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Tune in for the XYZZY Awards ceremony on March 12!

Second-round voting has ended — all that's left is for the winners to be announced! The online award ceremony on ifMUD will be held on March 12th at 4 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. The finalists are listed below:

Finalists for 2005 XYZZY Awards

Best game
All Hope Abandon, by Eric Eve
Chancellor, by Kevin Venzke
Distress, by Mike Snyder
Finding Martin, by Gayla Wennstrom
Vespers, by Jason Devlin
Best writing
Bolivia By Night, by Aidan Doyle
Chancellor, by Kevin Venzke
Mix Tape, by Brett Witty
Tough Beans, by Sara Dee
Vespers, by Jason Devlin
Best story
All Hope Abandon, by Eric Eve
Beyond, by Mondi Confinanti (Roberto Grassi, Paolo Lucchesi, and Alessandro Peretti)
Chancellor, by Kevin Venzke
Distress, by Mike Snyder
Vespers, by Jason Devlin
Best setting
All Hope Abandon, by Eric Eve
Building, by Mike Tulloch
Chancellor, by Kevin Venzke
Distress, by Mike Snyder
Vespers, by Jason Devlin
Best puzzles
Building, by Mike Tulloch
Cheiron, by Sarah Clelland and Elisabeth Polli
Distress, by Mike Snyder
Finding Martin, by Gayla Wennstrom
Vespers, by Jason Devlin
Best NPCs (non-player characters)
All Hope Abandon, by Eric Eve
Bolivia By Night, by Aidan Doyle
Flat Feet, by Joel Ray Holveck
Gilded, by John Evans (as A Hazard)
Vespers, by Jason Devlin
Best individual puzzle
Moving the stone (after escaping the labyrinth), in All Hope Abandon (by Eric Eve)
Following the murderer in Beyond (by Mondi Confinanti (Roberto Grassi, Paolo Lucchesi, and Alessandro Peretti))
Finding something to eat in Chancellor (by Kevin Venzke)
Beating the creature in Distress (by Mike Snyder)
Identifying the killer, in Mystery House Possessed (by Emily Short)
Best individual NPC
Agrath, from All Hope Abandon (by Eric Eve)
Ralph in Flat Feet (by Joel Ray Holveck)
Val in Gilded (by John Evans (as A Hazard))
Cecilia in Vespers (Jason Devlin)
The storyteller in Whom the Telling Changed (by Aaron A. Reed)
Best individual PC (player character)
Inspector Maltelli from Beyond (by Mondi Confinanti (Roberto Grassi, Paolo Lucchesi, and Alessandro Peretti))
Conan, Conan Kill Everything (by Ian Haberkorn)
Jacques in Flat Feet (by Joel Ray Holveck)
Wendy Little in Tough Beans (by Sara Dee)
The abbot in Vespers (by Jason Devlin)
Best use of medium
A New Life, by Alexandre Owen Muñiz
Book and Volume, by Nick Montfort
Distress, by Mike Snyder
Mystery House Possessed, by Emily Short
Whom The Telling Changed, by Aaron A. Reed



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