Nominees for 35th Origins Awards announced

Every year, publishers and creators submit their best products in a variety of categories to vie for the honor of an Origins Award, the hobby game industry’s premiere award for more than three decades. The massive lot of submissions is reviewed by a jury of experts drawn from the Academy of Adventure Gaming Arts & Design and the Game Manufacturers Association (GAMA), and these expert juries select the top ten in each category as semi-finalists. Game store retailers attending the GAMA Trade Show (www.GAMATradeShow.com) vote upon the semi-finalists, creating the final list of nominees in each category.

Each nominee receives a silver award and a place on the final ballot, which is presented in June each year to the attendees of the Origins Game Fair (www.OriginsGameFair.com), GAMA’s consumer game convention. Attendance at Origins typically tops 14,000 thousand game fans, all of whom can cast their vote during the show. The ballots are then tallied and the winner in each category announced at a gala ceremony on the last night of the convention.

Fellows of the Academy of Adventure Gaming Arts and Design (AAGAD) include published game designers, writers, artists, and other game creators. Membership in the Academy is open to anyone working professionally in the game industry who has three published gaming credits. For information about joining the Academy, see the Academy Web site at http://www.aagad.com.

To vote on the 35th Annual Origins Awards, attend the Origins Game Fair in Columbus, Ohio from 24-28 June. For more information, please visit www.OriginsGameFair.com.

Anthony J. Gallela
Chair, The Academy of Adventure Gaming Arts and Design
http://www.aagad.com
AcademyChair@GAMA.org
(614) 226-0890

Nominees for the 35th Annual Origins Awards

BOARD GAMES

Agricola
Z-Man Games, Inc.
Uwe Rosenberg

Ninja vs. Ninja
Out of the Box Publishing
Tushar Gheewala

Pandemic
Z-Man Games, Inc.
Matt Leacock

TOMB
Alderac Entertainment Group
John Zinser

Wealth of Nations
TableStar Games
Nico Carroll

CHILDREN’S, FAMILY, AND PARTY GAMES

Backseat Drawing
Out of the Box Publishing
Peggy Brown

duck! duck! Go!
APE Games
Kevin G. Nunn

Extraordinary Adventures of Baron Munchausen, The
Mongoose Publishing
James Wallis

Living Labyrinth
Bucephalus Games
Julie Haehn

Rorschach: The Inkbot Party Game
Bucephalus Games
Dan Tibbles, Jeremy Holcomb, Joe Huber, and Stephen McLaughlin

Say Anything
North Star Games
Dominic Craphuchettes and Satish Pillalamarri

HISTORICAL BOARD GAMES

Conflict of Heroes: Awakening the Bear
Academy Games
Uwe Eickert

Espana 1936
DEVIR US LLC / Phalanx
Antonio Catalain

The Battle of Monmouth
Clash of Arms Games
Rich Kane

The Campaigns of King David
Clash of Arms Games
Robert Markham

Pursuit of Glory
GMT Games
Brad Stock and Brian Stock

CARD GAMES

Dominion
Rio Grande Games
Donald X Vaccarino

Monty Python Fluxx
Looney Labs
Andrew Looney

Red Dragon Inn 2
Slugfest Games
Geoff Bottone, Colleen Skadl, and Cliff Bohm

Ticket to Ride Card Game
Days of Wonder
Alan R. Moon

Trailer Park Wars
Gut Bustin’ Games
Lisa Steenson

COLLECTIBLE CARD GAMES

Chaotic: M’arrillian Invasion Beyond the Doors Booster Pack 8
TC Digital Games LLC
MRN, To Be Continued LLC, Sam Murakami, and David Baumgartner

Highlander the Card Game: Search for Vengeance 11
HighlanderTGC
Mike Sager

Magic the Gathering: Shards of Alara 1
Wizards of the Coast
Bill Rose and Devin Low

Portal
Score Entertainment
Aik Tongtharadol, Josh Morris, Dan Posey, and Carl Braun

World of Warcraft the Trading Card Game: Servants of the Betrayer 2
Upper Deck
Mike Hummel, Antonio DeRosa, Ken Ho, Jeff Liu, and Patrick Sullivan

FICTION

Hungerblade
by Robin D Laws
Red Juggernaut Inc.

Infernal Sorceress
by Gary Gygax
Paizo Publishing

Killing Ground, The
by Graham McNeill
Black Library

Pirate King, The
by R.A. Salvatore
Wizards of the Coast

Worlds of Dungeons & Dragons Volume 2
edited by James Lowder & Mike O’Sullivan
Devil’s Due

NON-FICTION

KOBOLD Guide to Game Design, Vol. 1
by Wolfgang Baur, Nicolas Logue
Open Design

Lost Leaves From the Inn of the Last Home
by Margaret Weis
Margaret Weis Productions

No Quarter Magazine
editor-in-chief Nathan Letsinger
Privateer Press

Things We Think About Games
by Will Hindmarch & Jeff Tidball
Gameplaywright Press

Tour de Lovecraft: the Tale
by Ken Hite
Atomic Overmind Press

MINIATURE FIGURE GAME RULES

Classic Battletech: Tactical Operations
Catalyst Game Labs
Randall N. Bills and Herbert A Beas II

