Q2 Sales Numbers: A New Robot’s In Town

Our second quarter of 2014 barreled ahead at a comfortable speed. Where tapering off is happening for some products, it’s entirely expected as products age.

The Atomic Robo RPG has just gotten the chance to start showing up for us this quarter, thanks to preorders and PDF sales. Fate Core’s lifetime pay-what-you-want tally has crossed over the $10k mark. Dice sales continue to do well, as does the Dresden Files RPG, likely due in part to the release of Jim Butcher’s new novel in the series.

We also saw a few “big surges” this quarter due to some sales events. The 10 year anniversary sale for DriveThruRPG got us over a thousand new sales of the Don’t Rest Your Head supplement Don’t Lose Your Mind, but that was due in great part to it being massively cheap: after DTRPG’s 35% cut, we ended up with about 75 cents per sale (still, that worked out to over a thousand bucks we wouldn’t have gotten otherwise). Similarly, the Spirit of the Century themed Bundle of Holding event boosted the numbers for a bunch of our SOTC-themed items, adding 556 digital units for each product, but with that working out to a little over a buck per product after the cuts and charity donations were taken out.

At our scale, distribution continues to work out very well for us, and we’re nicely diversified there. We added a distributor just three months ago who serves Amazon exclusively (we think), and their sales volume has been growing steadily, to the point where they’re now our top distributor customer. Go figure!

At any rate, on to the data:

Full Title Last Qtr This Qtr LQ vs TQ Prior Lifetime New Lifetime Growth
Atomic Robo RPG 0 1888 New 0 1888
A Penny For My Thoughts 33 31 -6% 2512 2543 1.2%
Benjamin Hu and the Pharaoh of Hong Kong 0 0 Not Yet 1520 1520
Beyond Dinocalypse 40 581 +1353% 2181 2762 26.6%
Century Club Map Dice Bag 0 0 OOP 11 11
Deck of Fate 129 119 -8% 501 620 23.8%
Deck of Fate (Red) 38 14 -63% 47 61 29.8%
Deck of Fate: Deck of Blanks 16 23 +44% 119 142 19.3%
Diaspora 125 107 -14% 2684 2791 4.0%
Dinocalypse Dice Bag 6 0 OOP 14 14
Dinocalypse Forever 0 0 Not Yet 1520 1520
Dinocalypse Now 88 612 +595% 2836 3448 21.6%
Do: Book of Letters 8 5 -38% 218 223 2.3%
Do: Fate of the Flying Temple 0 0 Not Yet 9694 9694
Do: Pilgrims of the Flying Temple 55 14 -75% 2830 2844 0.5%
Don’t Lose Your Dice dicebag 3 5 +67% 42 47 11.9%
Don’t Lose Your Mind 58 1469 +2433% 2466 3935 59.6%
Don’t Read This Book 80 81 +1% 2302 2383 3.5%
Don’t Rest Your Head 229 136 -41% 6293 6429 2.2%
Dresden Files Accelerated 0 0 Not Yet 9694 9694
Dresden Files RPG: Our World 516 826 +60% 16299 17125 5.1%
Dresden Files RPG: The Paranet Papers 0 0 Not Yet 0 0
Dresden Files RPG: Your Story 774 1080 +40% 20818 21898 5.2%
Fate Accelerated 1192 1164 -2% 14092 15256 8.3%
Fate Accelerated
PWYW
$518.34 $394.78 -24% $2,772.61 $3,167.39 14.2%
Fate Core 1555 2191 +41% 14906 17097 14.7%
Fate Core PWYW $1,715.11 $1,276.03 -26% $9,240.12 $10,516.15 13.8%
Fate Dice: Antiquity Dice 625 557 -11% 1389 1946 40.1%
Fate Dice: Atomic Robo Dice 315 562 +78% 1968 2530 28.6%
Fate Dice: Centurion Dice 364 429 +18% 2212 2641 19.4%
Fate Dice: Core Dice 610 773 +27% 2663 3436 29.0%
Fate Dice: Eldritch Dice 515 347 -33% 1396 1743 24.9%
Fate Dice: Valentine Dice 446 221 -50% 917 1138 24.1%
Fate Dice: Vampire Dice 547 335 -39% 1192 1527 28.1%
Fate Dice: Winter Knight Dice 344 390 +13% 2101 2491 18.6%
Fate Freeport Companion 696 465 -33% 696 1161 66.8%
Fate System Toolkit 877 1023 +17% 11664 12687 8.8%
Fate System Toolkit PWYW $1,817.96 $1,256.82 -31% $5,998.39 $7,255.21 21.0%
Fate Worlds 1: Worlds on Fire 1560 622 -60% 12460 13082 5.0%
Fate Worlds 2: Worlds in Shadow 1536 672 -56% 12424 13096 5.4%
Happy Birthday Robot 11 14 +27% 917 931 1.5%
Khan of Mars 34 593 +1644% 2208 2801 26.9%
King Khan 63 49 -22% 1838 1887 2.7%
Race to Adventure! 92 74 -20% 1988 2062 3.7%
Race to Adventure! Expansion 26 24 -8% 1348 1372 1.8%
Sally Slick and the Steel Syndicate 96 21 -78% 9893 9914 0.2%
Shadow of the Century 0 0 Not Yet 9694 9694
Spirit of the Century 1083 741 -32% 13031 13772 5.7%
Spirit of the Season 43 52 +21% 1117 1169 4.7%
Stone’s Throe 0 0 Not Yet 1520 1520
Storm of the Century 43 571 +1228% 236 807 241.9%
Strange Tales of the Century 124 637 +414% 10276 10913 6.2%
Swashbucklers of the 7 Skies 7 13 +86% 2028 2041 0.6%
Venture City Stories PWYW $4,261.02 $846.85 -80% $4,261.02 $5,107.87 19.9%
Young Centurions 0 0 Not Yet 9694 9694

