Indie RPG Awards

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The Indie RPG Awards are annual, creator-based awards for Indie role-playing game products. The creator of the Awards is Andy Kitkowski. It was established in 2002.

For the purposes of the Awards, there exists a following "definition" of an Indie role-playing game:[1]

  • A game where the creator is the person who has written at least 50% of the actual game content.
  • A game where the creator has full control of content and publishing. They can say, "I'd like to print 200 more copies" or "I'll drop the price by 50%", "I think this game needs more ninjas..." and do so without asking permission or checking with anyone else.
  • A game where the creator is the publisher: They alone are responsible for paying all the costs of printing, art, advertising, etc. They also have full executive receipt and full control over the disbursement of profits.

Categories[edit]

The following categories for nominations were used throughout the awards history:

  • Indie Game of the Year - main award for Indie Games.
  • Indie Supplement of the Year - sub-award for best Supplements of Indie Games.
  • Best Free Game - sub-award for free Indie Games.
  • Best Support - sub-award for publisher who displayed best support for previously published game or supplement.
  • Best Production - sub-award for best written and most attractive Indie Games.
  • Most Innovative Game - sub-award for games that stretch the RPG experience in new ways.
  • Andy's Choice Award - Awards creator personal award; presented only in 2002, 2003 and 2004.
  • People's Choice Award - sub-award decided by popular vote rather than by peers for best game and best supplement; presented only in 2004.
  • Best Synergy - sub-award for a game for which the game rules have been tailor-made to reflect the setting they take place in, and the setting is clearly reflected in the rules; presented only in 2002 and 2003.
  • Indie RPG "Human of the Year" - sub-award for Indie RPG creators and supporters rather than games; presented only in 2002 and 2003.
  • Best Use of the d20 License - presented only in 2002
  • Indie RPG Zine of the Year - presented only in 2002

Winners[edit]

2002[edit]

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2007[edit]

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2009[edit]

Fiasco, Beat to Quarters and Little Fears Nightmare Edition, Diaspora, Swashbucklers of the 7 Skies and Montsegur 1244, On Her Majesty's Arcane Service and A Penny for My Thoughts and 44: A Game of Automatic Fear, Chronica Feudalis: A Game of Imagined Adventure in Medieval Europe, Ganakagok, Escape from Tentacle City, Hellcats and Hockeysticks: A Role-Playing Game of chaos, anarchy, and decidedly unladylike behavior and S/Lay w/Me, Lady Blackbird: Adventures in the Wild Blue Yonder, Shotgun Diaries: A Zombie Survival Roleplaying Game and Time & Temp, Atomic Highway - Post Apocalyptic Roleplaying and Slasher Flick, Norwegian Style and The Drifter's Escape and Umläut: Game of Metal

Thou Art But A Warrior: A Polaris Supplement, RPG = Role Playing Girl 2009, Tour de Lovecraft: The Tales, Bloodstained Stars, The World of Near

44: A Game of Automatic Fear, Last Train Out of Warsaw

  • Best Production: Lady Blackbird: Adventures in the Wild Blue Yonder

Fiasco, Atomic Highway - Post Apocalyptic Roleplaying, A Penny for My Thoughts and Diaspora, Umläut: Game of Metal, The Drifter's Escape, 44: A Game of Automatic Fear, Ribbon Drive and Witch Girls Adventures and The Day After Ragnarok, Montsegur 1244, Kagematsu, Bloodstained Stars, Freedberg and The Dance and the Dawn and Chronica Feudalis: A Game of Imagined Adventure in Medieval Europe

Beat to Quarters, Atomic Highway - Post Apocalyptic Roleplaying, Lady Blackbird: Adventures in the Wild Blue Yonder, Diaspora, Action Castle, The Day After Ragnarok, Time & Temp, Tour de Lovecraft: The Tales and On Her Majesty's Arcane Service

Ribbon Drive, Kagematsu and Fiasco and Ganakagok, S/Lay w/Me, Action Castle, Montsegur 1244, Misery Bubblegum and Little Fears Nightmare Edition, Hellcats and Hockeysticks: A Role-Playing Game of chaos, anarchy, and decidedly unladylike behavior and Lady Blackbird: Adventures in the Wild Blue Yonder, On Her Majesty's Arcane Service

2010[edit]

2011[edit]

2014[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20131116080451/http://rpg-awards.com/faq.shtml#1a
  2. ^ a b c Shannon Appelcline (2011). Designers & Dragons. Mongoose Publishing. ISBN 978-1-907702-58-7. 

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