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?”
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:
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!
This is a repost of Nathan Paoletta‘s excellent summary of the Origins 2015 data
Games on Demand is a volunteer effort and transparency is one of our values! The organizing committee for Origins is still working through our internal conversation before opening up a formal feedback survey, but for now, here’s the numbers.
We seated 463 players in 103 games with a staff of 36 GMs (including non-game-facilitating Hosts).
Last year we seated 457 players in 101 games with a staff of 44 GMs.
A slight increase in butts in seats, but with that lower staff count we’re pretty sure that means that we served an appreciable amount of new faces! Anecdotally this seemed to be the case. We also saw a lot of groups come through who all wanted to play a game together. Continue reading
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.
Please share this post and link with anyone you think would like to join us!
GottaCon, Victoria’s gaming convention, ran it’s own Games on Demand this year and it was a big success! The following report is from Mike Gruber, who organized the event.
One of our special events this year was called GottaConQuest in which attendees were given quests to complete for each of the six ‘pillars’ of GottaCon: Trading Card Games, Role-Playing Games, Board Games, Video Games, Miniatures, and Panels. One of the RPG quests I came up with was playing in a Games on Demand session in order to claim a badge ribbon. Showing your ribbon at our Special Events HQ then completed the quest. So we had a number of people that were completely new to role-playing play some Games on Demand to complete their quests. It was fantastic! Everyone had fun and I am pretty sure we created some new role-players at the show.
Games we ended up running included: Dread, Dungeon World, Fate Accelerated Edition, Fiasco, Hope Inhumanity, Magister Lor, Marvel Heroic Roleplaying, Psi*Run, The Sword, the Crown, and the Unspeakable Power, Star Wars: Edge of the Empire, Time Cellist, and Zombie Cinema
The most run games were: Fiasco (3), Psi*Run (3), Hope Inhumanity (2), Marvel Heroic Roleplaying (2), Time Cellist (2), Zombie Cinema (2)
Overall GottaCon was a great success and the RPG area saw even more growth than we anticipated. In total we ran 136 individual RPG events (including Games on Demand) for a total of 676 players!
PAX East is this weekend (March 6-8) and Games on Demand will be returning with a crew of enthusiastic volunteers and a ton of great games on offer! Check out the list below to see what we’ll be running.
We’ll be starting new games every two hours or so from 12pm-10pm on Friday and Saturday and 10am-4pm on Sunday.