On the 18 th of April 2022 APPIA (the Australian Role Playing Industry Awards) held
its 2 nd award night at gaming hub, Fortress in Melbourne at the end of the Conquest Easter
Due to the long hiatus since the first ARPIA awards, the field for this second award
contained 75 very high quality entries.
Australian TTRPG players seem to have responded to the Covid lockdown with
enormous creativity and if this is indeed the case at least some good things have
come out of the last few difficult years.
Returning judges two times Aurealis award winning fantasy writer Jane Routley,
writer, editor, game designer and historian, Dr Melody Watson and a new judge,
bestselling RPG writer MT Black had a tough time deciding on a selection, but
eventually decided on :-
Game of the Year – Villagesong by Storybrewers Roleplaying
Best PDF Only (Shared) – LOGAN – An Autobiographical Tabletop Game by Logan
Best PDF Only (Shared) – A Modern Prometheus by Mitchell Salmon
Best Scenario – Goblins of Zarth by Herbert Peppard
Best Cartography – Goblins of Zarth by Herbert Peppard
Best Artwork – The Chronomancer’s Guide to the Future by Clint Skene
Best TTRPG Stream – Stream of Chaos, The Necronomicon by Jackson Heenan, Art
Hunter, James Coquillat and David Naylor
Best Rule System – Grimoire by Nicholas Robinson
The Storybrewers Gaming folks did this amazing blog about ARPIA 2021, and their game Villagesong.
VOD from the Awards Night:
Award presentations – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3PZFzMW1rk0
Key note speach by M.T.Black – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPaqcmEyqQQ