Awards & Contests The New RPF Awards - Winter 2017 (WINNERS ANNOUNCED!)

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  1. Darth_wanderguard Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Apr 26, 2005
    star 6
    Welcome ladies and gentleman, roleplayers and GMs, mods and users alike, to the New RPF Awards - Winter 2017 Edition!

    I am your host, Darth_wanderguard, and I am glad to introduce the second installment of these reworked awards, held twice yearly in February and August, and lasting approximately four weeks.



    How do the awards work?

    The awards are a two-step process. The first step is a public ballot nomination period which will last for two weeks. After the nomination period is done, the three candidates with the most nominations for each award will be presented as nominees. In the case of a tie to determine one or more spots, candidates who are tied are considered semi-finalists. Each candidate is counted as to how many awards for which they are either a finalist or semi-finalist. The candidates with the least are favored for tie-breaking purposes. Failing that, I as host retain a tie breaking vote since I do not nominate or vote under normal circumstances.

    A two-week secret voting period will then commence in which your votes will be cast via PM to the awards host. After the polls have closed, the winners will be announced and prizes awarded.



    What are the prizes?

    The winners of the Best Roleplayer and Best GM awards will receive colors for one month! The game which wins the Best RPG Award will have the option of ***Voted Best RPG Winter 2017*** being edited into its thread title.



    What are the awards?

    "Best" Awards:

    Best Roleplayer

    Best GM

    Best RPG

    Best Original Character



    "Most" Awards:

    Most Long-Winded Roleplayer

    Most Promising New Roleplayer

    Most Sadistic GM

    Most Helpful GM

    Most Frightening Character

    Most Humorous Character

    Most Accurate Portrayal of a Canon Character

    Most Unpredictable Original Character



    So how do I vote?

    It's simple! Just post your list of nominations in-thread, and wait for the successful nominees to be announced. Then, PM your votes to the host and be sure to check back in for the ceremony once the voting period is over.



    Who is eligible?

    Players must be currently active in the RPF to receive nominations. A game must be currently active *when the awards begin* to be eligible for Best RPG. You cannot nominate yourself. You can vote for yourself.

    Individuals may not win Best Roleplayer or Best GM consecutively. The same game may not win Best RPG consecutively, and the same character may not win Best Original Character consecutively.

    As of this edition, Moonspun Dragon is currently ineligible for Best Roleplayer, Darth_wanderguard is currently ineligible for Best GM, and Darth Manticore is ineligible for Best Original Character.

    If you have nominated incorrectly you will be given notice and an opportunity to change your selections. You may only change selections which were invalid - the rest of your nomination ballot is locked in.

    Get nominating and have fun, everyone!
  2. A Blind Prophet Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Mar 25, 2016
    star 4
    "Best" Awards:

    Best Roleplayer: Hansolo29 (One of the best for a long, long time. Deserves the recognition. I so wish this was like the old awards, when there were two people who won this, but there's only so many people out there now sadly.)

    Best GM: Darth_elu (Did you see his opening post in bound by honor? And everything he's done since has been masterful.)

    Best RPG: Bound by Honor (Possibly one of the most unique settings I've seen, and the background work put into it is astounding)

    Best Original Character: Soliloquy by Mitth_Fisto in NST I and II (From a guy known for his original characters, I think this may be the absolute most original character I've ever seen on the boards.)



    "Most" Awards:

    Most Long-Winded Roleplayer: Kahn_Iceay (Mini-novels man... mini-novels)

    Most Promising New Roleplayer: Theometric (If he sticks around I could see him being one of the best in very short order)

    Most Sadistic GM: Sinrebirth (Maybe this is partially from the past, but I see shades of what was in what is)

    Most Helpful GM: Darth_Elu (Kinda hard to imagine a more helpful one)

    Most Frightening Character: Typhojem by Sinrebirth in NST (C'mon, how many reality warping gods show up exactly?) if GM character's aren't allowed, then Darth Ravenous by WookieeRage (Not exactly many sentient eating characters out there)

    Most Humorous Character: Lorekeeper by Mikaboshi in NST I and II (Not really sure who else I even really could put for this. Not much in the way of humorous out there ATM, that I'm involved with)

    Most Accurate Portrayal of a Canon Character: Han Solo by HanSolo29 in What's old is new again (As always, she hits Han completely on the head. There's a reason she's often tapped for that particular role)

    Most Unpredictable Original Character: Darth Anark by Snokers in NST I and II (Anarchy's part of his name and he's not on his crazy pills... so... yea.)
    Last edited by A Blind Prophet, Jan 31, 2017
  3. corinthia Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Feb 16, 2016
    star 4
    *delightedly claps hands* Oh, goody! I love it when it's awards time!

