This Sub-Award is awarded to the game that stretches the RPG experience in new ways. It may be a particular innovative mechanic that has never been used in other games (or never been used as well as previous games), or it changes the dynamics of a regular game group (the standard 3-6 players and one gamemaster). Or, it might even turn the concept of "RPG" on its ear. Innovation and exploration is what this Sub-Award honors.
Breaks the mold.
Chronicles of Skin may be a game whose ambition exceeds its grasp, but what ambition! Sebastian Hickey is swinging for the fences with some really unusual components and mechanics here.
seriously I wish I had this when my daughter was 4.
Sock puppets! And also, serious and productive play.