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The Annual Gen Con EN World RPG Awards
(or ENnie Awards
) are annual, fan-based awards for role-playing game
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products and publishers hosted at Gen Con
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. The name of the award is derived from the EN World
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web site that has hosted the awards since their inception in 2001.
The awards were initially focused on d20 System
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products and publishers and were a solely internet
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-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 and 2011, they were sponsored by both Indie Press Revolution
Indie Press Revolution is a sales network that acts as a fulfillment house for publishers of indie role-playing games. It was founded in 2004 by Ed Cha of Open World Press and Brennan Taylor of Galileo Games. IPR represents over 100 author/publishers involved in role-playing games...
The 2012 Categories are as follows:
- Best Website
- Best Blog
- Best Cartography
- Best Interior Art
- Best Cover Art
- Best Production Values
- Best Writing
- Best Rules
- Best Supplement
- Best Adventure
- Best Monster/Adversary
- Best Setting
- Best Aid/Accessory
- Best Miniature
- Best RPG Related Product
- Best Software
- Best Podcast
- Best Free Product
- Best Electronic Book
- Best New Game
- Best Game
- Product of the Year
- Fans’ Choice for Best Publisher
Results by year