ENWorld’s Hot Roleplaying Games – September 2015

It’s the start of a month and the start of GenCon, so this is an interesting time to check in on ENWorld’s list of hot RPGs. The last month saw GenCon and a number of other major conventions happening, so it’ll be particularly interesting to see how the buzz from that affects the charts this time.

Usual reminder applies: RPGs are scored on the chart based on what’s being actively discussed on as wide a pool of internet fora and blogs as ENWorld can find RSS feeds for. It isn’t tracking sales, and it isn’t even tracking popularity (because conceivably a game could get onto the chart if there were a sufficiently virulent negative reaction to it). What I present here are the scores assigned to each game, not the percentages (which can tend to obscure whether there’s been a recent explosion of RPG discussion – for example, as associated with the D&D 5E release – or whether things are comparatively quiet on the RPG talkosphere).

First up, let’s get the rankings and absolute scores:

RANK	GAME					SCORE
1	D&D 5th Edition				989
2	Pathfinder RPG				226
3	World of Darkness			160
4	Old School Revival (OSR)		152
5	D&D 3rd Edition/3.5			139
6	D&D 4th Edition				 78
7	Dragon Age/Fantasy AGE/AGE		 77
8	Savage Worlds				 74
9	Call of Cthulhu				 61
10	Shadowrun				 49
10	Traveller				 49
12	Warhammer 40K				 48
13	GURPS					 46
14	Mutants & Masterminds/DC Adventures	 42
15	Dungeon World				 39
16	ICONS					 36
17	Stars Without Number			 34
18	Numenera				 33
19	Dread					 32
19	Exalted					 32
21	13th Age				 21
22	What's OLD is NEW			 20
22	Gumshoe					 20
24	Apocalypse World			 16
25	The Strange				 15
25	Feng Shui				 15
27	OD&D					 14
27	Deadlands				 14
29	AD&D 2nd Edition			 13
30	RIFTS					 12
30	Firefly					 12
32	Eclipse Phase				 11
32	Warhammer FRP				 11
34	The One Ring				 10
34	AD&D 1st Edition			 10
36	d20 Modern				  9
37	Dungeon Crawl Classics			  8
37	CORTEX System				  8
39	Marvel Heroic Roleplaying		  7
39	Gamma World				  7
39	Ars Magica				  7
42	All Flesh Must Be Eaten			  5
42	Castles & Crusades			  5
42	Doctor Who: Adventures in Time & Space	  5
42	Iron Kingdoms				  5
46	Star Trek				  4
46	HERO System / Champions			  4
46	A Song of Ice & Fire			  4
49	Earthdawn				  3
49	Star Wars (SAGA/d20)			  3
49	TMNT					  3
49	Star Wars (FFG)				  3
49	Smallville				  3
49	Hackmaster				  3
55	Aberrant				  2
55	FATE					  2
55	Runequest				  2
55	Mutant Chronicles			  2
55	Fading Suns				  2
55	Colonial Gothic				  2
55	Godlike / Wild Talents / NEMESIS	  2
55	BESM					  2
63	Paranoia				  1
63	Silver Age Sentinels			  1
63	Marvel SAGA				  1
63	Other Superhero RPGs			  1
67	Ashen Stars				  0
67	Rotted Capes				  0
67	Star Wars (d6)				  0
67	True20					  0
67	Hobomancer				  0
67	d20 Future				  0
67	Alternity				  0
67	Brave New World				  0
67	DC Heroes				  0
67	Villians & Vigilantes			  0
67	Marvel Super Heroes			  0
67	Golden Heroes / Squadron UK		  0
67	Chainmail				  0
--	Dnd/Pathfinder				DNC
--	Stage					DNC
*DNC = Did Not Chart

Note that yet again the OSR score includes a contribution from Stars Without Number, which is also tracked separately.

