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July Game-a-thon

The Schenectady Wargamers Association - July 2019 Game-a-thon

July 13, 2019 Game-a-thon

Game-a-thon is being held at Proctors in the Hearst Education Center (the basement). The primary entrance to this space is a staircase next to Proctors Box Office.



Morning Session ( 11am - 4pm )


Fallen Land: A Post Apocalyptic Board Game
Dana Longley- GM
5 Players
Maturity Rating: Teen
[register]

Combining elements of strategy, role-playing and card building, each player takes on the role of a leader of a unique faction of survivors competing for primacy in the ruinous aftermath of post-apocalyptic America. You must manage and enhance your town, protect your citizens and secure resources, while directing a band of characters to explore the rugged landscape, establish your territory and solidify your agenda.

Follow this link to Fallen Land on BGG.
Follow this link to Fallen Land Gameplay.
Follow this link to How to Play Fallen Land.


Orléans
Troy Ferris- GM
4 Players
Maturity Rating: Mature
[register]

In the city of Orléans and the area of the Loire, you can take trade trips to other cities to acquire coveted goods and build trading posts. You need followers and their abilities to expand your dominance by putting them to work as traders, builders, and scientists. In Orléans, you will always want to take more actions than possible, and there are many paths to victory. The challenge is to combine all elements as best as possible with regard to your strategy.

Follow this link to BGG page.


Fiasco!
Michael Thomas- GM
5 Players
Maturity Rating: Teen
[register]

Fiasco is inspired by cinematic tales of small time capers gone disastrously wrong - inspired by films like Blood Simple, Fargo, The Way of the Gun, Burn After Reading, and A Simple Plan. You'll play ordinary people with powerful ambition and poor impulse control. There will be big dreams and flawed execution. It won't go well for them, to put it mildly, and in the end it will probably all go south in a glorious heap of jealousy, murder, and recrimination. Lives and reputations will be lost, painful wisdom will be gained, and if you are really lucky, your guy just might end up back where he started.

Follow this link to Game Designer.
Follow this link to Wil Wheaton and Table Top play Fiasco.



Evening Session ( 5pm - 10pm+ )


Thunder Alley
David Bibicoff- GM
7 Players
Maturity Rating: E10+
[register]

Drafting, teamwork, accidents, yellow flags, pit strategy, working to lead laps, and sprints to the finish are all included and bring the feel of racing to the game. Players control not one car, but a team of 3–6 cars. Thus, each race is not only a run for the checkered flag but an effort to maximize the score for every car on your team

Follow this link to BGG.


Terraforming Mars
Gabriel Kammer- GM
10 Players
Maturity Rating: E10+
[register]

We'll play the base map + Prelude expansion + randomized awards and milestones

Follow this link to Terraforming Mars on BGG.
Follow this link to Prelude on BGG.


TIMMY'S FALLEN DOWN THE WELL!
Pugmire
Karen Seiz- GM
6 Players
Maturity Rating: E10+
[register]

Well, maybe not Timmy. But that bedraggled pup sure looks like he needs help. Of course, Fiona of the Pioneers has informed you that the Master Librarian needs your assistance. And the City Guard would like a word with you - something about a forged family heirloom...."What do you mean, the armband's a fake!"
what2bring: dice - including d20s, and the usual bribes to the GM



PATHFINDER EVENTS ( 11AM - 10PM+ )


Follow this link to the local Pathfinder's Lodge to see the event schedule and descriptions and sign up to play.


Maturity Rating

To allow attendees and parents to make an informed decision on participation in an event, all events have been assigned one of the following Maturity Ratings:

  • Child rating is for children age 6 - 9 with adult supervision
  • E10+ rating is for players 10 and up in age
  • Teen rating is for players 14 and up in age
  • Mature rating is for players 18 and up in age.

Location

Game-a-thons are held at the Proctors Arts Complex, at 432 State Street, in downtown Schenectady. We'll usually be meeting in the Hearst Education Center, also called the Underground, which is the finished basement area of the old Carl Company. The primary entrance to this space is a staircase next to Proctors Box Office.

Session Fees

Show up and play one game session = $4.00
Show up and play both game sessions = $6.00
First time attendance at a Game-a-Thon is free.
GMs get in for free (even if you only GM in one session).
Full-time students get in for free.
For our purposes, "full-time students" are people in Kindergarten through college. Our intent here is to help allow younger games/"new blood" to participate at SWA events, and the gaming hobby in general. The student discount does not cover working adults who happen to be taking a Continuing Education class. Please help us fulfill the spirit and intent of this policy.

Registration

Our Game-a-thons are intended to be pretty casual events; people stroll in and sign up for the event of their choice on-the-spot. Occasionally, however, events fill to their maximum and beyond.

If you would like to increase your chance of getting into the game of your choice, you can pre-register online. Online pre-registration is not required; you can still just stroll in and get into a game.

Follow this link to go to the online registration page. We'll add your name to the sign-up sheet; no advance payment is necessary.

We will hold your spot until the start of the session. If you are late and there are players ready to play, the game may start without you.

Questions or Comments?

Email your questions or comments to game-a-thon /at/ swa-gaming.org and we'll get them answered for you.

Events at Future Game-a-thons

If you'd like to run a game at a future Game-a-thon, please click here to submit your event online.

If you'd like to see a particular game run at a future event, let us know by sending us an email.


Hope to see many of you soon.