Yesterday, Geek Native published DriveThruRPG stats on the best selling horror RPGs that launched on the site this year. Today, we’re looking at modern RPGs and by which the authors mean games with a contemporary setting.
Publishers tag their games in DriveThruRPG, and it’s fair to say that many horror games aren’t set in the past, in a fantasy world, nor are they marked family friendly. Most horror games are also modern-era, so buckle up for some overlap.
Best selling modern RPGs of 2022
- Hunter: The Vigil Second Edition by Onyx Path Publishing
- Forbidden Religions (Vampire: the Masquerade 5th Edition) by Renegade Game Studios
- Shadowrun: Sixth World Companion (Core Character Rulebook) by Catalyst Game Labs
- Scion Second Edition Player’s Guide: Saints & Monsters by Onyx Path Publishing
- Scion Second Edition Book Three: Demigod by Onyx Path Publishing
- M20 Sorcerer by Onyx Path Publishing
- Viral: A Modern Call of Cthulhu Scenario by Chaosium
- Delta Green: Iconoclasts by Arc Dream Publishing
- Rivers of London: The Roleplaying Game by Chaosium
- Kith and Kin by Onyx Path Publishing
- Shadowrun: Emerald City by Catalyst Game Labs
- Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition Second Inquisition by Renegade Game Studios
- Titan Effect RPG: Declassified Edition by Knight Errant Media
- Scion: Masks of the Mythos by Onyx Path Publishing
- M20 The Operative’s Dossier by Onyx Path Publishing
- Scion Second Edition: Dragon by Onyx Path Publishing
- Blurred Lines – Giallo Detective Solo RPG by Lantern’s Faun
- Lasers & Liches: Game Master’s Beats by Lasers & Liches
- Shadowrun: The Third Parallel (Campaign Book) by Catalyst Game Labs
- Ghost Ops Second Strike – 5th ed by FeralGamersInc
Congratulations, again, to Onyx Path. The Hunter: The Vigil Second Edition publisher had pride of place in horror and is even more dominant with modern. Onyx Path makes up almost half the top twenty and with eight placings.
Chaosium, and the community content program that supports them, does well again and a Vampire RPG, this time Forbidden Religions by Renegade Game Studios once again beaten out to the top spot.
Titan Effect RPG: Declassified Edition by Knight Errant Media and Delta Green: Iconoclasts by Arc Dream Publishing are the highest-placed indies. The first is a game about super-powered agents in a future-plausible espionage setting, and the second is a conspiracy horror.
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