Games on Demand at Kapcon 2017

Originally shared by Michael Sands

This is for people within reach of Wellington, New Zealand in January:

Would you like to help facilitate Games on Demand at Kapcon 2017? (see https://kapcon.rpg.net.nz/)

Necessary qualifications are:

– You would like to run some games, and okay with exactly which game it is being decided right then on the day.

Low-preparation games are obviously stars here, but games/adventures with prep done in advance are great too (as long as it can be played on demand!) You also get to claim the GM’s reduced entry fee and preferential game picks.

My plan this year is to have each facilitator offer either 2 or 4 games, which I’ll use to make a menu of games, with a picture and game info.

I’ll be aiming to do something like this: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B5pV27F3R0veSkNFWTBZWUhzM1k

Have a think about if you’d like to take part, and let me know (either PM here or email to mike@genericgames.co.nz).

No need to decide which games or how many sessions you would like to facilitate yet – we’ll do that later.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B5pV27F3R0veSkNFWTBZWUhzM1k

Games on Demand at Midwinter

Midwinter Gaming Convention LogoMidwinter Gaming Convention, taking place January 12-15, 2017, is looking for volunteers for a new Games on Demand event! The goal is to offer the Midwinter crowd a chance to try out a variety of creator owned/small press RPGs, especially those that are not already represented at the convention. In addition to Games on Demand, the Indie Game Designers Network will also be at the show, so there should be a good mix of indie games.

If you’re interested in volunteering, sign up using this Google form!
https://goo.gl/1wT1zB

Midwinter website: https://www.midwintergamingconvention.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/midwintergamingconvention/

Games on Demand is Coming to U-Con!

If you’re a GM or game designer interested in attending U-Con in Ann Arbor, Michigan, consider volunteering for the new Games On Demand room! Come with a prepared adventure, ready to run with a moment’s notice for a group of interested players. Games On Demand is a natural fit for improvisation-heavy games like Fate, Apocalypse World, Fiasco, 7th Sea, and more!

Volunteer to run 6 hours or more of Games On Demand content, and receive access to U-Con via a Game Master’s Badge. If you’re interested in signing up, you can register using the two-step process linked below:

1. GM Info: https://goo.gl/forms/ivqSNUd3E2tcBEjS2
2. Event Info: https://goo.gl/forms/IWArSGzmHpjDLBdv2

Please note that you do not need to follow the regular U-Con Event Submission process if only participating in Games on Demand. Deadline for submissions is October 16.

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)