Vincitori degli Origins Awards 2003

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Il 25 giugno a Columbus ho assististo alla premiazione degli Award per il 2003, in occasione della 30ma edizione di Origins.
La cerimonia e' durata un paio di ore, ma non posso nascondervi il mio imbarazzo per come il tutto si sia svolto. Senza nulla togliere alla daVinci che ha portato a casa due statuette grazie alla sua edizione Mayfair, e a cui aggiungo i miei personali complimenti, ritengo di poter utilizzare senza tema di smentita la parola scandaloso riferendomi alla lista dei giochi che hanno partecipato agli Awards.
Pur potendomi ritenere un esperto del campo dei giochi, non conosco neanche un terzo dei giochi presentati per gli Award, mentre nel caso del premio per il gioco dell'anno in germania (SDJ) conoscevo 20 dei 25 giochi proposti. Al contrario saltano agli occhi e gridano vendetta delle evidenti omissioni nella lista dei giochi propsti per il premio. Andeas Seifarth, che era presente con me alla cerimonia, ha mosso le stesse osservazioni che io sto scrivendo in questo articolo, ed una breve indagine, che abbiamo promosso mostrando in giro la lista dei giochi e raccogliendo le impressioni, ha ampiamente confermato la discutibile generazione della lista dei giochi proposti.
E' possibile che io abbia travisato l'obiettivo della manifestazione o e' altresi' possibile che dietro la lista ci siano meccanismi che io non conosco o non sono in grado di apprezzare e valutare correttamente. In questa ipotesi chiedo scusa e mi rimangio tutto, ma resto con l'amaro in bocca.

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I vincitori degli Origins Awards 2003

(piu' in basso l'intera lista dei giochi selezionati)

Gioco dell'anno: Indy HeroClix -- WizKids


Abstract Board Game: Zendo -- Looney Labs

Board Expansion: Zombies 3: Mallwalkers -- Twilight Creations

Card Expansion: Game of Thrones: Fire & Ice Expansion -- FFG

Fantasy Minis Rules: WarMachine -- Privateer Press

Fantasy Minis Series: WarMachine -- Privateer Press

Fiction, Long: Book of Final Flesh -- Eden

Fiction, Short: Podo and the Magic Shield -- WizKids

Fiction, Graphic: Everybody Loves Gilly -- Dork Storm

Periodical: Dragon -- Paizo

Book Design: Redhurst Academy of Magic -- Human Head

Card Design: Bang! -- Mayfair

Board Design: A Game of Thrones -- FFG

Historical Board: Attack! -- Eagle Games

Historical Minis Rules: El Cid -- Warhammer Historical

Historical Minis Series: 28mm Ancient Celts -- Renegade Miniatures

Minis Accessories or Terrain: Aurora Class Drop Ship -- WizKids

PBM: Starweb -- Flying Buffalo

RPG Adventure: Black Sails over Freeport -- Green Ronin Publishing

RPG: Angel -- Eden

RPG Supplement: Redhurst Academy of Magic -- Human Head

Sci-Fi Minis Rules: Shadowrun Duels -- WizKids

Sci-Fi Minis Series: Mechwarrior Liao Incursion -- WizKids

TCG: .hack//ENEMY -- Decipher

Traditional Board: A Game of Thrones -- Fantasy Flight Games

Traditional Card: Bang! -- Mayfair


Gamers' Choice Awards

Board Game: A Game of Thrones Board Game -- FFG

Card Game: Munchkin Fu -- Steve Jackson

RPG: Savage Worlds -- Pinnacle/Great White Games

Minis: War Machine -- Privateer Press

Periodical: Knights of the Dinner Table -- Kenzer & Company

PBM: Middle Earth Play-By-Mail -- GSI

Game Aid: Bag o’ Zombies -- Twilight Creations

Electronic: Pyramid Online -- Steve Jackson

Historical: Settlers of the Stone Age -- Mayfair

 

La lista completa dei giochi proposti divisi per categoria

 

BOARD GAMES

Best Abstract Board Game

Chief Herman's Next big Thing from Cheapass Games

Creepy Freaks from WizKids LLC

Ideology, the War of Ideas from Z-Man Games

Monkey, Ninja, Pirate, Robot Deluxe from Atomic Sock Monkey Press

Zendo, the Icehouse Game with the Buddha Nature from Looney Labs


 

