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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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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