Wednesday, July 19, 2017

The OSR is now "A Thing" at OBS - Interesting to Look at How it Tracks Differently at the Two Store Fronts

If you browse from the drop down list and select "OSR" at RPGNow or DriveThruRPG, you get a Hottest Sellers listing for the OSR. Its interesting to see how the market differs between the two storefronts.

At RPGNow, LotFP's Vaginas Are Magical sneaks into the first spot. Its 10th over at DriveThruRPG.

The DCC RPG comes in in the first spot at DTRPG. At RPGNow, its 9th.

Actually, only four releases make the Top Ten of both lists: VaM, DCC RPG, Beyond the Wall and Hubris.

Not sure what to make of it, but it is interesting to note that the two storefronts obviously have differing customer bases, even within the OSR.

The RPGNow OSR Hot List is here.

The DriveThruRPG Hot List is here.

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  1. Holy shit ... Pyramid is 13th place! I am surprised as hell.

  2. Hmmm... Not sure if this is a good thing. It could lead to the further ghettoization of the OSR.

  3. I've always felt that RPGNow catered to smaller, independent publishers. But given it's all the same backend now, I suppose it's largely preference and publisher links. I know any links I put in my site go to RPG and Goodman sends folks to DriveThru

  4. I actually never considered that they track their sales independently. I thought they were just two storefront themes over the same ... well, everything. Just that RPGNow seemed to pick what to display on page one differently.


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