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INDIE SUPPLEMENT OF THE YEAR, 2009

This Sub-Award honors the best supplement for an existing Independent RPG. It is judged on the same standards as the Indie Game of the Year, but applies to game supplements rather than games themselves. This can include additional rules, setting information, or anything that enhances an existing game. The supplement may be for purchase or free.

THE Indie Supplement of the Year FOR 2009 IS...

The Day After Ragnarok by Kenneth Hite / with 55 points

Dead giant Midgard Serpent crushes and poisons big chunks of Europe and Africa. Film at 11.

Fun and well-written supplement to a beloved system.

Very interesting premise. Nice use of the Savage Worlds system

Hite macht Gotterdamerung, ditto.

 

THE RUNNERS UP:

Thou Art But A Warrior: A Polaris Supplement by Anna Kreider / with 48 points

A stunning game that builds on Polaris rather than merely supplementing it.

A moving and well-researched game. Moves a great game into the realm of pedagogy while keeping the fun of play. Tragedy at its best.

RPG = Role Playing Girl 2009 by Danielle Lewon, Jenni Dowsett, Meguey Baker, Jennifer Schoonover, Charlotte Law, and Emily Boss / with 45 points

I must admit, I am Girl

A must read for anyone interested in games.

Though still finding its form, this is one of the best magazine reads this year.

Tour de Lovecraft: The Tales by Kenneth Hite / with 33 points

Hite does HPL, what's not to like?

Bloodstained Stars by Sydney Freedberg / with 24 points

It's not often you get a book so concentrated with background. Inspiration on every page.

Burning Wheel HQ delivers again.

Hands down, the most interesting RPG supplement in some time.

The World of Near by Eero Tuovinen / with 15 points