Special Modifications Nominated for 2017 Origins Award

Star Wars Edge of the Empire Special Modifications, a sourcebook for Technicians, is nominated for a 2017 Origins Award in the RPG category. I was one of the writers. It's an honor to be considered in what is a highly competitive category with a lot of great RPG products. The Star Wars The Force Awakens RPG Beginner Game is also nominated in the same category. 

The complete list of Origins Awards nominees is here. 

Star Wars Wednesday - GenCon 2014

Last week was GenCon 2014. As usual, I didn't have time to post, or even the time to prepare a post beforehand. It was a fantastic convention, and record setting at 56,614 attendees, up from last year's 49,000 or so. The dealer hall was even bigger than past years, and I had the least amount of time to see it this year. I had few things going on, and a few things were announced...
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Star Wars Wednesday - GoldenGeek Award Nominations

Depending how you look at it, today's post is either really late from last week, or a bit early for this week. We'll see if I post anything tomorrow.

Very early today, / / announced the nominations for their 2013 Golden Geek Awards. Star Wars in its various game forms received a large number of nominations, including two of my products, Beyond the Rim for RPG Best Supplement and Star Wars: Edge of the Empire for RPG Game of the Year. Some categories feature more than one Star Wars game. Congratulations to FFG and their freelancers! A lot of great RPGs and board games came out last year, so there's a lot of competition.

                       Voting is now open (update: login and BBG Supporter membership required).

Here is the complete Star Wars nomination list:

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GenCon 2012 Report

I had a great year at GenCon this past week. Friday, especially, was a good day. In the afternoon, the new Star Wars RPG Edge of the Empire was announced. I'm one of the writer/developers. See my Star Wars Wednesday post for the rundown on it and how it upped the excitement level for the entire show.

On top of that, the ENnie Awards were that evening. My D&D product Monster Vault: Threats to the Nentir Vale took a silver ENnie in the Best Monster/Adversary category. It was my first ENnie win, and a blast to be able to walk up on stage with my fellow writers (Brian James and Steve Townshend - Matt James was elsewhere) and lead developer Jeremy Crawford to accept the award. I told my wife, when else do I ever get to make an entrance to the tune Back in Black (which was WotC's selected acceptance music)?

Other GenCon comments and events in no particular order:

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Monster Vault: Threats to the Nentir Vale nominated for ENnie Award!


Monster Vault: Threats to the Nentir Vale for Dungeons & Dragons has been nominated for an ENnie Award for Best Monster/Adversary! My fellow authors Brian R. James, Matt James and Steve Townshend and I would love your support. Voting starts July 20, and the awards are announced at the ENnie Awards Ceremony at GenCon in August.

This is my first ENnie Award nomination for a D&D product.

The Rebellion Era Campaign Guide End Notes

With a recent 2010 ENnie award nomination for Best Supplement, I thought it was a good time to talk a bit about the Rebellion Era Campaign Guide, released July 2009. The design team for this book also included Rodney Thompson (Saga Edition line developer), Owen KC Stephens (Saga Edition and freelance author), JD Wiker (d20 Star Wars author/developer) and Britt Frey (freelance author).
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ENnie Voting and Origins Awards

Voting for the ENnie awards is now open. The Star Wars RPG and Minis games received several nominations. I wasn't involved in these fine products, although I believe the Order 66 crew used at least one of the episodes I was in as one of their samples to the jury during the nomination process.

The Star Wars products up for awards this year are:

  • Star Wars RPG: Scum and Villainy for Best Cartography.
  • Star Wars RPG: The Clone Wars Campaign Guide for Best Supplement & Product of the Year.
  • Star Wars Miniatures Clone W ars Starter S et for Best Miniatures Product.
  • Order 66, the SW RPG fan podcast is up for Best Podcast.
  • Fan Award for Best Publisher includes Wizards of the Coast and d20 radio, among a multitude of others, large and small. 

Also, I didn't mention it here earlier, but my own Knights of the Old Republic Campaign Guide was nominated for Best Supplement in the Origins awards, but didn't win this year. The main Saga Edition rulebook was up for best RPG, but also came up short (it won two ENnies last year, though). The Clone Wars Minitures set did win best miniatures product, however.