Q3 Sales Numbers: Winter is Coming

Here are the numbers for our past quarter, covering July through September (more or less; some of distro reports in a month “late”, so stuff we register as July through September, when we bill them, is actually June through August). Robo performed solidly following its launch last quarter, seeing over 60% growth, and overall the Fate Core line is showing some remarkable consistency & strength. Our older products show the slow attenuation of the long tail like older products do.

With our audience, our pay what you want releases continue to be a pretty strong strategy for us — consider that Secrets of Cats, released this quarter, gathered over $3000 from its Patreon… and then went on to gather over $2000 in paid purchases on DriveThruRPG. After paying off the project costs, we’re applying much of that remainder (and more) to a game retail friendly print run, in fact. Of additional interest, Secrets of Cats now trails its Adventures & Worlds Patreon predecessor, Venture City Stories, by only a few hundred bucks.

Most of the last quarter to this quarter comparisons show Q3 as softer than Q2, but it’s important to note that Q2 saw some bundle deals, sales incentives, new releases, and bulking-up-for-summer retail purchases via distro that can make even a reasonably strong following quarter look like it’s not as good. We consider that to be the case here; Q3 was a solid performer.

Now onward to Q4, where wallets tighten up as folks work to make their budgets survive the holiday gifting season with minimal trauma.

Here’s the data.

Key Sales Last Q Sales This Q LQ vs TQ Prior Lifetime New Lifetime Growth
ARRPG 1888 1207 -36% 1888 3095 63.9%
Penny 31 31 No Change 2543 2574 1.2%
PharaohHK 0 0 Not Yet 1520 1520
DinoBeyond 581 23 -96% 2762 2785 0.8%
Dice Bag CC 0 0 OOP 11 11
Deck of Fate 119 104 -13% 620 724 16.8%
Deck of Fate Red 14 18 +29% 61 79 29.5%
Deck of Blanks 23 11 -52% 142 153 7.7%
Diaspora 107 87 -19% 2791 2878 3.1%
Dice Bag Dino 0 0 New 14 14
DinoForever 0 0 Not Yet 1520 1520
DinoNow 612 57 -91% 3448 3505 1.7%
Do:BoL 5 6 +20% 223 229 2.7%
DoFate 0 0 Not Yet 9694 9694
Do 14 14 No Change 2844 2858 0.5%
DLYDice 5 4 -20% 47 51 8.5%
DLYM 1469 49 -97% 3935 3984 1.2%
DRTB 81 81 No Change 2383 2464 3.4%
DRYH 136 144 +6% 6429 6573 2.2%
DF Accelerated 0 0 Not Yet 9694 9694
DFRPG:OW 826 549 -34% 17125 17674 3.2%
Paranet 0 0 Not Yet 0 0
DFRPG:YS 1080 737 -32% 21898 22635 3.4%
Fate Accelerated 1164 1164 No Change 15256 16420 7.6%
Fate Accelerated PWYW $394.78 $412.85 +5% $3,167.39 $3,580.24 13.0%
Fate Core 2191 2464 +12% 17097 19561 14.4%
Fate Core PWYW $1,276.03 $1,306.40 +2% $10,516.15 $11,822.55 12.4%
FDAntiquity 557 449 -19% 1946 2395 23.1%
FDAtomic 562 400 -29% 2530 2930 15.8%
FDCenturion 429 382 -11% 2641 3023 14.5%
FDCore 773 535 -31% 3436 3971 15.6%
FDEldritch 347 306 -12% 1743 2049 17.6%
FDValentine 221 188 -15% 1138 1326 16.5%
FDVampire 335 339 +1% 1527 1866 22.2%
FDWinter 390 345 -12% 2491 2836 13.8%
FreeportComp 465 205 -56% 1161 1366 17.7%
FST 1023 675 -34% 12687 13362 5.3%
FST PWYW $1,256.82 $1,205.17 -4% $7,255.21 $8,460.38 16.6%
Fate Worlds 1 622 400 -36% 13082 13482 3.1%
Fate Worlds 2 672 382 -43% 13096 13478 2.9%
HBR 14 8 -43% 931 939 0.9%
KhanOfMars 593 20 -97% 2801 2821 0.7%
KingKhan 49 22 -55% 1887 1909 1.2%
RTA 74 99 +34% 2062 2161 4.8%
RTA Expansion 24 28 +17% 1372 1400 2.0%
SallySlick Novel 21 16 -24% 9914 9930 0.2%
Cats PWYW $0.00 $5,545.03 New $0.00 $5,545.03
ShadowOTC 0 0 Not Yet 9694 9694
SOTC 741 149 -80% 13772 13921 1.1%
SOTS 52 17 -67% 1169 1186 1.5%
StonesThroe 0 0 Not Yet 1520 1520
StormOTC 571 24 -96% 807 831 3.0%
Strange Tales 637 95 -85% 10913 11008 0.9%
S7S 13 6 -54% 2041 2047 0.3%
VCS PWYW $846.85 $462.26 -45% $5,107.87 $5,570.13 9.0%
YoungCenturions 0 0 Not Yet 9694 9694
ZepAttack 0 2182 New 0 2182
ZepAttackDW 0 1334 New 0 1334
ZepConquest 0 63 New 0 63

