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Welcome to the SWA Web Site

The Schenectady Wargamers Association, Inc. (SWA) is an Adventure Gaming club serving the Capital District area (Albany, Schenectady, Troy, Saratoga) of upstate New York since 1974. We support all forms of adventure gaming: Role Play * Board Games * Miniatures * Card Games (Collectible and otherwise) * Computer Games * Live-Action / Interactive Literature * and whatever else you've got. We sponsor a three-day convention every year, Council of Five Nations, usually early October or late September. We also sponsor a one-day Game-a-thon every month. Even if you're not local, we've got news and content representing what's going on with the Adventure Gaming hobby all around the Northeastern United States. Welcome to our web site! Feel free to stay and browse around for awhile. If you have any questions, please contact us and ask.

Revised August Game-a-Thon Event Schedule

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The Schenectady Wargamers Association - August 2018 Game-a-thon Summary

Game-a-thon: Saturday, August 11, 2018

Pugmire and Savage Worlds events have been added to the morning and evening sessions, respectively. Also the level requirement and duration of the "Eye of the Tempest" have been corrected to "6th" and "not 8 hours" in the event description.

We're meeting at Proctors in the Hearst Education Center (a.k.a. the basement area). The primary entrance to this space is a staircase next to Proctors Box Office.
For more information, including full event descriptions, click here for the August Game-a-thon page.

Morning Session ( 11am - 4pm )

Evening Session ( 5pm - 10pm+ )

Pathfinder Events

Follow this link to the local Pathfinder's Lodge to see the event schedule and descriptions and sign up to play.
The lodge will be hosting a character workshop from 11 AM to noon to help familiarize new players with the game.
The Capital Region Pathfinder's Lodge also has a Facebook group.


July Game-a-Thon Event Schedule

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The Schenectady Wargamers Association - July 2018 Game-a-thon Summary

Game-a-thon: Saturday, July 14, 2018

We're meeting at Proctors in the Hearst Education Center (a.k.a. the basement area). The primary entrance to this space is a staircase next to Proctors Box Office.
For more information, including full event descriptions, click here for the July Game-a-thon page.

Note that the Bolt Action D-Day event is Pre-registration only; all spots will be filled by game day. If you are interested in participating, please read the full event description and contact the GameMaster.

Morning Session ( 11am - 4pm )

Evening Session ( 5pm - 10pm+ )

Pathfinder Events

Follow this link to the local Pathfinder's Lodge to see the event schedule and descriptions and sign up to play.
This month, PFS will be starting our first game at 11 AM instead of 12 noon. We will be offering 8-99B The Solstice Scar, the follow up to 8-99A The Solstice Scar, which we ran at Council of Five Nations last year. The scenario will be retired in August so this is one of the last chances to play it.


June Game-a-Thon Event Schedule

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The Schenectady Wargamers Association - June 2018 Game-a-thon Summary

Game-a-thon: Saturday, June 9, 2018

We're meeting at Proctors in the Hearst Education Center (a.k.a. the basement area). The primary entrance to this space is a staircase next to Proctors Box Office.
For more information, including full event descriptions, click here for the June Game-a-thon page.

Morning Session ( 11am - 4pm )

Evening Session ( 5pm - 10pm+ )

Pathfinder Events

Follow this link to the local Pathfinder's Lodge to see the event schedule and descriptions and sign up to play.
The lodge will be hosting a character workshop from 11 AM to noon to help familiarize new players with the game.
The Capital Region Pathfinder's Lodge also has a Facebook group.


May Game-a-Thon Schedule

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The Schenectady Wargamers Association - May 2018 Game-a-thon Summary

Game-a-thon: Saturday, May 12, 2018

We're trying out a new way of letting people register to save a spot in a game. Each event description has a link like this [register]. Clicking on the link should create an email you can send us to reserve a spot in the game.

We're meeting at Proctors in the Hearst Education Center (a.k.a. the basement area). The primary entrance to this space is a staircase next to Proctors Box Office.
For more information, including full event descriptions, click here for the May Game-a-thon page.

Morning Session ( 11am - 4pm )

Evening Session ( 5pm - 10pm+ )

Pathfinder Events

Follow this link to the local Pathfinder's Lodge to see the event schedule and descriptions and sign up to play.
The lodge will be hosting a character workshop from 11 AM to noon to help familiarize new players with the game.
The Capital Region Pathfinder's Lodge also has a Facebook group.


April Game-a-Thon Schedule

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The Schenectady Wargamers Association - April 2018 Game-a-thon Summary

Game-a-thon: Saturday, April 14, 2018

We're meeting at Proctors in the Hearst Education Center (a.k.a. the basement area). The primary entrance to this space is a staircase next to Proctors Box Office.
For more information, including full event descriptions, click here for the April Game-a-thon page.

Flea Market Time

Once per year, at the April Game-a-thon, there will be a Flea Market area at Game-a-thon where people can set out game stuff they want to sell. This is meant to help gamers thin out their hoard and not really intended for full merchant setups. You can have a table for free to set out your games. We'd appreciate it if you'd let us know in advance that you want a table (either send an email to game-a-thon /at/ swa-gaming.org or use the online registration form).

