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Game-a-thons

Call for GMs for December Game-a-Thon

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We're looking for GMs for our next monthly SWA Game-a-Thon on Saturday, December 8.

You can submit events at:

http://www.swa-gaming.org/GameathonEventRegistration

or by contacting the Thon co-czars at gameathon[at]swa-gaming.org

If there is something you'd like to see at a future Thon, you can request a game to be run here:

http://www.swa-gaming.org/gameathonsuggestion

Please submit your events by Friday, November 30.

November Game-a-Thon

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The Schenectady Wargamers Association - November 2012 Game-a-thon Summary

Game-a-thon: Saturday, November 10, 2012

Morning Session ( 11am - 4pm )
Evening Session ( 5pm - 10pm+ )
Pathfinder Events ( 11am - 10pm+ )

For more information, including full event descriptions, click here for the November 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.


Call for GMs for November Game-a-Thon

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We're looking for GMs for our next monthly SWA Game-a-Thon on Saturday, November 10.

You can submit events at:

http://www.swa-gaming.org/GameathonEventRegistration

or by contacting the Thon co-czars at gameathon[at]swa-gaming.org

If there is something you'd like to see at a future Thon, you can request a game to be run here:

http://www.swa-gaming.org/gameathonsuggestion

Please submit your events by Sunday, October 28.

September 15, 2012 Game-a-Thon

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The Schenectady Wargamers Association - September 2012 Game-a-thon Summary

Game-a-thon: Saturday, September 15, 2012

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

Morning Session ( 11am - 4pm )

Evening Session ( 5pm - 10pm+ )

Pathfinder Events


Maturity Ratings

To allow attendees and parents to make an informed decision on participation in an event, all events have been assigned one of the following Maturity Ratings:

  • Child rating is for children age 6 - 9 with adult supervision
  • E10+ rating is for players 10 and up in age
  • Teen rating is for players 14 and up in age
  • Mature rating is for players 18 and up in age.

August 11, 2012 Game-a-Thon

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The Schenectady Wargamers Association - August 2012 Game-a-thon Summary

Game-a-thon: Saturday, August 11, 2012

Maturity Ratings
Many of us got started in adventure gaming before we were old enough to drive, and we
want Game-a-Thons to welcome families and kids. But we also know that the thematic content
or complexity of some games makes them unsuitable for young players. To allow attendees and
parents to make an informed decision on participation in an event, all events have been
assigned one of the following Maturity Ratings:

  • Child rating is for children age 6 - 9 with adult supervision
  • E10+ rating is for players 10 and up in age
  • Teen rating is for players 14 and up in age
  • Mature rating is for players 18 and up in age.

Morning Session ( 11am - 4pm )

Evening Session ( 5pm - 10pm+ )

Pathfinder Events

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

We hope to see you there.


July 14, 2012 Game-a-thon

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The Schenectady Wargamers Association - July 2012 Game-a-thon Summary

Game-a-thon: Saturday, July 14, 2012

Maturity Ratings
Many of us got started in adventure gaming before we were old enough to drive, and we
want Game-a-Thons to welcome families and kids. But we also know that the thematic content
or complexity of some games makes them unsuitable for young players. To allow attendees and
parents to make an informed decision on participation in an event, all events have been
assigned one of the following Maturity Ratings:

  • Child rating is for children age 6 - 9 with adult supervision
  • E10+ rating is for players 10 and up in age
  • Teen rating is for players 14 and up in age
  • Mature rating is for players 18 and up in age.

Morning Session ( 11am - 4pm )

Evening Session ( 5pm - 10pm+ )

Pathfinder Events

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

We hope to see you there.


June 9, 2012 Game-a-thon

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The Schenectady Wargamers Association - June 2012 Game-a-thon Summary

Game-a-thon: Saturday, June 9, 2012

Maturity Ratings
Many of us got started in adventure gaming before we were old enough to drive, and we
want Game-a-Thons to welcome families and kids. But we also know that the thematic content
or complexity of some games makes them unsuitable for young players. To allow attendees and
parents to make an informed decision on participation in an event, all events have been
assigned one of the following Maturity Ratings:

  • Child rating is for children age 6 - 9 with adult supervision
  • E10+ rating is for players 10 and up in age
  • Teen rating is for players 14 and up in age
  • Mature rating is for players 18 and up in age.

