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 Fri, 07/12/2013 - 23:32.
Hello potential Council Game Masters,
We are just now passing the first deadline posted for GMs to submit events for Council of Five Nations XXXVI, coming this October 11-13, 2013.
Many thanks to those of you have have already responded. We have close to 100 events at this point. That is excellent, but we are looking for around 200 this year, to fill up all that extra space we are renting at Proctors.
We still need all kinds of events. The only thing we have totally covered at this point is Pathfinder RPG and RPGA D&D. We also have a very nice Shadowrun RPG event track fully booked.
We are extending the "Purple Shirt" deadline to July 24th (12 days from now).
For the online event registration form, and full details on what we're looking for, please go to our Council GM registration page:
You can also see more details at our Council of Five Nations general information page on the SWA web site:
We hope to see you all this October!
Submitted by ericpaperman on Fri, 07/05/2013 - 10:22.
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.
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 )
Submitted by ericpaperman on Fri, 06/21/2013 - 10:37.
Griggling Games Open Playtests at Game-A-Con
Griggling Games, Inc. will be joining the Schenectady Wargamer's Association at Game-A-Con on July 13 & 14, 2013 to conduct playtest sessions of an exciting new historic game, SHAEF (Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force).
SHAEF is a card-driven wargame combining the card-play of a constructible deck game with a traditional map based approach. This board game follows the conflicts in Europe during World War II in the 10 months following D-Day.
We are looking for anyone that may be interested in spending some time with us to learn and play this game and provide us with your thoughts and impressions on it. This is an exciting opportunity to experience a board game during its creation process and influence the final product.
On July 13, Playtests will run in two sessions beginning at 11:00 a.m. and again at 5:00 p.m. If there is sufficient interest, we'll come back for a day session on Sunday, July 14. To show our appreciation for your time and feedback in helping us through this critical design process, we will provide playtesters with pizza during both sessions. There is a limit of six players per session. Players may also wish to register as an Official Griggling Games Playtester and receive a copy of the rules a week prior to Game-A-Con. Playtesters who complete the playtest process will receive a free copy of the game when published and credits in the final product.
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!