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

Origins Awards 2019 Nominees

The Academy of Adventure Gaming Arts and Design released the Origins Award 2019 nominees on May 1.

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 will be voted by attendees of the Origins Game Fair. The winners will be announced at the Origins Awards Ceremony on June 15.

Board Games

  • Brass: Birmingham by Roxley (designed by Gavan Brown, Matt Tolman, Martin Wallace)
  • Chronicles of Crime by Lucky Duck Games (designed by David Cicurel)
  • Cryptid by Osprey Games (designed by Ruth Veevers, Hal Duncan)
  • Everdell by Starling Games (designed by James A. Wilson)
  • Gizmos by CMON (designed by Phil Walker-Harding)
  • Pulsar 2849 by Czech Games Edition (designed by Vladimír Suchý)
  • Rising Sun by CMON (designed by Eric M. Lang)
  • Root by Leder Games (designed by Cole Wehrle)
  • Space Base by Alderac Entertainment Group (designed by John D. Clair)

Card Games

  • Anatomy Fluxx by Looney Labs (designed by Andrew Looney)
  • Choose Your Own Adventure: House of Danger by Z-Man Games (designed by Prospero Hall)
  • Dark Souls: The Card Game by Steamforged Games (designed by David Carl)
  • Get the MacGuffin by Looney Labs (designed by Andrew Looney)
  • Maiden’s Quest by WizKids (designed by Kenneth C. Shannon III)
  • The Mind by Pandasaurus (designed by Wolfgang Warsch)
  • Villainous by Ravensburger (designed by Prospero Hall)

Collectible Games

  • Cardfight Vanguard Unite! Team Q4 Booster by Bushiroad
  • Dragon Ball Super Miraculous Revival Booster by Bandai
  • Marvel HeroClix: X-Men Xavier’s School by WizKids
  • KeyForge: Call of the Archons Archon Deck by Fantasy Flight Games
  • Lightseekers: Mythical Expansion by PlayFusion
  • Magic the Gathering Dominaria Booster by Wizards of the Coast
  • Pokemon Forbidden Light Booster by The Pokémon Company International
  • Star Wars Destiny – Legacies Booster Pack by Fantasy Flight Games
  • Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Champions Trading Card Game – Death Campaign Deck by PlayFusion
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! Legendary Collection Kaiba Box by Konami

Family Games

  • The Climbers by Capstone Games (designed by Holger Lanz)
  • Echidna Shuffle by Wattsalpoag Games (designed by Kris Gould)
  • The Mansky Caper by Calliope Games (designed by Ken Franklin)
  • Pantone: The Game by Cryptozoic Entertainment (designed by Scott Rogers)
  • Spy Club by Renegade Game Studios (designed by Randy Hoyt, Jason D. Kingsley)
  • Strawberry Ninja by Golden Bell Studios (designed by Chris Castagnetto)
  • Super Kitty Bug Slap by Steve Jackson Games (designed by Sam Mitschke, Randy Scheunemann)
  • The Tea Dragon Society Card Game by Renegade Game Studios (designed by Steve Ellis, Tyler Tinsley)
  • When I Dream by Asmodee North America (designed by Chris Darsalkis)

Miniatures

  • Fallout: Wasteland Warfare by Modiphius Entertainment (designed by  James Sheahan)
  • Kill Team by Games Workshop  
  • Kings of War: Vanguard by Mantic Games (designed by Matt Gilbert)
  • Necromunda by Games Workshop (designed by Andy Hoare)
  • A Song of Ice and Fire: Tabletop Miniatures Game by CMON (designed by Michael Shinall, Eric M. Lang)
  • Star Wars Legion by Fantasy Flight Games (designed by Alex Davy)

Roleplaying Games

  • Dusk City Outlaws by Scratchpad Publishing (designed by Rodney Thompson)
  • Flash Gordon Limited Edition Collectors Box Set by Pinnacle Entertainment Group (designed by Scott Woodard, Randy Mosiondz, Simon Lucas, Anthony Pryor, Ed Wetterman, Preston DuBose, David Boop, John M Gof)
  • Forbidden Lands by Free League Publishing (designed by Tomas Härenstam, Erik Granström, Christian Granath, Nils Karlén, Kosta Kostulas)
  • Invisible Sun by Monte Cook Games (designed by Monte Cook)
  • MidGard Worldbook by Kobold Press (designed by Wolfgang Baur, Richard Green, Jeff Grubb, Jon Sawatsky, Dan Dillon, Chris Harris)
  • Mutants & Masterminds Basic Hero’s Handbook by Green Ronin Publishing (designed by Crystal Frasier, Steve Kenson)
  • Numenera Destiny/Discovery Corebook Deluxe Slipcase Set by Monte Cook Games (designed by Monte Cook, Bruce R. Cordell and Sean K. Reynolds)
  • Star Trek Adventures Starter Set by Modiphius Entertainment (designed by Nathan Dowdell, Sam Webb, Marco Rafala)
  • Uprising: The Dystopian Universe by Evil Hat Productions (designed by Brian Engard, Anna Meade)
  • Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition by Modiphius Entertainment (designed by Tomas Arfert, Mary Lee, Mark Kelly, Sarah Horrocks, Tomas Arfert, 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

