Nominations for the
Best Microbadge Design of the Month
In order to have a microbadge design of the month poll, and due to the large number of microbadge designs that are approved every month, we have to trim the list to a manageable number. That's where YOU come in, by nominating your favorite microbadges of the month. The microbadges with the most nominations will be in the running for the award.
In a nutshell
Simply reply to this post stating which are, in your opinion, the 10 best microbadges approved during the past month. You can pick any badge listed below in the eligible badge list. Of the 10 microbadges that you nominate, up to a maximum of 2 can be your designs. You are more than welcome to tell everybody why you picked those 10 badges. You may nominate fewer than 10 badges if you choose.
You can use the id supplied for each badge, or show the badge using this code: [microbadge=id_number] (where id-number is the number shown before each badge)
Please do not nominate any badges simply because you like the microbadge's designer, you like the topic or game the badge depicts or any such reason. Your nominations should be based solely on the badge's inherent qualities, not on anything else.
The top 5 to 12 microbadges with the most nominations will advance to the final round and be in the running for the best microbadge design of the month award. The winning badge's designer will get a shiny new !
You have until 2015-01-15, near midday GMT, to post your nominations. (that's 12:00, i.e., in the middle of the day, near lunch time).
Please subscribe to New Microbadges Available for Purchase (and other Microbadge Events) Subscription Thread to know when new microbadge contests and events are created.
The list of elegible microbadges is in post below.
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The small print, now 33% smaller for the same price!
Which badges should you nominate?
Well, that's entirely up to you. Base your decision on the badge's image and/or its mouseover, and decide which badges are worthy of being in the running for the badge of the month award!
Remember, do not nominate any badges simply because you like the microbadge's designer, you like the topic or game the badge depicts or any such reason. Your nominations should be based solely on the badge's inherent qualities, not on anything else.
Which badges can be nominated?
Any badge listed below, which includes the microbadges approved during the past month.
- you may only nominate up to 2 microbadges that you designed yourself;
- the badge must be buyable (i.e., award badges are not eligible);
- the badge must be a new design (i.e., unhidden badges are not eligible).
What happens after the nominations end?
The top 5 to 12 (with 6 being the optimum number) nominated badges (the ones with the most votes) will be featured in a poll to determine the "Microbadge of the Month"! The poll will run during ta week and the winner will be announced at the end.
The designer of the winning badge will be awarded a special microbadge and get any tips the contest receives. If the winning badge's designer has already won the contest in the past, a special microbadge could be awarded. Furthermore, the winning badge will be in the running for microbadge of the year award!
In the event of any ties for the top place, there will be a smaller poll with just the tied badges. That poll will run for a week. If the top 5 to 12 nominated badges cannot be determined due to too many ties in the nominations, a small poll will be conducted here in order to see which badges advance to the final round.
Not really. Any situations that are not identified will be dealt with by the Microbadge of the Month committee (currently garion, wildthayne, Schwartzkopf and zorro_jv). The committee's word is final, but we're all quite friendly and won't bite your hand off. At least, not unless provoked.
Please do not edit your nominations after posting them (you can edit them within a hour or so, but not much later than that, thanks).
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New purchasable microbadges (by id number)
33583: Grand Tactical Series Fan
33584: Rum and Bones fan - skull (Rum & Bones fan)
33585: Summoner Wars fan - Benders (Summoner Wars fan)
33586: Damage Report fan
33589: Baby jail (I'm in baby jail!)
33590: Imperial Settlers: Why Can't We Be Friends fan
33591: Funemployed! fan
33592: New Bedford fan
33597: War in the Pacific (second edition) fan
33598: Medieval Academy fan
33599: OrlÃ©ans fan
33600: Warhammer 40,000: Conquest fan - Chaos (Warhammer 40,000: Conquest fan)
33601: Warhammer 40,000: Conquest fan - Eldar (Warhammer 40,000: Conquest fan)
33602: Guild Argentina - Ganador Torneo Yucata (Torneo Yucata)
33603: Captain Future fan
33607: Cal State University, Fullerton
33608: Inmate of Keli: The Southward Institute for Boardgames
33609: Patience (I am a patient person.)
33610: Bass fan
33612: Evolution fan - carnivore
33615: Temporum fan - T (Temporum fan)
33616: Keep Calm and Microbadge On
33620: Games Hub Edinburgh, Scotland, UK fan (Fan of Games Hub Edinburgh, Scotland, UK)
33622: Christmas Poinsettia (I love Christmas decorating!)
33623: Guy Gavriel Kay fan
33624: Zhang Yimou fan
33627: I love Samoa!
33628: I love Cook Islands!
33632: Patience (My cat is more patient than I am!)
33633: Mr. Fantastic fan
33634: Invisible Woman fan
33635: Human Torch fan
33636: Thing fan
33637: Royals fan - Princess (Royals fan)
33638: Aggravation fan
33641: Steampunk Rally fan - cog (Steampunk Rally fan)
33643: Panzer Command fan
33644: Western Front Tank Leader fan
33645: Desert Steel fan
33646: Borg drone (We are the Borg. Resistance is futile.)
