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Top 100

RPG Countdown compiled sales stats from 126 brick and mortar stores to figure out their top 100 selling RPGs of 2011.

Microscope comes in at #23, which is pretty sweet. I talk a little bit in the podcast about the connection between Microscope and my old D&D game, how I used to run spin-off campaigns in different parts of my world’s history, starting at 2:08:56 (yes, that’s two hours in). Fun stuff.

But the real story? Fiasco tops the list. Number one, baby. Ahead of both Pathfinder and D&D in the stores surveyed. A GMless, indie, very non-traditional game, and it’s on top.

How wild is that?