Q1 Sales Numbers: Stay the Course

Things went pretty well for us in the first quarter of of 2014! A few quick observations before we get to the numbers:

The BundleOfHolding’s Bundle of Fate re-ran and did quite well, with the addition of the two Fate Worlds books — we’re not counting the 825 sales there as part of Fate Core & Fate Accelerated’s numbers, but we did tally it as 825 digital sales each of Spirit of the Century and each of the Fate Worlds books.

The Deck of Fate continues to sell reasonably well through DriveThruCards, and our investment in Fate Dice continues to pay off as we see steady sales across all 8 products in that line—the first four are cresting over 2000 units sold each, and the released-a-few-months-later remaining four are following a similar trend.

Interestingly, pay what you want revenues for PDFs of Fate Core and Fate Accelerated improved vs. last quarter, as did the physical sales of Fate Core. The central tentpole of our RPG offerings is pretty darn healthy in all, with nearly 15,000 units in circulation. We’ve kicked off a reprint with our printer while the last couple thousand that are spread throughout distribution have a chance to sell through.

Fiction tends to be pretty tepid for us, but whatever; we’ll continue to work on it. Game tie-in fiction has a rough road to ride, at the end of the day, and we’re a pretty small company by those lights.

Finally, Venture City Stories’ success is worth noting. We released this product to our Patreon backers earlier this past quarter, which covered the production budget (around $2k) with a small bit of profit left over — and then we released it on DriveThruRPG as a pay-what-you-want product. The surprise there was that our Patreon patrons weren’t the overwhelming majority of the revenue! Hundreds of DriveThruRPG customers paid an average of about $3.50 for the adventure/setting/system, which brought the tally up quite a bit, even after DriveThru’s 35% cut. As experiments go, this Patreon thing is working out really well for us, but it’s early still. More adventures are on their way later this year.

If you have any questions, please let us know! And now, the data.

Full Title Sales Last Q Sales This Q LQ vs TQ Prior Lifetime New Lifetime Growth
Atomic Robo RPG 0 0 Not Yet 0 0
A Penny For My Thoughts 61 33 -46% 2479 2512 1.3%
Benjamin Hu and the Pharaoh of Hong Kong 0 0 Not Yet 1520 1520
Beyond Dinocalypse 51 40 -22% 2141 2181 1.9%
Century Club Map Dice Bag 5 0 OOP 11 11
Deck of Fate 372 129 -65% 372 501 34.7%
Deck of Fate (Red) 9 38 +322% 9 47 422.2%
Deck of Fate: Deck of Blanks 103 16 -84% 103 119 15.5%
Diaspora 105 125 +19% 2559 2684 4.9%
Dinocalypse Dice Bag 6 6 No Change 8 14 75.0%
Dinocalypse Forever 0 0 Not Yet 1520 1520
Dinocalypse Now 92 88 -4% 2748 2836 3.2%
Do: Book of Letters 6 8 +33% 210 218 3.8%
Do: Fate of the Flying Temple 0 0 Not Yet 9694 9694
Do: Pilgrims of the Flying Temple 17 55 +224% 2775 2830 2.0%
Don’t Lose Your Dice dicebag 10 3 -70% 39 42 7.7%
Don’t Lose Your Mind 89 58 -35% 2408 2466 2.4%
Don’t Read This Book 136 80 -41% 2222 2302 3.6%
Don’t Rest Your Head 213 229 +8% 6064 6293 3.8%
Dresden Files Accelerated 0 0 Not Yet 9694 9694
Dresden Files RPG: Our World 471 516 +10% 15783 16299 3.3%
Dresden Files RPG: The Paranet Papers 0 0 Not Yet 0 0
Dresden Files RPG: Your Story 631 774 +23% 20044 20818 3.9%
Fate Accelerated 1270 1192 -6% 12900 14092 9.2%
Fate Accelerated PWYW $499.00 $518.34 +4% $2,254.27 $2,772.61 23.0%
Fate Core 1478 1555 +5% 13351 14906 11.6%
Fate Core PWYW $1,624.99 $1,715.11 +6% $7,525.01 $9,240.12 22.8%
Fate Dice: Antiquity Dice 215 625 +191% 764 1389 81.8%
Fate Dice: Atomic Robo Dice 731 315 -57% 1653 1968 19.1%
Fate Dice: Centurion Dice 757 364 -52% 1848 2212 19.7%
Fate Dice: Core Dice 1009 610 -40% 2053 2663 29.7%
Fate Dice: Eldritch Dice 211 515 +144% 881 1396 58.5%
Fate Dice: Valentine Dice 203 446 +120% 471 917 94.7%
Fate Dice: Vampire Dice 210 547 +160% 645 1192 84.8%
Fate Dice: Winter Knight Dice 686 344 -50% 1757 2101 19.6%
Fate Freeport Companion 0 696 New 0 696
Fate System Toolkit 1039 877 -16% 10787 11664 8.1%
Fate System Toolkit PWYW $2,487.77 $1,817.96 -27% $4,180.43 $5,998.39 43.5%
Fate Worlds 1: Worlds on Fire 1002 1560 +56% 10900 12460 14.3%
Fate Worlds 2: Worlds in Shadow 984 1536 +56% 10888 12424 14.1%
Happy Birthday Robot 10 11 +10% 906 917 1.2%
Khan of Mars 136 34 -75% 2174 2208 1.6%
King Khan 244 63 -74% 1775 1838 3.5%
Race to Adventure! 93 92 -1% 1896 1988 4.9%
Race to Adventure! Expansion 53 26 -51% 1322 1348 2.0%
Sally Slick and the Steel Syndicate 99 96 -3% 9797 9893 1.0%
Shadow of the Century 0 0 Not Yet 9694 9694
Spirit of the Century 237 1083 +357% 11948 13031 9.1%
Spirit of the Season 40 43 +8% 1074 1117 4.0%
Stone’s Throe 0 0 Not Yet 1520 1520
Storm of the Century 17 43 +153% 193 236 22.3%
Strange Tales of the Century 379 124 -67% 10152 10276 1.2%
Swashbucklers of the 7 Skies 15 7 -53% 2021 2028 0.3%
Venture City Stories PWYW $0.00 $4,261.02 New $0.00 $4,261.02
Young Centurions 0 0 Not Yet 9694 9694