Best Historical Board Game

Attack! from Eagle Games

Great Pacific War, from Avalanche Press

Senjutsu from Salvador Games

Settlers of the Stone Age, from Mayfair Games

Soldier Emperor, from Avalanche Press


 

Best Traditional Board Game

A Game of Thrones Board Game, from Fantasy Flight Games

Age of Mythology: the Boardgame, from Eagle Games

Dork Tower, from Steve Jackson Games

Dwarven Dig!, from Kenzer & Company

Indy HeroClix, from WizKids LLC


 

Best Board Game Expansion

Attack! Expansion from Eagle Games

Distant Oceans from Avalanche Press

Marvel HeroClix: Critical Mass from WizKids LLC

Zombies 3.5: Not Dead Yet from Twilight Creations

Zombies 3: Mallwalkers from Twilight Creations


 

Best Graphic Design of a Board Game or Expansion

A Game of Thrones Board Game, from Fantasy Flight Games

Dork Tower Board Game from Steve Jackson Games

Dwarven Dig from Kenzer & Company

Pirate's Cove from Days of Wonder

Settlers of the Stone Age, from Mayfair Games


 

CARD GAMES

Best Trading Card Game

.hack//ENEMY Trading Card Game, from Decipher, Inc.

Cyberpunk Collectible Card Game, from Social Games

Ophidian 2350, Fleer/Sky Box International

The Simpsons Trading Card Game, from Wizards of the Coast

Yu Yu Hakusho: Ghost Files, from Score Entertainment


 

Best Traditional Card Game

Bang! from Mayfair Games

Kung Fu Samurai on Giant Robot Island, from Z-Man Games

Munchkin Fu, from Steve Jackson Games

Nobody But Us Chickens, from Diet Evil Games

Torches & Pitchforks, from Green Ronin Publishing


 

Best Card Game Expansion

A Game of Thrones: Ice and Fire Edition from Fantasy Flight Games

Legend of the Five Rings: Diamond Edition from AEG

Lord of the Rings Trading Card Game: Return of the King, from Decipher, Inc

Munchkin 3: Clerical Errors from Steve Jackson Games

Shadowfist: Red Wedding from Z-Man Games


 

Best Graphic Design of a Card Game or Expansion

Bang! from Mayfair Games

Give Me the Brain, Special Edition from Cheapass Games

Magic: the Gathering Mirrodin Expansion, from Wizards of the Coast

Spooks from Steve Jackson Games

Torches & Pitchforks from Green Ronin Publishing


 

MINIATURES

Best Fantasy Miniatures Rules

Celtos from I-Kore

Dwarf Wars from West Wind Productions

Lord of the Rings: Return of the King Strategy Battle Game from Games Workshop

Mage Knight 2.0 from WizKids, LLC

Warmachine from Privateer Press


 

Best Fantasy Miniatures Series

Dork Tower Miniatures from Steve Jackson Games

Elmore Masterworks series from Dark Sword Miniatures

Lord of the Rings: Return of the King series from Games Workshop

Mage Knight 2.0 series from WizKids, LLC

Warmachine series from Privateer Press


 

Best Science Fiction Miniatures Rules

Diceland: Space, from Cheapass Games

Final Days, from Kenzer & Company

Prehistoric War PIGs, from Inner City Games Designs

Shadowrun Duels, from WizKids, LLC

Supersystem Showdown, from West Wind Productions


 

Best Science Fiction Miniatures Series

Mech Warrior: Liao Incursion, from WizKids LLC

Aerotech 2: Drop Ships, Jumpships & Warships, from Iron Wind Metals

Ogre Mk VI, from Steve Jackson Games

Street Violence, from Wargames Foundry

Silver Age Sentinels 30mm Superhero Miniatures, from Guardians of Order


 

Best Historical Miniatures Rules

Classical Hack, 2nd Edition, LMW Works

El Cid, Warhammer Historical Wargames, Ltd.

High Tide, Clash of Arms

Santa Anna Rules, 2nd Edition, Jodie Press

Shield Wall, Warhammer Historical Wargames, Ltd.


