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An update on SR6e DriveThruRPG ratings

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« Reply #180 on: <01-24-20/1752:30> »
In dollars spent by game stores through Alliance Distribution on product for a game system in 2019. The top RPG game systems for 2019 were
1. D&D 5e
2. Pathfinder 2e
3. Shadowrun 6e
4. Vampire 5e
5. Star Wars (FFG)
6. Starfonder 1e

These figures were provided by Alliance to store owners who have accounts with the distributor
Weird. It's like the people who hate it are a tiny (but loud) portion.

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« Reply #181 on: <01-25-20/1444:55> »
I think Matt Colville once said "People who go on the internet to argue about RPGs aren't playing RPGs." I think it's also fair to say that folks are more likely to leave a review after a negative experience than a positive experience.

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« Reply #182 on: <01-26-20/1744:16> »
I think Matt Colville once said "People who go on the internet to argue about RPGs aren't playing RPGs." I think it's also fair to say that folks are more likely to leave a review after a negative experience than a positive experience.

I don't care what Matt Colville thinks (just like you don't care what I think), and his statement is nothing more than empty hyperbole. I think it's fair to say that there wouldn't be a legitimate negative experience if the editors had done their damn job.

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« Reply #183 on: <01-27-20/0811:18> »
I think Matt Colville once said "People who go on the internet to argue about RPGs aren't playing RPGs."
Well, that's just nonsense. People who go on the internet to discuss things are going to be in the above-average bracket for passion for and engagement with whatever they are discussing. Their advice won't always be coherent and won't always be useful, but dismissing them out of hand is just silly.

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I think it's also fair to say that folks are more likely to leave a review after a negative experience than a positive experience.
Well, you might think that, but the reviews on DTRPG of other games don't bear that out. As covered upthread, or by a quick look through the top listing right now, aggregate review scores of 4.5-5 are pretty common. Few titles have a score below 4. Shadowrun 6e's score of 2.7 is a notable exception, not a typical result.

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« Reply #184 on: <01-27-20/1027:33> »
I don't know how useful any sales figures from a single site are, one way or the other, since none of that will give a good bird's eye overview. That said, drivethru is probably one of the best single sources for a general impression. Finally, people spend money stupidly, and gamers as a category are especially proficient at it. I couldn't begin to speculate whether the edition is selling well or not overall.

What I can speculate on is the quality of the work. Anyone can fairly argue whether they like the direction or dislike the direction of the rules - that aspect is just a matter of personal tastes. We all know where I fall on that, so no need to rehash. I see a lot more criticism than praise spoken about it online, and hear the same in person when the topic comes up. But again, how well does that represent the overall opinion? Hell if I know.

The state of editing they allowed the book to go live in is indisputably, unacceptably bad. There is no acceptable defense for that.

That quote by Matt Colville is also among the most foolish things I've ever heard.

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« Reply #185 on: <01-27-20/1044:56> »
Starfonder 1e
STARFONDER!  The new romantic game of love in a time of space opera from Paizo.  Get your copy now!

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