Origins Awards 2019

The Academy of Adventure Gaming Arts and Design presented the Origins Awards 2019 on June 15.

AAGAD presents the Origins Awards to companies for outstanding games in the hobby industry. Members of the Academy vote on each category. The winner of the fan favorite category was voted by attendees of the Origins Game Fair in Columbus, OH.

Board Games

  • Root by Leder Games (designed by Cole Wehrle)

Fan Favorite

  • Root by Leder Games (designed by Cole Wehrle)

Card Games

  • The Mind by Pandasaurus (designed by Wolfgang Warsch)

Fan Favorite

  • The Mind by Pandasaurus (designed by Wolfgang Warsch)

Collectible Games

  • KeyForge: Call of the Archons Archon Deck by Fantasy Flight Games

Fan Favorite

  • KeyForge: Call of the Archons Archon Deck by Fantasy Flight Games

Family Games

  • The Tea Dragon Society Card Game by Renegade Game Studios (designed by Steve Ellis, Tyler Tinsley)

Fan Favorite

  • Echidna Shuffle by Wattsalpoag Games (designed by Kris Gould)

Miniatures

Tie

  • Necromunda by Games Workshop (designed by Andy Hoare)
  • Star Wars Legion by Fantasy Flight Games (designed by Alex Davy)

Fan Favorite

  • Star Wars Legion by Fantasy Flight Games (designed by Alex Davy)

Roleplaying Games

  • Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition by Modiphius Entertainment (designed by Kenneth Hite, Karim Muammar, Martin Ericsson, Mathew Dawkins, Karl Bergström, Juhana Pettersson; Art team: Tomas Arfert, Mary Lee, Mark Kelly, Sarah Horrocks, Anders Muammar, Mike Mignola, and the CCP Atlanta art team directed by Reynir Harðarson, consisting of Erling Ingi Sævarsson, John Van Fleet, Vince Locke, Michael Gaydos, Matthew Mitchell)

Fan Favorite

  • Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition by Modiphius Entertainment (designed by Kenneth Hite, Karim Muammar, Martin Ericsson, Mathew Dawkins, Karl Bergström, Juhana Pettersson; Art team: Tomas Arfert, Mary Lee, Mark Kelly, Sarah Horrocks, Anders Muammar, Mike Mignola, and the CCP Atlanta art team directed by Reynir Harðarson, consisting of Erling Ingi Sævarsson, John Van Fleet, Vince Locke, Michael Gaydos, Matthew Mitchell)

Roleplaying Supplement

  • Dungeons & Dragons: Mordenkainen’s Tome of Foes by Wizards of the Coast (designed by Mike Mearls, Jeremy Crawford, Adam Lee, Ben Petrisor, Robert J. Schwalb, Matt Sernett, Steve Winter, Kim Mohan, Christopher Perkins, Kate Welch, Nolan Whale)

Fan Favorite

  • Dungeons & Dragons: Mordenkainen’s Tome of Foes by Wizards of the Coast (designed by Mike Mearls, Jeremy Crawford, Adam Lee, Ben Petrisor, Robert J. Schwalb, Matt Sernett, Steve Winter, Kim Mohan, Christopher Perkins, Kate Welch, Nolan Whale)

Game Accessories

  • Black Dragon Trophy Plaque by WizKids

Fan Favorite:

  • D&D RPG: Monster Cards- Challenge 0-5 and D&D RPG: Monster Cards- Challenge 6-16 by Gale Force Nine

Game of the Year

  • Root by Leder Games

Rising Star Award

  • Jamey Stegmaier

Hall of Fame Inductees

4 thoughts on “Origins Awards 2019

  1. Vampire: The Masquerade is miscredited. That’s the art team and it names Tomas Arfert twice. The game design was by Kenneth Hite, Karim Muammar, Karl Bergström, Freya Gyldenstrøm, and Martin Ericsson.

    Where’s it from? I’ve seen the same error in multiple places and it’d be nice to get to the source.

  2. Jukka Särkijärvi: The credits I ran come from the nomination announcement, which appeared in a press release (https://www.acdd.com/news/press-releases/origins-2019.html) and several industry outlets like ICV2 (https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/43096/origins-award-nominees). The reason that version had legs is that it appeared before the Origin people posted the list on their own site, but the list on the Origins site now is the one YOU give, not the one in the press release. If the other people are the art team, well, how about if I just add the designers up front and label the art team after? Or does that only compound the mistake?

  3. That sounds solid. The art team certainly deserves credit for a really gorgeous book!

    I also have a quibble with how it’s presented as Modiphius’s work when White Wolf produced the game and Modiphius only got the license afterwards, but that’s maybe not necessary to hash out here.

  4. “Jamie Stegmaier” is actually “Jamey Stegmaier.”

    That said, however, it’s a good crop of winners. I disagree with a few (viscerally so in at least one case), but overall making the Origins award a juried award (with a separate “Fan Favorite” winner in each category) was a strong move.

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