I attended the ENnie awards this year because the Marvel Heroic Roleplaying Basic Game was nominated for three categories. I’m the art director for the Marvel line and responsible for the layout and art selection of the book. So I was sitting nervously in the audience because Cam Banks threatened to make me give one of the speeches if we won.
I was not expecting what happened just after the intermission. Somebody with a microphone said “Technoir.” I practically jumped out of my seat. That somebody was Jody Kline, one of the ENnie judges. He selected Technoir for his Judge’s Spotlight Award. The other judges selected Designers & Dragons, Edge RPG, Honor + Intrigue, and Shelter In Place. What a great group of games to be mentioned among.
This is now my second Judge’s Spotlight Award. You might remember that Chronica Feudalis, my first game, received one in 2010. It’s such an honor to have my work recognized and I’m so thrilled that these awards are part of the ENnies.
Of course it’s not just my work. Technoir is what it is thanks to the articulate editing of Will Hindmarch, breathtaking artwork by Leah Huete, and the rocking Transmissions designed and written by Mark DiPasquale and Ryan Macklin. Not to mention all the talented playtesters who ensured that my little game didn’t suck. Thank you so much for that.
And just in case your wondering, the Marvel Heroic Roleplaying Basic Game won in all three categories it was nominated for: a gold for Best Rules, and silvers for Best Game and Product of the Year. And I had to give the speech for that last one.