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ENnies 2016

July 21, 2016

From the ENnies website: The Gen Con EN World RPG Awards (the “ENnies”) are an annual fan-based celebration of excellence in tabletop roleplaying gaming. The ENnies give game designers, writers and artists the recognition they deserve. It is a peoples’ choice award, and the final winners are voted upon online by the gaming public.

The ENnies were created in 2001 as an annual award ceremony, hosted by the leading D&D/d20 system fan site, EN World in partnership with Eric Noah’s Unofficial D&D 3rd Edition News. Since they were originally conceived the ENnies have expanded from an Internet-based awards selection to an annual award ceremony at Gen Con Indy. The ENnies have also branched out from their roots as an award ceremony focused upon d20 system publishers and products to celebrate the achievements of all tabletop RPGs and the publishers and products that support them.

With award categories recognizing the components that make a game great to the types of products fans have come to love, categories for fan-based websites and much more, the ENnies are the best way for fans to acknowledge outstanding effort from and to say “thank you” to the publishers, designers and artists who make this hobby great.

This year Kotodama submitted their translated Kickstarted backed RPG Ryuutama to this year’s awards.  It has been nominated in Best Cover Art and Best Family Game.  Others games related to this blog are King of Slimes (Best Free Game) and Cubicle 7 who puts out Kuro (Fan’s Favorite Publisher).  Other categories to vote in include: Best Adventure, Best Aid/Accessory, Best Blog (of which I am not nominated), Best Electronic Book, Best Miniature Product, Best Monster/Adversary, Best Podcast, Best Rules, Best Setting, Best Software, Best Supplement, and more.

You could vote for any nominated game at the voting booth.  It is completely free, no login required, and you do not have to vote for all categories, just the ones you are familiar with.  The voting goes to the midnight tonight, so hurry and sorry this took so long to get up.  Winners will be announced in August at GenCon.


Press Release: Konami Set to Bring it for Four Days Straight at Gen Con

August 13, 2013

The masses of game enthusiasts converging on Gen Con 2013 will want to make sure they carve out time to see what Konami Digital Entertainment Inc., the makers of the best-selling trading card game ever, the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG, is bringing to this year’s show. Konami will be featuring the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG at booth #601 and providing plenty of entertaining and engaging activities for attendees to experience at the con from August 15th – August 18th.

This year, attendees will want to make the Konami booth their first stop because the company will be selling a must-get for the Gen Con crowd, an exclusive Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG double game mat. A limited quantity will be available for $30 during the show. Also fans will want to create their own exclusive one-of-a-kind Yu-Gi-Oh! Token Card. They can choose from five different card backgrounds with characters, including favorites like Yusei, Jaden, Yugi and Yuma.

Fans can purchase Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG products at Gen Con, including the recently released Battle Pack 2: War of the Giants and Number Hunters. As a bonus, for Gen Con attendees who purchase a minimum $10 worth of product get a Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Score pad.

With Token Card in hand, attendees will want to make their way to a game table and get a Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG demonstration from the experts. There will also be a $3 off coupon for Super Starter: V for Victory (redeemable only at Konami’s booth during Gen Con) in the show book. Additionally, they can snap a photo with the oversized Utopia statue. Electronic gamers can also get their Yu-Gi-Oh! fix at one of the upright gaming stations where they can play Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s Decade Duels Plus on the PlayStation3, Xbox 360, or Yu-Gi-Oh! BAM on iOS platforms.

Konami will be holding a Duel the Master competition, in the Wabash Room, where each aspiring Master will get the chance to spin the wheel – to determine which Deck they’ll play – and then battle head-to-head against a Master. If an attendee knocks off a Master they can spin the wheel again to determine a prize, though everyone will get one booster pack just for participating.

In addition to the activities listed above, Konami will have exciting interactive carnival games to play in the Wabash Room. Family members can try to throw a bean bag through a hole in a Yu-Gi-Oh! character standee, try their hand at a Yu-Gi-Oh! games of BINGO or Duel on an oversized game mat utilizing large Yu-Gi-Oh! cards from the upcoming deck,  Saga of Blue-Eyes White Dragon which will be released in September.

For the avid Duelist looking for a more formal gameplay, Konami will host a variety of Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG events at the Extravaganza in the Wabash Room throughout the convention including 2014 Regional Qualifiers, Duel the Master, Duelist League geared toward new players, Battle Pack Sealed Deck Tournaments and Win-A Mat.

Gen Con hours:
Thursday, August 15: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Friday, August 16: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 17: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 18: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.