Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Reading the RPG Rankings: Play on Target Podcast Ep. 3

For this third episode of our tabletop RPG podcast, we take a look at how RPGs have been ranked on RPG Geek. Users there can rate both RPGs in general and RPG Items in particular. It offers an interesting set of data to look at and consider. The only other comparable information comes from sales numbers. Given the forums focus on RPGs broadly, the ratings and choices offer a snapshot of a particular segment of the hobby. Other general RPG communities like RPGNet or the late ENWorld would undoubtedly come up with a different set. The same could be said of publisher oriented forums like those of WotC or White Wolf.

What Makes Call of Cthulhu, Fiasco, Apocalypse World, and Deadlands Worthy of a Top Ten Spot?
Play on Target Episode Roundup

We took at a few of those choices and consider what makes certain games 'evergreen' products and what forces divide other classic games. If you like RPG Gaming podcasts, I hope you'll check it out. We take a focused approach- tackling a single topic each episode. You can subscribe to the show on iTunes or follow the podcast's page at www.playontarget.com.