    "Best" Awards:

    Best Roleplayer: HanSolo29 (Though I would also like to give a shoutout to QueenSabe7, unless nominating two people is allowed!)

    Best GM: Sinrebirth

    Best RPG: New Sith Trials: Rise of the Hand

    Best Original Character: Mitth_Fisto for Soliloquy!


    "Most" Awards:

    Most Long-Winded Roleplayer: Not surprisingly, A Blind Prophet

    Most Promising New Roleplayer: theometric

    Most Sadistic GM: Lady Belligerent :p

    Most Helpful GM: Darth_wanderguard

    Most Frightening Character: WookieeRage's Darth Ravenous

    Most Humorous Character: Snokers' Darth Anark!

    Most Accurate Portrayal of a Canon Character: N/A, I don't get out much...

    Most Unpredictable Original Character: Anark, again. ;)
    Last edited by corinthia, Jan 31, 2017
  4. Darth Kronos Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Jan 2, 2016
    star 5
    Here are my votes. Sorry if I didn't vote for you.

    "Best" Awards:

    Best Roleplayer - Good god, this is hard. All of the people I've played with are great in their own right. Uhhh... corinthia.

    Best GM - Unfortunatly, I don't really get out much, and am still confined into one specific game. Guess I should change that, sorry. But, out of the two I can nominate, I'll go with Sinrebirth. Always keeps me on my toes. But, all three are great, though. This trio and their twists, I tell you. :p

    Best RPG - I've only played in one saga, so my nomination has to go to The New Sith Trials II: Rise of the Hand (a title that sounds like it should be the subtitle for Daredevil season 3 :p). All of the subplots are interesting to read, and it's nice to see just how each character banters off one another. And I like the concept of giving the players more free reign to do what they want to.

    Best Original Character - Darth Haretisch in NST I and II, especially I. The twist near the end really took me by surprise and, best of all, it didn't feel forced or contrived for the sole purpose of trying to shock the audience. Now if only I could do the same thing...

    "Most" Awards:

    Most Long-Winded Roleplayer - A Blind Prophet for NST I and II. I didn't think it was possible to outdo Manticore. I was wrong. :p

    Most Promising New Roleplayer - theometric in NST II. Sure as hell is doing much better than I did. He might have a promising career ahead of him.

    Most Sadistic GM - Sinrebirth. Please stop violently murdering everyone with your God-Demons. :(

    Most Helpful GM - They're all helpful. But since this is an award ceremony, I choose Darth_wanderguard. I think it might just because he was the one who guided me through playing an RPG when I first started.

    Most Frightening Character - Darth Ravenous for NST I and II. He likes to munch on people way too much.

    Most Humorous Character - Kwea Acantha for the two NST games, especially the first. She gave some needed comedic levity when most characters were dramatic, morose, and self-hating. And I sure as hell didn't do anything to help matters. :p

    Most Accurate Portrayal of a Canon Character - No idea. Just like corinthia, I don't get out much. But Thrawn is in NST II, so we will see whether or not he shows up in-game, and if the portrayal is accurate. Note: you will get bonus points if you use Thrawn's themes used in Star Wars: Rebels.

    Most Unpredictable Original Character - N/A. No idea why, but I can't really decide who to put for this.
    Last edited by Darth Kronos, Feb 1, 2017
  5. QueenSabe7 Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Mar 23, 2001
    star 6
    It was a struggle to choose most of these because everyone in this community is just fantastic. [:D]

    "Best" Awards:

    Best Roleplayer: @HanSolo29
    Consistently superb all around. Simply, The Best.

    Best GM: @Lady Belligerent
    Grabbed the homestretch of NST I by the horns! [face_devil] ^:)^

    Best RPG: New Sith Trials: Rise of the Hand

    Best Original Character: Darth Hesper, as written by @corinthia
    She’s complex, layered, engaging and so well-written. I always look forward to each and every addition to Hesper’s story. Bravo, lady. =D=


    "Most" Awards:

    Most Long-Winded Roleplayer: @A Blind Prophet
    Look at all the words! [face_hypnotized]

    Most Promising New Roleplayer: @Isley_27
    Shout-out to all the newbies though. So much up-and-coming talent.

