2017 SYWA CONVENTION GAME SCHEDULE

Game Master Registration is Open:

Dear Game Masters,

It is time to snag a game space for this year’s Convention. Game master registration remains open until February 21. Please submit your information to me at JohannvonHuelsen52@gmail.com. The sooner you register your game, the better chance you will have of securing the table space you require. When you register your game, please, provide the following information:

1. Name of the battle and war: Example – “Battle of Lobositz, SYW.” If your game is a “What if Scenario”, then invent a name for the battle: Example – “Battle of Bungersdorf, WAS.”

If you intend to host a historical scenario, there is no need to provide a written description. However, if your scenario is a “What If”, then a very brief description of the opening situation is needed. The description should be brief – no longer than two sentences. I will have to edit your description of it is too long.

2. Table size: the available game table sizes are: 5′x6′, 5′x8′, 5′x9′, 5′x12′, 6′x7.5′, 6′x10′. Please try to use one of these table sizes. Most game masters opt for the longer tables (5′x12′ and 6′x10′), and the convention hall can accommodate ten such long tables without the aisle-ways between the game tables becoming uncomfortably cramped. The gaming experience of all involved is much enhanced if there is plenty of “elbow room” around each game table. We can probably add a couple feet to lengthen a few of the long tables if a game master need a little more table length.

It is perfectly acceptable to schedule a table for the entire day, as long as you agree to keep gamers busy until at least 6 pm. Too, if you want to host two games on one day, we can arrange so both games can be played on the same table, one in the morning, and the second in the afternoon/evening.

3. Name of the rules system you will use, and how many players can be accommodated in the game.

4. The day you wish to run your game (Friday  or Saturday). The convention opens on each day at 9 am, and the hall closes at midnight. Gaming will be suspended temporarily at around 6:00 pm on Saturday evening so we can attend to Professor Christopher Duffy’s presentation.

5. The time you would like your game to start, and about how long it will last, including set-up and tear-down time.

The convention organizers are committed to the comfort and convenience of our game masters. We want you to have a great time and not feel rushed or hassled as you set-up and manage your game. Without the game masters, there would be no convention. To honor each of you for volunteering your time, effort and talent we will work hard to make your moderating experience altogether pleasant. I will be available on both days to assure that your needs are met.

Many game masters and players arrive at the convention on Thursday afternoon. Although technically Thursday afternoon is not an official game day, it certainly has taken on the appearance of one as some game master’s use Thursday evening to set-up games that will begin at 9 am the next morning, and there are usually a number of pick-up games going on. It would be fine with me if there are those willing to schedule a few of “official” games on Thursday evening.

We look forward to scheduling your game!

If you have questions regarding any aspect of game scheduling, feel free to email your questions and concerns to JohannvonHuelsen52@gmail.com.

Thank you for helping make this year’s convention the best one yet!