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Nominations for the
Best Microbadge Design of the Month
February 2017


In order to have a manageable Microbadge of the Month poll, we must trim the list of eligible badges from hundreds to no more than a dozen. You can help by nominating your favorite microbadges.

Please read the below carefully, as the procedure has changed. This is an experimental procedure, subject to change in future months.

To nominate, select no more than ten badges. Of those ten, no more than two may be your own designs. Do not post your nominations here. Instead, email those nominations to
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When nominating, please show the badge using this code: [microbadge=id_number] where id_number is the number shown before each badge. This makes it easier to collate.

In the past year or two, nominations have become very self-similar. Designers have submitted and won MBotM by playing to the formula, which is demoralizing for everyone, including the winner. We are asking those of you who nominate to be more considered in selecting nominations, in hopes that better nominations will create better results.

When nominating, consider these aspects:

• Originality: Badges that are simple resizes of existing logos or photos are not very original. Badges that are entirely hand-drawn are very original.

• Artistry: Bonus points for creative crops, juxtaposition of elements, etc.

• Difficulty: A badge that successfully communicates a difficult concept should get bonus points here.

• Cleverness: This is where badges score points for being creative, thought-provoking, or punny.

• Game-Related: This is a gaming site, so if you are torn between two nominations, nominate the one that is game-related.

Do not nominate a badge based on these aspects:

• You like the designer.

• You are a fan of the topic or game.

Your nominations should be based solely on the badge's inherent qualities.

Soliciting nominations in strictly forbidden.

Let each person choose their own nominations. Anyone caught soliciting nominations will be ineligible for MBotM awards for one year.

What happens next?

You have one week, until 2017-03-22, near midday GMT, to post your nominations. (That's 12:00, i.e., in the middle of the day GMT, or early morning BGG time).

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 mb!

