Baen Fantasy Adventure Contest

Baen Books, in conjunction with Gen Con, has announced the creation of the Baen Fantasy Adventure Award. The annual award will be presented to an original work of epic fantasy, heroic fantasy, sword and sorcery, or contemporary fantasy no longer than 8,000 words. The inaugural submission period is May 1 through June 30 of 2014. The contest will be judged by the Baen staff with final judging by Larry Correia. The winner’s work will be published on the Baen website with the winner receiving professional pay and a selection of Baen Books.
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ENnie Awards

The ENnie Awards were presented at GenCon on August 17. Founded in 2001, the awards honor the best in Role-playing publishing.

  • Best Adventure: Pathfinder: Rise of the Runelords Anniversary Edition
  • Best Aid/Accessory: Night’s Watch
  • Best Art, Cover: Iron Kingdoms
  • Best Art, Interior: Shadows of Esteren Book 1
  • Best Blog: Gnome Stew
  • Best Cartography: The Lands of Ice and Fire
  • Best Electronic Book: Deadlands Reloaded: The Last Sons
  • Best Family Game: Doctor Who: Adventures in Time & Space—11th Doctor Edition
  • Best Free Game: Mazes and Perils RPG
  • Best Free Product: Wayfinder #8
  • Best Game: Iron Kingdoms
  • Best Miniature: Pathfinder Bestiary Box
  • Best Monster/Adversary: NPC Codex
  • Best Podcast: TableTop: Dragon Age
  • Best Production Values: Shadows of Esteren Book 1
  • Best RPG Related Product: Kobold Guide to Wordbuilding
  • Best Rules: Dungeon World
  • Best Setting: Magnimar: City of Monuments
  • Best Software: Roll20
  • Best Supplement: Shadowrun 2050
  • Best Website: Gnome Stew
  • Best Writing: Kobold Guide to Worldbuilding
  • Product of the Year: NPC Codex
  • Judges’ Spotlight Winners: Hooper, Leviathans; Matthew Muth, School Daze; Jakud Nowosad, Deniable Asset; Megan Robertson, Killshot: Director’s Cut; Kurt Wiegel, Eldritch Skies

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ENnie Nominations

Founded in 2001, the ENnie Awards honor the best in Role-playing publishing. This year’s awards will be presented at Gen Con on Friday, August 16, in the Union Station Grand Hall at 8 pm.

Best Adventure

  • Achtung! Cthulhu – Three Kings
  • Deadlands Reloaded: The Last Sons
  • Enemy Within
  • Pathfinder: Rise of the Runelords Anniversary Edition
  • The Zalozhniy Quartet

Best Aid/Accessory

  • All We Have Forgotten—Music for Ashen Stars
  • Night’s Watch
  • The One Ring Loremaster’s Screen & Lake-town Sourcebook
  • Protodimension Magazine Issue 13
  • The Unspeakable Oath

Best Art, Cover

  • Champions Complete
  • Iron Kingdoms
  • The Magnificent Joop van Ooms
  • NPC Codex
  • The Whole Hole Volume 01: Keister Island

Best Art, Interior

  • Ed Greenwood Presents Elminster’s Forgotten Realms
  • Night’s Black Agents
  • Night’s Watch
  • Shadows of Esteren Book 1
  • The Whole Hole Volume 01: Keister Island

Best Blog

  • Gnome Stew
  • The Illuminerdy
  • Nerd Trek
  • Triumph and Despair
  • The Rogue Warden

Best Cartography

  • Ancient Temple Interior
  • Deep Blues: Nautilus
  • Drake Starship Map
  • The Lands of Ice and Fire
  • Sprawl Sites: High Society and Low Life

Best Electronic Book

  • Curse the Darkness
  • Deadlands Reloaded: The Last Sons
  • The Deadly Seven
  • Experimental Paradigm of Cinematic Horror
  • Hobomancer

Best Family Game

  • Doctor Who: Adventures in Time & Space—11th Doctor Edition
  • Hero Kids—Fantasy RPG
  • Mermaid Adventures
  • Project Ninja Panda Taco
  • Wandering Monsters High School

Best Free Game

  • Mazes and Perils RPG
  • Phantasm
  • Nights of the Crusades
  • Silent Memories
  • Throwigames Simple Roleplaying System

Best Free Product

  • Battletech: A Time of War Quick-Start Rules/Shadowrun Quick-Start Rules
  • EPOCH: Road Trip
  • Fools Rush In
  • Night in the Seyvoth Manor
  • Wayfinder #8

Best Game

  • Astonishing Swordsmen and Sorcerers of Hyperborea
  • Broken Rooms
  • Champions Complete
  • Iron Kingdoms
  • Night’s Black Agents

