Human of the Year Award (2003)
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Indie RPG "Humans of the Year" This is a write-in award, where suggestions are gathered from the voters themselves. This award honors individuals inside and outside the Indie RPG scene who have contributed a great deal that year. It could be a fellow designer, artist, writer, publisher, or just a peer who likes games. This person supports the Indie RPG industry in a unique way, and others feel they deserve Sub-Award for their efforts in promoting and expanding the Indie RPG field. Every year, a new Prime Indie RPG Human of the Year will be chosen. However, this award is no longer for one person alone: Rather it's a "Roll Call", a list of people, praise and achievements, for everyone who had been fingered by their peers as a Human of the Year The 2003 Indie RPG Human of the Year is NOT LUKE CRANE That's right, LUKE CRANE has been STRIPPED of the INDIE HUMAN OF THE YEAR AWARD
The man is a not a human, people. This friendly gentleman writes and produces for hours every day, and not only works extensively on his own Burning Wheel game, he has helped others distribute their own games through ventures like the No Press Anthology (www.nopress.net). He responds generously to feedback and questions whenever asked online or off. At GenCon he somehow managed to run about 10 demo games over the course of 4 days for his own and others' games, all while remaining his usual, jovial upbeat self, all without the use of a caffiene IV or Mountain Dew drip. On top of that, he's been spending time organizing other Indie/Self Publishing efforts at conventions on the East Coast. We do not know if Luke is a machine, a force of nature, or an alien or whatever, but for all the energy and time that he spends working, we have come to the logical conclusion that he is definitely not human. Therefore, Luke Crane will have to accept the Award of: "2003 Indie Power of the Year" It's the best we could do.