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Origins Awards Nominees and Bonus Jury Ballot
Just FYI...

The Academy of Adventure Gaming Arts and Design announced the following nominees for the 36th Annual Origins Awards at GTS the other day:

http://paultevis.com/blog/2010/3/26/origins-awards-nominees-and-jury-selections.html

(snip)

Roleplaying Game
Doctor Who: Adventures in Time and Space – Cubicle 7 Entertainment
Eclipse Phase – Catalyst Game Labs
FantasyCraft – Crafty Games
A Song of Ice And Fire – Green Ronin Publishing
Supernatural Roleplaying Game – Margaret Weis Productions

Roleplaying Game Supplement
Big Damn Heroes Handbook – Margaret Weis Productions
The Day After Ragnarok – Atomic Overmind Press
Seattle 2072 – Catalyst Game Labs
Warriors & Warlocks – Green Ronin Publishing
Weird War II – Pinnacle Entertainment Group

(snip)

Bonus content: This is the ballot presented to the retailers at GTS, representing the jury selections:

http://paultevis.com/storage/Ballot%20GTS%202010.pdf


I'm glad that my Swashbucklers of the 7 Skies made the jury selection ballot; it's an honor just to be pre-nom'd. ;)

Since S7S won't hit traditional distribution (through Alliance) and being listed in Game Trade Magazine until next month at a minimum, and that retailers are the ones who vote for OA noms at GTS, I was hopeful but not overly optimistic about its chances of getting a nom.

On the upside, I should be at Origins this year, and will be able to vote on the nominees! Yay!

Other notes:

1. Congrats to all my friends who have stuff on the nom slate!

2. I'm intrigued that 3 of the 5 RPG noms are licenses.

3. I'm intrigued that 3 of the same companies show up on in both RPG categories.

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reverancepavane From: reverancepavane Date: March 27th, 2010 08:20 pm (UTC) (Link)

Kudos on the prenom.

I think you answer your own questions when you consider it's the retailers that vote on the nominations. After all, you are more likely to sell a new game if it is a licensed product, and thus it is more likely to be carried and considered more popular. And as neither White Wolf nor Wizards of the Coast had items on the prenom, those companies actually nominated are the ones that have product that retailers are most likely to carry and sell.

Although Ken Hite's excellent The Day After Ragnarok is the exception that proves the rule. <grin>

danbuter1 From: danbuter1 Date: March 27th, 2010 08:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well, since Catalyst is looking like it will no longer exist soon, I guess you won't have to be intrigued by them much longer.
From: (Anonymous) Date: May 7th, 2010 07:04 pm (UTC) (Link)

Not Dead Yet!!

I'm pretty sure that rumors of Catalyst's demise are greatly exaggerated.
From: spiffnolee Date: March 28th, 2010 12:26 am (UTC) (Link)
Yo Doctor, I’m really happy for you, I'ma let you finish. But Chadu had one of the best games of all time! One of the best games of all time!
boymonster From: boymonster Date: March 28th, 2010 02:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
We're always grateful to be voted on to a ballot with such impressive candidates. It's going to be a really tough year!
mechanteanemone From: mechanteanemone Date: March 28th, 2010 07:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wow, I guess my gaming is no longer in sync with the times. I have neither read nor played anything in these two top-5 lists. In the extended list I have (and love) Swashbucklers of the 7 Skies and HeroQuest 2nd ed.
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