A few words about us
Let us introduce ourselves
The ENNIE Awards (the “ENNIES”) are an annual fan-based celebration of excellence in tabletop roleplaying gaming. The ENNIES give game designers, writers and artists the recognition they deserve. It is a peoples’ choice award, and the final winners are voted upon online by the gaming public.
The ENNIES were created in 2001 as an annual award ceremony, hosted by the leading D&D/d20 system fan site, EN World in partnership with Eric Noah’s Unofficial D&D 3rd Edition News. The awards were owned by Russ Morrissey until 2019. As the awards have grown, the ENNIES have expanded from an Internet-based awards selection to an annual award ceremony at Gen Con. The ENNIES have also branched out from their roots as an award ceremony focused upon d20 system publishers and products to celebrate the achievements of all tabletop RPGs and the publishers and products that support them.
With award categories recognizing the components that make a game great to the types of products fans have come to love, categories for fan-based websites and much more, the ENNIES are the best way for fans to acknowledge outstanding effort from and to say “thank you” to the creators, publishers, designers and artists who make this hobby great.
Stacy joined the staff in January 2017 as the Business Manager of the ENNIE Awards and took over as full Director in 2019. Stacy has been involved with the ENNIES for over 10 years, starting as a booth volunteer at Gen Con and serving as a judge for several years. She knows well the hard job judges have. Stacy is also an active member of the Raleigh Tabletop RPGs organization
Stacy began her love of RPGs with the receipt of the Red Box for Christmas as a child, She also enjoys running a variety of games at Gen Con, volunteering as an Area Manager at Origins, and participating in many local RPG events in Raleigh, NC.
Don has over 30 years experience in running and playing in RPGs. Don is also promoting RPGs as an advisor to the University of Dayton Rollplay organization. He helped found this organization as an Accounting student at UD himself.
If you need help regarding submissions, please contact Don.
Matthew has a wide variety of experience with the ENNIES as both a multi-year judge and Submissions Coordinator. He has a strong interest in role playing games, comics and classic television. In particular, he is a fan of horror and fantasy RPGs.
If you are interested in being an ENNIE Award sponsor, please contact Matthew.
Jody Kline has long been a supporter of the ENNIE Awards and has served many roles, including judge on multiple occasions. Currently, Jody is using his expertise in business systems to assist with voting and everything of a technical nature with the ENNIES, including the herculean effort to keep Stacy from breaking anything!