GoD at Origins Game Fair 2014

Indie Games on Demand at Origins

We Want You!

Origins Game Fair in Columbus Ohio (happening June 11-15th) is our favorite game convention of the year. Why?

It’s super laid back and fun, and you actually get to hang out with people, eat delicious Columbus food and drink delicious Columbus drinks, and play all of your favorite indie games with all my favorite indie people without running around like mad like at a gigantic convention like Gencon.

Evan Torner, Jim Crocker, and Kira Magrann are organizing Indie Games on Demand again this year!

Here’s what we’ll have this year:
– A new streamlined signup process
– An amazing team of GMs and players
– The hot new small press and independently designed games you want to try
– Support for people new to gaming and GMing
– Jeni’s Ice cream
– The awesomeness that is the indie/storygaming/people that like edgy and new games community

We could use your help!

If you’re interested in GMing:
If you run four games you can get a free badge!
Fill out this survey: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?usp=drive_web&formkey=dFdnR2dJaWNhd3hIb3cyYzJEa0RLakE6MA#gid=0

If you’re interested in attending:
Check out the Origins website, and Indie Games on Demand site on Facebook!
https://originsgamefair.com/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/213959718621943/

Bring on the Diversity!
One of our goals is to even further diversify our GM team this year, and if you identify as a woman, POC, or are LGBTQ, we would love it if you would consider helping us out!

Alternately, if you can’t make it, please help us spread the word by sharing this post on your social media, and asking friends you might know are going to check us out.

Thanks friends! Game on!

Escapist Expo 2013: The Games We Played

The Escapist Expo has come and gone too quickly! We played a lot of games, attended panels, and ate great Durham food.

Games on Demand stayed busy, with tables full most of the day on Saturday. We had 10 awesome volunteers covering 24 hours of games on 4 tables. By the end, the team had run 27 full games or demos for around 100 people. Here’s the list of games that were run:

5 x 13th Age
4 x Fiasco
3 x Infinite Earths
2 x Astropocalypse
2 x Carolina Death Crawl
2 x Quiet Year
2 x Tenra Bansho Zero
1 x Beyond the Wall
1 x Cortex+ Chronotrigger
1 x Dungeon World
1 x Fate Core – Fight Fire
1 x Land of Yeld
1 x Shinobigami
1 x Torchbearer

Thanks to all of the volunteers who brought their enthusiasm to the event, and to all the players who joined us, many for their first experience with tabletop RPGs. Finally, many thanks to the Escapist staff for putting together the Expo and inviting us to join in on the fun!

Games on Demand at the Escapist Expo

expologoGames on Demand is coming to the Escapist Expo in Durham, NC! The show is happening October 4-6 and GoD will be running games in the “Meeting Room” at the Durham Convention Center. Here’s the listing from the program:

Come check out the newest and best from the brightest minds in roleplaying game design, all run by a crew of dedicated volunteers. You can swing by the Meeting Room at any time to jump into a game. Newbies and experienced players alike are welcome.

More news (including the official hours and game menus) coming soon. If you’re in the area, drop by and join us to play some great games!

Feedback Survey: Gen Con 2013 Games on Demand

Gen Con 2013 has come and gone, and since then the Games on Demand team has been busy organizing data and making plans for next year. To help that process, we’d like to get some information from those of you who came to the event and played games with us! If you’d like to give us your feedback, we encourage you to come fill out our survey:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Flm1CI9GjFuzOz94Oa4ZfroNFtTPXk8nUg5mG-raAjw/viewform

As you answer the questions, please bear in mind that Games on Demand is an all-volunteer event put together for you for free by enthusiastic people who love games. Keeping your comments focused and constructive will be a huge help to us!

If you didn’t attend to the event this year, or if you are one of our volunteers, please hold off on filling out this form for now. Thanks!

One Week to Gen Con Games on Demand!

Gen Con 2013 is now only one week away, and our Games on Demand event this year will be bigger and better than ever! The event will be held in the Convention Center on the second floor overlooking the Exhibitor Hall in room 237. We’ll be running games from 10am-midnight on Thursday through Saturday and 10am-4pm on Sunday. Come play with us!

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If you’d like to print copies of this map to hand out, take this 2-up version, and our thanks!

Game Directory at Origins Indie Games on Demand

The Game Directory for Origins

Is here! This is a list, although not exhaustive, of games we’ll be featuring at Indie Games on Demand at Origins. Take a look see!

