The five finalists in each category of the Origins Awards were chosen by retailers attending the GAMA Trade Show in Las Vegas last week.  The finalists were chosen by retailers from a list drawn from publisher/creator submissions with a jury review.  Attendees at Origins Game Fair and the Acadeemy of Adventure Gaming Arts and Design will select the winners, which will be announced at the ceremony at Origins on Saturday, June 28th.  


Miniature or Miniatures Line

Skarrd Raze #2 by Dark Age Games

Titanius Fury by Dragonfire Laser Crafts Inc.

Bronzeback Titan, HORDES: Evolution Miniatures Line by Privateer Press

Dark Heaven Legends Fantasy Miniatures by Reaper Miniatures   


Miniatures Rules

Classic Battletech

Published by Catalyst Game Labs

Created by Jordan Weisman

Edited by Michelle Lyons, Diane Piron-Gelman


Saganami Island Tactical Simulator, Second Edition

Published by Ad Astra Games

Created by Ken Burnside and Thomas Pope


Forces of WARMACHINE: Pirates of the Broken Coast        

Published by Privateer Press

Created by Brian Snoddy and Matt Wilson



Published by Rackham

Created by Arnaud Cuidet, Jean-Baptiste Lullien, Nicolas Raoult, and Jerome Rigal


Song of Blades and Heroes       

Published by Andrea Sfiligoi

Created by Andrea Sfiligoi



Publication, Fiction

Astounding Hero Tales         

Published by Hero Games        

Edited by James Lowder


Dragons of the Highlord Skies         

Published by Wizards of the Coast       

Written by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman


Frontier Cthulhu        

Published by Chaosium        

Edited by William Jones


The Orc King        

Published by Wizards of the Coast        

Written by R.A. Salvatore


The Time Curse        

Published by Margaret Weis Productions        

Written by James M. Ward



Publication, Non-Fiction

40 Years of Gen Con         

Published by Atlas Games        

Written by Robin D. Laws


Confessions of a Part-Time Sorceress: A Girl's Guide to the Dungeons & Dragons Game        

Published by Wizards of the Coast        

Written by Shelly Mazzanoble


Grand History of the Realms         

Published by Wizards of the Coast        

Written by Brian R. James and Ed Greenwood


Hobby Games: The 100 Best         

Published by Green Ronin         

Edited by James Lowder


No Quarter Magazine        

Published by Privateer Press        

Nathan Letsinger, editor-in-chief; Eric Cagle, editor; Josh Manderville, art director



Roleplaying Game


Published by Fantasy Flight Games

Written by Robert Vaughn and Christian T. Petersen


The Savage World of Solomon Kane

Published by Great White Games/Pinnacle Entertainment Group   

Written by Paul "Wiggy" Wade-Williams (with Shane Lacy Hensley)



Published by Mongoose Publishing        

Written by Matthew Grau and Fraser McKay


Battlestar Galactica         

Published by Margaret Weis Productions         

Written by Jamie Chambers


Faery's Tale Deluxe          

Published by Firefly Games        

Written by Patrick Sweeney, Sandy Antunes, Christina Stiles, and Robin D. Laws


Aces & Eights

Published by Kenzer & Co.

Written by Jolly R. Blackburn, Brian Jelke, Steve Johansson, Dave Kenzer, Jennifer Kenzer and Mark Plemmons



Roleplaying Game Supplement

Legend of the Five Rings: Emerald Empire        

Published by Alderac Entertainment Group        

Written by Shawn Carman, Richard Farrese, Douglas  Sun and Brian Yoon


Pirate's Guide to Freeport         

Published by Green Ronin        

Written by Chris Pramas, Robert J. Schwalb, and Patrick O'Duffy


Delta Green: Eyes Only         

Published by Pagan Publishing         

Written by Dennis Detwiller, Adam Scott Glancy and Shane Ivey


Pathfinder: Rise of the Runelords          

Published by Paizo Publishing        

Edited by James Jacobs, Art by Wayne Reynolds


Ruins of the Wild: Dungeon Tiles 4          

Published by Wizards of the Coast        

Written by Bruce R. Cordell


Codex Arcanis

Published by Paradigm Concepts        

Written by Team Paradigm


Game Support      

Dungeon Life: Bendy Walls

Published by by Z-Man Publishing   


Gamemastery Flip Mat: Tavern

Published by Paizo Publishing   


Crystalline Counters

Published by Three Sages Games   


Hollow Earth Expedition GM Screen

Published by Exile Game Studio   


Dr. Wizard's Patented Elevation Indicator        

Published by Stratus Artworks   


Call Of Cthulhu Dice Set

Published by Q-Workshop



Collectible Card Game


Published by Score Entertainment        

Aik Tongtharadol (lead designer), William Harper (rules editor)


Legend of the Five Rings        

Published by Alderac Entertainment Group        

Mark Wootton (lead designer), Charles Urbach (cover artist)


The Spoils

by Tenacious Games, Inc.        

Josh Lytle (lead designer), Patrick Meehan (lead artist)



Board Game or Expansion

Pillars of the Earth        

Published by Mayfair Games        

Created by Michael Rieneck and Stefan Stadler



Published by Elfin Werks        

Created by Andrea Chiarvesio and Luca Iennaco


StarCraft: The Board Game        

Published by Fantasy Flight Games        

Created by Corey Konieczka and Christian Petersen


Last Night on Earth, The Zombie Game        

Published by Flying Frog Productions         

Created by Jason Hill


Battue: Storm of the Horse Lords        

Published by Red Juggernaut        

Created by Jim Long



Traditional Card Game


Published by Gorilla Games        

Created by Jeff Siadek


Cutthroat Caverns       

Published by Smirk and Dagger Games        

Created by Curt Covert and Justin Brunetto



Published by Tangent Games        

Created by Geoff Habiger and Coy Kissee


Zombie Fluxx       

Published by Looney Labs        

Created by Andrew Looney


Infernal Contraption        

Published by Privateer Press        

Created by Matt Wilson, Jason Soles, Kevin Clark, Erik Breidenstein


Race for the Galaxy

Published by Rio Grande Games

Created by Thomas Lehmann