    Most Sadistic GM: @Darth_wanderguard
    The cause of so much death in the NST I. Thanks for that. :p

    Most Helpful GM: @Darth_Elu
    I've had a million questions that were always answered with patience... I think. [face_thinking]

    Most Frightening Character: Abeloth, as written by @Sinrebirth
    She was one scary *****.

    Most Humorous Character: V-3PO, as written by @dragonsith13
    Sassy droids are the best.

    Most Accurate Portrayal of a Canon Character: N/A

    Most Unpredictable Original Character: Darth Anark, as written by @Snokers
    My favorite unhinged Sith always does the unexpected and does it so well.
    Last edited by QueenSabe7, Feb 1, 2017
  6. Moonspun Dragon Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Apr 6, 2011
    star 5
    "Best" Awards:

    Best Roleplayer: @HanSolo29

    Best GM: @Lady Belligerent

    Best RPG: NST II

    Best Original Character: Hel @Lady Belligerent



    "Most" Awards:

    Most Long-Winded Roleplayer: @Sinrebirth

    Most Promising New Roleplayer: @Darth Cocytus

    Most Sadistic GM: @Sinrebirth

    Most Helpful GM: @Darth_wanderguard

    Most Frightening Character: Draconis @drangonsith13

    Most Humorous Character: Lorekeeper, @Mikaboshi

    Most Accurate Portrayal of a Canon Character: N/A

    Most Unpredictable Original Character: Anark @Snokers
  7. DarthIshyZ Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jan 8, 2005
    star 6
    Best Roleplayer Sinrebirth
    Best GM GreyJedi125
    Best RPG New Sith Trials II: Rise of the Hand
    Best Original Character WookieeRage for SithSpawn Wook

    Most Long-Winded Roleplayer A Blind Prophet
    Most Promising New Roleplayer Theometric
    Most Sadistic GM Lady Belligerent
    Most Helpful GM Darth_wanderguard
    Most Frightening Character SithSpawn Wook
    Most Humorous Character V-3PO
    Most Accurate Portrayal of a Canon Character n/a
    Most Unpredictable Original Character Aryan Graul
    Last edited by DarthIshyZ, Feb 3, 2017
  8. ConservativeJedi321 Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Mar 19, 2016
    star 5
    "Best" Awards:

    Best Roleplayer: HanSolo29: For reasons others have pointed out.

    Best GM: Hard to chose one. But I'm going to nominate Bardan_Jusik for the tireless devotion he has put into the Shadow War. Edit: And in light of that last twist he has more than earned it.:D

    Best RPG: Black Sun: I know its unlikely to win (Mostly because it doesn't have that many players) But this is my honest answer. My first, and favorite RPG. I love exploring the Star Wars Galaxy as a criminal during the events of the saga. Its a real thrill.

    Best Original Character: Kai Dareagen by galactic-vagabond422: And he's not my master any more so you can't say I'm just sucking up![face_shame_on_you]
    Honestly though I find this war torn Jedi Knight simply fascinating. certainly has been through quite a few ordeals, and he is written very well. :)

    "Most" Awards:

    Most Long-Winded Roleplayer: A Blind Prophet: I thought we already established this?o_O:p

    Most Promising New Roleplayer: I haven't been around long enough to pass judgement on my fellow newbs so I'm gonna pass on this.

    Most Sadistic GM: Ohhhh Sinrebirth for sure.

    Most Helpful GM: Bardan_Jusik: This might extend beyond the RPG as he has been a tremendous help around the GOL, but with the work he puts in on the Shadow War as well I definitely feel he has earned it. He really did a great job of adding new characters in in a natural way, and makes it really easy to understand how things are suppose to go.

    Most Frightening Character: Darth Ravenous by WookieeRage: He's creepy even when he isn't looking at people as if they're food.[face_worried]

    Most Humorous Character: [face_thinking] I'm not sure right now. Pass!

    Most Accurate Portrayal of a Canon Character: Got nothing for this too. I need to get into more RPG's...

    Most Unpredictable Original Character: Aryan Graul By HanSolo29: What do you expect out of a politician?
    Last edited by ConservativeJedi321, Feb 5, 2017
  9. spacelady Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Mar 16, 2003
    star 5
    I'm only in one game since my long absence, so I only have one category to vote in.