Most certainly there’s games not on this list that our GMs would be interested in running. If you’re curious about something you’ve heard of but it’s not on this list, just ask. Also, not all GMs can run all games. Although that would be an amazing feat, we are limited by the games we enjoy and know how to run.

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Get ready to roll at Origins 2013

We’re starting to get excited about Origins! We’ve got an A list of GMs ready to run all of the games, at your demand. We’re up on the Master Event Grid as Indie Games on Demand, and pre-registration for games should be up any day now on the Origins site.

The event will take place in the Hyatt-Fairfield room and will run in three sessions each day, from 9am-1pm, 2pm-6pm, and 8pm-midnight on Thursday through Saturday and 9am-1pm on Sunday.

For more information, join our Facebook group to meet the community of GMs and players: Indie Games on Demand – Origins.

This year we’ve got pretty banners, new game menus to easily find new exciting games, nanogames, new playtests, Marvel Heroic and Monsterhearts which are both up for Origins Awards, and an exciting Jeepform larp schedule running in addition to the main event.

Also, keep your eyes peeled for a PDF game menu to appear on this site. We’re making your demanding even more accessible!

We look forward to seeing you all in Columbus Ohio, rolling dice and playing games!

The Origins Indie Games on Demand Organizers,

PAX East 2013 – Games We Played

Somewhat belatedly, here are the stats we gathered during the Games on Demand event at PAX East 2013. Overall it was a very popular event and we stayed busy most of the time. We started each day a little later than last year (around 2pm) and ran until midnight on Friday and Saturday.

In that time, we ran roughly 99 games for 443 players over the 26 hours or so that we were open. We had 21 official volunteers, but we were joined on the ground by other great, enthusiastic friends who helped us hold down the host table and fill in the gaps in our schedule.

Here are the games run over the whole event, ordered by frequency:
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Games on Demand – Gen Con 2013

GoD_logo.jpgIt’s coming!

Indie Games Explosion will be a premier event group for Gen Con 2013 this August 15th-18th!

This means that our Games On Demand (GoD) event will have the opportunity to be highlighted in Gen Con’s 2013 program guide. As well as priority placement, premium event chart listings, email blast advertising, and mentions on Gen Con’s website.

GoD this year is going to be an amazing opportunity. In 2012 we reached almost 1,400 player tickets and this year is only going to be bigger. But bigger isn’t always better, we also have many improvements on the way as we collected a ton of feedback last year.

Gen Con?
The biggest Gaming Con in the US with an attendance of around 40,000 people! More here: https://www.gencon.com/

Games on Demand?
Games on Demand is an open-gaming event put on at conventions where we run a variety of independent and cutting edge games.

Why?
Gaming conventions typically focus on scheduled games- you buy a ticket for an event, you find your seat, you play that game.  But sometimes slots fill up, you can’t find the games you want, or you don’t want to have to plan your schedule months in advance. Games on Demand gives you the opportunity to drop by and play!

Which games?
Games on Demand focuses on small press and independent games but we’re pretty open. If there isn’t a place for your RPG at Gen Con, bring it to Games On Demand! We especially love different, new, and old gems that feel new again. And we love supporting indie and new small press publishers and game designers.

Who’s in charge?
Games on Demand is organized and run by friendly volunteers. We’re not in it for money or fame. We just love games and want to share the love. Different people lead Games on Demand at different conventions. At Gen Con, our leader is +Steve Segedy.

How do I play?
If you want to play, just show up before the slot begins (typically starting every even hour of the event), bring a generic ticket, talk with the hosts to find a game, and then sit down and play!

How do I volunteer to GM or Host?
We’re still planning things out, but you can sign up to volunteer right now! When you’re ready, drop us a line using the Contact Us form.

Do I get anything for GMing or Hosting?
Yes! If you volunteer to GM or Host at specific times for 16 hours (which can be as simple as 1 game a day, or 4 hours a day), you get a free badge to Gen Con! Your badge will be waiting for you at Gen Con.

If you volunteer for 22-24 hours (we’re working on the specific hours now) you get a free badge AND 1/4th a nearby hotel paid for! We will try our best to work with you to help you find roommates that you’re comfortable with.

What if I already have a badge?
If you want to buy a badge before Gen Con so you can signup for other events, Gen Con will reimburse you.

Want more?
For the latest information, follow Games_On_Demand on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Games_On_Demand