Best Supplement: Eureka: 501 Adventure Plots To Inspire Game Masters, Engine Publishing
Eureka is an absolutely inspired GM's toolbox, with adventure and plot ideas to fit any setting or genre. A lot of thought also went into making it extremely easy to use and reference, which is worthy of a huge thumbs-up.
Best Adventure: Tower of the Stargazer, Lamentations of the Flame Princess
James Raggi absolutely stuffed this adventure full of deadly puzzles, traps, and classic location-based adventuring. In true Raggi style, though, you can bet its properly evocative and creepy as hell. Art by the amazing Peter Mullen tops it all off.
Best Setting: All For One: Régime Diabolique, Triple Ace Games
Triple Aces Games is simply beating the stuffing out of any other company when it comes to releasing vibrant and interesting settings. All For One crosses swashbuckling with supernatural horror, and does it so that the two blend seamlessly.
Best System: Mini Six, Anti Paladin Games
A bit of a late pick-up for me, but Mini Six managed to keep their d6 system compatible with earlier iterations while streamlining and presenting a great genre-generic ruleset. Plus, it gave me faith and hope in d6 again after what's been a rough, rough road. I feel like this may have been my most useful pickup of the entire year.
Best Game: StarCluster 3, Flying Mice Games
I went back and forth on this category multiple, multiple times, because ICONS and (especially!) Shadow, Sword & Spell were truly amazing entries, and each gets a massively respectful Honorable Mention. But StarCluster 3 really feels like a complete magnum opus for Clash Bowley and Flying Mice. With multiple resolution systems, a toolbox feel, and simply massive in scope and scale, it made it past the truly difficult competition.
Best Writing: ICONS, Adamant Entertainment
ICONS is 128 pages, but it feels much shorter. Clear, informative, and easy to pick up--that's part of the charm of ICONS, which manages to feel concise while presenting plenty of superhero tweaks and options. This game manages to cut to the heart about what superheroes and superhero gaming are all about.
Best Gaming Accessory: Disposable Heroes, Precis Intermedia
Perhaps a bit of a cheat since they've been around for a few years now, but Precis Intermedia's line of customizable paper minis continues to become more useful. This year, they added the ability to customize your selection and have them printed and shipped to you! The ease of use for paper minis continues to grow, as does Precis Intermedia's available selection. I can't wait to see what improvements and additions they make for 2011. A strong honorable mention to both Kobold Quarterly Magazine, who has seen their quality continue to improve as their brand spreads, and Obsidian Portal, who continues to help me stay at least somewhat organized.
Best Gaming Company: Paizo Publishing
Honestly, Kobold Quarterly is right there with them, but since I won one of their contests this year, I didn't feel quite right about picking them. They know they're awesome, though, and don't need me to tell them. Our winner Paizo, of course, has kept excellent customer service, open playtests, and fan outreach a constant.
Best Gaming Blog: Stargazer's World
Michael Wolf and company have managed to take on new contributors without seeing any dip in their already-awesome quality. It also would have been easy to pick the most excellent Gnome Stew, but in a lot of ways Michael's done more with less. Plus, I'm pretty sure we were all surprised that he didn't win an ENnie, so hopefully this will help in ever-so-slightly compensating for it.
Best Trend: Boxed Sets!
One of things I hoped to see more of this year was the return of the functional boxed set. From LotFP to Gamma World, this has come true with a passion. Let's hope it continues in 2011.