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The annual ENnie Awards (previously known as the Gen Con EN World RPG Awards) are annual, fan-based awards for role-playing game products and publishers hosted at Gen Con in Indianapolis, Indiana. The name of the award is derived from the EN World web site that hosted the awards from their inception in 2001 until 2018, and retains the name, although is no longer part of EN World.[1] The ENnies were created by Russ Morrissey and Eric Noah and were run and owned by Morrissey until 2018.[2]

ENnies
Awarded forBest role-playing games of previous year
CountryUnited Kingdom & United States
Presented byGen Con
First awarded2001
Websiteennie-awards.com

The EN World RPG Awards (the ENnies) are an annual awards ceremony devoted to role-playing games. Established in 2001, the ENnies have been hosted at Gen Con Indy since 2002, and were organized and owned by EN World, a tabletop roleplaying game news website, until 2018.

The ENnies comprise two rounds. In the first round, publishers submit their products for nomination by that year's five democratically elected judges. As of 2017, judges have had a two-year term limit, but are permitted to return after a year off. In the second round, the public votes on the nominated products, with the results being presented live at Gen Con.

HistoryEdit

The awards were initially focused on d20 System products and publishers and were a solely internet-based event (hosted by EN World). They have since broadened their scope to include all forms of roleplaying, and since 2002 have been announced at a live awards ceremony at Gen Con.

In 2007, the ENnies were sponsored for the first time by a corporation, Your Games Now. In 2008 they were sponsored by Avatar Art. In 2010, 2011, and 2012 they were sponsored by both Indie Press Revolution and DriveThruRPG. From 2013-2016 they were sponsored by DriveThruRPG alone. In 2015, Campaign Coins made the medals as a sponsorship. In 2017, Lone Wolf Development became a sponsor.

In 2015, the awards had to disqualify the unofficially licensed Mass Effect RPG for copyright violations.[3]

In 2020, Massif Press withdrew their RPG Lancer from the competition over a 2017 controversy. [4][5]

Winners by yearEdit

The Categories change yearly, dependent upon nominations.

2020Edit

Best Adventure
GOLD: A Pound of Flesh (Tuesday Knight Games)
SILVER: Trilemma Adventures Compendium Vol 1 (Trilemma Adventures)

Best Aid/Accessory
GOLD: Deck of Many Animated Spells (Hit Point Press)
SILVER: The Dungeon Books of Battle Mats (Loke BattleMats)

Best Art, Cover
GOLD: Call of Cthulhu: Berlin the Wicked City (Chaosium)

Best Art, Interior
GOLD: Ultraviolet Grasslands (Exalted Funeral Press)
SILVER: Strata (Rook and Decard)

Best Cartography
GOLD: Trilemma Adventures Compendium Vol 1 (Trilemma Adventures)
SILVER: Jim Henson's Labyrinth, the Adventure Game (River Horse)

Best Electronic Book
GOLD: New Tales of the Miskatonic Valley 2nd Ed.(Stygian Fox)
SILVER: Uncaged Volume III (Scribemind)

Best Family Game / Product
GOLD: Jim Henson's Labyrinth, the Adventure Game (River Horse)
SILVER: Kids On Bikes: Strange Adventures! Volume Two (Renegade Games / Hunters Entertainment)

Best Free Game / Product
GOLD: TTRPG Safety Toolkit (Smooching Knife)
SILVER: Tunnel Goons (Highland Paranormal Society)

Best Game
GOLD: ALIEN The Roleplaying Game (Free League Publishing)
SILVER: MÖRK BORG Artpunk RPG (Free League Publishing)

Best Layout and Design
GOLD: MÖRK BORG Artpunk RPG (Free League Publishing)
SILVER: A Pound of Flesh (Tuesday Knight Games)

Best Monster/Adversary
GOLD: Mordenkainen’s Fiendish Folio, Volume 1: Monsters Malevolent and Benign (Wizards of the Coast)
SILVER: Big Bad Booklet 1-6 (Hit Point Press)

Best Online Content
GOLD: The Monsters Know What They're Doing - Combat Tactics for DMs (Saga Press)
SILVER: RPG Writers Workshop (Scribemind)

Best Organized Play
GOLD: Stygia Untamed (Greasy Snitches)
SILVER: Where Can She Be? (Robbie Pleasant)

