This year’s ENnies Awards are now open for voting! Below are my picks (second place entries in parentheses) and some commentary.
- Best Cover Art – Rogue Trader Core Rulebook (Eclipse Phase)
This year, I think the Sci-Fi settings had the best cover art, hands down.
- Best Interior Art – Rogue Trader Core Rulebook (Warhammer FRPG)
The dark gritty art of the Warhammer universe continues its legacy of powerful imagery.
- Best Cartography – Pathfinder City Map Folio (Aces & Eights: Judas Crossing)
I want big poster sized maps of Golarion. Paizo has some excellent cartographers.
- Best Writing – Kerberos Club (Fantasy Craft)
I have a really big soft spot for Victorian fantasy…
- Best Production Values – Pathfinder Core Rulebook (Eclipse Phase)
PFRPG is really top notch work, which seems to be a hallmark of Paizo products.
- Best Rules – Hero 6th
I’m a huge fan of crunch, and it doesn’t get more crunchy than Hero.
- Best Adventure – Pathfinder AP #31: Stolen Land (The Grinding Gear)
Both of these are old school style adventures. Kingmaker marks the first sandbox style Adventure Path.
- Best Monster/Adversary – Pathfinder: Classic Horrors Revisited (Pathfinder Bestiary)
When it comes to baddies, the classic horrors don’t disappoint.
- Best Setting – Kerberos Club (Gobling Markets)
Remember that soft spot for Victorian fantasy?
- Best Supplement – Rebellion Era Campaign Guide (Mysteries of Hollow Earth)
The Star Wars SAGA went out with a bang when they released the sourcebook for the classic trilogy.
- Best Aid or Accessory – Campaign Coins (Gaming Paper)
I covet those coins, don’t know what I’d really do with them, but they’re shiny!
- Best Miniature Product – Alkemy Minis (Fortress of Redemption)
The Alkemy minis have some excellent sculpts.
- Best Regalia – Grind (Buried Tales of Pine Box, Texas)
A board game of steam-powered destruction!
- Best Electronic Book – Shambles (The Great City Player’s Guide)
It’s about time a game embraced being the zombie!
- Best Free Product – Wayfinder #1 (Advanced Players Guide Playtest)
Wayfinder is an excellent magazine made by PFRPG fans.
- Best Website – d20PFSRD.com (Pathfinder Wiki)
These sites have been essential for my PFRPG gaming needs.
- Best Podcast – NewbieDM (Open Design)
I think Newbie has a great format with his short mini-casts.
- Best Blog – Kobold Quarterly (NewbieDM)
KQ churns out a lot content, that I’ve actually used.
- Best Game – Pathfinder (Hero 6th)
I think the combination of solid rules and great fan support from Paizo make PFRPG the best game.
- Product of the Year – Pathfinder (Eclipse Phase)
I’ve said enough about PFRPG, but Eclipse Phase is a close second because of how they published their rules.
- Best Publisher – Paizo (Pinnacle Entertainment Group)
Paizo has captured many a fan’s heart through their dedication to their player base.
Congratulations to all the nominees and good luck in the voting.