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ENWorld’s Hot Roleplaying Games – August 2015

It’s the start of a month and the start of GenCon, so this is an interesting time to check in on ENWorld’s list of hot RPGs. (It’ll be particularly interesting to see how the buzz from GenCon affects the discussion landscape in the next month or so.) Usual reminder applies: RPGs are scored on the chart based on what’s being actively discussed on as wide a pool of internet fora and blogs as ENWorld can find RSS feeds for. It isn’t tracking sales, and it isn’t even tracking popularity (because conceivably a game could get onto the chart if there were a sufficiently virulent negative reaction to it). What I present here are the scores assigned to each game, not the percentages (which can tend to obscure whether there’s been a recent explosion of RPG discussion – for example, as associated with the D&D 5E release – or whether things are comparatively quiet on the RPG talkosphere).

First up, let’s get the rankings and absolute scores:

RANK	GAME					SCORE
1	D&D 5th Edition				1086
2	Pathfinder RPG				 357
3	Old School Revival (OSR)		 241
4	FATE					 237
5	D&D 3rd Edition/3.5			 181
6	World of Darkness			 177
7	D&D 4th Edition				 126
8	Savage Worlds				  93
9	Call of Cthulhu				  83
10	Dragon Age/Fantasy AGE/AGE		  72
11	Traveller				  70
11	Shadowrun				  70
13	Dread					  63
14	Mutants & Masterminds/DC Adventures	  59
14	GURPS					  59
16	Dungeon World				  55
17	ICONS					  54
18	Stars Without Number			  47
19	Numenera				  37
19	Warhammer 40K				  37
21	Exalted					  32
22	The Strange				  29
23	Apocalypse World			  23
24	13th Age				  20
25	Deadlands				  19
25	What's OLD is NEW			  19
25	Gumshoe					  19
28	Dungeon Crawl Classics			  18
29	OD&D					  17
30	Warhammer FRP				  16
31	Firefly					  15
32	d20 Modern				  14
32	RIFTS					  14
34	Feng Shui				  13
34	All Flesh Must Be Eaten			  13
36	The One Ring				  12
37	AD&D 1st Edition			  11
37	AD&D 2nd Edition			  11
39	Iron Kingdoms				  10
40	Doctor Who: Adventures in Time & Space	   9
40	HERO System / Champions			   9
40	A Song of Ice & Fire			   9
40	CORTEX System				   9
44	Hackmaster				   8
44	Earthdawn				   8
46	Ars Magica				   7
46	Eclipse Phase				   7
48	Marvel Heroic Roleplaying		   6
48	Gamma World				   6
50	Star Trek				   5
51	Star Wars (SAGA/d20)			   4
51	Star Wars (FFG)				   4
51	Other Superhero RPGs			   4
54	TMNT					   3
54	BESM					   3
54	Castles & Crusades			   3
57	Smallville				   2
57	Ashen Stars				   2
57	Aberrant				   2
57	Runequest				   2
57	Godlike / Wild Talents / NEMESIS	   2
57	Colonial Gothic				   2
57	Rotted Capes				   2
64	Star Wars (d6)				   1
64	Fading Suns				   1
64	Mutant Chronicles			   1
64	Paranoia				   1
64	Silver Age Sentinels			   1
64	Marvel SAGA				   1
70	True20					   0
70	Hobomancer				   0
70	d20 Future				   0
70	Alternity				   0
70	Brave New World				   0
70	DC Heroes				   0
70	Villians & Vigilantes			   0
70	Marvel Super Heroes			   0
70	Golden Heroes / Squadron UK		   0
70	Chainmail				   0
--	Dnd/Pathfinder				 DNC
--	Stage					 DNC
*DNC = Did Not Chart

Note that yet again the OSR score includes a contribution from Stars Without Number, which is also tracked separately.

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ENWorld’s Hot Roleplaying Games – July 2015

Another month, another check in on ENWorld list of hot RPGs. Usual reminder applies: RPGs are scored on the chart based on what’s being actively discussed on as wide a pool of internet fora and blogs as ENWorld can find RSS feeds for. It isn’t tracking sales, and it isn’t even tracking popularity (because conceivably a game could get onto the chart if there were a sufficiently virulent negative reaction to it). What I present here are the scores assigned to each game, not the percentages (which can tend to obscure whether there’s been a recent explosion of RPG discussion – for example, as associated with the D&D 5E release – or whether things are comparatively quiet on the RPG talkosphere).

