ENnie Award Winners

The ENnie Awards honor the best in Role-playing publishing. The awards were presented at Gen Con on August 5. The judges for the 2016 were Jakub Nowosad, Kayra KeriKupcu, Kiel Cheiner, Kurt Wiegel, and Stacy Muth.

Judges’ Spotlight Winners

  • Worlds in Peril, by Stacy Muth
  • Eclipse Phase: Firewall, by Jakub Nowosad
  • Out of the Abyss, by Kayra Keri Küpçü
  • Sword Coast Adventure’s Guide, by Kurt Wiegel

ENnie Awards

  • Best Adventure: Curse of Strahd
  • Best Aid/Accessory: All Rolled Up – Dracula Dossier: The Black Archive
  • Best Art, Cover: Curse of Strahd
  • Best Art, Interior: Dragon Age Core Rulebook
  • Best Blog: World Builder
  • Best Cartography: Shadows of Esteren Cartography of Tri Kazel
  • Best Electronic Book: Maze of the Blue Medusa
  • Best Family Game: No Thank You, Evil!
  • Best Free Game: Delta Green: Need to Know
  • Best Free Product: Pathfinder Module: We Be Goblins Free
  • Best Game: Dragon Age Core Rulebook
  • Best Miniature Product: Pathfinder Battles – The Rusty Dragon Inn: Bar
  • Best Monster/Adversary: Pathfinder RPG: Bestiary 5
  • Best Podcast: Ken and Robin Talk About Stuff
  • Best Production Values: Numenera Boxed Set Edition: Reliquary
  • Best RPG Related Product: Ken Writes About Stuff Volume 3
  • Best Rules: Feng Shui 2 Core Rulebook
  • Best Setting: Feng Shui 2 Core Rulebook
  • Best Software: Roll20
  • Best Supplement: The Dracula Dossier: Hawkins Papers
  • Best Website: Gnome Stew – The Gaming Blog
  • Best Writing: The Dracula Dossier: Director’s Handbook
  • Product of the Year: Dracula Dossier Director’s Handbook
  • Fan Choice for Best Publisher: Paizo Publishing

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Game Writers Eligible for SFWA

SFWA has announced that game writers will be eligible for membership as of August 1, 2016. Games in any medium may be used for qualification so long as the game has a narrative element, is in English, and in the science fiction, fantasy, horror or related genres.
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ENnie Award Nominations

Founded in 2001, the ENnie Awards honor the best in Role-playing publishing. This year’s awards will be presented at Gen Con. Voting runs from July 11-21.

Judges’ Spotlight Winners

  • Worlds in Peril, by Stacy Muth
  • Eclipse Phase: Firewall, by Jakub Nowosad
  • Out of the Abyss, by Kayra Keri Küpçü
  • Sword Coast Adventure’s Guide, by Kurt Wiegel

Best Adventure

  • Dracula Dossier
  • Curse of Strahd
  • Achtung! Cthulhu – Shadows of Atlantis
  • Maze of the Blue Medusa
  • Deadlands: Stone and a Hard Place

Best Aid/Accessory

  • Adventure Scents
  • Non-Player Cards: An Artful and Inspirational NPC Generator
  • All Rolled Up – Dracula Dossier: The Black Archive
  • 13th Age Game Master’s Screen and Resource Book
  • Feng Shui 2 Game Master’s Screen

Best Art, Cover

  • Fragged Empire Roleplaying Game
  • Curse of Strahd
  • Pathfinder RPG: Ultimate Intrigue
  • Achtung! Cthulhu: Shadows of Atlantis
  • Ryuutama

Best Art, Interior

  • Low Life: The Rise of the Low
  • Baby Bestiary Handbook Vol 1
  • Degenesis
  • Dragon Age Core Rulebook
  • War of Ashes: Fate of Agaptus

Best Blog

  • Campaign Mastery
  • The Other Side
  • Illuminerdy
  • World Builder
  • Raging Owlbear

Best Cartography

  • Cthulhu Britannica London
  • Shadows of Esteren Cartography of Tri Kazel
  • Snow White
  • Maze of the Blue Medusa
  • Southlands Campaign Setting Map

Best Electronic Book

  • Snow White
  • Ten Candles
  • Trail of Cthulhu: The Long Con
  • Maze of the Blue Medusa
  • Shadowrun Missions: Ten Fifty-Seven

Best Family Game

  • No Thank You, Evil!
  • Lone Wolf
  • Ryuutama
  • It’s Element-ary!
  • War of Ashes: Fate of Agaptus

