March 12th, 2007

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RPG Licenses

Last August I ran a thread regarding the so-called Mongoose "Holy Grail" of RPGs that they ahd been talking about. Well, to date, no big announcement has been made from them and certainly none of the games they've brought out or announced really meet the claim. The Eternal Champion License is nice (Hawkmoon, Elric, etc), Runequest Glorantha is also nice and Lankhmar is good albeit a bit old these days.

So, was it all hyperboil on the Mongoose part or are they still keeping their latest capture close to their chest? Or maybe still in negotiations to try and capture it? Who knows, not I for sure.

But I was thinking back on the License/Holy Grail issue. From the list I originally ran down I've stripped off the titles that are currently known to be in development by companies or whose license are still owned by companies and left the remaining biggies for the poll below.

So which of the below would you like to see (on a scale of 1 to 10 - 1 being you're not interested in it or don't think it'll sell whereas 10 being "Wow! Must Buy Now!" or reckoning it'd be a big hit). Please fill in any other license ideas in the space provided or as a comment.

Poll #945049 RPG Licenses

Doctor Who RPG

Mean: 6.36 Median: 7 Std. Dev 2.54
1
5(8.9%)
2
0(0.0%)
3
3(5.4%)
4
4(7.1%)
5
6(10.7%)
6
8(14.3%)
7
10(17.9%)
8
9(16.1%)
9
4(7.1%)
10
7(12.5%)

Torchwood RPG

Mean: 4.82 Median: 5 Std. Dev 2.63
1
7(12.5%)
2
5(8.9%)
3
9(16.1%)
4
6(10.7%)
5
7(12.5%)
6
7(12.5%)
7
3(5.4%)
8
7(12.5%)
9
2(3.6%)
10
3(5.4%)

His Dark Materials RPG

Mean: 4.76 Median: 5 Std. Dev 2.76
1
11(20.0%)
2
4(7.3%)
3
4(7.3%)
4
6(10.9%)
5
6(10.9%)
6
10(18.2%)
7
4(7.3%)
8
5(9.1%)
9
1(1.8%)
10
4(7.3%)

Harry Potter RPG

Mean: 5.43 Median: 6 Std. Dev 3.30
1
12(21.4%)
2
4(7.1%)
3
3(5.4%)
4
5(8.9%)
5
1(1.8%)
6
8(14.3%)
7
6(10.7%)
8
4(7.1%)
9
2(3.6%)
10
11(19.6%)

What Other License Would You Like To See?