First up, let’s get the rankings and absolute scores:

RANK	GAME					SCORE
1	D&D 5th Edition				1231
2	Pathfinder RPG				 446
3	Old School Revival (OSR)		 383
4	FATE					 310
5	D&D 3rd Edition/3.5			 232
6	World of Darkness			 219
7	D&D 4th Edition				 173
8	Savage Worlds				 140
9	Call of Cthulhu				 108
10	Shadowrun				  94
11	Dread					  89
12	Traveller				  79
13	Mutants & Masterminds/DC Adventures	  72
14	Dragon Age/Fantasy AGE/AGE		  68
15	ICONS					  64
16	GURPS					  63
17	Dungeon World				  59
18	Stars Without Number			  55
19	Numenera				  44
20	Dungeon Crawl Classics			  42
21	Warhammer 40K				  41
22	The Strange				  37
23	Warhammer FRP				  35
24	Gumshoe					  30
25	OD&D					  28
26	Apocalypse World			  25
27	13th Age				  22
28	RIFTS					  21
28	d20 Modern				  21
30	Deadlands				  20
31	Exalted					  19
32	Iron Kingdoms				  16
33	All Flesh Must Be Eaten			  14
33	Doctor Who: Adventures in Time & Space	  14
33	The One Ring				  14
36	Firefly					  12
36	AD&D 1st Edition			  12
36	A Song of Ice & Fire			  12
39	HERO System / Champions			  11
40	Ars Magica				  10
41	AD&D 2nd Edition			   9
42	Marvel Heroic Roleplaying		   8
42	Feng Shui				   8
42	Hackmaster				   8
42	Eclipse Phase				   8
42	CORTEX System				   8
47	BESM					   7
47	Earthdawn				   7
49	Castles & Crusades			   6
49	Gamma World				   6
51	Star Trek				   5
52	Other Superhero RPGs			   4
52	Star Wars (SAGA/d20)			   4
54	Star Wars (FFG)				   3
54	TMNT					   3
54	Godlike / Wild Talents / NEMESIS	   3
57	Rotted Capes				   2
57	Smallville				   2
57	Ashen Stars				   2
57	DC Heroes				   2
61	Fading Suns				   1
61	Star Wars (d6)				   1
61	Paranoia				   1
61	Runequest				   1
61	Silver Age Sentinels			   1
61	Marvel SAGA				   1
61	Alternity				   1
61	Aberrant				   1
69	Hobomancer				   0
69	Colonial Gothic				   0
69	d20 Future				   0
69	True20					   0
69	Marvel Super Heroes			   0
69	Brave New World				   0
69	Villians & Vigilantes			   0
69	Golden Heroes / Squadron UK		   0
69	Chainmail				   0
69	Mutant Chronicles			   0
--	Dnd/Pathfinder				 DNC
--	Stage					 DNC
*DNC = Did Not Chart

Note that according to the chart page a 0 score doesn’t mean nobody’s mentioned a particular game – a statistically significant sample has shown up but no more than that. For sanity’s sake I’m only tracking zero-scores which previously scored. Games which did not chart presumably either failed to even yield a statistically significant sample or have had their categories retired from the chart (as appears to be the case with the redundant Dnd/Pathfinder category). At least, that’s according to the ENWorld writeup – though since I’ve not seen a game drop off the chart since the Dnd/Pathfinder and Stage categories dropped off, I’m sceptical about that. Note also that the “OSR” entry should be taken with a pinch of salt – it’s the accumulated score of a whole bunch of OSR games, but this includes Stars Without Number which also has its own, separate entry, as well as systems not based on old school D&D like ZeFRS and, bizarrely, BRP.

In short, it’s a farce as huge as combining all the Narrativist-influenced games into a Forge category and simultaneously giving them individual listings anyway. I really don’t know why they do it.

