Run Role-Playing Games (Very High Utilization)
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Posted by terraspaz

As a curiosity, I crunched some numbers from the Event Catalog (Available at https://www.gencon.com/experience/find), and found that as it stands today, RPG games have a notably high ticket utilization. (The highest of all, except for True Dungeon)  (I listed the categories with >60% utilization)

My guess is other categories may be more prone to having folks play with Generics (easier to walk up to a game that may not require character preparation, or knowing a specific rule-set,) so this difference may be closer after all the games are played, but as it stands, 7 out of every 8 RPG slots are filled today.

So next year, if you've been on the fence about running a Role-Playing game, go for it!  The interest seems to be there.

Category            Total Tickets Available              Total Tickets Consumed      % Utilization
Board Game                 58,965                                  36,180                             61%
Historical Mini's              1,788                                    1,158                             65%
LARP                             4,163                                    2,846                             68%
Miniatures                     2,438                                     1,482                            61%
Role-Playing Game    44,677                                  38,231                            86%
Spouse                          8,567                                    5,200                             61%
True Dungeon                 8,200                                    8,200                           100%

Safe trips to GenCon!  Four days to go!
 

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Posted by buffythecatslayer

Interesting breakdown, but you left out both card game categories, which are also fairly popular.

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Posted by rhone1

I'd love to see what the numbers looked like (from Gen Con) after the Con.  I'd be curious to see how many spots and if the % utilization changes with the use of generics.

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Posted by derekguder

If you're curious, you may also want to look at the break-down of ticket demand we try to do for specific games after registration starts: High-Demand Games from 2018.

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Derek Guder
Event Manager
Gen Con LLC

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