Best Podcast
GOLD: Asians Represent!
SILVER: Red Moon Roleplaying

Best Production Values
GOLD: Thousand Year Old Vampire (Petit Guignol)
SILVER: Humblewood Box Set (Hit Point Press)

Best RPG Related Product
GOLD: Absinthe in Carcosa (Pelgraine Press)
SILVER: Session Zero (Bullypup Publishing)

Best Rules
GOLD: Thousand Year Old Vampire (Petit Guignol)
SILVER: Zombie World (Magpie Games)

Best Setting
GOLD: Call of Cthulhu: Berlin the Wicked City (Chaosium)
SILVER: Arkadia, The Greek Setting for 5e (Arcana Games)

Best Supplement
GOLD: Delta Green: The Labyrinth (Arc Dream Publishing)
SILVER: Ironsworn Delve (Shawn Tomkin)

Best Writing
GOLD: MÖRK BORG Artpunk RPG (Free League Publishing)
SILVER: The Monsters Know What They Are Doing (Saga Press)

Product of the Year
GOLD: MÖRK BORG Artpunk RPG (Free League Publishing)
SILVER: Thousand Year Old Vampire (Petit Guignol)

Fan’s Choice, Best Publisher
Free League Publishing

Judges’ Spotlight Award
Sleepaway (Jay Dragon)
Glitter Hearts (Leatherman Games)
Refractions in Glasston (Chaosium)
Knarls Candy Compendiuim
Hit the Streets, Defend the Block (Lost Highway Games)

2019Edit

Best Adventure
GOLD: Masks of Nyarlathotep (Chaosium)
SILVER: Mothership: Dead Planet (Tuesday Knight Games)

Best Aid/Accessory – Digital
GOLD: World Anvil
SILVER: DungeonFog

Best Aid/Accessory – Non-Digital
GOLD: Masks of Nyarlathotep Gamer Prop Set (H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society)
SILVER: Dungeon of Doom Modular Terrain (Dwarven Forge)

Best Art, Cover
GOLD: Call of CthulhuTerror Australis 2E (Chaosium)
SILVER: KULT: Divinity Lost, 4th Edition (Helmgast AB)

Best Art, Interior
GOLD: RuneQuest: Roleplaying in Glorantha Slipcase (Chaosium)
SILVER: Symbaroum Monster Codex (Free League Publishing)

Best Cartography
GOLD: Forbidden Lands (Free League Publishing)
SILVER: A New Map of Hot Springs Island (Swordfish Islands)

Best Electronic Book
GOLD: Sly Flourish’s Return of the Lazy Dungeon Master (Last Word Audio)
SILVER: Fear’s Sharp Little Needles (Stygian Fox Publishing)

Best Family Game / Product
GOLD: Kids on Bikes (Renegade Game Studios/Hunters Entertainment)
SILVER: Dinosaur Princesses (Ardens Ludere)

Best Free Game / Product
GOLD: Ironsworn (Shawn Tomkin)
SILVER: The Ultraviolet Grasslands (Hydra Cooperative)

Best Game
GOLD: Mothership: Player’s Survival Guide (Tuesday Knight Games)
SILVER: Dialect: A Game about Language and How it Dies (Thorny Games)

Best Layout and Design
GOLD: Symbaroum Monster Codex (Free League Publishing)
SILVER: The Black Hack 2nd Edition (Squarehex)

Best Monster/Adversary
GOLD: Sandy Petersen’s Cthulhu Mythos for 5E (Petersen Games)
SILVER: Creature Codex for 5th Edition (Kobold Press)

Best Online Content
GOLD: Seth Skorkowsky
SILVER: The Alexandrian

Best Organized Play
GOLD: Cypher Play Numenera Season 18-2: Building Amber (Monte Cook Games)
SILVER: Minsc and Boo’s Guide to Stuff and Things (Greg Marks)

Best Podcast
GOLD: Ken and Robin Talk About Stuff
SILVER: Red Moon Roleplaying

Best Production Values
GOLD: Forbidden Lands (Free League Publishing)
SILVER: Invisible Sun Black Box (Monte Cook Games)

Best RPG Related Product
GOLD: Dark Adventure Radio Theatre: Masks of Nyarlathotep (H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society)
SILVER: Miskatonic University: Restricted Collection (Chaosium)

Best Rules
GOLD: Call of Cthulhu Starter Set (Chaosium)
SILVER: Forbidden Lands (Free League Publishing)

Best Setting
GOLD: The Fall of Delta Green (Pelgrane Press)
SILVER: Call of Cthulhu – Terror Australis 2e (Chaosium Inc.)

