Joelle, it is not only me - we all have contributed our original ideas into a coherent story. "Before the Mast" is different than most pirate-themed RPG sites, and we know it.
It is an ORIGINALITY award
, granted by RPG Conference to sites which are truly unique and original - be it the originality of plot; sites with original challenges, characters and in-game events.
So, it is definitely the contribution of our awesome crew, who contributed with diverse and interesting characters, tangled in original plots and events.
Thank you all, and all of you deserve the congratulations for this award.
(Actually all the awards in the sidebar belong to all of us, as members of the site. Nothing would have been possible without your precious contribution!)