Friday, July 16, 2010

ENnies Voting Has Begun (And What To Do About It)

ENnies voting is now live. I want to focus for a moment on the Best Publisher Category. This is the only fan-nominated category, and it’d be great to see one of the deserving community-friendly publishers get this award.

My recommendation? Lamentations of the Flame Princess, for both keeping fans entertained, wonderfully aware of the entire process, and, oh yeah, creating some AMAZING adventures. There are tons of great companies on the list, but I’d love to see a Bat In The Attic Games, Posthuman Studios, or Mythmere Games get the nod. I think there a number of companies (not limited to just those 4!) on the list that realize product is only part of being the best possible publisher; interactivity with fans is a huge part of what is becoming an increasingly online community.

Let’s see if as a community we can speak up and get one these Little Giants a rightful place among the winners. Do your part, if so inclined!


WalkerP said...

I don't have a strong preference yet for any of the games. Best Rules is particularly tough. I am going to put a plug in for BASH because it is a great game and because I love how it came up the middle between the big players and the indie dudes in the Supers gaming universe and seems to be leading the pack in terms of fan love.

Also, let me shout out now for some choices for judges. I'm a big fan of the work Jay Peters (kinetic) did online this year. I also think C.W. Richeson should get a return call. Both those guys showed real awareness and an open mind to the many different types of games in our hobby. They also were very active online, responding directly to choices that were made.

Finally, and this is just a home grown choice, I'm voting for Fran├žois Labrecque. I worked with him in organizing our local con one year and he is a hardworking, smart and organized guy who loves gaming.

Go vote everybody!

Steven D. Russell said...

I would humbly ask for your vote for Heroes of the Jade Oath BETA for Best Electronic Book

Steve Russell
Rite Publishing

Zachary The First said...

@Steve: Done and done! Rite publishing is certainly a company I'm pulling for to take home an award (you monopolizer of Best Electronic Product, you!)

@walkerp: C.W. is a great reviewer. Kinetic also got my vote, along with Jermany Ware and Megan Robertson, to name 2 others (I'll leave the 5th a surprise to keep everyone guessing). :)