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This is a unique and very subjective Sub-Award. It goes to the designer who displayed the best support of their 2006 published game or supplement. This could be through the creation of forums or mailing lists about their game, their response times to questions about their games, the designer's use of marketing to get the word out about their game, the organization of the game's website, and of course support materials like free downloads, rules, starter kits, materials, adventures and supplements.

For the 2006 games, this one was a close contest. It is also noteworthy that the top three games are also the top three in the Game of the Year (though not in the same order). Support is vital to a system.


Burning Empires, by Luke Crane / with 52 points

Selected Peer Feedback:

"Active forums, actual play reports, demos and support material all make this the best supported Indie RPG."

"Hands down. Wiki, web site, cool supplements. Everyone knows."

"A wiki, a well run and active forum, and a generally helpful and active web presence make this game an easy one to find out information, find help, and get extensions for."


Spirit of the Century, by Robert Donoghue, Fred Hicks, Leonard Balsera / with 46 points

"A fantastic and enthusiastic online presence, along with a wealth of support material gives SotC an incredibly high level of support."

"The rulebook alone would guarantee SOTC a nod in this category, but Evil Hat has been a constant, positive presence all over the Net. I've also seen real non-designer humans discuss it in meatspace; always a plus."

"Fred Hicks, Rob Donahue, and Leonard Balsera provide more gamer feedback than I previously thought imaginable."

The Zorcerer of Zo / with 19 points

Chad provides more support than should be possible for one man.

JAGS Revised, by Marco Chacon / with 17 points

In terms of support this free game has enough material and advice to keep you sustained for a long time to come, and it is continually added to in volume and quality. More than Just Another Gaming System.

The supplements that are offered on the Jags website are as thorough as the Jags Revised book.Wonderland, Have Not, C-13, and many other supplemental books make Jags Revised a wonderfully supported system with any number of often innovative settings to satisfy your gaming needs.


Hollow Earth Expedition (14 pts), Wild Talents: Superhero Roleplaying in a World Gone Mad (13 pts), Cold City (13 pts), Faery's Tale (8 pts), Agon (8 pts)