Drill-down details:

Title Source Direct Retail/Distro Virtual Special Total
Penny EHP Store 10 10
ARRPG EHP Store 60 40 100
DinoBeyond EHP Store 1 1
Diaspora EHP Store 6 15 21
DinoNow EHP Store 2 2
Do EHP Store 4 4
Do:BoL EHP Store 2 2
DLYDice EHP Store 4 4
DLYM EHP Store 8 8
DRTB EHP Store 4 4
DRYH EHP Store 22 22
DFRPG:OW EHP Store 20 38 58
DFRPG:YS EHP Store 20 47 67
Fate Accelerated EHP Store 54 54
Fate Core EHP Store 59 59
Fate Accelerated
PWYW
EHP Store $80.00 $80.00
Fate Core PWYW EHP Store $345.00 $345.00
FDAntiquity EHP Store 73 73
FDAtomic EHP Store 57 57
FDCenturion EHP Store 62 62
FDCore EHP Store 52 52
FDEldritch EHP Store 38 38
FDValentine EHP Store 28 28
FDVampire EHP Store 48 48
FDWinter EHP Store 22 22
FreeportComp EHP Store 13 13
FST EHP Store 32 32
FST PWYW EHP Store $465.00 $465.00
Fate Worlds 1 EHP Store 16 22 38
Fate Worlds 2 EHP Store 13 28 41
HBR EHP Store 3 3
KhanOfMars EHP Store 1 1 2
KingKhan EHP Store 1 2 3
RTA EHP Store 1 1
RTA Expansion EHP Store 1 1
SallySlick Novel EHP Store 2 2 4
SOTC EHP Store 35 35
SOTS EHP Store 3 3
Strange Tales EHP Store 2 11 13
S7S EHP Store 1 1
ZepAttack EHP Store 8 8
ZepAttackDW EHP Store 11 11
Penny OBS 7 7
ARRPG OBS 195 195
Deck of Fate OBS 104 104
Deck of Fate Red OBS 18 18
Deck of Blanks OBS 11 11
Diaspora OBS 3 3
Do OBS 10 10
Do:BoL OBS 4 4
DLYM OBS 41 41
DRTB OBS 21 21
DRYH OBS 67 67
DFRPG:OW OBS 61 61
DFRPG:YS OBS 73 73
Fate Accelerated
PWYW
OBS $332.85 $332.85
Fate Core PWYW OBS $956.40 $956.40
FST PWYW OBS $740.17 $740.17
Fate Worlds 1 OBS 122 122
Fate Worlds 2 OBS 118 118
HBR OBS 4 4
SallySlick Novel OBS 8 8
SOTC OBS 70 70
DinoBeyond OBS 11 11
DinoNow OBS 12 12
KhanOfMars OBS 10 10
KingKhan OBS 8 8
SOTS OBS 9 9
StormOTC OBS 24 24
Strange Tales OBS 41 41
S7S OBS 4 4
ZepConquest OBS 63 63
Cats PWYW OBS $2,306.88 $2,306.88
VCS PWYW OBS $462.26 $462.26
Fate Core PWYW e23 $5.00 $5.00
Fate Worlds 1 e23 1 1
Fate Worlds 2 e23 1 1
ARRPG e23 1 1
SallySlick Novel e23 1 1
Strange Tales e23 2 2
Penny e23
Diaspora e23
DLYM e23
DRYH e23
DFRPG:OW e23
DFRPG:YS e23
HBR e23
SOTC e23 2 2
SOTS e23
S7S e23
DRTB Amazon 33 33
DinoNow Amazon 27 27
DinoBeyond Amazon 8 8
