The results of this weeks poll, D&D Past and Future are in.
Question one was on how often you play D&D and over half of us play it weekly and only 13% never or only occasionally play it. Though this is probably unrepresentative of the larger RPG community as it was a poll about D&D.
When asked about which version of D&D you had player, the results get interesting. Clearly those of you answering this poll are long-time gamers with a significant number of people having played AD&D 1st Edition and older versions. Most notably, as many people had played the Basic / Expert edition as have played the 4th Edition.
However when asked which versions have you played in the last 30 days, there was a clear split. Both 3.5 and 4e versions were played equally with 45% each. The older versions where equally balanced with between 7% – 11% playing any and every version between OD&D and the 3.0 Edition.
The future of D&D gaming is also split. 33% say they are playing 4th Edition all the time but 44% have no desire to play it all. The remaining 22% of people want to play it soon or are playing the odd game to see how they get on with it.
Over six months since the launch of D&D 4e, there still seems to be a distinct split between those who love 4e and those who hate it. Despite that, D&D as a whole is still being played every week by over half the gamers out there so don’t expect to see D&D dying out any time soon.