Get To Know Your 2010 ENnies Judges!

In order for people to feel a little more connected to the ENnies, we’ve decided to conducts interviews with each judge. Now, each judge already answered a list of questions when they were in the running to be a 2010 ENnies judge and you can read those answers here: http://www.ennie-awards.com/about/judges.asp For this interview, we will ask more focused questions. We’ll come up with questions on our end but we also want to open the floor to questions from the fans. And that’s what this post is for. Feel free to comment below during the next week and we...

The Christmas Crunch

Usually, the time of year between Thanksgiving and Christmas is relatively slow for me.  This year is an exception.  With an impending product launch shortly after the New Year and still a metric ton of work to finish, I’ve been put on notice that the holiday season is crunch time. But that’s good!  With a stable job, a healthy family, and a happy gaming group, I have much to be thankful for this season.  I’m also thankful for the opportunity I’ve been given to serve the gaming community as an ENnies Judge.  Aside from reading, reviewing, and...

Reading and Playing

Much like the other judges, I’ve been slowly working my way through the materials I received post-Gencon.  Now that over a month has passed, I’ve had an opportunity to look over a number of products and give them some initial playtime.  Since I don’t do published reviews or have a blog outside of the ENnies, I wanted to take a few minutes to update the community on what products I’ve used so far as I work my way through the Big Box.  Here’s a subset of submissions I’ve read and played with (you can find a full list of the entries so far...

And so it begins.

I’ve already read through a half dozen books of the 40ish I received shortly after Gen Con, and am either playing those games now or preparing upcoming playtest sessions. As an educator and attorney I have a pretty busy day, but my law background also causes me to view my role in the ENnies as a contract. That’s the same perspective that keeps me going with timely, detailed reviews year after year. Fortunately my many local friends are more than happy to help play any of these interesting games, so I’m certain it will be a fun year for evaluating...

Off to a great start…

Since I’m new to the ENnies, I though I’d put up some more information about myself: I live in Huntsville, Alabama with my wife and daughter.  I’m an aerospace engineer (actually, my job title is Senior Systems Analyst) and have lived and worked here since I graduated college in 1997.  I’m originally from Kentucky and attended Murray State University where I earned a degree in engineering physics. I’ve been a gamer since 1985.  I started playing Red Box Basic D&D and have been hooked ever since.  I’m the DM for my group and...