DRYH Amazon 18 18
DFRPG:YS Amazon 98 98
DFRPG:OW Amazon 67 67
KhanOfMars Amazon 5 5
KingKhan Amazon 7 7
SOTC Amazon 8 8
SallySlick Novel Amazon 0
Diaspora Amazon 9 9
DRTB B&N 9 9
DinoNow B&N 6 6
DinoBeyond B&N 1 1
DRYH B&N
DFRPG:YS B&N 17 17
DFRPG:OW B&N 18 18
KhanOfMars B&N 1 1
KingKhan B&N 1 1
SallySlick Novel B&N
SOTC B&N 1 1
Fate Core Distribution 2,301 2,301
Fate Accelerated Distribution 981 981
Fate Worlds 1 Distribution 218 218
Fate Worlds 2 Distribution 202 202
FST Distribution 590 590
ARRPG Distribution 820 820
FreeportComp Distribution 166 166
DRYH Distribution 17 17
DLYM Distribution
DRTB Distribution 11 11
SOTC Distribution 17 17
SOTS Distribution 5 5
DinoNow Distribution 10 10
RTA Distribution 96 96
DinoBeyond Distribution 2 2
KhanOfMars Distribution 2 2
KingKhan Distribution 3 3
RTA Expansion Distribution 27 27
SallySlick Novel Distribution 1 1
Strange Tales Distribution 28 28
ZepAttack Distribution 962 962
ZepAttackDW Distribution 657 657
DFRPG:YS Distribution 433 433
DFRPG:OW Distribution 306 306
S7S Distribution
Penny Distribution 6 6
HBR Distribution
Diaspora Distribution 38 38
Do Distribution
FDCore Distribution 462 462
FDWinter Distribution 302 302
FDCenturion Distribution 296 296
FDAtomic Distribution 314 314
FDValentine Distribution 138 138
FDVampire Distribution 275 275
FDEldritch Distribution 253 253
FDAntiquity Distribution 346 346
Penny IPR 2 6 8
ARRPG IPR 4 19 68 91
Diaspora IPR 7 9 16
Do IPR
DLYM IPR
DRYH IPR 3 17 20
DFRPG:OW IPR 1 1 37 39
DFRPG:YS IPR 1 5 43 49
Fate Accelerated IPR 46 83 129
Fate Core IPR 17 87 104
Fate Worlds 1 IPR 6 15 21
Fate Worlds 2 IPR 7 13 20
FST IPR 13 40 53
HBR IPR 1 1
RTA IPR 2 2
SOTC IPR 11 5 16
SOTS IPR
S7S IPR 1 1
DRTB IPR 3 3
DinoNow IPR
KhanOfMars IPR
KingKhan IPR
SallySlick Novel IPR 2 2
Strange Tales IPR 1 4 1 5 11
ZepAttack IPR 2 46 48
ZepAttackDW IPR 36 36
FDAntiquity IPR 6 24 30
FDAtomic IPR 29 29
FDCenturion IPR 5 19 24
FDCore IPR 21 21
FDEldritch IPR 15 15
FDValentine IPR 3 19 22
FDVampire IPR 16 16
FDWinter IPR 1 20 21
FreeportComp IPR 3 23 26
ZepAttack Kickstarter 1026 138 1164
ZepAttackDW Kickstarter 578 52 630
Cats PWYW Patreon $3,238.15 $3,238.15