Solo Role-Playing Game Created by Bradley Professor Takes Off During COVID-19 Pandemic

September 16, 2020

Tim Hutchings, an assistant professor of interactive media at Bradley, took home three awards from this year's ENNIES for his solo role-playing game (RPG) book. He received two gold awards for Best Production Values and Rules, and won a silver award for Product of the Year.

Hutchings's winning game book, Thousand Year Old Vampire, is a solo RPG, which proved to be especially appealing during this time of isolation for so many. The game sold out almost immediately upon its release and a second printing is expected next month. Click here to learn more and hear a raving review about the book.

His recognition at the ENNIES was the icing on the cake. Hutchings shared, "The ENNIES are the defining industry awards in tabletop roleplaying games. The winning games are usually from large companies. I'm a one-person operation, so my wins were a surprise, to put it mildly."

Hundreds of games are submitted to the ENNIES for review every year. Judges choose the finalists for each of the categories, and the category winners are then chosen by popular vote. Each category has a silver and gold winner.