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.
At last, games are getting to the point of dealing with this stuff. Wonderful.
Oh man, the dirt simple currency of Dog Eat Dog belies the complex power dynamic between occupier and native that sets every session on fire. So, so good.
Pushing games into new areas with practical application. Morningstar does it again.
An excellent game that injects the surreal atmosphere deeply into play.
Injecting surrealism into tabletop gaming is bold and weird and Itras By does it perfectly.
A polished, inspiring game. Supports the exploration of the dreamlike, psychological images that are compelling in film and fiction, but can make a role playing game founder. Here, they suffuse play and open doorways of the imagination.
Read it and learn. Slick. And it works.
A Shakespearean role-playing game needs points just for stretching, and it works well.