Time to run for ENnies Judge!

And the time is now, folks! If you want to throw your hat into the ring, fill out the application here: http://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?hl=en&formkey=dGhVWVR3YWY4Z19nN0lXMEo2MWlkeFE6MA.. For more information, see this post: So you want to be an ENnies...

So you want to be an ENnies judge…

It’s that time of the year again. The siren’s call of the ENnies has been sounded and the question goes out; who will answer? Do you think you have what it takes to be an ENnies judge? Do you have the fortitude to stand up against the barrage of RPG products, the reflexes to navigate the plethora of text and toys, and the will to emerge with the finest goods produced during the year? If so, then this is a great opportunity for you! Starting on July 1, 2010, people will be able to throw their hats in the ring and nominate themselves. The last day for nominating...

Read it, rank it, repeat.

I didn’t really have a review process in place when I became an ENnies Judge. I was new, after all, and hadn’t been through “the process” before. Of course, I have a process now (without some sort of review process, the submissions would be overwhelming). My process sort of came about organically. I have several piles that of sorted books. [As an aside, I have a box that contains all the non-book items and computer files are stored on my computer's desktop.] When I’m ready to read a new book, I grab something out of a pile. For those...

The nice thing about podcasts

As we approach May, the submissions have increased from a trickle to a steady flow.  One of the categories that is starting to fill out is the podcast category. Podcasts are fundamentally different from other submissions we receive.  They are non-visual, so there isn’t any art or layout to draw you in.  Not being games, in and of themselves, there are no rules or mechanics to play and ponder.  Instead, podcasts require an entirely different set of judging criteria. Based on the ENnies submissions rules, podcasts have to submit a “must hear” episode of...

The overlap between review and judging c...

I’ve been actively reviewing for RPGnet for a little over four years now and in that time I’ve thought long and hard about what makes a great game.  Ultimately I’ve come to realize that a lot of different criteria come together to create a fun time at the table, and I’ve been talking about those very criteria in my column CW Reviews at RPGnet.  In the most recent article I went into detail laying out what I see as the critical considerations that any new reviewer should have in mind when they first start reviewing.  Since these very criteria have...

Address Change for an ENnies Judge

Justin ‘Jay’ Peters has changed his mailing address. The labels on the site have been updated to reflect this change. If you have already sent out material, you do not need to resend it. If you have not, but are planning to, make sure to download the new labels from here:...