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"SB is involved. It's already Gone Horribly Wrong."
SpaceBattles user SapphireFox, on a new RP
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SpaceBattles.com, often known as "SpaceBattles" or simply "SB", is a message board dedicated to all things science fiction-related. While far from the largest community on the Internet, it's still extremely active with some 100,000 active members as of August 2021.

It has three major sub-forums:

  • SpaceBattles General: A subforum based around random stuff involving sci-fi and video games. Includes a general discussion forum, a forum about games in general, a Role-Playing Game forum and a tech support forum.
  • SpaceBattles Creative: A sub-forum involving creative enterprises undertaken by members of the forum. Includes a fanfiction section, and rather less popular Art/Animation and Original Fiction sections. It also has a rival Role Playing Game forum. The two didn't use to get along, but it's gotten better over time.
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  • SpaceBattles Debates: A sub-forum dedicated to debates. Includes a section for versus debates involving fictitious parties, a section dedicated to actual militaries and equipment and a forum dedicated to news and Real Life.

Compare with StarDestroyer.net, a site with a similar (original) premise to the Debates sub-forum that it had a rivalry with for a while. Its own splinter website is Sufficient Velocity.com.

Now has a Twitter account.

Not to be confused with an actual Space Battle (though it certainly loves them)


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  • Fan Fic: Has an entire subsection dedicated to them, and hosts a few notable fics.
  • Hypothetical Fight Debate: Half the point of the forum is to debate who would win a certain matchup.
  • Long Runner: Though the early days of the forum are shrouded in mystery and lost data, it has existed at least since 1998, which is an absolute eternity for a website. For comparison, it's only a year younger than Google, and might actually be older if the suggestions of existence in 1996 are true.
    Atlan: "SB is twenty years old now. As far as forums go, that's not just ancient, that's damn near prehistoric. We're the T-rex of online forums. Kinda big, old, looks funny, weird behavior, and obsessed with killing stuff."
  • Nuke 'em: One of Space Battle's catchphrases is the classic "Nuke it from orbit, it's the only way to be sure."
  • Play-by-Post Games: What the Role-Playing Games take the form of.
  • Roleplaying Games: A subforum and a sub-subforum dedicated to different versions of this. Including the "BROB" forum, which has had adversarial relations with the other roleplay forum in the past.

Alternative Title(s): Spacebattles

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