Who’s leading the Ennies 2012 pack?

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The nominees for the 2012 Ennies have be announced ahead of Gen-Con. There’s just shy of 40 different publishers, excluding blogs, who have a nomination this year which proves what a diverse and well balanced industry RPG publishing is.

Looking at the publishers with the most nominations we discover that the top five all have five or more entries. Wizards of the Coast beat out Paizo Publishing but neither claim the top spot. The publisher with the most nominations is Pelgrane Press. Pelgrane Press is co-nominated with author Graham Walmsley for a couple of categories, alone on some and Walmsley has a standalone nomination too. Counting only those nominations that explicitly mention Pelgrane Press gives the British publisher a commanding lead with 10 entries.

Publishers with most 2012 Ennie Nominations

  • Pelgrane Press: 10
  • Wizards of the Coast: 8
  • Paizo Publishing: 7
  • Green Ronin: 5
  • Cubicle 7: 5

That’s the end of Geek Native’s analysis. The official nomination lists are below.

Best Adventure

Best Aid/Accessory

Best Art, Cover

Best Art, Interior

Best Blog

Best Cartography

Best Electronic Book

Best Free Product

Best Game

Best Miniatures Product

Best Monster/Adversary

Best Podcast

Best Production Values

Best RPG Related Product

Best Rules

Best Setting

Best Supplement

Best Website

Best Writing

Product of the Year

Judge’s Spotlight Award

  • Matthew Muth – ?
  • Kennon Bauman – ?
  • Kat Boulware – ?
  • Jody Kline – ?
  • Kurt Wiegel – ?
  • You’ll find out at the ceremony!
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