It’s that time of the year again! Dreamation 2012 will be held at the Morristown Hyatt in Morristown, NJ from Thursday, February 23 to Sunday, February 26, 2012. Will you be there? Do you dare to have that much fun?
There will be an Indie Games Explosion at Dreamation. The Explosion always features dozens of the very best indie games and dozens of the best indie game GMs and designers running them.
The Explosion needs your help! We need you to come to the con and play games. We need you to come to the con and RUN games! Read on to find out how!
Are you coming to PAX Prime? Interested in some awesome table-top games? Come check out the Indie Games on Demand area! We’ll have six tables running a variety of great indie games with experienced players and designers to run them. This all happens in Room 306 in a special corner of the open gaming space. The event is sponsored by Gamma Ray Games who will have a booth (#6112) in the exhibit space nearby.
Here are just a few of the games you can expect to find at Games on Demand this year:
Fiasco, Dungeon World, Burning Wheel, Lady Blackbird, shock:, Microscope, Apocalypse World, Mouse Guard, InSpectres, Blowback, Dogs in the Vineyard, and whatever else we can fit in!
For many of those games we’ll also have the designers hanging out from time to time, so if you want to play with them, pick their brain, or tell them what they did wrong, this is the place.
If you’re interested in running games yourself, drop us a line or sign up here!
For more information, follow @pax_indie_rpgs and @GammaRayGames on Twitter.
Come out and play some games with us!
Gen Con 2011 has come and gone, and all we have left of Games on Demand is exhaustion, good memories… and data! This thread is about reporting how the event went this year and gathering feedback from everyone that volunteered and played.
A few Words of Thanks
Before I get to the numbers, I’d like to say thanks to everyone who came out to join us for games, and to all the volunteers who stepped up to help organize or run games (especially in the evening slots when we had more players than games!). Special thanks to Scott Acker for early planning and negotiations, as well as arranging for the banner (and thanks to Alex Mayo for designing it!).
Big Thanks to Indie Press Revolution for sponsoring half a dozen people to be there to organize the event and run games, as well as providing us with extra tables and the white board, which was really essential this year. Thanks to the Gen Con staff for getting us extra tables when we exceeded the bounds of our room.
Thanks to all the publishers who provided gaming materials and volunteers to run their games, or who were there themselves hour after hour bringing the fun.
Finally thanks to all of you who contributed extra tickets and went out of your way to make sure Games on Demand succeeded this year! Your efforts will make a big difference as we start planning for next year.
We made a special effort to track what games got played, who ran them, and how many players we had. The following Google spreadsheet shows that information, but there are holes in the data. If you played in a game and remember who ran it or how many players there were, or if your game is missing from this list altogether, please leave a comment or send an email and let me know.
Games on Demand – Gen Con 2011 Report
We’d love to hear what Games on Demand meant to you this year. Feel free to leave your comments, suggestions, and anecdotes here in the comments. Thanks again for making Gen Con fun!
Games on Demand is back at Gen Con for 2011!
The event will be taking place throughout the convention. Look for us here:
- Thursday, Friday and Saturday (8/4 – 8/6) from 10am-10pm
- Sunday (8/7) from 10am-2pm
- Pennsylvania Station C Meeting Room in the Crowne Plaza Hotel
Games on Demand Printable Map (PDF)
For more information, see the GoD page.
We still need more volunteers to run games and help organize the event! If you’re interested, contact Steve Segedy today!
Games on Demand is back at Gen Con for 2010! The event will take place on Friday and Saturday (August 6-7) from 10am – 6pm in Grand Central Ballroom B of the Crown Plaza Hotel.
Once you’re there, look for the groups of excited gamers at tables 1-6. Find the event hosts, tell them what you’re interested in playing and let them guide you to the fun.
While you do not need to register for games, generic tickets are required to play at GoD. The best time to find open games is at the start of a session (10am or 2pm). You can also show up with a game ready and volunteer to run it at an open table!
If you’re interested in signing up as a host or GM, contact Scott Acker or talk with one of the hosts at the event for more information.
For additional updates online, watch this site and the @Games_On_Demand account on Twitter.
In an effort to make it easier to find and maintain information about Indie Games Explosion and Games on Demand, we’ve created a new domain and website for them.Â Welcome!
If you have questions, or would like to sign on and contribute, contact Steve at email@example.com.