Roll20 Reports First Drop For D&D

Roll20's latest stats are in. In terms of games run, D&D has shown its first drop since I last reported on Roll20's stats, from 51.87% in Q2 2019 to 47.54% in Q4 (although it is slightly higher than the 45% of Q3, which I missed!) Call of Cthulhu rises from 14.3% in Q2 to 15.3%, while Pathfinder drops from 6.5% to about 5% (but recovers from a massive Q3 drop, expected in the run-up to a new...

Roll20's latest stats are in. In terms of games run, D&D has shown its first drop since I last reported on Roll20's stats, from 51.87% in Q2 2019 to 47.54% in Q4 (although it is slightly higher than the 45% of Q3, which I missed!) Call of Cthulhu rises from 14.3% in Q2 to 15.3%, while Pathfinder drops from 6.5% to about 5% (but recovers from a massive Q3 drop, expected in the run-up to a new edition). In terms of player numbers, D&D dropped by about 1%, while Pathfinder increased by about 2%. Call of Cthulhu had a massive 7% rise.

Pathfinder 2E is the strange number here. Just over 1% in Q4 2019 (which is apparently a rise of 82%). I wonder if some of the Pathfinder 1E stats are being conflated with Pathfinder 2E under the generic "Pathfinder" heading?

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The Orr Group also shows an interesting new stat, with the biggest growths in Q4 2019.

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Ironsworn RPG's big spike coincide with Roll20's own in-house stream, so it is to be expected on their own internal reports.

Here's the full list.

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And here's the Q2 report.

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Prakriti

Hi, I'm a Mindflayer, but don't let that worry you
I think this shows the potential market for a new d20 modern, since most of the numbers that D&D lost seem to have been picked up by Call of Cthulhu. Contemporary/urban fantasy is very popular right now (and has been for a while), but WotC/D&D aren't really tapping into that market.
 
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lordabdul

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FATE shows up twice? Even though the first occurrence seems to specify that this is "all versions" of FATE?

Funny there's a few ones I never heart about (Anima? Tormenta? Lancer? Ironsworn?). And the "joke" French game Donjon de Naheulbeuk is getting more plays than DCC? Wow. Although I don't know exactly what the numbers represent... is 0.1% a dozen games? A hunded games? More?
 


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