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March Game-a-Thon Schedule

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The Schenectady Wargamers Association - March 2018 Game-a-thon Summary

Game-a-thon: Saturday, March 10, 2018

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 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.


Silent Auction for games from the Wargo Estate

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Hello SWA Community,

In previous messages, we told you about our efforts to inventory all the gaming treasure in Tom Wargo's game collection.  We announced that our goal is to sell it all in one batch to a used game dealer.

After some extended discussion, we've changed our minds on that plan.  SWANews, our email newsletter, has about 1,000 subscribers around the Northeast.  Why not give our membership a chance to purchase lots of items from the estate at a discount, and hopefully bring in more money for Tom's family?


WHAT'S AVAILABLE?
There are over 2000 items, separated into 39 lots.  Here is a brief, top-level summary...
  • 13 lots of Role-Play games and related supplements
  • 10 lots of Wargames and Board games
  • 7 lots of Miniatures
  • 8 lots of gaming Magazines
  • One lot of Computer Games

This is just a quick summary.  For more details, please click to go to the page on the SWA web site.
Link:  http://www.swa-gaming.org/wargo-estate


THE BIDDING PROCESS
We will have three rounds of "silent auction" bidding via email.  You are all invited to participate, game dealers included.  Please see the page on the SWA web site with more details on the bidding process.


OUR GOAL : "WIN-WIN"
Let's assume "street value" is the full price you would currently pay for an item on eBay or Board Game Geek.  We expect the game dealers will bid around 40-50% of street value for each lot (We understand they need to make a margin to stay in business).

If the final bid is closer to 75% of street value, we see that as a win-win.  You win by getting some quality game merchandise at a significant discount over what you would normally pay.  Tom's young daughter wins because she gets more money for her college fund.


I'M INTERESTED - WHAT'S THE NEXT STEP?
Please click here to go to the page on the SWA web site where we have the whole process outlined in greater detail.
Link:  http://www.swa-gaming.org/wargo-estate

Please also click here to download the compressed ZIP file with the full line-by-line inventory list in two formats (Excel and PDF), and other related documents.
Link:  http://www.swa-gaming.org/Downloads


We expect the first round of bids to be in by Friday, December 22nd (*UPDATED*) Sunday, December 31st.

Thank you for your interest.  And thank you for helping us get as much as we can for the college fund of Tom's daughter.


NYS Advanced Squad Leader Championship 2017

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The 14th Annual New York State ASL Championship

When:      Thursday, November 30th - Sunday, December 3rd, 2017
Where:      Best Western Airport Hotel, Wolf Road, Albany NY  (please note: different Best Western than previous years)
Cost:         $50 for the weekend, $30 for any one day

Six rounds of organized play, starting Thursday. Even if you cannot attend all weekend, feel free to drop in for as much as you'd like.  You will be matched with a player.

Please make plans to BE THERE with your ASL comrades from the US, Canada and Europe who continue to make Albany one of the premiere ASL events nationally and internationally. Our 14th year will be the biggest and the best ever!  Come enjoy great ASL competition and camaraderie!

Web site:  http://www.nys-asl.com/

Discussion about the event on Game Squad:
http://www.gamesquad.com/forums/index.php?threads/all-things-albany-2017.129626/

Please contact tournament organizer Joe Loece with any questions:  ASL726 /at/ aol.com


November Game-a-thon Schedule

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

Game-a-thon: Saturday, November 12, 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 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 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.


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.


New Gaming Venue Opens in Dalton, MA

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Introducing 2 Flights Up

There is a brand new venue in Dalton, MA dedicated to dancing and gaming.

The venue is called 2 Flights Up, and it's located at 399 1/2 Main Street in Dalton.

On the gaming side, we'll be hosting game nights every Thursday evening from 6 to 10PM. This will be an open gaming opportunity, where you can play games from our library, or bring your own games to play with others. For these short sessions, we are asking for a free-will donation to help defray the cost of the venue.

