As the year comes to a close Geek Native has been working our way through relative sales data from DriveThruRPG. Yesterday we looked at the top 10 pulp RPGs and today we’ve looking at horror.
These charts have sparked conversation. We’ve talked about whether we felt games were in the right genre. That’s up to the publishers to decide as they select their genre tags when they upload a product to DriveThruRPG. We’ve also seen competition between games that provide a multi-genre system and games that are designed to work best in particular genres. Which will come top for horror RPGs?
Best selling horror RPGs
- Wrath & Glory: Core Rules, by Ulisses Spiele.
- Genesys Core Rulebook, by Fantasy Flight Games.
- Vampire: The Masquerade 20th Anniversary Edition, by White Wolf.
- Rangers of Shadow Deep: A Tabletop Adventure Game, by Joseph A. McCullough.
- V20 Beckett’s Jyhad Diary, by Onyx Path Publishing.
- Wraith: The Oblivion 20th Anniversary Edition, by Onyx Path Publishing.
- Mage: The Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition, by Onyx Path Publishing.
- Werewolf: The Apocalypse 20th Anniversary Edition, by Onyx Path Publishing.
- Chronicles of Darkness, by Onyx Path Publishing.
- Monster of the Week, by Evil Hat Productions, LLC.
Wrath & Glory is the best selling horror RPG of the year
To take top spot, beating down the popular Genesys system, Wrath & Glory from Ulisses North America has done very well. It was only added to DriveThruRPG on October 30th.
Wrath & Glory isn’t just a horror game. It’s a sci-fi horror game of the Warhammer 40K universe. Humankind and their genetically modified shock troops, the space marines, are at war against the forces of chaos and alien races.
What might be worse is the new development: The Great Rift. The empire is split asunder by a terrible tear in space and for trillions of people every day is a living hell.
Geek Native reviewed the game in November.
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How much should you pay for a best selling horror RPG
The average price of a best selling horror RPG at DriveThruRPG is $24.69. That puts Wrath & Glory pretty much in the ballpark as it usually retails for about $29.99, just five Dollars difference.
Creative Commons credit: The Lord of the Damned by Dunmaker.