Games on Demand Online: Winter Games Feb. 16-18, 2024

Well, it’s been another year! Some things have changed. Some haven’t. One thing that hasn’t changed: Everyone still needs something to look forward to in February. It’s still cold and icy, most people aren’t holding conventions, and it still hasn’t got any long weekend holidays.

February: Still The Worst.
February: Still the worst, ever since the Roman Empire raided some days to get it over with sooner. (And possibly even before that.)

So here’s our solution to the February blahs: Games on Demand Online’s Winter Games on Feb. 16-18, 2024! Join game designers, game hosts, and players from all over the world at a convention held entirely online. No need to drive on ice or fight weather delayed flights! Make a cup of hot tea, wrap up with your favorite warm blanket, put on your fluffy slippers, and log in.

We want this convention to be available to everyone, so it’s still free! We’re also continuing to support accessibility, inclusion and safety guidance for game runners and players. We anticipate the game proposal form will be available by the end of the year.

In the meantime, join our Discord for the latest.

ETA: Registration is now open!

Registration is now open for Games on Demand Online 2024 . Woot! 🎉

Also, the Virtual Dealers’ Room is accepting links and descriptions of indie games and other convention-related dealer-room-style opportunities. Because everyone deserves a chance to browse for dice and blue wigs and cat meme shirts, even at virtual cons!

This is a community sourced dealers room! Please contribute links to anything you think others might like to know about – and if you go shopping at any of them, maybe mention that you were referred to them by Games on Demand Online, so they might consider running a session or a workshop sometime!

Still taking proposals if you are feeling inspired!

Got a game or a playtest or a workshop you’d like to run? Fill out our proposal form!

The Warhorn listings will be automatically updated from the proposal forms once a day.

Games on Demand at GenCon Online

Hello, indie game enthusiasts! Games on Demand’s GenCon presence will be at GenCon Online this year, meaning you can join us whether or not you’re in Iindianapolis!

We’ve proposed 20 games and seminars that you can play from wherever you are. The GenCon Online event calendar opens on June 30, and registration opens July 9.

Watch the GenCon Online page for more: https://www.gencon.com/online

Where to find us:

Once the event registration system opens, search for “Games on Demand” in titles and descriptions, or look for events by the Indie Games Explosion group.

Origins GMs Needed!

We are looking for game facilitators to join us at Origins Games on Demand 2023, held as part of Origins Game Fair (June 21-25, 2023) in-person in Columbus, OH. If you volunteer to run 4 slots for us, you get a free badge to the convention!

Sign up to run for us no later than March 31.

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Origins has not yet set a COVID/masking/vaccination policy, and will not formally finalize one until April 21, 2023. They assert that they will “follow CDC guidelines”.

Facilitator Sign-ups active for Games on Demand Online 2023

GMs wishing to run events at Games on Demand Online 2023 on the weekend of Feb 24-26 can now submit games using our Google Form.

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Just sign on the line(s).

We ask all interested facilitators to also review our Accessibility and Inclusion guidelines to make sure you’re familiar with those principles.

Please share this image on your social media and blog posts to help us thrive!

Save the Date! GoD Online 2023 (Feb 24-26)

UPDATE (Jan 6, 2023): We’re now taking submissions for games for this event! Sign up now!

Everyone needs something to look forward to in February. It’s cold, it’s icy, it hasn’t got any long weekend holidays. People have disliked February as far back as the Romans!

Seriously, February is the WORST.

So here’s our solution to the February blahs: Games on Demand Online’s Winter Games on Feb. 24-26! Join game designers, game hosts, and players from all over the world at a convention held entirely online. No need to drive on ice or fight weather delayed flights! Make a cup of hot tea, wrap up with your favorite warm blanket, put on your fluffy slippers, and log in.

We want this convention to be available to everyone, so it’s free! We’re also working on accessibility, inclusion and safety guidance for game runners and players. We anticipate the game proposal form will be available by the end of the year. In the meantime, join our Discord for the latest.

If you’d like to help spread the word in the meantime, drop this image into your social media posts!

Indie Games on Demand at GenCon 2022

We are pleased to announce that Indie Games on Demand is returning to GenCon with a scaled-down presence this year.

GenCon will take place this week, from August 4-7 in the Indiana Convention Center in downtown Indianapolis. Please note that masks and proof of vaccination are required to attend.

Sessions are scheduled as follows (Some games may run across 2 sessions for a 4-hour game):
THU 8/4 – 2:00 PM-4:00, 4:00-6:00, 6:00-8:00, 8:00-10:00
FRI 8/5 – 10:00 AM-Noon, Noon-2:00 PM, 2:00-4:00, 4:00-6:00, 6:00-8:00, 8:00-10:00
SAT 8/6 – 10:00 AM-Noon, Noon-2:00 PM, 2:00-4:00, 4:00-6:00, 6:00-8:00, 8:00-10:00
SUN 8/7 – No scheduled games

We’re located in the Illinois Street Ballroom West at the Crowne Plaza Hotel.

Map of GoD Location

You can check out the program listing here. You’ll need to use Generic Tickets, 1 per slot, when you arrive, so make sure you pick some up. We’ve got limited GMs this year, so make sure you arrive before the top of the hour for the best chance at a seat.

Speaking of GMs, it’s NEVER too late to volunteer to run games with us! If you know the format, consent to all of our requires safety tools, and have a game ready to go, stop by and we’ll set you up with a slot.

Games on Demand Online!

Games on Demand Online!

Have you missed gaming with us at your favorite convention? We’ve missed you too! That’s why our dedicated volunteers have organized Games on Demand Online, taking place this month, August 28th-30th. We hope you’ll join us!

If you have a game you’d like to run, we’d love to have you! Come sign up by filling out the registration form.

Tickets for playing in the event will be available on August 17th. All funds from the event will be donated to The Bail Project and the NAACP LDF. Come throw some virtual dice with us!

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.