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Our GFAC Winter Campaign just wrapped up this last weekend and what an event it was! We had a full house at our new home, TC Paintball with gamers filling tables all day long! A special thanks goes out to the local Dagorhir group and their Chili Con Carnage cook-off. The Chili did flow throughout the event and no one went home hungry. We gave away dozens of games and gifts to those present and were even blessed to have Matthew Litchfield and his family present, of which our proceeds went to their medical expenses and Matthew's cancer treatments.
Thank you for all who made their way out to making this one of our best events to date! Next up is preparation for Cherry Capital Con in May. Check out the rest of the page for more photos and other updates!
Until then, Game on!
In a little under 2 weeks GFAC Winter Campaign will arrive. We need you to join with us to spread the word. Below is a link to our 2013 Winter Flyer. Please feel free to share it with friends or print out and plaster your town!
Our Winter Campaign will be held on Feb. 9th, 2013 from 10am till 10pm at TC Paintball/TC War Room in Traverse City, MI. Join us for Chili Con Carnage, a chili cook off made by gamers, eaten by warriors! In addition we will have several new games premiering, including Bolt Action by Warlord Games, Star Wars X-Wing by Fantasy Flight Games, SAGA by Studio Tomahawk, and many, many more!
Still only $5 at the door!
TC Paintball's new location is at 1825 South M-37 Traverse City, MI. 49685
It is with a heavy heart that I report that yesterday we lost a good man and a great friend. Our previous webmaster and website designer, Don Bonner, passed away at his home in Traverse City, MI. He was an innovator to Gaming For A Cure, making many fantastic items and graphics for us. He was a tried and true volunteer, coming to every meeting and event we had, even if it meant skipping or cutting short other commitments he had. He was a game designer extrordinaire and his boardgame Imperial Gnome was playtested and love by all who participated.
Don could make light of every serious situation and his smile and laughter was known to bring happiness to all who witnessed it. Above being a hardcore GFAC volunteer, he was a dear personal friend, who will be missed by many. He will be honored by many events coming up in the Gaming For A Cure future and most importantly we will strive to make sure his legacy lives on forever.
To you, our friend, in whatever halls you may now roam, Safe Travels.
Saturday July 21st, 2012 is just around the corner and the staff is ready to start playing! Our goal this year is to break the grand total mark of $10,000.00, so we are hoping to see you there. One of our mission goals is to provide a wide variety of games for new gamers and experienced gamers and even just the curious to try and we have a good selection available this year. So warm up your dice throwing hands, and come join the fun!
Just a few reminders about the Gaming For a Cure event;
The location is the Olson building at the Northwestern Michigan College campus here in Traverse City.
The time is from 10am until 10pm.
$5.00 at the door allows you to play any and all the games you want all day.
We have food and beverages on site.
The auction starts at 6pm and donations for it are always welcome.
We have activities available for the younger set.
All posted games will have everything you need to play available however you are welcome to bring your own stuff to play any of these games with you.
We have open tables for any games you want to bring with you to set up and play. You can even bring your own gaming group with you!
Due to unexpected scheduling problems that any of our staff of game hosts may have we can not guarantee all of the games we have posted on the schedule will be played, but we strive to keep the list current.
Munchkin – this will be an all decks free for all so bring your favorite Munchkiny swag to help you cheat.
Battle Tech – Tabletop figure game of giant robots on the battlefield
Wings of Glory WWI (originally called Wings of War) – Tabletop game of Aircraft combat
Pathfinder- A fantasy roleplaying game
Hail Caesar – A pre-gunpowder historical combat game
Warhammer Fantasy – A table top figure game
Warhammer 40K- A table top figure game
Malifaux - A table top figure game of fantasy combat
Risk – Various forms
Six Gun Sound – Wild West gunfights
Prepare for Boarders! – A home grown game of pirates and ships
Imperial Gnome – Another home grown boardgame
Magic the Gathering – Collectable card game
Apples to Apples – A card game that uses words to make points
Flames of War – Table top figure game of historical combat for World War II and Viet nam
Zombies! – Boardgame of people trying to escape the zombie hoards
Star Wars Fighter Combat – Based on the Wings of Glory game system
Gaming for a Cure started in 2006 to honor the loss of a dear friend Wesley Geer. It has now grown into the focal point of supporting cancer awareness and research among the hobbyist community in Northern Michigan. We started off with a focus on role-playing and card games that expanded bringing board games and table top games such as Warhammer and Wings of War. The addition of the live Auction in 2007 was eagerly embraced by participants and donors alike. Gaming for a Cure began branching into the electronic games in 2008 with a Nintendo Wii playing Guitar Hero projected onto a wall. In 2009 the Northwestern Michigan College donated part of another building to allow us to use a computer lab to include a LAN-party of Battle Field 1942.
Our members take pride in the time and effort they donate to make Gaming for a Cure such a success. We are working to prevent the loss of another Wesley Geer and uniting the community through open-minded curiosity into the worlds of gaming. Come support your loved ones who have lost their fight, and those who have survived this devastating disease, and become "a HERO of a different kind of war."
-Jodie Brandt, Founder and Chairman of Gaming for a Cure.
We could not do what we do without the help of the American Cancer Society who has helped us every step of the way in achieving our goals and continuing to grow. If you are unable to make it to any of our events and would still like to make a donation, please feel free to help our friends at the American Cancer Society.