games / News

2019 Origins Award Nominees Announced – Vampire: the Masquerade, D&D, Star Trek Adventures, More

May 1, 2019 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
Vampire the Masquerade 5th Edition

The 2019 Origins Award nominees for outstanding games in the hobby industry have been announced. The Academy of Adventure Gaming Arts and Design revealed the nominees on Wednesday for awards in roleplaying games, board games, card games, collectible games, gaming accessories and more. The list of nominees includes heavyweights in the gaming industry like Vampire: The Masquerade, Mutants & Masterminds, Magic: The Gathering and (or course) Dungeons & Dragons, as well as a host of new arrivals.

The fifth edition of Vampire is among those games competing in the Roleplaying Games category along with the Mutants & Masterminds Basic Hero’s Handbook, the Star Trek Adventures Starter Set, Monte Cook Games’ Numenera Destiny/Discovery Corebook and more. Meanwhile, Wizards of the Coast is competing for Best Roleplaying Supplement with its Mordenkainen’s Tome of Foes sourcebook against with the likes of Chaosium’s Call of Cthulhu: Masks of Nyarlathotep, Paizo’s Starfinder: Pact Worlds, Modiphius’ Trek Adventures: The Command Division and Fantasy Flight Games’ Legend of the Five Rings: Emerald Empire.

You can see the full list of nominees below. Winners will be announced and presented at the Origins Awards Ceremony on June 15th during the Origins Game Fair.

Roleplaying Games

* Dusk City Outlaws (Scratchpad Publishing)
* Flash Gordon Limited Edition Collectors Box Set (Pinnacle Entertainment Group)
* Forbidden Lands (Free League Publishing)
* Invisible Sun (Monte Cook Games)
* MidGard Worldbook (Kobold Press)
* Mutants & Masterminds Basic Hero’s Handbook (Green Ronin Publishing)
* Numenera Destiny/Discovery Corebook Deluxe Slipcase Set (Monte Cook Games)
* Star Trek Adventures Starter Set (Modiphius Entertainment)
* Uprising: The Dystopian Universe (Evil Hat Productions)
* Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition (Modiphius Entertainment)

Roleplaying Supplement

* Aldis: City of the Blue Rose (Green Ronin Publishing)
* Call of Cthulhu: Masks of Nyarlathotep Slipcase Set (Chaosium)
* Conan: Book of Skelos (Modiphius Entertainment)
* Creature Codex for 5th Edition (Kobold Press)
* Dungeons & Dragons: Mordenkainen’s Tome of Foes (Wizards of the Coast)
* Legend of the Five Rings: Emerald Empire (Fantasy Flight Games)
* Star Trek Adventures: The Command Division (Modiphius Entertainment)
* Starfinder: Pact Worlds (Paizo)
* The Dark Eye: The Warring Kingdoms – Nostria and Anderghast (Ulisses Spiele)
* Traveller: The Great Rift (Mongoose Publishing)

Board Games

* Brass: Birmingham (Roxley)
* Chronicles of Crime (Lucky Duck Games)
* Cryptid (Osprey Games)
* Everdell (Starling Games)
* Gizmos (CMON)
* Pulsar 2849 (Czech Games Edition)
* Rising Sun (CMON)
* Root (Leder Games)
* Space Base (Alderac Entertainment Group)

Card Games

* Anatomy Fluxx (Looney Labs)
* Choose Your Own Adventure: House of Danger (Z-Man Games)
* Dark Souls: The Card Game (Steamforged Games)
* Get the MacGuffin (Looney Labs)
* Maiden’s Quest (WizKids)
* The Mind (Pandasaurus)
* Villainous (Ravensburger)

Collectible Games

* Cardfight Vanguard Unite! Team Q4 Booster (Bushiroad)
* Dragon Ball Super Miraculous Revival Booster (Bandai)
* Heroclix X-Men Xavier’s School (WizKids)
* Keyforge: Call of the Archons Archon Deck (Fantasy Flight Games)
* Lightseekers: Mythical Expansion (PlayFusion)
* Magic the Gathering Dominaria Booster (Wizards of the Coast)
* Pokémon Forbidden Light Booster (The Pokémon Company International)
* Star Wars Destiny – Legacies Booster Pack (Fantasy Flight Games)
* Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Champions Trading Card Game – Death Campaign Deck (PlayFusion)
* Yu-Gi-Oh! Legendary Collection Kaiba Box (Konami)

Family Games

* The Climbers (Capstone Games)
* Echidna Shuffle (Wattsalpoag Games)
* The Mansky Caper (Calliope Games)
* Pantone: The Game (Cryptozoic Entertainment)
* Spy Club (Renegade Game Studios)
* Strawberry Ninja (Golden Bell Studios)
* Super Kitty Bug Slap (Steve Jackson Games)
* The Tea Dragon Society Card Game (Renegade Game Studios)
* When I Dream (Asmodee North America)


* Fallout: Wasteland Warfare (Modiphius Entertainment)
* Kill Team (Games Workshop)
* Kings of War: Vanguard (Mantic Games)
* Necromunda (Games Workshop)
* A Song of Ice and Fire: Tabletop Miniatures Game (CMON)
* Star Wars Legion (Fantasy Flight Games)

Game Accessories

* Black Dragon Trophy Plaque (WizKids)
* D&D RPG: Monster Cards- Challenge 0-5 and D&D RPG: Monster Cards- Challenge 6-16 (Gale Force Nine)
* Digital Life Pad 9″ (Ultimate Guard)
* Flat Plastic Miniatures Core Set (ArcKnight)
* Game Folio (SystemInit)
* Icons of the Realms: Guildmasters’ Guide to Ravnica (WizKids)
* Icons of the Realms: Spell Effects (WizKids)
* Icons of the Realms: Waterdeep Dragon Heist (WizKids)
* Magic Carpet (Arcane Tinmen)
* Squig Dice (Games Workshop)
* Translucent Bronze GaslandsMiniatures Game Template Set (Litko)