Monsterpocalypse Collectible Miniature Game
Privateer Press, Inc.
Matt Wilson, Bryan Cutler, Jason Soles, Rob Stoddard, and Kevin Clark

WARMACHINE: Legends
Privateer Press, Inc.
Matt Wilson, Jason Soles, and Rob Stoddard

WH40K: 5th Edition
Games Workshop
Alessio Cavatore

World of Warcraft Miniatures Game
Upper Deck Company
Justin Gary, David Baumgartner, John Fiorillo, Matt Hyra, and Anthony Shaheen

MINIATURE FIGURE OR LINE OF MINIATURE FIGURES

Monsterpocalypse Collectible Miniature Game
Privateer Press, Inc.
Matt Wilson, Bryan Cutler, Jason Soles, Rob Stoddard, and Kevin Clark

Star Wars Miniatures: The Clone Wars
Wizards of the Coast
Wizards of the Coast

WARMACHINE Steam-Powered Miniatures Combat
Privateer Press, Inc.
Matt Wilson, Ron Kruzie, and Chris Walton

WH40K: Space Marines
Games Workshop
Games Workshop

World of Warcraft Miniatures Game
Upper Deck Company
Justin Gary, David Baumgartner, John Fiorillo, Matt Hyra, and Anthony Shaheen

HISTORICAL MINIATURE FIGURE GAME RULES

Fields of Glory Miniature Rules
Osprey Publishing / Slitherine Software
Richard Bodley-Scott

Volley & Bayonet: Road To Glory
Test of Battle Games
Frank Chadwick and Greg Novak

Cold Steel and Canister
Decker Game Company
Jack Decker

Song of Drums and Shakos
Ganesha Games
Andrea Sfiligoi

Chevauchee: Rules for Battles with Medieval Miniatures
Skirmisher Publishing LLC
Michael J. Varhola, Robert “Mac” McLaughlin, and the Skirmisher Games Development Group

HISTORICAL MINIATURE FIGURE GAME RULES SUPPLEMENTS

RISE OF ROME (Fields of Glory Supplement)
Osprey Publishing

Operation Cobra, The Normandy Breakout –FW206 Cobra FLAMES OF WAR
Battlefront Games

WWII Eastern Front Skirmish Scenarios”
Britton Publishers

STARS AND STRIPES FOREVER
Test of Battle Games

AGE OF EAGLES: Napoleon Vs Europe  1813 – 14, AOE Scenario Book
Quantum Printing

HISTORICAL MINIATURE FIGURE OR LINE OF MINIATURE FIGURES

28mm Imperial Romans
WARLORD GAMES

King Philips War 28MM
Brigade Games Inc.

SS-Panzerdivision ‘Das Reich’ Panzerkompanie (GEAB06) [15mm Line]
Battlefront Games

28mm Celts
WARLORD GAMES

15mm Ancient Saxons
Splintered Light

ROLE-PLAYING GAMES

CthulhuTech
Catalyst Game Labs
Matthew Grau, Fraser McKay, and Mike Vaillancourt

Dungeons & Dragons 4th Edition Players Handbook
Wizards of the Coast
Rob Heinsoo, Andy Collins, and James Wyatt

Mouseguard Role-Playing Game
Archaia Studios Press
Luke Crane and David Petersen

Star Wars Saga Edition Core Rulebook
Wizards of the Coast
Chris Perkins, Owen K.C. Stephens, and Rodney Thompson

Trail of Cthulhu, The
Pelgrane Press Ltd
Kenneth Hite, Robin D Laws, Jerome Huegenin, and Simon Rogers

ROLE-PLAYING GAME SUPPLEMENTS

Buccaneers of Freeport
Green Ronin Publishing
Ari Marmell, Anthony Pryor, Rodney Thompson, and Robert Vaughn

Forgotten Realms Campaign Guide
Wizards of the Coast
Bruce Cordell, Ed Greenwood, and Chris Sims

Hero Lab
Lone Wolf Development
Rob Bowes and Colen McAlister

Serenity Adventures
Margaret Weis Productions
Alana Abbot, Billy Aguiar, James Davenport, Ted Reed, and James M. Ward

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
Wizards of the Coast
Rodney Thompson, Sterling Hershey, John Jackson Miller, and Abel Pena

GAME ACCESSORIES

Chibithulhu
Steve Jackson Games
Steve Jackson

Classic Battletech: Record Sheets 3039
Catalyst Game Labs
Randall N. Bills, Bjorn Schmidt, and David L. McCulloch

D-Total
Gamescience
Dr. A. F. Simkin, Frank Dutrain, and Louis Zocchi

Duel Decks: Jace vs Chandra
Wizards of the Coast
Erik Lauer and Ken Nagle

Living Arcanis T-Shirt
Paradigm Concepts, Inc
Pedro Barrenechea, Henry Lopez, Nelson Rodriguez, and Eric Weiner

Wicked Munchkin Bag & Die
Q-Workshop
John Kovalic and Patryk Strzelewicz

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