Who's Playing What On Fantasy Grounds? Final Stats For 2016!
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  • Who's Playing What On Fantasy Grounds? Final Stats For 2016!


    It's stats time again! The folks at Fantasy Grounds have sent along the final usage stats for 2016, reflecting which rulesets were played on the VTT (Virtual Table Top) during Quarter 4. There's a small dip across the board during December. D&D 5E leads the pack as usual by a massive margin (but remember that FG is a licensee of WotC), followed by Pathfinder, Savage Worlds, and D&D 3.5 and then D&D 4E. In the pages below, "Core RPG" refers to the system neutral default package for Fantasy Grounds, used when there isn't a game-specific one.






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    1. The White Sorcerer's Avatar
      The White Sorcerer -
      When did posting these stats become such a big thing on ENWorld? It seems like a fairly recent trend.
    1. Morrus's Avatar
      Morrus -
      Few years ago, I think. I've been doing it for quite a long time.
    1. chibi graz'zt's Avatar
      chibi graz'zt -
      5e keeps ruling the leaderboards!!
    1. blakem's Avatar
      blakem -
      Thanks for the info, very cool.
    1. buda's Avatar
      buda -
      Just say NO to pie charts. Bars may be boring - but they're readable.

      Can you post the data file? I'm obviously a data junkie.
    1. Onslaught's Avatar
      Onslaught -
      Quote Originally Posted by buda View Post
      Just say NO to pie charts. Bars may be boring - but they're readable.

      Can you post the data file? I'm obviously a data junkie.
      Consultants... *sigh*

      but, you are right... bars are so much more readable...
    1. LordEntrails's Avatar
      LordEntrails -
      I couldn't find them, does anyone have links to the prior year stats? And the Roll20 stats if someone finds those.
    1. Mageman's Avatar
      Mageman -
      That is a massive amount of games.

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    1. Nylanfs's Avatar
      Nylanfs -
      Quote Originally Posted by LordEntrails View Post
      I couldn't find them, does anyone have links to the prior year stats? And the Roll20 stats if someone finds those.
      http://www.enworld.org/forum/content...D-D!)#comments
    1. Achan hiArusa's Avatar
      Achan hiArusa -
      Can't read the World of Darkness numbers because they overlap with the AD&D numbers.
    1. LordEntrails's Avatar
      LordEntrails -
      Real rough comparison of 2015 vs 2016

      Total games
      2015 ~290,000
      2016 ~440,000
      >> ~51% increase in total # games

      87% increase in 5E games
      16% increase in Pathfinder
      64% increase in Savage Worlds
      8% decrease in 3.5
      30% decrease in 4E
    1. Teataine's Avatar
      Teataine -
      I have to say, this is completely baffling to me. I knew 5e was very popular, and PF was trailing so that's not a surprise, but the other games' numbers really confuse me.
    1. darjr's Avatar
      darjr -
      Well D&D is called the 500 pound gorilla, but really it's more like a 55000 ton Kaiju.
    1. LordEntrails's Avatar
      LordEntrails -
      Quote Originally Posted by Teataine View Post
      I have to say, this is completely baffling to me. I knew 5e was very popular, and PF was trailing so that's not a surprise, but the other games' numbers really confuse me.
      What do you find confusing? That 3.5E and 4E have decreased? Or that Savage Worlds has increased so much? There has been quite a bit of official and community development of products in SW, so seems predictable to me.
    1. Parmandur's Avatar
      Parmandur -
      Quote Originally Posted by LordEntrails View Post
      What do you find confusing? That 3.5E and 4E have decreased? Or that Savage Worlds has increased so much? There has been quite a bit of official and community development of products in SW, so seems predictable to me.

      Savage Worlds has been the "non-D&D" game of record for a couple years now, hasn't it?

      4E and 3.x (non-PF) are probably phasing out mainly as people move to 5E, seems reasonable as campaigns finish up that people move on.
    1. Johnny3D3D -
      I see a little over 2000 GURPS games going.

      I wasn't even aware that there were GURPS players on Fantasy Grounds. I might have to check it out.
    1. ddaley's Avatar
      ddaley -
      Interesting to see DCC on the chart, even though there isn't an official ruleset for it. I wish Goodman Games would get on board with the digital age. I would definitely buy up DCC/MCC modules on FG.
    1. Reynard -
      Here's an interesting question: if I jump on FG a few times during the week to prep my Thursday 5E game, does that read as 3 or 4 game session of 5E in the stats?
    1. LordEntrails's Avatar
      LordEntrails -
      Quote Originally Posted by Reynard View Post
      Here's an interesting question: if I jump on FG a few times during the week to prep my Thursday 5E game, does that read as 3 or 4 game session of 5E in the stats?
      I remember a post somewhere detailing what counted as a game and such, but I don't remember exactly. I think they only count games where their is either a license check done (i.e. a free/demo license connecting to an ultimate license) OR when someone connects using the alias.

      So, I don't think that counts as 3 or 4 games, but... *shrugs*
    1. Nylanfs's Avatar
      Nylanfs -
      I'm fairly sure that Doug said this is from the client pinging the alias server. Which only happens when a player connects. It doesnt count direct ip connections I believe. Hopefully John or Doug will jump on and correct usm

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