Apr 222013

SOTY Shield 2013The RPG Site of the Year contest and award was thought up and implemented with three goals in mind:

  1. To provide a fun event that readers and bloggers can take part in,
  2. To bring to light some interesting blogs that readers may not have seen before,
  3. And to award that one gaming blog for a job very well done.

Well, I think we’ve accomplished the first two goals, so all that remains is for the 2013 RPG SOTY judges to look over the finalists to determine the winner!

This year we have fewer entries, so we had only four heats.  In three of the four heats we had clear winners, but in one of them we had a tie.  So, we still five finalists!

Listed in order of their competition days, the five finalists for the 2013 RPG SOTY are:

Age of Ravens
G*M*S Magazine
Kobold Press
Nearly Enough Dice
Gnome Stew

Thank you to everyone who entered the contest!  The finalists will be judged over the course of the next week, and the winner will be posted on Monday, April 29th.  Until then, please take a moment to visit the contest’s sponsors!

The Gamer Effect


Alea Tools


Roving Band of Misfits

Beer Star Games

Chaotic Shiny


From VOIDSTAR, a hardcover and PDF of NOVA PRAXIS, and PDFs of STRANDS OF FATE and STRANDS OF POWER. Also, all of the finalists will receive PDFs of both Strands books!


DriveThruRPG has provided a $50 Gift Certificate.

STUFFER SHACK is providing our Deluxe Adventurer’s Bundle.

Mini Counters 1-20
10 Bloodied Markers
All 12 Horse Minis

Dice Tower from Roving Band of Misfits

Dice Tower

Gamma World Deck of Many Things from Roving Band of Misfits

Gamma World Deck of Many Things

Beer Star Games is providing Pulp! Fantasy: Estia the Isle of Giants

Beer Star Games is also providing the new Estia Card Deck

And several awesome goodies from Alea Tools.

Alea Tools Prizes

SOTY Shield 2013

Introduction / FAQ

The 2012 SOTY Award
The 2011 SOTY Award

More awesomeness...

Chris Stevens

In Chris's opinion, the very best vices are dirt bikes, rock music, and gaming, while the very best medicine is fatherhood. If he could just learn to balance them all, he'd live forever. He's much more creative than intelligent, often wakes up belligerent, and ponders many things insignificant. Lastly, in an effort to transform his well-fed body, P90X, Roller Blades, and Food are all laughing at him. And the pain continues.

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