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XYZZY Awards: Final Voting Round -- Choose Your Favorite Games of 2000

Are you ready to pick the grand prize winners?

The XYZZY Awards voting system is split into two rounds. The first round was used to select the nominees, the top five vote-getters in each category. The second round of voting is to select from the nominees the winners, one in each category.

Additional nominees: We have included all of the nominated games that tied in the first round, which explains why several categories include more than five nominees. The rules are as follows:

Voting: Anyone is eligible to vote. You may not vote twice. Authors may not vote for their own games.

Categories: There are ten XYZZY categories this year: Best Game, Best Writing, Best Story, Best Setting, Best Puzzles, Best NPCs, Best Individual Puzzle, Best Individual NPC, Best Individual PC and Best Use of Medium. In the "individual" categories, vote for a particular NPC, PC, or puzzle; in the rest, vote for the game as a whole. Vote once in each category, then stop.

Deadline: The deadline for second-round voting is Friday, March 9. The award ceremony itself will take place on Sunday, March 11 on the ifMUD at 1:30 Eastern Time (New York), which is 6:30 p.m. Greenwich Mean Time.

Submit your ballot by filling out the online form below and pressing the Submit button. You may also send an e-mail to eileen.mullin@gmail.com by March 9.

And now, on with the second-round voting:

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And the Nominees are...

Best game: (since there was a tie, we have 6 nominees)
Ad Verbum
Being Andrew Plotkin
Galatea
LASH
Rameses
Shade

My vote for best game:

Best writing:
Metamorphoses
My Angel
Rameses
Shade
You Are a Chef!

My vote for best writing:

Best story: (since there was a tie, we have 8 nominees)
Being Andrew Plotkin
Heroine's Mantle
LASH
Masquerade
My Angel
Rameses
Shade
Shrapnel

My vote for best story:

Best setting:
LASH
Metamorphoses
Nevermore
Shade
Shrapnel

My vote for best setting:

Best puzzles: (since there was a tie, we have 7 nominees)
Ad Verbum
Augmented Fourth
Dinner with Andre
Heroine's Mantle
Metamorphoses
Nevermore
The End Means Escape

My vote for best puzzles:

Best NPCs: (since there was a tie, we have 6 nominees)
NPC stands for "non-player character"
Being Andrew Plotkin
Galatea
Heroine's Mantle
Kaged
Punk Points
Rameses

My vote for best NPCs:

Best individual puzzle:
9:05 -- The whole game
Above and Beyond! -- Mannequin
Ad Verbum -- Letter rooms
Being Andrew Plotkin -- The Recursive Room
Rematch -- The whole game

My vote for best individual puzzle:

Best individual NPC
King, in Augmented Fourth
Melvin, in Being Andrew Plotkin
The alien, in Failsafe
Galatea, in Galatea
Angela, in My Angel

My vote for best individual NPC:

Best individual PC:
PC stands for "player character"
Being Andrew Plotkin
LASH
Nevermore
Rameses
Shade

My vote for best individual PC:

Best use of medium:
Ad Verbum
Metamorphoses
Rameses
Shade
Shrapnel

My vote for best use of medium:





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