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, early October or late September every year.
Star Trek at 50 at Council of Five Nations - Adventure Gaming Convention - Albany, Schenectady, Troy, Saratoga, New York
Council of Five Nations XXXIX
September 23-25, 2016
Special Interest Event Tracks
Star Trek at 50
2016 marks Star Trek's 50th anniversary and we have a slate of events to celebrate it.
Star Fleet Battles is an intricate game of ship-to-ship combat in the classic Star Trek universe (the one Kirk explored). Several other races have been added for variety. Tournament battles are like tense chess matches, with each player trying to bring his ship¹s strengths to bear. Last year¹s tournament was once again the largest in the whole country, and we expect great attendance again this year, especially with this being the 50th anniversary of the original Star Trek TV show.^K To make it easier for you to try the game if you're interested, just stop by the SFB room upstairs and play the first game free. If you'd like to continue in the tournament, you can pay to enter. But if you'd just like to learn a new game, it's on us.^K SFB starts right at 10am on Friday when the doors open. Fight patrol battles all weekend, until we start the finals on Saturday evening at 7pm. Semi-finals and Finals will be Sunday. ^K You can change your ship mid-tournament, but you will need to pay a new $5 to re-enter.^K CONTINUED THIS YEAR - Anyone who comes in try SFB for the first time, or comes in to shake off years of rust, can walk away with a free item from our ³Take One Leave One² used SFB game pile. Beginners encouraged.
Friday Night 7:00 - 11:00+ PM (Slot B)
The crew of the U.S.S Hertz has arrived at the pleasure planet Cygnus 4 to enjoy some much needed R&R. Of course all is not as it seems and soon enough trouble abounds. Join us for a tongue in cheek ode to old school Star Trek. Beginners encouraged.
Saturday Night 7:00 - 11:00+ PM (Slot E)
Command your ship, recruit new crew members, earn experience points, and use your skills to confront the challenges of the Star Trek universe. Explore and face a variety of challenges on a randomly built space map using the venture tile system first introduced in the award-winning game Mage Knight. Beginners encouraged.
Your ship, the USS Constitution, has picked up a strange distress signal on the edge of the neutral zone. Of course there will be others poss
ibly investigating as well- and they may not appreciate the company. Yes- there will be space combat- and yes - other terrible things as well Some knowledge of this rules system preferred.
Federation ships will be mixing it up with some Klingon cruisers in this spaceship combat game from the 70s. Unlike some later games with dice rolling, in this one you must correctly aim your weapons by plotting the angle of your fire. Guess badly and you might hit a nearby friendly ship (much hilarity ensues). Beginners encouraged.
The United Federation of Planets has been falling back under the onslaught of the Klingon Empire. Now, the hunted have become the hunters! An ambush has been prepared in the Cochrane star system for the Klingon warships...but is it enough? This is a Squadron Strike implementation of Star Fleet as envisioned in Prelude to Axanar. Some knowledge of this rules system preferred.
Sunday Morning 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM (Slot F)
Boldly go where no one has gone before. In Star Trek: Ascendancy <92>Äî a board game of exploration, expansion and conflict between the United Federation of Planets, the Klingon Empire, and the Romulan Star Empire <92>Äî you control the great civilizations of the Galaxy, striking out from your home worlds to expand your influence and grow your civilization. Beginners encouraged.
For more information about the convention...
Please click for the main Council general info page.
Please click to download the Council Pre-Registration packet in PDF format.
Please click to Pre-Register via the online form (with immediate PayPal or Credit Card payment).
Please click for the pre-registration booklet informational text (the stuff besides the event listings).
Please click here to see all our Special Interest Event Tracks.
Please click for Directions to Council of Five Nations.
Please click for the Council Hotels page.
Please click for the Council Parking page.
Please click for Downtown Schenectady resources for Dining, Shopping, and a Visitor's Map.
Web pages highlighting our game events and special event tracks
Please click to go to the Chronological listing of all events.
Please click for the list of Kids games.
Please click for the Board Game Geek Top 50 event track page.
Please click for the Star Trek at 50 event track page.
Please click for the Star Fleet Battles tournament page.
Please click for the events in the Council Wargame Room.
Please click to see options to play qualifying games for the SWA's Northeast TITAN Championship tournament..
Please click for the Battleground: Fantasy & Historical Warfare event track page.
If you have any questions, please email us at Council /at/ swa-gaming.org
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