Indie Games eXplosion at Dreamation 2015

Dreamation 2015 is going to be an amazing gaming convention in Morristown, New Jersey, scheduled for February 19-February 22, 2015, hosted by Double Exposure, Inc.

Michael and Kathryn Miller are once again organizing an Indie Games eXplosion event. If you would like to run games as part of the eXplosion, please fill out this Google form: http://goo.gl/forms/jceJAdkPCQ

The deadline for events is January 4, 2015.

The IGX is only for Scheduled tabletop events. For LARPs and LARP-like events, please contact Avonelle Wing as soon as possible, as space goes quickly!

If you have questions, don’t hesitate to contact us either on Google Plus, or via Gmail: indiegamesexplosion@gmail.com

As events come in, Michael will put together a preliminary schedule so we can watch the awesomeness grow before our very eyes!

If you have already submitted events directly though the Double Exposure website and would like to be considered part of IGX, please fill out the IGX form with the exact same information you submitted, so we can include you.

Thanks, and please pass this along to anyone we may have missed.

See you in February!

Games on Demand at Big Bad Con 2014

Big Bad Con, held in Oakland, CA is an RPG convention and Charity Drive. Every year we gather the best GMs in the land to run a host of indie focused games both on the schedule and in Games on Demand. More information here: http://www.bigbadcon.com/games-on-demand-how-does-it-work/

2014 Big Bad Con Games on Demand
In 2014, Games on Demand will be run in Boardroom II. The event starts on Friday at 1PM and will run until Sunday 7PM in two and four hour slots.

Volunteering
If you are interested in signing up run games in Games on Demand, click here. If you would to be a host click here to Join the Wolf Pack.

Past Events
Games on Demand – Gen Con 2013 Games http://www.bigbadcon.com/plenty-of-games-all-con-long/

Gen Con 2014 – Thanks for Your Feedback and Support!

Another year of Games on Demand at Gen Con has come and gone and all data has been compiled - We had around 90 volunteers this year, working hard to organize everything and be ready to run 310 games for 1452 players in just 4 days! Wow, what a huge year! It was a great show and we’re very happy with the results.

We know that many of you have feedback about the show as well, and we’d like to hear from you. We’ve put together a Google survey to collect some basic data from you as well your observations and ideas. This is also a great opportunity to tell us you’d like to join us as a volunteer next year!

Give Us Your Feedback!


Also, if you played with us this year and had a good time, please consider dropping some change in our tip jar to support the event. The cost of a generic ticket goes entirely to Gen Con, and only helps us get the space and GM badges to run the event. Your donations will help repay our volunteers for the cost of materials for the show- menus, signage, and other supplies.





Thanks as always for joining us at Games on Demand and helping us to celebrate our favorite games!

Gen Con 2014 – Games Played

Here are the game stats from Games on Demand at Gen Con 2014. Thanks to Jeremy Friesen and our many great hosts for keeping track of the information between seating times and doing the data entry after the show.

We had many great games this year, and the breadth of games that ran is always more exciting to see than the high number of sessions for the most popular games. Many of the games are late-playtests of new games or hacks of other systems that were combined with that games’ numbers. You can expect to see these again more prominently at next year’s show!

It’s also worth noting that while Monsterhearts and it’s variants had the highest number of sessions this year, adding Fate Accelerated Edition and Fate Core together would put them at the top. It was a big year for Fate all around!
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Games on Demand at Gen Con 2014

A Map of the best places to find indie RPGs at Gen Con 2014

Games on Demand starts on Thursday morning! Are you ready?

This year’s event is in a new awesome location! Come find us here:

Indianapolis Marriott Downtown
2nd Floor in Ballroom 6
350 W Maryland St, Indianapolis, IN 46225

210 RPGs & LARPs,
46 Hrs, 25 Tables, 70 GMs,
No Registration, No Planning!

Start Times: Seating begins at times listed below. Arrive 5-10 minutes before that to make sure you get a boarding pass.

Thursday: 10am, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm, 6pm
Friday: 10am, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm, 6pm, 8pm, 10pm
Saturday: 10am, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm, 6pm, 8pm, 10pm
Sunday: 10am, 12pm, 2pm

Boarding groups will be called randomly, so there’s need for lines or trying to get a specific boarding pass letter.

Cost: Generic Tickets, 2 hr game = 1 ticket, 4 hr = 2

Experience: None, all rules taught

Family Gaming: Most games are for ages 18+ but this year we will a number of games designed for ages 10+ as well!

More Information: For more up-to-date details about our procedures and game options, see http://tinyurl.com/DemandGames

Games on Demand Returns to PAX Prime

PAX Games on Demand Menu Sample

PAX Prime is August 28th – Sept 1st in Seattle, WA. Games on Demand will take place on the third floor of the convention center again this year and we’ll be co-located with Gamma Ray Games to minimize play-to-purchase time. Complimentary guest badges will be available to volunteers, giving you access to the show for all four days. Volunteering involves facilitating games you love for enthusiastic strangers, for three four-hour slots over the course of the show.

If you’re interested in joining us, just send us a message and let us know!

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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