Welcome to the Star Fleet Battles Open Community

Original Post: July 26, 2009

Greetings esteemed members of the Star Fleet Battles community,

We have created this web site to be an information hub for the SFB community. We will host news, file sharing, and uncensored discussion forums. We will start with a focus on Tournament Star Fleet Battles. Perhaps the content on this site will grow beyond that, and perhaps not - we'll see.

Unlike some of the folks at ADB, we believe that passionate debate about all-things-SFB is a good thing. If you didn't care about the game, you wouldn't be spending precious time posting your thoughts about it.

If you are new to the community of gamers who play Star Fleet Battles, Federation & Empire, Federation Commander, and other Amarillo Design Bureau games, or if you've been away for many years, and you don't know about the ADB censorship drama, you might want to browse this section of our discussion forum.

When we say these forums will be uncensored, we hope to be able to live up to that 99.999% of the time.

Discussion and debate is encouraged. The use of profanity is not encouraged.

We will not edit or delete posts just because we don't agree with the content, unless a reasonable person would find it wildly objectionable. We will use our judgement on this, and we consider ourselves quite reasonable and tolerant. We hope you agree.

People who post in such a way as to attempt to crash the site, or make the forums unusable for others, or who post spam, will have their accounts deleted.

We encourage people to continue to use the BBS at the ADB web site: www.starfleetgames.com/discus/

That will continue to be the main info source of the SFB community, and the definitive source on official ADB policy and rules adjudication.

But if you would like to have an alternative place to discuss SFB, free of the kind of censorship that happens on the ADB BBS, this is the place for you.