Origins Awards happen

That alone strikes me as news at this point. Moreover, they happened strictly via in-person vote at the show, and this seems to have produced sensible results all while not falling over or catching fire. Kudos! Highlights include the accepter of Paizo’s periodical award for Dragon Magazine thanking WotC for giving them the sympathy vote. Check it out.
[Edit: winners (and as much nominee info as we could find) also copied below]

Origins Awards 2007 (33rd Annual Ceremony) results

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)
WINNER: 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)
WINNER: Hordes: Primal (Privateer Press)

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)
WINNER: Colossal Red Dragon (Wizards of the Coast)

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)
WINNER: Munchkin Impossible (Steve Jackson 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)
WINNER: Pirates: Davy Jones’ Curse (WizKids)

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)
WINNER: 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)
WINNER: Dungeon Magazine (Paizo Publishing)

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)
WINNER: Dragon Magazine (Paizo Publishing)

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)
WINNER: Burning Empires (Burning Wheel)

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)
WINNER: Deadlands Reloaded (Pinnacle/Great White Games)

Origins Vanguard Awards
WINNERS: Pieces of Eight (Atlas Games)
Harpoon 3 Advanced Naval Warfare (Matrix Games)

Historical Miniatures Game of the Year
WINNER: Vlad the Impaler

Historical Miniatures Line of the Year
WINNER: 40mm American Civil War line

Historical Board Game of the Year
WINNER: Command & Colors Ancients (GMT Games)

Origins Hall of Fame Inductees
Jonathan Tweet
Alan R. Moon
Pendragon: The Role-Playing Game of Arthurian Britain
Napoleon’s Battles

Play by Mail/Email Game of the Year
WINNER: Starweb (Flying Buffalo)


  1. I am sitting at the columbus airport using my phone to add this comment…it’s 10:30am…i was up until 4am recording a podcast w/ Ken Hite, Fred Hicks, and Paul Tevis…and I am so not wearing shades. I think perhaps the most awesome thing about the awards presentation was Luke Crane not only winning…but he wasn’t able to accept his own award: because he was off running a game. Hell yes.

    More when I dont feel like I am going to die.

  2. Any unique reactions when both Dragon and Dungeon won for best publications?

  3. Little more on Origins:

    I got a chance to look through Catalyst Game Labs first big product, and it is pretty darn awesome. I have been following Battletech since I was a teenager, and there hasn’t yet been a better box set. 24 detailed, fully assembled plastic mechs, clear concise starter rules, ok-ish maps, and a full on intro guide to the BT Universe, and a board game quality box. They were smart and laid the box out so you could pretty much shelve if from any angle, from face-out, spine, or top. $40. They had a few shipped over as samples from the printers to promo here at Origins. Sounds like a late August release, just post Gencon to take advantage of the buzz.

    I full-on plan stocking this one and putting a copy near where we stock Risk and Axis and Allies. It really could be considered one of those awesome “Father and Son first wargames.”

    Anywho, I was excited, and just thought I would throw it out there.
    Here are some pics,,,

  4. Taurren: There was a big reaction when Dragon won, but then the Dungeon win right after it was just a quick “Thanks again” by the winner.

  5. Dave T. Game: I can’t remember if someone was joking or if this actually happened, but Didn’t Piazo thank WoTC for the making the awards possible as a consolation prize? That may have been a joke over dinner though.

    Allan: These guys formed a new imprint and are not f’ing around with Shadowrun or CBT. They know they still own some big properties and they are treating them with some respect. The OPs Guy told me something that blew me away. 4th ed. Shadowrun, even with the long periods of it being out of stock etc has sold 28,000 copies, and is going into it’s 5th printing. Ho damn, ka ching!

  6. The exact quote that I wrote down from the acceptance speech was “Thank you to Wizards of the Coast for giving us the sympathy vote.” And when the award was announced, someone in the audience shouted “Long live Dragon!” Those were both when the award to Dragon was given out, there was no such fun when they won the award for Dungeon right afterwards.

  7. I am taking executive privilege, and pimping the show Fred Hicks (Evil Hat Production), Paul Tevis (Have Games WIll Travel), Ken Hite (Luminary), and Myself (Jackass) recorded at around 2am Sunday morning after 6-8 bottles of wine and the Origins Awards.

    You can find it in all it’s glory here:


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