This year, I am seeking your vote! To be an Ennies’ Judge.
The Ennies are “an annual fan-based celebration of excellence in tabletop roleplaying gaming.”
One challenge that I believe faces the Ennies is the issue of 800 pound gorillas. The games and companies that are the gateway into our hobby.
I acknowledge that many gamers stay in the entry way, playing only their gateway game. That is awesome and works for them.
But I would like to also celebrate the games that are less well-known. That may scratch a very niche itch.
This may require a few adjustments to the game categories; And I believe my answer to one of the nominee questions helps illuminate where I would like to help shape the Ennies:
I would love to recognize first time entrants for their own award. This could be a general grab bag, or a narrow set of categories.
I would love to see awards for best third party material.
A vibrant third-party community is something to celebrate.
Best open content, either licensed under the OGL or Creative Commons (or other licenses), would be a great addition.