I’m running out of elliptical titles for posts about awards. Ah well.
Um, yeah, the Origins Awards. I didn’t game much this last year. That won’t stop me from commenting, though!
I see, among the Best RPG nominees: five licensed games. Well, four; I don’t think it counts as a license when the same person is writing both the original text (Artesia) and the RPG. Four out of the five use existing systems, with varying degrees of adaptation to the world.
No Dogs in the Vineyard.
There’s a lot of creativity in every RPG, licensed or not, original mechanics or not. I can’t believe that a bunch of licenses based on existing mechanics represents the most creative stuff the industry has to offer, though.