16 December 2021

Mythic Babylon: 2nd best-selling historical RPG of 2021

Yesterday I mentioned that the Design Mechanism’s Mythic Babylon was the 20th best-selling "other fantasy" RPG product at DriveThruRPG for 2021. I noted that this was especially impressive given that it is something of a “niche” product.

 

Well today I learned that within this niche—that of “historical” RPG products—it was the second best-selling RPG product of 2021 at DriveThruRPG.

 

 

I have no doubt that within the “hyper-niche” of Mesopotamia-based RPGs, it ranks number one!

8 comments:

  1. I have to ask, what took the number one spot?

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  2. #1 was something called "BLASTER vol.3" -- which looks like a wargame not a RPG, and not a historical one at that (based on my quick look at the DTRPG page).

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    1. Odd. Blaster is a periodical collective effort by several fairly well-known miniatures games designers, including the guys who did Relicblade, Gaslands, and Frostgrave. I haven't seen #3 but earlier issues had a mix of expansion stuff for their existing games or new, short-form minis rules - all scifi, horror, or fantasy IIRC - all in a grab bag "large magazine" format. None of them are RPGs in any real sense of the term.

      So I guess we can give Mythic Babylon the #1 slot then. Blaster's disqualified from the category.

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  3. Ona related note, have you seen/tried Jackals from Osprey? It's an RPG set in a mythological Bronze Age. Not historical as such but it catches the period feel pretty well. Worth a look for fans of the "hyper-niche" Mythic Babylon fits into. :)

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    1. I haven't tried "Jackals" myself but some other members of our group tried it a couple of times when we couldn't all meet for Babylon.

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    2. I think they liked it (especially the character background elements) but found the combat system lacking (esp. compared to Mythras).

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