Newsletter for Tuesday, July 25, 2006
Issue: 39

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Technomancer Press to Publish Gamechef 2006 Finalists, Proceeds Go to Charity
Game Chef 2006, Vol. 1: Best New Indie RPGs of 2006 will be released by Technomancer Press August 27, 2006 with the second volume to be released in the fall. All proceeds will go to benefit Child's Play, a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing games to children in hospitals.

The Game-Chef Challenge: Design a tabletop roleplaying game, complete or as close to complete as possible, within just over one week. Make good use of the "Ingredients" provided, which will usually be a few concept words, a sentence, a genre, a theme, or a combination of all of the above. Work alone. The results will be reviewed and finalists will be announced along with the winner.

The Gamechef contest, now in its fifth year gives designers one week to create the best indie game. This year, the entries of the winner and finalists will be published in a two volume set by Technomancer Press, LLC.


Technomancer Press is a publisher of role-playing, tabletop, and educational games. The company focuses on providing high-quality content at prices well below that of the competition, though cost-saving in-house production processes.  Contact Tony Hellmann, CEO at or Sandy Antunes, CIO at


The Game Chef Contest was invented at the Forge website by Mike Holmes in 2002, based on an earlier contest at Gaming Outpost run by Clinton R. Nixon and Jared A. Sorensen, and is now an annual event, run independently at its own website ( by Andy Kitkowski. Each year the competition has spawned a number of powerful, widely diverse RPGs and semi-RPGs and is now one of the best break-in points for new game designers and small press publishers. One of its strongest features is its development of a community of review and interest in one another's projects. Game Chef now serves, effectively, as a grass-roots equivalent of the Origins Awards. The results not only reward the past year, but generate effort and participation toward the upcoming year.


For the past three years, gamers and geeks around the world have raised nearly a million dollars in toys, games and cash for sick kids in Children's Hospitals across the globe through a grassroots charity called Child's Play. Created by Penny Arcade, no "Administrative Fees" or other nonsense is collected; all gifts and donations go directly to the hospitals for distribution to sick kids. This year Child's Play is expanding worldwide to help Children's Hospitals across the globe. Below is a list of Children's Hospitals that need your help. Selecting one will direct you to that particular hospitals Amazon wish list. Any items you purchase from that list will be delivered directly to the hospital you select. Also be sure to choose the shipping address to the hospital instead of your own!


The Diana Jones Award for Excellence in Gaming was founded and first awarded in 2000. It is presented annually to the person, product, company, event or any other thing that has, in the opinion of its mostly anonymous committee of games industry luminaries, best demonstrated the quality of “excellence” in the world of hobby-gaming in the previous year. The winner of the Award receives the Diana Jones trophy. Past winners include Peter Adkison, Jordan Weisman, the role-playing games Nobilis, Sorcerer and My Life with Master, and the board-game Ticket to Ride. This is the sixth year of the Award.


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