The Diana Jones Award is designed to reward any combination of achievement, innovation, and anything that has benefited or advanced the hobby and industry as a whole; or which has had the greatest positive effect on games and gaming; or which, in the opinion of the judging committee, shows or exemplifies gaming at its best.
This is the description given by the Diana Jones Awards website when asked what they mean by excellence. Thus, in light of the above requirements, they have decided to give this year’s award to Eric Lang for being both prolific and excellent in his designs. This year saw the release of four new games bearing his name, Bloodborne: The Card Game, The Others: 7 Sins, Arcane Academy, and HMS Dolores. And while producing a lot of games can be good, what makes him great is that with each game he designs, they seem to get better and better. This fact can be seen in the consistently high ratings of previous releases like Blood Rage and Dice Masters. So congratulations to Eric Lang, they couldn’t have picked a better person to receive the award. To read more about his winning and to see the other nominees, you can head over to the Diana Jones Awards website.