Morning Session ( 11am - 4pm )

Evening Session ( 5pm - 10pm+ )

Pathfinder Events

Follow this link to the local Pathfinder's Lodge to see the event schedule and descriptions and sign up to play.
The lodge will be hosting a character workshop from 11 AM to noon to help familiarize new players with the game.
The Capital Region Pathfinder's Lodge also has a Facebook group.


March Game-a-Thon Schedule

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The Schenectady Wargamers Association - March 2018 Game-a-thon Summary

Game-a-thon: Saturday, March 10, 2018

We're meeting at Proctors in the Hearst Education Center (a.k.a. the basement area). The primary entrance to this space is a staircase next to Proctors Box Office.
For more information, including full event descriptions, click here for the March Game-a-thon page.

Morning Session ( 11am - 4pm )

Evening Session ( 5pm - 10pm+ )

Pathfinder Events

Follow this link to the local Pathfinder's Lodge to see the event schedule and descriptions and sign up to play.
The lodge will be hosting a character workshop from 11 AM to noon to help familiarize new players with the game.
The Capital Region Pathfinder's Lodge also has a Facebook group.


February Game-a-Thon Schedule

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The Schenectady Wargamers Association - February 2018 Game-a-thon Summary

Game-a-thon: Saturday, February 10, 2018

We're meeting at Proctors in the Hearst Education Center (a.k.a. the basement area). The primary entrance to this space is a staircase next to Proctors Box Office.
For more information, including full event descriptions, click here for the February Game-a-thon page.

Morning Session ( 11am - 4pm )

Evening Session ( 5pm - 10pm+ )

Pathfinder Events

Follow this link to the local Pathfinder's Lodge to see the event schedule and descriptions and sign up to play.
The lodge will be hosting a character workshop from 11 AM to noon to help familiarize new players with the game.
The Capital Region Pathfinder's Lodge also has a Facebook group.


January Game-a-Thon Event Schedule

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The Schenectady Wargamers Association - January 2018 Game-a-thon Summary

Game-a-thon: Saturday, January 13, 2018

We're meeting at Proctors in the Hearst Education Center (a.k.a. the basement area). The primary entrance to this space is a staircase next to Proctors Box Office.
For more information, including full event descriptions, click here for the January Game-a-thon page.

Morning Session ( 11am - 4pm )

Evening Session ( 5pm - 10pm+ )

Pathfinder Events

Follow this link to the local Pathfinder's Lodge to see the event schedule and descriptions and sign up to play.
The lodge will be hosting a character workshop from 11 AM to noon to help familiarize new players with the game.
The Capital Region Pathfinder's Lodge also has a Facebook group.


Silent Auction for games from the Wargo Estate

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Hello SWA Community,

In previous messages, we told you about our efforts to inventory all the gaming treasure in Tom Wargo's game collection.  We announced that our goal is to sell it all in one batch to a used game dealer.

After some extended discussion, we've changed our minds on that plan.  SWANews, our email newsletter, has about 1,000 subscribers around the Northeast.  Why not give our membership a chance to purchase lots of items from the estate at a discount, and hopefully bring in more money for Tom's family?


WHAT'S AVAILABLE?
There are over 2000 items, separated into 39 lots.  Here is a brief, top-level summary...
  • 13 lots of Role-Play games and related supplements
  • 10 lots of Wargames and Board games
  • 7 lots of Miniatures
  • 8 lots of gaming Magazines
  • One lot of Computer Games

This is just a quick summary.  For more details, please click to go to the page on the SWA web site.
Link:  http://www.swa-gaming.org/wargo-estate


THE BIDDING PROCESS
We will have three rounds of "silent auction" bidding via email.  You are all invited to participate, game dealers included.  Please see the page on the SWA web site with more details on the bidding process.


OUR GOAL : "WIN-WIN"
Let's assume "street value" is the full price you would currently pay for an item on eBay or Board Game Geek.  We expect the game dealers will bid around 40-50% of street value for each lot (We understand they need to make a margin to stay in business).

If the final bid is closer to 75% of street value, we see that as a win-win.  You win by getting some quality game merchandise at a significant discount over what you would normally pay.  Tom's young daughter wins because she gets more money for her college fund.


I'M INTERESTED - WHAT'S THE NEXT STEP?
Please click here to go to the page on the SWA web site where we have the whole process outlined in greater detail.
Link:  http://www.swa-gaming.org/wargo-estate

Please also click here to download the compressed ZIP file with the full line-by-line inventory list in two formats (Excel and PDF), and other related documents.
Link:  http://www.swa-gaming.org/Downloads


We expect the first round of bids to be in by Friday, December 22nd (*UPDATED*) Sunday, December 31st.

Thank you for your interest.  And thank you for helping us get as much as we can for the college fund of Tom's daughter.


Update - All counters identified - Thank you!

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Many thanks to the whole SWA community. In just a few hours you helped us identify all the mystery counters.

Game 1 & Game 4 both belong to SPI's _The Fast Carriers_.
Game 2 is from Avalon Hill's _Russian Campaign_.
Game 3 is from Avalon Hill's _Caesar's Legions_.

Special thanks to Bryant, Haggett, Johnson, Landry & Kollmer for their quick replies.

Watch this space for an update very soon on the sale of the Wargo game collection.

Happy Holidays!


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