    Best RPG: Bound By Honor by @Darth_Elu. Not biased at all. He worked on the story and world for weeks and it's definitely the most in depth RPG I've ever seen or played in. Definitely can't wait to see where it goes! And not to mention, probably the longest opening post I've ever seen! :D
  10. Lady Belligerent • WNU Adoptions Coordinator•

    Game Host
    Member Since:
    Jan 29, 2008
    star 7
    "Best" Awards:

    Best Roleplayer
    Darth Kronos

    Best GM
    Sinrebirth

    Best RPG
    New Sith Trials II

    Best Original Character
    Lady Hesper
    @corinthia

    "Most" Awards:

    Most Long-Winded Roleplayer
    Sinrebirth

    Most Promising New Roleplayer
    @Anakin.Skywalker

    Most Sadistic GM
    Again, Wanderguard and Sinre

    Most Helpful GM
    Wanderguard (and Sinre)

    Most Frightening Character
    Darth Ravenous @WookieeRage

    Most Humorous Character
    Lorekeeper @Mikaboshi

    Most Accurate Portrayal of a Canon Character

    Most Unpredictable Original Character
    Draconis @dragonsith13
    Last edited by Lady Belligerent, Feb 5, 2017
  11. General Immodet Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Dec 5, 2012
    star 4
    Greetings, fellow roleplayers! Since I haven't much experience with roleplaying, I don't feel myself qualified to vote. Then why did he create his own rpg, you might ask. Well, the Black Sun thread was never intended to be an rpg. Rather, I designed it be the dark counterpart of the Senate game in the SWC. Somehow, it ended up in this place... ;) Yet, I want to thank @Darth_wanderguard for organizing a joyful event like the rpf awards. I also would like to tell @ConservativeJedi321 that I very much appreciate him nominating the Black Sun rpg. My fellow gamemaster and myself couldn't be more pleased. Although only few persons know it yet, my co-gamemaster and I decided to end our rpg in the near future. Thank you to everyone who made the game possible! Two persons in particular deserve my gratitude: @Shadow Trooper, who somehow managed to surivive three years working together with a control freak like me, and @Darth Master Titus, who has been one of the Black Sun's game most loyal players. Thank you once again! I also wish all the nominees good luck!
    Last edited by General Immodet, Feb 4, 2017
  12. Anakin.Skywalker Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Oct 11, 2016
    star 5
    Seeing as I don't want to be dismembered, gutted, and stuck on a pike at the gate of the Sith Empire temple.......I will post.

    I apologize for not filling all of them in.

    "Best" Awards:

    Best Roleplayer: @Darth_wanderguard

    Best GM: @Lady Belligerent

    Best RPG: New Sith Trials II

    Best Original Character: @Nehru_Amidala (almost forgot her Aspie character, oops)


    "Most" Awards:

    Most Long-Winded Roleplayer: @A Blind Prophet

    Most Promising New Roleplayer: @Isley_27

    Most Sadistic GM: Lady Belligerent

    Most Helpful GM: All, really.

    Most Frightening Character: @Mikaboshi’s Cruor

    Most Humorous Character: @Halle Dray’s Kwea Acantha

    Most Accurate Portrayal of a Canon Character ???

    Most Unpredictable Original Character: Sorry, I don’t know
    Last edited by Anakin.Skywalker, Feb 4, 2017
  13. Nehru_Amidala Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Oct 3, 2016
    star 5
    Best Roleplayer: Anakin.Skywalker
    Best GM: SinRebirth
    Best RPG New Sith Trials II: Rise of the Hand
    Best Original Character: Mikaboshi for the Lorekeeper

    Most Long-Winded Roleplayer: @Sinrebirth
    Most Promising New Roleplayer: @Darth Cocytus
    Most Sadistic GM: @Sinrebirth
    Most Helpful GM: @Darth_wanderguard
    Most Frightening Character: Draconis @drangonsith13
    Most Humorous Character: Lorekeeper, @Mikaboshi
    Most Accurate Portrayal of a Canon Character: N/A
    Most Unpredictable Original Character: Anark @Snokers

  14. Halle Dray Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Jan 6, 2016
    star 4
    "Best" Awards:

    Best Roleplayer: QueenSabe7

    Best GM: Sinrebirth

    Best RPG: New Sith Trials: Rise of the Hand

    Best Original Character: Sinrebirth for Ike


    "Most" Awards:

    Most Long-Winded Roleplayer: A Blind Prophet

    Most Promising New Roleplayer: Anakin.Skywalker

    Most Sadistic GM: Sinrebirth

    Most Helpful GM: Lady Belligerent

    Most Frightening Character: Mikaboshi's Cruor

    Most Humorous Character: Sinrebirth's Ike

    Most Accurate Portrayal of a Canon Character: Uh.. I don't know..

