Origins Award Finalists Announced

Per ICv2, the Origins Award finalists have been announced – the winners are announced at Origins in June.

As I don’t give a crap about all that stuff other than RPGs, here’ s the RPG finalists excerpted!


  • CthulhuTech by Catalyst Game Labs
  • D&D 4e Player’s Handbook by Retardation Studios
  • Mouse Guard RPG by Archaia Studios Press
  • Star Wars Saga Edition..  What?   I call shenanigans on this.  It was released in June 2007, even the WotC product page says so.
  • The Trail of Cthulhu, Pelgrane Press

RPG Supplements:

  • Buccaneers of Freeport by Green Ronin Publishing
  • Forgotten Realms Campaign Guide, by Mary Sue Productions
  • Hero Lab, by Lone Wolf Development
  • Serenity Adventures, by Margaret Weis Productions
  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic by Wizards of the Coast

I have no vote for the RPG finalists – haven’t played any of them except 4e (sucks) and SW: Saga (good but from two years ago).  I definitely vote Buccaneers of Freeport for the supplements though.  I so love Freeport.

In fact – not only was SW: Saga from 2007, but CthulhuTech was a finalist last year as well!  What the hell?!?  Is this year’s crop of RPGs so shitty we have to pull last year’s in to make a solid spread of nominees?  Hmmm.  Well, it looks like CT was published through Mongoose initially but then switched publishers to Catalyst so it could come out as a full color hardcover…  I guess that’s enough of a change to merit resubmission.  What’s SW:Saga’s excuse?  Did Lucas issue a new version where Han doesn’t shoot first?

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