Best Free Game

  • TOONZY! the Cartoon Role Playing Game
  • Delta Green: Need to Know
  • ScreenPlay: The Rehearsal Edition
  • FAITH: the Sci-Fi RPG
  • King of Slimes

Best Free Product

  • Pathfinder Module: We Be Goblins Free
  • Chill Quickstart: Good Fences Make Good Neighbors
  • Toast of the Town
  • Epic Space Battles
  • Race to Starport

Best Game

  • Urban Shadows
  • Ten Candles
  • Dragon Age Core Rulebook
  • Degenesis
  • Feng Shui 2 Core Rulebook

Best Miniature Product

  • WGC Hydra Brush Set
  • Frostgrave
  • Gaming Paper Mega Dungeon 3 – Sewers
  • Pathfinder Battles – The Rusty Dragon Inn: Bar
  • Death & Taxes Collector’s Set

Best Monster/Adversary

  • Baby Bestiary Handbook Vol 1
  • Pathfinder RPG: Bestiary 5
  • Aventyr Bestiary
  • Colonial Gothic: Lovecraft
  • Larger Than Life: Savage Worlds Edition

Best Podcast

  • Ken and Robin Talk About Stuff
  • The RPG Academy
  • Total Party Thrill: RPG Advice From Our Table to Yours
  • The Misdirected Mark Podcast
  • Role Playing Public Radio

Best Production Values

  • Degenesis
  • Numenera Boxed Set Edition: Reliquary
  • Death & Taxes Collector’s Set
  • Cthulhu Britannica London
  • Lone Wolf

Best RPG Related Product

  • Don’t Turn Your Back
  • Epic Treasure Coins
  • Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Wrath of the Righteous
  • Focal Point: The Complete Game Master’s Guide to Running Extraordinary Sessions
  • Ken Writes About Stuff Volume 3

Best Rules

  • Feng Shui 2 Core Rulebook
  • Urban Shadows
  • Ten Candles
  • Lone Wolf
  • War of Ashes: Fate of Agaptus

Best Setting

  • Fragged Empire Roleplaying Game
  • Feng Shui 2 Core Rulebook
  • Degenesis
  • Warrior Princesses Realms of Everafter
  • Southlands Campaign Setting

Best Software

  • Roll20
  • Storium, the online storytelling game
  • Hero Lab for D&D 5th Edition on Windows, Mac, and iPad
  • Syrinscape Dragon’s Demand SoundPack
  • Tabletop Audio – Ambient Audio and Music for Tabletop Games

Best Supplement

  • The Dresden Files RPG Vol. 3: The Paranet Papers
  • Encylcopedia of Impossible Things
  • The Dracula Dossier: Hawkins Papers
  • Pathfinder RPG: Ultimate Intrigue
  • Delta Green: Agent’s Handbook

Best Website

  • See Page XX: The Pelgrane Press Webzine
  • Adventureaweek.com
  • Gnome Stew – The Gaming Blog
  • Tribality Website – D&D 5th Edition Resource Melvin Smif’s Geekery

Best Writing

  • Maze of the Blue Medusa
  • The Dracula Dossier: Director’s Handbook
  • Delta Green: Agent’s Handbook
  • The Dresden Files RPG Vol. 3: The Paranet Papers
  • Snow White

Product of the Year

  • Degenesis
  • Maze of the Blue Medusa
  • Snow White
  • Ten Candles
  • Urban Shadows
  • Feng Shui 2 Core Rulebook
  • War of Ashes: Fate of Agaptus
  • Dracula Dossier
  • Curse of Strahd
  • Dragon Age Core Rulebook

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ENnie Awards Announced

The ENnie Awards honor the best in Role-playing publishing. The awards were presented at Gen Con on July 31. The judges for the 2016 were announced as Jakub Nowosad, Kayra KeriKupcu, Kiel Cheiner, Kurt Wiegel, and Stacy Muth.

