Origins Awards 2016 Nominees Announced
  • Origins Awards 2016 Nominees Announced


    The 2016 slate of Origins Awards nominees has been announced. The RPG category includes two nominees from Cubicle 7 (Lone Wolf Adventure Game, and Cthulhu Britannica London), one from Pelgrane (Dracula Dossier Director's Handbook), FFG's Star Wars: Force and Destiny, and Fall of Magic from Heart of the Deernicon. Also listed are the nominees for Board Games, Card Games, Miniatures Games, Collectible Games, Family Games, and Game Accessories.

    Board Games

    Champions of Midgard
    By Grey Fox Games
    Designed by Ole Steiness

    La Granja

    By Stronghold Games
    Designed by Michael Keller (II) and Andreas Odendahl

    New York 1901

    By Blue Orange Games
    Designed by Chenier LaSalle, Vincent Dutrait

    Orleans

    By Tasty Minstrel Games
    Designed by Reiner Stockhausen

    Star Wars: Imperial Assault

    By Fantasy Flight Games
    Designed by Justin Kemppainen, Corey Konieczka, Jonathan Ying

    Card Games

    7 Wonders Duel
    By Repos Productions
    Designed by Antoine Bauza , Bruno Cathala

    Ashes Rise of the Phoenixborn

    By Plaid Hat Games
    Designed by Issac Vega

    The Grizzled

    By Cool Mini or Not
    Designed by Fabien Riffaud , Juan Rodriguez

    Medieval Academy

    By IELLO
    Designed by Nicolas Poncin

    Welcome to the Dungeon

    By IELLO
    Designed by Masato Uesugi

    Miniatures Games

    Frostgrave
    By Osprey Publishing
    Designed by Joseph McCullough

    Guild Ball

    By Steamforge
    Designed by Mat Hart, Richard Loxam

    Star Wars Armada

    By Fantasy Flight Games
    Designed by James Kniffen Christian T. Petersen

    Warhammer: Age of Sigmar

    By Games Workshop
    Designed by Games Workshop Design Studio

    Wrath of Kings

    By Cool Mini or Not
    Designed by Michael Shinall

    Collectible Games

    DC Comics Dice Masters: War of Light
    By WizKids
    Designed by Mike Elliott, Eric M. Lang

    Force of Will

    By Force of Will
    Designed by Eiji Shishido

    Yugi’s Legendary Decks

    By Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc
    Designed by Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.

    Family Games

    Codenames
    By Czech Games Edition
    Designed by Vlaada Chvatil

    Co-Mix

    By Ares Games

    Designed by Lorenzo Silva
    Dohdles!
    By Thames & Kosmos
    Designed by Klaus Teuber

    Fuse

    By Renegade Game Studios
    Designed by Kane Klenko

    Me Want Cookies

    By IELLO
    Designed by Roberto Fraga

    Game Accessories

    Blowing Up the Movies
    By Atlas Games
    Designed by Robin D. Laws

    Castle Panic: The Dark Titan

    By Fireside Games
    Designed by Justin De Witt

    Feng Shui 2 GM Screen: A Fistful of Fight Scenes

    By Atlas Games
    Designed by Robin D. Laws, Morgan Ellis,T.S. Luikart, Hal Mangold, Rick Neal, Jack Norris

    Pathfinder Battles: Dungeons Deep

    By WizKids
    Designed by Paizo Inc. and WizKids

    Terrain Tiles

    By Lost Battalion Games
    Designed by Becky Siebe

    Role-Playing Games

    Cthulhu Britannica London Boxed Set
    By Cubicle 7
    Designed by Dominic McDowell-Thomas, Jon Hodgson, Stuart Boon, Paula Dempsey, Steve Dempsey, Scott Dorwood, Bert Kramer, David Wade, James Wallis, Andrew Kenrick, Peter Wright, Paul Fricker, Mark A. Latham, James King, Alistair Montgomery, Marc Torley, David Walker

    Dracula Dossier Director’s Handbook

    By Pelgrane Press
    Designed by Kenneth Hite, Gareth Ryder-Hanrahan

    Fall of Magic

    By Heart of the Deernicorn
    Designed by Ross Cowman

    Lone Wolf Adventure Game

    By Cubicle 7
    Designed by Joe Dever, August Hahn, Vincent Lazzari, Richard Harrison, Gary Astleford, Andrew Kenrick

    Star Wars: Force and Destiny

    By Fantasy Flight Games
    Designed by Jay Little
    Comments 3 Comments
    1. Grimjack99's Avatar
      Grimjack99 -
      Papers & Paychecks didn't get nominated again!. I'm really getting tired of this crap where imaginary games never get nominated! Sure, game like Star Wars have great production budgets, and look & feel really good. But what about those game that took nights awake, just thinking of, never published?

      What about that great imaginary board game Last One Night Stand on Earth (the earth ends at midnight, and the players are ... well you know). Or that hopes-to-one-day-be-a-classic Deeces & Meeces. And, how could we ever forget, or remember, Star Craps, where your in a star ship rolling dice and making bets that you hit the other player.

      Cu-do's to the above great games for being published, but I know others out there have their own imaginary games they'd like to see nominated. So speak out in celebration of real possible winners above, and let us hear what imaginary game you missed seeing on the list!
    1. GuardianLurker's Avatar
      GuardianLurker -
      My vote's always been for Perfect Experience Roleplaying System - Otherworld Nations Adventuring League, by the OTRPG company. Nothing else has ever compared.
    1. Uder -
      Quote Originally Posted by Grimjack99 View Post
      Papers & Paychecks didn't get nominated again!. I'm really getting tired of this crap where imaginary games never get nominated! Sure, game like Star Wars have great production budgets, and look & feel really good. But what about those game that took nights awake, just thinking of, never published?

      What about that great imaginary board game Last One Night Stand on Earth (the earth ends at midnight, and the players are ... well you know). Or that hopes-to-one-day-be-a-classic Deeces & Meeces. And, how could we ever forget, or remember, Star Craps, where your in a star ship rolling dice and making bets that you hit the other player.

      Cu-do's to the above great games for being published, but I know others out there have their own imaginary games they'd like to see nominated. So speak out in celebration of real possible winners above, and let us hear what imaginary game you missed seeing on the list!
      In the same vein, I'd like to congratulate this year's spate of fictitious entities on their nominations. Never have a finer group of people had absolutely no chance of any sort of acknowledgement in their field. Imagine the joy of the current occupants of the Konami Digital Entertainment Inc or Games Workshop Design Group buildings at seeing the award in their current manager's office commemorating the work of a bunch of people who have since found better jobs!
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