Top RPG Games for Fall 2022: D&D, Pathfinder, 5E OGL, Vampire, Transformers

ICv2's latest report has come in, for the top five roleplaying games in Fall 2022. ICv2 interviews retailers, distributors, and manufacturers to compile these charts. I maintain an ongoing record of them here so that you can see them over time. As is usual, D&D tops the chart, and Pathfinder comes in second. This is fourth time that third party 5E material has appeared, after Spring 2020...

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ICv2's latest report has come in, for the top five roleplaying games in Fall 2022. ICv2 interviews retailers, distributors, and manufacturers to compile these charts. I maintain an ongoing record of them here so that you can see them over time.

As is usual, D&D tops the chart, and Pathfinder comes in second. This is fourth time that third party 5E material has appeared, after Spring 2020, Spring 2021, and Fall 2022. The last two positions usually change according to what the current hotness is (last time it was Power Rangers and GI Joe, this time it's Vampire and Transformers).

Hasbro's and D&D's sphere of influence is very apparent -- Transformers is a Hasbro property licensed to Renagade, Dungeons & Dragons is of course owned by Hasbro, and both Pathfinder and 5E OGL have D&D roots.

RankGamePublisher
1Dungeons & DragonsWizards of the Coast
2PathfinderPaizo
35E OGLVarious
4Vampire: the MasqueradeRenegade Game Studios
5TransformersRenegade Game Studios



 

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I congratulate Renenage Studios because two of their titles are among the top five.

I wonder if Hasbro is thinking about the strategy to acquire more IPs from the TTRPG industry, at least because it is better do it first before the rival companies.
 



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So there's Vampire: the Masquerade 5e that's Renegade Studios in the top five, but there's also Vampire: the Masquerade by World of Darkness. This is a confusing license.
 


Transformers is maybe the blue-eyed boy by Hasbro, their most famous franchise thanks the movies, and the look kid-friendly helps parents dare to buy it for their children. In the past, before the launch of Pathfinder, World of Darkness was closest to a true rival for D&D, or at least in the middle of space between 2nd Ed and 3rd Ed, and the release of the translated edition was too slow.
 

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