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40825:  1572: The Lost Expedition fan
41122:  Advent Candle, Week 2 Lit (On the second Sunday of Advent, we remember the Lord of All who brings peace surpassing all understanding.)
41053:  Florida Fire Frogs fan
40886:  Microsoft Office 365 user
41047:  South Pacific fan
41022:  John Company fan - head (John Company fan)
41018:  Admagic Print & Play fan
40903:  Somerset Patriots fan
40991:  Final Fantasy XI fan
40998:  Plan B Games fan
40942:  Cincinnati Reds fan - Letter C (Cincinnati Reds fan)
41090:  RPG Solo fan
41092:  Jeuxjubes FGLS & Cafe, Montréal (Ste-Thésèse), Canada Fan (Jeuxjubes fan!)
41008:  The Walking Pet fan
40988:  Final Fantasy IX fan
41044:  MeepleCon attendee
41038:  Valletta fan
40963:  Rockford Icehogs fan
40827:  Sleepy Castle fan - bird (Sleepy Castle fan)
41042:  Nelly Furtado fan
40928:  Kill the Unicorns fan
40883:  New York Toy Fair attendee
40995:  Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII fan
41095:  American Gothic Press fan
41057:  Dungeon mapper (I map dungeons!)
41126:  Advent Candle, Week 4 Lit (On the fourth Sunday of Advent, we remember God is Love.)
41161:  Age of Towers fan
40974:  Greenwich & Blackheath Board Games and Beer Club (Weekly meetups in South East London, UK)
41064:  NASCAR - Roush Fenway Racing fan - Letters RF (Roush Fenway Racing fan)
40910:  Atlanta Flames fan - Letter A (Atlanta Flames fan)
40852:  Ironclad fan
41069:  Russel Brand fan
41004:  Project Zomboid fan
41113:  Voyage of the B.S.M. Pandora fan
41011:  Unicornus Knights fan
40912:  Los Angeles Chargers fan - Letters LA (Los Angeles Chargers fan)
41014:  OrcQuest fan - logo (OrcQuest fan)
41067:  Cheat Your Own Adventure RPG fan
40915:  Insert Moin fan
40866:  Alexander Pfister fan
41063:  NASCAR - Team Penske fan - Letter P (Team Penske fan)
40982:  Final Fantasy III fan
40864:  Undercover fan
41128:  Advent Candle, Christmas Eve Lit (On Christmas Eve, we remember God has come in the Christ Child.)
40840:  The Game: Are you ready to play The Game? fan
40984:  Final Fantasy V fan
41035:  Disney's Robin Hood - Lady Kluck fan ("Seize the fat one!")
40831:  Gary SouthShore RailCats fan
40843:  NMBR 9 fan
41016:  Stadt Land Spielt fan ("Stadt Land Spielt!" fan)
40849:  Nürnberger-Spielkarten-Verlag fan
40922:  Doctor Who: Time of the Daleks fan
40973:  Raymond Smullyan
41119:  Advent Candle, Week 1 (The candle of Hope)
41031:  The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time fan - Navi ("Watch out!")
40992:  Final Fantasy XII fan
41003:  City of Spies: Estoril 1942 fan
41086:  Great Big Sea fan
40986:  Final Fantasy VII fan
40914:  Kiwetin fan (I'm a Kiwetin fan!)
41165:  Semi-cooperative games fan
40887:  Grindr user
41083:  The Chaos Engine fan - life (The Chaos Engine fan)
40842:  Twenty One fan
40983:  Final Fantasy IV fan
40888:  Dirk Knemeyer fan
40878:  Terraforming Mars: Hellas & Elysium fan (I'm a Terraforming Mars: Hellas & Elysium fan!)
41137:  Tex Willer - "Eagle of the Night"
40968:  Normal CornBelters fan
41171:  Ticket to Ride: First Journey fan - Europe (Ticket to Ride: First Journey fan)
40850:  Word Slam fan
40944:  Tampa Bay Rays fan - Letter R (Tampa Bay Rays fan)
40832:  Laredo Lemurs fan
41076:  Zephyr: Winds of Change fan
41094:  Freedom in the Galaxy fan - Adam Starlight
40837:  Raku on the Board fan
40824:  Duke Ellington fan
41162:  Age of Towers fan
40932:  Jim Henson's Labyrinth: The Board Game fan ("You remind me of the babe." "What babe?" "The babe with the power.")
41055:  Robert E. Howard's Conan RPG fan
40958:  Kalamazoo Wings fan - Letter K (Kalamazoo Wings fan)
40965:  King of New York fan - Sheriff (Sheriff fan - King of New York)
40997:  Final Fantasy XV fan
41036:  Red Ribbon (Heart Disease Awareness) (Heart Disease Awareness (the leading cause of death in the U.S.))
41155:  Rabbit fan
41149:  Western: Scorpio (Scorpio)
40960:  Ottawa Redblacks fan - Letter R (Ottawa Redblacks fan)
41030:  Dale of Merchants - Fan of Systematic Eurasian Beavers (Dale of Merchants fan - I plan carefully with Eurasian Beavers)