 

Title Source Direct Retail/Distro Virtual Special Total
Penny EHP Store  5  5
DinoBeyond EHP Store  2  1  3
Diaspora EHP Store  14  4  2  20
DinoNow EHP Store  2  8  10
Do EHP Store  4  4
Do:BoL EHP Store  2  2
DLYDice EHP Store  3  3
DLYM EHP Store  6  6
DRTB EHP Store  1  3  4
DRYH EHP Store  23  23
DFRPG:OW EHP Store  25  29  4  58
DFRPG:YS EHP Store  27  32  7  66
Fate Accelerated EHP Store  89  89
Fate Core EHP Store  110  110
Fate Accelerated PWYW EHP Store  $87.50  $87.50
Fate Core PWYW EHP Store  $425.00  $425.00
FDAntiquity EHP Store  77  77
FDAtomic EHP Store  30  30
FDCenturion EHP Store  31  31
FDCore EHP Store  44  44
FDEldritch EHP Store  59  59
FDValentine EHP Store  39  39
FDVampire EHP Store  64  64
FDWinter EHP Store  28  28
FreeportComp EHP Store  110  110
FST EHP Store  77  77
FST PWYW EHP Store  $645.00  $645.00
Fate Worlds 1 EHP Store  44  33  77
Fate Worlds 2 EHP Store  42  42  84
HBR EHP Store  3  3
KhanOfMars EHP Store  1  1  2
KingKhan EHP Store  -  -  -
RTA EHP Store  1  1
RTA Expansion EHP Store  3  3
SallySlick Novel EHP Store  1  1  2
SOTC EHP Store  4  50  54
SOTS EHP Store  3  3
Strange Tales EHP Store  10  13  23
S7S EHP Store  -  -  -
Dice Bag CC EHP Store  -  -
Dice Bag Dino EHP Store  6  6
Penny OBS  5  5
Deck of Fate OBS  129  129
Deck of Fate Red OBS  38  38
Deck of Blanks OBS  16  16
Diaspora OBS  10  10
Do OBS  20  20
Do:BoL OBS  6  6
DLYM OBS  31  31
DRTB OBS  24  24
DRYH OBS  131  131
DFRPG:OW OBS  48  48
DFRPG:YS OBS  61  61
Fate Accelerated PWYW OBS  $430.84  $430.84
Fate Core PWYW OBS  $1,290.11  $1,290.11
FST PWYW OBS  $1,172.96  $1,172.96
Fate Worlds 1 OBS  197  197
Fate Worlds 2 OBS  204  204
HBR OBS  7  7
SallySlick Novel OBS  5  5
SOTC OBS  108  108
DinoBeyond OBS  7  7
DinoNow OBS  15  15
KhanOfMars OBS  7  7
KingKhan OBS  7  7
SOTS OBS  18  18
StormOTC OBS  43  43
Strange Tales OBS  31  31
S7S OBS  6  6
VCS PWYW OBS  $1,780.54  $1,780.54
Penny e23  -  -
Diaspora e23  1  1
DLYM e23  -  -
DRYH e23  -  -
DFRPG:OW e23  -  -
DFRPG:YS e23  -  -
HBR e23  -  -
SOTC e23  -  -
SOTS e23  -  -
S7S e23  -  -
DRTB Amazon 29  29
DinoNow Amazon 43  43
DinoBeyond Amazon 17  17
DRYH Amazon 14  14