33648: Spyfall fan
33649: Jungle Rumble fan
33650: Guy Gavriel Kay fan
33651: Knights of the Air fan
33652: Boggle fan
33653: Bic Runga fan
33657: Ello user
33660: Battlestar Galactica: Daybreak Expansion fan
33664: Astro Jam fan
33666: FlagPoll user
33667: Charlie Brown Christmas tree (Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown!)
33668: IGAMES fan
33670: In space, no one can hear you scream.
33671: Scythe fan
33672: Specter Ops fan
33673: 2014 Geek Supporter Drive Rummage-O-Rama fan (Thumbs up for the 2014 Geek Supporter Drive Rummage-O-Rama)
33674: I love bumblebees!
33675: Designers and Dragons fan
33676: Robots Love Ice Cream: The Card Game fan
33679: Fans of Nick Meenachan from Board Game Brawl (Board Game Brawl fan)
33680: Pixel Dungeon fan
33681: I love manatees
33682: Let the Wookiee win - Chewbacca (Let the Wookiee win.)
33683: Dig Dug fan - Pooka
33684: Dig Dug fan - Fygar (Dug Dug fan - Fygar)
33685: Super Mario World fan - Galoomba ("I'm comin' for ya, Mario!")
33686: BurrEato 2014 - I ate 30 burritos in 30 days!
33689: John Scalzi fan
33691: Mary Robinette Kowal fan
33693: Joseph Spence fan
33694: The Golden Ages fan
33696: Mine, All Mine! fan
33697: Krimsus Krimskrams-Kiste fan
33698: Horrible Games fan
33699: Korea Boardgames co., Ltd. fan
33700: Hobby World fan
33701: Android: Netrunner fan - Influence Bar (This user is under the influence of Android: Netrunner)
33702: Android: Netrunner fan - Influence Bar (This user is under the influence of Android: Netrunner)
33703: Android: Netrunner fan - Influence Bar (This user is under the influence of Android: Netrunner)
33704: Android: Netrunner fan - Influence Bar (This user is under the influence of Android: Netrunner)
33705: Android: Netrunner fan - Influence Bar (This user is under the influence of Android: Netrunner)
33706: I love candy canes
33707: Hyperborea fan
33708: Dauntless fan
33709: The Korean War fan
33711: Red7 fan
33712: Viceroy fan
33713: Castles of Mad King Ludwig fan
33714: George of the Jungle fan (WATCH OUT FOR THAT TREE!)
33716: â€œThe art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe.â€? (The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe.)
33717: Kennerspiel des Jahres fan
33718: Ludonaute fan
33719: Artifacts, Inc. fan
33720: Bonsai enthusiast
33721: Evil Bob - reverse black hole (Old & Chaotic Evil Bob, eclipsing the dark corners of the Geek with his own utter darkness, like a reverse black hole. Only more Evil.)
33722: Winner of a Sentinels of the Multiverse-challenge
33723: Sentinels of the Multiverse-challenge paticipant
33725: I am a Boss Monster
33726: Viceroy fan
33727: Groupthinker - sheep (I don't always follow the herd, but when I do we agree that it's for the best.)
33728: Black Sheep (I tend to do things my own way.)
33730: Xeko China fan
33733: Minuscule fan
33734: I have played 10 different roleplaying games in my lifetime
33735: I have played 25 different roleplaying games in my lifetime
33736: I have played 50 different roleplaying games in my lifetime
33737: I have played 100 different roleplaying games in my lifetime
33738: I have run 10 different roleplaying games in my lifetime
33739: I have run 25 different roleplaying games in my lifetime
33740: I have run 50 different roleplaying games in my lifetime
33741: I have run 100 different roleplaying games in my lifetime
33742: Witness fan
33743: Dragon Flame fan
33744: Pretzel Games fan
33745: The Great Debate fan
33746: Snowglobe fan (I love snowglobes)
33747: Plastic Soldier Review fan - figures (Plastic Soldier Review fan)
33748: Plastic Soldier Review fan - logo (Plastic Soldier Review fan)
33749: Plastic Soldier Review fan - flag (Plastic Soldier Review fan)
33750: Star Wars: Armada fan - Hit (Star Wars: Armada fan )
33751: Star Wars: Armada fan - Critical Hit (Star Wars: Armada fan)
33752: Star Wars: Armada fan - Accuracy (Star Wars: Armada fan -)
33753: Star Wars: Imperial Assault fan - Damage (Star Wars: Imperial Assault fan )
33754: Star Wars: Imperial Assault fan - Threat (Star Wars: Imperial Assault fan )
33755: Swamp Thing ("...And meet the sun.")
33756: Legendary Encounters fan - Facehugger (Take it off of my face!)
