Gen Con Games on Demand is Almost Here!

god_gen_con_logoIn just two days, starting at 10am on Thursday, the Games on Demand crew will be running a huge selection of their favorite games! If you’ll be at Gen Con, come join us in the Marriott Downtown Hotel, Ballroom 6 on the second floor!

What games are we running? See for yourself!

Freeform LARPs

4-Hour Tabletop Games

2 Hour Tabletop Games

(Fair warning, the tabletop PDFs are large because they’re packed full of games.)

Follow @Games_On_Demand on Twitter for news during the show. We hope to see you there!

Freeform Larps on Demand at Gen Con

god_gen_con_logoDid you know that this year you can pre-register for Freeform Larps on Demand? You can, and you should!

Gen Con Event Registration – Freeform Larps on Demand

Come try a variety of short, live-action games that blend LARP & tabletop gaming to produce amazing stories with a small group. Our diverse GMs will introduce you to some of the great freeform live-action games developed over the years around the world. These games aren’t your traditional boffer larp, but instead blend larp and tabletop gaming, allowing you to physically embody your character and play out a story with a small group.

Scenarios will be chosen by players at the beginning of the session. Nothing required but a sense of adventure!

Origins 2016 Games on Demand Numbers

Origins 2016 Games on Demand Numbers

In the spirit of full transparency, we disclose our Games on Demand event data every year.

Overall Numbers

We seated 605 players in 121 games with a staff of 46 GMs.

In 2015, we seated 463 players in 103 games with a staff of 36 GMs.

In 2014, we seated 457 players in 101 games with staff of 44 GMs.

Time Slots and Capacity

Here is how the time slots broke down in terms of player count, also in terms of tabletop and larp:

Thursday morning – 47 players (47 TT / 0 larp)

Thursday afternoon – 49 players (41 TT / 8 larp)

Thursday night – 78 players (60 TT / 18 larp)

Friday morning – 57 players (50 TT / 7 larp)

Friday afternoon – 67 (60 TT / 7 larp)

Friday night – 63 (44 TT / 19 larp)

Saturday morning – 55 players (55 TT / 0 larp)

Saturday afternoon – 86 players (69 TT / 17 larp)

Saturday night – 71 players (58 TT / 13 larp)

Sunday morning – 32 players (32 TT / 0 larp)

Our peak slots were Saturday afternoon (86!), Thursday night (78), and Saturday night (71). Almost all of our scheduled events made at least the minimum number of players. In addition, no player wound up being turned away due to lack of GMs and games.

Games Played

60 individual game titles

Game Title – # of games run – total # of players – (system notes)

All Hail the Pirate Queen – 1 – 8 (Larp)

Apportionment – 1 – 8 (Larp)

Atomic Robo – 2 – 10 (FATE)

Blades in the Dark – 4 – 15 (PbtA)

Bluebeard’s Bride – 4 – 16 (PbtA)

Bubblegumshoe – 1 – 6 (Gumshoe)

Cartel – 3 – 11 (PbtA)

Cat – 1 – 3

The Climb – 1 – 5 (Larp)

The Devil, John Moulton – 3 – 15

Dialect – 2 – 7

Dungeon World – 2 – 9 (PbtA)

Epyllion – 4 – 16 (PbtA)

Everyone’s a Suspect – 1 – 5

Explosion in Space – 1 – 6 (Larp)

Failing Fabulously – 1 – 9 (Larp)

Fall of Magic – 4 – 17

FATE Accelerated – 1 – 6 (FATE)

Fear Itself – 3 – 11

Fiasco – 1 – 4

Golden Sky Stories – 2 – 10

Heroine – 1 – 5

I Am Killbot – 1 – 5 (PbtA)

I Pray God Will Curse the Writer – 1 – 7 (Larp)

Infinite Galaxies – 4 – 22 (PbtA)

Iron Edda – 3 – 17 (FATE)

Lady Blackbird – 4 – 20

Laser Kittens – 1 – 3

Legend of the Elements – 2 – 11 (PbtA)

The Lofty Beacons – 1 – 13 (Larp)

Magic Inc. – 2 – 8

Masks – 7 – 32 (PbtA)

Monsterhearts – 1 – 5 (PbtA)

Mouse Guard – 1 – 4

Neo-Shinobi Vendetta – 1 – 5 (FATE)

Night Forest – 1 – 3 (Larp)

Night Witches – 2 – 8 (PbtA)

Nitrate City – 3 – 15 (FATE)

The Pirates – 2 – 16 (Mist-Robed Gate)

Primetime Adventures – 2 – 10

Romance in the Air – 1 – 4 (FATE)

Sagas of the Icelanders – 3 – 15 (PbtA)

Shadow Carnival – 1 – 6 (Itras By)

Shadows of Esteren – 1 – 3

A Single Man in Possession of Great Fortune – 1 – 6 (Kagematsu)

Skeletons – 2 – 12

Slayer Cake – 1 – 10 (Larp)

Spirit of ’77 – 2 – 9 (PbtA)

The Sprawl – 2 – 8 (PbtA)

Starship Freeform – 1 – 7 (Larp)

A Storm Eternal – 1 – 5 (PbtA)

Swords without Master -1 – 4

Sync – 2 – 10 (PbtA)

Time Cellist – 1 – 3

The Upgrade – 1 – 13 (Larp)

Urban Shadows – 7 – 34 (PbtA)

Valkyries – 1 – 4 (FATE)

The Warren – 1 – 3 (PbtA)

World Wide Wrestling – 3 – 17 (PbtA)

Zombie World – 6 – 26 (PbtA)

Where to Find Games on Demand at Origins

Where can you find Games on Demand at Origins? Right here, in the Hyatt Fairfield Room! New game sessions start at 9 am, 2 pm, and 8 pm on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, and again at 9am on Sunday!

To get into one of our many great games, try to show up 30-60 minutes before the start time to guarantee a spot in the line!

GoD Map - Origins 2016

GoD Gen Con 2016: Call for Volunteers!

Games on Demand - Gen Con

The time has come to officially sign up for Games on Demand at Gen Con! We’re looking for people to help us welcome attendees, organize seating, and run games for enthusiastic players!

The show runs from August 4 to August 7, 2016, and we’ll be running games from Thursday through Sunday morning. Free badges are available for those volunteering for 16 or more hours.

If you’re interested in joining us, fill out this form and let us know!

Diversity is an important part of Games on Demand so we especially encourage women, people of color, and gamers of all ages, genders, races, and backgrounds to join us! We’ll provide training and support as needed.

This year we are hoping to really get the word out and fill our tables- with both volunteers and players- to help us justify the fantastic space we’ve been enjoying for the last few years. Even if you can’t volunteer, we hope we’ll see you there as a player and that you’ll mention it to your friends.

Please share this post and link with anyone you think would like to join us!