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June Game-a-Thon Event Schedule

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

Game-a-thon: Saturday, June 9, 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 June 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.


May Game-a-Thon Schedule

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

Game-a-thon: Saturday, May 12, 2018

We're trying out a new way of letting people register to save a spot in a game. Each event description has a link like this [register]. Clicking on the link should create an email you can send us to reserve a spot in the game.

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.

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.


April Game-a-Thon Schedule

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

Game-a-thon: Saturday, April 14, 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 April Game-a-thon page.

Flea Market Time

Once per year, at the April Game-a-thon, there will be a Flea Market area at Game-a-thon where people can set out game stuff they want to sell. This is meant to help gamers thin out their hoard and not really intended for full merchant setups. You can have a table for free to set out your games. We'd appreciate it if you'd let us know in advance that you want a table (either send an email to game-a-thon /at/ swa-gaming.org or use the online registration form).

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.


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.


February Game-a-Thon Schedule

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

Game-a-thon: Saturday, February 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 February 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 Event Schedule

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

Game-a-thon: Saturday, January 13, 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 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 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.


Update - All counters identified - Thank you!

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Many thanks to the whole SWA community. In just a few hours you helped us identify all the mystery counters.

Game 1 & Game 4 both belong to SPI's _The Fast Carriers_.
Game 2 is from Avalon Hill's _Russian Campaign_.
Game 3 is from Avalon Hill's _Caesar's Legions_.

Special thanks to Bryant, Haggett, Johnson, Landry & Kollmer for their quick replies.

Watch this space for an update very soon on the sale of the Wargo game collection.

Happy Holidays!


Help Us Identify the Counters for 3 or 4 Games

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Hello SWA Community,

You have seen a few messages from us about the passing of Tom Wargo, and our efforts to help sell his game collection. Please know that we are very close to announcing an opportunity for all of you to bid on up to 39 different lots of items. But before we do that, we need to tie up a few loose ends. 

First off, we have a bunch of orphan wargame counters we'd like to re-unite with their parent games.  We are hoping you can help us with that - wisdom of the masses and all that.

Game #1
This game looks like it's set in the modern-era, with lots of counters for planes and ships. USA is blue, Japan is gold, and the Soviet Union is brown. The Japanese planes have WW2 names, and we also see counters for jets and helicopters.
Here are three photos.
USA Counters
Japanese Counters
Russian Counters


Game #2
This one is clearly WW2.  Russia has tan counters, and Germans are green, with SS counters in black.  Notice how both Stalin and Hitler are represented with their own counters with a "1-8" value. One photo:
Stalin vs Hitler


Game #3
This one is a bit tougher. We see counters with four color schemes.  Black on green, black on red, black on lighter-red, and white on red.  We see various examples of standard military unit symbology, and some other counters that might be leaders or something.  One photo:
Four color mystery


Game 4?
These counters might go with one of the three games shown above, or they might be for another game entirely.  They seem to not be military units, but record-keeping markers of some kind.  Grey and green.  Two photos:
Green markersGrey Counters


CAN YOU HELP?
If you can help us identify any of these games, please email us at wargo-bids /at/ swa-gaming.org

(Please replace the /at/ with the typical @ sign.  We apologize for this anti-spam measure).

More news on your chance to acquire some of the Wargo treasure real soon.

Thank you.


December Game-a-Thon Event Schedule

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The Schenectady Wargamers Association - December 2017 Game-a-thon Summary

Game-a-thon: Saturday, December 9, 2017

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 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.


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