Origins 2017 Games on Demand Numbers

Thanks to everyone who came out to join us in Columbus for Origins 2017, and to all of our excellent volunteers for making the event a success! As usual, we’ve assembled our session records and wanted to share them with you.

If you’d like to give us your feedback about your experience with Games on Demand, we invite you to fill out our feedback survey!

If you had a good time at the show and want to support Games on Demand in the future, we encourage you to join us as a volunteer at an upcoming show or consider throwing us a donation for supplies!

Overall Numbers

This year we seated 454 players in 99 games with a staff of 38 staff, including seven who stepped in to help run games during the show.

In 2016, 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.

We had anticipated that overall attendance this year would be lighter based on our volunteer signups (and it turns out we were right, looking at the numbers), so we were happy to have people join in during the show!

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Origins 2017 – Call for Volunteers

The Call for Volunteers is Now Open!

To all of our past volunteers and enthusiastic friends, we invite you to come join us and help run another excellent Origins Games on Demand! If you’d like to join us, please fill out the volunteer submission form by April 15th!

For those that haven’t been before, the event will be hosting sessions of “indie” role-playing games in the Games on Demand room at the Origins Games Fair in Columbus, OH from June 14-18, 2017.

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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!

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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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Origins 2015 Games on Demand: By the Numbers

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.

Overall 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

Games We Played – Origins 2014

Curious to know how things went at Origins 2014 Games on Demand? The turnout was fantastic, the event was bigger than ever, and it seems like everyone had a fantastic time.

These statistics were compiled by Evan Torner, who together with Kira Magrann did a fantastic job of organizing the show!

Player Counts
Thursday Morning: 7 tables, 23 players (Larp: 0)
Thursday Afternoon: 9 tables, 40 players (Larp: 0)
Thursday Evening: 11 tables, 51 players (Larp: 13)
Friday Morning: 8 tables, 30 players (Larp: 8)
Friday Afternoon: 10 tables, 40 players (Larp: 6)
Friday Evening: 9 tables, 41 players (Larp: 0)
Saturday Morning: 6 tables, 27 players (Larp: 5)
Saturday Afternoon: 12 tables, 57 players (Larp: 0)
Saturday Evening: 15 tables, 76 players (Larp: 5)
Sunday Morning: 6 tables, 30 players (Larp: 5)

Tabletop Game Counts
Here are the number of times each individual system was run (For research purposes, AW is listed next to systems Powered by the Apocalypse, Fate by those using the Fate rules):

Dungeon World (AW) 7
Urban Shadows (AW) 6
Project: Dark 5
Swords without Master 5
Atomic Robo (Fate) 4
Dragonknights (Fate) 4
Iron Edda (Fate) 4
Clash 3
Dream Askew (AW) 3
FATE Core (Fate) 3
Feng Shui II 3
Fiasco 3
Monsterhearts (AW) 3
World Wide Wrestling (AW) 3
By the Book (AW) 2
The Devil, John Moulton 2
The Fifth World 2
Headspace 2
Itras By 2
Mouse World (AW) 2
Night Witches (AW) 2
Nobilis 2
Souls of Steel (AW) 2
The Warren (AW) 2
Wrath of the Autarch (Fate) 2
Adventurers 1
Apocalypse World (AW) 1
Cthulhu Dark 1
Dresden Files (Fate) 1
Durance 1
Heroine 1
How to Be Human 1
Medical Bay Three 1
No Country for Old Kobolds (AW) 1
Psi*Run 1
Sagas of the Icelanders (AW) 1
Silent Night 1
Spark 1
Tabletop Blockbuster 1
Trail of Cthulhu 1

Larps
The Climb 3
Juggernaut 2
City of Fire & Coin 1
How to Be Human (Larp) 1
Summer Lovin’ 1

Games on Demand at Origins 2014 Starts Next Week!

Just one more week until Origins Game Fair 2014 begins! This year’s Games on Demand event is going to be fantastic:

– 44 GMs!
– 80+ different games!
– Larps on Demand!
– SO MANY DESIGNERS RUNNING THEIR OWN GAMES
– Lots of new and exciting looking stuff!
– Multi-session LONGCON games!
– The Tell Me About Your Character booth!
– More diversity than last year in our GM group!
– And, of course, Jeni’s Ice Cream

If you’ll be at the convention and couldn’t get into the games you wanted or just want to try something new, drop by Games on Demand and we’ll set you up with a great game and a fun time.

Origins is Almost Here!

god_logo_origins_large The Origins Game Fair is less than three weeks away! We’re gearing up for some fabulous gaming. Games on Demand at Origins this year will feature new small press games, experimental games run by the designers who created them, LongCon games that run multiple sessions, and freeform Larps on Demand! We’re looking forward to gaming with you. Stop by with a few generics, and we’ll guide you to an excellent time.

What games can you expect? Here’s a list of likely suspects:

Dungeon World, Fate Core, Apocalypse World, Swords without Master, Feng Shui 2, Fiasco, InSpectres, Iron Edda, Monsterhearts, Night Witches, Nobilis, The Fifth World, Urban Shadows, Ars Magica, Atomic Robo RPG, Burning Wheel, Clash, Cthulhu Dark, Demons at the Door, Bob’s Brain, Dogs in the Vineyard, Dream Askew, Dresden Files RPG, Durance, Edge of Empire, Fate: Dragonriders!, Gamma World, Geasa, Golden Sky Stories, Heroine, Hexes and Eights, How To Be Human, Itras By, John Moulton, Kingdom, Montsegur 1244, Mouse Guard, Mutanthearts, Night’s Black Agents, Odyssey, Project: Dark, Psi*Run, Silent Night, Souls of Steel, Spark, Tabletop Blockbuster, Terrorform, The Warren, TimeWatch, Torchbearer, Trail of Cthulhu, World Wide Wrestling, Wrath of the Autarch, and more!