[Liminal] ENnies Nominations

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The tag I’ve chosen might hint at the element of the just-announced nominations for the ENnies which I most approve of: http://www.ennie-awards.com/blog/2019-ennie-nominations/

There seems to be a good range of products chosen with a very good showing from UK designers and publishers.

But many congratulations to Paul for Liminal’s three nominations (Best Game, Best Writing, Product of the Year)!
 
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Great to see Paul there competing against the heavy weights of Monte Cook with Numenera 2 and Invisible Sun, though why is Invisible Sun in the running when it is already an old game that was in previous ENnies?

My personal focus is Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay for the win, with Luminal next, just rather not see Monte win again.
 
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Aldo disappointed Best Cover does not feature John Carter of Mars and instead features a pretty boring Emmissary Lost of Coriolis. Who selects these finalists?

Plus, Cubicle7's Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay has some truly superb interior art and cover but is on neither art list, whereas the simplistic art of Winter's Daughter is nominated. :(
 
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whereas the simplistic art of Winter's Daughter is nominated. :(
You seem to be using "simplistic" as a very dismissive term there. The art of Winter's Daughter might not be to your taste, but the fact that it is painted in a different style to another cover, with less detail, does not make it a lesser piece. It's a beautifully done cover and I for one am delighted to see something other than the usual D&D-alike art get some recognition.
 
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To answer “who selects”... there are five judges each elected by the previous year’s voters. You can vote for next year’s judges alongside the ENnies I think, or soon after. As far as I can tell they each look through everything submitted and then work together to finalise the nominees for each category.
 

Guvnor

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You seem to be using "simplistic" as a very dismissive term there. The art of Winter's Daughter might not be to your taste, but the fact that it is painted in a different style to another cover, with less detail, does not make it a lesser piece. It's a beautifully done cover and I for one am delighted to see something other than the usual D&D-alike art get some recognition.
Having bought, run and deeply admired Winter's Daughter, I seriously considered an A2 wall mount of the cover. Really liked the style.

Really chuffed for Paul

So, how do we vote?
 
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Congratulations both. Voting is for GenCon attendees only, do let us rally support. Has Jim Freeman of Patriot sampled Luminal? He will be at GenCon.
Voting for the ENnies is by anyone with access to the internet, starting next week. (The fact that it’s an open vote leads a lot of people, me included, to see the nomination as the considered and meaningful accolade, with winning Gold or Silver an added bonus based on name recognition and “reach”. There are lots of nominated products I don’t know, some of which are competing with ones I do - so I’ll likely vote for the ones I do, oblivious to the merits of the ones I’ve never heard of!)
 
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Voting for the ENnies is by anyone with access to the internet, starting next week. (The fact that it’s an open vote leads a lot of people, me included, to see the nomination as the considered and meaningful accolade, with winning Gold or Silver an added bonus based on name recognition and “reach”. There are lots of nominated products I don’t know, some of which are competing with ones I do - so I’ll likely vote for the ones I do, oblivious to the merits of the ones I’ve never heard of!)
Yes, thanks for the correction. The nominees are the ones expected to be present at GenCon to receive the award or nominate a representative.
 
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I've asked Jim to represent Liminal at the award ceremony in the unlikely event Liminal should actually win.
I believe Liminal will surely win, especially for best game, since it is the main traditional RPG run by a GM, while half the others are GM-less story games, and others with less publicity at expos like UKGE.
 
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By the way Pedr, as I was intrigued by some of the less promoted RPGs like Mothership, its character sheet layout was most tempting. :)

Then I saw the preview character art, and its graffiti aesthetic would irritate me reading the book in GM role. :(
 

MartinP

Rune Priest
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I believe Liminal will surely win, especially for best game, since it is the main traditional RPG run by a GM, while half the others are GM-less story games, and others with less publicity at expos like UKGE.
Going up against Avery Alder could be a challenge though, especially as Dream Askew/Dream Apart ticks all the representation boxes you could ask for. I can't say anything about the games themselves because I didn't fancy them, but this could be a good year to be 'right on' and PC.
 
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