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BEST SUPPORT FOR A GAME OR SUPPLEMENT, 2007

This is a unique and very subjective Sub-Award. It goes to the designer who displayed the best support of their 2007 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 2007 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.

BEST SUPPORT FOR 2007 GOES TO...

The Blossoms are Falling by Luke Crane / with 41 points

The Burning Wheel website remains the best support for a game I've seen, the BWHQ on hand to coach and guide players and GMs alike.

The continued, active support at cons and online from the Burning Wheel crew deserves this award. The book also supports the game just as we've come to expect from the Burning Wheel HQ.

Luke is a machine. That is all.

The Burning Wheel forums remain the finest example of a small press community game forum...or probably any game forum. There are a number of burning gurus waiting to sharpen your Burning Wheel skills, hear about your Burning Triumphs and celebrate with you.

Luke and company continue to have the best support, because not only have they built a web page and support material, but a whole community that supports itself.

RUNNERS UP:

REIGN by Greg Stolze / with 26 points

Stolze is a factory of ideas, pumping out supplement after supplement and distributing them via his proven Ransom Model.

Constant ransom/"free" supplements, this one takes the cake this year.

Cold City Companion by Paul Bourne / with 19 points

The online presence of the creators and the support that the Companion gave the main game line were excellent. An shining example of how to go about helping players enjoy the game, easily.

Grey Ranks by Jason Morningstar / with 18 points

Jason's constant, reasonable presence in online communities makes him the model for non-crazy-person customer relations in the indie field.

Fae Noir by Justin Bow / with 12 points

This has been everywhere

Labyrinth Lord by Dan Proctor / with 11 points

Support from before the game existed!

OTHERS

Steal Away Jordan by Julia B. Ellingboe (8 points), Forward... To Adventure! by The RPG Pundit (6 points)