DriveThru Fiction is the sister site to DriveThru RPG. It doesn’t take a natural 20 on an Int Roll to work out that the online shop sells books and might be a good guide to what gamers are buying.
With help from One Book Shelf, the site’s owners, we’ve had a look at the best sellers from last Halloween to the start of this month and produced a top 10 best sellers list.
Just to be clear; these are the 10 best sellers, if you can think of a better book that DriveThru Fiction sells and which you feel deserves to be selling better then why not leave a comment in the box below.
You can also rate each book, passing on your wisdom to some other roleplayer looking for a story based scare. Who scares the best? White Wolf Publishing dominate the top 5 positions… but is this the gamer influence?
#1: God Machine Chronicle Anthology
Published by White Wolf and with a host of authors like Justin Achilli, Filamena Young, Chuck Wendig, David A Hill, Sarah Dyer, Matthew McFarland and many others, the book presents stories inspired by The God Machine. This is a World of Darkness varient in which a powerful and utterly strange machine is behind it all… what ever it is. Expect more questions than answers.
#2: The Strix Chronicle Anthology
Also published by White Wolf and also an anthology, the Stix Chronicle Anthology unveils schemes and evils of Kindred and Strix. These are horror stories that even monsters fear. Authors include Benjamin Baugh, Wood Ingham, Greg Stolze, Joseph Carriker, Myranda Kalis and plenty others.
#3: Silent Knife
Written by David Nurenberg and published by White Wolf, Silent Knife follows college girl Ariadne as she finds herself in Prince Liliane’s court. She’s a Kindred with an unknown Sire, cast aside by her lover and now fighting hard as the deadly Silent Knife.
#4: Haunted: 11 Tales of Ghostly Horror
Another anthology but this time it’s FR Press who step up to the winner’s plate. This collection of ghostly horror deals with ghost hunters, researchers, skeptics and believers. Authors include, but are not limited to, Georgia Beaverson, Monica Valentinelli, Jess Hartley, Bill Bodden and Jason L Blair.
#5: Shotguns v Cthulhu
Pelgrane Press’ anthology throws weapons at the Lovecraftian spawn. It’s not just shotguns v Cthulhu, there’s knives, gearpunk grenades and pistols against flying polyps, mi-go and Deep Ones. Authors include Kyla Ward, Natania Barron, Rob Heinsoo, Robin D. Laws and Kenneth Hite.
#6: Strangeness in the Proportion
Written by Joshua Alan Doetsch and published by White Wolf is this murder mystery set in the World of Darkness. This is the same story that was once serialized on the White Wolf website and it remains very popular.
#7: Cthulhu Mythos Encyclopedia
From Arc Dream Publishing and author Daniel Harms, this ePub dives into the madness of H.P. Lovecraft’s expanded mythos and reveals the known details of horrors like Abbith and Zylac, like Azathoth and Yog-Sothoth. Buyer beware.
#8: Courting the King in Yellow
Brian LeTendre’s novel features four friends who discover that Melotte Pharmacuetical might be bringing more than just jobs to the cityof Springfield. Can they stop the Halloween horror?
#9: A Season in Carcosa
An anthology from Miskatonic River press inspired by Robert Chambers’ King in Yellow. Authors include Edward Morris, Joel Lane, Allyson Bird, Cody Goodfellow, Gary McMahon, Daniel Mills, Don Webb and many more.
#10: Delta Green: Alien Intelligence
Another Cthulhu mythos inspired anthology! This time Pagan Publishing and writers like Bruce Baugh, Dennis Detwiller, Bob Kruger, Ray Winniger, et al turn to the fantastic Delta Green setting for eight tales of cosmic horror.
What do you think? Sound off in the comment section below.