PAX East 2016 Has Begun!

If you’re at PAX East this weekend, stop by the Games on Demand area in the Tabletop Hall and play some games with us! Here are a few of the games we’ll have on offer:

  • Apocalypse World
  • Atomic Robo
  • Blades in the Dark
  • Dungeon World
  • Durance
  • Fate Accelerated
  • Fiasco
  • Firebrands
  • Hollowpoint
  • Inspectres
  • Kingdom
  • Lady Blackbird
  • Monsterhearts
  • Playing Nature’s Year
  • Shab al-Hiri Roach
  • Ten Candles
  • The Quiet Year
  • The Skeletons
  • The Ward
  • To Serve Her Wintry Hunger
  • World Wide Wrestling

While you’re in the area, be sure to check out the booths nearby that are be selling these great games, including Modern Myths, the Indie Bazaar, and Burning Wheel!

Indie+ Hangout Panel About Games on Demand

The Indie+ team organized a Google Hangout panel discussion about Games on Demand. It aired live on Sep 19, 2015 and featured Rich Rogers moderating a conversation with Kristin Firth, Evan Torner, Renee Knipe, Ross Cowman, Natalie Holt, and Steve Segedy.

“At big cons like GenCon, Origins and PAX, as well as little gaming conventions, brave souls organize and sign up to run games on demand. Why do they do this thing? How do they pull it off?”

PAX Prime 2015 – Games on Demand

PAX Games on Demand Menu Sample

Games on Demand will once again be running a slate of excellent games at PAX Prime this year. The show runs from August 28th-31st in Seattle, WA. The event will take place in room 305 on the third floor of the convention center again this year and we’ll be co-located with Gamma Ray Games to make it easy to grab a copy of the games you’ve played.

New games will begin each day at the following times:

Thurs-Sun 10am, 1pm, 4pm, 7pm
Monday 10am, 1pm, 4pm

If you have questions, just send us a message and let us know!

Games Played at Gen Con 2015

114 Unique Games were played at Gen Con this year!

Games with Most Player Hours

  • Dungeon World 248
  • The Warren 144
  • Fate Core 108
  • Fiasco 102
  • The Sprawl 88
  • Project: Dark 80
  • Worlds in Peril 76
  • Monsterhearts 76

for example, a 4-hour game with 3 people is 12 player hours

There were 910 volunteer hours recorded at the show.

758 hours for Facilitators
152 hours for Hosts

For a full list of games played by number of sessions, see below:
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Gen Con Games on Demand Starts This Week!

In 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!

Larp Track Game Menus

Tabletop Game Menus

(Fair warning, the tabletop PDF is nearly 7MB because it’s packed full of games.)

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

Origins 2015 Games on Demand: By the Numbers

This is a repost of Nathan Paoletta‘s excellent summary of the Origins 2015 data

Games on Demand is a volunteer effort and transparency is one of our values! The organizing committee for Origins is still working through our internal conversation before opening up a formal feedback survey, but for now, here’s the numbers.

Overall Numbers
We seated 463 players in 103 games with a staff of 36 GMs (including non-game-facilitating Hosts).

Last year we seated 457 players in 101 games with a staff of 44 GMs.

A slight increase in butts in seats, but with that lower staff count we’re pretty sure that means that we served an appreciable amount of new faces! Anecdotally this seemed to be the case. We also saw a lot of groups come through who all wanted to play a game together. Continue reading

Gen Con 2015: Call for GoD Volunteers

Games on Demand - Gen Con

The time has finally 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 July 30 to August 2, 2015, 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.

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

GottaCon Games on Demand

GottaCon, Victoria’s gaming convention, ran it’s own Games on Demand this year and it was a big success! The following report is from Mike Gruber, who organized the event.

One of our special events this year was called GottaConQuest in which attendees were given quests to complete for each of the six ‘pillars’ of GottaCon: Trading Card Games, Role-Playing Games, Board Games, Video Games, Miniatures, and Panels. One of the RPG quests I came up with was playing in a Games on Demand session in order to claim a badge ribbon. Showing your ribbon at our Special Events HQ then completed the quest. So we had a number of people that were completely new to role-playing play some Games on Demand to complete their quests. It was fantastic! Everyone had fun and I am pretty sure we created some new role-players at the show.

Games we ended up running included:
Dread, Dungeon World, Fate Accelerated Edition, Fiasco, Hope Inhumanity, Magister Lor, Marvel Heroic Roleplaying, Psi*Run, The Sword, the Crown, and the Unspeakable Power, Star Wars: Edge of the Empire, Time Cellist, and Zombie Cinema

The most run games were:
Fiasco (3), Psi*Run (3), Hope Inhumanity (2), Marvel Heroic Roleplaying (2), Time Cellist (2), Zombie Cinema (2)

Overall GottaCon was a great success and the RPG area saw even more growth than we anticipated. In total we ran 136 individual RPG events (including Games on Demand) for a total of 676 players!