41141:  FTL fan - drones (FTL: Let the drones fight for you!)
41164:  Western: Aquarius (Aquarius)
40828:  Monstrous fan
41015:  Tortuga 1667 fan - Charlotte (Tortuga 1667 fan)
40821:  For Sale fan
41166:  Alaska Goldpanners fan (Alaska Goldpanners: Home of Midnight Sun Baseball)
40908:  Toronto Maple Leafs - Centennial Era Logo (Toronto Maple Leafs fan)
40834:  Wichita Wingnuts fan
40884:  Typeform user
41072:  Sorry We Are French fan
41010:  Edamame fan
41001:  Neil Postman fan
41013:  City of Spies: Estoril 1942 fan
40921:  Doctor Who: Time of the Daleks fan
40916:  Mozilla fan (Mozilla - Internet for people, not profit)
41074:  Warehouse 13: The Board Game fan
40836:  Mechanical Keyboard - Cherry Blue Switch (Click! Clack!)
41148:  Western: Sagittarius (Sagittarius)
41129:  Carcassonne: Manege frei!
41109:  Fitbit fan (I use Fitbit)
41167:  Charleston Charlies fan (I miss the Charleston Charlies!)
41059:  GamerNode fan - GN Logo (Fan of GamerNode.com)
40993:  Final Fantasy XIII fan
40969:  Traverse City Beach Bums fan
40904:  York Revolution fan - Eagle Head (York Revolution fan)
40855:  Black hole enthusiast
41133:  Avantasia fan
41098:  BoJack Horseman fan
40934:  Jim Henson's Labyrinth: The Board Game fan ("What power?" "The power of voodoo." "Who do?")
40919:  Happy Salmon fan
41130:  Captain Morgan Rum fan
41145:  Western: Leo (Leo)
41156:  Natural One victim (You reach out to push the enemy off to his death, but instead lightly caress his back. He is uncomfortable.)
40957:  Star Wars fan - BB-8 (This is how I roll...)
41056:  Whitehall Mystery fan
41157:  Dōgen Zenji ("The whole moon and the entire sky are reflected in one dewdrop on the grass." —Dōgen Zenji)
41065:  Kill the Unicorns fan - Unicorn Skull (Kill the Unicorns fan)
40980:  Final Fantasy fan
40920:  Medioevo Universale fan
41062:  NASCAR - Joe Gibbs Racing fan - Letters JG (Joe Gibbs Racing fan)
41006:  7-Zip user
40856:  I'm Skullking
41050:  Chvrches fan
41104:  Thunder & Lightning fan - Thor (Thunder & Lightning fan)
40835:  Mikugames fan
40913:  Karl May fan
41075:  The Hackers Guild fan
41118:  Air & Armor fan
40902:  Southern Maryland Blue Crabs fan - Letter B C (Southern Maryland Blue Crabs fan)
40829:  Batman: The Animated Series fan
41068:  Deckscape fan
40990:  Final Fantasy X-2 fan
41005:  Audacity user
40826:  Kreus fan
40918:  Seattle Pilots fan (Seattle Pilots: The shortest-lived Major League Baseball franchise)
41207:  Tichu fan - Letter T (Tichu fan)
40867:  Zagor fan
41147:  Western: Pisces (Pisces)
40917:  Laravel user (I am a Laravel artisan)
40966:  Yamatai fan
40994:  Final Fantasy XIII-2 fan
40890:  Juventus fan
40952:  Atlanta Hawks fan
41087:  Robert Benchley fan
40854:  Black hole enthusiast
40981:  Final Fantasy II fan
41000:  Wendell Berry fan
40936:  Mayhem fan
41061:  NASCAR - Hendrick Motorsports fan - Letter H (Hendrick Motorsports fan)
40962:  Arizona Coyotes fan
40989:  Final Fantasy X fan
40846:  Little House on the Prairie - Prairie 1 (...on the Prairie)
41146:  Western: Libra (Libra)
41041:  The Dutch Golden Age fan
40923:  Vast: The Crystal Caverns fan - Thief (Vast: The Crystal Caverns fan)
41108:  Spies! fan
41049:  Tesla vs. Edison: War of Currents fan - Brush (Tesla vs. Edison: War of Currents fan)
41077:  Vanguard of War fan
41103:  ReCAPTCHA fan (I'm not a robot)
41121:  Advent Candle, Week 2 (The candle of Peace)
40955:  Toronto Raptors fan - Basketball (Toronto Raptors fan)
41107:  Https fan (I prefer https websites)
41124:  Advent Candle, Week 3 Lit (On the third Sunday of Advent, we remember the Spirit who breathes joy into our lives.)
40905:  New Britain Bees fan - Bee's Head (New Britain Bees fan)
40896:  Downfall fan
41099:  C-Cross fan
41203:  Happily in love since 1984
40927:  Photosynthesis fan
41134:  IT fan
40877:  Chico - "Caramba and carambita!"
40833:  Sioux City Explorers fan
41081:  The Chaos Engine fan - molotov cocktail (The Chaos Engine fan)
41021:  Jupiter Hammerheads fan
41060:  NASCAR fan - Letter N (NASCAR fan)
