Friday, July 11, 2008

ENnies Nominations By Publisher

This is from a spreadsheet I made up--I'm not saying its 100% accurate, but it should be close. My apologies, as I'm having horrible difficulties getting it to display right.

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And yes, I am making the rounds still, so if you have a question for me here or an a message board, let me know. If I haven't answered right away, there's a chance I missed it, so feel free to email me as well.

13 comments:

jakester said...

Nice work, ZtF. I don't agree with everything, but I'll have to admit this came out better than I'd hoped-somewhat.

Are you running again next (this?) year?

Zachary The First said...

Yeah, I am, but I'd rather not discuss election stuff right now; I'd rather talk about the products. They'll be time enough for my stumps speeches after a bit. :)

ZtF???? :) :) :)

CN5 said...

Ok, I'll throw myself under the bus. How much did being soft cover hurt Ventrue for Production Value? Do you guys have a one publisher rule in categories? Is that why Ventrue got HM instead of going up against Changeling in Production Value or Interior Art? Or even the Rome books going against Scion in cover? Not trying to be a prick. I'm happy that some Vampire books got recognized, just curiouswhat kept them out of competition.

Zachary The First said...

Hey there!

No, as far as I know, softcover didn't hurt Ventrue at all. It was right up there with the nominees. And if you look at other categories, I know there are ones where Paizo or Green Ronin had two nominees (see Best Supplement and Adventure).

As far as I'm concerned, if a book is made well, softcover or hardcover, that's what matters. We saw awfully-made hardcovers, and gorgeous softcovers.

As far as keeping Ventrue out, well it very nearly was a nominee and not an honorable mention. But the other products in the category all had really superb production values overall, to include layout, art, durability, and overall design, and I guess they garnered just a few more votes. I believe the Top 5 there are all simply the class of the competition (and I think if you get a chance to look at any of them you haven't, you'll likely feel the same), but I think you could jumble that Top 6 and there wouldn't be much complaining.

simonjrogers said...

Thank you for this list. I hadn't realised we were doing so well.

simonjrogers said...

Thank you. I hadn't realised we were so far up the rankings.

simonjrogers said...

Thank you. I hadn't realised we were so far up the rankings.

Anonymous said...

BTW, Zach, since Crafty Games and Schroedinger's Cat pulled their entries in Best Electronic Book, White Wolf just jumped up in your list with 1 new nomination and 1 new HM, putting them solidly ahead of Wizards of the Coast and Green Ronin.
(Denise)

Zachary The First said...

Good catch, Denise! White Wolf jumps up!

CN5 said...

Thanks Zach, I look forward to seeing some of the other competitors at GenCon. One other question dealing with the Production Value category that I've seen brought up elsewhere. Why are the Campaign Coins in that category when the category description specifically says "book". Shouldn't they have been limited to Aids and Regalia?

Zachary The First said...

Hey, no problem. Happy to help! :)

As for the Campaign Coins/Production Values questions, there's the following on the ENnies Publisher page:

"The Judges have the right to place entries into categories which they deem the product eligible. If you do not wish to be considered for specific categories, please indicate this upon submission. The placement of entries in the final categories is at the discretion of the judges and Board. Their combined decision is final".

In this case, it was decided Campaign Coins merited inclusion into the category based on their, well, merits. :) It comes down to a matter of discretion, and the easing of the term "book" into the more general "product". In essence, it was a judgment call, and I'm pretty happy with Campaign Coins being in there--they are a fantastic product. But I do think the board and ENnies should look at changing "book" to "product" at the outset next year to avoid any confusion.

Denise said...

No problem, Zach, that's why they pay me the big bucks. Hey, waitaminute- this is a voluntee position! (shakes fist)
BTW, you might also want to check your addition on Mongoose.
-DR

Zachary The First said...

Yeah, I did it at about 2 in the morning after we were done. I'm sure I fudged a few things. Hell, it was close enough at the time. :)