DriveThruRPG has been kind enough to help Geek Native look back at 2020 and at which RPGs did well.
We shared the top ten modern era RPGs yesterday, so as we move forward in time, we’re onto sci-fi titles.
It’s worth acknowledging that these tables look at only RPGs and supplements published in this year and we don’t have Kickstarter data either, not even when DriveThruRPG facilitated the delivery of the books.
It’s not uncommon for a publisher to do a magnitude more business on Kickstarter than via retailers. That’s a retailer issue we should all be aware of. These charts, though, still speak volumes as they show which RPG goodies did manage to earn those sales.
Best selling sci-fi RPGs of 2020
(That were published in 2020)
- Cyberpunk RED by R. Talsorian Games Inc.
- Ultramodern5 REDUX (5th Edition) by Dias Ex Machina Games.
- Secrets of the Crucible by Edge.
- Dissident Whispers by Tuesday Knight Games.
- Star Trek Adventures: Klingon Core Rulebook by Modiphius.
- BLASTER: Volume 1 by BLASTER.
- Star Trek Adventures: Gamma Quadrant Sourcebook by Modiphius.
- Shadowrun: Firing Squad (Core Combat Rulebook) by Catalyst Game Labs.
- Star Trek Adventures: Delta Quadrant Sourcebook by Modiphius.
- BattleTech: Technical Readout: Golden Century by Catalyst Game Labs.
If you’ve been lucky enough to have the time to keep half an eye on the RPG industry this year you won’t be surprised to see Cyberpunk RED by R. Talsorian Games at the top of this competitive list. Team Pondsmith has had a cracking year.
It’s a 3:2 tussle between Modiphius with Star Trek and Catalyst with Shadowrun and BattleTech to see which publisher appears the most often.
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