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Welcome to the SWA Web Site

The Schenectady Wargamers Association, Inc. (SWA) is an Adventure Gaming club serving the Capital District area (Albany, Schenectady, Troy, Saratoga) of upstate New York since 1974. We support all forms of adventure gaming: Role Play * Board Games * Miniatures * Card Games (Collectible and otherwise) * Computer Games * Live-Action / Interactive Literature * and whatever else you've got. We sponsor a three-day convention every year, Council of Five Nations, usually early October or late September. We also sponsor a one-day Game-a-thon every month. Even if you're not local, we've got news and content representing what's going on with the Adventure Gaming hobby all around the Northeastern United States. Welcome to our web site! Feel free to stay and browse around for awhile. If you have any questions, please contact us and ask.

International Tabletop Day, Saturday April 30!

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Sara Hickey, a gamer and the owner of Puzzles Bakery and Cafe, will be celebrating International Tabletop Day with a gaming Meetup at Puzzles. Here is the announcement from the Meetup page:

Come play at Puzzles Bakery & Cafe! We have a large private collection of boardgames and we welcome guests to bring any other games they'd like to add to the mix! The main dining area in the cafe seats about 35, and we also have a patio (weather permitting) and a Community Room with more tables and chairs. You're welcome to grab a table and game anywhere you want! Puzzles is open until 8:00 PM on Saturdays, so please feel free to purchase any food or drinks during regular business hours. After 8:00, we'll close the cafe to the public, send the employees home, and nerd out late into the evening. Sound like fun? Join us on April 30th!

Sign up for the event by joining the Capital Area Gamers and RSVPing for the event.


Call for GMs for May Game-a-thon

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We're looking for GMs for our next monthly SWA Game-a-Thon on Saturday, May 14, 2016.

Submit events online at:

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

or by contacting the Thon Czar Eric Paperman at our email address: game-a-thon[at]swa-gaming.org

If there is something you'd like to see at a future Thon, send us an email and let us know.

Please submit your events by Thursday, May 5th.


April Game-a-thon Event Schedule

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The Schenectady Wargamers Association - April 2016 Game-a-thon Summary

Game-a-thon: Saturday, April 9, 2016

We're meeting at Proctors in the Hearst Education Center (a.k.a. the basement area). The primary entrance to this space is a staircase next to Proctors Box Office.

April is also our flea market month, so dust off your old games & minis and bring them on down 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 lodge will be hosting a character workshop from 11 AM to noon to help familiarize new players with the game.
The Capital Region Pathfinder's Lodge also has a Facebook group.


Save the Date - Council of Five Nations 2016

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Hello Northeastern Gamers,

The 39th Council of Five Nations, our annual 3-day adventure gaming convention, is about six months away.
It's a little early this year, so we want to get the news out now.  Please mark your calendars for:

September 23-25, 2016


We will continue to offer a nice balance of Board games, RPGs, miniatures, and other good stuff.

With 2016 being the 50th anniversary of Star Trek, we are planning on great event track all weekend.  Please click here to see the special page on our web site highlighting all the Star Trek and Star Fleet gaming that will be part of the anniversary celebration.

We are also continuing to offer a lot of stuff that has been very successful for us in the past:
  • A full weekend of Pathfinder Society RPG
  • Lots of Dungeons & Dragons Adventure League
  • The biggest & best Star Fleet Battles tournament in the whole world
  • One of the biggest gatherings of Battleground: Fantasy Warfare players in the Northeast
  • TITAN Northeast Championship qualifying rounds
  • Kids events all weekend
  • Around 200 events over the course of the weekend!

Call for Game Masters - coming soon

We are making a few updates to the web form where GMs enter the info on the games they want to run at Council. This is necessary because our web host, DreamHost, changed how data collected from web forms is handled.

We expect to have GM event registration open by the last week of March, if not sooner. We will announce it via SWANews, our email newsletter.  You can also stop back here any time for the latest Council new updates.


Hotel Reservations

If you're the kind of person that likes to plan ahead, now is a good time to make your Council hotel reservations.  We've just updated the Council Hotels page on our web site. 


Watch the SWA web site and your email box for our SWANews email newsletters for status reports as we move towards Council of Five Nations XXXIX, on September 23-25 this year.


Thank you,
The Schenectady Wargamers Association, Inc.


March Game-a-thon Revised Event Schedule

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The Schenectady Wargamers Association - March 2016 Game-a-thon Summary

Game-a-thon: Saturday, March 12, 2016

We've added three events to the Morning Session and one to the Evening Session so here is the revised schedule.

We're meeting at Proctors in the Fenimore Gallery on 2nd floor. The primary entrance to this space is an elevator 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 lodge will be hosting a character workshop from 11 AM to noon to help familiarize new players with the game.
The Capital Region Pathfinder's Lodge also has a Facebook group.


Warhammer: Age of Sigmar tournament - Feb 28

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Warhammer: Age of Sigmar tournament
When:  Sunday, February 28th, 2016
Where:  Gamers Grotto in Bennington, Vermont
Doors open at 9:30 AM

Store web site:  http://thegamersgrotto.com/

For more info, please contact:  thegamersgrotto /at/ gmail.com


February Game-a-thon Event Schedule **Revised

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The Schenectady Wargamers Association - February 2016 Game-a-thon Summary

Game-a-thon: Saturday, February 13, 2016

Just added in the Titan events for this month.

We're meeting at Proctors in the Hearst Education Center (a.k.a. the basement area). 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 Game-a-thon Revised Event Schedule

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The Schenectady Wargamers Association - January 2016 Game-a-thon Summary

Game-a-thon: Saturday, January 9, 2016

We're meeting at Proctors in the Hearst Education Center (a.k.a. the basement area). 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 Game-a-thon Event Schedule

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The Schenectady Wargamers Association - December 2015 Game-a-thon Summary

Game-a-thon: Saturday, December 12, 2015

We're meeting at Proctors in the Hearst Education Center (a.k.a. the basement area). 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 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.


November Game-a-thon Event Schedule

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The Schenectady Wargamers Association - November 2015 Game-a-thon Summary

Game-a-thon: Saturday, November 14, 2015

We're meeting at Proctors in the Hearst Education Center (a.k.a. the basement area). 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 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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