Morning Session ( 11am - 4pm )

Evening Session ( 5pm - 10pm+ )

Pathfinder Events

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

We hope to see you there.


Game-a-thon: Saturday, May 12, 2012

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We're still recovering from the double record-setting attendance from the past two Thons, so it took us a little extra time to get this schedule out.
The next SWA Game-a-thon is this coming Saturday, May 12th.
Here's the schedule of events.

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 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.


(Huge!) Game-a-thon: Saturday, April 21, 2012

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It seems like we've got some momentum from the record-breaking attendance at last month's SWA Game-a-thon.  GMs have been coming out of the woodwork to run games at the upcoming April 21st Thon.  Ten games in the AM slot, nine games in the PM slot, and an all-day Napoleonic game as well.  Huge!

Needless to say, we have something for everyone.  RPGs, historical minis, board games, space minis, rail game, classic games, Star Trek, monsters, Conan, Game of Thrones, Euro games, WW1, WW2, and more.  It's all here.

And, on top of all this, April is a Swap Meet month as well.  Buy a table to sell your stuff.  Bring your spare cash and get some good deals on used games.  We'll send out another message to highlight the Swap Meet.

Here's the outrageously impressive schedule preview...


Both Sessions ( 11am - 10pm+ )

Morning Session ( 11am - 4pm )
Evening Session ( 5pm - 10pm+ )
Pathfinder Events ( 11am - 10pm+ )

Quarterly Swap Meet
Three people have posted what they're bringing to the Swap Meet on the SWA web site.
You can see those posts here:  http://swa-gaming.org/node/1950

If you're bringing stuff too, we encourage you to post your inventory list as well.  The more we do this, the more interest it will generate, which is good for everyone selling!

For more information, including full event descriptions, click here for the April 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.


Game-a-thons: March = Record Attendance, April = Swap Meet

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Hello Capital District Gamers,

March = Record Game-a-thon Attendance

We are very happy to announce that the March 10th Game-a-thon had record attendance... and the old record (52) wasn't just surpassed, it was crushed!

We had 67 attendees, and this doesn't even count the 6 who were present for the 2012 Northeast TITAN Championships (congratulations to Mycroft Sowizral!).  Seventy-three gamers playing this past Saturday... Amazing!

A big part of this surge can be attributed to two factors:
  1. The return to the Studio of the Fort Orange Gamers, organized by Marvin & Jamie Veeder.  We look forward to hosting their kid-oriented miniatures games every month.
  2. The return to the SWA of RPGA D&D, organized by our new RPGA Czars, Matt Gallinger & Rob Kirker.  We look forward to RPGA action every month too.
And let's not forget all the other GMs who sponsored games: Matt Barker, Tim Carleton, Matt Chambers, Mike Dixon, Troy Ferris, Mike Haggett, Daryl Kimmel, Brett McLean, Jennifer Paperman, Mike Sanchez, Tom Talasco, Will Walker, Evan Whitefield & John Whitehead.


April 21st = Swap Meet

Don't forget that once a quarter, we have a Swap Meet at Game-a-thon.  That's this coming April 21st.

Just in time for Spring Cleaning.  This is a great time to clear those games off your shelf and put a few bucks in your pocket (or spend that cash on new games).  Plan ahead on what you want to bring and sell.  One table is only $2.  If our attendance stays this high, you'll have lots of potential buyers.

Looking for GMs for April

We're looking for GMs for April 21st.  Right now we have commitments of Pathfinder RPG, RPGA D&D, and Conflict of Heroes (WW2 squad-level combat).

You can sign up to run a game using this form:
http://www.swa-gaming.org/GameathonEventRegistration

or by contacting the Thon co-czar at Eric /at/ swa-gaming.org

Or, you can request a game to be run here:
http://www.swa-gaming.org/gameathonsuggestion

Please submit your events by Saturday, March 31st.


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