2014 ENnie award nominations
I seriously hope this is because you guys didn’t submit anything for consideration because I can’t, for the life of me, fathom how EtoE got completely shut out.
Last years ENnies I noticed the lack of The EtoE Beginner Box…. Then I came across a blog from a former judge… towards the bottom of the post…” the exclusion of Star Wars Edge of the Empire Beginner Box. It was submitted but left off all the nominations. It was not left off because most of the judges don’t like Star Wars or felt that other products were just better. It was left off because one judge didn’t like the special dice the game uses and refused to let it get nominated for anything.” Found at THIS location. I have no choice but to believe the same thing happened here, again, on a much grander scale.
To the FFG Star Wars Team: I see this as a gross oversight. Not trying to blow smoke up your rumps or anything, but credit is due where it is due. Interior art – superb, Jewel of Yavin is one of the greatest adventures I’ve read/run in decades. I place it on a level with Temple of Elemental Evil, Ravenloft, etc.. In fact, it is one of two non-d&d products I’ve said that about. The system itself I find very innovative, with quality mechanics that are unique and fun to play. I mean seriously, you’ve helped me unpathfinder more people then I care to count and have bettered the “role playing” of every person that I’ve had the pleasure to introduce (and demo) to this game.
If it were up to me… I’d have you nominated for
Best Setting (it’s star wars for Zues’ sake, the entertainment juggernaut of the last century).
Best Adventure for JoY,
Best Art, Interior (take your pick on book)
Best Freebie – Shadows of a Black Sun (came with Sabaac rules FTW)
Product of the Year
PodCast – though not FFG, Order 66 rocks! It is entertaining, enlightening, and it matters. It is more then a 3 hour commercial for your products. I know this isn’t on you one way or the other.
and I could make an argument for Best Writing as well.
Consider yourself nominated in those categories in the Shamrock Awards.
For what it is worth, your efforts have been noticed. I’m sorry it wasn’t by the “right people” to see you recognized amongst your peers.
What I’m saying is… thank you! Thank you for bringing Star Wars to a system that “feels like Star Wars”. Thank you for providing years of fun for my friends and I. Thank you for making GMing fun again. Thank you, for bringing a community, that doesn’t always get along, into a setting that we all share a passion for, and at the very least have a mutual respect for eachother through. I’m sure I’m not the only person on the boards that feels this way.. Feel free to chime in...
Edited by Shamrock, 22 July 2014 - 09:01 AM.