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.


Thank you!
The 2020 Origins Organizer Team

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