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The Awards Story

The 1985 Charles S. Roberts Awards were presented at L.A. Origins '86 at the Los Angeles Airport Hilton Hotel. Many veterans of Origins regard this as the best Origins convention ever.

Best Pre-Twentieth Century Game
&Pax Britannica (Greg Costikyan, Victory Games) 

World in FlamesBest Twentieth Century Game
&World in Flames (Greg Pinder and Harry Rowland, Australian Design Group)

Best Fantasy or Science-Fiction Board Game
&Wabbit Wampage (Mark Acres, Pacesetter)

Best Adventure Game for the Home Computer
&Silent Service (Sid Meier, Microprose)

Best Graphic Presentation in an Adventure Game
&Pax Britannica (Ted Koller and Jim Talbot, Victory Games)

Best Professional Boardgaming Magazine
&The Wargamer (Keith Poulter, 3W)

Best Amateur Magazine
&The V.I.P of Gaming (Alan Emrich)

Hall of Fame
Greg Stafford

& = Awarded Best in that Category

1985: That Was the Wargaming Year That Was!

Diverse Talents, Inc. acquired Fire & Movement magazine from Steve Jackson games in 1985 and went on to host the 1986 L.A. Origins game convention. 1985 was also the first year that a Japanese designed game (Pacific Fleet) was released to the English language market (it was distributed by Quarterdeck Games).