Friday, September 7, 2012

I Wonder How Close the Current Poll Mirrors Current Games Played Trends

For the poll asking folks to vote on "Which OSR game system they would want me to run on G+ Hangouts for them" I gave 16 choices and allow folks to vote for more than one choice.

About 12 hours later, there are 70 votes (!), and already a pattern can be seen:

Labyrinth Lord (21 votes) and Swords & Wizardry Complete (19 votes) are practically neck n' neck. They also have been around the longest - they are pretty much the "OSR Name Brands".

Blood & Treasure (14 votes) and Astonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerers of Hyperborea (12 votes) and very recent releases and have gotten good feedback and word of mouth.

Crypts & Things and LotFP Weird Fantasy both have 11 votes. Both take classic assumptions and about FRPGs and make them something else.

Interesting results so far.  The should only get more interesting over the next week of the poll.

(As an asides, the supporters of AS&SH have been the most vocal in the comments section of the post linked to the poll)


  1. I'd love to see Blood & Treasure played, although I haven't gotten it yet; it's the new thing on the block that intrigues me the most!

  2. It reads well.

    I guess we'll see how the final results play out

  3. I'm impressed with the large range.

  4. Blood & Treasure for sure, and I'd like to see AS&SH (and get my copy...).


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