Monday, May 26, 2008

ENnies Submission: 1 Week Left; Update

As we enter into the last week of submissions for the ENnies, I find it to be a curious contest. On one hand, to my thinking, some categories such as Best Rules, Setting, and d20 are chock-full of serious, serious competitors. Others, like Miniatures and Podcasts, have some strong individual entries, but as a field, are less--let's say well-represented--than I'd have thought.

Here's a few thoughts:

-Has anyone come away not impressed with Aces & Eights? I mean, I know the "crunch" won't be everyone's thing, but they boys at Kenzer get a tip of the hat from me. We'll find out what my fellow judges think soon, but I sure as hellfire love what they've done with the game.

-Note to podcasters: if I can't understand what the hell you're saying, I can't really evaluate it. I wish I had the insights some of you have into gaming, but I also wish you had decent production values.

-Wizards of the Coast, who had previously said they would be competing in the '08 ENnies, has been a no-show to this point. As in, no product submitted. We'll see if they're just doing the last-minute thing.

-When you are an ENnies judge, you earn the lasting enmity of your postal carrier. If you're thinking about running next year, be forewarned.

-Lastly, I would like to hear from any publishers who were not contacted by the ENnies staff about submitting their eligible products. Also, if there were any issues or problems during submission or solicitation, I'd like to know that, too. And if you have a positive report, I'd really love to hear that! My email is mail.rpgblog(at)gmail.com (replace (at) with "@", of course). Thanks, and game on!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm curious as to what podcasts you'd have liked to have seen you haven't seen yet...

-James

Zachary The First said...

Well, Fear the Boot and Sons of Kryos are always welcome, and I hope they'll show up this week. Also, Yog Radio and Pulp Gamer would be nice to hear from.

But really, as many as possible, if that makes sense. I mean, I know there's really excellent podcasts out there I just haven't heard yet. Whether they submit or not is anyone's guess.

Daniel M. Perez said...

By now you know most of us did not submit for various reasons, so we go without a Best Podcast category the year right after it debuts.

Others, like Miniatures and Podcasts, have some strong individual entries, but as a field, are less--let's say well-represented--than I'd have thought.
Honestly, I wish this had been made known at the time. Some people who were on the fence could have been swayed towards submitting if only to help the category stand on its own. Though at my last count there were 8 shows submitted by seven different creators, so it's not like you guys just got the two nominated and that's it.

Daniel M. Perez said...

-Note to podcasters: if I can't understand what the hell you're saying, I can't really evaluate it. I wish I had the insights some of you have into gaming, but I also wish you had decent production values.

Could you go into more detail here, please? It would help all of us in improving our shows.