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2015 ENnie Award Results

Last week, I made my annual ENnie award predictions. Not my personal preferences – just who I thought would probably win based solely on fan demographics and my best guesses. I was actually less successful than last year, which pleases me – since it means that more votes were cast based on quality than just on name recognition, which is how these categories often go.ROLCoverdisplay-350x350

Spoiler: I’m frankly stunned that A Red & Pleasant Land did so well, especially against D&D. It was a great looking product, but compared to D&D it had a much smaller press run, and its creator Zak S. is quite a controversial figure – so I didn’t expect it to place at all, much less four times! Congrats to Zak S. for blowing me away!

Best Adventure (let’s call this one 25% right)

SILVER WINNER A Red & Pleasant Land (Lamentations of the Flame Princess)
SILVER PREDICTION/GOLD WINNER Horror on the Orient Express (Chaosium)
GOLD PREDICTION Hoard of the Dragon Queen (Wizards of the Coast)

Best Aid/Accessory (50% right)

GOLD PREDICTION/GOLD WINNER D&D Dungeon Master’s Screen (Wizards of the Coast)
SILVER WINNER Black-green Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition RPG Dice Set (Q-Workshop)
SILVER PREDICTION Pathfinder Cards: Deluxe Harrow Deck (Paizo Inc.)

Best Art, Interior (Hey, 100% correct!)

GOLD PREDICTION/GOLD WINNER D&D Monster Manual (Wizards of the Coast)
SILVER PREDICTION/SILVER WINNER The Strange (Monte Cook Games, LLC)

Best Art, Cover (50% right on this one)

SILVER PREDICTION Freeport: The City of Adventure for the Pathfinder RPG (Green Ronin Publishing)
SILVER WINNER Achtung! Cthulhu: Terrors of the Secret War (Modiphius Entertainment Ltd)
GOLD PREDICTION/GOLD WINNER Rise of Tiamat (Wizards of the Coast)

Best Blog  (I had no idea on these, but I did say that ConTessa was probably my alternate silver, so I wasn’t tooooo far off. I’ll call this one 25% right.)

ALT SILVER PREDICTION/GOLD WINNER ConTessa – Tabletop gaming by women for everyone!
GOLD PREDICTION/SILVER WINNER Gnome Stew
SILVER PREDICTION NERD TREK

Best Cartography (well, I did say I had no idea who would get the silver. 50% right.)

SILVER WINNER The Guide to Glorantha (Moon Design Publications)
SILVER PREDICTION Horror on the Orient Express (Chaosium)
GOLD PREDICTION/GOLD WINNER Ninth World Guidebook (Monte Cook Games, LLC)

Best Electronic Book (another 25% result; I shouldn’t have broken my rule of “D&D = GOLD”)

GOLD PREDICTION Dragon Age Core RuleBook (Green Ronin Publishing)
SILVER PREDICTION/GOLD WINNER Basic Rules for D&D (Wizards of the Coast)
SILVER WINNER Ken Writes About Stuff Volume 2 (Pelgrane Press)

Best Family Game (100% right on this one)

SILVER PREDICTION/SILVER WINNER Atomic Robo: The Roleplaying Game (Evil Hat Productions)
GOLD PREDICTION/GOLD WINNER D&D Starter Set (Wizards of the Coast)

Best Free Product (Only 50% again)

GOLD PREDICTION/GOLD WINNER Basic Rules for D&D (Wizards of the Coast)
SILVER PREDICTION Doctor Who: Adventures in Time and Space – Arrowdown (Cubicle 7 Entertainment Ltd.)
SILVER WINNER 13th Age: The Archmage’s Orrery (Pelgrane Press)

Best Game (100% right again)

GOLD PREDICTION/GOLD WINNER D&D Player’s Handbook (Wizards of the Coast)
SILVER PREDICTION/SILVER WINNER The Strange (Monte Cook Games, LLC)

