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July 12th Game-a-Thon Schedule

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The Schenectady Wargamers Association - July 2014 Game-a-thon Summary

Game-a-thon: Saturday, July 12, 2014

July is a Swap Meet month, so bring your games and game related items to sell!

We're meeting in the Hearst Education Center, which is the finished basement area of the old Carl Company. 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.

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 Capital Region Pathfinder's Lodge also has a Facebook group.


June Game-a-Con Schedule

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The Schenectady Wargamers Association - June 2014 Game-a-thon Summary

Game-a-Con: June 14 & 15, 2014

On both days we're meeting in the Fenimore Gallery on 2nd floor. The primary entrance to this space is by the elevators near Proctors Box Office. For more information, including full event descriptions, click here for the June Game-a-thon page.

Pathfinder Events

Follow this link to the local Pathfinder's Lodge to see the event schedule and descriptions and sign up to play.
Please note that the starting times for the Sunday Pathfinder games are 10:00am and 3:30pm.
The Capital Region Pathfinder's Lodge also has a Facebook group.

Morning Session ( 11am - 4pm )

Evening Session ( 5pm - 10pm+ )

Sunday Session ( 11am - 6pm )


May 10th Game-a-thon Schedule

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The Schenectady Wargamers Association - May 2014 Game-a-thon Summary

Game-a-thon: Saturday, May 10, 2014

We're meeting in the Hearst Education Center, which is the finished basement area of the old Carl Company. 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 Capital Region Pathfinder's Lodge also has a Facebook group.


April Game-a-thon Schedule

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The Schenectady Wargamers Association - April 2014 Game-a-thon Summary

Game-a-thon: Saturday, April 12, 2014

We're meeting in the Fenimore Gallery on 2nd floor. The primary entrance to this space is by the elevators near Proctors Box Office.
April is a Swap Meet month, so bring your games and game related items to sell!
For more information, including full event descriptions, click here for the April Game-a-thon page.

Conflict of Heroes Tournament ( 8:30am - 11pm )

Follow this link to the page with details on the tournament. Because of the need for us to plan on providing map boards and counters, we require that all participants pre-register via the web, with PayPal payment. We may be able to accommodate a few walk-ins, but there are no guarantees to this.

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 Capital Region Pathfinder's Lodge also has a Facebook group.


March Game-a-thon Schedule

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The Schenectady Wargamers Association - March 2014 Game-a-thon Summary

Game-a-thon: Saturday, March 8, 2014

We're meeting in the Hearst Education Center, which is the finished basement area of the old Carl Company. 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 Capital Region Pathfinder's Lodge also has a Facebook group.


February 8th Game-a-thon Schedule

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The Schenectady Wargamers Association - February 2014 Game-a-thon Summary

Game-a-thon: Saturday, February 8, 2014

We're meeting in the Hearst Education Center, which is the finished basement area of the old Carl Company. 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 Capital Region Pathfinder's Lodge also has a Facebook group.


January 11th Game-a-thon Schedule (Updated)

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The Schenectady Wargamers Association - January 2014 Game-a-thon Summary

First Game-a-thon at Proctors!

Saturday, January 11, 2014

We're meeting in the Hearst Education Center, which is the finished basement area of the old Carl Company. 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 Capital Region Pathfinder's Lodge also has a Facebook group.


December 14th Game-a-Thon Schedule

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The Schenectady Wargamers Association - December 2013 Game-a-thon Summary

Last Game-a-thon at the Studio!

Saturday, December 14, 2013

That's right - this is our very last event at the Studio of Bridge and Games! You can read the original announcements on our web site here and here.

We want go go out in style, so we're planning a big party atmosphere:

  • Lots of events - see below!
  • Lots of attendees - we want you all to be there!
  • Pot Luck Food - Free entry for everyone who brings a dish to share
  • Focus on nostalgia games from the 70s and 80s (but not exclusively - we have more recent games too)
  • Name that Game contest
  • Lots of fun!

