As is the way of such things, the 37th Annual Origins Award winners were announced this weekend at the Origins Game Fair in Columbus, OH. As many roleplayers expected, Evil Hat’s Dresden Files RPG did very well this year, winning both Best RPG and Best RPG Supplement. Wizards of the Coast’s Castle Ravenloft took the prize as Best Board Game, while Back to the Future: The Card Game from Looney Labs won the Best Traditional Card Game category, and Zombie Dice by Steve Jackson Games won Best Family, Party or Children’s Game. Click through to the full list of winners below for more details.
Archive for June, 2011
At long last, we’ve posted our two interviews from KublaCon 2011. Now you can listen to each Gaming News Update episode in glorious… um, audio. First up is Jason Bulmahn of Paizo Publishing – the master of Pathfinder tells us all about the newly-released Ultimate Magic, the upcoming Ultimate Combat, and mentions other projects, including the recently announced Pathfinder prepainted miniatures from WizKids.
Next, you’d better get pumped up for Free RPG Day, because the fifth anniversary of the event is tomorrow! To that end, Aldo Ghiozzi of Impressions and Free RPG Day tells us about this year’s goodies, the best ways to support and enjoy the event, and a tie-in with this year’s Origins Game Fair (next week!).
Be sure to visit OgreCave’s Facebook page to check out our KublaCon image gallery. While you’re there, become a fan – we’ll be giving away a few prizes this summer, but if you’re not a fan, you get nuthin’.
The nominees for this year’s Diana Jones Award have been announced, and there’s some heavy hitters in competition this time. In no particular order (other than that given on the press release), the nominated games are:
- The Catacombs board game (Sands of Time Games)
- The Dresden Files Roleplaying Game (Evil Hat Productions)
- Escape from the Aliens in Outer Space board game (Cranio Creations)
- Fiasco (Bully Pulpit Games)
- FreeMarket (Luke Crane and Jared Sorensen)
The winner will be announced the night before Gen Con, as always, and will join the exclusive club of past winners, which includes the roleplaying games Nobilis and My Life With Master, the Ticket to Ride board game, the card game Dominion, and industry figures such as Peter Adkison, among others. (See below for the full press release)