Probably not. If you read The Tavern you are at least nominally interested in the OSR and as a rule, the OSR gets vastly overlooked (I must say LotFP snagged a few nominations, but that's an American in Finland publisher, so James gets extra points when scored ;)
Before I point out some things you MIGHT want to vote for, let me make a few observations:
1 - WotC got ZERO nominations. They did get a "Judge's Spotlight" for Tales of the Yawning Portal but no actual nominations.
2 - Paizo got ONE nomination - for its "pawns" (miniatures) - no nominations for actual gaming content.
3 - LotFP got SIX nominations - Veins of the Earth got four of them. They also snagged a "Judge's Spotlight".
4 - Only one of the five nominated blogs comes close to The Tavern's traffic - Gnome Stew. Actually, that's a well deserved nomination.
Alright, so as far as Tavern Picks go:
Best Adventure Blood in the Chocolate (Lamentations of the Flame Princess) - its actually a damn good adventure that your PCs might survive.
Best Aid/Accessory Kobold Guide to Plots & Campaigns (Kobold Press) - Kobold Press - need I say more?
Best Art, Cover
Best Art, Interior Baby Bestiary Handbook Vol 2 (Metal Weave Games) - amazing art - simply one of the best. S. Petersen’s Field Guide to Lovecraftian Horrors (Chaosium) - also excellent
Best Blog Gnome Stew: The Gaming Blog - To be honest, I never heard of the other four...
Best Cartography The Cursed Chateau (Lamentations of the Flame Princess) - It is an OSR pick. We gotta represent.
Best Electronic Book Hubris: 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 Game
Eh... Best Free Product
What, no SWL? Best Game
Not my bag, man
Best Miniature Product
Nope Best Monster/Adversary S. Petersen’s Field Guide to Lovecraftian Horrors (Chaosium) - Simply on of the best. Timeless Veins of the Earth (Lamentations of the Flame Princess) - 66 fucking Euros? Holy shit! No wonder I hadn't heard of it before. Best Podcast Spellburn - Excellent podcast and unscripted. Can't say the same about others Best Production Values Call of Cthulhu – 7th Edition Slipcase Set (Chaosium) - a beauty to behold - it does justice and more for CoC Baby Bestiary, Collector’s Edition (Metal Weave Games) - you need to see it to believe it Best RPG Related Product Call of Cthulhu: The Coloring Book (Chaosium) - I haven't seen it but I can imagine.
Best Rules Adventures in Middle-Earth Player’s Guide (Cubicle 7 Entertainment) - If I only ran 5e Veins of the Earth (Lamentations of the Flame Princess) - How much is 66 Euros in USC?
Best Supplement The One Ring – Horse-Lords of Rohan (Cubicle 7 Entertainments) - Well, it is Tolkien
Nothing to say Best Writing Veins of the Earth (Lamentations of the Flame Princess) - $75.32. Goddamn The One Ring – Horse-Lords of Rohan (Cubicle 7 Entertainments) - Tolkien Product of the Year Veins 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. Grumble... Grumble... Get off my lawn ya damn kids and take your peeing dog with you!
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