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Eureka Has Been Nominated for a Golden Geek Award – Please Vote for Us!

Posted By Martin Ralya On October 4, 2010 @ 1:19 am In Gnome Gnews | 7 Comments

Eureka has been nominated for a 2010 Golden Geek Award for Best Supplement!

Thank you VERY much to all of the Gnome Stew readers who voted to get Eureka nominated — this is a huge and unexpected honor.

The Golden Geek Awards are given out every year by BoardGameGeek, one of the largest and best-known board gaming communities on the web. They recently began covering RPGs and video games, and this is the first year that they’ve includes RPGs in the Golden Geek Awards.

We’re blown away to have Eureka nominated after just three months on the market, and we’re in pretty amazing company: competition for Best Supplement includes the Player’s Handbook 3, Dark Sun Campaign Setting, and the Burning Wheel Adventure Burner. My first reaction was “Whoa!”

Please Vote for Eureka

If you’re a fan of Eureka, Engine Publishing, or the Stew, please vote for Eureka! Voting is now open and ends on October 31, 2010.

To vote, you need to be a BoardGameGeek member and meet any one of three criteria: have a supporter badge from any year, have purchased an avatar, or pay a one-time 20 GeekGold fee. Here’s how it works:

  1. Visit the Golden Geek Awards RPG voting page
  2. Click on the “Best Supplement” button up top
  3. Click on the box to the right of Eureka: 501 Adventure Plots to Inspire Game Masters
  4. Rate Eureka a “1″ (the highest rating)

That’s it! There’s no “submit” button — once you’ve rated Eureka (and any other nominees you’re interested in), your vote will be counted when voting closes.

Thank you so much for supporting Eureka, Engine Publishing, and the Stew!

Update: Want to vote, but don’t meet the above criteria? You still can!

Gnome Stew reader and BGG admin jmilum said the following in his comment below:

Another way to qualify to vote is to have an avatar, if anyone would like to vote all they need to do is register at the site and send me a geekmail (the internal messaging system at RPG Geek) and I’ll spot you the GeekGold to get an avatar. My username there is jmilum.

About  Martin Ralya

A father, husband, writer, small-press publisher, former RPG industry freelancer, and lifelong geek, Martin has been gaming since 1987 and GMing since 1989. He lives in Utah with his amazing wife Alysia and their awesome daughter Lark in a house full of books and games.




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7 Comments To "Eureka Has Been Nominated for a Golden Geek Award – Please Vote for Us!"

#1 Comment By Rafe On October 4, 2010 @ 7:37 pm

The things they require in order to vote are just discouraging, in the truest sense of that word. I simply can’t be assed to pay them money to do something every other award site knows to do for free. And if there’s a free way to vote, it’s pretty well obfuscated.

G’luck anyway, guys!

#2 Comment By Martin Ralya On October 4, 2010 @ 10:43 pm

I agree, Rafe. I understand that BGG has to take some measures to prevent vote fraud, but they raise the bar pretty high for folks who would otherwise be voting legitimately.

You can actually vote for free, but it requires you to contribute to the site — you earn GeekGold for doing things like writing reviews and posting game images, and you can use the GG to pay the one-time fee or buy your avatar.

It’s actually a lot of fun, but one person’s fun is another’s work. ;-)

#3 Comment By Rafe On October 5, 2010 @ 8:12 am

True, true.

Unfortunately, I realized that BW’s Adventure Burner is also up for nomination. That makes it a tough call, since BW is my game of choice and the AdBu is freakin’ awesome. Also, I’m going to New York this weekend for a BW convention, and Luke will be within striking distance, so I would have had to offer fealty via a Golden Geek Award vote. However, I’m not voting so I’m spared the torment of dividing my loyalties/favourites!

Regardless, I hope either you guys or Luke wins! Those are true supplements, in my opinion. Players Handbook 46? Whatever. (Dark Sun, though… hmmm…)

#4 Comment By jmilum On October 5, 2010 @ 8:52 am

Disclaimer: I am one of the Admins at RPG Geek.

Another way to qualify to vote is to have an avatar, if anyone would like to vote all they need to do is register at the site and send me a geekmail (the internal messaging system at RPG Geek) and I’ll spot you the GeekGold to get an avatar. My username there is jmilum.

Here is another thread that is more specific for discussing just the RPG Awards:

http://rpggeek.com/thread/570952/2010-rpg-golden-geek-awards-discussion-thread

#5 Comment By Rafe On October 5, 2010 @ 10:06 am

Thanks for that, He Who Is Also Known As Horatio!

#6 Comment By davethegame On October 5, 2010 @ 2:02 pm

Done! It’s good to not be up against you guys in an award so I can fully give my support :)

#7 Comment By Martin Ralya On October 5, 2010 @ 8:23 pm

@jmilum – That’s totally awesome — thank you for doing that, jmilum! I’ll make a note in my article above about this.

@Rafe – Thanks, Rafe! I’m rooting for Luke as well — the AdBu is an awesome, awesome book.

@davethegame – Thanks, Dave! I appreciate your support. :-)


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