PhilanthropyI believe that the best free RPG award should go to a philanthropist who has created and shared their work for the love of doing so. I do not think it should go to a commercial 'starter ruleset', which is nothing more than a cut-down marketing ploy. With some many superb free RPGs released each year, I think it is tragic that the Ennies rarely manage to have a category brimming with free goodness.
The only truly free RPG is Old School Hack, which I am sure you agree is a delightful game* that harks back to the early days of roleplaying but at the same time adds a modern verve to it.
Want to do more?Got a blog? Got a website? Do you inhabit forums? Then you can make a difference by going on and on about how Old School Hack is the only truly free RPG in the running and that Kirin deserves it for doing such a good job. Please do use the image above and link it to wherever you like (here, OSH's website, your blog, wherever). If you click on it, it will take you to Picasa where you have options to link to the picture.
Thank youOn behalf of the free RPG community, thank you for voting for Old School Hack. We're a niche of a niche but it is wonderful to see one of our number receive global recognition for their hard work and philanthropy.
* Layout still troubles me. I've not slept. I know I'm in the tiny minority on that matter. Perhaps even by myself.