View Full Version : GURPS February 24, 2014: The Golden Geek Awards 2014

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02-24-2014, 12:04 AM
Check out this new article from the Daily Illuminator that Steve Jackson Games posted:

February 24, 2014: The Golden Geek Awards 2014 (http://www.sjgames.com/ill/a/2014-02-24)

http://www.sjgames.com/img/newsq/illq/2014/goldengeeknomThumb.jpg (http://www.sjgames.com/img/newsq/illq/2014/goldengeeknom.jpg)BGG (http://boardgamegeek.com/) has announced the finalists for the Golden Geek Awards (http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1125630/2013-golden-geek-finalists-announced-winners-wil), and there's some great stuff in the list! BattleLore (http://www.fantasyflightgames.com/edge_minisite.asp?eidm=15) is a personal favorite of mine, and I've also had a lot of fun with XCOM: Enemy Unknown (http://www.xcom.com/enemyunknown/entry), Torchlight II (http://www.torchlight2game.com/), and Shadowrun Returns (http://harebrained-schemes.com/shadowrun/).

Another interesting thing to note is that the video game category has a few board games on it. In fact, all three of the mobile/handheld games mentioned are mobile adaptations of board games: Agricola (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/agricola/id561521557?mt=8), Lords of Waterdeep (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/d-d-lords-of-waterdeep/id648019675?mt=8), and Ticket to Ride: Europe (http://www.daysofwonder.com/online/en/t2r/pocket/). More and more people are experiencing deep, strategic board games for the first time on their phones or tablets. It's a trend that we in the industry can't ignore, and one that ultimately helps us, I think.

I'd also like to point you toward the RPG category for a moment. As you may or may not be aware, Marketing Director Lenny Balsera and I are both writers and game designers for Evil Hat Productions (http://www.evilhat.com/home/), and we both worked on the Fate Core (http://www.evilhat.com/home/fate-core/) line of games. In each of the three categories in which a Fate game could be nominated, it was nominated. Game of the Year? Fate Core. Best Artwork and Presentation? Fate Core again. Best supplement? Fate Accelerated (http://www.evilhat.com/home/fae/) and the Fate System Toolkit (http://www.evilhat.com/home/fate-system-toolkit/). To see these games standing toe-to-toe with the likes of Numenera (http://rpg.drivethrustuff.com/product/114133/Numenera) and Star Wars: Edge of the Empire (http://www.fantasyflightgames.com/edge_minisite.asp?eidm=232) is a tremendous honor for everyone involved with Evil Hat.

Brian Engard (brian@sjgames.com)

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