If there’s one surefire geeky pastime that doesn’t involve staring into a glowing rectangle, it has to be tabletop role-playing games. They’ve been around longer than electronic-based fantasy games and most of us really dig the heady combination of tactics and story.
Last week at Gen Con, the Annual EN World RPG Awards were handed out to the top role-playing products of the year, so now you have no excuse not to pick up a game and play. Ditch the Xbox and PlayStation and spend GeekDad UnWired Week with the best of the best in pen-and-paper games.
Here are just a few of the many winners:
Gold: Dungeons & Dragons 4th Edition, Wizards of the Coast
Silver: Dark Heresy Core Rulebook, Fantasy Flight Games
Gold: Dungeons & Dragons 4th Ed. Players Handbook, Wizards of the Coast
Silver: A Song of Ice and Fire Roleplaying, Green Ronin Publishing
Gold: Pathfinder #19: Howl of the Carrion King, Paizo Publishing
Silver: King of the Trollhaunts Warrens, Wizards of the Coast
Gold: Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Paizo Publishing
Silver: Swashbucklers of the 7 Skies, Atomic Sock Monkey / Evil Hat Prod.
And even though the Best Website category doesn’t necessarily jive with UnWired Week, we gotta give shout-outs to GeekDad mainstays Obsidian Portal and Kobold Quarterly for winning gold and silver respectively. Congrats, guys!