Survey Results

Incorporating 180 results received to Aug 10, 1997 (I just haven't had enough replies since then to bother updating it)

Percentages may not add to 100 due to rounding or multiple selections allowed.

CategoryResponseCountPercent
Ageup to 1563%
15-203519%
20-256234%
25-305128%
30-402313%
over 4032%
not given00%
SexMale16189%
Female148%
not given42%
Role-playing experiencenone00%
0-2 years95%
2-5 years2413%
5-10 years5028%
more than 10 years9754%
Gaming frequencyOnce in a while4123%
Once a month2715%
Once a week8246%
More than once a week3017%
SpendingNothing42%
Less than $1006436%
$100 to $2506637%
$250 to $5003017%
More than $500169%
Preferred settingsFantasy16692%
Sci-fi12469%
Superhero5028%
Cyberpunk7944%
Espionage3821%
Cartoon137%
Preferred plot styleTight3117%
Loose12569%
None2413%
Preferred campaign lengthEpic13273%
Short-term4827%
One-shot00%
Preferred campaign typeHeroic5832%
Semi-heroic10659%
Non-heroic169%
Preferred combat frequencyNearly non-stop32%
Frequent7542%
Infrequent10156%
None11%
Preferred game mechanicsSkill based15586%
Class based179%
Mechanicless84%
Preferred character creation methodRandom4223%
Point allocation13877%
Allowed racesAny12871%
Some5229%
Combat handlingIntegrated with skill system16290%
Separate rules1810%
How many diceLots of all types4726%
Some of each type4223%
A few of one type4223%
As few as possible4626%
No dice at all32%
Rules that should be hereNone1810%
Some9251%
All6938%
Kyrdalm info that should be hereAn overview map11966%
Detailed maps6335%
Historical information13676%
A calendar5128%
A translation dictionary5531%
GamesPlayed AD&D130
GURPS67
D&D56
Vampire56
Shadowrun52
Werewolf42
Call of Cthulu40
Cyberpunk 202040
Star Wars35
Rifts33
Rolemaster32
Palladium31
Traveller31
Champions28
Mage26
Runequest25
homebrew24
Warhammer FRP24
Twilight 200022
Gamma World21
Earthdawn19
Fantasy Hero19
Ars Magica18
Marvel Super Heroes18
Middle Earth Role Playing18
Amber17
Paranoia17
DC Heroes15
Star Frontiers15
Toon15
Star Trek13
Torg13
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles12
Top Secret12
Battletech11
Elric/Stormbringer9
Kult9
Villians and Vigilantes9
Wraith9
Boot Hill8
Mechwarrior8
Robotech8
Aria7
Car Wars7
Dark Conspiracy7
Everway7
HarnMaster7
Mekton Zeta7
SpaceMaster7
Space Opera7
Chivalry & Sorcery6
Dangerous Journeys6
Deadlands6
FUDGE6
Over The Edge6
2300AD5
Castle Falkenstein5
Chill5
Immortal5
Pendragon5
Talislanta5
Tunnels & Trolls5
Whispering Vault5
Aftermath4
Changeling4
Das Schwarze Auge/Realms of Arkania4
Dr. Who4
James Bond4
Living Steel4
Tales from the Floating Vagabond4
Teenagers from Outer Space4
Timelords4
Warhammer Fantasy Battle4
The following have three votes each:
Beyond the Supernatural, Bushido, CORPS, Cyberspace, DragonQuest, Feng Shui, Heroes Unlimited, Judge Dredd, Masterbook, Millenium's End, The Morrow Project, SLA Industries, Theatrix, Universe, Warhammer 40,000
The following have two votes each:
Albedo, Babylon Project, Elfquest, Eternal Soldier, Heavy Gear, HoL, Metamorphosis Alpha, Mind's Eye Theatre, Nightlife, Ninjas & Superspies, Other Suns, Project A-ko, Shatterzone, Space 1889, Superworld, Synnibar, Twilight Knights, Warp World
The following have one vote each:
Ace Agents, Adventures of North Kalevala Heroes (Finnish), Aero Duel, Amazing Engine, Arcanum, Battle Born, Battlelords of the 23rd Century, Birthright, Bloodbowl, Boat Wars, Brand X, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, Bughunters, Bureau 13, Conan, Conspiracy X, Cybergen, Darksword Adventures, Darkurthe Legends, Dragonlance: 5th Age, Drakar och Demoner (Swedish), En Garde!, Epiphany, Fantasy Trip, Flashing Blades, Fringeworthy, FTL:2448, Gangbusters, Ghostbusters, Golden Heroes, Heroes & Heroines, IFGS, Inferno, In Nomine, INWO, It Came from the Late Late Late Show, Justifiers, Labyrinth, Lace & Steel, Legacy, L5R, Macho Women with Guns, Magic: The Gathering, Man, Myth & Magic, Midgard, Millennium 2000, Mummies, Murphy's World, Mutant Chronicles, Mystara, Mythus, NERO, Nephilim, Nightbane, OD&D, Oeil Noir, Phantasm, Phoenix Command, Planescape, Powers & Perils, The Primal Order, Sabbat, Shattered Dreams, Skyrealms of Jorune, Space Hulk, Space Marine, Space Rovers, Space Time, Star Fleet Battles, STOCS Lite, Storyteller, Street Fighter, Superbabes, Superhero 2099, Table Master, Tank Wars, Terris, TNE, Tri Tac, Turtles, Worlds Beyond

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