Tuesday, July 28, 2009

NWN2 Golden Dragon Awards

Well, I'm out of commission for a week with vanilla (not swine) flu (on what was meant to be time off for wedding preparations - so I had even less sympathy than normal due to suspicions that my flu was too well timed to coincide with fittings, shopping and preparations), and the Academy of Modding Excellence announce their nominations for NWN2. Proud and suprised to be included there with 4 nominations! Veteran Author, Best Action, Best Roleplay, and Misc. Custm Content.

Last year was when the quality of the mods on the vault really ramped up as the community showed what it can do (and I think the next generation of releases such as Zork, Trinity, Misery Stone, Better the Demon, Shattered Dreams, amongst several others will be building on that even further). So was suprised to see Dark Avenger 2 up there amongst the great competition from the likes of AmstradHero and others. Good to see the Halloween mod being recognised too. It does make me feel worse for shelving the Dark Avenger project tho... still think it was the right choice, but

Being called a 'Veteran' is amusing given the noob mistakes and fudges that pepper my time on the toolset, and that my only other playable release that year was one-joke-one-trick pony The Elemental Plane of Rats. Was very suprised to see my foraging system up for nomination, mainly as it is quite a simple system, and something I think the goodie system in SoZ takes a step further, but glad if it's been of use to others.

So, NWN2-wise, now my head is less fuggy, and my Fort saves vs. disease seem to be kicking in, I need to catch up on missed writing time for Shattered Dreams. Maybe next time, I'll post more on some other plans...

9 comments:

Frank Perez said...

Good luck with the Golden Dragon Awards. From the impressive line up, it seems that competition will be tough.

Wyrin said...

Yeah, I'm not holding my breath - suprised to even be mentioned.

I'd reccommend people checking out the AME forums too - Andarian links to some Dragon Age builder event information that was interesting...

Anonymous said...

Congratulations for being a finalist in such a hard competition! And being a finalist for four awards, that's something you really should be proud for.

On a side note, looking at all those excellent modules of 2008, and those that are yet to come, I am amazed of what the NWN2 community is capable of and what it has still to offer. It was nice in this NWN2-is-dying climate that exists these days.

Amraphael said...

Best wishes! Both to the NWN2GDA and not least the wedding! And of course, the 2009 will be a great NWN2 year, and by looking at all the really new projects it seems that we can look forward to some cool playing experiences 2010 too.
It isn't dead until the last sucker has put down the toolset...

Lance Botelle (Bard of Althéa) said...

All the best with the GDA! As you say, there is some great stuff out there this year and it will be a hard decision for the judges.

Lance.

Azenn said...

Where are these magical screenshots from?

Wyrin said...

I'll save that for an upcoming post :)

E.C.Patterson said...

Congrats W. on the nominations! When`s the wedding again? Good luck with the preparations!

Wyrin said...

thanks E.C. - wedding is 5 weeks away - we've gone from counting onths to counting weeks and its all getting a bit scary!