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2007 XYZZY Awards Ceremony Transcript

On March 9th, 2008, at 4:00 P.M. EDT, the XYZZY Awards Ceremony was held at ifMUD. Below is the transcript of the event, not including side-comments that those in attendance made on the #peanut-gallery channel. Should you wish to see those comments, a version with those comments is also available.


lpsmith exclaims, "So! Our next award goes to the game with the Best Setting. Our presenter for this, once again, is Emily!"
duesen looks sad, "no David..."
Merk exclaims, "Yay for games with great settings!"
Emily returns to the stage, frowning at a spot on the floor near where the elephant had been
duesen points at Emily, "Who's that?"
Taleslinger says (to duesen), "Shhh"
Emily says, "(I hope there's no cleaning deposit)"
Jota asks, "Will the elephant be presenting anything next year?"
Emily says, "This next award honors imaginative, strange, evocative, or simply very well-constructed and thorough settings"
Emily says, "the nominees are:"
Emily says, "For a mysterious island in uncharted seas"
Emily says, "Blighted Isle, by Eric Eve"
Jota claps.
duesen pulls Eric's tail.
DavidW applauds
Celestianpower applauds exorbitantly
Emerald claps
McMartin claps
Merk exclaims, "Yay for Eric!"
VictorGijsbers plays adventurous music.
djfletch says, ">chart seas"
Emily says, "For being Good:"
Emily says, "Ferrous Ring, by Carma Ferris"
Eric claps.
Jota claps.
VictorGijsbers barrel organ.
Emerald claps
Merk claps
VictorGijsbers says, "Hm, doesn't work."
Emily says, "For a Place Under Ground"
Celestianpower cheers
Emily says, "Lost Pig, by Admiral Jota as "Grunk""
Eric claps.
Merk claps again.
duesen exclaims, "ah!"
McMartin clap
Emerald claps some more
Eric hands Victor another barrel-organ repair kit.
Baryon claps
VictorGijsbers seeks for the gnomish song, but it was eaten by the pig.
lpsmith claps.
Emily says, "As the first lightless windowless locked one-room vault ever to be nominated for a setting award"
Emily says, "Suveh Nux, by David Fisher"
Taleslinger says, "Yay"
Eric claps.
Jota applauds.
Merk claps for Suveh Nux.
McMartin claps
Emerald applauds
VictorGijsbers plays some minimalist Glass.
Emily says, "For a world of intrigue, magic, and politics that seems to stretch beyond the borders of the game"
Emily says, "Varkana, by Maryam Gousheh-Forgeot as "Farahnaaz""
Jota claps.
Merk Claps for Varkana
Taleslinger cheers.
Eric claps.
duesen exclaims, "yay, Maryam!"
McMartin cheers for Varkana
Emerald says, "yay"
Emily says, "And the winner is"
Baryon exclaims, "Yay!"
Emily says, "Varkana, by Maryam Gousheh-Forgeot as "Farahnaaz""
Jota applauds!
McMartin exclaims, "Yay!"
duesen says, "I said so..."
Sargent claps!
lpsmith cheers!
Eric claps enthusiatically.
zarf claps
Emerald applauds vigorously
djfletch exclaims, "hurrah!"
Otto says, ""you have thanks from her""
Baryon applauds magically
Recchi applauds!
Emily says (to Otto), "excellent"
nm walks out from under the archway south of here, although you didn't notice him approaching it from the other side.
Miseri says, "Huzzah for intrigue, magic and politics that seem to stretch beyond the borders of the game!"
lpsmith asks, "I don't suppose we have Maryam with us today?"
Taleslinger gives a standing ovation.
baf exclaims, "Yaay!"
VictorGijsbers claps for the kitten!
Celestianpower applauds stertorously
Otto says, ""I represent her (I'm a kind of Ambassador from Arg Varkana)""
Merk exclaims, "Congrats!!!!"
Emily lets Otto have the podium
Merk claps for Otto
lpsmith says (to otto), "Sure, come up and say something."
Otto says, ""Really, thank you everyone !""
Eric claps.
Otto says, ""I will tell her with our magic crystalPhone""
Emerald cheers
Merk claps.
Eric claps again.
duesen says, ""
lpsmith exclaims, "Excellent!"
Otto says, ""Ok, I've just tell her she're really happy !""
lpsmith cheers again.
Emily says, "yay"
Taleslinger says, "good"
VictorGijsbers says, "sings and cheers."
Otto says, ""I hope it will encourage her to make new games !""
VictorGijsbers sings and cheers.

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