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  • 03 Jul 2019 10:01 PM | Scot McConnachie (Administrator)

    Metro Seattle Gamers has moved one floor almost directly above our old location to Suite 301 in the Nickerson Marina Building. All other contact information remains the same.

    Our new space has a foyer, a better layout in the main room, and a larger RPG room. 

    We have new live game storage racks.

    And we have a much better view (Lake Washington Ship Canal at dusk).


  • 30 Jun 2019 3:38 PM | Anonymous

    Metro Seattle Gamers is a service of Dragonflight. As such, members have a voice in selecting the Board of Directors, which ultimately oversees club operations.

    Call for nominations to the Board of Directors: We have two seats on the Board of Directors up for election this year. As a non-profit corporation, Dragonflight is ultimately run by a five-person board, elected on a rotating basis for three year terms. The seats up for election are currently held by Cory Rueb and Mark Walters. The term will be 1 January 2020 through 31 December 2022.

    Nominations may be made by e-mailing dfelection@dragonflight.org. You must be a current member to nominate and the nominee must also be a current member. You may nominate yourself. Nominations are due by 5 pm on 2 August 2019. The election will be held at the Dragonflight convention, 16-18 August 2019. The two candidates with the most number of validated votes will be the winners and will be certified by the Board of Directors at the September 2019 Board Meeting.


  • 29 Jun 2019 8:49 AM | Scot McConnachie (Administrator)

    Nickerson Marina has restored water service to our building. All restrooms are functional.

    There is a planned outage to complete the repair between 10 am and 11 pm, Monday July 1st.

  • 28 Jun 2019 4:22 PM | Scot McConnachie (Administrator)

    The Nickerson Marina has reported that the water line to the property is out and waiting for repairs. The restrooms in our building are temporarily closed.

    In the meantime, the nearest fully functioning public restrooms are five minutes drive away at the Fishermen's Terminal building, in the corridor between the Bay Cafe and the Highliner pub. Other public restrooms are at the Interbay Athletic complex one block south of Dravus street and west of 15th Avenue West.

    Nickerson Marina has assured us that they will inform us when water service has been restored to the Nickerson Marina Building. We will relay that information as soon as we receive it.


  • 08 Jun 2019 1:25 PM | Scot McConnachie (Administrator)

    The annual St. Jude's Rock'n'Roll Marathon and construction will be affecting traffic in the vicinity of Metro Seattle Gamers on Sunday, June 9th.

    All day expect the following:

    •  The SR99 tunnel will be closed for construction work.

    From the early morning to the early afternoon, expect the following:

    • West Nickerson Street eastbound will be closed, including to Metro Transit.
    • West Nickerson Street westbound will be open but expect interruptions. Metro Transit will not stop near the club.
    • The Ballard Bridge will be open but traffic will be constricted.
    • The northbound lanes of Aurora Ave. N. will be closed, including on both sides of the Aurora Bridge.

    As a reminder, there is an alternate way to the club from the east by turning from Nickerson Street north onto 3rd Avenue West, and then going west onto West Ewing Street, past another Marina, turning right to stay onto West Ewing Street, and then passing the Foss shipyard next to the club's location. To see a map of this route go to the following web page:

    Location and Contact

    The marathon will be running on other streets as well. For more information on Marathon related street closures, here is a link to their PDF:

    RNR_SEA_19_RoadClosureBrochure_FINAL.pdf 

     

  • 10 Feb 2019 1:46 PM | Scot McConnachie (Administrator)
    Due to multiple winter storms, MSG is operating on a restricted basis through Tuesday, February 12th. It is possible that a number of scheduled game sessions will be canceled during that time.

    If you do come to MSG, be advised that the main entrance route is steep and still has ice on it. Be cautious for black ice and pay attention to the weather forecast.

    W. Nickerson Street is mostly clear except between lanes.

    Unless you are driving a four wheel drive vehicle we advise you not to attempt to exit by driving up the main access route. See the club map for the alternate approach route.

    Below are some photos taken on Sunday morning. One group did meet at the club today with reduced attendance.

    Main Route from 11th Ave. W. - not advised for two wheel drive vehicles going uphill. Given the slope, pedestrians are advised to be very cautious, or to not come by this route.

    Alternate Route, 6th Ave. W to W. Ewing Pl. and going west along the canal waterfront - This route is level but snow covered. Two wheel drive cars should be able to handle this route; the problem for pedestrians is the length of the walk. Pedestrians should exercise reasonable caution when crossing snow-covered ground.


