#RPGaDay August 11, 2017
When is a game “dead?” I guess the intent of this question is different than August 2 which asked “What is an RPG you would like to see published?” because it specifically asks about an RPG that was published but is just not popular now?
This sounds to me too much like a publisher’s question; a fishing expedition to get the RPG community during #RPGaDay 2017 to do their marketing research. I think the question is a red herring.
There are no ‘dead’ RPGs. From a publisher’s perspective, there may be a long out-of-print RPG that the fan base still pines for. From the gamer’s perspective, there are RPGs that don’t get played as much, or maybe even forgotten.
As part of my RPG Retrospective I looked at many of my older games. A few will be “reborn” in campaigns this winter. A few will stay “dormant.” But none of them are “dead” – just lesser used.