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« Reply #135 on: August 23, 2016, 06:40:12 AM »
I actually made the poll to see how dominant D&D is in this forum. I quite agree on that 90% statement and I think it is underrated here. "Other system" I think is overrated.

It is very much so (90% play dnd only!) here in Estonia. 3.5 marked the biggest boom here. 4th ed practically killed our local scene, which was my introduction the hobby :) No one here played it, except few noobs.
Now some of the 3.5 players have made the transition to 5e. Also what is strange is that here no one is running published adventures, but only their own creation.

Nowadays our RPG scene is 90% about LARP :(

4th ed made me a D&D hater. I was so disappointed in it once I discovered CoC/BRP. Now I like to discover other systems in the hobby.

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« Reply #136 on: August 23, 2016, 03:20:04 PM »
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Nowadays our RPG scene is 90% about LARP :(

4th ed made me a D&D hater. I was so disappointed in it once I discovered CoC/BRP. Now I like to discover other systems in the hobby.


It's the same in Denmark. If you say "I do roleplaying" most people are going to assume LARP. A lot of LARP players will overlap with tabletop players, some never do anything but LARP.

I use 'Dungeon World', which I find runs smoothly. It uses 2d6 mechanics for almost everything; 6 or less is a failure, 7-9 means success with a downside, and 10 or more is an unconditional success.

D&D is of course a classic, a game I often come back to.

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« Reply #137 on: August 23, 2016, 05:41:01 PM »
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I like some flavors of D&D but absolutely cannot stand others. 5e is not even a game I recognize as D&D anymore.
Have you ever even read 4e? Are you sure you're not confusing the two?
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« Reply #138 on: August 23, 2016, 07:55:24 PM »
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Outside of the gaming-forum crowd, something like 90% of all roleplayers in history only ever played some kind of D&D.

While D&D is indeed dominant, this is a huge exaggeration. The closest thing that we have to market research is the 2000 Wizards of the Coast segmentation study. It's the only decently controlled survey of the population that I know of. Other data are all based on who writes in to a particular forum.

https://www.rpg.net/news+reviews/wotcdemo.html

Their survey of systems was this:

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Getting back to the people still playing the games, when asked what games
TRPG players play monthly, the answers (multiple choices allowed) were:

D&D:                       66%
Vampire: The Masquerade:   25%
Star Wars:                 21%
Palladium:                 16%
Werewolf: The Apocalypse:  15%
Shadowrun:                 15%
Star Trek:                 12%
Call of Cthulu:             8%
Legend of the Five Rings:   8%
Deadlands:                  5%
Alternity:                  4%
GURPS:                      3%

On the one hand, this is before D&D3 really took off - which makes a big difference. However, this is what people play *monthly*, not lifetime.

These days, I think 80-90% of players play D&D of some variety (including Pathfinder and earlier editions). However, a chunk of those also play other games regularly - and a larger chunk have at least tried other games.

cf. also

http://www.geeknative.com/48843/roll20s-survey-shows-dungeons-dragons-still-dominates-rpg-hobby/

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« Reply #139 on: August 26, 2016, 09:26:00 PM »
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Lumping all 11 official (and how many retroclones and OSR Might-as-well-be?) together doesn't help. I like some flavors of D&D but absolutely cannot stand others. 5e is not even a game I recognize as D&D anymore.

5e is much closer to old-school D&D than any other WoTC edition. The one that isn't recognizable as D&D is 4th.
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« Reply #140 on: August 28, 2016, 04:26:54 PM »
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5e is much closer to old-school D&D than any other WoTC edition. The one that isn't recognizable as D&D is 4th.


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« Reply #141 on: August 30, 2016, 04:30:25 AM »
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To be fair, there were a lot of changes in 4e that are a significant departure from the previous editions.  Most of the other editions had commonalities, like the magic system, the spells may have changed, but the basic mechanic was the same as the previous editions.

I won't claim anything as this silly OSR label, but 4e is a pretty big departure to 0-1-2-3e.
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« Reply #142 on: September 03, 2016, 01:33:20 PM »
Savage Worlds. I enjoy learning one core system with multiple slight variances per setting to be able to play multiple settings and genres.