Calling on GenCon 2019

UPDATE: We’re pleased to be able to say that Gen Con has released an updated statement on their stance on abuse and harassment. Thank you to Peter and everyone on the Gen Con team!

The steering committee for Games on Demand GenCon 2019 is calling on GenCon, LLC. to strengthen their stance concerning the recent revelations around Zak Smith. The current response (linked here) is weak-spirited and does not provide satisfactory assurance that attendees can feel GenCon will take their side in cases of abuse. We strongly urge GenCon to provide a stronger statement as quickly as possible that names abusers, and distinctly calls out action that will be taken against them so attendees feel like concerns and incidents are taken seriously and dealt with appropriately.
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Gen Con 2018: Thanks For Playing!

A Snapshot of Game Menus from the 2018 Gen Con Games on DemandThanks to all of you who joined as a volunteer or a player at the Gen Con 2018 Games on Demand! Despite our change in location to the Hyatt’s third floor, we managed to fill just about every game we had and put smiles on a lot of faces.

How did We Do?

If you’d like to give us your feedback about your experience with Games on Demand, we invite you to fill out our feedback survey!

Show Your Support!

Running this event has some costs, so if you had a good time at the show, consider throwing us a donation for supplies!

Join Us!

If you’re interested in volunteering with us at a future show or just want to know where the next event will take place, join our mailing list!

Overall Numbers

Our records are a little spotty, but this year we seated roughly 975 players in 198 games with a staff of more than 58 volunteers, including several who stepped in to help run games during the show. Thanks again for being part of this great year!

Read on for a full list of the games played by frequency.

The Games on Demand room full of players at Gen Con 2018

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See You This Week at Gen Con 2018!

The 2018 Gen Con Games on Demand starts this week! We hope we’ll see you there, in our space at the Hyatt Regency hotel, third floor, Cosmopolitan ballroom B. Use the following map to find your way, and feel free to download and print copies to hand out to your friends!

Indie Games Explosion Map for Gen Con 2018

We’ll be running games starting at 10am on Thursday and ending at 2pm on Sunday. For full details about the Gen Con show runs, see gamesondemand.github.io.

If you plan to join us at the show, or if you’re just a fan of Games on Demand and want to help out, we can always use donations to print materials and support our volunteers. You can send your contributions to paypal.me/GamesonDemand.

If you’d like to know what games we’ll be offering, feel free to check out our tabletop and larp menus. Please note that these PDF files are pretty large!

Gen Con 2018 – Call for Volunteers

Gen Con Games on Demand Logo

The Call for Gen Con Volunteers is Now Open!

If you’ve been waiting for the opportunity to sign up for Gen Con Games on Demand, the time is now! This event will take place in Indianapolis, IN, August 2-5, 2018. We hope that you’ll join us and help to make this year our best event so far!

To sign up, just fill out this form:

https://goo.gl/forms/HniD2S9W0h2PAw6d2

Once you sign up, we’ll add your email to our volunteer mailing list and follow up with more information soon, including a request to gather details about the games you want to run. Read on for more details about the event!

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See You at Gen Con!

The 2017 Gen Con Games on Demand starts this week! We hope we’ll see you there, in our space at the Hyatt Regency hotel, second floor, ballroom A/B. Use the following map to find your way, and feel free to download and print copies to hand out to your friends!

Indie Games Explosion Gen Con 2017

We’ll be running games starting at 10am on Thursday and ending at 2pm on Sunday. For full details about the Gen Con show runs, see gamesondemand.github.io

If you’d like to know what games we’ll be offering, feel free to check out our 2-hour, 4-hour, and larp menus. Please note that these PDF files are pretty large!

Fundraising for Gen Con 2017

Games on Demand Gen Con 2017 Fundraiser Donation Link

We’re Fundraising for Gen Con 2017

Year after year, Games on Demand has been bringing you the best in indie games at various conventions. The event is entirely non-profit and run by volunteers, with funding from donations to cover expenses.

This year, we’re stepping up from our usual requests and using a GoFundMe campaign to ask for your help to make Games on Demand happen at Gen Con.

How Will We Use the Funds?

All of the money raised through donations will go back into making the event a success, at Gen Con this year and at future events. Here’s how we use the money:

  • Signage and printing costs: we need to print signs and the “menus” for the games our GMs offer.
  • Volunteer support: our volunteers put lots of their valuable convention time into bringing you Games on Demand. In return, we like to show our appreciation for their efforts by providing materials, games, and refreshments whenever we can.
  • Badge ribbons: we intend to make available “Games on Demand” and “Games on Demand GM” ribbons. We also want to provide “my pronouns are” ribbons in four varieties: “she/her”, “he/him”, “they/their” and fill-in-the-blank. These will be available for anyone participating in the event.

When do we need it?

As of the start of this campaign Gen Con is just a few weeks away, so we need these funds soon! If you can, please throw a few bucks our way so we can make sure this year is the best year yet for Games on Demand!

On behalf of all the organizers of Games on Demand Gen Con 2017, thank you!

Gen Con 2017 – Call for Volunteers

Gen Con Games on Demand Logo

The Call for Gen Con Volunteers is Now Open!

If you’ve been waiting for the opportunity to sign up for Gen Con Games on Demand, the time is now! This event will take place in Indianapolis, IN, August 17-20th. We hope that you’ll join us and help to make this year our best event so far!

To sign up, just fill out this form before June 5th, 2017:

https://goo.gl/forms/3L5nXtTXIgsTOckY2

Once you sign up, we’ll add your email to our volunteer mailing list and follow up with more information soon, including a request to gather details about the games you want to run. Read on for more details about the event!

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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!