Baen Fantasy Adventure Award

Baen Books, in conjunction with Gen Con, is running the Baen Fantasy Adventure Award. The 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 submission period is January 22 through April 30, 2018. The contest will be judged by the Baen editors. 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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Baen Fantasy Award

The winners of the Baen Fantasy Adventure Award were announced at Gen Con. The winner’s work will be published on the Baen website with the winner receiving professional pay and a selection of Baen Books.

  • Grand prize: “The Blue Widow,” by J.P. Sullivan
  • First runner-up: “Dust of the Fallen,” by Barbara Doran
  • Second runner-up: “And Not Go Hungry,” by Laurie Tom

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Ennie Award Winners

The ENnie Awards honor the best in Role-playing publishing. The awards were presented at Gen Con on August 18. The judges for the 2017 were Jakub Nowosad, Kayra Keri Küpçü, Reece Carter, Kurt Wiegel, and Stacy Muth.

Judges’ Spotlight Winners

  • Rippers Resurrected, selected by Stacy Muth
  • The Ninja Crusade 2e, selected by Jakub Nowosad
  • Tales from the yawning Portal, selected by Kayra Keri Küpçü
  • Coriolis – The Third Horizon, selected by Kurt Wiegel
  • Broodmother Skyfortress, selected by Reece Carter

ENnie Awards

  • Best Adventure: Blood in the Chocolate
  • Best Aid/Accessory: Call of Cthulhu – Keeper’s Screen Pack
  • Best Art, Cover: Call of Cthulhu – Invesitgator Handbook
  • Best Art, Interior: Tales from the Loop – Roleplaying in the ’80s That Never Was
  • Best Blog: Gnome Stew: The Gaming Blog
  • Best Cartography: 7th Sea: Map of Théah
  • Best Electronic Book: The Things We Leave Behind
  • Best Family Game: Bubblegumshoe
  • Best Free Product: 7th Sea: Basic Rules
  • Best Game: Tales from the Loop – Roleplaying in the ’80s That Never Was
  • Best Miniature Product: chtung! Cthulhu Skirmish: Servitors of Nyarlathotep
  • Best Monster/Adversary: S. Petersen’s Field Guide to Lovecraftian Horrors
  • Best Podcast: Ken and Robin Talk About Stuff
  • Best Production Values: Call of Cthulhu – 7th Edition Slipcase Set
  • Best RPG Related Product: all of Cthulhu: The Coloring Book
  • Best Rules: 7th Sea: Core Rulebook
  • Best Setting: Tales from the Loop – Roleplaying in the ’80s That Never Was
  • Best Supplement: Pulp Cthulhu
  • Best Website: Tabletop Audio
  • Best Writing: Tales from the Loop – Roleplaying in the ’80s That Never Was
  • Product of the Year: Tales from the Loop – Roleplaying in the ’80s That Never Was
  • Fan Choice for Best Publisher: Wizards of the Coast

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Diana Jones Winner

The Diana Jones committee announced Gen Con as the recipient of its 2016 award for Excellence in Gaming on August 3, 2016. The Diana Jones Award has been presented annually since 2001. It takes its name from a destroyed copy of the Indiana Jones Role Playing Game.
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Diana Jones Nominees

The Diana Jones committee has announced the shortlist for its 2017 award for Excellence in Gaming, to be presented in Indianapolis on August 16, 2016. The Diana Jones Award has been presented annually since 2001. It takes its name from a destroyed copy of the Indiana Jones Role Playing Game.

  • The Beast, a card game by Aleksandra Sontowska and Kamil Węgrzynowicz
  • End of the Line, a LARP by Bjarke Pedersen, Juhana Pettersson, and Martin Elricsson
  • Gen Con, a games convention
  • Gloomhaven, a board game by Isaac Chidress
  • The Romance Trilogy, RPGs by Emily Care Boss
  • Terraforming Mars, a board game by Jacob Fryxelius

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Baen Fantasy Award

Baen Books, in conjunction with Gen Con, is running the Baen Fantasy Adventure Award. The 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 submission period is January 15 through April 1, 2017. 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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Baen Fantasy Award Winner

The winners of the Baen Fantasy Adventure Award were announced at Gen Con. The winner’s work will be published on the Baen website with the winner receiving professional pay and a selection of Baen Books.

  • Grand Price: “The Lavender Paladin,” by Shawn Snider
  • First Runner-Up: “Gunfight at the Thornmount Colossus,” by Anthony Lowe
  • Second Runner-Up: “Watching the Door,” by Joel and F. I. Goldhaber

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Diana Jones Award Winner

The Diana Jones committee announced Eric M. Lang as the recipient of its 2016 award for Excellence in Gaming on August 3, 2016. The Diana Jones Award has been presented annually since 2001. It takes its name from a destroyed copy of the Indiana Jones Role Playing Game.
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Diana Jones Nominees

The Diana Jones committee has announced the shortlist for its 2016 award for Excellence in Gaming, to be presented at the Cadillac Ranch in Indianapolis on August 3, 2016. The Diana Jones Award has been presented annually since 2001. It takes its name from a destroyed copy of the Indiana Jones Role Playing Game.

  • ConTessa, an organization
  • Eric M. Lang, a game designer
  • Fall of Magic, a story-game by Ross Cowman
  • Larpwriter Summer School, a course organized by Fantasiförbundet and Post
  • Pandemic Legacy, a board-game by Rob Daviau and Matt Leacock

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Baen Fantasy Award Winner

The winners of the Baen Fantasy Adventure Award were announced at Gen Con. The winner’s work will be published on the Baen website with the winner receiving professional pay and a selection of Baen Books.

  • Grand Price: “Kiss from a Queen,” by Jeff Provine
  • First Runner-Up: “Trappists,” by Katherine Monasterio
  • Second Runner-Up: “Shell Game,” by Joseph L. Kellogg

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