Yep, its ENnies time
. Time time to vote from every McDonalds or library within driving distance. Wait, that's what they do in Chicago or something.
Here's The Tavern's Picks:
Best AdventureBlood in the Chocolate (Lamentations of the Flame Princess) - its actually a damn good adventure that your PCs might survive.Best Aid/AccessoryKobold Guide to Plots & Campaigns (Kobold Press) - Kobold Press - need I say more?Best Art, CoverWGAFBest Art, InteriorBaby Bestiary Handbook Vol 2 (Metal Weave Games) - amazing art - simply one of the best.S. Petersen’s Field Guide to Lovecraftian Horrors (Chaosium) - also excellentBest BlogGnome Stew: The Gaming Blog - To be honest, I never heard of the other four...Best CartographyThe Cursed Chateau (Lamentations of the Flame Princess) - It is an OSR pick. We gotta represent.Best Electronic BookHubris: A World of Visceral Adventure (DIY RPG Productions) - Stuffed full of inspiration. Savor the reading, as it is a five course meal and then some.Best Family GameEh...
Best Free ProductWhat, no SWL?
Best GameNot my bag, manBest Miniature ProductNope
Best Monster/AdversaryS. Petersen’s Field Guide to Lovecraftian Horrors (Chaosium) - Simply on of the best. TimelessVeins of the Earth (Lamentations of the Flame Princess) - 66 fucking Euros? Holy shit! No wonder I hadn't heard of it before.
Best PodcastSpellburn - Excellent podcast and unscripted. Can't say the same about others
Best Production ValuesCall of Cthulhu – 7th Edition Slipcase Set (Chaosium) - a beauty to behold - it does justice and more for CoCBaby Bestiary, Collector’s Edition (Metal Weave Games) - you need to see it to believe it
Best RPG Related ProductCall of Cthulhu: The Coloring Book (Chaosium) - I haven't seen it but I can imagine.Best RulesAdventures in Middle-Earth Player’s Guide (Cubicle 7 Entertainment) - If I only ran 5eVeins of the Earth (Lamentations of the Flame Princess) - How much is 66 Euros in USC?Best SettingLe sighBest SupplementThe One Ring – Horse-Lords of Rohan (Cubicle 7 Entertainments) - Well, it is TolkienBest WebsiteNothing to say
Best WritingVeins of the Earth (Lamentations of the Flame Princess) - $75.32. GoddamnThe One Ring – Horse-Lords of Rohan (Cubicle 7 Entertainments) - Tolkien
Product of the YearVeins of the Earth (Lamentations of the Flame Princess) Times like this is when retirement sucks.Voting this year will take place from July 11 to July 21.Don't forget to vote Frog God Games as Fan Favorite Publisher. Vote early and vote often. Well, I mean, get your friends, family and pets with an intelligence of 3 or higher to vote. Don't submit multiple votes yourself. That would be wrong. Neither Frog God Games nor The Tavern advocate ballot stuffing. Heck, the Frogs have no nominations and neither does The Tavern. Don't vote. See if I care.
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Age of Ravens is a good blog and has been chuggin away as long as we have.ReplyDelete
Gnome Stew is fine, but it wins Gold or Silver every year. They have a dozen or so writers and graphic designers. It would be nice to see one of the little guys winning.
I agree. Age of Ravens is a very good blog. Speaking as the person who owns and manages Gnome Stew, we'd be very happy to see others win. We're not going to hold ourselves back from being in the voting pool if that option is open to us, but it wouldn't be a bad thing if perennial content producers like us and Ken and Robin (the ones who win perpetually) were held back for a year to build other audiences and keep the field strong. This is my personal opinion, but it guides my decision when we point out the other competitors in the blog category in our ENnies pitch.ReplyDelete
I want us to share our audience with other blogs, and I other blogs and podcasts to be acknowledged for their awesome content in the ways that help them increase their audiences and win awards so that their audiences come to us over time. If that means my blog doesn't make it into the ENnies the year after it wins a gold, that's fine on my end. - John Arcadian