An anonymous reader writes: The Mod of the Year Awards began 30 days ago on the Mod DB with 4,000 eligible mods. Now, after 40,000 nominations gamers have narrowed the field to the TOP 100 mods of 2006. The TOP 100 consists of an interesting mix of incumbents and rising stars. Returning for a 4th year in a row are Natural Section, ESF and Sven Coop. While rising stars include World of Padman, Empires, Iron Grip and many more. Once again Half-Life mods stole the show, however, this year the top mods originate from over 21 games and all have a chance to be recognized as the best of the best, the Mod of the Year! Gamers are now being called to play some mods and to vote for their favorites, as the ultimate winner is decided in the next 15 days. And this winner will be joining an elite tier past winners, which includes the incredibly successful Garrys Mod, Red Orchestra and Natural Selection.