Origins Awards nominees announced for 2007

Though underannounced and hard to find (as usual), the 2007 Origins Awards top nominees are decided. ‘Tis an interesting batch this year, with many expected titles (Ptolus was a no-brainer), and some surprises as well (Shear Panic? Really? Huh). The list also contains a few endangered or extinct products, such as Paizo’s Dragon Magazine and the defunct MSM publication Games Quarterly Magazine. Click below for the full list of nominees.

Board Game or Expansion of the Year
BattleLore (Days of Wonder)
Hey! That’s My Fish (Mayfair Games)
Oshi (WizKids, Inc.)
Shear Panic (Mayfair Games)
Treehouse (Looney Labs)

Miniatures Game or Expansion of the Year
Dreamblade Game Mat (Gale Force 9)
Dreamblade: Rules (Wizards of the Coast)
Heavy Gear Blitz: Rules (Dream Pod 9)
Hordes: Primal (Privateer Press)
Rezolution: Shadow War (Aberant)

Miniature or Miniatures Line of the Year
Colossal Red Dragon (Wizards of the Coast)
Hordes: Monstrous Miniatures Combat (Privateer Press)
Easley Dragon (Dark Sword)
Ptolus: Minotaur Priest (Paizo Publishing)
Rezolution: Shadow War (Aberant)

Non-Collectable Card Game or Expansion of the Year
Cowpoker (Steve Jackson Games)
High School Drama (Shifting Skies)
Knights of Charlemagne (Playroom Entertainment)
Munchkin Impossible (Steve Jackson Games)
Treasures & Traps (Studio 9 Games)

CCG or Expansion of the Year
Anachronism (TriKing Games)
Magic the Gathering: Time Spiral (Wizards of the Coast)
Pirates: Davy Jones’ Curse (WizKids)
The Spoils (Tenacious Games)
UFS (Sabertooth Games)
World of Warcraft (Upper Deck)

Game Accessory of the Year
Campaign Cartographer (ProFantasy Software)
Dungeon Tiles I (Wizards of the Coast)
GameMastery Combat Pad (Paizo/Open Mind Games)
Hero Lab (Lone Wolf Development)
Settlers of Catan Event Deck (Mayfair Games)

Fiction Publication of the Year
Horus Heresy: Horus Rising (Black Library/Games Workshop)
Horus Heresy: False Gods (Black Library/Games Workshop)
A Practical Guide to Dragons (Wizards of the Coast)
Dungeon Magazine (Paizo Publishing)
Three Shades of Night (White Wolf)

Non-Fiction Publication of the Year
The Art of Warhammer 40,000 (Black Library/Games Workshop)
Art of Dragon (Paizo Publishing)
Dragon Magazine (Paizo Publishing)
Games Quarterly Magazine (Matthew Simmons Markeitng)
No Quarter (Privateer Press)

Roleplaying Game of the Year
Burning Empires (Burning Wheel)
Exalted, 2nd Edition (White Wolf)
Faery’s Tale (Firefly Games)
Hollow Earth Expedition (Exile Game Studio)
RuneQuest (Mongoose Publishing)

Roleplaying Game Supplement of the Year
Deadlands Reloaded (Pinnacle/Great White Games)
GURPS Bio-Tech (Steve Jackson Games)
Out in the Black (Margaret Weis Productions)
Ptolus (Sword & Sorcery)
Tome of Battle: Book of Nine Swords (Wizards of the Coast)


  1. Maybe with the new voting structure (only attendees at Origins ’07 get a vote, if I remember correctly), Steve Jackson Games won’t be able to flood the ballot box with votes for yet another Munchkin title.

  2. Kinda random list. Some stuff on there that’s spot on, a lot that’s huh? Woo dreamblade mat! I mean it’s nifty but it shouldn’t be there.

  3. @WilliamG:

    Hah! The conspiracy isn’t foiled that easily. We will round up the ignorant peasant masses and arrange transportation to Origins so they can dutifully vote for five more years of Munchkinism.

    Look for the MIB ‘guarding’ the ballot boxes on election day… fnord.

  4. Arguably the best set of nominations in a long time and actually representative of the gaming hobby at the moment. After last year’s dross this is a breath of fresh air.

    As to the RPG list — as a friend said, “Well, I can definitely say that RuneQuest is the least deserving title there, and I’m a RuneQuest fan.”

  5. I would not say this list is a breath of fresh air, more like a less stinky fart. The update for historicals was atrocious, command and colors ancients? Cheap components and stickers you had to put on yourself gets nominated? Someone looked at their gaming shelf when they made this list. The RPG’s are the strongest category the rest is a lame joke.

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