ARPIA 2021 Awards Night Blog.

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
TTRPG convention.
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
https://storybrewersroleplaying.com/villagesong/?v=6cc98ba2045f
Best PDF Only (Shared) – LOGAN – An Autobiographical Tabletop Game by Logan
Timmins 
https://breathingstories.itch.io/
Best PDF Only (Shared) – A Modern Prometheus by Mitchell Salmon
https://mqsalmon.itch.io/
Best Scenario – Goblins of Zarth by Herbert Peppard 
https://www.tabletopdynasties.com/goblins-of-zarth
Best Cartography – Goblins of Zarth by Herbert Peppard
https://www.tabletopdynasties.com/goblins-of-zarth
Best Artwork – The Chronomancer’s Guide to the Future by Clint Skene
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/289288/The-Chronomancers-Guide-to-the-
Future

Best TTRPG Stream – Stream of Chaos, The Necronomicon by Jackson Heenan, Art
Hunter, James Coquillat and David Naylor
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UU7aGHUn_nE
Best Rule System – Grimoire by Nicholas Robinson
https://thebardicinquiry.itch.io/grimoire

The Storybrewers Gaming folks did this amazing blog about ARPIA 2021, and their game Villagesong.

Blog Link

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

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