The Orr Group Industry Report: Q3 2017

The Roll20 Team

The Roll20 Team


Quarter 3 is well behind us and we’ve analyzed what everyone’s been playing the past 3 months. Here’s the brief overview of The Orr Group Industry Report for Q3 2017:

We’ve now broken our Sample Size record for the 7th quarter in a row! Thank you to everyone who’s stuck with us, and to those who have just joined!

Dungeons & Dragons 5e continues to reach ever new heights, increasing nearly 3% from Q2 to Q3. Nearly 55% of all games played on Roll20 are D&D 5e, with over 64% of players engaged with the system. Aside from having a life all its own, the continuous releases of amazing high quality Roll20 conversions, such as the recent__ Tyranny of Dragons__, likely helps keep bumping this number up.

Pathfinder remains a strong 2nd, being 13% of our games played and 28.9% of players engaging with the system. Paizo’s latest game, Starfinder, made a formidable debut with 604 active games this quarter, and generated a lot of SciFi excitement in our Marketplace.

World of Darkness continues its rise in popularity, just barely edging out Star Wars for its new status as the 5th most played system, holding 1.87% of games played. With a general excitement for their related video games, as well as the announcement of V5, we’re not altogether surprised.

Not shown in our list, but to be debuted next time and then forever onwards, is Blades in the Dark, with approximately 1400 players using its character sheet. The__ Roll20 Twitch channel__ has been featuring the fantastic _Blades in the Dark_ system, and could likely be a factor in its increasing popularity on our platform.

Here’s the complete Q3 Industry report:

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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