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ENWorld’s Hot Roleplaying Games – June 2015

Right, it’s been two months, so let’s see what’s changed with the ENWorld list of hot RPGs. Usual reminder applies: RPGs are scored on the chart based on what’s being actively discussed on as wide a pool of internet fora and blogs as ENWorld can find RSS feeds for. It isn’t tracking sales, and it isn’t even tracking popularity (because conceivably a game could get onto the chart if there were a sufficiently virulent negative reaction to it). What I present here are the scores assigned to each game, not the percentages (which can tend to obscure whether there’s been a recent explosion of RPG discussion – for example, as associated with the D&D 5E release – or whether things are comparatively quiet on the RPG talkosphere).

First up, let’s get the rankings and absolute scores:

RANK	GAME					SCORE
1	D&D 5th Edition				1432
2	Pathfinder RPG				 501
3	Old School Revival (OSR)		 489
4	FATE					 321
5	D&D 3rd Edition/3.5			 263
6	D&D 4th Edition				 199
7	World of Darkness			 187
8	Savage Worlds				 170
9	Call of Cthulhu				 120
10	Shadowrun				 111
11	Traveller				  95
12	Dread					  87
13	Dungeon World				  85
14	ICONS					  81
15	Mutants & Masterminds/DC Adventures	  80
16	Dungeon Crawl Classics			  78
17	GURPS					  70
18	Stars Without Number			  57
19	The Strange				  56
20	Warhammer FRP				  51
20	OD&D					  51
22	Warhammer 40K				  44
23	Numenera				  39
24	Gumshoe					  34
25	Dragon Age				  30
26	13th Age				  29
27	Apocalypse World			  26
28	Doctor Who: Adventures in Time & Space	  24
29	Iron Kingdoms				  23
30	RIFTS					  20
31	Deadlands				  19
32	Eclipse Phase				  18
33	d20 Modern				  17
34	A Song of Ice & Fire			  16
34	Exalted					  16
36	Gamma World				  14
36	The One Ring				  14
36	AD&D 1st Edition			  14
39	Firefly					  13
39	BESM					  13
39	Earthdawn				  13
42	Marvel Heroic Roleplaying		  11
42	All Flesh Must Be Eaten			  11
42	Ars Magica				  11
45	Castles & Crusades			  10
46	HERO System / Champions			   9
46	Hackmaster				   9
48	Feng Shui				   8
49	AD&D 2nd Edition			   7
50	CORTEX System				   5
50	Fading Suns				   5
52	Star Wars (FFG)				   4
52	Godlike / Wild Talents / NEMESIS	   4
52	TMNT					   4
55	Other Superhero RPGs			   3
55	Chainmail				   3
55	Rotted Capes				   3
55	Star Wars (SAGA/d20)			   3
55	Star Trek				   3
55	DC Heroes				   3
61	Hobomancer				   2
61	Ashen Stars				   2
61	Alternity				   2
61	Aberrant				   2
61	True20					   2
61	Smallville				   2
67	Mutant Chronicles			   1
67	Star Wars (d6)				   1
67	Marvel SAGA				   1
70	d20 Future				   0
70	Colonial Gothic				   0
70	Golden Heroes / Squadron UK		   0
70	Silver Age Sentinels			   0
70	Paranoia				   0
70	Villians & Vigilantes			   0
70	Marvel Super Heroes			   0
70	Runequest				   0
70	Brave New World				   0
--	Dnd/Pathfinder				 DNC
--	Stage					 DNC
*DNC = Did Not Chart

Note that according to the chart page a 0 score doesn’t mean nobody’s mentioned a particular game – a statistically significant sample has shown up but no more than that. For sanity’s sake I’m only tracking zero-scores which previously scored. Games which did not chart presumably either failed to even yield a statistically significant sample or have had their categories retired from the chart (as appears to be the case with the redundant Dnd/Pathfinder category). At least, that’s according to the ENWorld writeup – though since I’ve not seen a game drop off the chart since the Dnd/Pathfinder and Stage categories dropped off, I’m sceptical about that. Note also that the “OSR” entry should be taken with a pinch of salt – it’s the accumulated score of a whole bunch of OSR games, but this includes Stars Without Number which also has its own, separate entry.