Best Miniature

  • Dungeon Command: Blood of Gruumsh
  • Freeblades: Black Rose Bandits
  • Pathfinder Battles: Shattered Star Gargantuan Blue Dragon
  • Pathfinder Bestiary Box
  • Spot of Bother Set One: Royal Highland Guards

Best Monster/Adversary

  • Champions Villains Vol. 3: Solo Villains
  • DC Adventures Heroes & Villains Vol. 2
  • Inner Sea Bestiary
  • Mutants and Masterminds Threat Report
  • NPC Codex

Best Podcast

  • Atomic Array
  • Indie Talks
  • Haste: The Official Obsidian Portal Podcast
  • TableTop: Dragon Age
  • Transmissions from the Ninth World

Best Production Values

  • Astonishing Swordsmen and Sorcerers of Hyperborea
  • Doctor Who: Adventures in Time & Space—11th Doctor Edition
  • Iron Kingdoms
  • Rimward
  • Shadows of Esteren Book 1

Best RPG Related Product

  • Edition Wars
  • Eighth Day Genesis: A Worldbuilding Codex for Writers and Creatives
  • The Express Diaries
  • Kobold Guide to Wordbuilding
  • The Lands of Ice and Fire

Best Rules

  • Champions Complete
  • Dungeon World
  • Experimental Paradigm of Cinematic Horror
  • Iron Kingdoms
  • Night’s Black Agents

Best Setting

  • Broken Rooms
  • Magnimar: City of Monuments
  • Menzoberranzen: City of Intrigue
  • Midgard Campaign Setting
  • Mythic Iceland

Best Software

  • The Crawler’s Companion
  • Cthulhu Mythos Encyclopedia
  • Dice & Dragons – 3D Dice Roller
  • PCGen
  • Roll20

Best Supplement

  • Dark Roads & Golden Hells
  • Doctor Who: The Time Traveler’s Companion
  • Night’s Watch
  • Menzoberranzen: City of Intrigue
  • Shadowrun 2050

Best Website

  • Adventure-A-Week
  • The Escapist
  • Gnome Stew
  • Modus Operandi
  • See Page XX

Best Writing

  • Doctor Who: The Time Traveler’s Companion
  • Kobold Guide to Worldbuilding
  • Never Unprepared: Guide to Session Prep
  • Night’s Black Agents
  • Wolsung Steam Pulp Fantasy

Product of the Year

  • Astonishing Swordsmen and Sorcerers of Hyperborea
  • Broken Rooms
  • Champions Complete
  • Doctor Who: The Time Traveler’s Companion
  • Experimental Paradigm of Cinematic Horror
  • Iron Kingdoms
  • Menzoberranzen: City of Intrigue
  • Night’s Black Agents
  • NPC Codex
  • Shadows of Esteren Book 1

Judges’ Spotlight Winners

  • Leviathans, by Hooper
  • School Daze, by Matthew Muth
  • Deniable Asset, by Jakud Nowosad
  • Killshot: Director’s Cut, by Megan Robertson
  • Eldritch Skies, by Kurt Wiegel

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ENnie Awards

The ENnie Awards were presented at GenCon on August 6. Founded in 2001, the awards honor the best in Role-playing publishing.

  • Special Award: DriveThruRPG, for their outstanding efforts fundraising for the Haiti Earthquake
  • Fan’s Choice: Best Publisher: Paizo Publishing
  • Best Adventure: Pathfinder AP #31: Stolen Land
  • Best Aid or Accessory: Pathfinder GM Screen
  • Best Art, Cover: Pathfinder Bestiary
  • Best Art, Interior: Pathfinder Core Rulebook
  • Best Blog: Kobold Quarterly
  • Best Cartography: Pathfinder City Map Folio
  • Best Electronic Book: The Great City Player’s Guide
  • Best Free Product: Advanced Players Guide Playtest
  • Best Game: Pathfinder
  • Best Miniature Product: D&D Minis
  • Best Monster/Adversary: Pathfinder Bestiary
  • Best Podcast: Atomic Array
  • Best Production Values: Pathfinder Core Rulebook
  • Best Regalia: Cthulhu 101
  • Best Rules: Diaspora
  • Best Setting: Day After Ragnarok
  • Best Supplement: Mysteries of the Hollow Earth
  • Best Website: Obsidian Portal
  • Best Writing: Eclipse Phase
  • Product of the Year: Pathfinder

Judge’s Picks

  • Mark Green: Trailblazer
  • Jay Peters: Ancient Odysseys: Treasure Awaits
  • Chris Richeson: Mindjammer
  • Megan Robertson: Chronica Feudalis
  • Jeramy Ware: Fiasco

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