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
- 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?