 - Nathan's best work, by my estimation. A great, long, even humorous, article about the internet from Nate's timeline where the internet and computers were invented earlier. He takes something we view as as integral to modern life and places it in a historical context. Scrawland Scribblescratch 04:45, 31 December 2021 (UTC)

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Lifetime Achievement Award: Flag or Coat of Arms

This award is for the most interesting, iconic or impressive flags or coats of arms in the archives of this wiki. Nominees must be in the "File:" namespace.

Nominations

  • Lakota by thasiloron-db3h0gl.png
    A great coat of arms that was made by EchoChamber for the Lakota. Heraldry is often ignored for non-European states and cultures so it's nice to see some representation. It's so good it was used by other people for their own projects. Scrawland Scribblescratch 05:02, 31 December 2021 (UTC)
  • Flag of the Celestial Empire of China (Celestial Ascendance).png
    A flag of China by Caspian Karazai. To quote the master of the universe Mickey Mouse, "Hot dog, hot dog, hot diggity dog." That's a damn good flag. Scrawland Scribblescratch 05:02, 31 December 2021 (UTC)

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Lifetime Achievement Award: Map or Other File

This award is for the most interesting, iconic or impressive maps and other files in the archives of this wiki. The file can be a portrait, map, picture, etc. as long as it is in the "File:" namespace and is not a flag or coat of arms.

Nominations

  • Morte 40 Years War (png version).pngMorte 40 Years War Religion (png version).png
    this set of maps by Emaliay is one of my favourites and quite impressive, marking a lot of research and hard work. T0oxi22 (talk)
  • Official portrait of President Biden.png
    This seemingly innocuous portrait has had a very interesting life off our wiki. Four years after UR made it for his timeline, Mr. Joe Biden returned to the headlines after moving to a big new house. Suddenly, formal portraits of him were in very high demand and the long delay of the official one led to this portrait travelling to the far corners of the internet and being used all over the place. If you want to look for it, next time you see a Biden portrait, check if it has this one with the black presidential flag behind it instead of the white vice presidential flag (OTL version). I've randomly come across it many times and you probably have too, without realizing it. A testament to its quality, and a strange example of fiction becoming reality. Scrawland Scribblescratch 04:28, 31 December 2021 (UTC)

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Lifetime Achievement Award: Map Games

This award is for the best map or other games across the entire lifetime of the wiki.

Nominations

  • Battle for Earth (Map Game), created by TheCrimsonOracle - The first game in one of our most recurring franchises. Everyone always enjoyed the creativity the scenario afforded us and gave birth to an enduring lore that lasted multiple installments. While it may not have been our greatest collective work or lasted a long time, it was a fun experience unlike many other games. The first game in particular was the most fun and opened the door to more non-conventional map games. Scrawland Scribblescratch
  • Spring of Arconia, created by Yellowone1 - The political simulation has been attempted on this wiki many times, but Spring of Arconia was the first one to do it successfully. It was well organized, well run, and well played by all. It reached its conclusion, a feat few games accomplish, let alone this type of game. Scrawland Scribblescratch 04:53, 31 December 2021 (UTC)

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