Judges’ Spotlight Winners:

  • Dragons in the Stacks: A Teen Librarian’s Guide to Tabletop Role-Playing, by Annah Madrinan
  • Wicked Lies and Alibis, by Stacy Muth
  • Posthuman Pathways, by Jakub Nowosad
  • Firefly Echoes of War: Thrillin’ Heroics, by Kayra Keri Küpçü
  • East Texas University, by Kurt Wiegel
  • Best Adventure: Horror on the Orient Express
  • Best Aid/Accessory: D&D Dungeon Master’s Screen
  • Best Art, Cover: Rise of Tiamat
  • Best Art, Interior: D&D Monster Manual
  • Best Blog: ConTessa – Tabletop gaming by women for everyone!
  • Best Cartography: Ninth World Guidebook
  • Best Electronic Book: Basic Rules for D&D
  • Best Family Game: D&D Starter Set
  • Best Free Product: Basic Rules for D&D
  • Best Game: D&D Player’s Handbook
  • Best Miniature Product: D&D Icons of the Realms: Elemental Evil Boosters
  • Best Monster/Adversary: D&D Monster Manual
  • Best Podcast: Ken and Robin Talk About Stuff
  • Best Production Values: D&D Starter Set
  • Best RPG Related Product:Designers & Dragons: A History of the Roleplaying Game Industry
  • Best Rules: D&D Player’s Handbook
  • Best Setting: A Red & Pleasant Land
  • Best Software: Roll20
  • Best Supplement: D&D Dungeon Master’s Guide
  • Best Website: The Escapist
  • Best Writing: A Red & Pleasant Land
  • Product of the Year: D&D Player’s Handbook
  • Fan’s Choice for Publisher of the Year: Wizards of the Coast.

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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. Voting runs from July 4-14.

Judges’ Spotlight Winners

  • Dragons in the Stacks: A Teen Librarian’s Guide to Tabletop Role-Playing, by Annah Madrinan
  • Wicked Lies and Alibis, by Stacy Muth
  • Posthuman Pathways, by Jakub Nowosad
  • Firefly Echoes of War: Thrillin’ Heroics, by Kayra Keri Küpçü
  • East Texas University, by Kurt Wiegel

Best Adventure

  • Cake Walk
  • East Texas University: Degrees of Horror
  • Horror on the Orient Express
  • Hoard of the Dragon Queen
  • A Red & Pleasant Land

Best Aid/Accessory

  • DungeonMorph Dice: Explorer Set
  • D&D Dungeon Master’s Screen
  • Syrinscape’s Rise of the Runelords Mega SoundPack
  • Black-green Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition RPG Dice Set
  • Pathfinder Cards: Deluxe Harrow Deck

Best Art, Cover

  • Iron Kingdoms Full Metal Fantasy Monsternomicon
  • MUTANT: Year Zero – The Roleplaying Game
  • Freeport: The City of Adventure for the Pathfinder RPG
  • Achtung! Cthulhu: Terrors of the Secret War
  • Rise of Tiamat

Best Art, Interior

  • D&D Monster Manual
  • Interface Zero 2.0: Full Metal Cyberpunk
  • Trail of Cthulhu: Dreamhounds of Paris
  • The Strange
  • Iron Kingdoms Unleashed Core Rules Hardcover

Best Blog

  • ConTessa – Tabletop gaming by women for everyone!
  • DMDavid Blog
  • Gnome Stew
  • House Rule Gaming
  • NERD TREK

Best Cartography

  • MUTANT: Year Zero – The Roleplaying Game
  • The Guide to Glorantha
  • Distant Outposts Deluxe Poster Map Set
  • Horror on the Orient Express
  • Ninth World Guidebook

Best Electronic Book

  • Dragon Age Core RuleBook
  • Basic Rules for D&D
  • Ken Writes About Stuff Volume 2
  • Cake Walk
  • Valiant Universe RPG Digital Initiative

Best Family Game

  • Atomic Robo: The Roleplaying Game
  • D&D Starter Set
  • Infestation, An RPG of Bugs and Heroes
  • Doctor Who: Adventures in Time and Space – Limited Edition Anniversary Rulebook
  • Adventure Maximus RPG Starter Set

Best Free Product

  • Valiant RPG Digital Initiative
  • Basic Rules for D&D
  • Doctor Who: Adventures in Time and Space – Arrowdown
  • 13th Age: The Archmage’s Orrery
  • East Texas University: Redneckromancer

Best Game

  • D&D Player’s Handbook
  • The Strange
  • Firefly Roleplaying Game
  • MUTANT: Year Zero – The Roleplaying Game
  • Atomic Robo: The Roleplaying Game

Best Miniature Product

  • Gen Con Adventurer’s Tavern – Painted
  • D&D Icons of the Realms: Elemental Evil Boosters
  • Fantasy Pirate Goblin Lieutnant 28mm Miniature
  • Pathfinder Pawns: Inner Sea Pawn Box
  • Iron Kingdoms Unleashed Roleplaying Game Adventure Kit

Best Monster/Adversary

  • D&D Monster Manual
  • 13th Age Bestiary
  • The Strange Bestiary
  • Iron Kingdoms Full Metal Fantasy Monsternomicon
  • Achtung! Cthulhu: Terrors of the Secret War

