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    Fantasy Grounds Usage Stats Through Q1 2019: D&D Up, Pathfinder Down

    The latest usage stats for Fantasy Grounds are in... and D&D is up again in the latest updated stats from Quarter 1 of 2018 through to Quarter 1 of 2019, rising to a whopping 69% of the market since the stats from Q1 2018! Pathfinder drops from 12% last year to 9% (possibly due to the edition change coming soon), and Savage Worlds drops nearly 2%.


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    Ruleset Total Games Sum of total
    5E 619,071 68.97%
    PFRPG 84,214 9.38%
    SavageWorlds 38,958 4.34%
    SFRPG 21,654 2.41%
    3.5E 18,550 2.07%
    MoreCore 15,435 1.72%
    CoreRPG 13,774 1.53%
    Call Of Cthulhu 13,465 1.50%
    4E 9,440 1.05%
    Star Wars 8,163 0.91%
    PFRPG2 7,979 0.89%
    GURPS 6,883 0.77%
    AD&D 6,344 0.71%
    Castles and Crusades 4,817 0.54%
    WFRP 4,397 0.49%
    DSA 3,679 0.41%
    RolemasterClassic 3,476 0.39%
    Cypher System 3,287 0.37%
    Fate Core 2,869 0.32%
    VtM 2,412 0.27%
    WH40K 2,285 0.25%
    Numenera 2,000 0.22%
    DCCRPG 1,644 0.18%
    Mongoose Traveller 1E 1,577 0.18%
    Shadowrun 1,197 0.13%
    Grand Total 897,570 100.00%


    "CorePG" is the "general" module Fantasy Grounds uses when there isn't a more specific one.

    The changes from Q1 2018 (rounded to the nearest whole) are as follows. Note that share can go down while a game's total number of games goes up as the pool expands, so a reduction in market share doesn't equate to a reduction in sales, games played, profit, or anything else.


    D&D 5E +4%
    Pathfinder -2.6%
    Savage Worlds -1.7%
    D&D 3.5 +1%
    Star Wars -0.1%
    Starfinder +1.4%
    Call of Cthulhu -0.5%



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    Am I missing it, or is there not a single super-hero themed RPG showing up? That seems amazing to me, considering the popularity of super-hero themed films, TV shows, et cetera.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pauldanieljohnson View Post
    Am I missing it, or is there not a single super-hero themed RPG showing up? That seems amazing to me, considering the popularity of super-hero themed films, TV shows, et cetera.
    You might ask why the A Song of Ice & Fire RPG isn't up there, or why Star Wars 70 times less popular than D&D. I just guess screen popularity doesn't translate to RPG popularity.
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    Licensing also plays a big role in this. Officially licensed rulesets almost always outperform community rulesets by a large margin. Most RPGs for super hero or other film based items are already licensed out to a tabletop RPG publisher. Getting a license with the publisher for these would mean that the proceeds would now need to split to an additional party and the contracts become more and more complicated. As an example, we have official licenses with Green Ronin but only for their first party game systems and not for stuff that they had to license from someone else - A Song of Ice and Fire , DC Comics based content, etc. The same thing limits the ability to get any sort of official Star Wars RPG support.
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    It isn't that Pathfidner decreased at all over the year, it's just that 5E grew by about 50% and grew the total pie size.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Parmandur View Post
    It isn't that Pathfidner decreased at all over the year, it's just that 5E grew by about 50% and grew the total pie size.
    Yes. I said exactly that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morrus View Post
    Yes. I said exactly that.
    What, do you expect us to read before going half-cocked??? That would go against all of our cherished Interwebz traditions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Parmandur View Post
    It isn't that Pathfidner decreased at all over the year, it's just that 5E grew by about 50% and grew the total pie size.
    I had the same thought. I was looking to see how much PF decreased and when it wasn't there I realized they must be talking about %.

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    I am a little shocked at how well Rolemaster Classic does compared to others.

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    The pie chart does give the impression that 5e is chomping down on all the others...

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