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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Origins 2016 Games on Demand Numbers

Origins 2016 Games on Demand Numbers

In the spirit of full transparency, we disclose our Games on Demand event data every year.

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.

Games Played

60 individual game titles

Game Title – # of games run – total # of players – (system notes)

All Hail the Pirate Queen – 1 – 8 (Larp)

Apportionment – 1 – 8 (Larp)

Atomic Robo – 2 – 10 (FATE)

Blades in the Dark – 4 – 15 (PbtA)

Bluebeard’s Bride – 4 – 16 (PbtA)

Bubblegumshoe – 1 – 6 (Gumshoe)

Cartel – 3 – 11 (PbtA)

Cat – 1 – 3

The Climb – 1 – 5 (Larp)

The Devil, John Moulton – 3 – 15

Dialect – 2 – 7

Dungeon World – 2 – 9 (PbtA)

Epyllion – 4 – 16 (PbtA)

Everyone’s a Suspect – 1 – 5

Explosion in Space – 1 – 6 (Larp)

Failing Fabulously – 1 – 9 (Larp)

Fall of Magic – 4 – 17

FATE Accelerated – 1 – 6 (FATE)

Fear Itself – 3 – 11

Fiasco – 1 – 4

Golden Sky Stories – 2 – 10

Heroine – 1 – 5

I Am Killbot – 1 – 5 (PbtA)

I Pray God Will Curse the Writer – 1 – 7 (Larp)

Infinite Galaxies – 4 – 22 (PbtA)

Iron Edda – 3 – 17 (FATE)

Lady Blackbird – 4 – 20

Laser Kittens – 1 – 3

Legend of the Elements – 2 – 11 (PbtA)

The Lofty Beacons – 1 – 13 (Larp)

Magic Inc. – 2 – 8

Masks – 7 – 32 (PbtA)

Monsterhearts – 1 – 5 (PbtA)

Mouse Guard – 1 – 4

Neo-Shinobi Vendetta – 1 – 5 (FATE)

Night Forest – 1 – 3 (Larp)

Night Witches – 2 – 8 (PbtA)

Nitrate City – 3 – 15 (FATE)

The Pirates – 2 – 16 (Mist-Robed Gate)

Primetime Adventures – 2 – 10

Romance in the Air – 1 – 4 (FATE)

Sagas of the Icelanders – 3 – 15 (PbtA)

Shadow Carnival – 1 – 6 (Itras By)

Shadows of Esteren – 1 – 3

A Single Man in Possession of Great Fortune – 1 – 6 (Kagematsu)

Skeletons – 2 – 12

Slayer Cake – 1 – 10 (Larp)

Spirit of ’77 – 2 – 9 (PbtA)

The Sprawl – 2 – 8 (PbtA)

Starship Freeform – 1 – 7 (Larp)

A Storm Eternal – 1 – 5 (PbtA)

Swords without Master -1 – 4

Sync – 2 – 10 (PbtA)

Time Cellist – 1 – 3

The Upgrade – 1 – 13 (Larp)

Urban Shadows – 7 – 34 (PbtA)

Valkyries – 1 – 4 (FATE)

The Warren – 1 – 3 (PbtA)

World Wide Wrestling – 3 – 17 (PbtA)

Zombie World – 6 – 26 (PbtA)

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 Food and Drink Map

I made a map for Food and Drink in Columbus for Origins.

This will be especially helpful navigating around the Columbus Pride crowds too! As a Columbus local, these are some of my favorite places to go in the neighborhood just north of the convention center, The Short North!

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Td0a42YsJzsR-8QSZXAxYTy62-Q&usp=sharing

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!

What games can you expect to see? Here’s a list of likely suspects: Continue reading

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!