Best Podcast

  • Ken and Robin Talk About Stuff
  • Miskatonic University Podcast
  • Translating the Strange
  • NPC Cast
  • Grim Dark Podcast

Best Production Values

  • Horror on the Orient Express
  • D&D Starter Set
  • The Guide to Glorantha
  • Iron Kingdoms Unleashed Roleplaying Game Adventure Kit
  • Shadowrun: Runner’s Toolkit: Alphaware

Best RPG Related Product

  • Designers & Dragons: A History of the Roleplaying Game Industry
  • Chicks Dig Gaming: A Celebration of All Things Gaming by the Women Who Love It
  • Shadowrun: Crossfire
  • Temple of Elemental Evil
  • Doctor Who: The Card Game 2nd Edition

Best Rules

  • D&D Player’s Handbook
  • MUTANT: Year Zero – The Roleplaying Game
  • Mindjammer – The Roleplaying Game (Transhuman Science-Fiction Adventure in the Second Age of Space)
  • At the Hands of an Angry God
  • Monster of the Week

Best Setting

  • The Strange
  • The Guide to Glorantha
  • MUTANT: Year Zero – The Roleplaying Game
  • A Red & Pleasant Land
  • Trail of Cthulhu: Dreamhounds of Paris

Best Software

  • Roll20
  • D&D Complete Core Monster Pack for Fantasy Grounds
  • Hero Lab
  • Syrinscape’s Rise of the Runelords Mega SoundPack
  • Eclipse Phase: Singularity Character Generator

Best Supplement

  • D&D Dungeon Master’s Guide
  • Pathfinder RPG: Pathfinder Unchained
  • Savage Worlds Science Fiction Companion
  • Doctor Who – The Fourth Doctor Sourcebook
  • Shadowrun: Run Faster

Best Website

  • Tabletop Audio
  • Adventureaweek
  • Age of Ravens
  • The Escapist
  • The Illuminerdy

Best Writing

  • Ken Writes About Stuff Volume 2
  • D&D Player’s Handbook
  • The Strange
  • A Red & Pleasant Land
  • Designers & Dragons: A History of the Roleplaying Game Industry

Product of the Year

  • MUTANT: Year Zero – The Roleplaying Game
  • The Strange
  • Horror on the Orient Express
  • A Red & Pleasant Land
  • The Guide to Glorantha
  • D&D Player’s Handbook
  • Iron Kingdoms Unleashed Core Rules Hardcover
  • Designers & Dragons: A History of the Roleplaying Game Industry
  • Firefly Roleplaying Game
  • Mindjammer – The Roleplaying Game (Transhuman Science-Fiction Adventure in the Second Age of Space)

Edited to remove <Mass Effect, which was dropped from Electronic Book, Free Product, and Product of the Year categories, and replace it with new nominees.
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ENnie Winners

The ENnie Awards were presented at GenCon on August 15. Founded in 2001, the awards honor the best in Role-playing publishing.

  • Best Adventure: Trail of Cthulhu: Eternal Lies
  • Best Aid/Accessory: Numenera Creature Deck
  • Best Art, Cover: Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Mythic Adventures
  • Best Art, Interior: Pathfinder Campaign Setting: Inner Sea Gods
  • Best Blog: Gnome Stew
  • Best Cartography: Pathfinder Campaign Setting: Wrath of the RIghteous Poster Map FOlio
  • Best Electronic Book: Player’s Guide to Emerald City
  • Best Family Game: Fate Accelerated Edition
  • Best Free Product: Fate Accelerated Edition
  • Best Game: Fate Core System
  • Best Miniature Product: Pathfinder Battles: Wrath of the Righteous
  • Best Monster/Adversary: Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Bestiary 4
  • Best Podcast: Ken and Robin Talk About Stuff
  • Best Production Values: Numenera Corebook
  • Best RPG Related Product: Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Rise of the Runelords Base Set
  • Best Rules: Fate Core System
  • Best Setting: Numenera Corebook
  • Best Software: Roll20
  • Best Supplement: Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Ultimate Campaign
  • Best Website: RPG Geek
  • Best Writing: Numenera Corebook
  • Product of the Year: Numenera Corebook
  • Judges’ Spotlight Winners: Hooper, Hobomancer Companion; Kayra Keri Kupcu, Deep Magic; Stacy Muth, Rocket Age RGP; Jakub Nowosad, The Demolished Ones; Kurt Wiegel, Weird Wars Rome

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