Origins Awards Winners

The winners of the 35th Annual Origins Awards were announced at Origins on Saturday, June 27.

  • Board Games: Pandemic
  • Children’s, Family, and Party Games: Say Anything
  • Historical Board Games: Conflict of Heroes: Awakening the Bear
  • Card Games: Dominion
  • Collectible Card Games: Magic the Gathering: Shards of Alara 1
  • Fiction: Worlds of Dungeons & Dragons Volume 2, edited by James Lowder & Mike O’Sullivan
  • Non-Fiction: Tour de Lovecraft: the Tale, by Ken Hite
  • Miniature Figure Game Rules: Classic Battletech: Tactical Operations
  • Miniature Figure or Line of Miniature Figures: Star Wars Miniatures: The Clone Wars
  • Historical Miniature Figure Game Rules: tie Fields of Glory Miniature Rules and Song of Drums and Shakos
  • Historical Miniature Figure Game Rules Supplements: Rise of Rome (Fields of Glory Supplement)
  • Historical Miniature Figure or Line of Miniature Figures: SS-Panzerdivision ‘Das Reich’ Panzerkompanie
  • Role-Playing Games: Mouseguard Role-Playing Game
  • Role-Playing Game Supplements: Serenity Adventures
  • Game Accessories: D-Total
  • Play-by-Mail: Hyborian War

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Origin Award Nominees

The nominees for the 35th Annual Origins Awards have been announced. The winners will be announced at a ceremony at Origins on Saturday, June 27.

Board Games

  • Agricola
  • Ninja vs. Ninja
  • Pandemic
  • TOMB
  • Wealth of Nations

Children’s, Family, and Party Games

  • Backseat Drawing
  • duck! duck! Go!
  • The Extraordinary Adventures of Baron Munchausen
  • Living Labyrinth
  • Rorschach: The Inkbot Party Game
  • Say Anything

Historical Board Games

  • Conflict of Heroes: Awakening the Bear
  • Espana 1936
  • The Battle of Monmouth
  • The Campaigns of King David
  • Pursuit of Glory

Card Games

  • Dominion
  • Monty Python Fluxx
  • Red Dragon Inn 2
  • Ticket to Ride Card Game
  • Trailer Park Wars

Collectible Card Games

  • Chaotic: M’arrillian Invasion Beyond the Doors Booster Pack 8
  • Highlander the Card Game: Search for Vengeance 11
  • Magic the Gathering: Shards of Alara 1
  • Portal
  • World of Warcraft the Trading Card Game: Servants of the Betrayer 2

Fiction

  • Hungerblade, by Robin D Laws
  • Infernal Sorceress, by Gary Gygax
  • The Killing Ground, by Graham McNeill
  • The Pirate King, by R.A. Salvatore
  • Worlds of Dungeons & Dragons Volume 2, edited by James Lowder & Mike O’Sullivan

Non-Fiction

  • KOBOLD Guide to Game Design, Vol. 1, by Wolfgang Baur, Nicolas Logue
  • Lost Leaves From the Inn of the Last Home, by Margaret Weis
  • No Quarter Magazine, edited by Nathan Letsinger
  • Things We Think About Games, by Will Hindmarch & Jeff Tidball
  • Tour de Lovecraft: the Tale, by Ken Hite

Miniature Figure Game Rules

  • Classic Battletech: Tactical Operations
  • Monsterpocalypse Collectible Miniature Game
  • WARMACHINE: Legends
  • WH40K: 5th Edition
  • World of Warcraft Miniatures Game

Miniature Figure or Line of Miniature Figures

  • Monsterpocalypse Collectible Miniature Game
  • Star Wars Miniatures: The Clone Wars
  • WARMACHINE Steam-Powered Miniatures Combat
  • WH40K: Space Marines
  • World of Warcraft Miniatures Game

Historical Miniature Figure Game Rules

  • Fields of Glory Miniature Rules
  • Volley & Bayonet: Road To Glory
  • Cold Steel and Canister
  • Song of Drums and Shakos
  • Chevauchee: Rules for Battles with Medieval Miniatures

Historical Miniature Figure Game Rules Supplements

  • RISE OF ROME (Fields of Glory Supplement)
  • Operation Cobra, The Normandy Breakout–FW206 Cobra Flames of War
  • WWII Eastern Front Skirmish Scenarios
  • Stars and Stripes Forever
  • Age of Eagles: Napoleon Vs Europe 1813 – 14, AOE Scenario Book

Historical Miniature Figure or Line of Miniature Figures

  • 28mm Imperial Romans
  • King Philips War 28MM
  • SS-Panzerdivision ‘Das Reich’ Panzerkompanie (GEAB06) [15mm Line]
  • 28mm Celts
  • 15mm Ancient Saxons

Role-Playing Games

  • CthulhuTech
  • Dungeons & Dragons 4th Edition Players Handbook
  • Mouseguard Role-Playing Game
  • Star Wars Saga Edition Core Rulebook
  • The Trail of Cthulhu

Role-Playing Game Supplements

  • Buccaneers of Freeport
  • Forgotten Realms Campaign Guide
  • Hero Lab
  • Serenity Adventures
  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

Game Accessories

  • Chibithulhu
  • Classic Battletech: Record Sheets 3039
  • D-Total
  • Duel Decks: Jace vs Chandra
  • Living Arcanis T-Shirt
  • Wicked Munchkin Bag & Die

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Obituary: Dave Arneson

Dave Arneson (b.1947) died on April 7. Arneson was one of the creators of Dungeons and Dragons, along with Gary Gygax. His Blackmoor campaign, which he continued to run throughout his life, formed the basis for the game and was used in official materials for many years. After leaving TSR, Arneson published Adventures in Fantasy and founded his own company, Adventure Games.

Dave Arneson Ailing

Dave Arneson, who co-created Dungeons and Dragons with Gary Gygax, is in the hospital. Arneson has been suffering from cancer and according to reports may be terminal. Arneson’s family has asked for privacy and requests that his many fans do not attempt to contact either Arneson or the family at this time.

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