33757: Paradox fan - Elysium
33758: Challenge: I'm not buying new games for me in 2015 (I'm not buying new games for me in 2015)
33759: New York Yankees fan - Derek Jeter (Derek Jeter fan)
33760: ESPN fan
33764: Neat Freak (I am a neat freak!)
33765: mIRC user
33766: God Lives Underwater fan
33769: Kinderspiel des Jahres fan
33770: ZNA fan
33771: Old Documents fan
33772: Age of steam fan
33773: Clash of Cultures fan â€“ warfare
33774: Clash of Cultures fan â€“ culture
33775: Clash of Cultures fan â€“ government
33776: The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game fan - Fellowship (The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game fan)
33777: OnePlus One user (OnePlus One smartphone user)
33778: Heebie Jeebies fan
33779: 1 Player Guild member (1 Player Guild - Together We Game Alone)
33781: Rolling for one
33783: Indigopotter fan (We always have time for the things we put first)
33784: Too many kilos (I must lose weight!)
33785: Flatten Out Monsters fan
33786: Dark Seas fan
33787: Tycho fan - Dive (Tycho fan)
33788: Winter Wonderland (Walking in a Winter Wonderland)
33789: The Boardgame Group Member
33790: Tablet user
33792: Android: Netrunner fan - Influence Bar (This user is under the influence of Android: Netrunner)
33793: Android: Netrunner fan - Influence Bar (This user is under the influence of Android: Netrunner)
33794: Android: Netrunner fan - Influence Bar (This user is under the influence of Android: Netrunner)
33795: Android: Netrunner fan - Influence Bar (This user is under the influence of Android: Netrunner)
33796: Android: Netrunner fan - Influence Bar (This user is under the influence of Android: Netrunner)
33798: DeviantArt (Deviant Art) fan (DeviantArt fan)
33801: Spyfall fan
33803: Fan of BoardGameCo
33806: I love Advent
33808: Formula Motor Racing fan
33809: Formula Motor Racing fan - F (Formula Motor Racing fan)
33810: Netball player
33811: Netball fan
33812: LudoSentinel fan
33813: Hurtgen: Hell's Forest fan
33814: Madeleine L'engle fan
33815: Susanna Clark fan
33816: Subtlety (I'm just about as subtle as a charging rhinoceros)
33817: Clash of Cultures: Civilizations fan
33818: Guster fan
33819: Guster fan
33820: Guild Argentina - Participante Torneo Yucata (Participante Torneo Yucata)
33821: Atlantic Wall: D-Day to Falaise fan
33822: Activity Tracker user
33823: Paranatural fan
33824: Into each life some rain must fall
33825: Chicago Wolves fan
33826: Onus Fan - Rome
33827: Onus Fan - Mercenaries
33828: Onus Fan - Carthage
33829: Paysandu Sport Club fan
33830: El dado de Jack
33831: Video Games Beaten by VGGers in 2015 (I beat video games relentlessly in 2015!)
33832: Video Games Abandoned by VGGers in 2015 (I abandoned video games without mercy in 2015!)
33870: BoardGameGeek 2014 Support Drive Bear Fight - Golden Bear (I cheered for Golden Bear in the 2014 BoardGameGeek Support Drive Bear Fight and it was awesome!)
33871: BoardGameGeek 2014 Support Drive Bear Fight - Polar Bear (I cheered for Polar Bear in the 2014 BoardGameGeek Support Drive Bear Fight and it was awesome!)
33885: Atlantis: The Second Age RPG fan
33925: Dark Conspiracy RPG fan
33957: River of Heaven RPG fan
33958: Little Fears RPG fan
Nominations will be open for a week. Then, the contest poll will open for another week.
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Keng Leong Yeo
Two nominations from me for Dec 2014:
I like how the two canes make the love symbol.
Can easily make out the bonsai.
Live in Perth, Australia
Born and bred in Britain
...into Microbadge ;-)
- I like the silhouette person, and not a straightforward mousever to represent
- Hard to do spirals, especially when it's for fanship of one of the people you know will be peer reviewing it!
- I like the green background and the crisp colours.
- I liked the use of the little black band on a symbol of a running person as a solution for the trackers just looking like black watches otherwise
- Attractive artwork
- Clear, simple shapes for a striking image
There is a road, no simple highway, between the dawn and the dark of night, and if you go no one may follow, that path is for your steps alone. Ripple in still water, when there is no pebble tossed, nor wind to blow.
To seek the sacred river Alph, to walk the caves of ice, to break my fast on honey dew and drink the milk of paradise... I had heard the whispered tales of immortality, the deepest mystery, from an ancient book I took a clue.
My nomination for this month in no particular order:
Fall in the Midwest
Welcome to fall in the Midwest and a property with a lot of mature trees!
Only one nomination this month:
Christmas Poinsettia (I love Christmas decorating!)
Check my profile to learn more about these...
I'm thinking of something intelligent to say... this may take a while!
It's been a good while since I had an opportunity to self-nominate, and I'm not missing it!
Keep doing that and you'll grow hair in the palm of your hands...