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RPG Evolution - 2015 Q3

October 9th, 2015

Published by: Paul Butler

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RPG EVOLUTION - 2015 Q2

July 21st, 2015

Published by: Paul Butler

Happy July everyone, and welcome to the halfway point of the year. Today we don't have any especially big surprises about our best selling RPGs, but we do have the reappearance of a few old friends, and we get to see if my predictions from spring have proven true.[...]

RPG Evolution Supplemental - Super RPG Smackdown!

May 16th, 2015

Published by: Paul Butler

Well here we go. Pathfinder. Dungeons & Dragons fifth edition. PathfinderVSDD This has been a topic that has been discussed ad nauseam, eh? Well too bad, I've got a lot of thoughts about it, and if you're reading this, I imagine you do too.[...]

RPG EVOLUTION - 2015 Q1

May 2nd, 2015

Published by: Paul Butler

Hello to all the retailers just joining us after we spoke at the GAMA Trade Show in March. I hope you find this little ramble of mine useful. So, what's there to talk about? Well, let's start with the list. Here's the Top 20 RPGs by sales volume at Games and Stuff for the period of January 1 through March 31. (With last quarter's ranking where appropriate)[...]

RPG EVOLUTION – 2014 Q4

February 9th, 2015

Published by: Paul Butler

A little late, but here we are. Let's discuss what the RPG sales at Games and Stuff looked like for the last three months of 2014.[...]

RPG EVOLUTION - 2014 Q3

October 23rd, 2014

Published by: Paul Butler

Well, well well. I don't want to say "I told you so" but well... I told you so. *Ahem.* So, new to this conversation? Well, RPG Evolution is a quarterly column where we talk about the RPG sales trends at Games and Stuff. Why is this quarter's column particularly interesting? Well, let's just say there's an old friend sitting pretty at the number one spot after a long absence.[...]

RPG EVOLUTION - 2014 Q2

July 11th, 2014

Published by: Paul Butler

So here we are again. Another three months have passed, and what's the RPG department at Games and Stuff look like? For those of you just joining us, you may want to check out the first RPG Evolution article from back in APRIL, where we talk about what this whole thing is about.[...]

RPG EVOLUTION - 2014 Q1

April 14th, 2014

Published by: Paul Butler

Hey everyone, Paul here again. As many of you know, I take Role-Playing Games pretty seriously, both as a gamer and a retailer. It should come as no surprise to anyone reading this that for quite a while now, many hobby gaming retailers have been talking about the so-called "death of pen-and-paper RPGs" despite the success of Pathfinder. Or indeed, perhaps because of Pathfinder eclipsing the popularity of Dungeons and Dragons.[...]

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