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https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/46666/origins-awards-2020-winners-unveiled


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Best Family Game: The Quacks of Quedlinburg by North Star Game
Digital Adaptation: Tsuro VR by Calliope Games / Thunderbox Entertainment Digital
Best Collectible Game: Marvel HeroClix: Avengers Black Panther and the Illuminati Booster Brick by WizKids
Best Roleplaying Game: Teens in Space by Renegade Game Studios
Best Game Accessory: Citadel Contrast Paint by Games Workshop
Best Miniatures Game: Warcry by Games Workshop
Best Historical Miniatures Game: Bolt Action: Campaign D-Day Operation Overlord by Osprey Games / Warlord Games
Best Historical Game: Pandemic: Fall of Rome by Z-Man Games
The Academy also inducted two designers, a game, and a web site into the Adventure Game Hall of Fame. This year’s inductees were:

Reinhold Wittig, Designer
Wolfgang Kramer, Designer
Yahtzee by Milton Bradley/Hasbro
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Wolfgang Warsh, game designer, won the Rising Star Award.
The Academy of Adventure Gaming Arts and Design (AAGAD) announced the list of games nominated for 2020 Origins Awards back in March (see " 2020 Origins Awards Nominees Announced ").



the mini games nominees were
Gaslands: Refuelled by Osprey Games
Power Rangers: Heroes of the Grid by Renegade Game Studios
Reality's Edge: Cyberpunk Skirmish Rules by Osprey Games
Riot Quest by Privateer Press
Warcry by Games Workshop

Little surprised that the Alien RPG did not win the RPG category -- certainly seemed to be well received-- sold out fast enough.


Historical Minis Category

Bolt Action: Campaign D-Day Overlord by Osprey Games / Warlord Games
Bolt Action: Korea by Osprey Games / Warlord Games



literal win/win situation there for Warlord then.

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Warcry beat Gaslands? Or any of the other fantastic war-games? Really?
   
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There Historical section seemed a bit..... lacking..... considering there were tons of "historical" products that come out every year.

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Warcry paid to beat gaslands lol

   
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People actually play Warcry?

   
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Blastaar wrote:
Warcry beat Gaslands? Or any of the other fantastic war-games? Really?
I think it comes down to the sheer number of people who know of Warcry, as a GW product, versus Gaslands. Isn't the Ennies a "community voted" award anyway?
   
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Blastaar wrote:
Warcry beat Gaslands? Or any of the other fantastic war-games? Really?

I suspect that will be down to the size of the audience equating to quantity of votes, rather than being a reflection of the actual quality of the games in question.

 
   
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 Valander wrote:
Blastaar wrote:
Warcry beat Gaslands? Or any of the other fantastic war-games? Really?
I think it comes down to the sheer number of people who know of Warcry, as a GW product, versus Gaslands. Isn't the Ennies a "community voted" award anyway?


That would also explain why Bolt Action: D-day would be so popular, and the only other Nomination being..... Bolt Action: Korea.

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 Valander wrote:
Blastaar wrote:
Warcry beat Gaslands? Or any of the other fantastic war-games? Really?
I think it comes down to the sheer number of people who know of Warcry, as a GW product, versus Gaslands. Isn't the Ennies a "community voted" award anyway?

Yep. Publishers submit their games to a panel of judges, with online final voting on the products companies bothered to submit and got approval.
The awards themselves are often corporate sponsored as well (though its varied by year as to who and how many)

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Well, the "awards" confirmed for skub-tier popularity contest, I guess.

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 reds8n wrote:
https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/46666/origins-awards-2020-winners-unveiled


the mini games nominees were
Gaslands: Refuelled by Osprey Games
Power Rangers: Heroes of the Grid by Renegade Game Studios
Reality's Edge: Cyberpunk Skirmish Rules by Osprey Games
Riot Quest by Privateer Press
Warcry by Games Workshop.


I think this was a decent call. Gaslands is good, and arguably far more approachable with matchbox cars than GW's fare.

But from the perspective of somebody who spurned GW for the last decade, Warcry is a lot better than the whine crew would lead the average gamer to believe.

Especially if the metric involves 40k, then warcry is a veritable slam dunk in comparison, game design-wise.

I dont put much stock in the origins awards anymore, despite largely agreeing with the winning entries. They kinda lost their relevance in the early nineties, and recent awards have proven quite questionable in the last decade or so.

Hell, conventions that give out awards like the dicetower or boardgamegeek awards matter more to the general consumer, and those awards are even more questionable. Popularity contests, often driven by campaigns for so and sos fabe game to win, so that their confirmation bias isnt bruised, and they have an award name to back up their purchasing choice. Eurogamers on boardgame geek can be really stupid sometimes.



   
 
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