The Ennie Awards are among the biggest awards in the tabletop gaming industry. Ennie Award nominees are selected by a panel of judges, but the awards are given based on an online vote. Even the nomination is an honor — it means you’ve been singled out by a team of people who know games well and who are looking for the best work to recognize. As the Oath’s editor I am deeply grateful for the nomination.
Actually winning is a very long shot indeed for a small-press publisher. It means your fans supported you in the voting in a big way. That’s why so much of the thanks for the Oath’s win goes to you, its readers. You stepped forward to recognize it in a competitive field.
The nominees were:
- All We Have Forgotten—Music for Ashen Stars (Pelgrane Press)
- Night’s Watch (Green Ronin Publishing)
- Loremaster’s Screen and Lake-Town Sourcebook (Cubicle 7 Entertainment)
- Protodimension (Issue 13 – Fall 2012) (Kinstaff Media)
- The Unspeakable Oath (Arc Dream)
That’s terrific company. I contributed a tiny scrap of text to the Loremaster’s Screen and Lake-Town Sourcebook, and I don’t mind saying it’s a wonderful accessory for The One Ring. And of course we at the Oath have been friends with Green Ronin for a long time. We celebrate their gold award for Night’s Watch.
Finally, you can see me thank the Oath’s editors and designers (including Jessica Banks, who was not actually involved — I meant Jessica Hopkins) at the awards ceremony. Our segment begins at 0:07:08. If the ceremony had a spotlight you could see me holding up my beloved copy of The Unspeakable Oath 3, the issue that brought me into the fold. That was a very fine moment indeed.
Thanks again for your support.
The Unspeakable Oath 23 is printing now and will be on its way soon.