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An annual popular-choice award organized by [[Eileen Mullin]] of [[Xyzzy News]]. The list of winners and finalists can be viewed either by [[XYZZY Awards (by year)|year]] or by [[XYZZY Awards (by category)|category]].
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An annual popular-choice award formerly organized by [[Eileen Mullin]] of [[XYZZYnews]].
  
{Some explanation of when the Awards are, which games are eligible, and how the two vote process works could go here.)
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{{Xyzzies}}
  
(Some explanation of the categories, especially "Best Use of Medium", should go here. Note that two of the categories -- Best Individual PC and Best Use of Medium -- were added after the first year.)
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The XYZZY Awards are similar to Oscars in the movie business. The awards take place each year in the early spring, with the ceremony occurring online at ifMUD. There are two stages of voting. In the first stage, games are nominated by the IF community for the different categories. Any game that was published in the previous year is eligible for nomination. Games that have been nominated frequently become finalists. In the second stage, members of the community vote on the finalists to pick a winner of each category.
  
(Links to the ceremony transcripts should go here.)
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==Fine Print==
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* Regarding [[IntroComp]] games: The year that an IntroComp game is completed is the year that game becomes eligible for the XYZZY awards.
  
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[[Xyzzy Awards|Xyzzy Award]] winners, by year and by category.
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== 1996 Xyzzy Awards Winners ==
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==Trivia==
(Link to the full list of nominees for 1996.)
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* [[Speed-IF XYZZY]] and [[Speed-IF Century]] were two minicomps that used the XYZZY Awards ceremony as a setting.
  
* '''Best Game''' - ''So Far'', by [[Andrew Plotkin]].
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== Links ==
* '''Best Writing''' - ''So Far'', by [[Andrew Plotkin]].
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* [http://xyzzyawards.org/ XYZZY Awards]. As of February 2010, this is the new website for the XYZZY Awards, beginning with [[XYZZY Awards 2009]].
* '''Best Story''' - ''Tapestry'', by [[Daniel Ravipinto]].
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* {{dead link|url=http://www.xyzzynews.com|archive=https://web.archive.org/web/20160911092611/http://www.xyzzynews.com/|XYZZYnews}}. The IF newssite which originally hosted the XYZZY Awards for most of its existence.
* '''Best Setting''' - ''Small World'', by [[Andrew Pontious]].
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* [http://www.spod-central.org/~psmith/IF/xyzzies.html http://www.spod-central.org/~psmith/IF/xyzzies.html] - Dylan O'Donnell's page of XYZZY Award nominees and winners.
* '''Best Puzzles''' - ''So Far'', by [[Andrew Plotkin]].
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XYZZY_Award XYZZY Award] at Wikipedia.
* '''Best NPCs''' - ''Kissing the Buddha's Feet'', by [[Leon Lin]].
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* '''Best Individual Puzzle''' - Opening the gate, in ''So Far'', by [[Andrew Plotkin]].
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* '''Best Individual NPC''' - The burin, in ''Frobozz Magic Support'', by [[Nate Cull]].
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{{Template:Popular choice awards}}
  
