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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.


September 14th Game-a-thon Schedule

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

JenEriCon: Saturday, September 14, 2013

Jennifer and Eric Paperman met while gaming at the Studio of Bridge and Games and were married in September 1993. To celebrate their 20th anniversary, they are taking over the September Game-a-Thon and renaming it.

Jennifer and Eric will be providing food (bagels in the morning, pizza and cake in the evening) and beverages (soda and milk). They will also pay the admission for anyone who brings them an anniversary card (hand-made or store-bought). To qualify, the card has to at least have the following words: Anniversary, And, Eric, Happy, Jennifer, 20th.

The SWA has arranged to have both the front and back rooms at the Studio of Bridge and Games (aka Price Chopper Community Room) at 1639 Eastern Parkway in Schenectady. So there'll be plenty of room for everyone who wants to help Jennifer and Eric celebrate this joyous milestone.

For more information, including full event descriptions, click here for the September Game-a-thon page.

Both Sessions ( 11am - 10pm+ )

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.


August 10th Game-a-thon Schedule

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

Game-a-thon: Saturday, August 10, 2013

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


July Game-a-Con: July 13-14, 2013

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We want to remind you about this weekend's special two-day SWA Game-a-con.  Pathfinder RPG will be the big focus, sponsored by the Captial Region Pathfinder Lodge.   But on top of all Pathfinder on both Saturday and Sunday, we have lots of other gaming goodness to offer.

Highlights:

  • Playtest of SHAEF by Griggling Games, new a local game company
  • Playtest of a D&D Next (5th Edition) Dungeon
  • Our quarterly Swap Meet
  • FIVE sessions worth of Pathfinder events, spanning two days [note that they are starting at 10am - an hour earlier than usual]

For more information, including full event descriptions, click here for the July Game-a-Con page.

Saturday Morning Session ( 11am - 4pm )

Saturday Evening Session ( 5pm - 10pm+ )

Sunday Morning Session ( 11am - 4pm )

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-Thon Schedule

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

Game-a-thon: Saturday, June 8, 2013

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


May 11th Game-a-Thon Schedule

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The Schenectady Wargamers Association - May 2013 Game-a-thon Summary Game-a-thon: Saturday, May 11, 2013
Morning Session ( 11am - 4pm )
Evening Session ( 5pm - 10pm+ )

For more information, including full event descriptions, click here for the May Game-a-thon page.

Several event descriptions have links to BoardGameGeek. Check them out for game reviews, pictures, rules and player aids.

We hope to see you there.


April 13th Game-a-Thon Schedule

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

Game-a-thon: Saturday, April 13, 2013

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.

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 9th Game-a-Thon Schedule

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The Schenectady Wargamers Association - March 2013 Game-a-thon Summary Game-a-thon: Saturday, March 9, 2013
Both Sessions ( 11am - 10pm+ )
Morning Session ( 11am - 4pm )
Evening Session ( 5pm - 10pm+ )
Pathfinder Events ( 11am - 10pm+ )

For more information, including full event descriptions, click here for the March Game-a-thon page.

Several event descriptions have links to BoardGameGeek. Check them out for game reviews, pictures, rules and player aids.

We hope to see you there.


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