Last night, the winners of the 38th annual Origins Awards were announced. Michael Tresca has a full list, including the nominees, along with a slideshow of the covers of the winners. Arcanis picked up the Best Roleplaying Game nod for my pals at Paradigm Concepts, beating out the Leverage RPG on which I worked. Still, I can console myself with the fact that The Kobold Guide to Board Game Design won the award for Best Game-Related Publication.
Mike Selinker edited the book, and John Kovalic created the cover, and Wolfgang and Shelly Baur of Kobold Quarterly published it. The book includes essays on various elements of game design from Richard Garfield, Steve Jackson, Dale Yu, James Ernest, Lisa Steenson, Rob Daviau, Dave Howell, Richard C. Levy, Andrew Looney, Michelle Nephew, Paul Peterson, Mike Selinker, Jeff Tidball, Teeuwynn Woodruff, and me. I’m proud to call many of those people my friends, and pleased to see their fantastic work get the recognition it deserves.
Congratulations to each and every one of them, and to all of the rest of the Origins Awards winners as well. Also, many thanks to the people at Origins who voted for the Kobold Guide. I’m thrilled to be counted in such fine company.