Monday, February 14, 2011

Five Books, Four Authors, Three Castles, Two Months, and One Long Wait

In case you missed these posts here, the finalists for the first Three Castles Award have been publicly announced over at the NTRPGCon forums. The five works going on to the final adjudication by Paul Jaquays, Tim Kask, Robert Kuntz, Dennis Sustare, and Steve Winter are:

B/X Companion by Jonathan Becker
LotFP Weird Fantasy Role-Playing by James Raggi
Stonehell Dungeon by Michael Curtis
The Dungeon Alphabet by Michael Curtis
The Majestic Wilderlands by Robert Conley

At the risk of sounding full of myself, I was confident that one of my two entries would make it to the final round, but having both of them accepted was quite unexpected. They are in astounding company and I wish James, Jonathan, and Robert the best of luck. No matter who wins, we all benefit—and I don’t just mean we four authors. Hopefully this award and the names attached to it will draw more attention to this thing of ours and encourage others to continue (or start) writing, designing, and illustrating classic role-playing game supplements that support the style of gaming we prefer.


jgbrowning said...


Carter Soles said...

Yes, congrats, much deserved! Best of luck!

ckutalik said...

Most definitely deserved for both projects.

migellito said...

Congratulations! I have personally enjoyed both of your entries :)

Rob Conley said...

With the quality of your material you deserve to have two entries in the finals. Congrats.

Obviously I am rooting for my Majestic Wilderlands, but no matter who wins it is a victory for the entire OSR.