Congratulations to Wizards of the Coast and the Dungeons & Dragons design team. Xanathar’s Guide To Everything won the 2018 Origins Award for Best Role-Playing Game Supplement and Fan Favorite.
Xanathar’s Guide To Everything
As a D&D fan, the award comes as no surprise. Xanathar’s is an amazing book and truly needs to be part of every Dungeon Master and player’s library. The book is the first major expansion of D&D 5e, and it offers among other things:
- 25 new character subclasses
- New spells
- Tons of expansion material and rules options
Xanathar’s Guide To Everything was released last November, 2017 and was published with two different covers (pictured below). Much of the book’s material originally appeared in a series of online articles published by Wizards called “Unearthed Arcana”.
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2018 Origins Awards
The Origins Awards are a way for the gaming industry to recognize excellence in outstanding game design. Besides Xanathar’s award, other notable winners include:
Game of the Year
Best Board Game and Fan Favorite
Best Card Game
Ex Libris- Renegade Game Studios
Fan Favorite Card Game
Hero Realms- White Wizard Games
Best Miniatures Game and Fan Favorite
Warhammer 40,000 8th Edition- Games Workshop
Best Collectible Game and Fan Favorite
Star Wars Destiny: Awakenings Booster- Fantasy Flight Games
Best Family Game and Fan Favorite
Azul- Plan B Games
Best Game Accessory and Fan Favorite
Terraforming Mars Organizer- The Broken Token
Best Role-Playing Game
Adventures in Middle Earth- Cubicle 7
Fan Favorite Role-Playing Game
Again, congrats to WotC for an outstanding achievement! It won’t surprise me if they win again in 2019 for the upcoming Guildmasters’ Guide To Ravinca. We’ll wait and see.