Introduction and Platform
Giday mates, I’m an Aussie gamer, a dad, and a ex-AJ. I am keen to give this a red hot crack.
Let’s face it though, I’m not really going to advertise this that much and I doubt that you will read everything so I will make a easy to use table for you.
Should I vote for Reece – 1D6
1 – AWWW HELLS NO!!!
2-5 – maybe, but this is a dumb table so why should I listen to it
6 – Yes, and I’ll go make another account and vote for him using that one too
Why do you play/run RPGs?
I enjoy the social nature of the games and getting together with mates both on and off line to share in the stories.
The ENnies requires a major commitment of time and energy. What resources do you have that will help you discharge these responsibilities? Will your gaming group or other individuals be assisting you? Does your family support you?
I have a wife and daughter who I regularly play games with. I also work nights, so that mean I have a lot of time during the day to read and do other things becuase my wife and daughter are away at work and school respectfully.
Judging requires a great deal of critical thinking skills, communication with other judges, deadline management, organization, and storage space for the product received. What interests, experience, and skills do you bring that will make you a more effective judge?
I don’t think that I would be better off then any other judge. I can read and write, and I have a book shelf or two, so I guess that means that I meet some of the requirements right there.
What styles and genres of RPGs do you enjoy most? Are there any styles or genres that you do not enjoy? Which games best exemplify what you like? Do you consider yourself a particular system’s, publisher’s, or genre’s “fanboy/fangirl”?
I enjoying playing fantasy and near future games, but I am willing to give anything a go. I’m not really a fanboy of any particular system or publisher either.
What games have you played in the past year? List up to 10 RPGs you have played the most. Which ones, if any, have you loved or hated?
10 games I have played* in the last year, in no particular order
Nights black agents
Call of cthulhu 6th ed
Lamentations of the flame princess
Mutants and masterminds 2nd ed
* I’ve was actually the GM/DM/GC/Keeper/whatever you want to call it for all those games
Briefly summarize the criteria you will use for judging products in the different categories.
The pick up – does something about this book make me want to pick it up
The initial look – does anything jump out when I have a quick once over or flick though
Layout – is everything easy to read and access
The “story” – does it do what it says it’s supposed to, does it hit any particular note for me
Useability – can I use this at the table for prep and reference, is it easy to find the information that I need, does it do what it says it does
Art – does the art look good, does it help me form a cohesive view of the world with what I have envisioned in my head after reading it
The shelf – does it just sit on my shelf and get lost with the other books or does it keep catching my eye or do I want to pick it up again because of something I saw/read/heard reminded me of it
How will you judge supplements or adventures for game systems whose core rules you are unfamiliar with or you believe are badly designed?
The same way I would judge anything. Without bias and to the best of my ability
How would you like to see the ENnies change? What should remain inviolate?
I like where they are currently at.
BONUS: (optional) If you were an RPG, what would it be and would you play it?
I would be that hacked up house ruled game, and I would play me