It managed to slip ahead of Green Ronin, and a silver-winning Paizo product to grab the top spot.
For those who don’t know how the ENnies award system works, you submit your products individually to the 6 judges. This year there were 512 submissions (including podcast and website categories). The judges decide if your product should be one of five nominations in the various categories. The Midderlands – An OSR Setting & Bestiary was deemed to be top 5 by the judges for its cartography! Then, there are 10 days of fan voting. I believe there are some other factors here, but the product with the most votes achieves the awards. As you can see from that, the chances of getting a Gold award are pretty rare, and it relies on fans to vote and support it in the final stages!
But WE did it!
When I say WE, I mean YOU – yes, you there.
If it wasn’t for the backers of these Kickstarter campaigns, there would be no ‘The Midderlands – An OSR Setting & Bestiary’ to submit.
If it wasn’t for Edwin Nagy, Mark Nolan, Jim Magnusson, Juan Ochoa, Matthew Pook, and Peter Day, there would have been no book to submit. If it wasn’t for all the supporters and the people that went out of their way to vote, there would be no award.
THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH FOR MAKING THIS HAPPEN. You did this.
Special shout out to Matt Hildebrand (KS video), Randy Cieszynski (leather covers), Matt Finch (for S&W and the support), and Jason Hobbs (collecting award on my behalf) and anyone else I have been remiss enough to forget – thanks folks!
In closing, please tell your friends about what they are missing out on, and help share the love by posting about your experiences in the green and unpleasant land of The Midderlands.
Do not forget that you can obtain more/additional content/copies…
The 2018 Gold ENnie Award-winning (Best Cartography) 'The Midderlands' hardcover book (with Midderlands map and bookmark)
The NEW 'The Midderlands Expanded' hardcover book (with Haven Isles map)
The Midderlands Rivers & Lakes (via DriveThruRPG)
The Midderlands Gamemaster Screen & Gloomium Randomiser Chart
This is so exciting, and wouldn't even be a possibility without your continued support!
Fingers crossed and onwards to victory?
Thank you! Glynn and the Team.
ALL REWARDS SHIPPED
about 1 month ago
– Tue, Jul 10, 2018 at 11:06:26 PM
As of the end of today, ALL rewards (physical and digital) will have been shipped. The exception is 5 surveys not yet completed.
I will issue physical reward shipping tracking numbers later today, and also hope to issue Leechfield Lord Art licenses later too (apologies for short delay on those).
In my last update I mentioned about the amazing news that The Midderlands had received a nomination for Best Cartography at the ENnie Awards 2018. Voting opens tomorrow, and it would mean a HUGE amount for me to receive your vote.
Please also consider supporting other old-school creators in the various categories. Many of us are small, independent traders and freelancers trying to make ends meet, and receiving awards like this really helps us to carry on doing what we are doing by increasing awareness and ultimately sales. It's a honour for us to be up there with some of the best names in the hobby.
In closing, I just want to say a massive thank you for your support and trust, and I hope to bring more great products to Kickstarter in the coming months and years. I feel privileged to be able to do things like this, and long may it continue.
And... to the team of stars that helped make this a reality -- Edwin, Mark, Jim, Josefin, Juan, Steve, Pete, Matthew, Matt, Randy & Gavin -- you're the best!
Onwards to many more victories... and awards!
Glynn and the Midderlands Team
The Midderlands nominated for Best Cartography
about 1 month ago
– Wed, Jul 04, 2018 at 06:00:51 PM
The Midderlands has been nominated for a 2018 ENnie Award!
I'm gobsmacked and humbled! There is no way this could have happened without your support and feedback. The nomination is as much yours as it is mine. Onwards to victory (and hopefully a bronze, silver or even gold!).
If you have been having fun reading it, why not nominate MonkeyBlood Design & Publishing as one of YOUR FAN FAVORITE PUBLISHERS?
FINAL Digital Rewards Issued
about 1 month ago
– Mon, Jul 02, 2018 at 08:50:35 PM
If you completed your survey (a while back now), then I have just issued The Midderlands Expanded PDF, The Haven Isles map + Mood Art artwork, and Gloomium Randomiser die-drop artwork, as well as the bonus The Midderlands - Rivers & Lakes supplement.
If you don't get the email in the next few hours, just log in to your DriveThru or RPGNow account and you should see it in your Notifications area.
That should complete all digital reward delivery, with the exception of Artwork Licenses for Leechfield Lord pledge levels. I will sort that around Wednesday this week.
I'm really excited to deliver this to you, and those of you expecting physical rewards will have those shipped this week, early next. Please share about your experiences on social media with the hashtag #themidderlandsexpanded
Thank you all for being awesome!
Glynn and the Team
p.s. If you still think you are missing something, then email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact me via Kickstarter messaging :). Things are a bit hectic this week, so please bear with me while I get chance to check and reply.