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Stefan Gets Big Gaming Award Nomination! 6 Years, 9 Months ago  
Please read the below press release. For is awesome work on the Cavernous River and Walls Set and the Cavernous Lake Set, Stefan has received a coveted nomination from the Diana Jones Award Committee. This is a very prestigious award within the gaming community, and the list of winners is a Who's Who of the gaming world. Stefan belongs right along side them!



PRESS RELEASE
TO ALL MEDIA


SEVENTH ANNUAL
DIANA JONES AWARD
SHORTLIST ANNOUNCED

Annual award ‘for Excellence in Gaming’ to be presented 15th August



London, 27th June—After much debate the shortlist for the seventh annual Diana Jones Award for Excellence in Gaming, covering the year 2006, has been announced.

The Diana Jones Award is given to whatever the Diana Jones Committee believes has best demonstrated ‘excellence in gaming’ in the previous year. This year the committee has shortlisted three potential winners. In alphabetical order, they are:

The Great Pendragon Campaign by Greg Stafford (White Wolf)
In terms of sheer scope alone, Greg Stafford's Great Pendragon Campaign breaks new ground, presenting almost a century's worth of continuous story with gemlike clarity; in almost fractal fashion, any given year can become its own campaign. Its greatest structural successes are those of Stafford's Pendragon: a superbly compact yet never sketchy adventure format, seamless hard-wiring of characters into setting and continuity, and unprecedented emphasis on epic, generational storytelling. Thematically, it is a triumph of Arthurian art in its own right, the roleplaying form's equivalent of Tennyson's ‘The Idylls of the King’ or Wagner's ‘Parsifal’—a brilliant personal engagement with one of the foundation myths of Western fantasy.

Pieces of Eight by Jeff Tidball (Atlas Games)
In Jeff Tidball’s Pieces of Eight, each player in the game holds a customizable stack of coins in one hand. This represents a pirate ship, complete with captain, and the players do battle with each other by moving and using the coins in their hands to harm other ships and help their own. It's a perfect example of a game that is simple to learn but fun to play for beginners and long-time gamers alike, it can be played just about anywhere, and it offers layers of customization and strategy found in few games of any kind, as well as an elegance for which all great game designers strive.

Stefan Pokorny, creator, sculptor and painter of the Master Maze line of miniature terrain from Dwarven Forge.
Stefan Pokorny is a fine artist by trade who has studied extensively in the US and abroad. He holds a Master's Degree in Fine Arts from the University of Hartford and he has taught at some recognized fine art schools. For the past 11 years he has been pouring his artistic energies into the creation of the finest miniature terrain in the world—the Master Maze line from his company Dwarven Forge. While his efforts have always garnered much praise, the year 2006 was an especially rewarding year for Stefan and his work. He released three new incredible sets: the Cavernous River and Walls Set, the Cavernous Lake Set and the Medieval Building Set. Each of these is not only an incredible work of art and craftsmanship, but also represents the absolute pinnacle of game accessory quality. They serve to remind everyone of the unmatched artistic work that Stefan has accomplished over the last 11 years.


About the Award
The Diana Jones Award was established in 2000 to celebrate the principal of excellence in gaming. Each year the Award is given to the person, company, product, event, trend or item that in the opinion of the committee has best demonstrated ‘excellence’ in the field of gaming in the previous year.

The award is announced and the trophy presented at a ceremony the day before the opening of Gen Con Indianapolis (this year on Wednesday 15th August). Winners receive the Diana Jones Trophy and the admiration of their peers. The award is administered and decided by a mostly anonymous committee of games-industry luminaries in three countries.

Previous winners of the Diana Jones Award include Peter Adkison, former CEO of Wizards of the Coast; Wizkids Inc.; the games Sorcerer, Nobilis, My Life with Master and Ticket to Ride; and the generosity of the charity auctions at Irish games conventions.

A fuller description of the history of the Diana Jones Award and its extraordinary trophy, plus details of all the previous winners and shortlists, can be found at the award’s website: www.dianajonesaward.org
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congrats! Well deserved of course!
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Awesome! Congratulations on making the short list and I hope you make the final selection Stefan!
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Congratulations, Stefan...and Dwarven Forge! Your products, in my opinion, are single-handedly taking our gaming worlds to a whole new level!

I cannot wait to see what you have planned for us in 2008!

~Cheers
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Congrats Stefan and DF. That's pretty cool!
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HUZZAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Stefan, I've always known you had this level of achievement and deserved this kind of recognition - and I didn't even know this award exists!

After all this time you've invested in Dwarven Forge, if the Committee doesn't hand it off to you, they need a reality check.
I know the Pendragon campaign will draw a lot of voting, and of course, ANYTHING 'Pirates' is going to be hot this year, with Pirates of the Carribbean big in theaters.
But, long-term consistency and continuing contribution should still win out.

Again, congrats to you, Stefan.
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Greg Stafford's Pendragon campaign is a doozy - he runs games at DunDraCon. But my money is on Stefan.

Heck, my money is WITH Stefan, after buying all this Master Maze over the last decade!

:D
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BRAVO!!!!!
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Stefan,

YOU ROCK THE FREE WORLD!!!! Congrats!! I am glad to hear your increadible product and talent is being recognized. Keep up the great work. I can not wait to see what you have in store for us through '07 and into '08

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Congratulations, Stefan !!!

A crowning accolade for a decade of creativity !!!!

Bravo !!!!

... and congratulations to everyone at Dwarven Forge !!!
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Thank you everyone! I really appreciate the kind words!
However, I must point out that Jeff deserves much of the recognition as well as he has for the last several years contributed to the creative process as well. The Medieval Building Set and especially the Den of Evil were mostly his incarnations (even If I painted them and critiqued them). So if the gaming gods choose to shine down on us, it is really an honor to be shared by all of us at DF.
Also, all of you Guys(and Gals), the dedicated Gamers deserve praise as well, for sticking with us, and sending in lots of ideas and keeping us all on our toes, and for keeping us in business all these years with your hard earned money! The Forum has really brought us all together and provided a lot of creative energy and inspiration.
this nomination, also serves as inspiration and motivation to make even better goodies for next year!

Thanks again friends!

Stefan.
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Hail DF! Hail to the kings and the queens!

Most sincere congratulations! :-) Clapclapclapclap!!!
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I want my DF Spiderweb Accesories Set!!! ^O^U
 
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