DFRPG:YS Amazon 135  135
DFRPG:OW Amazon 89  89
KhanOfMars Amazon 7  7
KingKhan Amazon 16  16
SOTC Amazon 35  35
SallySlick Novel Amazon 9  9
Diaspora Amazon 17  17
DRTB B&N  6  6
DinoNow B&N  5  5
DinoBeyond B&N  2  2
DRYH B&N  1  1
DFRPG:YS B&N  25  25
DFRPG:OW B&N  18  18
KhanOfMars B&N  3  3
KingKhan B&N  5  5
SOTC B&N  1  1
Fate Core Distribution  1,394  1,394
Fate Accelerated Distribution  1,033  1,033
Fate Worlds 1 Distribution  445  445
Fate Worlds 2 Distribution  408  408
FST Distribution  769  769
ARRPG Distribution  -  -
FreeportComp Distribution  559  559
DRYH Distribution  44  44
DLYM Distribution  17  17
DRTB Distribution  14  14
SOTC Distribution  56  56
SOTS Distribution  22  22
DinoNow Distribution  15  15
RTA Distribution  91  91
DinoBeyond Distribution  11  11
KhanOfMars Distribution  15  15
KingKhan Distribution  35  35
RTA Expansion Distribution  23  23
SallySlick Novel Distribution  77  77
Strange Tales Distribution  62  62
DFRPG:YS Distribution  482  482
DFRPG:OW Distribution  301  301
S7S Distribution  -  -
Penny Distribution  18  18
HBR Distribution  1  1
Diaspora Distribution  69  69
Do Distribution  -  -
FDCore Distribution  546  546
FDWinter Distribution  290  290
FDCenturion Distribution  314  314
FDAtomic Distribution  269  269
FDValentine Distribution  389  389
FDVampire Distribution  461  461
FDEldritch Distribution  438  438
FDAntiquity Distribution  528  528
Penny IPR  5  5
Diaspora IPR  1  7  8
Do IPR  31  31
DLYM IPR  1  3  4
DRYH IPR  5  10  1  16
DFRPG:OW IPR  2  2
DFRPG:YS IPR  5  5
Fate Accelerated IPR  2  68  70
Fate Core IPR  3  47  1  51
Fate Worlds 1 IPR  16  16
Fate Worlds 2 IPR  15  15
FST IPR  1  30  31
RTA IPR  -  -
SOTC IPR  1  3  4
SOTS IPR  -
S7S IPR  1  1
DRTB IPR 3  3
DinoNow IPR  -  -
SallySlick Novel IPR 3  3
Strange Tales IPR 8  8
FDAntiquity IPR 20 20
FDAtomic IPR 16 16
FDCenturion IPR 19 19
FDCore IPR 20 20
FDEldritch IPR 1 17 18
FDValentine IPR 18 18
FDVampire IPR 1 21 22
FDWinter IPR 26 26
FreeportComp IPR 2 25 27
VCS PWYW Patreon  $2,480.48  $2,480.48
Fate Worlds 1 Bundle of Holding 825 825
Fate Worlds 2 Bundle of Holding 825 825
SOTC Bundle of Holding 825 825