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October Game-a-thon

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

October 19, 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 )

Endeavor: Age of Sail
Troy Ferris- GM
5 Players
Maturity Rating: Mature

In Endeavor: Age of Sail, players strive to earn glory for their empires. Sailing out from Europe and the Mediterranean, players will establish shipping routes and occupy cities the world over. As they do so, players will leverage their growing industry, culture, finance, and Influence, building their engine and extending their reach into the far-flung regions of the world.

Follow this link to BGG Link.

Home grown
John Rigley- GM
6 Players
Maturity Rating: E10+

Minions once again will be running lose in the streets of Schenectady. Looking to fill their masters wish and build a bigger Bomb or and Giant Killer Robot. After all its all about being despicable in their world.

Pugmire RPG
Karen Seiz- GM
6 Players
Maturity Rating: E10+

The valiant Dogs of Pugmire continue to track down disturbances - and disappearances? - while attending to The Librarian....what is that Cat doing in the stacks?
what2bring: dice - including d20s, and a sense of humor

Leonardo Kammer- GM
5 Players
Maturity Rating: E10+

In Tapestry you start from nothing and advance on any of the four advancement tracks (science, technology, exploration and military) to earn progressively better benefits. You can focus on a specific track or take a more balanced approach. You will also improve your income, build your capital city, leverage your asymmetric abilities, earn victory points, and gain tapestry cards that will tell the story of your civilization.

Follow this link to BGG link.

Evening Session ( 5pm - 10pm+ )

Dungeon Craaaawl!!!
D&D 5th
John P Whitehead- GM
8 Players
Maturity Rating: E10+

Old school game play, new fangled rules. Meeting in a tavern. Getting a map from a cloaked and hooded strange. Risking your life with people you never met before. And, at the center of it all, a hole in the ground with things to kill, and stuff to take. Relive the late 1970's style of gaming.

Gory Bloodbath on the Plains of Doom
Dragon Rampant
Jennifer Paperman- GM
4 Players
Maturity Rating: Teen

Elves and Centaurs versus Orcs and Goblins, with each side seeking merely to destroy or rout as many of the other side as possible. (Scenario A from the Dragon Rampant rulebook)
what2bring: Nothing: Everything will be provided


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.


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.


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.