Congratulations to the 2017 ENnie Award Nominees!
  • Congratulations to the 2017 ENnie Award Nominees!


    It's that time of year again - the time where we announce the year's nominees for the Gen Con EN World RPG Awards! The judges have deliberated, and selected their nominees for each of the below categories. Congratulations go to all of the 2017 ENnie Award Nominees. Public voting will take place this year from July 11th - July 21st, and the awards will be presented as always at Gen Con!





    Judges’ Spotlight Winners

    Rippers Resurrected (Pinnacle Entertainment Group)– Stacy Muth
    The Ninja Crusade 2e (Third Eye Games)– Jakub Nowosad
    Tales from the Yawning Portal (Wizards of the Coast)– Kayra Keri Küpçü
    Coriolis - The Third Horizon (Free League Publishing)– Kurt Wiegel
    Broodmother Skyfortress (Lamentations of the Flame Princess)- Reece Carter

    Best Adventure

    Dragon's Hoard (Green Ronin)
    Doors to Darkness (Chaosium)
    The Edom Files (Pelgrane Press)
    The Things We Leave Behind (Stygian Fox Publishing)
    Blood in the Chocolate (Lamentations of the Flame Princess)

    Best Aid/Accessory

    13th Age Icon Tokens (Campaign Coins)
    Kobold Guide to Plots & Campaigns (Kobold Press)
    Zombies!!! Official Board Game Soundtrack (Midnight Syndicate)
    Call of Cthulhu - Keeper's Screen Pack (Chaosium)
    Pirate Coins (Norse Foundry, LLC)

    Best Art, Cover

    7th Sea: Pirate Nations (John Wick Presents)
    Call of Cthulhu - Investigator Handbook (Chaosium)
    Rifts®: Savage Foes of North America (Pinnacle Entertainment Group)
    Blue Rose: The AGE RPG of Romantic Fantasy (Green Ronin)
    Torment: Tides of Numenera -- The Explorer's Guide (Monte Cook Games)

    Best Art, Interior

    Baby Bestiary Handbook Vol 2 (Metal Weave Games)
    Tales from the Loop - Roleplaying in the '80s That Never Was (Free League Publishing)
    S. Petersen's Field Guide to Lovecraftian Horrors (Chaosium)
    Gods of the Fall (Monte Cook Games)
    Polaris RPG - Core Rulebooks 1 & 2 Deluxe Edition (Black Book Editions)

    Best Blog

    Loot the Room
    Age of Ravens
    Gnome Stew: The Gaming Blog
    Cyclopedia
    dicegeeks

    Best Cartography

    7th Sea: Map of Théah (John Wick Presents)
    Rifts®: North America + Castle Refuge Poster Map (Pinnacle Entertainment Group)
    Torment: Tides of Numenera -- The Explorer's Guide (Monte Cook Games)
    Call of Cthulhu - Keeper's Screen Pack (Chaosium)
    The Cursed Chateau (Lamentations of the Flame Princess)

    Best Electronic Book

    The Things We Leave Behind (Stygian Fox Publishing)
    Spirit of 77 -- A Very Special Episode: Masterpiece 77 (Monkeyfun Studios)
    The Cthulhu Hack: The Haunter of the Dark (All Rolled Up)
    Hubris: A World of Visceral Adventure (DIY RPG Productions)
    Fragment (Imaginary Empire)

    Best Family Game

    Bubblegumshoe (Evil Hat)
    Masks: A New Generation (Magpie Games)
    Epyllion: A Dragon Epic (Magpie Games)
    Space Pirates the Musical (Orcs Unlimited)
    Little Heroes (Mystical Throne Entertainment)

    Best Free Product

    7th Sea: Basic Rules (John Wick Presents)
    City of Mist - Free PDF Starter Set (Son of Oak Game Studio)
    Santa is Dead(In Search of Games)
    Free RPG Day Flipbook - Swords Against the Dead and The Van Helsing Letter (Pelgrane Press)
    Rockerboys & Vending Machines (Encoded Designs)

    Best Game
    Tales from the Loop - Roleplaying in the '80s That Never Was (Free League Publishing)
    7th Sea: Core Rulebook (John Wick Presents)
    Timewatch (Pelgrane Press)
    Bubblegumshoe (Evil Hat)
    Sins of the Father (Third Eye Games)