41019:  The World of SMOG: Rise of Moloch
41054:  Burlington Royals fan
40931:  Jim Henson's Labyrinth: The Board Game fan
40975:  Table Titans fan
40956:  Buffalo Braves fan - Letter B (Buffalo Braves fan)
40847:  Little House on the Prairie - Prairie 2 (...on the Prairie)
40830:  Lancashire Rose
40895:  Glux fan
40985:  Final Fantasy VI fan
41114:  Port Royal fan - "Das Abenteuer beginnt..."
40954:  Milwaukee Bucks fan - Letter M (Milwaukee Bucks fan)
41123:  Advent Candle, Week 3 (The candle of Joy)
41143:  Western: Capricorn (Capricorn)
40844:  Kakerlaken Duell fan
41089:  FAITH: The Sci-Fi RPG fan
41088:  Agricultural Engineer
41160:  Cabin in the woods
41070:  Richard Ayoade fan
41097:  Insider fan
40839:  Dreamwell fan (Dream well - We're off to find our missing friends in the vast Dreamwell)
40951:  Take That fan
41125:  Advent Candle, Week 4 (The candle of Love)
40838:  Bowling Solitaire fan
41007:  Feudum fan
41154:  Plawres Sanshiro fan - Juohmaru (Juohmaru, This is Plawrestling!!)
40970:  I love Detroit
41043:  Now Panic and Freak Out!
40996:  Final Fantasy XIV Online fan (Final Fantasy XIV fan)
40893:  Frog Flip fan
41135:  Live in the sunshine ("Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air." - Ralph Waldo Emerson)
41120:  Advent Candle, Week 1 Lit (On the first Sunday of Advent, we remember to hopefully look for the coming of Christ.)
41084:  Fold-it fan - red and orange (Fold-it fan)
41073:  Jamey Stegmaier fan
40924:  Final Fantasy VIII fan - Squall Leonhart (Final Fantasy VIII fan)
41051:  Bretterburg - German podcast fan
41052:  Commissioned fan
41037:  Avenue fan
40865:  Play by Forum Host (I host 'Play by Forum' games)
40967:  Down East Wood Ducks fan
41169:  State College Spikes fan
41101:  Evansville Otters fan
41151:  Western: Virgo (Virgo)
41139:  Grand Austria Hotel fan - cubes (I like Grand Austria Hotel)
41140:  FTL fan
41078:  The Order of Vampire Hunters fan
41046:  Chara Games
41168:  Fort Wayne Tincaps fan
41144:  Western: Gemini (Gemini)
40845:  Little House on the Prairie - House (Little House...)
40815:  Play Games Ames fan (Play Games Ames)
40869:  Za-Gor Te-Nay - "The Spirit with the Hatchet"
40851:  Westworld fan - Retro W (Westworld fan)
41102:  Schnapsen fan (I ♥ Schnapsen)
40979:  Bowellcon Attendee (Has attended Bowellcon at least once)
41045:  winRAR user
41153:  Western: Cancer (Cancer)
40880:  Speedball 2: Brutal Deluxe fan - fielder (Speedball 2: Brutal Deluxe fan)
40935:  Jim Henson's Labyrinth: The Board Game fan ("You do." "Do what?" "Remind me of the babe.")
40909:  Detroit Red Wings fan - Letter D (Detroit Red Wings fan)
40823:  Memoir '44 World Cup Participant
40987:  Final Fantasy VIII fan
40817:  Peony fan (I love peonies)
41163:  Samorost fan
40892:  Yamataï fan
41096:  Holland '44
41110:  Jugando Solo Podcast
41023:  John Company fan - JC (John Company fan)
41080:  Lionheart fan - Valdyn (Lionheart fan)
40881:  Speedball 2: Brutal Deluxe fan - goalie (Speedball 2: Brutal Deluxe fan)
41159:  Outreach: The Conquest of the Galaxy, 3000AD fan
40907:  South Carolina Stingrays fan
40894:  Backyard Builders Treehouse fan
40937:  Huh? fan (I'm a fan of Huh?)
41136:  Tex fan
40816:  Daffodil fan (I love daffodils)
41017:  Two Steps From Hell Fan
41093:  Crusaders: Thy Will Be Done fan (I'm a Crusaders: Thy Will Be Done fan!)
41138:  Quodd Heroes fan
40889:  Wicked Apples fan
40857:  Brains fan - Treasure Map (Brains fan)
41058:  Heldentaufe fan - boot (Heldentaufe fan)
41127:  Advent Candle, Christmas Eve (The Christ Candle)
41040:  Vsauce fan ("And as always, thanks for watching")
41142:  Western: Aries (Aries)
41150:  Western: Taurus (Taurus)
40961:  AFC Wimbledon fan
40999:  Brettspiel Advent Calendar fan - Letters BA (Brettspiel Adventskalender fan)
41020:  NOIR: Deductive Mystery Game
40848:  Mahola fan
40929:  Guild Argentina - Miembro
41002:  City of Spies: Estoril 1942 fan
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Since the idea of pre-culling nominations received no popular support, I present the list is its entirety.

