The ORIGINS game convention was this past week, and with them the Origins Awards, one of the two major hobby gaming awards (the other being the ENnies, given out at GenCon). And this year, a project I worked on (and mentioned previously in this journal), Hobby Games: The 100 Best, took the Non-Fiction Publication of the Year category.
I'm delighted to share the award with such distinguished company - over a hundred other essayists (counting intros and afterwords), all wrangled between two covers by editor James Lowder. James took the Fiction Publication of the Year category as well with the short story collection: Astounding Hero Tales.
One of the nice things about awards is that point out the high marks of the past year, so if you were thinking about getting the book, here's a big thumbs-up from gaming itself. Go check it out.
How to Tell if you're in a Tolkien Story ('The Toast') - So, thanks to Janice for this link, which led to a site I thought was awesome. The site allows you to answer the all-important question: of HOW TO TELL IF ...
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