  • Aldis: City of the Blue Rose by Green Ronin Publishing (designed by Joseph Carriker, Brian Cortijo, Stephen Michael DiPesa, Joshua Graham, Jess Hartley, Steve Kenson, Steven Jones, Grace Li, Rebecca Wise)
  • Call of Cthulhu: Masks of Nyarlathotep Slipcase Set by Chaosium (designed by Larry DiTillio, Lynn Willis, Mike Mason, Lynne Hardy, Paul Fricker, Scott Dorward)
  • Conan: Book of Skelos by Modiphius Entertainment (designed by Benn Graybeaton, Mark Carroll, Rachael Cruz, Jason Durall, Chris Lites, John Snead)
  • Creature Codex for 5th Edition by Kobold Press (designed by Chris Harris, Dan Dillon, Wolfgang Baur, James Haeck, James Introcaso, Shawn Merwin, Richard Green, Brian Suskind, Chris Lockey, Jon Sawatsky, Jeremy Hochhalter)
  • 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)
  • Legend of the Five Rings: Emerald Empire by Fantasy Flight Games (designed by Tim Cox, Per Andreassen, Marie Brennan, Robert Denton, E.A. Dunn, John Dunn, Lisa Farrell, C. Thomas Hand, Rob Hobart, Keith Kappel, D.G. Laderoute, Monte Lin, James Mendez Hodes, Neall Raemonn Price, Nancy Sauer)
  • Star Trek Adventures: The Command Division by Modiphius Entertainment (designed by Jim Johnson, Nathan Dowdell, Aaron Pollyea)
  • Starfinder: Pact Worlds  by Paizo (designed by Alexander Augunas, Judy Bauer, Robert Brookes, Jason Bulmahn, John Compton, Amanda Hamon Kunz, Thurston Hillman, Mikko Kallio, Jason Keeley, Jonathan Keith, Steve Kenson, Lyz Liddell, Ron Lundeen, Robert G. McCreary, David N. Ross, Owen K.C. Stephens, James L. Sutter, Russ Taylor)
  • The Dark Eye: The Warring Kingdoms – Nostria and Anderghast by Ulisses Spiele (designed by Florian Don Schauen, Daniel Simon Richter, Eevie Demirtel, Alex Spohr)
  • Traveller: The Great Rift by Mongoose Publishing (designed by M. J. Dougherty)

Game Accessories

  • Black Dragon Trophy Plaque by WizKids
  • D&D RPG: Monster Cards- Challenge 0-5 and D&D RPG: Monster Cards- Challenge 6-16 by Gale Force Nine
  • Digital Life Pad 9″ by Ultimate Guard
  • Flat Plastic Miniatures Core Set by ArcKnight
  • Game Folio by SystemInit
  • Icons of the Realms: Guildmasters’ Guide to Ravnica by WizKids
  • Icons of the Realms: Spell Effects by WizKids
  • Icons of the Realms: Waterdeep Dragon Heist by WizKids
  • Magic Carpet by Arcane Tinmen
  • Squig Dice by Games Workshop
  • Translucent Bronze Gaslands Miniatures Game Template Set by Litko

[Thanks to Mark Hepworth for the story.]

2018 Origins Awards

The Origins Game Fair, which made news by dropping Larry Correia as a guest, was held in Columbus, OH last weekend. In any other year, the announcement of the 2018 Origins Award winners would have drawn the con’s biggest headlines.

Best Board Game, Fan Favorite, and Game of the Year

Best Card Game and Fan Favorite

Best Card Game Fan Favorite

Best Miniatures Game and Fan Favorite

Best Collectible Game and Fan Favorite

Best Family Game and Fan Favorite

Best Game Accessory and Fan Favorite

Best Role-Playing Game Supplement and Fan Favorite

Best Role-Playing Game

Fan Favorite Role-Playing Game

[Via Black Gate.]