MAPPA MUNDI

WFRP has fans all over the world, and I have sometimes wondered where they tend to live. I’ve never seen any data published on this, but I do have access to something that might serve as a rough proxy, namely the views on this site. They obviously cannot claim to be truly representative of the WFRP community as a whole, but this blog has by now had enough views that it might give something of a glimpse into the real world of Warhammer. So I thought I would share it.

Below is a heat map of this blog’s views since it started.

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Predictably the UK and US dominate, accounting for more than half of the views. Some of the remainder come from other English-speaking countries, such as Canada, Australia and New Zealand. These countries may, of course, be somewhat overrepresented as this site’s language is English.

But mainly the rest come from continental western Europe. Scandinavia, if viewed as a whole, is the largest part, followed by the five most populous countries of the region. Among them Italy, Poland and Germany are the most prominent.

The detailed split is as follows.

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12 thoughts on “MAPPA MUNDI

  1. Interesting, though not particularly surprising.

    From my own experience of running a PBEM campaign for two years which peeked at twenty-one players. There are people playing, or interested in, WFRP from Australia, Portugal, the Middle East and Estonia.

    However, I suspect the numbers are small and the reasons my game attracted them was probably because being email based it minimised the language and time zone issues. Players had two days to decypher and respond to GM posts so even players who were asleep when the post was sent, or who needed to get it translated had time to reply.

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  2. Interesting info, albeit perforce not necessarily accurate.

    A lot of my views are from work, which is physically in the UK but connects to the internet via our Intranet in the US.

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    1. Yes, you’re quite right. The location data won’t all be accurate. It should be for a decent portion of the views, but exactly how big that portion is I really don’t know. I certainly wouldn’t rely on this data.

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  3. In case of Poland – WFRP was one of the most popular RPG games in my country. You wrote interesting things for me and even if I not play WFRP (try to recreate team), I like to read all of things related to my favourite world 😉 .

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    1. Yes! I had a couple of players from Poland, and also there is a strong Polish membership in the WFRP First Edition Facebook Group. https://www.facebook.com/groups/47210006548/

      i’m currently documenting my own WFRP based world on World Anvil called Fragile Alliances if you’re interested. https://www.worldanvil.com/w/wfrp-fragile-alliances-didz

      It’s mainly a collection of offical, but no longer cannon, facts coupled with fan-produced articles and my own homebrew metaphysics and rules.

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  4. In Poland, WFRP was the first officially published role-playing game. And despite the years of WFRP is still one of the most popular games, it’s no wonder that a lot of Poles visit your website. 🙂

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  5. There is at last two bias,
    -The first one -you’ve spotted it yourself- is that your website being in English language, its readers will tend to be English speakers -especially native ones- and those English speakers mainly come from English speaking states;
    -The second one is that individuals from cultures who enjoy a lot of good websites in their own language on that subject will tend to visit quite less websites wrote in English than cultures who do not.

    The same can be said about the mastery of the global English: when your own cultural market is very small or very weak -hence when you’ll have a lot to rely on English speaking cultural products- or when most of the peoples you’ll meet at work or during your travel will probably not speak your language, you’ll have to learn and speak the most fluently possible English.
    When your cultural market is strong enough to be able to read, see or hear whatever you want in your language, and when the number of speakers of your language is numerous enough to let you speak your own language at work or during your travels, you’ll only learn to speak the most fluently possible English if you like to.

    That is, in my humble opinion, why you end having more Swedes (a bit more than ten millions Swedes) than French (a bit less than seventy millions French) and Spaniards (a bit less than fifty million Spaniards), albeit French and Spanish markets for Warhammer are, I presume, quite more significant than the Swedish one.

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    1. Certainly, the French have a very strong WFRP interest, but it is almost entirely detached from the English version with its own books and websites written in French. I only really know about it because occasionally I find Google trawls up a French source for something that I’m researching and very often it’s far more detailed and extensive than the English sources.

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      1. ” I only really know about it because occasionally I find Google trawls up a French source for something that I’m researching and very often it’s far more detailed and extensive than the English sources.”

        I agree 😉


        Dreadaxe
        French Guy

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