The Origins Games Fair has finished which means we have got a new set of Origins Awards winners.
Vampire: The Masquerade, now in the hands of Modiphius Entertainment, took home Best Role-Playing Game as well as Fan Favourite.
In doing so, Vampire: The Masquerade becomes only the second RPG to win Best-Roleplaying Game twice.
The other is Dungeons & Dragons, which has won the award numerous times. D&D was the first winner, when the category was introduced, back in 1976. There was no 1977 winner but in 1984 both Twilight: 2000 and Paranoia took home the prize.
Decipher’s Lord of the Rings RPG won the award in the 2002 and last year Cubicle 7’s Adventures in Middle Earth won, but for the purpose of this analysis, we’re not counting those as the same game. Different name. Different system.
Best Role-Playing Game Award winners
The name of the category has had a few variations over the years. This data is modelled on the intended meaning of the prize.
|1977||Dungeons & Dragons||TSR, Inc.|
|1981||Call of Cthulhu||Chaosium|
|1982||Behind Enemy Lines||FASA|
|1983||James Bond 007||Victory Games|
|1984||Paranoia||West End Games|
|1985||DC Heroes RPG||Mayfair Games|
|1986||Ghostbusters||West End Games|
|1987||Star Wars||West End Games|
|1988||GURPS Basic Set, 3rd Edition||Steve Jackson Games|
|1989||Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 2nd Edition||TSR, Inc.|
|1990||King Arthur Pendragon, 3rd ed||Chaosium|
|1991||Vampire: The Masquerade||White Wolf|
|1992||Shadowrun, 2nd Edition||FASA|
|1993||Traveller: The New Era||Game Designer’s Workshop|
|1994||Castle Falkenstein||R. Talsorian Games|
|1995||Mage: The Ascension 2nd Edition||White Wolf Game Studio|
|1996||Deadlands||Pinnacle Entertainment Group, Inc|
|1997||Legend of the Five Rings Roleplaying Game||Alderac Entertainment Group|
|1998||Star Trek: The Next Generation RPG||Last Unicorn Games|
|1999||7th Sea Role-Playing Game||Alderac Entertainment Group|
|2000||Dungeons & Dragons||Wizards of the Coast|
|2001||Adventure!||White Wolf Game Studio|
|2002||The Lord of the Rings Role-Playing Game||Decipher|
|2004||Ars Magica: 5th Edition||Atlas Games|
|2005||Artesia||Archaia Studios Press|
|2006||Burning Empires||Burning Wheel|
|2007||Aces & Eights: Shattered Frontier||Kenzer and Company|
|2008||Mouseguard||Archaia Studios Press|
|2009||Eclipse Phase||Catalyst Game Labs|
|2010||The Dresden Files RPG: Your Story||Evil Hat Productions|
|2012||Marvel Heroic Roleplaying Basic Games||Margaret Weis Productions|
|2013||Numenera||Monte Cook Games|
|2014||Dungeons & Dragons Players Handbook||Wizards of the Coast|
|2015||Dungeon & Dragons Players Handbook||Wizards of the Coast|
|2016||Star Wars: Force and Destiny||Fantasy Flight Games|
|2017||No Thank You, Evil!||Monte Cook Games|
|2018||Adventures in Middle Earth||Cubicle 7|
|2019||Vampire: The Masquerade||Modiphius|