The Orr Group Industry Report: Q2 2016

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Another quarter of the year has gone by, and it’s time to take a look at what we’ve been playing on Roll20. Here’s the quick overview:

Once again, we’re thrilled to see watch our Player Sample Size grow even larger (this time by more than 6,000!) as our community expands. Thanks for joining us on Roll20!

In Q1, the number of Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition games played on Roll20 increased by 4.05%. In Q2, games increased by 4.14%. 5E is still the most popular system on Roll20, with 51.05% of Players actively seeking campaigns using the most recent D&D system. Game activity in Pathfinder, 3.5 Edition, and 4th Edition once again saw a slight decrease.

Check out the full report from Q2 2016, below:

_Call of Cthulhu _saw more games this quarter, possibly due to the upcoming Call of Cthulhu video game, after the trailer was released at E3. _A Song of Ice and Fire _also bumped up, which is no surprise given that season 6 of _Game of Thrones _was airing at the same time – and Green Ronin Publishing announced a new adventure for the RPG setting in May.

We also suspect that Chaosium bringing _Runequest _back into print helped the game see a healthy increase in activity on Roll20. In addition, Tormenta, a Brazilian game which we added to The Orr Group Industry Report in Q1 when we saw increased activity in its character sheet, was played even more this last quarter.

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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