This year’s Gen Con was full of some stellar RPGs–and more than a few horrifically good ones, if the genres of the winners are anything to go by. Come see who took away the gold and silver from this year’s Ennies.
A lot of amazing RPGs out there this year. We had a chance to see a few of these on the convention floor–and can take you a little deeper with some of the winners in the coming week, but for now, here’s a list of the winners. Special shout outs should go to Harlem Unbound, which is this gorgeous (and gorgeously written) sourcebook that takes players into the world of the Harlem Renaissance in order to fight the terrors of the Mythos.
Launched originally on Kickstarter, Harlem Unbound is a unique RPG sourcebook that takes players into the exciting world of the Harlem Renaissance at its height, to face terrifying horrors from the Lovecraftian Mythos. This groundbreaking tome gives Keepers and players everything they need to bring this unique place and time to life, and engage with the people who gave it its soul. Your order includes the approximately 300-page deluxe hardcover book featuring premium color printing as well as a digital edition of the book.
Harlem Unbound is compatible with multiple systems, with options for investigating the Mythos on New York’s jazz-soaked streets using either Chaosium’s Call of Cthulhu RPG or any of the several GUMSHOE-powered investigative RPGs by Pelgrane Press.
But you can find Cthulhu at the heart of most of this year’s offerings. Whether in Delta Green (who put in a fantastic showing) or Miskatonic University’s Podcast, if you’re Cthulhu or Chaosium related, this was your year. So get ready to explore cosmic horror, friends.
via The Ennie Awards
Best Art, Cover
Best Art, Interior
Best Electronic Book
Best Family Product
Best Free Product
Best Free Game
Best Miniatures Product
GOLD: Star Trek Adventures Miniatures: The Next Generation (Modiphius Entertainment)
SILVER: Double-Sided Dry-Erase Tiles (Gaming Paper)
Best Organized Play
Best Production Values
GOLD: Delta Green: The RPG (Arc Dream Publishing)
SILVER: Star Trek Adventures: Collectors Edition Core Rulebook (Modiphius Entertainment)
Best RPG Related Product
Product of the Year
Fan’s Choice, Best Publisher
Judges’ Spotlight Award