1984

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The Awards Story

The 1984 Charles S. Roberts Awards were presented at Origins '85 at Towson State University outside of Baltimore, Maryland over June 27-30.

Best Pre-Twentieth Century Game
Holy Roman Empire (3W)
1809: Napoleon's Danube Campaign (Victory Games)
Passage to Cathay (Ragnarok)
Shiloh (West End)
&South Mountain (Richard Berg and Jon Southard, West End) 

Best Twentieth Century Game
Clash of Steel (3W)
Cold War (Victory Games)
Panzer Command (Victory Games)
Third World War (GDW)
&Vietnam: 1965-1975 (Nick Karp, Victory Games)

Best Science-Fiction Board Game
&Web & Starship (Greg Costikyan, West End Games)

Best Fantasy Board Game
&Lonely Mountain (Coleman Charlton, ICE)

Carriers at WarBest Adventure Game for the Home Computer
&Carriers at War (Roger Keating and Ian Trout, SSG)
F-15: Strike Eagle (Microprose)
Gulf Strike (Microcomputer Games/AH)
Questron (SSG)
War in Russia (SSI)

 

Best Graphic Presentation in an Adventure Game
Game Element Masters (Escape Ventures)
Paranoia (West End Games)
Star Trek III: Starship Combat (FASA)
&Vietnam: 1965-1975 (Ted Koller, VG)
Web & Starship (West End Games)

Best Professional Boardgaming Magazine
Fire and Movement (SJG)
The General (AH)
The Grenadier (Jeff Tibbetts & Son)
Strategy & Tactics (SPI/TSR)
&The Wargamer (Keith Poulter, 3W)

Best Amateur Magazine
&Alarums & Excursions (Lee Gold)

Hall of Fame
Frank Chadwick: Co-founder of Game Designers Workshop (GDW), prolific game designer including A House Divided. Designer of:

 
bullet1940
bulletEn Garde
bulletBattle for Moscow (introductory game)
bulletLobositz
bulletTwilight: 2000 (1990 )
bulletVolley & Bayonet

& = Awarded Best in that Category

1984: That Was the Wargaming Year That Was!