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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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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