Games on Demand at Gen Con 2014

Games on Demand - Gen Con 2014


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


Gen Con, Indianapolis

Marriott Hotel, Ballroom 6, 2nd Floor


  • 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

Why does the program list it as “Zed – Isle of Misfit Events”?
In the past we’ve been listed in the RPG category, and that is still primarily what we’ll be offering. That said, the Gen Con organizers want to make better use of the categories and our event has always been a strange fit. The RPG label is intended for events focused on a single game, rather than a buffet of options.

What’s the Deal with Diversity?
One of our goals is to even further diversify our volunteer team this year, and if you identify as a woman, POC, or are LGBTQ, we would love it if you would consider helping us out!

We also want to create a welcoming environment for players from any background to come play games with us. If you have suggestions or contributions that would help, we’d love to hear from you!

What if I want to help but not GM games?
This year you can sign up as a volunteer who solely does hosting. Hosting is the essential job of greeting potential players and helping them find a game they’ll enjoy. It’s a great way for people to get involved without having to run games.

This all sounds awesome! where do I go to volunteer?
If you’re interested in volunteering -as a GM, a host, or both- just fill out this form:
UPDATE: We’re just a few weeks out from the show and locking things down. If you’d still like to volunteer, drop us a line!

Even if you’ve already talked to the organizers and you’re on our lists to volunteer, please take a moment and fill out this form so we have it all in one place. Thanks!

I’m so excited! How else can I help?
Thanks for your enthusiasm! Please help us spread the word about the event by sharing this post on your social media, and asking friends you might know are going to check us out. The move from our old location and the ticketing change are likely to confuse people, so we’re doing everything we can to make sure no one gets disappointed.

Full Program Description
Do you want to play a game? Our diverse team of enthusiastic GMs will introduce you to their favorite independent and small press RPGs! All of these games are rules-light, story-rich, and easy to learn! No experience necessary, we’ll provide everything you need and teach you how to play! Seats are first-come-first-served, so just drop by with a generic ticket, tell us what you like, and we’ll help you find a game you and your friends will love! Games we’ve run in previous years include Fate, Fiasco, Torchbearer, Dungeon World, Firefly, Trail of Cthulhu, Mouse Guard, Microscope, Golden Sky Stories, Prime Time Adventures, Dogs in the Vineyard, Apocalypse World, Monsterhearts, Burning Wheel, Dread, Lady Blackbird, Cthulhu Dark, 13th Age, Atomic Robo, Dresden Files, Tenra Bansho Zero, a wide assortment of Nordic and American Freeform LARPs, and more!

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