UK Role Players 2011 Gaming Awards

By on 1 February 2012

mr toad headed up a committee to select the winners of the UK Role Players 2011 Gaming Awards (based on citations from forum members) and announced the winners today:

First of all I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who took the time to write a Citation.

I know as much as the next person, that sometimes you just want to game. Why spend time discussing theory or best practices or which style of gaming is the best? Why spend time telling people about your session if a. they were there or b. they weren’t there and they may not care? Why spend time completing a review for people outside of your group who you will never game with?

Why? Because RP’ing is much more than just the game. It’s spending time with like minded (most of the time) people. It’s about sharing ideas to create something that everyone can enjoy. It’s about talking nonsense that means something. It’s about collaboration and cultivating this unique hobby so that it grows in a way we want it to grow and rewarding us with the games we want to see.

So thank you, you are the reason why this hobby is so much fun and you are the reason why I continue to be amazed, shocked, stunned and blown away by the quality and the thought behind the games out there today…I can’t wait to see what tomorrow brings.

About Dave McAlister

Dave has been roleplaying for over 30 years, having played and/or run most mainstream systems with the espionage genre being an early favourite. So much so that, in 1999, he started Modus Operandi. That same year he joined the Sarbreenar "Living" campaign team as their plotline controller before moving across to the Living Spycraft campaign team (as UK Regional Branch Director) in 2003. 2003 also saw the birth of UK Role Players as well as Dave's first freelance writing appointment (co-writing World Militaries and consulting on both US Militaries and Battlegrounds, all for Spycraft). Since then, Dave has concentrated on supporting the UK gaming scene. He has organised and run several small, one-day, events and was the RPG Area Manager for Gen Con UK in 2004. His current favourite systems are Dungeons & Dragons (specifically 5th Edition), Savage Worlds and Cinematic Unisystem. He has a (currently neglected) blog at and runs a D&D 5e SRD website at

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