    Best Miniature Product

    D&D Icons of the Realms: Adventurers' Campsite Premium Set (WizKids)
    Achtung! Cthulhu Skirmish: Servitors of Nyarlathotep (Modiphius Entertainment)
    Gen Con Legends Miniature Series - Ranger (Games & Gears)
    Pathfinder Pawns: Villain Codex Box (Paizo Publishing)
    Dungeons & Dragons: Molzur's Marvelous Miniatures (WizKids)

    Best Monster/Adversary

    Atlas of Earth-Prime (Green Ronin)
    Eclipse Phase: X-Risks (Posthumans Studio)
    S. Petersen's Field Guide to Lovecraftian Horrors (Chaosium)
    Veins of the Earth (Lamentations of the Flame Princess)
    Fantasy AGE Bestiary (Green Ronin)

    Best Podcast

    Ken and Robin Talk About Stuff
    +1 Forward - A Podcast Powered by the Apocalypse
    Spellburn
    How to be Great Gamemaster
    RPG Academy

    Best Production Values

    Faith: A Garden in Hell - Starter Set (Burning Games)
    Call of Cthulhu - 7th Edition Slipcase Set (Chaosium)
    Polaris RPG - Core Rulebooks 1 & 2 Deluxe Edition (Black Book Editions)
    Unknown Armies Deluxe Set (Atlas Games)
    Baby Bestiary, Collector's Edition (Metal Weave Games)

    Best RPG Related Product

    Call of Cthulhu: The Coloring Book (Chaosium)
    The ABCs of RPGs (Hunter Books)
    Cinema + Sorcery (Green Ronin)
    Dark Deeds (Games & Gears)
    Kaiju Incorporated Card Game (Evil Hat)

    Best Rules

    7th Sea: Core Rulebook (John Wick Presents)
    Rifts®: Game Master Handbook (Pinnacle Entertainment Group)
    Adventures in Middle-Earth Player's Guide (Cubicle 7 Entertainment)
    Veins of the Earth (Lamentations of the Flame Princess)
    Bubblegumshoe (Evil Hat)

    Best Setting

    Tales from the Loop - Roleplaying in the '80s That Never Was (Free League Publishing)
    Torment: Tides of Numenera -- The Explorer's Guide (Monte Cook Games)
    Atlas of Earth-Prime (Green Ronin)
    The Dark Eye: Aventuria Almanac (Ulisses North America)
    Polaris RPG - Core Rulebooks 1 & 2 Deluxe Edition (Black Book Editions)

    Best Supplement

    The One Ring - Horse-Lords of Rohan(Cubicle 7 Entertainment)
    Pulp Cthulhu (Chaosium)
    Symbaroum - Advanced Player's Guide (Järnringen)
    Cosmic Handbook (Green Ronin)
    7th Sea: Pirate Nations (John Wick Presents)

    Best Website

    Tribality
    Tabletop Audio
    Adventureaweek.com
    Elven Tower, RPG articles and cartography website
    Dungeon Channel

    Best Writing

    The Book of Changing Years (Pelgrane Press)
    Tales from the Loop - Roleplaying in the '80s That Never Was (Free League Publishing)
    Unknown Armies Deluxe Set (Atlas Games)
    Veins of the Earth (Lamentations of the Flame Princess)
    The One Ring - Horse-Lords of Rohan (Cubicle 7 Entertainment)

    Product of the Year

    Tales from the Loop - Roleplaying in the '80s That Never Was (Free League Publishing)
    Veins of the Earth (Lamentations of the Flame Princess)
    Bubblegumshoe (Evil Hat)
    Polaris RPG - Core Rulebooks 1 & 2 Deluxe Edition (Black Book Editions)
    7th Sea: Core Rulebook (John Wick Presents)
    Rifts®: Game Master Handbook (Pinnacle Entertainment Group)
    Doors to Darkness (Chaosium)
    Torment: Tides of Numenera -- The Explorer's Guide (Monte Cook Games)
    Timewatch (Pelgrane Press)
    Atlas of Earth-Prime (Green Ronin)