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ENWorld’s Hot Roleplaying Games – April 2015

Time for another checkup of the ENWorld list of hot RPGs. Usual reminder applies: RPGs are scored on the chart based on what’s being actively discussed on as wide a pool of internet fora and blogs as ENWorld can find RSS feeds for. It isn’t tracking sales, and it isn’t even tracking popularity (because conceivably a game could get onto the chart if there were a sufficiently virulent negative reaction to it). What I present here are the scores assigned to each game, not the percentages (which can tend to obscure whether there’s been a recent explosion of RPG discussion – as there has been for 5E – or whether things are comparatively quiet on the RPG talkosphere).

RANK	GAME					SCORE
1	D&D 5th Edition				1894
2	Pathfinder RPG				 675
3	Old School Revival (OSR)		 637
4	FATE					 394
5	D&D 3rd Edition/3.5			 314
6	D&D 4th Edition				 263
7	Savage Worlds				 206
8	World of Darkness			 175
9	Call of Cthulhu				 174
10	Dungeon World				 139
11	Traveller				 136
12	Shadowrun				 126
13	Star Wars (FFG)				 102
14	Mutants & Masterminds/DC Adventures	  98
15	OD&D					  97
15	GURPS					  97
17	Dungeon Crawl Classics			  88
18	Dread					  81
19	ICONS					  80
20	The Strange				  73
21	Warhammer FRP				  65
22	Numenera				  60
22	Warhammer 40K				  60
24	Stars Without Number			  52
25	13th Age				  47
26	Dragon Age				  46
27	Star Trek				  41
27	Gumshoe					  41
29	Apocalypse World			  34
30	RIFTS					  31
31	Deadlands				  30
31	AD&D 1st Edition			  30
33	Doctor Who: Adventures in Time & Space	  27
34	Castles & Crusades			  25
35	Firefly					  24
35	The One Ring				  24
37	Iron Kingdoms				  23
38	Earthdawn				  19
39	Gamma World				  18
39	Eclipse Phase				  18
39	Exalted					  18
42	Chainmail				  16
43	BESM					  14
44	A Song of Ice & Fire			  13
44	Fading Suns				  13
46	Marvel Heroic Roleplaying		  12
47	Godlike / Wild Talents / NEMESIS	  11
47	d20 Modern				  11
49	Star Wars (SAGA/d20)			  10
50	Hackmaster				   9
51	AD&D 2nd Edition			   8
51	Aberrant				   8
53	Ars Magica				   7
53	Star Wars (d6)				   7
55	HERO System / Champions			   6
56	Mutant Chronicles			   5
56	CORTEX System				   5
56	Colonial Gothic				   5
59	Other Superhero RPGs			   4
59	TMNT					   4
59	All Flesh Must Be Eaten			   4
62	True20					   3
62	Silver Age Sentinels			   3
64	Feng Shui				   2
64	DC Heroes				   2
64	Alternity				   2
64	Hobomancer				   2
68	Brave New World				   1
68	Smallville				   1
68	Runequest				   1
68	Golden Heroes / Squadron UK		   1
72	Ashen Stars				   0
72	Rotted Capes				   0
72	Paranoia				   0
72	Marvel Super Heroes			   0
72	Marvel SAGA				   0
72	Villians & Vigilantes			   0
72	d20 Future				   0
--	Dnd/Pathfinder				 DNC
--	Stage					 DNC
*DNC = Did Not Chart

Note that according to the chart page a 0 score doesn’t mean nobody’s mentioned a particular game – a statistically significant sample has shown up but no more than that. For sanity’s sake I’m only tracking zero-scores which previously scored. Games which did not chart presumably either failed to even yield a statistically significant sample or have had their categories retired from the chart (as appears to be the case with the redundant Dnd/Pathfinder category). At least, that’s according to the ENWorld writeup – though since I’ve not seen a game drop off the chart since the Dnd/Pathfinder and Stage categories dropped off, I’m sceptical about that.

