Episode 142 – 2016 GSP Awards

At the end of each year, the guys of Game Store Prophets take a moment to look back and highlight some of our favorites from the year. We highlight games, people, and companies that we think you should definitely look into next year if you weren’t able to get around to them in 2016.

BEST GAME PLAYED – 
Doesn’t need to be new, but a game that gave us the best single play experience in 2016
Mike- Dragon & Flagon
Jeff- Fury of Dracula
Daniel- Scythe

BEST GAME ADDED –
Doesn’t need to be new – but our favorite game added to our game libraries in 2016
Mike- Reflections
Jeff- Star Wars Armada
Daniel- Machi Koro

FAVORITE GAME PUBLISHER
Publishers who went above and beyond the call this year with consistantly great titles
Mike- Stronghold Games
Jeff- Fantasy Flight Games
Daniel- Z-Man Games

FAVORITE FRANCHISE GAME
A game that continues on an established franchise and/or best utilizes a popular IP
Mike- Mansions of Madness (2nd edition)
Jeff- Mouseguard (2nd edition)
Daniel- Bloodbowl

HIDDEN GEM
A title the flew under the radar for a while, but really impressed us after we got it.
Mike- Saloon Tycoon
Jeff- Inside (video game)
Daniel- Ta-Da!

FAVORITE GAME RESOURCE
Something that made our gaming experience better in 2016
Mike- Volo’s Guide to Monsters
Jeff- The Burning Wheel system & resources
Daniel- http://donjon.bin.sh/

FAVORITE GAME INDUSTRY/GAMING MEDIA PERSONALITY –
People making games or gaming content that did something noteworthy this year.
Mike- The Flip the Table hosts (congrats on 100 episodes!)
Jeff- The Mad Adventurers Society
Daniel- Wil Wheaton

FAVORITE VIDEO GAME
A quick hop over the fence to the digital side of gaming
Mike- That Dragon, Cancer
Jeff- Titanfall 2
Daniel- Minecraft

GAME OF THE YEAR –
The best of the best
Mike- Scythe
Jeff- Apocalypse World (2nd edition)
Daniel- Scythe

 

Episode 116 – 2015’s End of The Year Awards Special

It’s that time of year again. The time where every podcast, blog, and youtuber across the internet takes to their feed with a list of what they think are the best – or at least their favorite – things of the year. Well, GSP is not one to be left out in the cold – so we present to you our end of the year special. We’ve added a couple options this year as Jeff and some of the Regulars suggested new categories. So here are our selections:

Best Game Played (does not have to be new this year)
Jeff – Dead of Winter
Mike – Ashes: Rise of the Phoenixborn

Best Game added to the collection (does not have to be new this year)
Jeff – Sushi Go
Mike – Castles of Burgundy

Favorite Game Publisher:
Jeff – Plaid Hat Games
Mike – Cool Mini or Not

Favorite Franchise Game:
Jeff – Thunderbirds
Mike – Star Wars Armada

Hidden Gem:
Jeff – Shakespeare
Mike – The Grizzled

Favorite Game Resource
Jeff – Raging Swan
Mike – The Ninth World Guidebook

Favorite Game industry/game Media personality
Jeff – Creighton Broadhurst
Mike – Sam Healey & Dan King

Favorite Video Game
Jeff – Undertale
Mike – Blood Bowl 2

Favorite Game of the Year
Jeff – Ashes: Rise of the Phoenixborn
Mike – Blood Rage

You can also check out some other stuff we’ve got going on going into the new year!
Stars Without Numbers preview
Hypofefical Trees teespring campaign 
Donate to InnRoads to help us going into the new year