 

Title Source Direct Retail/Distro Virtual Special Total
Penny EHP Store 7 7
ARRPG EHP Store 584 104 688
DinoBeyond EHP Store 2 2 4
Diaspora EHP Store 13 6 19
DinoNow EHP Store 3 6 9
Do EHP Store 2 2
Do:BoL EHP Store 1 1
DLYDice EHP Store 5 5
DLYM EHP Store 9 9
DRTB EHP Store 1 1
DRYH EHP Store 19 19
DFRPG:OW EHP Store 30 45 75
DFRPG:YS EHP Store 32 56 88
Fate Accelerated EHP Store 85 85
Fate Core EHP Store 49 49
Fate Accelerated PWYW EHP Store $77.50 $77.50
Fate Core PWYW EHP Store $275.00 $275.00
FDAntiquity EHP Store 23 23
FDAtomic EHP Store 73 73
FDCenturion EHP Store 12 12
FDCore EHP Store 25 25
FDEldritch EHP Store 20 20
FDValentine EHP Store 7 7
FDVampire EHP Store 18 18
FDWinter EHP Store 16 16
FreeportComp EHP Store 23 23
FST EHP Store 40 40
FST PWYW EHP Store 435 $435.00
Fate Worlds 1 EHP Store 21 22 43
Fate Worlds 2 EHP Store 24 25 49
HBR EHP Store 6 6
KhanOfMars EHP Store 3 1 4
KingKhan EHP Store 2 3 5
RTA EHP Store 5 5
RTA Expansion EHP Store 4 4
SallySlick Novel EHP Store 2 1 3
SOTC EHP Store 34 34
SOTS EHP Store 3 5 8
Strange Tales EHP Store 6 11 17
S7S EHP Store - -
Dice Bag CC EHP Store - -
Dice Bag Dino EHP Store - -
Penny OBS 10 10
ARRPG OBS 386 386
Deck of Fate OBS 119 119
Deck of Fate Red OBS 14 14
Deck of Blanks OBS 23 23
Diaspora OBS 5 5
Do OBS 12 12
Do:BoL OBS 4 4
DLYM OBS 1,453 1,453
DRTB OBS 17 17
DRYH OBS 66 66
DFRPG:OW OBS 65 65
DFRPG:YS OBS 85 85
Fate Accelerated PWYW OBS $317.28 $317.28
Fate Core PWYW OBS $1,001.03 $1,001.03
FST PWYW OBS $821.82 $821.82
Fate Worlds 1 OBS 143 143
Fate Worlds 2 OBS 137 137
HBR OBS 8 8
SallySlick Novel OBS 5 5
SOTC OBS 75 75
DinoBeyond OBS 5 5
DinoNow OBS 7 7
KhanOfMars OBS 7 7
KingKhan OBS 7 7
SOTS OBS 12 12
StormOTC OBS 15 15
Strange Tales OBS 36 36
S7S OBS 10 10
VCS PWYW OBS $846.85 $846.85
Penny e23 - -
Diaspora e23 1 1
DLYM e23 - -
DRYH e23 - -
DFRPG:OW e23 - -
DFRPG:YS e23 - -
HBR e23 - -
SOTC e23 - -
SOTS e23 1 1
S7S e23 - -
DRTB Amazon 31 31
DinoNow Amazon 24 24
DinoBeyond Amazon 8 8
DRYH Amazon 11 11
DFRPG:YS Amazon 119 119
DFRPG:OW Amazon 87 87
KhanOfMars Amazon 11 11
KingKhan Amazon 20 20
