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XYZZYnews

XYZZY Awards: Final Voting Round -- Choose Your Favorite Games of 1999

Are you ready to pick the grand prize winners?

The XYZZY voting system has a new twist this year, in response to voter feedback from the previous XYZZY Awards. Voting was 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. 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, February 11. The award ceremony itself will take place on Saturday, February 12 at 4 pm EST (which is 9 pm GMT), on the ifMUD.

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 February 11.

And now, on with the second-round voting:

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And the Nominees are...

Best game:
For A Change
Lunatix: The Insanity Circle
The Mulldoon Legacy
Varicella
Worlds Apart

My vote for best game:

Best writing:
Exhibition
For A Change
Lunatix: The Insanity Circle
Varicella
Worlds Apart

My vote for best writing:

Best story: (since there was a tie, we have 6 nominees)
Aisle
Common Ground
Lunatix: The Insanity Circle
The Mulldoon Legacy
Varicella
Worlds Apart

My vote for best story:

Best setting: (since there was a tie, we have 6 nominees)
Erehwon
For a Change
Hunter, in Darkness
The Mulldoon Legacy
Winter Wonderland
Worlds Apart

My vote for best setting:

Best puzzles:
Lunatix: The Insanity Circle
The Mulldoon Legacy
Not Just an Ordinary Ballerina
Varicella
Worlds Apart

My vote for best puzzles:

Best NPCs:
NPC stands for "non-player character"
A Day for Soft Food
The Frenetic Five vs. Mr. Redundancy Man
The Mulldoon Legacy
Varicella
Worlds Apart

My vote for best NPCs:

Best individual puzzle:
The Clone Puzzle, The Frenetic Five vs. Mr. Redundancy Man
Getting the Light Upstairs, The Mulldoon Legacy
The Maze, Hunter, in Darkness
Stopping the Flood, For a Change
The Water Puzzle, Break-In

My vote for best individual puzzle:

Best individual NPC
Anatoly Domokov, Exhibition
Lyric/Echo in Worlds Apart
Miss Sierra, Varicella
Princess Charlotte, Varicella
The Wumpus in Hunter, In Darkness

My vote for best individual NPC:

Best individual PC:
PC stands for "player character"
The Cat, A Day for Soft Food
The wife, Exhibition
Primo Varicella, Varicella
Sarah, Winchester's Nightmare
Unnamed PC, Aisle

My vote for best individual PC:

Best use of medium:
Aisle
Hunter, in Darkness
Six Stories
Varicella
Worlds Apart

My vote for best use of medium:





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