Best Supplement
GOLD: The Glorantha Sourcebook (Chaosium Inc.)
SILVER: The 7th Ed. Guide to Cthulhu Invictus (Golden Goblin Press)

Best Writing
GOLD: Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay Core Rulebook (Cubicle 7)
SILVER: KULT: Divinity Lost, 4th Edition (Helmgast AB)

Product of the Year
GOLD: Masks of Nyarlathotep Gamer Prop Set (H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society)
SILVER: Forbidden Lands (Free League Publishing)

Fan’s Choice, Best Publisher
Chaosium Inc.

Judges’ Spotlight Award
The Stygian Library (Dying Stylishly Games)
Archives of the Sky (Aaron A. Reed)
Sigmata: This Signal Kills Fascists (Land of NOP LLC)
plot ARMOR (Mostly Harmless Games)
The Elephant & Macaw Banner: Player’s Guide (Porcupine Publishing)

2018Edit

Best Adventure

GOLD: The Dark of Hot Springs Island, Swordfish Islands Authors: Jacob Hurst, Evan Peterson, Donnie Garcia
SILVER: Delta Green: A Night at the Opera, Arc Dream Publishing   Authors: Dennis Detwiller, Shane Ivey, Greg Stolze  

Best Aid/Accessory

GOLD: Hex Kit, Cone of Negative Energy
SILVER: Conan GM Screen, Modiphius Entertainment

Best Art, Cover

GOLD: Harlem Unbound, Darker Hue Studios Artist: Brennen Reece
SILVER: Critical Role: Tal’Dorei Campaign Setting, Green Ronin Publishing  Artist: Aaron Riley  

Best Art, Interior

GOLD: City of Mist, Son of Oak Game Studio Artist: Marcin Soboń, Mariusz Sculz, Ario Murti, Carlos Gomes Cabral, Monsters Pit
SILVER: Frostbitten and Mutilated, Lamentations of the Flame Princess   Artist: Zak Smith 

Best Blog

GOLD: Gnome Stew: The Gaming Blog
SILVER: Sly Flourish  

Best Cartography

GOLD: The Midderlands – An OSR Setting & Bestiary, MonkeyBlood Design & Publishing Cartographer: Glynn Seal
SILVER: Starfinder Pact Worlds, Paizo Inc.   Cartographer: Damien Mammoliti  

Best Electronic Book

GOLD: Delta Green: A Night at the Opera, Arc Dream Publishing
SILVER: Scenario from Ontario, Dungeons and Donuts  

Best Family Product

GOLD: Khan of Khans, Chaosium Inc.
SILVER: Heavy Metal Thunder Mouse, Shoreless Skies Publishing  

Best Free Game

GOLD: High Plains Samurai: Legends, Broken Ruler Games
SILVER: Saga of the Goblin Horde, Zadmar Games  

Best Free Product

GOLD: Runequest: Quickstart Rules and Adventure, Chaosium Inc.
SILVER: Tabletop Audio – Original Ambiences and Interactive Sounds, Tabletop Audio  

Best Game

GOLD: Zweihänder Grim & Perilous RPG, Author: Daniel D. Fox
SILVER: Delta Green: The RPG, Arc Dream Publishing   Authors: Dennis Detwiller, Adam Scott Glancy, Christopher Gunning, Kenneth Hite, Shane Ivey, Greg Stolze  

Best Miniature Product

GOLD: Star Trek Adventures Miniatures: The Next Generation, Modiphius Entertainment
SILVEr: Double-Sided Dry-Erase Tiles, Gaming Paper  

Best Monster/Adversary

GOLD: Frostbitten and Mutilated, Lamentations of the Flame Princess Author: Zak Smith
SILVER: Down Darker Trails, Chaosium Inc.   Authors: Kevin Ross, Mike Mason, Scott David Aniolowski, David Cole, Todd Woods  