For more information, including full event descriptions, click here for the December 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 Capital Region Pathfinder's Lodge also has a Facebook group.

Please join us for this Last Hurrah at the Studio of Bridge and Games, our home base for the past 39 years.


Join us for our Last Hurrah at the Studio

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We announced a couple of weeks ago that the Golub Corporation is getting ready to sell the Studio of Bridge and Games/Price Chopper Community Room.  This means that the upcoming December 14th Game-a-thon will be our last event at the Studio, our home base for the last 39 years.

We are hoping you will join us for our Last Hurrah celebration.  We’ve got big plans!

LOTS OF EVENTS

We want to fill up the Studio with lots of good games.  Our goal is to fill the big room with sixteen events in each time slot (11am-4pm, 5pm-10pm+).  We are hoping for 32 of you potential GMs to step forward and help us make this happen.

It is entirely possible that we will get too many GMs volunteering.  If that’s the case, please know that we will balance the event lineup with the goal of offering a little something for everyone to enjoy, in order to attract the most attendees.  This will not be “first come first scheduled”.  We will, of course, let you know if we can’t fit in your game.

LOTS OF PLAYERS

We hope to have as many games as we can fit in the big back room at the Studio.  That means we need a lot of players to fill up those games.  We can fit over 100.  Please join us and make this the biggest, best Game-a-thon ever.  Even if you want to just come and hang out with some of your old gamng friends, one last time for old time's sake. 

NOSTALGIA GAMES

To honor the founding of the SWA in 1974, and the “Golden Age” of the SWA in the 1970s and 80s, when we had open gaming at the Studio twice per week, we want to suggest to GMs that you reach up to the top shelf of your library and run some classic games from the 70s and 80s.

Here are some of the games we've already got lined up:
  • Original AD&D ("Game Room of the Mad Wizard")
  • Ogre (Steve Jackson Games)
  • Swashbucker (Yaquinto Games)
  • Dune (Avalon Hill)
  • Shogun (Milton Bradley)
  • Advanced Civilization (Avalon Hill)

Please note this is not mandatory.  We will accept games from the 90s and 2000s as well.  But we want to make a special effort to honor our past for this Last Hurrah at the Studio.  (Look for this theme to reappear at future Game-a-thons as well).

FOOD!

Every good party needs food.  To contribute to the sense of community, we are encouraging all players to bring a pot-luck dish.  Your dish can be home-made or store-bought, as long as it's enough to share with several people.  Desserts are especially welcome.  All attendees who bring a dish will get free entry (Game Masters continue to get free entry, as always).

NAME THAT GAME CONTEST

We will have a “Name that Game” contest open to all attendees.  We will pull chits and pieces from games from throughout the SWA’s long history.  The person who can identify the most games that go with these pieces wins free entry to the January 2014 Game-a-thon.

SUMITTING EVENTS

Please use the online form to submit your games for the December 14th Game-a-thon.  
Web link here:  http://www.swa-gaming.org/GameathonEventRegistration

Alternately, you can email us at Gameathon@swa-gaming.org with details of your game.

Help us reach our goal of 16 events in each time slot – we want to say goodbye to the Studio of Bridge and Games in grand style!

THE FUTURE OF SWA GAME-A-THONS

Starting with the January 11th Game-a-thon, we will be at Proctors, the same place we've held Council of Five Nations for several years.  This will be the case for at least six months while we complete our facility search.  We will keep you posted, of course.



After 39 years, this will be the last SWA event at the Studio of Bridge and Games.  For all of you who've been a part of the SWA over the years, we hope you'll join us as we go out in style.


Revised November 9th Game-a-thon Schedule

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The Schenectady Wargamers Association - November 2013 Game-a-thon Summary

Game-a-thon: Saturday, November 9, 2013

We've lost one game in the evening, but added Griggling Games playtests to both sessions. So here is the revised schedule for this weekend's Game-a-Thon.

For more information, including full event descriptions, click here for the November 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 Capital Region Pathfinder's Lodge also has a Facebook group.


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