Best Miniatures Product (I should have known to pick D&D, even though Wizards didn’t produce it; I’ll call this one 25%)

GOLD WINNER D&D Icons of the Realms: Elemental Evil Boosters (WizKids)
GOLD PREDICTION/SILVER WINNER Pathfinder Pawns: Inner Sea Pawn Box (Paizo Inc.)
SILVER PREDICTION Iron Kingdoms Unleashed Roleplaying Game Adventure Kit (Privateer Press)

Best Monster/Adversary (50%)

GOLD PREDICTION/GOLD WINNER D&D Monster Manual (Wizards of the Coast)
SILVER PREDICTION The Strange Bestiary (Monte Cook Games, LLC)
SILVER WINNER Achtung! Cthulhu: Terrors of the Secret War (Modiphius Entertainment Ltd)

Best Podcast (50%)

GOLD PREDICTION/GOLD WINNER Ken and Robin Talk About Stuff
SILVER WINNER Miskatonic University Podcast
SILVER PREDICTION Translating the Strange

Best Production Values (100%)

SILVER PREDICTION/SILVER WINNER Horror on the Orient Express (Chaosium)
GOLD PREDICTION/GOLD WINNER D&D Starter Set (Wizards of the Coast)

Best RPG Related Product (oops! close, but no cigar – let’s call it 25%)

GOLD WINNER Designers & Dragons: A History of the Roleplaying Game Industry (Evil Hat Productions)
SILVER PREDICTION Shadowrun: Crossfire (Catalyst Game Labs)
GOLD PREDICTION/SILVER WINNER Temple of Elemental Evil (WizKids)

Best Rules (50% right)

GOLD PREDICTION/GOLD WINNER D&D Player’s Handbook (Wizards of the Coast)
SILVER WINNER MUTANT: Year Zero – The Roleplaying Game (Modiphius Entertainment Ltd)
SILVER PREDICTION Monster of the Week (Evil Hat Productions)

Best Setting (way off again! I’ll call this 25%)

GOLD PREDICTION/SILVER WINNER The Strange (Monte Cook Games, LLC)
GOLD WINNER A Red & Pleasant Land (Lamentations of the Flame Princess)
SILVER PREDICTION Trail of Cthulhu: Dreamhounds of Paris (Pelgrane Press)

Best Software (I said Hero Lab was my alternate silver, so at least there’s that… I’ll call it 75%)

GOLD PREDICTION/GOLD WINNER Roll20 (Roll 20)
SILVER PREDICTION D&D Complete Core Monster Pack for Fantasy Grounds (SmiteWorks USA LLC)
SILVER WINNER Hero Lab (Lone Wolf Development)

Best Supplement (100% correct)

GOLD PREDICTION/GOLD WINNER D&D Dungeon Master’s Guide (Wizards of the Coast)
SILVER PREDICTION/SILVER WINNER Pathfinder RPG: Pathfinder Unchained (Paizo Inc.)

Best Website (I based my guesses on last year, and said “I can see these swapping” – so I was only partly right; I’ll call it 25% again)

SILVER WINNER Tabletop Audio
GOLD PREDICTION Adventureaweek
SILVER PREDICTION/GOLD WINNER The Escapist

Best Writing (25%, I suppose)

GOLD PREDICTION/SILVER WINNER D&D Player’s Handbook by Jeremy Crawford, James Wyatt, Robert J. Schwalb, Bruce R. Cordell (Wizards of the Coast)
SILVER PREDICTION The Strange by Monte Cook, Bruce R. Cordell (Monte Cook Games, LLC)
GOLD WINNER A Red & Pleasant Land by Zak S (Lamentations of the Flame Princess)

Product of the Year (50%)

SILVER PREDICTION The Strange (Monte Cook Games, LLC)
SILVER WINNER A Red & Pleasant Land (Lamentations of the Flame Princess)
GOLD PREDICTION/GOLD WINNER D&D Player’s Handbook (Wizards of the Coast)

 

 

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