I had a more sober post scheduled for today, but I guess that gets bumped to Monday, since the Ennie noms got posted today!. Sadly (if unsurprisingly), this blog did not make the cut, but a number of really awesome blogs did, so I wish them luck, and in the absence of luck, perhaps they’ll all kill each other and clear the field for next year! 🙂
However, I’ve no real reason to complain – Evil Hat did very well, with both Dresden Files and Happy Birthday Robot receiving multiple nominations in some very robust categories. The Best Game category is particularly interesting, both for what’s there and what’s not. Also, best Aid/Accessory and Best RPG-Related Product are full of things that I wish had made the Origins list.
As with any such list, one will see omissions. No nods for Smallville or Fiasco, which is more than a bit of a shame, and similarly sad to see no Dragon Age (EDIT: Fiasco was apparently eligible last year, not this year, and received appropriate honors! My error, there.). Some nice surprises, though – Glad to see Block by Bloody Block get a nod, and definitely pleased to see the love for ICONs.
I’ll probably run through the list later, and give my picks and my predictions (because, hey, that’s half the fun), but on the off chance you want to do the same, let me share with you my predictive model, honed through years of observation.