The Diana Jones Award is an annual award created to publicly acknowledge excellence in gaming. The award was first made for the year 2000, and the first award ceremony was on August 4, 2001.
The Diana Jones Award 2011
The Winner | The Nominees | The Award Ceremony
The 2011 Diana Jones Award for Excellence in Gaming has been given to Fiasco, a roleplaying game by Jason Morningstar.
, Morningstar continues to break ground in tackling a roleplayer’s dream: a satisfying story-telling experience that requires no preparation or GM. When Jason released Grey Ranks
in 2008, which also won the Diana Jones Award, he proved the model's worth and was recognized for having nailed it. But with Fiasco
, he took this great foundation pioneered in Grey Ranks to the next level.
is roleplaying stripped down to sheer elegance, to virtually zero ramp-up time. The notion of playing ambitious crooks with poor impulse control — inspired by a host of movies like Fargo
or Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels
— is both inspiring and immensely replayable. But the real genius of Fiasco
over Grey Ranks
is that now you can enjoy it in almost any setting you like. It's supported with ongoing free website posts of playsets of the month, and it inspires fans to create and post playsets of their own.
It is the opinion of the Diana Jones Award Committee, that Fiasco
exemplifies excellence in gaming, and we are proud to award it our trophy for this year.