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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. 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, Council of Five Nations, every October on Columbus Day weekend. 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.

Call for GMs for June Game-a-thon

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We're looking for GMs for our next monthly SWA Game-a-Thon on Saturday, June 13, 2015.

This month we'll be meeting in the Fenimore Gallery on 2nd floor.

You can submit events at:

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

or by contacting the Thon co-czars Bill Dickerson and 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 Wednesday, June 3rd.

May Game-a-thon Schedule

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

Game-a-thon: Saturday, May 9, 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 May Game-a-thon page.

All Day ( 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.


Bolt Action WW2 at SWA events

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Hello SWA members,

I’m a long time SWA member and have recently started playing Bolt Action pretty regularly and would like to start doing Bolt Action events periodically at Game-a-thons.

For those of you who don’t know, Bolt Action is a 28mm WWII platoon level skirmish game. It focuses mainly on infantry, with options to take a tank and some some weapons squads or artillery. The game plays fairly quickly and I believe does a great job of balancing historical accuracy with the ability to play pick up games fairly quickly.

There is a budding community here in the Capital Region and close by and I believe that we can get enough people together to play several matches, switching opponents between games. The goal is to generate enough interest and a large enough group to play every few months with possibly a tournament at some point during the year.

I am planning on running a Bolt Action day at the next Gameathon in May. We will have several tables set up and hopefully 8-10 players coming in. The plan is to have 3 games over the two Gameathon slots with a dinner break after the second game. In addition to already established players we will be able to offer demos and full games to those who are interested.

In-between games I will be able to run 15-20 minute demos to show any interested people the mechanics, and if anyone is interested enough I can easily supply a force for someone to play a full game.

Since this requires a little more preparation than a regular Game-a-thon event, I’m writing to find out what kind of interest there is from the SWA community. If you are interested please email me and let me know wether you would like to play or if you were interested in a demo. My Email address is nate /at/ whitchurchphotography /dot/ com, please note that there is no E in whitchurch.

You can learn more about Bolt Action at these sites...

You can see the full Bolt Action product line here:

Read more about the game here:

You can get in on the discussion at the Bolt Action of Albany Facebook page:


Please email me with your level of interest by Sunday, April 26th.


April Game-a-thon Event Schedule

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

Game-a-thon: Saturday, April 11, 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.

April is a Swap Meet/Flea Market month, so bring old games you'd like to unload. No charge for a table at this month's sale.

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 Game-a-thon Event Schedule

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

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

We're meeting at Proctors in the Fenimore Gallery (2nd floor conference room). The primary entrance to this space is the elevators near the Proctors Box Office.
For more information, including full event descriptions, click here for the March Game-a-thon page.

The Northeast Titan Championship Semi-finals and Finals will take place at Game-a-Thon. The semi-finals will start at 9am.

Morning Session ( 11am - 4pm )

Evening Session ( 5pm - 10pm+ )

Pathfinder Events

There are no Pathfinder events at Game-a-Thon this month. Our Pathfinder GMs are busy running events at Genericon instead.


February Game-a-thon Schedule

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The Schenectady Wargamers Association - #1 2015 Game-a-thon Summary

Game-a-thon: Saturday, February 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 February Game-a-thon page
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Morning Session ( 11am - 4pm )

Morning Session ( 12:30pm - 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.


Group Discount - The Illusionists at Proctors, Wed, Feb 18

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Hello SWA Community,

There is a great show coming to Proctors next month, and we'd like to offer you the opportunity of a 10% group discount.

The Illusionists: Witness The Impossible is coming to Proctors on Feb 17-22.   Direct from Broadway, the world’s best selling magic show arrives in America hot off their limited Broadway run.  The Illusionists: Witness The Impossible has shattered box office records across the globe, and this non-stop show is packed with thrilling and sophisticated magic of unprecedented proportions. 

The Illusionists at Proctors


While the show will run eight times over the six days, we are trying to organize a group for the show on Wednesday, February 18th at 7:30 PM.  If we get commitments for at least 10 seats, we will all get the discounted prices listed below:
A seats:  $49.90
B seats:  $40.90
C seats:  $31.90
Cloud Club:  $20.00

If you are interested in the group price, please email us at Proctors.Discount /at/ swa-gaming.org and let us know.
(Please replace the /at/ with the typical @ sign.  We apologize for this necessary anti-spam measure).

Please include your seating preferences and number of tickets you'd like in your email.  Once we get 10 or more interested, we will ask you to send us payment via PayPal (we'll eat the PayPal markup fee) and we will work with the Group Sales office at Proctors to coordinate the purchase.  If we do not get interest in at least 10 tickets, we'll let you know and you can make arrangements on your own.

We must have your initial email expressing interest by Friday, January 23rd.

You can get full infomation about the show at the Proctors web site here:


We hope you are interested in this group discount opportunity.  We at least hope you will make one of the shows.


January Game-a-thon Schedule

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The Schenectady Wargamers Association - #1 2015 Game-a-thon Summary

Game-a-thon: Saturday, January 10, 2015

January is a Swap Meet month, so bring your games and game related items to sell!

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 schedule

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The Schenectady Wargamers Association - #1 2014 Game-a-thon Summary

Game-a-thon: Saturday, December 13, 2014

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.


Clean Eating for Gamers

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Greetings SWA Gamers,

My name is Dan Masucci and I am one of the regular Game Masters at Council of Five Nations. I have been an avid role-playing gamer for almost 30 years. Sadly, part of gaming can mean poor eating habits. To battle that, I’m creating a FREE 7-Day Clean-Eating Accountability Group on Facebook for gamers.

People who have joined my accountability groups have lost up to 18 pounds and a felt dramatic increase in energy, almost like they drank a potion of heroism! So join this “campaign” so we can support one another in our quest for healthier living. I’ll be your guide (much like a Dungeon Master). I’ll provide accountability, answers and advice regarding nutrition, as well as motivate you to stick with it. The rest will become legend!

The Free 7-Day Clean Eating Accountability Group for Gamers will begin November 10th. To join, please friend me at facebook.com/danmasucci or message me at danmasucci@gmail.com.

The time to level up is now!

Best wishes,
Dan Masucci
Independent Team BeachBody Coach
E-Mail: danmasucci@gmail.com
Phone: 518.881.8024
beachbodycoach.com/danmasucci
shakeology.com/danmasucci

Clean Eating - Before and After - Dan Masucci


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