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Origins Interviews & Origins Awards Winners

Posted on June 29, 2008 by Flames

Some of the Flames Rising crew was at Wizard World Chicago this weekend checking out new Horror Comics and Dark Fantasy Artists. Michael Erb helped us diversify our efforts and dropped by Origins Game Fair to get the scoop on upcoming games, cool events and the 34th Annual Origins Awards.

Here are a few teasers of some of the interviews he is working on:

* Andy Looney of Looney Labs who talks about their undead-themed game “Zombie Fluxx,” how it differs from other Fluxx games and why he even wanted to make a Zombie-themed game (here is a hint; he didn’t).

* Scott Hill, the lead artist for Flying Frog Productions, talks about their very popular Zombie survival game “Last Night on Earth” and its first expansion, as well as another horror-themed game “A Touch of Evil.” All of them look extremely cool and Scott even gives a teaser about Flying Frog’s next game. It’s out of this world.

* There is a little bit of magic in the air when Fred Hicks of Evil Hat Productions talks about the upcoming “Dresden Files RPG” which is based on the popular novels by Jim Butcher. The IPR booth had a sneak peek of the RPG, including artwork from the comic written and illustrated by the Dable brothers.

While at the convention, the Origins Awards winners were announced. We’ve got the highlights here for folks to enjoy. For the full list of nominees and more information check out the AAGAD website.

34th Annual Origins Awards Winners

Miniatures Rules of the Year
Classic Battletech
Published by Catalyst Game Labs

Miniature or Miniatures Line of the Year
Titanius Fury
By Dragonfire Laser Crafts Inc.

Collectible Card Game of the Year
Legend of the Five Rings
Published by Alderac Entertainment Group

Historical Miniature Game of the Year
Check Your 6!
Published by Skirmish Campaigns

Historical Miniatures Line of the Year
Romano-British 15mm
Published by Splintered Light Miniatures

Historical Board Game of the Year
Age of Empires III: The Age of Discovery
Published by Tropical Games

Non-Fiction Publication of the Year
Hobby Games: The 100 Best
Published by Green Ronin

Fiction Publication of the Year
Astounding Hero Tales
Published by Hero Games

Game Accessory of the Year
Call of Cthulhu Dice Set
Published by Q-Workshop

Roleplaying Game Supplement of the Year
Codex Arcanis
Published by Paradigm Concepts

Roleplaying Game of the Year
Aces & Eights
Published by Kenzer and Co.

Traditional Card Game of the Year
Zombie Fluxx
Published by Looney Labs

Board Game or Expansion of the Year
StarCraft: The Board Game
Published by Fantasy Flight Games

Hall of Fame Inductees
* R. A. Salvatore
* Vampire: The Masquerade (White Wolf Games)
* Paranoia (Mongoose Publishing)

More Origins coverage and interviews will be posted here on Flames Rising soon. Stayed tuned for interviews, reviews and photos from the show.

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