    Congratulations again to all the nominees! You can see the full list of submitted products for 2017 here.
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    Comments 40 Comments
    1. GrayLinnorm's Avatar
      GrayLinnorm -
      Was Pathfinder Bestiary 6 not eligible? I would have thought that would be nominated for Best Adversary/Monster.
    1. Sithikurro's Avatar
      Sithikurro -
      Yay for Loot the Room and Elven Tower!
    1. Morrus's Avatar
      Morrus -
      Quote Originally Posted by GrayLinnorm View Post
      Was Pathfinder Bestiary 6 not eligible? I would have thought that would be nominated for Best Adversary/Monster.
      Not eligible for 2017. It will be eligible for 2018.
    1. Andrew C's Avatar
      Andrew C -
      Best YouTube Channel channel?
    1. Desh-Rae-Halra's Avatar
      Desh-Rae-Halra -
      I hope The Hawkins Papers from Pelgrane Press are on the 2018 list.
    1. Atlatl Jones's Avatar
      Atlatl Jones -
      I find it strange that the Savage Rifts GM Handbook is nominated for Best Rules, since it has fairly minimal rules and the Player's Guide has most of the great Rifts rules conversions. I suppose it stands in for all three core rulebooks though.
    1. The Dark Eye's Avatar
      The Dark Eye -
      The Aventuria Almanac for some reason has an incorrect link. Can you please update that to the following:
      http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/...nturia-Almanac
    1. Zak S's Avatar
      Zak S -
      Glad to see Veins of the Earth so well represented! I think Broodmother should've got . a little more than judges' nod but it's a tough competition in indie RPG land.
    1. TerraDave's Avatar
      TerraDave -
      No Volo's or Tome of Beasts? AiME has just one nomination?

      I guess Tales at least got a judges nod.
    1. Lancelot's Avatar
      Lancelot -
      Molzur's Marvelous Miniatures?

      I just got a call from a guy called Nordenkainen the Mage, who suggests you might have spelled that one wrong...
    1. Skeld's Avatar
      Skeld -
      How many consecutive years are judges allowed to serve?
    1. Morrus's Avatar
      Morrus -
      Quote Originally Posted by Skeld View Post
      How many consecutive years are judges allowed to serve?
      Details here:

      http://www.ennie-awards.com/blog/who...-ennies-judge/

      Last day for potential judges to nominate themselves is 7th July (this coming Friday).
    1. trancejeremy's Avatar
      trancejeremy -
      Quote Originally Posted by Zak S View Post
      Glad to see Veins of the Earth so well represented! I think Broodmother should've got . a little more than judges' nod but it's a tough competition in indie RPG land.
      I think at this point though, LotFP stuff and related supplements have stopped being "indie"

      Indeed, I think it's very sad that the true indie star of the OSR, Kevin Crawford and Sine Nomine wasn't nominated for anything.
    1. EthanSental's Avatar
      EthanSental -
      The wizkids nolzur and deep cut line on minis are both very nice lines..already picked up a few of each and now need to find the time to paint. Glad they come primered as well.
    1. ToddBS's Avatar
      ToddBS -
      Quote Originally Posted by trancejeremy View Post
      Indeed, I think it's very sad that the true indie star of the OSR, Kevin Crawford and Sine Nomine wasn't nominated for anything.
      Possibly next year. He's Kickstarting a new version of Stars Without Number in the next month or so.
    1. The Dark Eye's Avatar
      The Dark Eye -
      Morrus -

      Thanks for changing the Aventuria Almanac link here. Do you know who is responsible for changing it on the ENnies website? It also needs to be fixed there.
    1. JediSoth's Avatar
      JediSoth -
      Quote Originally Posted by trancejeremy View Post
      I think at this point though, LotFP stuff and related supplements have stopped being "indie"

      Indeed, I think it's very sad that the true indie star of the OSR, Kevin Crawford and Sine Nomine wasn't nominated for anything.
      The judges can't nominate products that weren't entered. Sine Nomine did not submit anything this year.
    1. Whirligig's Avatar
      Whirligig -
      Quote Originally Posted by The Dark Eye View Post
      Morrus -

      Thanks for changing the Aventuria Almanac link here. Do you know who is responsible for changing it on the ENnies website? It also needs to be fixed there.
      Apologizes for the bad link. I've corrected on the website.
    1. Thunder_Cats_HO!'s Avatar
      Thunder_Cats_HO! -
      Quote Originally Posted by TerraDave View Post
      No Volo's or Tome of Beasts? AiME has just one nomination?

      I guess Tales at least got a judges nod.
      Guess WOTC did not send them enough free copies to get more noms...
    1. pangalactic's Avatar
      pangalactic -
      I'm incredibly honoured to be nominated. Thank you very much!

      -Chris, loottheroom.uk
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