Sat, 15 June 2013
Will pass the 25,000 download mark today; 444 days since starting Guns, Dice, Butter.
32 GREAT guests on the show so far.
38 Hours of programming.
Thanks to Mr. LaDue and Mr. Sample for pushing me into this lark.
And, the incredible technical skill of the Applenista.
Been a blast.
Category:general -- posted at: 1:11pm CST
Sat, 15 June 2013
Summary stats from various GDB listener surveys on Boardgamegeek (BGG). Some very interesting stats:
> The percentage of listeners that have been in the wargame hobby less than 5 years is now 43% - vs about 20% that we had in 2012. I wonder if GDB is just attracting a higher percentage of rookies within in the hobby, or, if the hobby is actually beginning to add significant new users.
> The average GDB listener buys about 1 game a month...$838/yr...33% indicating that they are purchasing more games in 2013 (vs 2012), 51% staying about the same and only 17% cutting back on game purchases; so, on a scale of 1 to 5 (with 5 indicating more purchases in 2013 and a 1 indicating less) the net is 3.2 - moderate growth in 2013.
> 53% of listeners have more than 5 preorders currently and 70% have utilized Kickstarter to purchase games
> 97% of listeneers indicate they plan to continue to listen to GDB...with 46% describing themselves as nutcase fans ... and over 2/3rds have listened to all GDB episodes :-)
> 50% indicate they've purchased games after hearing them discussed on GDB, while another 35% indicating GDB has had an impact on their game purchases
> Number one choice for the next panel discussion is one focussing on wargames to be published in 2013. Episode VI July 2012 - we did a panel on games published in 2011 and 2012. Episode VIII Sept 2012 we did a panel on "games in the pipeline". So, maybe after the summer con's, that would be a good subject to tackle. So far in 2013, a list of wargames that have caught my eye include: Iron and Oak (ACW naval), Rebel Raiders on the High Seas (ACW naval), Guns of Gettysburg, War of the Suns, In Country: Vietnam 1965-75 S&T), Norway 1940 (World at War zine) and Democracy Under Siege (DTP)
> Second choice? American Civil War panel (we've been planning that one for awhile - hope to have sooner than later).
THANK YOU for the great feedback!
Category:Data -- posted at: 12:44pm CST