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domingojs23
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 03, 2010 11:56 pm    Post subject: Sales / Popularity of D20 vs Gurps PD Reply with quote

Dear Friends,

So far, which has proven to be the better selling PD system, D20 or Gurps ? A related question - what appears to be the more popular system, for example in gaming conventions ? Are there other indicators of comparative popularity ?

Thanks !

Gary
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 04, 2010 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The GURPs books sell better than the d20 books, but both sell well enough to continue.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 06, 2010 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks ! Actually I have been religiously buying ALL post-1st edition PD products to date, both Gurps and D20, with exception of Klingons PD20M.

However, I really wonder about the continuing viability of the D20 / D20M line, as it seems WOTC no longer actively supports the series, it is impossible to find the basic D20 / D20M books in stores, and it's getting harder and harder to find D20 Modern / Future players.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 06, 2010 9:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gary, everything you need to play the Prime Directive PD20M game is contained in a free download from here: http://www.rpgnow.com/product_info.php?products_id=57989
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 4:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dear Jean and Friends,

Were you guys able to get any more feedback on the relative popularity of PD Gurps vs PD D20 / D20M at Origins ?

Thanks !

Gary
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jean wrote:
Gary, everything you need to play the Prime Directive PD20M game is contained in a free download from here: http://www.rpgnow.com/product_info.php?products_id=57989


I was about to post that. Sweet link.

Also check this out, an online d20Modern reference. Free. You can print parts out, very useful. http://www.12tomidnight.com/d20modernsrd/Home.php
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 01, 2010 7:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dear Jean and Eric,

Thanks for the info on D20M !

Please share any info you guys may have on PD in Origins, and the overall state of the popularity of PD D20 / D20M.

Eric, are you a PD D20 / D20M enthusiast ?

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 01, 2010 3:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We sold a few PD books at Origins, but there was no "this one is more popular than that one" data generated. Too few to be relevant.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 01, 2010 4:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok thanks SVC ! What were among the PD best sellers at Origins ?
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 01, 2010 4:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gary, as SVC pointed out, there were too few PD sales at Origins to be able to determine which is most popular. We absolutely expected that to be true. The booth across from us had RPG materials and trade was fairly slow (I thought) for the crowd.

If you take a Great Dane, an Irish Wolfhound, and a St. Bernard to a cat show, the question isn't which is more popular, but did you sell any at all. I do have to get back to PD Feds now that I have a bit of breathing room, but I have to clear my office area so I can (there's far too much F&E, FC, and SFB works that were "in progress" still lying about). Embarassed I also need to unpack PD Feds stuff from where I took it to Origins (mistakenly thinking that I might have a few free minutes to work on it). Laughing <- Silly Jean!
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 01, 2010 9:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

domingojs23 wrote:
Eric, are you a PD D20 / D20M enthusiast ?


I am loving the PD, but I am not a fan of level based RPGs outside of fantasy. I prefer the GURPS version. I am running an on again, off again Traveller campaign. Great system for space games, not as complex as GURPS.

However, I have played in a bunch of d20 and d20M games ran by others. Its fun.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 02, 2010 1:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I prefer GURPS PD as well, mostly as I'm a big GURPS nut and not big on D20.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 03, 2010 8:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

@ Jean, thanks for the clarification !

@ Eric and Sweeper, are you guys involved in any ongoing PD Gurps Campaigns ?

@ Eric, am glad you are into Traveller as well. Which version ?
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 03, 2010 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not as such. Been playing with Savage Worlds and learning F&E lately.

Last time I did run a game, it was the G3e version and it was Federation Marshall campaign.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 03, 2010 2:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And no, The Sector Marshall wasn't Tommy Lee Jones, why do you ask? Smile
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