    Most Unpredictable Original Character: Darth_wanderguard's Haretisch
    Last edited by Halle Dray, Feb 5, 2017
  15. WookieeRage Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Feb 3, 2016
    star 4
    You know Cruor's DNA was in the alchemy concoction that mixed with Ravenous..[face_whistling]
  16. Isley_27 Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Dec 22, 2016
    star 3
    Best Awards
    Best Roleplayer: @Lady Belligerent
    Best GM: Their all great
    Best RPG: New Sith Trials: Rise of the Hand
    Best Orignal Character: I'm gonna pass on this one

    Most Awards
    Most Long-Winded Roleplayer: @A Blind Prophet but I enjoy it all
    Most Promising Roleplayer: Once again pass
    Most Sadistic GM: @Sinrebirth
    Most Helpful GM: @Darth_wanderguard
    Most Frightening Character: @WookieeRage with Ravenous [face_nail_biting]
    Most Humorous Character: From what I've read so far @Mikaboshi with his Lorekeeper
    Most Accurate Portrayal of a Canon Character: Not sure yet
    Most Unpredictable Original Character: @Lady Belligerent with Bellorum
    Last edited by Isley_27, Feb 5, 2017
  17. Darth_wanderguard Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Apr 26, 2005
    star 6
    Thanks for the noms but please do remember I'm not eligible for best GM this time around, @Isley_27, @Halle Dray.
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  18. Isley_27 Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Dec 22, 2016
    star 3
    Oh dang I totally forgot
  19. Lady Belligerent • WNU Adoptions Coordinator•

    Game Host
    Member Since:
    Jan 29, 2008
    star 7
    I'm pretty sure you can change it still. Just message Wanderguard. :)

    I put him for best GM too, so please fix mine @Darth_wanderguard to Sinre.
    Last edited by Lady Belligerent, Feb 5, 2017
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  20. Darth_wanderguard Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Apr 26, 2005
    star 6
    You can just edit your posts. You're in the resource forum.
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  21. PCCViking Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jun 12, 2014
    star 9
    Here are my nominations:

    "Best" Awards
    Best Roleplayer: @Lady Belligerent
    Best GM: @Sinrebirth
    Best RPG: New Sith Trials II
    Best Original Character: @WookieeRage with Ravenous

    "Most" Awards
    Most Long-Winded Roleplayer: @Sinrebirth
    Most Promising New Roleplayer: @Anakin.Skywalker
    Most Sadistic GM: @Darth_wanderguard
    Most Helpful GM: @Lady Belligerent
    Most Frightening Character: @WookieeRage with Ravenous
    Most Humorous Character: pass
    Most Accurate Portrayal of a Canon Character: Pass
    Most Unpredictable Original Character: @WookieeRage with Ravenous
    Last edited by PCCViking, Feb 5, 2017
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  22. A Blind Prophet Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Mar 25, 2016
    star 4
    methinks the distinction between roleplayer and GM isn't terribly clearly understood...
  23. dragonsith13 Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Apr 3, 2005
    star 4
    "Best" Awards:

    Best Roleplayer @HanSolo29

    Best GM @Darth_Elu (Bravo into the creation of the world and character development)

    Best RPG New Sith Trials II

    Best Original Character @WookieeRage (Darth Ravenous) The portrayal of Wookiee is always under appreciated – and your ability to allow your character to go to a new realm with recent events)


    "Most" Awards:

    Most Long-Winded Roleplayer @A Blind Prophet (its a good thing)

    Most Promising New Roleplayer @corinthia

    Most Sadistic GM (Abstain)

    Most Helpful GM @Lady Belligerent

    Most Frightening Character @WookieeRage (Darth Ravenous)

    Most Humorous Character @Darth Osnil Darth Osnil (gotta give it to you for playing a Gungan… the portrayal of the accent gets me every time)

    Most Accurate Portrayal of a Canon Character (Abstain)

    Most Unpredictable Original Character (Abstain)
  24. Darth Osnil Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Sep 29, 2016
    star 4
    Best Awards
    Best Roleplayer: @HanSolo29
    Best GM: Inspid
    Best RPG: New Sith Trials II
    Best Original Character: Abstain


    Most Awards
    Most Longwinded Roleplayer: Blind Prophet
    Most Helpful GM: Lady Belligerent
    Most Frightening Character: Lady Zalen by Lady Belligerent
    Most Humorous Character: Abstain
    Most Accurate Canon Character: Abstain
    Most Unpredictable Original Character: Abstain
  25. Darth_wanderguard Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Apr 26, 2005
    star 6
    HOST ANNOUNCEMENT

    Nominations will be extended until 2/22 to increase turnout. Spread the word, everyone!
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