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NOWS is one of Ohio’s oldest Wargaming clubs, having been a group for over 30 years. Our group’s purpose is to promote gaming of all types. Our primary focus is on miniature war games, however, we actively promote board games and role-playing games. Membership is therefore open to those 16 years and up who enjoy playing and running games of all types. NOWS membership gives you the opportunity to attend our three Minicons which are scheduled through out the year at no additional cost. You also will receive our bi-monthly newsletter. Membership also allows gamers the opportunity to meet (and game with) other war gamers in the greater Cleveland Area. Many of our members regularly attend conventions across the country. Our efforts in the promotion of our hobby include staging NOWSCON one of Ohio’s oldest continuing gaming conventions generally held the last weekend in September. We also regularly sponsor games at local game stores, other conventions and various members’ homes.

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Second Minicon of 2019

St. Thomas Episcopal Church

Second Minicon of 2019! The first NOWS Minicon will run from 9:00 AM until Midnight, at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, located at 50 East Bagley Road, Berea, Ohio on March 9, 2019. Although our Minicons are somewhat informal events, it still encourages better attendance and new members to have some quality games scheduled ahead of time. I’m sure our GM’s are up to the challenge. This will also be a great time to do some play testing of those events being planned for upcoming conventions as well. If you are interested in putting on a game, please email or otherwise send details of the game you propose in writing to any Board member. We’ll need some games - please feel free to submit a game ASAP! One thing we would like to ask, if you plan running a game - if you can, specify about what time you’re planning to run your game. You can either email NOWS at this address or call me at[masked], with information on proposed events, questions, or information on how to submit an article for our newsletter (we love to get some more articles from the club). We will also have our traditional Swag table available for your unwanted gaming materials that you want to unload. Take this opportunity to offer them up to your fellow club members first. Even though our Minicons are a “members only” activity, you may bring friends to join NOWS the day of the Minicon at the membership fee of only $9 which will include attendance to this event as well as the receipt of our bimonthly newsletter, through NOWSCON in October. If you haven’t attended a Minicon previously or would like to invite a friend who hasn’t attended this is a great chance to see what you’ve been missing. There is no additional charge for children under 18 years old accompanying paid members, however it is up to individual GM’s whether children can participate in their games without the accompanying adult. Note we will likely have a very full day of events. Please be sure to set up and tear down games efficiently for others to set up, as we will not have a lot of extra table space. It would also help if only the round tables are used for set ups and Board games to leave the rectangular tables available for the larger Miniature games.

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First NOWS Minicon of 2019!

St. Thomas Episcopal Church

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