An Open Letter From Peter Adkison

Hi, everyone!

Let's take a minute to think about the Origins Awards. As you know,
the games industry (both professionals and fans) annually votes an
award for the best card game and role-playing game of the year, among
many other categories. The awards are presented at the Origins convention
in July in Columbus, Ohio. I encourage all of you reading this message
to do your part for the industry and vote, if you haven't already* (and
for those of you who have--good job!).

This year, unfortunately, a number of fine 1996 products did not make
it onto the Origins award ballot, some of them from TSR and at least
one from Wizards of the Coast. If you agree with me that the products
I've listed below represent excellence in their given categories, I
encourage you to write them in!

The deadline for submitting your ballot is July 1. Show that you care
about supporting excellence in the games industry. Vote!

Stay on target,
Peter Adkison

Best Roleplaying Rules Best Roleplaying Adventure
DRAGONLANCE: FIFTH AGE Gates of Firestorm Peak
Hellbound: The Blood War
Best Roleplaying Supplement The Rod of Seven Parts
Book of Magecraft
I, Tyrant Best Game Accessory
Player's Option: Spells and Magic CD-ROM AD&D Core Rules
Wizard's Spell Compendium Faiths and Avatars
Best Game-Related Fiction SPELLFIRE: Draconomicon
Passage to Dawn SPELLFIRE:Nightstalkers
Tangled Webs World Builder's Guidebook
The Doom Brigade

* Ballot available at TSR web site: