Games on Demand at Origins Online

As most of you already know, Origins has been postponed until October due to the pandemic, and in its place GAMA is putting together Origins Online from June 19-21, 2020. While we’re disappointed that we won’t be able to see you all and play games face-to-face, we’re excited to join the fun online!

Click the button below to submit your games to GoD Origins Online submissions form. In order for us to have time to process and batch load games to Origins, the submission deadline is May 10, 18:00 EST.

We expect that Origins will be limiting the overall number of events, and there will probably be lots of other unexpected differences from the Columbus show. We don’t know exactly how things are going to work yet, but we’ll all figure it out together.  Thanks, folks!

– The Origins GoD Team

Origins 2020 – Call for Volunteers


Come run games with us at Origins 2020!

Origins Games Fair takes place in Columbus, OH from June 17-21, 2020. As in previous years, Games on Demand will have a room and tables for the show and we’re now accepting applications for volunteers. We would love to have you join us!

Origins 2020 Games on Demand Game Facilitator Form

The deadline for submission is March 31st!

How Does Volunteering Work?

For those that haven’t participated before, GoD is structured like this:

  • All games are 4 hours long. You can run 4 hour one-shot tabletop RPGs, run 4-hour larps, or Host at our registration table.
  • Volunteers who work 16+ hours get a badge.
  • Games need to be one-shots that presume no previous knowledge of the game so that we’re welcoming to new players.
  • When considering your second game, please think of running a game by lesser known and minority creators, to give them some spotlight.
  • When you facilitate a game, you need to collect 2 generic tokens from everyone who’s playing.
  • We do our best to make sure everyone who runs a game gets a table, but sometimes it works out that there won’t be enough players or interest for every GM to run a game every slot they’re scheduled.
  • We will make a game facilitator and registration table host schedule as best we can based on your preferences from this form.

Volunteer Benefits

Facilitators who run games for 1-3 slots get our gratitude, and we will comp you the generic token to play in another GoD game if your game doesn’t run. You still need to get your own Origins badge.

Facilitators who run games for 4+ slots (16 hours) get their GM badge comped*, in addition to comp’ing you as above.

Hosts who help us out at the registration table for 4+ slots (16 hours) get their GM badge comped*.

You can mix and match, and do both Facilitating and Hosting for a total of 16+ hours for a badge as well.

Note that we will not put down any one person for more than 4 slots of facilitation + 2 slots of registration table work.

* Comp’ing has not yet been confirmed by Origins, but this is how it has worked in the past and it should be fine this year as well, we’re 90% sure, but putting this caveat here just in case.

Our Games are for Everyone

At Games on Demand we make every effort to be inclusive, queer-friendly, and welcoming to gamers of all backgrounds and abilities. We expect that you as volunteers will help us achieve this goal as well! If you know anyone who might be able to help, please encourage them to volunteer as well.

PLEASE FILL OUT THE FORM BY MARCH 31st!

Thank you!
The 2020 Origins Organizer Team

PAX Unplugged 2020

Games on Demand - PAX Unplugged

PAX Unplugged is coming in early December and Games on Demand will be there yet again. We are looking for volunteers to run games and host at the front desk.

For Unplugged our GMs can bring two games that run in either two- or four-hour blocks. You can sign up by filling out this form. You can also Join our Discord chat channel to start talking to the community.

We do have a limited number of badges available for those who need them and are willing to volunteer for at least twelve hours. Reach out on the Discord or contact us by email with any questions.

Gen Con 2019 Starts This Week!

Gen Con 2019 Games on Demand Flyer
Gen Con 2019 starts this week and Games on Demand will be there once again! We’ll be in the same space as last year – Hyatt Regency hotel, third floor, Cosmopolitan ballroom B.

The location is listed on this handout, along with several other indie game friendly locations. Feel free to download it and pass it along to all your friends!

Indie Games on Demand handout for Gen Con 2019As always we’ll be running games starting at 10am on Thursday and ending at 2pm on Sunday. For full details about the Gen Con show runs, see gamesondemand.github.io.

If you plan to join us at the show, or if you’re just a fan of Games on Demand and want to help out, we can always use donations to print materials and support our volunteers. You can send your contributions to paypal.me/GamesonDemand.

If you’d like to know what games we’ll be offering, feel free to check out our tabletop and larp menus. As in previous years, these PDF files are pretty large as they were made for printing, so be warned.

The Call for Gen Con 2019 Volunteers is Now Open!

Hurry hurry! This event will take place in Indianapolis, IN, August 1-4, 2019. We hope we’ll get a chance to play with you this year!

To sign up, just fill out this form:

https://forms.gle/B29yqYaz4MZjsMTd8

Once you sign up, we’ll add your email to our volunteer mailing list and follow up with more information soon, including a request to gather details about the games you want to run.

Volunteers Needed for Origins 2019!


Would you like to come to Origins 2019 in Columbus, OH and run games for Games on Demand? We’re still accepting applications for volunteers and would love to have you join us!

Origins 2019 Games on Demand Game Facilitator Form

We are particularly interested in welcoming people of color, women, non-binary and LGBTQ folx as volunteers (and players) at our event, so please let us know if there’s anything we can do to help make that possible for you.

Calling on GenCon 2019

UPDATE: We’re pleased to be able to say that Gen Con has released an updated statement on their stance on abuse and harassment. Thank you to Peter and everyone on the Gen Con team!

The steering committee for Games on Demand GenCon 2019 is calling on GenCon, LLC. to strengthen their stance concerning the recent revelations around Zak Smith. The current response (linked here) is weak-spirited and does not provide satisfactory assurance that attendees can feel GenCon will take their side in cases of abuse. We strongly urge GenCon to provide a stronger statement as quickly as possible that names abusers, and distinctly calls out action that will be taken against them so attendees feel like concerns and incidents are taken seriously and dealt with appropriately.
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Games on Demand at PAX Unplugged

PAX Unplugged Logo

PAX Unplugged is coming at the end of November in Philadelphia! Games on Demand will be there with more tables than ever and we still have room for volunteers. We’re looking for people willing to run games in 2 and 4 hour slots, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Based on the demand from last year, you’re practically guaranteed to have a table full of eager players ready to game!

Whether you’re volunteering or playing, you’ll find us in Room 105B, the same space as last year. We’re open from 10AM-11:30PM Friday and Saturday, and from 10 AM-6 PM on Sunday!

To sign up, join us on our Discord server, and check out the pinned information in the Unplugged thread.

We hope to see you all in Philadelphia!

 

Gen Con 2018: Thanks For Playing!

A Snapshot of Game Menus from the 2018 Gen Con Games on DemandThanks to all of you who joined as a volunteer or a player at the Gen Con 2018 Games on Demand! Despite our change in location to the Hyatt’s third floor, we managed to fill just about every game we had and put smiles on a lot of faces.

How did We Do?

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!

Show Your Support!

Running this event has some costs, so if you had a good time at the show, consider throwing us a donation for supplies!

Join Us!

If you’re interested in volunteering with us at a future show or just want to know where the next event will take place, join our mailing list!

Overall Numbers

Our records are a little spotty, but this year we seated roughly 975 players in 198 games with a staff of more than 58 volunteers, including several who stepped in to help run games during the show. Thanks again for being part of this great year!

Read on for a full list of the games played by frequency.

The Games on Demand room full of players at Gen Con 2018

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See You This Week at Gen Con 2018!

The 2018 Gen Con Games on Demand starts this week! We hope we’ll see you there, in our space at the Hyatt Regency hotel, third floor, Cosmopolitan ballroom B. Use the following map to find your way, and feel free to download and print copies to hand out to your friends!

Indie Games Explosion Map for Gen Con 2018

We’ll be running games starting at 10am on Thursday and ending at 2pm on Sunday. For full details about the Gen Con show runs, see gamesondemand.github.io.

If you plan to join us at the show, or if you’re just a fan of Games on Demand and want to help out, we can always use donations to print materials and support our volunteers. You can send your contributions to paypal.me/GamesonDemand.

If you’d like to know what games we’ll be offering, feel free to check out our tabletop and larp menus. Please note that these PDF files are pretty large!