== 1997 Xyzzy Awards Winners ==
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[[Category:XYZZY Awards]]
The winners were announced in a live, online ceremony on [[ifMUD]]. (Link to transcript should go here.) (Link to the full list of nominees for 1997.)
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* '''Best Game''' - ''Interstate Zero'', by [[Adam Cadre]].
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* '''Best Writing''' - ''Sunset Over Savannah'', [[Ivan Cockrum]].
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* '''Best Story''' - ''Babel'', [[Ian Finley]].
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* '''Best Setting''' - ''A Bear's Night Out'', [[David Dyte]].
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* '''Best Puzzles''' - ''The Edifice'', [[Lucian Smith]].
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* '''Best NPCs''' - ''Frenetic Five vs. Sturm und Drang'', [[Neil deMause]].
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* '''Best Individual Puzzle''' - The language puzzle, in ''The Edifice'', by [[Lucian Smith]].
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* '''Best Individual NPC''' - Bob, in ''She's Got a Thing for a Spring'', by [[Brent VanFossen]].
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* '''Best Individual PC''' - Tracy Valencia, from ''Interstate Zero'', by [[Adam Cadre]].
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* '''Best Use of Medium''' - ''The Tempest'', by [[Graham Nelson]].
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== 1998 Xyzzy Awards Winners ==
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On February 6, 1999, the winners were The winners were announced in a live, online ceremony on [[ifMUD]]. (Link to transcript should go here.) (Link to the full list of nominees for 1998.)
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* '''Best Game''' - ''Spider and Web'', by [[Andrew Plotkin]].
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* '''Best Writing''' - ''Photopia'', by [[Adam Cadre]].
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* '''Best Story''' - ''Photopia'', by [[Adam Cadre]].
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* '''Best Setting''' - ''Anchorhead'', by [[Michael Gentry]].
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* '''Best Puzzles''' - ''Spider and Web'', by [[Andrew Plotkin]].
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* '''Best NPCs''' - ''Once and Future'', by [[Gerry Kevin Wilson]].
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* '''Best Individual Puzzle''' - Getting out of the chair, from ''Spider and Web'', by [[Andrew Plotkin]].
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* '''Best Individual NPC''' - The interrogator, in ''Spider and Web'', by [[Andrew Plotkin]].
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* '''Best Individual PC''' - ''Little Blue Men'', by [[Michael Gentry]].
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* '''Best Use of Medium''' - ''Spider and Web'', by [[Andrew Plotkin]].
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== 1999 Xyzzy Awards Winners ==
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The winners were announced in a live, online ceremony on [[ifMUD]]. (Link to transcript should go here.) (Link to the full list of nominees for 1999.)
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* '''Best Game''' - ''Varicella'', by [[Adam Cadre]]
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* '''Best Writing''' - ''For a Change'', by [[Dan Schmidt]]
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* '''Best Story''' - ''Worlds Apart'', by [[Suzanne Britton]]
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* '''Best Setting''' - ''Hunter, in Darkness'', by [[Andrew Plotkin]]
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* '''Best Puzzles''' - ''The Mulldoon Legacy'', by [[Jon Ingold]]
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* '''Best NPCs''' - ''Varicella'', by [[Adam Cadre]]
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* '''Best Individual Puzzle''' - The maze, in ''Hunter, in Darkness'', by [[Andrew Plotkin]]
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* '''Best Individual NPC''' - Miss Sierra, in ''Varicella'', by [[Adam Cadre]]
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* '''Best Individual PC''' - Primo Varicella, in ''Varicella'', by [[Adam Cadre]]
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* '''Best Use of Medium''' - ''Aisle'', by [[Sam Barlow]]
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== 2000 Xyzzy Awards Winners ==
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The winners were announced in a live, online ceremony on [[ifMUD]]. (Link to transcript should go here.) (Link to the full list of nominees for 2000.)
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* '''Best Game''' - ''Being Andrew Plotkin'', by [[J. Robinson Wheeler]]
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* '''Best Writing''' - ''Metamorphoses'', by [[Emily Short]]
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* '''Best Story''' - ''My Angel'', by [[Jon Ingold]]
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* '''Best Setting''' - ''Shade'', by [[Andrew Plotkin]]
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* '''Best Puzzles''' - ''Ad Verbum'', by [[Nick Montfort]]
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* '''Best NPCs''' - ''Being Andrew Plotkin'', by [[J. Robinson Wheeler]]
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* '''Best Individual Puzzle''' - ''Rematch'' (the whole game), by [[Andrew Pontious]]
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* '''Best Individual NPC''' - Galatea, in ''Galatea'', by [[Emily Short]]
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* '''Best Individual PC''' - ''Rameses'', by [[Stephen Bond]]
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* '''Best Use of Medium''' - ''Shrapnel'', by [[Adam Cadre]]
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== Links ==
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* [http://www.xyzzynews.com XYZZY News]
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* [http://www.spod-central.org/~psmith/IF/xyzzies.html http://www.spod-central.org/~psmith/IF/xyzzies.html] - Dylan O'Donnell's page of [[Xyzzy Awards|Xyzzy Award]] nominees and winners
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Latest revision as of 02:46, 21 December 2016

An annual popular-choice award formerly organized by Eileen Mullin of XYZZYnews.

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Browse the XYZZY Awards either by year:

Or by category:

See also:

The XYZZY Awards are similar to Oscars in the movie business. The awards take place each year in the early spring, with the ceremony occurring online at ifMUD. There are two stages of voting. In the first stage, games are nominated by the IF community for the different categories. Any game that was published in the previous year is eligible for nomination. Games that have been nominated frequently become finalists. In the second stage, members of the community vote on the finalists to pick a winner of each category.

Fine Print

  • Regarding IntroComp games: The year that an IntroComp game is completed is the year that game becomes eligible for the XYZZY awards.


Trivia

Links

Popular choice awards
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