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ENWorld’s Hot Roleplaying Games – March 2015

Time for another checkup of the ENWorld list of hot RPGs. Usual reminder applies: RPGs are scored on the chart based on what’s being actively discussed on as wide a pool of internet fora and blogs as ENWorld can find RSS feeds for. It isn’t tracking sales, and it isn’t even tracking popularity (because conceivably a game could get onto the chart if there were a sufficiently virulent negative reaction to it). What I present here are the scores assigned to each game, not the percentages (which can tend to obscure whether there’s been a recent explosion of RPG discussion – as there has been for 5E – or whether things are comparatively quiet on the RPG talkosphere).

RANK	GAME					SCORE
1	D&D 5th Edition				2106
2	Pathfinder RPG				 671
3	Old School Revival (OSR)		 578
4	FATE					 461
5	D&D 3rd Edition/3.5			 341
6	D&D 4th Edition				 225
7	Savage Worlds				 182
8	Call of Cthulhu				 173
9	World of Darkness			 161
10	Traveller				 143
11	Dungeon World				 118
12	Shadowrun				 113
13	GURPS					 103
14	Star Wars (FFG)				  88
15	OD&D					  84
15	Dread					  84
17	Mutants & Masterminds/DC Adventures	  82
18	Numenera				  76
19	Dungeon Crawl Classics			  74
20	The Strange				  70
21	ICONS					  69
22	Warhammer 40K				  56
23	Stars Without Number			  55
24	Warhammer FRP				  53
25	Dragon Age				  51
26	AD&D 1st Edition			  44
27	AD&D 2nd Edition			  41
28	13th Age				  40
28	Gumshoe					  40
30	Castles & Crusades			  39
31	RIFTS					  36
32	Star Trek				  35
33	Apocalypse World			  34
33	Deadlands				  34
35	The One Ring				  30
36	Doctor Who: Adventures in Time & Space	  27
37	Firefly					  26
38	Exalted					  20
39	d20 Modern				  17
39	Earthdawn				  17
41	Marvel Heroic Roleplaying		  14
41	Star Wars (SAGA/d20)			  14
41	Gamma World				  14
41	Fading Suns				  14
45	Chainmail				  13
46	Iron Kingdoms				  11
46	BESM					  11
48	Eclipse Phase				  10
48	Godlike / Wild Talents / NEMESIS	  10
48	Star Wars (d6)				  10
51	Colonial Gothic				   9
52	A Song of Ice & Fire			   8
52	Hackmaster				   8
54	CORTEX System				   7
54	HERO System / Champions			   7
54	Aberrant				   7
57	All Flesh Must Be Eaten			   4
57	Mutant Chronicles			   4
59	Silver Age Sentinels			   3
60	Alternity				   2
60	Ashen Stars				   2
60	TMNT					   2
60	Feng Shui				   2
60	DC Heroes				   2
60	True20					   2
66	Smallville				   1
66	Runequest				   1
66	Other Superhero RPGs			   1
66	Ars Magica				   1
70	Brave New World				   0
70	Paranoia				   0
70	Hobomancer				   0
70	Rotted Capes				   0
70	Villians & Vigilantes			   0
70	Marvel Super Heroes			   0
70	d20 Future				   0
70	Marvel SAGA				   0
70	Golden Heroes / Squadron UK		   0
--	Dnd/Pathfinder				 DNC
--	Stage					 DNC
*DNC = Did Not Chart

Note that according to the chart page a 0 score doesn’t mean nobody’s mentioned a particular game – a statistically significant sample has shown up but no more than that. For sanity’s sake I’m only tracking zero-scores which previously scored. Games which did not chart presumably either failed to even yield a statistically significant sample or have had their categories retired from the chart (as appears to be the case with the redundant Dnd/Pathfinder category). At least, that’s according to the ENWorld writeup – though since I’ve not seen a game drop off the chart since the Dnd/Pathfinder and Stage categories dropped off, I’m sceptical about that.