 

Best Historical Miniatures Series

25mm Dracula and the Turkish Frontier series, from Old Glory Miniatures UK

28mm Ancient Celts series, from Renegade Miniatures

28mm Back of Beyond series, from Copplestone Casting

28mm El Cid series, from Gripping Beast

28mm WWII Elite Forces, from Wargames Foundry


 

Best Miniatures Accessory or Terrain

Aurora-Class Drop Ship, from WizKids, LLC

Delux Skirmishpack, from Charon Productions

Euro Village Series II Corner Inn, from Miniatures Building Authority

Gael Longhouse, from I-Kore

Lord of the Rings: Return of the King­Ruins of Middle Earth, from Games Workshop


 

GAME ACCESSORIES

Best Game Aid or Accessory

Bag o' Zombies from Twilight Creations

Dirt Cheep Cityscapes from Microtactix Games

Larry Elmore Clip Art & Color Customizing Studio, Elmore Productions

Mage Knight 3D Dungeon Tiles from WizKids, LLC

The Mongoose Pocket Player's Handbook, from Mongoose Publishing


 

FICTION

Best Game-Related Fiction, Long Form

By Temptations and By War (for MechWarrior: Dark Age) from WizKids, LLC

Forged (for Oathbound) from Bastion Press

Journey Into the Void (for Sovereign Stone) from HarperCollins

Sabbat Martyr for (Warhammer 40,000) from The Black Library

The Book of Final Flesh (for All Flesh Must Be Eaten) from Eden Studios


 

Best Game-Related Fiction, Short Form

"Podo and the Magic Shield" (for Mage Knight) from WizKids, LLC

"Grass and Sea" (for Skull and Bones) from Green Ronin Publishing

"Igor's Last Date (The Legend of Serape Bob)" (for Dork Tower) from Dork Storm Press

"The Night Chicago Died" for All Flesh Must Be Eaten, from Eden Studios

"The Price of Freedom" (for Mage Knight) from WizKids, LLC


 

Best Game-Related Graphic Fiction

"Air Action" (for Crimson Skies) from WizKids, LLC

"Everybody Loves Gilly" from Snapdragons, Dork Storm Press

"Kayleigh's Back" (for Dork Tower) from Dork Storm Press

"Lord of the Hirelings: Return of the Bling-Bling" (for Nodwick) from Dork Storm Press

"Tears for Everyman" (for Mutants & Masterminds) from Green Ronin Publishing


 

PERIODICAL

Best Game-Related Periodical

Dragon Magazine, from Paizo Publishing

Dungeon Magazine from Paizo Publishing

InQuest Gamer from Wizard Entertainment

Knights of the Dinner Table, from Kenzer & Company

Pyramid Online from Steve Jackson Games


 

PLAY-BY-MAIL

Best Play-By-Mail Game

Button Men Web Game, from Cheapass Games

Immortal's Realm, from Harlequin Games

Imperial Wars, from Intelligent Life Games

Middle Earth Play By Mail Game, from GSI, Inc.

Starweb, from Flying Buffalo, Inc.


 

ROLEPLAYING

Best Roleplaying Game

Angel Roleplaying Game, from Eden Studios

Cartoon Action Hour, Z-Man Games

Savage Worlds, from Pinnacle/Great White Games

High Adventure Role Playing, from Iron Crown Enterprises

Stargate SG1 Roleplaying Game, from AEG


 

Best Roleplaying Adventure

Black Sails Over Freeport, from Green Ronin Publishing

Champions Battlegrounds, Hero Games

The Village of Omelet: A Space Odyssey, from Steve Jackson Games

Time of Crisis, from Green Ronin Publishing

Xcrawl: Three Rivers Crawl, from Pandahead Productions


 

Best Roleplaying Supplement

A Magical Medieval Society: Western Europe, from Expeditious Retreat Press

Draconomicon: The Book of Dragons, from Wizards of the Coast

Redhurst: Academy of Magic, from Human Head Studios

Skull & Bones: Swashbuckling Horror in the Golden Age of Piracy from Green Ronin Publishing

Testament: Roleplaying in the Biblical Era, from Green Ronin Publishing


 

Best Graphic Design in Book Format

Angel Roleplaying Game Core Book, from Eden Studios

BESM D20 Deluxe Limited Edition, from Guardians of Order

Crooks! from Green Ronin Publishing

Draconomicon: the Book of Dragons, from Wizards of the Coast

Redhurst: Academy of Magic, from Human Head Studios

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