Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Origins Nominations

Ah, the Origins Nominations are making their way through the Internet this morning. I'm very pleased to that a) it is a strong year for design and writing, b) I have a lot of friends up for awards, and c) I've actually got something that I wrote in the list (well, 1% of something - Hobby Games: The 100 Best).

Miniature Or Miniatures Line
Skarrd Raze #2 by Dark Age Games
George R.R. Martin Masterworks - Premium Miniature Line by Dark Sword Miniatures, Inc.
Titanius Fury by Dragonfire Laser Crafts Inc.
Bronzeback Titan, HORDES: Evolution Miniatures Line by Privateer Press
Dark Heaven Legends Fantasy Miniatures by Reaper Miniatures

Miniatures Rules
Classic Battletech Published by Catalyst GameLabs, Created by Jordan Weisman, Edited by Michelle Lyons, Diane Piron-Gelman
Saganami Island Tactical Simulator, Second Edition Published by Ad Astra Games, Created by Ken Burnside and Thomas Pope
Forces of WARMACHINE: Pirates of the Broken Coast, Published by Privateer Press, Created by Brian Snoddy and Matt Wilson
AT-43, Published by Rackham, Created by Arnaud Cuidet, Jean-Baptiste Lullien, Nicolas Raoult, and Jerome Rigal
Song of Blades and Heroes, Published by Andrea Sfiligoi, Created by Andrea Sfiligoi

Publication, Fiction
Astounding Hero Tales, Published by Hero Games, Edited by James Lowder
Dragons of the Highlord Skies, Published by Wizards of the Coast, Written by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman
Frontier Cthulhu, Published by Chaosium, Edited by William Jones
The Orc King, Published by Wizards of the Coast, Written by R.A. Salvatore
The Time Curse, Published by Margaret Weis Productions, Written by James M. Ward

Publication, Non-fiction
40 Years of Gen Con, Published by Atlas Games, Written by Robin D. Laws
Confessions of a Part-Time Sorceress: A Girl’s Guide to the Dungeons & Dragons Game, Published by Wizards of the Coast, Written by Shelly Mazzanoble
Grand History of the Realms, Published by Wizards of the Coast, Written by Brian R. James and Ed Greenwood
Hobby Games: The 100 Best, Published by Green Ronin, Edited by James Lowder
No Quarter Magazine Published by Privateer Press, Nathan Letsinger, editor-in-chief; Eric Cagle, editor; Josh Manderville, art

Roleplaying Game
Grimm, Published by Fantasy Flight Games, Written by Robert Vaughn and Christian T. Petersen
The Savage World of Solomon Kane, Published by Great White Games/Pinnacle Entertainment Group, Written by Paul “Wiggy” Wade-Williams (with Shane Lacy Hensley)
CthulhuTech, Published by Mongoose Publishing, Written by Matthew Grau and Fraser McKay
Battlestar Galactica, Published by Margaret Weis Productions, Written by Jamie Chambers
Faery’s Tale Deluxe, Published by Firefly Games, Written by Patrick Sweeney, Sandy Antunes, Christina Stiles, and Robin D. Laws
Aces & Eights, Published by Kenzer & Co., Written by Jolly R. Blackburn, Brian Jelke, Steve Johansson, Dave Kenzer,
Jennifer Kenzer and Mark Plemmons

Roleplaying Game Supplement
Legend of the Five Rings: Emerald Empire
Published by Alderac Entertainment Group, Written by Shawn Carman, Richard Farrese, Douglas Sun and Brian Yoon
Pirate’s Guide to Freeport, Published by Green Ronin, Written by Chris Pramas, Robert J. Schwalb, and Patrick O’Duffy
Delta Green: Eyes Only, Published by Pagan Publishing, Written by Dennis Detwiller, Adam Scott Glancy and Shane Ivey
Pathfinder: Rise of the Runelords, Published by Paizo Publishing, Edited by James Jacobs, Art by Wayne Reynolds
Ruins of the Wild: Dungeon Tiles 4, Published by Wizards of the Coast, Written by Bruce R. Cordell
Codex Arcanis, Published by Paradigm Concepts, Written by Team Paradigm

Game Support
Dungeon Life: Bendy Walls Published by by Z-Man Publishing
Gamemastery Flip Mat: Tavern, Published by Paizo Publishing
Crystalline Counters, Published by Three Sages Games
Hollow Earth Expedition GM Screen, Published by Exile Game Studio
Dr. Wizard’s Patented Elevation Indicator, Published by Stratus Artworks
Call Of Cthulhu Dice Set Published by Q-Workshop

Collectible Card Game
Bleach Published by Score Entertainment&nb sp;Aik Tongtharadol (lead designer), William Harper (rules editor)
Legend of the Five RingsPublished by Alderac Entertainment Group, Mark Wootton (lead designer), Charles Urbach (cover artist)
The Spoils, by Tenacious Games, Inc., Josh Lytle (lead designer), Patrick Meehan (lead artist)

Board Game Or Expansion
Pillars of the Earth, Published by Mayfair Games, Created by Michael Rieneck and Stefan Stadler
Kingsburg, Published by Elfin Werks, Created by Andrea Chiarvesio and Luca Iennaco
StarCraft: The Board Game, Published by Fantasy Flight Games, Created by Corey Konieczka and Christian Petersen
Last Night on Earth, The Zombie Game Published by Flying Frog Productions, Created by Jason Hill
Battue: Storm of the Horse Lords Published by Red Juggernaut Created by Jim Long

Traditional Card Game
Lifeboat Published by Gorilla Games, Created by Jeff Siadek
Cutthroat Caverns Published by Smirk and Dagger Games, Created by Curt Covert and Justin Brunetto
Bankruptcy Published by Tangent Games, Created by Geoff Habiger and Coy Kissee
Zombie Fluxx, Published by Looney Labs, Created by Andrew Looney
Infernal Contraption Published by Privateer Press, Created by Matt Wilson, Jason Soles, Kevin Clark, Erik Breidenstein
Race for the Galaxy Published by Rio Grande Games, Created by Thomas Lehmann

Hmmm, is it possible to split a trophy 100 ways?

More later,