The Orr Group Industry Report: Q1 2017

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Time to a take a gander at what’s been played on Roll20 during the last quarter. Here’s the brief overview of The Orr Group Industry Report for Quarter 1 of 2017:

Our Sample Size grew by 13% this quarter! Thanks once again to our returning users, and welcome to all the new ones.

Given the results of the last few Industry Reports, it will come as a surprise to no one that _Dungeons & Dragons _fifth edition continues to increase in both player and game activity – this quarter, 49% of Roll20 games were 5E games. Pathfinder continues to hold the second most popular spot, and 3.5E remains in third place.

The FATE series increased in activity this quarter, hopping over GURPS. This may very well have something to do with the new Rollplay show, Nebula Jazz, which uses the FATE Accelerated ruleset.

Here’s the full Q1 2017 report:

Das Schwarze Auge continues to see improved activity, sneaking past Dragon Age RPG this quarter. AEG’s Legend of the Five Rings also saw increased gameplay, which might have something to do with the excitement surrounding Fantasy Flight’s upcoming L5R Living Card Game. And RuneQuest jumped up a few spaces in the running, most likely due to Chaosium’s recent announcement of their new upcoming game, RuneQuest: Roleplaying in Glorantha.

A Quick Note About The Orr Group Industry Report:

We pull our data from two locations within Roll20 member profiles. Player numbers are drawn from the “Enjoys Playing” and “Seeks Group For” sections, while Game numbers come from the “My Campaigns” section. Our percentages can total more than 100%, particularly Player numbers, since each player will list their interest in multiple games. The report is meant to be a representative sample, and the game listings are curated by Roll20 staff. For more details about how our report works, you can always look back at our in-depth explanation.

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