Games We Played – Origins 2014

Curious to know how things went at Origins 2014 Games on Demand? The turnout was fantastic, the event was bigger than ever, and it seems like everyone had a fantastic time.

These statistics were compiled by Evan Torner, who together with Kira Magrann did a fantastic job of organizing the show!

Player Counts
Thursday Morning: 7 tables, 23 players (Larp: 0)
Thursday Afternoon: 9 tables, 40 players (Larp: 0)
Thursday Evening: 11 tables, 51 players (Larp: 13)
Friday Morning: 8 tables, 30 players (Larp: 8)
Friday Afternoon: 10 tables, 40 players (Larp: 6)
Friday Evening: 9 tables, 41 players (Larp: 0)
Saturday Morning: 6 tables, 27 players (Larp: 5)
Saturday Afternoon: 12 tables, 57 players (Larp: 0)
Saturday Evening: 15 tables, 76 players (Larp: 5)
Sunday Morning: 6 tables, 30 players (Larp: 5)

Tabletop Game Counts
Here are the number of times each individual system was run (For research purposes, AW is listed next to systems Powered by the Apocalypse, Fate by those using the Fate rules):

Dungeon World (AW) 7
Urban Shadows (AW) 6
Project: Dark 5
Swords without Master 5
Atomic Robo (Fate) 4
Dragonknights (Fate) 4
Iron Edda (Fate) 4
Clash 3
Dream Askew (AW) 3
FATE Core (Fate) 3
Feng Shui II 3
Fiasco 3
Monsterhearts (AW) 3
World Wide Wrestling (AW) 3
By the Book (AW) 2
The Devil, John Moulton 2
The Fifth World 2
Headspace 2
Itras By 2
Mouse World (AW) 2
Night Witches (AW) 2
Nobilis 2
Souls of Steel (AW) 2
The Warren (AW) 2
Wrath of the Autarch (Fate) 2
Adventurers 1
Apocalypse World (AW) 1
Cthulhu Dark 1
Dresden Files (Fate) 1
Durance 1
Heroine 1
How to Be Human 1
Medical Bay Three 1
No Country for Old Kobolds (AW) 1
Psi*Run 1
Sagas of the Icelanders (AW) 1
Silent Night 1
Spark 1
Tabletop Blockbuster 1
Trail of Cthulhu 1

Larps
The Climb 3
Juggernaut 2
City of Fire & Coin 1
How to Be Human (Larp) 1
Summer Lovin’ 1

Games on Demand at Origins 2014 Starts Next Week!

Just one more week until Origins Game Fair 2014 begins! This year’s Games on Demand event is going to be fantastic:

- 44 GMs!
- 80+ different games!
- Larps on Demand!
- SO MANY DESIGNERS RUNNING THEIR OWN GAMES
- Lots of new and exciting looking stuff!
- Multi-session LONGCON games!
- The Tell Me About Your Character booth!
- More diversity than last year in our GM group!
- And, of course, Jeni’s Ice Cream

If you’ll be at the convention and couldn’t get into the games you wanted or just want to try something new, drop by Games on Demand and we’ll set you up with a great game and a fun time.

Origins is Almost Here!

god_logo_origins_large The Origins Game Fair is less than three weeks away! We’re gearing up for some fabulous gaming. Games on Demand at Origins this year will feature new small press games, experimental games run by the designers who created them, LongCon games that run multiple sessions, and freeform Larps on Demand! We’re looking forward to gaming with you. Stop by with a few generics, and we’ll guide you to an excellent time.

What games can you expect? Here’s a list of likely suspects:

Dungeon World, Fate Core, Apocalypse World, Swords without Master, Feng Shui 2, Fiasco, InSpectres, Iron Edda, Monsterhearts, Night Witches, Nobilis, The Fifth World, Urban Shadows, Ars Magica, Atomic Robo RPG, Burning Wheel, Clash, Cthulhu Dark, Demons at the Door, Bob’s Brain, Dogs in the Vineyard, Dream Askew, Dresden Files RPG, Durance, Edge of Empire, Fate: Dragonriders!, Gamma World, Geasa, Golden Sky Stories, Heroine, Hexes and Eights, How To Be Human, Itras By, John Moulton, Kingdom, Montsegur 1244, Mouse Guard, Mutanthearts, Night’s Black Agents, Odyssey, Project: Dark, Psi*Run, Silent Night, Souls of Steel, Spark, Tabletop Blockbuster, Terrorform, The Warren, TimeWatch, Torchbearer, Trail of Cthulhu, World Wide Wrestling, Wrath of the Autarch, and more!

Games on Demand at Gen Con 2014

Games on Demand - Gen Con 2014

WHO?

An all-volunteer team running a selection of their favorite games for you!

WHERE?

Gen Con, Indianapolis

Marriott Hotel, Ballroom 6, 2nd Floor

WHEN?

  • Thursday, 8/14 – 10am-8pm
  • Friday, 8/15 – 10am-12am
  • Saturday, 8/16 – 10am-12am
  • Sunday, 8/17 – 10am-4pm

Games on Demand will be returning to Gen Con again this year as a premiere event! We’re very excited to be able to offer an array of our favorite games and share them with you. If you’ll be at the show, please drop by to connect with other players, choose from a menu of rules-light, story-rich RPGs and small-scale LARPs and get playing!

What’s Different About GoD This Year?
This year the event will be in the Marriott hotel instead of the convention center, and we will only be accepting generic tickets. We’ll also have more space, a better seating process, more diversity, family-oriented gaming, and freeform larps on demand!

Why Did the Location Change?
Because of the massive swell in attendance at this year’s Gen Con, every space is in short supply. The convention center filled up quickly and we opted to move to the Marriott (just across the Maryland St skywalk from the food court) in order to get a larger space of our own. Our hope is that the ballroom will give us plenty of space to meet demand at peak times.

Why Switch to Generic-only Tickets?
Games on Demand will be an all-generics event this year, meaning that there is no pre-registration available. Every 2-hour session will require one generic ticket, or a ticket from another event of equivalent value.

The purpose of the change is to simplify the process of choosing a game and getting a seat. Removing registration allows us to set aside priority seating and serve every player on a first-come-first-serve basis. We also have plans in the works to make the boarding process as smooth as possible and keep lines short
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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!
http://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!

Indie Games Explosion at Dreamation 2014

Dreamation 2014 is being held in Morristown, NJ from February 20-February 23, 2014. The convention page is: http://www.dexposure.com/d2014.html

This will be the tenth annual Indie Games Explosion at Dreamation. Since 2005 we have presented one of the finest slates of scheduled events, including indie RPGs and American freeform games. We have grown from hosting fewer than two dozen events in 2005 to nearly a hundred in recent years.

Here’s the link to the current schedule of events, which includes details on how to register to run games: http://ipressgames.com/igx/pmwiki.php?n=Dream14.Schedule

We are still accepting new events until January 10, 2014. GMs who run at least two events get a free badge to the convention. Hope to see lots of faces both new and old!

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!