SFB is a game about which I was fanatic in the 80s and early 90s. I finally gave it up because life became too busy and Cole became more and more of an ass, but I still play a game when I can find someone to play (which mostly means me teaching people to play), and on occasion I read the discussion board to see what's happening. Today, I came across this comment there: "In its heyday, SFB[Online] would have like, Platinum Hat, 2 RATs, Masters, and World League, so like 5 organized tourney events. These days, to be honest I’d be happy with 3, that would be enough for me. In 2018, we had no Platinum Hat. No World League. One RAT, which took until Mar 2019 to complete, and Masters, which as of Apr 2019 is still stuck in the second round. I’ll generously call it 1 1/3 events in 2018." As far as I can tell, the online community at SFBOL were the last people playing. I've already watched it disappearing from cons, and they certainly haven't been publishing much for it recently, preferring to repurpose existing material for SFB Lite/Fed Commander. Is Star Fleet Battles finally dead? With little support from the publisher and no one playing, I think we maybe have to call it.