2015 Submissions

This is a running list of all submissions for the 2015 ENnie Awards. Don’t see your favorite publisher/product? Contact them and let them know you want it submitted!

Updated as of 13 Sep 14

Agate Editions

BlackWyrm Games

Crafty Games

Games and Gears

Genesis of Legend Publishing

Hunters Books

Margaret Weis Productions

Moon Design Publications

Obatron Productions

Pelgrane Press

Pinnacle Entertainment Group

Pirate Press LLC

Posthuman Studios

Rite Publishing

Sasquatch Game Studio LLC

Studio Cypher

Third Eye Games

UH Publishing, Inc.

Vigilance Pres

This is a list of all possible categories for the 2015 ENnies. Please remember that just because a category is listed here does not mean that it will be a final category in 2015. If there are not enough submissions to fill a particular category, it will not be a final category in 2015. If there are enough submissions to warrant a new category, it may be added. From the FAQ: Q: How is it decided which products are nominated under which category?

  • The judges must come to a consensus when it comes to nominations. They decide which products are nominated under certain categories. A publisher can request to not be nominated under a specific category, but they can’t request to be nominated under a specific category.
  • This will not happen until after the cutoff date for the current submission period.

  • Best Adventure – Awarded for a product that is primarily an adventure, adventure ideas, or seeds.
  • Best Aid/Accessory- Awarded for the best product used to complement role playing game play.
    • RPG books are not eligible for this category.
    • If insufficient entries are received in the child categories (Miniature, RPG Related Product, or Software), submissions may be merged with Best Aid/Accessory.
  • Best Art, Interior – Awarded for the book containing the best artwork between the covers.
  • Best Art, Cover – Awarded for the book with the best cover.
  • Best Blog – Awarded for an RPG blog.
  • Best Cartography – Awarded for the individual product containing the best art or technique of making maps or charts.
  • Best Electronic Book – Awarded for the best book released electronically. Products submitted for Best Electronic Book must have been released exclusively in electronic format, excluding being available to POD, to be eligible. Please note that this is for electronic books only; software has its own category, and other electronic products (such as digital counter collections) still belong in Aid/Accessory or Miniatures.
  • Best Family Game – Awarded for the best role-playing game that can be played as a family. The Best Family Game winner brings together art, writing, rules, feeling, playability; everything that makes up a role playing game. Entries in this category must be complete enough to play as-is, from character creation to rules of play. Best Family Game and Best Supplement are mutually-exclusive categories.
  • Best Free Game – Awarded for the best free role-playing game. The Best Free Game winner brings together art, writing, rules, feeling, playability; everything that makes up a role playing game. Entries in this category must be complete enough to play as-is, from character creation to rules of play. Best Free Game and Best Supplement are mutually-exclusive categories.
  • Best Free Product- Awarded for the best free product.
    • If insufficient entries are received in the child category (Best Free Game), submissions may be merged with Best Free Product.
  • Best Game – Awarded for the best role-playing game. The Best Game winner brings together art, writing, rules, feeling, playability; everything that makes up a role playing game. Entries in this category must be complete enough to play as-is, from character creation to rules of play. Best Game and Best Supplement are mutually-exclusive categories.
  • Best Miniature- Awarded for the best miniature or miniature line. Miniatures must be appropriate for RPG play.
    • If not enough actual miniatures are received, this category can be used for products related specifically to miniatures.
  • Best Monster/Adversary – Awarded for a product whose primary focus is monsters or adversaries.
  • Best Organized Play Adventure by a Voluntee- These are adventures which are not created by a publishing company and are not sold, being created by volunteers & distributed or run freely. This means it is volunteer produced for an OP program with open permission from the IP holder and is distributed or run for free.
    • If insufficient entries are received in the child category (Best Organized Play Adventure by a Volunteer), submissions may be merged with Best Adventure.
  • Best Organized Play Adventure by a Publisher - These are adventures created for an Organized Play (OP) program, either by the company owning the Intellectual Property (IP) or those given open permission to do so by said company or by a third party commissioned to do so.
    • If insufficient entries are received in the child category (Best Organized Play Adventure by a Publisher), submissions may be merged with Best Adventure.
  • Best Podcast – Awarded to the best Podcast.
  • Best Production Values – Awarded for the book exemplifying the best production values, from graphic design and layout, editing, paper, binding; all the factors that combine to create the look and feel of the product.
  • Best RPG Related Product – Awarded for the best product which, while it does not complement role playing game play, does enhance the lives of RP gamers. RPG Fiction, RPG Video Games, Videos, RPG Board Games, miniature painting accessories, etc. are all possibilities for entries in this category.
  • Best Rules – Awarded for the book containing the best game design and mechanics (i.e. “crunch”).
  • Best Setting – Awarded for a product detailing a setting. Best Settings may be contained within a core rulebook or as a separate stand-alone product.
  • Best Supplement- Awarded for a product which adds supplementary rules or details to the game.
    • Products nominated for Best Supplement or any of its child categories (Best Adventure or Best Monster/Adversary) may not be nominated as Best Game.
    • Products nominated in the Supplement child categories may not be nominated for Best Supplement or other Supplement child categories unless they contain sufficient additional quality and quantity of material as determined by the judges.
    • If insufficient entries are received in the child categories, submissions may be merged with Best Supplement.
  • Best Software – Awarded to the best RPG software or utility.
  • Best Writing – Awarded for the book containing the best prose and descriptive text (i.e. “cream” or “fluff”).
  • Best Website – Awarded for an RPG web site.
  • Fans’ Choice for Best Publisher – Awarded to a publisher whose body of work during the eligibility period was deemed best overall, with other, often less tangible factors taken into consideration. Customer support, quality and frequency of updates of their web site, their accessibility and gaming-in-general communities will be all part of the qualities of Best Publisher. This is a Fans’ Choice Award. This is the only category in which a publisher who did not submit any product for consideration to the ENnies can qualify (if they receive the nomination).
  • Product of the Year – Awarded to the best product. All products submitted will be automatically considered for this category. Ten products will be nominated.

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