The Academy of Adventure Gaming Arts and Design announced the following nominees for the 36th Annual Origins Awards at GTS the other day:
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
Bonus content: This is the ballot presented to the retailers at GTS, representing the jury selections:
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!
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.