    The parking lot itself is level with snow, ice, and slush. Once on the dock, the pedestrian access is under a roof and snow free.

  • 26 Oct 2018 12:28 PM | Scot McConnachie (Administrator)

    Map of Nickerson & 15th Closure

    The Seattle Department of Transportation has extended the closures at this intersection through to November 5th.

    The interchange at W Nickerson St and 15th Ave W will be closed for 2 more weekends (Friday, October 26 - Monday, October 29 and Friday, November 2 - Monday, November 5). Please follow the posted detour routes below. From Monday, October 22 at 5 AM until Friday, October 26 at 9 AM, and from Monday, October 29 at 5 AM until Friday, November 2 at 9 AM, you can expect all movements at this intersection will reopen and remain accessible. Construction work will continue to happen around the intersection, but all movements will be accessible.

    From Friday, October 26 at 9 AM until Monday, October 29 at 5 AM, and from Friday, November 2 at 9 AM until Monday, November 5 at 5 AM, you can expect closed movements at W Nickerson St and 15th Ave W including:

    A. Northbound 15th Ave W to eastbound W Nickerson St 

    B. Westbound W Nickerson St to W Emerson Pl Overpass (Fishermen's Terminal)*

    C. Eastbound W Emerson Pl to northbound 15th Ave W

    D. Westbound W Nickerson St to northbound 15th Ave W

    E. Eastbound W Emerson Pl to eastbound W Nickerson St 

    *Please note that northbound 15th Ave W to westbound W Emerson Pl Overpass (Fishermen's Terminal) will remain open during weekend work. 

    The D Road (southbound onramp from W Nickerson St to 15th Ave W) will be closed Monday, October 29 through Thursday, November 1 from 9 AM to 3 PM for street repairs and utility maintenance. Please follow the posted detour.

    This work is weather dependent. Typical work hours are Monday - Thursday 7 AM-10 PM; Friday 9 AM-10 PM, Saturday and Sunday 7 AM-9 PM.

    For further information, please consult

    http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/projects-and-programs/programs/maintenance-and-paving/current-paving-projects/nickerson


  • 07 Oct 2018 10:38 AM | Scot McConnachie (Administrator)

    Map of Nickerson & 15th ClosureThe Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) has partially closed the intersection between Nickerson Street and 15th Avenue West. This is the complex intersection at the south end of the Ballard Bridge. This is the final phase of the city's Nickerson Street repaving project. Weather permitting, the closure is scheduled for October 5th until October 22nd.

    In the graphic above, routes A, C, and E will be open Monday - Thursday and will be closed at other times. All other lettered routes above will be closed for the entire period. Connections not lettered above will remain open at all times.

    Bus detours on W Nickerson St (Routes #29 and 31)

    King County Metro Bus #29 and 31 will be rerouted from W Nickerson St to 14th Ave W and then to W Dravus St, intermittently. To accommodate this, street parking on 14th Ave W will be suspended temporarily. 

    For further information, including the official detour routes, please refer to SDOT's website on the project.

    http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/projects-and-programs/programs/maintenance-and-paving/current-paving-projects/nickerson


  • 27 Sep 2018 5:51 PM | Scot McConnachie (Administrator)


    MSG Member Thomas Prowell's latest game, #POTUS: Battle for the Trump White House has just launched its Kickstarter drive with new local publisher HGN Games.

    Players represent one of 4 factions trying to get their bills passed while dealing with individual personalities, investigations, and the inevitable Presidential Tweet. Each faction behaves differently and there are opportunities for strange alliances. 

    This is game is the first in HGN's projected Fighting Factions series. Future planned titles include The Death of Stalin, a game of 1953 Soviet Politburo politics, and Team of Rivals, a game of Lincoln's cabinet in the Civil War.

  • 14 Jul 2018 12:45 PM | Anonymous

    Call for nominations to the Board of Directors: We have two seats on the Board of Directors up for election this year. As a non-profit corporation, Dragonflight is ultimately run by a five-person board, elected on a rotating basis for three year terms. The seats up for election are currently held by Amy Gembala and John Poole. The term will be 1 January 2019 through 31 December 2021.

    Nominations may be made by e-mailing dfelection@dragonflight.org. You must be a current member to nominate and the nominee must also be a current member. You may nominate yourself. Nominations are due by 5 pm on 10 August 2018. The election will be held at the Dragonflight convention, 24-26 August 2018. The two candidates with the most number of validated votes will be the winners and will be certified by the Board of Directors at the September 2018 Board Meeting.


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