The Academy of Adventure Gaming Arts and Design Announces 2013 Origins Awards Nominees



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The Academy of Adventure Gaming Arts and Design Announces 2013 Origins Awards Nominees

COLUMBUS, OH (April 01, 2013) The Academy of Adventure Gaming Arts and Design is pleased to announce the 2013 Origins Awards Nominees.

The awards are presented by the Academy of Adventure Gaming Arts and Design to companies for outstanding games in the industry. For the 39th annual award cycle, the Awards had fifteen categories: Best Roleplaying Game, Best Roleplaying Supplement, Best Board Game, Best Traditional Card Game, Best Family, Party or Children’s Game, Best Gaming Accessory, Best Miniatures Rules, Best Miniature Figure, Best Historical Board Game, Best Historical Miniature Figure, Best Historical Miniature Game Supplement, Best Historical Miniature Rules, and Best Game-Related Publication, and Best Collectible Card Game.

The winner of each category will be voted on by attendees at the Origins Game Fair. The winners will be announced and presented at the Origins Awards Ceremony on Saturday June 15th of the event.

Additional information concerning the Origins Awards can be found at www.originsgamefair.com under the Origins Awards link.

Please congratulate these companies:

Best Roleplaying Game

Iron Kingdoms Full Metal Fantasy RPG Core Rules – Privateer Press

Marvel Heroic Roleplaying Basic Games – Margaret Weis Productions

Monsterhearts – Buried Without Ceremony

Nights of the Crusades – Aetheric Dreams

Primeval RPG – Cubicle 7 Entertainment Ltd.


Best Roleplaying Supplement
Marvel Heroic Roleplaying Civil War Essentials Edition Event Book – Margaret Weis Productions

Menzoberranzan: City of Intrigue – Wizards of the Coast

Mutants & Masterminds: Threat Report – Green Ronin

Rimward: The Outer System – Posthuman Studios

The Mythos Dossiers – Cubicle 7 Entertainment

Best Board Game
Hot Rod Creeps – Cryptozoic

Kingdom Builder – Queen Games

Lords of Waterdeep – Wizards of the Coast

Mage Knight – WizKids

Mage Wars – Arcane Wonder

Best Collectible Card Games

Card Fight! Vanguard Breaker of Limits – Bushiroad

Kaijudo: Rise of the Duel Masters – Wizards of the Coast

Legend of the 5 Rings: Embers of War – AEG

World of Warcraft: War of the Ancients – Cryptozoic

Yu-Gi-Oh! Battlepacks – Konami


Best Traditional Card Game
Doctor Who the Card Game – Cubicle 7 Entertainment/Treefrog Games

Legendary – Upper Deck

Locke & Key – Cryptozoic

Penny Arcade: Rumble in R’lyeh – Cryptozoic

Smash Up – AEG


Best Family, Party or Children’s Game
Catan Junior – Mayfair Games

Escape: The Curse of the Temple – Queen Games

Love Letter – AEG

Once Upon A Time 3rd Edition – Atlas Games

Quarriors! Dice Building Game – WizKids Games



Best Gaming Accessory
Castle Panic: The Wizard’s Tower – Fireside Games

Dungeon Tiles: Castle Grimstead – Wizards of the Coast

Metal Steampunk Dice Set – Q Workshop

Pathfinder Battles Miniatures: Rise of the Runelords – WizKids games

Pathfinder Serpent’s Skull Dice Set – Q Workshop


Best Miniatures Rules
Dungeon Command: Curse of Undeath – Wizards of the Coast

Heavy Gear Blitz! Perfect Storm: The NuCoal Field Guide – Dream Pod 9

The Battlefield: Miniature Modern Warfare – Bombshell Games/Brent Spivey

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Campaign Starter Set – WizKids Games

WARMACHINE: Colossus – Privateer Press

Best Historical Miniature Figure/Line

Ancient Greeks - Victrix Ltd

Austrian Napoleonic Infantry – Perry Miniatures

Early Imperial Romans – Aventine Miniatures

Early War Polish WWII – Forged In Battle

German BP44 Armored Train – Battlefront Miniatures



Best Historical Board Game
1812: The Invasion of Canada – Academy Games

Andean Abyss – GMT

Clash of Wills – Mayfair Games

Frontline General: Spearpoint 1943 Village and Defensive Line Map Expansion – Collins Epic War Games

Samurai Battles – Zvezda

Best Historical Miniature Rules Supplement

Bolt Action: Armies of Germany – Osprey Publishing/Warlord Games

Clash of Empires – Great Escape Games

Flames of War: Nuts – Battlefront Miniatures

Hail Caesar Army Lists: Late Antiquity to Early Medieval – Warlord Games

SAGA: Raven’s Shadow – Gripping Beast/Studio Tomahawk

Best Historical Miniature Rules

Brink of Battle: Skirmish Gaming Through the Ages – Strategic Elite

Bolt Action: WWII Wargaming Rules – Osprey Publishing/Warlord Games

Deus Vault – Fireforge Games

Flames of War: Open Fire! – Battlefront Miniatures

Mad Dogs With Guns – Pulp Action Library


Best Miniature Figure Line

The Aberration (Carnevale: The Miniature Game) – Vesper-On Games

Marvel HeroClix: Galactic Guardians – WizKids Games

Mountain King (Trollbloods Gargantuan) – Privateer Press

Radru-Rashaar (Carnevale: The Miniature Game) – Vesper-On Games

Trontek 29ers Corporation Team – Mantic Games

Best Game-Related Publication
Death’s Heretic – Paizo Publishing, LLC

Battletech: Weapons Free – Catalyst Game Labs

Time Traveled Tales – GAMA

Eighth Day Genesis: A World Building Codex – Alliteration Ink

Never Unprepared: The Complete Game Master’s Guide to Session Prep – Engine Publishing

We want to thank all of the companies who submitted for the awards this year! These products will be on display and available to Origins attendees to check out and play at their convenience at the Lending Library during the Origins Game Fair in June. Come play and vote on your favorites!