SOTC Amazon 20 20
SallySlick Novel Amazon 4 4
Diaspora Amazon 15 15
DRTB B&N 11 11
DinoNow B&N 3 3
DinoBeyond B&N 1 1
DRYH B&N - -
DFRPG:YS B&N 24 24
DFRPG:OW B&N 13 13
KhanOfMars B&N - -
KingKhan B&N 2 2
SallySlick Novel B&N 2 2
SOTC B&N 1 1
Fate Core Distribution 2,062 2,062
Fate Accelerated Distribution 999 999
Fate Worlds 1 Distribution 430 430
Fate Worlds 2 Distribution 474 474
FST Distribution 938 938
ARRPG Distribution 814 814
FreeportComp Distribution 415 415
DRYH Distribution 24 24
DLYM Distribution 8 8
DRTB Distribution 21 21
SOTC Distribution 42 42
SOTS Distribution 28 28
DinoNow Distribution 13 13
RTA Distribution 69 69
DinoBeyond Distribution 7 7
KhanOfMars Distribution 13 13
KingKhan Distribution 13 13
RTA Expansion Distribution 20 20
SallySlick Novel Distribution 7 7
Strange Tales Distribution 25 25
DFRPG:YS Distribution 755 755
DFRPG:OW Distribution 578 578
S7S Distribution - -
Penny Distribution 5 5
HBR Distribution - -
Diaspora Distribution 51 51
Do Distribution - -
FDCore Distribution 731 731
FDWinter Distribution 358 358
FDCenturion Distribution 404 404
FDAtomic Distribution 472 472
FDValentine Distribution 201 201
FDVampire Distribution 300 300
FDEldritch Distribution 318 318
FDAntiquity Distribution 513 513
Penny IPR 1 8 9
Diaspora IPR 16 16
Do IPR - -
DLYM IPR (1) (1)
DRYH IPR 2 12 1 1 16
DFRPG:OW IPR 1 5 2 8
DFRPG:YS IPR 1 5 3 9
Fate Accelerated IPR 1 40 39 80
Fate Core IPR 1 49 - 30 80
Fate Worlds 1 IPR 2 4 6
Fate Worlds 2 IPR 7 5 12
FST IPR 22 23 45
RTA IPR - -
SOTC IPR 1 11 1 13
SOTS IPR 3 3
S7S IPR 3 3
DRTB IPR 0 -
DinoNow IPR - -
KhanOfMars IPR 1 1 2
KingKhan IPR 1 1 2
SallySlick Novel IPR 0 -
Strange Tales IPR 1 2 3
FDAntiquity IPR 1 8 12 21
FDAtomic IPR 14 3 17
FDCenturion IPR 4 9 13
FDCore IPR 10 7 17
FDEldritch IPR 1 2 6 9
FDValentine IPR 4 9 13
FDVampire IPR 1 8 8 17
FDWinter IPR 5 11 16
FreeportComp IPR 1 12 14 27
SOTC Bundle of Holding 556 556
Strange Tales Bundle of Holding 556 556
DinoNow Bundle of Holding 556 556
DinoBeyond Bundle of Holding 556 556
KhanOfMars Bundle of Holding 556 556
StormOTC Bundle of Holding 556 556