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2006 Awards Categories:
Explanation:
Best Male PC: Awarded to best male player character.  A named PC is not a requirement for this category.
Best Female PC: Awarded to best female player character.  A named PC is not a requirement for this category.
Best Male NPC: Awarded to best male non-player character.
Best Female NPC: Awarded to best female non-player character.
Best m/f scene: Awarded to best sex scene involving only one male character and one female character.
Best lesbian scene:
Awarded to best sex scene involving two or more female characters.
Best Orgy: Awarded to best sex scene involving more than two characters of any gender or species.
Best Sex Overall: Awarded to the game with the best sex overall.
Best Use of Multimedia: Awarded to the game with the best use of images and/or sounds.
Best Writing: Awarded to the game with the best story, atmosphere and use of the language.
Best Technical Implementation: Awarded to the game that had the cleanest technical implemenation.
Most Innovative: Awarded to the game that best stretched the limits of the parser, was the most creative in its presentation and best redefined what is considered to be AIF.
Best Gameplay/Puzzles
Awarded to the game with the most enjoyable gameplay and puzzle features.
Best Humour
Awarded to the funniest game of the year.
Best New Author: Awarded to the best author whose first game was released this year.
Best Beta-Tester
Awarded to the best beta-tester.  This winner is to be selected by authors whose games are eligible for 2006 Erin Awards.
Best Short Game: Awarded to the best 'short' game (generally of the approximate size of a mini-comp game, although the rules are less hard and fast as in a mini-comp) of the year. Note that games eligible for this category are not eligible for "Best Game of the Year".
Best Game of the Year: Awarded to the best game of the year (not including 'short' games).
Badman Memorial Lifetime Achievement Award: Awarded to one influential figure in the AIF community that has helped direct and shape it into what it has become today. Previous winners are Badman (2002), Choices (2003), NewKid (2004) and Christopher Cole (2005) so they are not eligible for this year's award.

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