Thursday, April 18, 2013 Analyzing Gencon 2012

Analyzing Gencon 2012

The top twenty role-playing games comprise nearly 60% of the total role-playing games available.  Note:  These figures do not account for the many possible events (including those in the dealer's room) that Wizards of the Coast and Paizo may reserve just for D&D and Pathfinder, respectively.

Recognizing that Gencon is one of, if not the, largest role-playing gaming conventions in the world, it provides a unique opportunity for analysis.

Below are a few figures I put together after sifting through a few search sessions on the Gencon website.  Please note that these numbers may have a large sample error for several reasons. 

Here are some of the numbers in spreadsheet form if that's your thing.

  • "Role-Playing Games" comprise 1,716 of the 7,193 different Gencon events (24%).
  • "Boardgames" comprise 1,835 of the 7,193 different Gencon events (26%).
  • "Pathfinder" results were by far the largest at 321, nearly 19% of the total amount of Gencon RPG events.
  • "Dungeons & Dragons" resulted in less than six percent of all roleplaying games (99/1716)!

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