Best Organized Play

GOLD: Lost Tales of Myth Drannor, D&D Adventurers League, Greg Marks, Robert Adducci, Bill Benham, Travis Woodall, Claire Hoffman, Alan Patrick
SILVER: End of the Line, Michael Maenza  

Best Podcast

GOLD: Miskatonic University Podcast, Miskatonic University Podcast
SILVER: Fear of a Black Dragon, Fear of a Black Dragon  

Best Production Values

GOLD: Delta Green: The RPG, Arc Dream Publishing
SILVER: Star Trek Adventures: Collectors Edition Core Rulebook, Modiphius Entertainment  

Best RPG Related Product

GOLD: Khan of Khans, Chaosium Inc.
SILVER: Dresden Files Cooperative Card Game, Evil Hat Productions  

Best Rules

GOLD: Delta Green: The RPG, Arc Dream Publishing Authors: Dennis Detwiller, Adam Scott Glancy, Christopher Gunning, Kenneth Hite, Shane Ivey, Greg Stolze
SILVER: Star Trek Adventures: Core Rulebook, Modiphius Entertainment   Authors: Dave Chapman, Jim Johnson, Patrick Goodman, Ross Isaacs, Bill Maxwell, Jonathan Breese, Nathan Dowdell, John Snead, Oz Mills, Aaron Pollyea, Rob Wieland, Ade Smith, Anthony Jennings, Dan Taylor, Dayton Ward, Michael Brophy, Giles Pritchard, Maggie Carroll, Steven Creech, Shawn Merwin, Sam Webb, Jacob Ross

Best Setting

GOLD: Harlem Unbound, Darker Hue Studios Authors: Chris Spivey, Ruth Tillman, Bob Geis, Sarah Hood, Neall Raemonn Price
SILVER: Frostbitten and Mutilated, Lamentations of the Flame Princess   Author: Zak Smith  

Best Supplement

GOLD: Reign of Terror, Chaosium Inc. Authors: Mark Morrison, Penelope Love, James Coquillat, Darren Watson
SILVER: Shadowrun Dark Terrors, Catalyst Game Labs   Authors: Brooke Chang, Kevin Czarnecki, Jason M. Hardy, Alexander Kadar, Adam Large, O.C. Presley, Scott Schletz, Dylan Stengel, R.J. Thomas, Amy Veeres  

Best Website

GOLD: Blades in the Dark SRD, Amazing Rando Design
SILVER: Elven Tower Website, Elven Tower Website  

Best Writing

GOLD: Harlem Unbound, Darker Hue Studios Author: Chris Spivey, Ruth Tillman, Bob Geis, Sarah Hood, Neall Raemonn Price
SILVER: Frostbitten and Mutilated, Lamentations of the Flame Princess    Author:  Zak Smith  

Product of the Year

GOLD: Zweihänder Grim & Perilous RPG, Author: Daniel D. Fox
SILVER: Delta Green: The RPG, Arc Dream Publishing  

Judges’ Spotlight Winners

Reece Carter: Fever Swamp, Melsonian Arts Council
Sean McCoy: Operation Unfathomable, Hydra Cooperative
Brian Nowak: FAITH – The Sci-Fi RPG 2.0, Burning Games
Denise Robinson: Winterhorn, Bully Pulpit Games
Kurt Wiegel: Pip System Corebook, Third Eye Games    Author:  Carol Darnell, Eloy Lasanta, Crystal Mazur, Derek Kamal, John D. Kennedy, Martin Manco, Amanda Milner, Jacob Wood

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Hall, Charlie (2017-07-05). "The best tabletop RPGs of 2017". Polygon. Retrieved 2019-02-27.
  2. ^ "ENnies Leadership Change Announcement". ENnie Awards. 2019-02-15. Retrieved 2019-02-15.
  3. ^ "Tabletop RPG Award Nominates Copyright Infringing Game For Multiple Awards(UPDATE)". Bleeding Cool News And Rumors. Bleeding Cool. 29 June 2015.
  4. ^ "RPG: Lancer Withdraws From ENnies, Protesting Controversial Title Receiving Award". Bell of Lost Souls.
  5. ^ "ENnies 2020 nominee will refuse any awards until organisers address 2017 controversy". Geek Native.

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