Blade Runner RPG publisher Free League wins big at Gen Con Ennie Awards

Free League Publishing Celebrates Big Wins at the Ennie Awards

Free League Publishing, the Swedish tabletop role-playing game publisher, has emerged as a big winner at this year’s Ennie Awards, the prestigious awards program of Gen Con. The publisher’s marquee game lines, including Vaesen, Blade Runner, and Ruins of Symbaroum, have all earned Gold awards. Additionally, journalist Linda Codega received recognition for their coverage of the OGL fiasco in Dungeons & Dragons earlier this year. The coveted Best Game award was presented to Fabula Ultima — Core Rulebook.

Recognition for Vaesen RPG

One of Free League Publishing’s standout accomplishments at the Ennie Awards was the expansion for Vaesen RPG, titled “Mythic Britain & Ireland.” This expansion secured both the Product of the Year award and the Best Setting award. The Vaesen RPG line, originally inspired by the works of Swedish illustrator and author Johan Egerkrans, has now grown to include adventures based on the folklore and myths of various countries. Known for its exquisite illustrations, high production values, and meticulously designed cover treatments, Vaesen RPG is available in both physical and digital formats. It can be purchased from online retailers like Amazon, as well as from friendly local game stores worldwide.

Notable Wins for Free League

Free League Publishing also celebrated victories in other categories. Their Blade Runner: The Roleplaying Game Core Rules secured the Gold award for its exceptional layout and design, while the Blade Runner: The Roleplaying Game Starter Set was recognized for having the best cartography. Another award went to Ruins of Symbaroum — Bestiary, which received the Gold award for best monster or adversary. Additionally, Blackbirds, with its extravagant Servant of the Gods Edition, was honored for its outstanding production values. The Best Rules award was bestowed upon Avatar Legends: The Roleplaying Game.

The Uniqueness of the Ennie Awards

What sets the Ennie Awards apart is the involvement of volunteer judges who adhere to a strict set of ethical guidelines. Among these guidelines is a vow to not have any professional relationship with an RPG publisher during the awards process. This ensures that the Ennies are not merely a popularity contest, but rather a platform that recognizes the very best submissions from the gaming community. After creating a shortlist, the final winners are determined through open voting. To explore the complete list of nominees and winners in all categories, visit the official Ennie Awards website.