Origins 2016 Games on Demand Numbers

In the spirit of full transparency, here is a summary of the Origins Games on Demand event data!Overall Numbers

We seated 605 players in 121 games with a staff of 46 GMs.

In 2015, we seated 463 players in 103 games with a staff of 36 GMs.
In 2014, we seated 457 players in 101 games with staff of 44 GMs.

Time Slots and Capacity

Here is how the time slots broke down in terms of player count, also in terms of tabletop and larp:

Thursday morning – 47 players (47 TT / 0 larp)
Thursday afternoon – 49 players (41 TT / 8 larp)
Thursday night – 78 players (60 TT / 18 larp)

Friday morning – 57 players (50 TT / 7 larp)
Friday afternoon – 67 (60 TT / 7 larp)
Friday night – 63 (44 TT / 19 larp)

Saturday morning – 55 players (55 TT / 0 larp)
Saturday afternoon – 86 players (69 TT / 17 larp)
Saturday night – 71 players (58 TT / 13 larp)

Sunday morning – 32 players (32 TT / 0 larp)

Our peak slots were Saturday afternoon (86!), Thursday night (78), and Saturday night (71). Almost all of our scheduled events made at least the minimum number of players. In addition, no player wound up being turned away due to lack of GMs and games.

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Where to Find Games on Demand at Origins

Where can you find Games on Demand at Origins? Right here, in the Hyatt Fairfield Room! New game sessions start at 9 am, 2 pm, and 8 pm on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, and again at 9am on Sunday!

To get into one of our many great games, try to show up 30-60 minutes before the start time to guarantee a spot in the line!

GoD Map - Origins 2016

Origins 2016 – Two Weeks Away!

The Origins Games Fair is held at the Greater Columbus Convention Center
in Columbus, Ohio. Known for it’s friendly mid-west atmosphere, Origins is an absolute blast every year. In 2016 it will be held June 15th – 19th.

The event will take place in the Hyatt-Fairfield room and will run in three sessions each day, from 9am-1pm, 2pm-6pm, and 8pm-midnight on Thursday through Saturday and 9am-1pm on Sunday. There will be LARPs on Demand as well, which are detailed in the main event book!

Stop by with 2 generics per 4 hour game, or buy tickets for timed slots ahead of time. If you want to see what’s on the menu, stop by about 10 minutes before each session and you’ll see what games you’ll have the ability to demand from our talented and friendly GMs. No games are guaranteed to run, but we try our hardest to offer the newest small press games out there!

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GoD Gen Con 2016: Call for Volunteers!

Games on Demand - Gen Con

The time has come to officially sign up for Games on Demand at Gen Con! We’re looking for people to help us welcome attendees, organize seating, and run games for enthusiastic players!

The show runs from August 4 to August 7, 2016, and we’ll be running games from Thursday through Sunday morning. Free badges are available for those volunteering for 16 or more hours.

If you’re interested in joining us, fill out this form and let us know!

Diversity is an important part of Games on Demand so we especially encourage women, people of color, and gamers of all ages, genders, races, and backgrounds to join us! We’ll provide training and support as needed.

This year we are hoping to really get the word out and fill our tables- with both volunteers and players- to help us justify the fantastic space we’ve been enjoying for the last few years. Even if you can’t volunteer, we hope we’ll see you there as a player and that you’ll mention it to your friends.

Please share this post and link with anyone you think would like to join us!

Games on Demand - PAX East Logo

PAX East 2016 Has Begun!

If you’re at PAX East this weekend, stop by the Games on Demand area in the Tabletop Hall and play some games with us! Here are a few of the games we’ll have on offer:

  • Apocalypse World
  • Atomic Robo
  • Blades in the Dark
  • Dungeon World
  • Durance
  • Fate Accelerated
  • Fiasco
  • Firebrands
  • Hollowpoint
  • Inspectres
  • Kingdom
  • Lady Blackbird
  • Monsterhearts
  • Playing Nature’s Year
  • Shab al-Hiri Roach
  • Ten Candles
  • The Quiet Year
  • The Skeletons
  • The Ward
  • To Serve Her Wintry Hunger
  • World Wide Wrestling

While you’re in the area, be sure to check out the booths nearby that are be selling these great games, including Modern Myths, the Indie Bazaar, and Burning Wheel!

Indie+ Hangout Panel About Games on Demand


The Indie+ team organized a Google Hangout panel discussion about Games on Demand. It aired live on Sep 19, 2015 and featured Rich Rogers moderating a conversation with Kristin Firth, Evan Torner, Renee Knipe, Ross Cowman, Natalie Holt, and Steve Segedy.

“At big cons like GenCon, Origins and PAX, as well as little gaming conventions, brave souls organize and sign up to run games on demand. Why do they do this thing? How do they pull it off?”

PAX Prime 2015 – Games on Demand

PAX Games on Demand Menu Sample

Games on Demand will once again be running a slate of excellent games at PAX Prime this year. The show runs from August 28th-31st in Seattle, WA. The event will take place in room 305 on the third floor of the convention center again this year and we’ll be co-located with Gamma Ray Games to make it easy to grab a copy of the games you’ve played.

New games will begin each day at the following times:

Thurs-Sun 10am, 1pm, 4pm, 7pm
Monday 10am, 1pm, 4pm

If you have questions, just send us a message and let us know!

Games Played at Gen Con 2015

114 Unique Games were played at Gen Con this year!

Games with Most Player Hours

  • Dungeon World 248
  • The Warren 144
  • Fate Core 108
  • Fiasco 102
  • The Sprawl 88
  • Project: Dark 80
  • Worlds in Peril 76
  • Monsterhearts 76

for example, a 4-hour game with 3 people is 12 player hours

There were 910 volunteer hours recorded at the show.

758 hours for Facilitators
152 hours for Hosts

For a full list of games played by number of sessions, see below:
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Gen Con Games on Demand Starts This Week!

In just two days, starting at 10am on Thursday, the Games on Demand crew will be running a huge selection of their favorite games! If you’ll be at Gen Con, come join us in the Marriott Downtown Hotel, Ballroom 6 on the second floor!

What games are we running? See for yourself!

Larp Track Game Menus

Tabletop Game Menus

(Fair warning, the tabletop PDF is nearly 7MB because it’s packed full of games.)

Follow @Games_On_Demand on Twitter for news during the show. We hope to see you there!