The SWA is an Adventure Gaming club serving the Capital District of Upstate New York (Albany, Schenectady, Troy, Saratoga) since 1974. We sponsor monthly Game-a-thon game days and a 3-day convention, Council of Five Nations, every October.
Submitted by DC on Mon, 06/17/2013 - 21:10.
Hello Northeast Gamers,
Preparations for Council of Five Nations XXXVI are up and running. We've got a whole bunch of new things this year.
We are also continuing to offer a lot of stuff that has been very successful for us in the past:
You can see more details at our Council of Five Nations general information page on the SWA web site:
We have so started recruiting Game Masters to run events. Nobody treats their GMs better than Council of Five Nations. There are a few changes over previous years. You can see full details, and the online form for event submission, here:
Watch the web site and your email box for lots more Council info over the coming months.
We hope to see you all this October.
Submitted by ericpaperman on Tue, 05/21/2013 - 13:16.
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+ )
Submitted by DC on Sat, 05/18/2013 - 13:25.
Two of our members - Traci & Susan - have written the following song....thought others would enjoy it.....
EVIL DICE (sung to the tune "Eidleweiss")
Evil dice, Evil dice,
Submitted by DC on Thu, 04/18/2013 - 22:38.
Hello SWA Community,
Once again, WNYT and their partners will be sponsoring a huge electronics recycling day.
When: This Saturday, April 20th, from 7:00 AM to 1:00 PM, at Taft Furniture in Colonie (1960 Central Avenue, 1 mile west of Route 155).
Unlike similar events in the past, there is no longer any requirement to get a permit from your local town hall. Drive up and they'll take your stuff.
We know from past experience that this event is very well attended. Plan on waiting in line for a little while.
Here is the web site will all the info:
List of Acceptable Electronic Equipment for Recycling
Computer Devices: Computers/Laptops
Monitors: CRT, LCD, Security
Televisions: CRT, Flat Panel (LCD, Plasma, LED), Console, Projection
Networking Devices: Servers, Routers, Switches, Hubs, Arrays
Printing Devices: Printers, Fax Machines, Scanners, Copiers, Duplicators, Plotters, Typewriters
Audio/Video Devices: CD/DVD/VHS/Blue-Ray Players, MP3 Players, iPods, Projectors, Stereos, Video Game Consoles, Speakers, Receivers (audio, cable, satellite), Recorders, Converter Boxes
Communication Devices: Cell Phones, Smart Phones, PDA’s, Telephones, Pagers, Answering Machines
Power Supplies: UPS’s (Uninterrupted Power Supplies), Surge Protectors
Peripherals: all items used in the function of these devices (Ie. keyboards, mice, speakers, pointing devices, etc)
Wire/Cabling: all cables, wires and power chords used in the function of these devices
Hardware: all parts that are, or once were, part of these devices (Ie. circuit boards, hard drives, RAM, processors, power supplies, optical/floppy drives, etc)
Batteries: Those from cell phones, laptops, UPS’s, and Power Supplies
Lab/Test/Measurement Devices: Meters, Oscilloscopes, Analyzers, Testers, etc
Paper/Cardboard: White ledger (copy paper any size with light printing), Office Mix (magazines, newspapers, colored paper, envelopes, sticky notes, register tape, etc); Cardboard
Air Conditioners: Dehumidifiers & Air conditioners*
*There will be a $15 fee for freon removal from these items.
List of Unacceptable Electronic Equipment for Recycling
Household Hazardous Waste: Paint, Oil, Cleaning Supplies, Medication (pills, liquids, etc)
Liquids: Any and all liquids
Light-bulbs/Lamps: Fluorescent, Incandescent, HID, Flood, PL, Biax, etc.
Home Appliances: Washers/Driers, Dishwashers, Refrigerators, Stoves, Vacuum Cleaners, Lamps
Batteries: Alkaline, Lead-acid, etc.
Gas Powered Equipment
Help take care of Mother Earth!
Submitted by DC on Wed, 02/27/2013 - 21:18.
Friendly Gnome Games, Inc. is a new game publishing company in the Mid-Hudson Valley. Our product line will initially focus on euro and historical board and card games, with a lesser presence in family games that would appeal to folks who like the main product line.
Several positions will be opening up later in the year that you or someone you know may be interested in. We are also very interested in establishing a cadre of play-testers, and hope to run play-testing events at the SWA Game-a-thons. While there will be other opportunities to sign up in the future, if you are interested in being a play-tester please send us your name and email to email@example.com. A game's play-tester will receive credit in the game's rulebook as well a free copy of the game once released.
Right now I'm interviewing for a Full-time Director of Sales & Marketing (Starting June 1, 2013).
I am not right now in the position to accept design submissions since I need to get a waiver and the rest of the legal details worked out. Check back at our site in June for design submission details.
Submitted by DC on Sat, 02/02/2013 - 14:17.
Longtime SWA member looking for a regular group to play 28mm modern and sci-fi skirmish level games.
I have enough minis and terrain to field a 250 point allied army for Dust Warfare, an US platoon for Force on Force (a modern rules set), two sizable armies from AT-43 to either play AT-43, Tomorrows War (the sci-fi version of Force on Force), or Star Grunt. I also have some 6mm/mirco armor sized sci-fi troops suitable for Dirtside and a decent sized fleet for Full Thrust. I'm also very interested in playing Infinity, but don't have minis for it yet. I also enjoy board games and WWII minis but I'm mostly looking for Sci-Fi and Modern.
I live in Schenectady and have a large office in Scotia, able to host if needed with bathroom/kitchen/off street parking that can accommodate multiple gaming sized tables. I'm hoping to play once or twice a month, willing to host or travel in the Capital Region and am open to more then just what I've mentioned.
If interested, please contact me at Nate /at/ whitchurchphotography.com
Force of Force
Free downloadable rules for Infinity