Fantasy Grounds Top RPGs (Last 12 Months)

Fantasy Grounds has sent along its latest figures for RPG rulesets used in the last 12 months. 5E dominates with 70%, of course (up by 1%); Pathfinder 2E has snuck onto the chart at 6th place (though it's only been available for a couple of months), and Starfinder has taken 4th place.

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As always, "MoreCore" is FG's default generic module used when there isn't a specific game package available.
 
Russ Morrissey

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Parmandur

Legend
Last four years of this chart (from 2016 onwards) has D&D going 58% -> 64% -> 65% -> 69% -> 70%.
The impressive thing about that percentage is that everyone else is growing, too: a bigger slice of a bigger pie.

Chris Cock said in that one recent IGN article that D&D has grown something like 500% since the start of 5E.

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RSIxidor

Explorer
I wish we could get another version of that line graph just showing everything that isn't D&D, just to get a clearer visual representation. Seeing the gap between 5E and everything is useful, but would still like to see the rest separately.
 

Parmandur

Legend
I got to think this is a high water mark for this edition. It can't get higher than 70% can it?
Why not? The game is continuing to grow by all accounts, and is growing the RPG hobby. There has to be some theoretical upper limit, but there's no reason to think it has gotten there yet. There is a movie slated for a couple years down the line, that could boost this much higher.
 
Charts like this really hammer home the dominance of D&D.
They might make it logarithmic, so the also-rans can be teased out.

Really, it's flavors of D&D with a special appearance by Savage Worlds.
And CoC...and GURPS down at the bottom.
That's persistence (sad seeing GURPS make a chart like that, with Hero nowhere in sight... I wonder what happened to it? I lost interest in the run up to the 6th ed... ::google::google:::...)
 

dave2008

Legend
Why not? The game is continuing to grow by all accounts, and is growing the RPG hobby. There has to be some theoretical upper limit, but there's no reason to think it has gotten there yet. There is a movie slated for a couple years down the line, that could boost this much higher.
It just seems like a huge market share already and the fact that the curve seems to be flattening out.
 

darjr

I crit!
The players handbook is 68 out of all books on Amazon right now. The GIFT set is 498.

a couple days ago it broke the 40s.

it is growing.
 

lowkey13

I'm sorry, Dave. I'm afraid I can't do that.
They might make it logarithmic, so the also-rans can be teased out.
Not that it's a bad idea, but I've found that logarithmic charts to most audiences tend to confuse rather than clarify.

I blame our educational system and/or society.

And CoC...and GURPS down at the bottom.
That's persistence (sad seeing GURPS make a chart like that, with Hero nowhere in sight... I wonder what happened to it? I lost interest in the run up to the 6th ed... ::google::google:::...)
Don't know what happened to Hero, but ... I mean, it's kind of cool seeing GURPS still chugging along? I still remember when it came out, and they had the rather ... entertaining ... guides for the Autoduel/Car Wars version of it.
 

Parmandur

Legend
They might make it logarithmic, so the also-rans can be teased out.

And CoC...and GURPS down at the bottom.
That's persistence (sad seeing GURPS make a chart like that, with Hero nowhere in sight... I wonder what happened to it? I lost interest in the run up to the 6th ed... ::google::google:::...)
Well, this is the little slice of games played on Fantasy Grounds: Roll 20 has a different slice, and who knows what else is going on in the broader gaming community.
 

dragoner

Dying in Chargen
It doesn't hurt that there are a jillion twitterers, and youtubers chanting D&D D&D D&D!

I mean it gets annoying if one isn't a diehard D&D'er, but oh well.
 
Not that it's a bad idea, but I've found that logarithmic charts to most audiences tend to confuse rather than clarify.
I blame our educational system and/or society.
...for, oh, so many things...

Don't know what happened to Hero, but ... I mean, it's kind of cool seeing GURPS still chugging along? I still remember when it came out, and they had the rather ... entertaining ... guides for the Autoduel/Car Wars version of it.
Yep, I even played some of it - because in my regular group of Champions! gamers, back then, there was one devoted GURPS enthusiast.

Hero isn't gone, google could still find them, but they've apparently prettymuch left the physical publishing side, they just put out pdfs. Seems pretty quiet over there.
 

Parmandur

Legend
...for, oh, so many things...

Yep, I even played some of it - because in my regular group of Champions! gamers, back then, there was one devoted GURPS enthusiast.

Hero isn't gone, google could still find them, but they've apparently prettymuch left the physical publishing side, they just put out pdfs. Seems pretty quiet over there.
Roll20 reports that 0.04% of campaigns on their platform use the HERO system, as opposed to 0.34% for GURPS.

 

darjr

I crit!
But wait, that is 1e AD&D and 2e AD&D. Isn’t it?

I don’t really care about it being played more than 4e though.
 

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