I'm happy to have less work.
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Kenneth Stuart
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Sending nominations now.
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Billy the Hut
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Already?

It seems like only a month ago it was last month.
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Here they go!

My nominations are........ Secret!
 
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Matthew Miller
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My nominations have been sent.
 
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Getting down to 16 was pretty easy. Getting down to 12 was hard. And getting down to 6 was easy again.
 
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Kaffedrake wrote:
Getting down to 16 was pretty easy. Getting down to 12 was hard. And getting down to 6 was easy again.


But getting down to the funky beat was the easiest of all!
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This time I only nominated badges that begin with the number 4.
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Here are the final nomination tallies.

Most nominations came in on Weds, with several on Thurs, two on Fri, and one on Sat. None on Sun, Mon, or Tue. This means I can probably shorten up the nomination time.

7: mb

6: mb

5: mb mb mb

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4: mb mb mb mb mb mb mb

3: mb mb mb mb mb

2: mb mb mb mb mb mb mb mb mb mb mb mb mb mb mb mb mb mb mb mb mb mb mb mb mb mb mb

1: mb mb mb mb mb mb mb mb mb mb mb mb mb mb mb mb mb mb mb mb mb mb mb mb mb mb mb mb mb mb mb mb mb mb mb mb mb mb mb mb mb mb

Again, if someone wants to do a by-creator analysis, please do. I'll poke Daniel again to see if I can get the tool he used.
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Thank you, Ed, for your good work.
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My pleasure.

And this is the first time I've made the finals since the late 38000s.
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edbolme wrote:
Here are the final nomination tallies.

Most nominations came in on Weds, with several on Thurs, two on Fri, and one on Sat. None on Sun, Mon, or Tue. This means I can probably shorten up the nomination time.

7: mb

6: mb

5: mb mb mb

--- Cutoff Line ---

4: mb mb mb mb mb mb mb

3: mb mb mb mb mb

2: mb mb mb mb mb mb mb mb mb mb mb mb mb mb mb mb mb mb mb mb mb mb mb mb mb mb mb

1: mb mb mb mb mb mb mb mb mb mb mb mb mb mb mb mb mb mb mb mb mb mb mb mb mb mb mb mb mb mb mb mb mb mb mb mb mb mb mb mb mb mb

Again, if someone wants to do a by-creator analysis, please do. I'll poke Daniel again to see if I can get the tool he used.


ed, the tool is still far too manual and messy for anyone other than me to navigate. seriously, it will take a while before I can clean it up enough for someone else to use.
 
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