We will also be hosting monthly all-day game days (11AM-10PM), and for these days we are setting an entry fee of $5. For that paltry sum, you will get 11 hours of gaming goodness!

We envision these to be broken into 2 scheduled sessions, 11AM-4PM, and 5PM-10PM, (similar to SWA's Game-a-thons) and plan to have scheduled events that people can sign up for. Now Jeannie and I will be hosting games for each of those sessions, but to be really successful, we need some volunteers to be GMs for other games for those days. If you are willing to bring and host a game for 1 of the 2 sessions, you will get entry for the entire day for free.

Right now we have at least 2 of these Game Days scheduled: July 19 and August 16. If you would be willing to host a game on one or both of those days, please let us know, and we'll get you on the schedule.

Whether or not you decide to GM, please come out and enjoy yourself at our Game nights on Thursdays, or the All Day Game Days, or both. And bring some friends along!

See our website 2FlightsUp.com to contact us or for more info about scheduling for gaming and dancing events!


Thomas & Jeannie Compter

In Memoriam: Gerry Seypura

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We are very sad to announce that the SWA has lost another one of its Founding Fathers, Gerald D. Seypura.

Gerald D. Seypura - RIPGerry was running Dungeons & Dragons (the very original 'white box' edition) since the SWA started gaming at the Studio of Bridge and Games way back in 1974.  Exceptionally friendly, Gerry was an ambassador and helped introduce dozens of new people to the Adventure Gaming hobby.  His commitment to the hobby never abated; he ran two events at last month's Council of Five Nations, and was planning on running D&D at the next Game-a-thon.

You can read Gerry's full obituary notice on the web site of the Glenville Funeral Home here:


Calling hours are this Sunday, November 17th,
4:00-6:00 PM,
at the Glenville Funeral Home
9 Glenridge Road
Glenville, NY 12302
(518) 399-1630

The Funeral Mass will take place this Monday, November 18th,
10:00 AM
at St. John the Evangelist Church
806 Union Street
Schenectady, NY 12308


BIG NEWS: SWA Game-a-thons moving to Proctors

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The Schenectady Wargamers Association has enjoyed a great relationship with the Studio of Bridge and Games / Price Chopper Community room since 1974.  With the passing of both Bill Shelly (2005) and Norma Shelly (2012), the original founders and proprietors of the Studio, we knew things would change eventually.

It seems that time has finally arrived. 

We received notice from Price Chopper / The Golub Corporation that the Studio will not be available for our events starting in January 2014.  They are putting the building up for sale.

So, next month's Game-a-thon, scheduled for December 14th, will be our last event at 1639 Eastern Parkway.

... but no worries!

We have an agreement already in place for Proctors to start hosting our monthly Game-a-thons. 

What we know now:
  1. Game-a-thon fees ($4 for one session, $6 for both sessions) will not change.
  2. We will be in the basement.
  3. We will have plenty of tables and good chairs.
Watch your email box, and the SWA web site, for more information as things develop.

We want to thank the Golub Corporation for hosting us, along with many other community groups, for thirty-nine years.

This is truly the end of an era.


Wanna work at a Game Company in the Mid-Hudson Valley?

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Friendly Gnome Games, Inc. is a new game publishing company in the Mid-Hudson Valley. Our product line will initially focus on euro and historical board and card games, with a lesser presence in family games that would appeal to folks who like the main product line.

Several positions will be opening up later in the year that you or someone you know may be interested in. We are also very interested in establishing a cadre of play-testers, and hope to run play-testing events at the SWA Game-a-thons. While there will be other opportunities to sign up in the future, if you are interested in being a play-tester please send us your name and email to jobs@friendlygnomegames.com. A game's play-tester will receive credit in the game's rulebook as well a free copy of the game once released.

Right now I'm interviewing for a Full-time Director of Sales & Marketing (Starting June 1, 2013).
http://www.friendlygnomegames.com/fgg/en/jobs.asp

I am not right now in the position to accept design submissions since I need to get a waiver and the rest of the legal details worked out. Check back at our site in June for design submission details.

Ian Brody


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