This year’s ENnie Awards Nominees have been announced and boy are there a lot of good RPG products out there! Many of the nominees have been featured here on the Goblin Beat and some of them even used in podcasts. Several of them are also sitting on the shelf waiting their turn to be used in a few gaming sessions.
I encourage you to check out all of the nominees and see what is out there that you might have missed but might love. The one thing I found in the list that I really want to get my hands on is tremulus, a game released this past year by Reality Blurs, the same folks that brought Cthulhu to Savage Worlds with Realms of Cthulhu, the hardcover copy of which is still one of my favorite source books. tremulus follows in a similar vein being subtitled “a storytelling game of lovecraftian horror” and promising good horror roleplaying within an easy to learn system that requires only two six-sided dice to play. Like I mentioned above I already have several other games awaiting their turn at the table but this one might end up being shunted to the front of the queue.
Speaking of games awaiting their turn at the gaming table Deadlands Noir from Pinnacle has several nods including Best Art and Best Cartography. The hardcover of that book is also beautiful and I’m hoping to get to play in a game soon (maybe even talk someone else into running it!). Pinnacle has other products on the list as well including a Judge’s Spotlight winner for Weird Wars Rome which we have used for a series of podcasts here on the site.
Fate Core and their extras have also been used for our podcasts and got several nods of their own including one for the Fate Dice line, which have been a great hit around our table, so it’s good to see them get recognized as well.
One product getting a lot of nominations which we have talked a lot about but haven’t actually done anything with yet is Numenera, the game system and world from Monte Cook. Starting with a mega-KickStarter this game has really come on the scene in a big way over the past year and I’m sure it will continue to grow and hopefully we here at the Goblin Beat will get a chance to try it out at some point.
Overall this year’s list of ENnie nominees would be a great shopping list for any RPG lover and I encourage you to go through the list and let us know if there’s anything on there that deserves a shout-out that we failed to mention.