Wednesday, June 20, 2012

The Academy of Adventure Gaming Arts and Design Announces 38th Annual Origins Awards Winners COLUMBUS, OH (June 20, 2012) The Academy of Adventure Gaming Arts and Design is proud to announce the winners for the 38th Annual Origins Awards. The Origins Awards are presented annually by the Academy of Adventure Gaming Arts and Design to recognize outstanding achievement in design and production of games and game-related products. The winners were voted on by attendees at the Origins Game Fair in Columbus, OH on May 30th – June 3rd from the nominees in each category chosen by retailers at the GAMA Trade Show. The winners were announced and the coveted Calliope statues were presented at the Origins Awards Ceremony on the evening of Saturday, June 2nd. The Academy would like to extend its heartfelt thanks to the jury members, GAMA staff, and everyone who submitted a product to the 38th Annual Origins Awards. Best Role Playing Game Arcanis -Paradigm Concepts Best Role Playing Supplement Shadows Over Scotland (Call of Cthulhu) - Cubicle 7 Entertainment Best Board Game Conquest of Nerath – Wizards of the Coast Best Traditional Card Game NUTS! - Wildfire, LLC Best Family, Party, or Children’s Game Get Bit! – Mayday Games Best Miniatures Figure or Line Storm Strider – Privateer Press Best Miniatures Rules or Expansion Battletech: The Wars of Reaving - Catalyst Game Labs Best Collectable Card Game or Expansion Magic The Gathering: Innistrad – Wizards of the Coast Best Game Accessory Shadowrun Runner’s Toolkit – Catalyst Game Labs Best Game-Related Publication The Kobold Guide to Board Game Design – Open Design LLC Best Historical Board Game Strike of the Eagle – Academy Games Best Historical Miniatures Rules or Expansion Flames of War: Cassino – Battlefront Miniatures Ltd. Best Historical Miniatures Figure or Line Bolt Action WW2 – Warlord Games Best Play By Mail or Correspondence Heroic Fantasy – Flying Buffalo Inc. Congratulations to all of the winners!

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