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ENWorld’s Hot Roleplaying Games – February 2015

Another month, another chance to check in on ENWorld’s chart of hot RPGs. Usual reminder applies: RPGs are scored on the chart based on what’s being actively discussed on as wide a pool of internet fora and blogs as they can find RSS feeds for. It isn’t tracking sales, and it isn’t even tracking popularity (because conceivably a game could get onto the chart if there were a sufficiently virulent negative reaction to it). Note that I’m presenting here the scores assigned to each game, not the percentages (which can tend to obscure whether there’s been a recent explosion of RPG discussion – as there has been for 5E – or whether things are comparatively quiet on the RPG talkosphere).

RANK	GAME					SCORE
1	D&D 5th Edition				2160
2	Pathfinder RPG				 725
3	Old School Revival (OSR)		 570
4	FATE					 454
5	D&D 3rd Edition/3.5			 367
6	Savage Worlds				 199
7	Call of Cthulhu				 170
8	D&D 4th Edition				 164
9	World of Darkness			 156
10	Traveller				 151
11	GURPS					 106
12	Shadowrun				 105
13	Dungeon World				  96
14	Star Wars (FFG)				  93
15	Numenera				  87
16	OD&D					  86
17	Dread					  83
18	The Strange				  79
19	Mutants & Masterminds/DC Adventures	  77
19	Dungeon Crawl Classics			  77
21	AD&D 1st Edition			  72
22	ICONS					  68
23	AD&D 2nd Edition			  66
24	Dragon Age				  56
25	Warhammer 40K				  55
26	Stars Without Number			  53
27	Gumshoe					  50
27	13th Age				  50
29	RIFTS					  43
29	Warhammer FRP				  43
31	Apocalypse World			  38
32	Doctor Who: Adventures in Time & Space	  37
33	Castles & Crusades			  36
34	Deadlands				  32
35	The One Ring				  25
35	Star Trek				  25
37	Exalted					  21
38	Gamma World				  20
39	Firefly					  18
40	d20 Modern				  17
41	BESM					  15
42	Marvel Heroic Roleplaying		  14
43	Star Wars (SAGA/d20)			  13
43	Fading Suns				  13
43	Eclipse Phase				  13
43	Iron Kingdoms				  13
47	Earthdawn				  12
48	Chainmail				  10
49	Star Wars (d6)				   9
49	A Song of Ice & Fire			   9
49	Colonial Gothic				   9
49	CORTEX System				   9
53	Aberrant				   8
54	HERO System / Champions			   7
54	Godlike / Wild Talents / NEMESIS	   7
56	Paranoia				   5
56	Hackmaster				   5
58	All Flesh Must Be Eaten			   3
58	Ars Magica				   3
60	TMNT					   2
60	Alternity				   2
60	Feng Shui				   2
60	DC Heroes				   2
60	Ashen Stars				   2
60	True20					   2
66	d20 Future				   1
66	Rotted Capes				   1
66	Other Superhero RPGs			   1
66	Silver Age Sentinels			   1
66	Mutant Chronicles			   1
66	Runequest				   1
72	Brave New World				   0
72	Golden Heroes / Squadron UK		   0
72	Marvel SAGA				   0
72	Villians & Vigilantes			   0
72	Smallville				   0
72	Marvel Super Heroes			   0
72	Hobomancer				   0
--	Dnd/Pathfinder				 DNC
--	Stage					 DNC
*DNC = Did Not Chart

Note that according to the chart page a 0 score doesn’t mean nobody’s mentioned a particular game – a statistically significant sample has shown up but no more than that. For sanity’s sake I’m only tracking zero-scores which previously scored. Games which did not chart presumably either failed to even yield a statistically significant sample or have had their categories retired from the chart (as appears to be the case with the redundant Dnd/Pathfinder category). At least, that’s according to the ENWorld writeup – though since I’ve not seen a game drop off the chart since the Dnd/Pathfinder and Stage categories dropped off, I begin to wonder.

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