Gen Con Games on Demand is Almost Here!

god_gen_con_logoIn 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!

Freeform LARPs

4-Hour Tabletop Games

2 Hour Tabletop Games

(Fair warning, the tabletop PDFs are large because they’re packed full of games.)

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

Freeform Larps on Demand at Gen Con

god_gen_con_logoDid you know that this year you can pre-register for Freeform Larps on Demand? You can, and you should!

Gen Con Event Registration – Freeform Larps on Demand

Come try a variety of short, live-action games that blend LARP & tabletop gaming to produce amazing stories with a small group. Our diverse GMs will introduce you to some of the great freeform live-action games developed over the years around the world. These games aren’t your traditional boffer larp, but instead blend larp and tabletop gaming, allowing you to physically embody your character and play out a story with a small group.

Scenarios will be chosen by players at the beginning of the session. Nothing required but a sense of adventure!

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!

Gen Con 2015: Call for GoD Volunteers

Games on Demand - Gen Con

The time has finally 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 July 30 to August 2, 2015, 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.

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

Gen Con 2014 – Thanks for Your Feedback and Support!

Another year of Games on Demand at Gen Con has come and gone and all data has been compiled – We had around 90 volunteers this year, working hard to organize everything and be ready to run 310 games for 1452 players in just 4 days! Wow, what a huge year! It was a great show and we’re very happy with the results.

We know that many of you have feedback about the show as well, and we’d like to hear from you. We’ve put together a Google survey to collect some basic data from you as well your observations and ideas. This is also a great opportunity to tell us you’d like to join us as a volunteer next year!

Give Us Your Feedback!


Also, if you played with us this year and had a good time, please consider dropping some change in our tip jar to support the event. The cost of a generic ticket goes entirely to Gen Con, and only helps us get the space and GM badges to run the event. Your donations will help repay our volunteers for the cost of materials for the show- menus, signage, and other supplies.





Thanks as always for joining us at Games on Demand and helping us to celebrate our favorite games!

Gen Con 2014 – Games Played

Here are the game stats from Games on Demand at Gen Con 2014. Thanks to Jeremy Friesen and our many great hosts for keeping track of the information between seating times and doing the data entry after the show.

We had many great games this year, and the breadth of games that ran is always more exciting to see than the high number of sessions for the most popular games. Many of the games are late-playtests of new games or hacks of other systems that were combined with that games’ numbers. You can expect to see these again more prominently at next year’s show!

It’s also worth noting that while Monsterhearts and it’s variants had the highest number of sessions this year, adding Fate Accelerated Edition and Fate Core together would put them at the top. It was a big year for Fate all around!
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Games on Demand at Gen Con 2014

A Map of the best places to find indie RPGs at Gen Con 2014

Games on Demand starts on Thursday morning! Are you ready?

This year’s event is in a new awesome location! Come find us here:

Indianapolis Marriott Downtown
2nd Floor in Ballroom 6
350 W Maryland St, Indianapolis, IN 46225

210 RPGs & LARPs,
46 Hrs, 25 Tables, 70 GMs,
No Registration, No Planning!

Start Times: Seating begins at times listed below. Arrive 5-10 minutes before that to make sure you get a boarding pass.

Thursday: 10am, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm, 6pm
Friday: 10am, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm, 6pm, 8pm, 10pm
Saturday: 10am, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm, 6pm, 8pm, 10pm
Sunday: 10am, 12pm, 2pm

Boarding groups will be called randomly, so there’s need for lines or trying to get a specific boarding pass letter.

Cost: Generic Tickets, 2 hr game = 1 ticket, 4 hr = 2

Experience: None, all rules taught

Family Gaming: Most games are for ages 18+ but this year we will a number of games designed for ages 10+ as well!

More Information: For more up-to-date details about our procedures and game options, see http://tinyurl.com/DemandGames

Games on Demand at Gen Con 2014

Games on Demand - Gen Con 2014

WHO?

An all-volunteer team running a selection of their favorite games for you!

WHERE?

Gen Con, Indianapolis

Marriott Hotel, Ballroom 6, 2nd Floor

WHEN?

  • Thursday, 8/14 – 10am-8pm
  • Friday, 8/15 – 10am-12am
  • Saturday, 8/16 – 10am-12am
  • Sunday, 8/17 – 10am-4pm

Games on Demand will be returning to Gen Con again this year as a premiere event! We’re very excited to be able to offer an array of our favorite games and share them with you. If you’ll be at the show, please drop by to connect with other players, choose from a menu of rules-light, story-rich RPGs and small-scale LARPs and get playing!

What’s Different About GoD This Year?
This year the event will be in the Marriott hotel instead of the convention center, and we will only be accepting generic tickets. We’ll also have more space, a better seating process, more diversity, family-oriented gaming, and freeform larps on demand!

Why Did the Location Change?
Because of the massive swell in attendance at this year’s Gen Con, every space is in short supply. The convention center filled up quickly and we opted to move to the Marriott (just across the Maryland St skywalk from the food court) in order to get a larger space of our own. Our hope is that the ballroom will give us plenty of space to meet demand at peak times.

Why Switch to Generic-only Tickets?
Games on Demand will be an all-generics event this year, meaning that there is no pre-registration available. Every 2-hour session will require one generic ticket, or a ticket from another event of equivalent value.

The purpose of the change is to simplify the process of choosing a game and getting a seat. Removing registration allows us to set aside priority seating and serve every player on a first-come-first-serve basis. We also have plans in the works to make the boarding process as smooth as possible and keep lines short
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