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[ACADEMY]: Origins Awards winners!

[ACADEMY]: Origins Awards winners!
 

[ACADEMY]: Origins Awards winners!

Mon, 6 Jul 98 19:10:13 -0500

PRESS RELEASE FOR RELEASE JULY 4, 1998 Blacksburg, Virginia

July 3, 1998

Origins Awards Winners Announced at Origins 98!

At a gala ceremony at the 1998 Origins International Game Expo and Fair, the Academy of Adventure Gaming Arts & Design today announced the winners of the 1997 Origins Awards, the premier awards for design and production excellence in adventure games. In addition, the Academy inducted eight classic games and game magazines into the Adventure Gaming Hall of Fame.

The Origins Awards are a 24-year tradition of the Academy of Adventure Gaming Arts & Design. Each year, nominees are selected by the Academy membership, then voted on by the gaming public (using ballots published in many gaming magazines) and the Academy. Winners are traditionally announced at the Origins game show. This year's Awards ceremony was held the night of Friday, July 3rd, at Origins in Columbus, Ohio.

The winners of the 1997 Origins Awards are:

Best Abstract Board Game of 1997 Kill Doctor Lucky Designer: James Ernest Cheapass Games

Best Historical Board Game of 1997 Successors Designers: Mark Simonitch, Richard Berg The Avalon Hill Game Company

Best Science Fiction or Fantasy Board Game of 1997 Roborally Grand Prix Designers: Glenn Elliot, Adam Conus, Tom Wylie Wizards of the Coast

Best Graphic Presentation of a Board Game of 1997 (tie) Wadjet: a Family Adventure Game Graphic Designer: Dee Pomerleau Timbuk II, Inc.

Successors Graphic Designer: Kurt Miller The Avalon Hill Game Company

Best Action Computer Game of 1997 Tomb Raider Eidos Software

Best Roleplaying Computer Game of 1997 Final Fantasy VII Eidos Software

Best Strategy Computer Game of 1997 Sid Meier's Gettysburg Designers: Sid Meier, Jeff Briggs, Brian Reynolds Firaxis

Best Amateur Game Magazine of 1997 Starry Wisdom Editors: Dustin Wright, Eric Vogt, Shannon Appel, Drashi Khendup Chaosium, Inc.

Best Professional Game Magazine of 1997 Knights of the Dinner Table Magazine Developers: Jolly Blackburn, Brian Jelke, Steve Johansson, David Kenzer Kenzer & Co.

Best Trading Card Game of 1997 Shadowrun Trading Card Game Limited Edition Designers: Mike Nielsen, Jim Nelson, Mike Mulvihill FASA Corp.

Best Traditional Card Game of 1997 Give Me the Brain Designer: James Ernest Cheapass Games

Best Card Game Expansion or Supplement of 1997 L5RTime of the Void Designer: Dave Williams Five Rings Publishing

Best Graphic Presentation of a Card Game of 1997 Shadowrun Trading Card Game Limited Edition Graphic Designers: Jim Nelson, Mike Nielsen FASA Corp.

Best Game-Related Novel of 1997 Planar Powers Author: J. Robert King TSR, Inc.

Best Game-Related Short Work of 1997 A Forty Share in Innsmouth Author: C.J. Henderson Chaosium

Best Roleplaying Adventure of 1997 Independence Day Designers: Chris Snyder, Matt Forbeck Pinnacle Entertainment Group, Inc.

Best Roleplaying Supplement of 1997 Delta Green Designers: Dennis Detwiller, Adam Scott Glancy, John Tynes Pagan Publishing

Best Roleplaying Game of 1997 Legend of the Five Rings Roleplaying Game Designer: John Wick Alderac Entertainment Group

Best Graphic Presentation of a Roleplaying Game, Adventure, or Supplement of 1997 In Nomine Graphic Designers: Jeff Koke, Derek Pearcy, Dan Smith Steve Jackson

Best Historical Figure Miniatures Series of 1997 Charlie Company U.S. Army Figures Designer: Bob Murch RAFM

Best Science Fiction or Fantasy Figure Miniature of 1997 Sisters of Battle Battle Squad (Seraphin) Designer: Jes Goodwin Games Workshop

Best Vehicular Miniature of 1997 Call of Cthulhu Roadster Designer: Bob Murch RAFM

Best Historical Miniatures Rules of 1997 Flint & Steel Designer: Richard Kane Clash of Arms Games

Best Science Fiction or Fantasy Miniatures Rules of 1997 Deadlands: the Great Rail Wars Designer: Shane Lacy Hensley Pinnacle Entertainment Group, Inc.

Best New Play-by-Mail Game of 1997 Middle-earth PBM Fourth Age Circa 1000 Designers: William B. Feild Jr., Peter G. Stassun Game Systems, Inc.

Best Ongoing Play-by-Mail Game of 1997 Star Web Designer: Rick Loomis Flying Buffalo, Inc.

1998 Inductees to the Adventure Gaming Hall of Fame:

Nuclear War Designer: Douglas Malewicki Flying Buffalo, Inc.

BattleTech Mechs & Vehicles Developer: Charles Crain Ral Partha

Berg's Review of Games Publisher: Richard Berg

Illuminati Play-by-Mail Designer: Draper Kauffman Adventure systems, Flying Buffalo, Inc.

Middle-earth Play-by-Mail Designers: William B. Feild Jr., Peter G. Stassun Game Systems, Inc.

The Courier Publisher: Dick Bryant Courier Publications

Fire & Movement Baron Publishing, Diverse Talents, Inc., Steve Jackson Games

Strategy & Tactics SPI, 3W, Decision Games

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