As the end of the year approaches, Geek Native has been looking at DriveThruRPG data to see which RPGs published this year have sold the best. Who are the hero games of the year?
… and who are the scary monsters?
Best selling horror RPGs of 2019
In the list below you’ll find the top ten best selling horror RPGs, published this year, sold on DriveThruRPG.
- Eclipse Phase Second Edition by Posthuman Studios.
- Rangers of Shadow Deep: Temple of Madness by Joseph A. McCullough.
- Occult Philosophy by Schwalb Entertainment.
- Night Horrors: Shunned by the Moon by Onyx Path Publishing.
- Monster of the Week: Tome of Mysteries by Evil Hat Productions.
- Rangers of Shadow Deep: Ghost Stone by Joseph A. McCullough.
- Delta Green: Control Group by Arc Dream Publishing.
- Liminal by Modiphius.
- Outbreak: Undead 2nd Edition – Gamemaster’s Guide by Hunters Entertainment.
- Sandy Petersen’s Cthulhu Mythos for 5e by Petersen Games.
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How much should you pay for a best selling horror RPG?
This set of ten horror games, compared to the charts we’ve seen earlier this week, are all similarly priced. The average is $16.74 and that compares to Monster of the Week: Tome of Mysteries at $12 and four different games at $19.99.
Just a note on how these prices are worked out. We take the lowest price from DriveThruRPG, which is usually the PDF-only option, and we use the marked down (in red) price unless it’s part of a sale. Red does mean a discount, but publishers often use it to show the discount offered on the digital copy of the game compared to the physical one.
Movers and shakers
Three of these publishers managed to make the list two years in a row. In 2018, Joseph A McCullough came 4th with the core Rangers of Shadow Deep game, Onyx Path’s highest place was 5th with V20 Beckett’s Jyhad Diary and Evil Hat managed 10th with another Monster of the Week.
This year, only one publisher manages to get two products into the top then. Congratulations to Joseph A McCullough!
Creative Commons credit: Horror I by Yashmeet Singh.
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