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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
ABOUT THE
ADELAIDE GAMERS' ASSOCIATION


 
 
  1.  WHAT IS A FAQ?
  2.  WHO ARE WE?
  3.  WHERE ARE WE LOCATED?
  4.  OPENING HOURS
  5.  WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY GAMING? 
  6.  WHAT GAMES DO YOU PLAY?
  7.  HOW DO I JOIN THE AGA?
  8.  BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP
  9.  WHO RUNS THE AGA?
 10. THE AGA NEWSLETTER
 11. THE AGA MAILING LIST
 12. SPONSORS OF THE AGA
 13. AGA ADMINISTRATIVE DETAILS
 14. HOW DO I CONTACT THE AGA?

 

1.  WHAT IS A FAQ?

What is a FAQ Document all about?

   A FAQ (or Frequently Asked Questions document) is a Web Page designed to answer commonly asked questions in relation to a subject. It is set out in a form where it proposes questions and answers them in a simple, easy-to-follow way so the reader can skip those questions which they're not interested in and easily scan those they want to know the answers to.

   The AGA FAQ details some of the basic elements about the Adelaide Gamers' Association ranging from its location to how the AGA can be contacted. If you have any questions about this page or the AGA Web Site feel free to e-mail the AGA at aga@adelaide.crosswinds.net, contact the Web Site Co-ordinator, Mark Philp, at mark.philp@student.adelaide.edu.au or ICQ Mark, his ICQ number being 457862.
 
 

2.  WHO ARE WE?

The Adelaide Gamers' Association Logo.

   The Adelaide Gamers' Association (AGA) is a non-profit organization devoted to promoting and facilitating gaming in all its various forms. It is an Association - like a local sporting club or interest group - which aims to bring people who enjoy gaming together in one location where they may enjoy such activities.

The Adelaide Gamers' Association Premises - Located on the Top Level   The AGA has premises and equipment which can be used by members for gaming purposes. A number of facilities ranging from sand tables, role-playing areas, computers, board games, a lounge area, a canteen, and a licensed bar are available for use.

   The Adelaide Gamers' Association was created when two former gaming clubs - the Guild Arcane Inc. and SASA (South Australian Simulation Association Inc.) - merged in July 1998. The AGA is currently located at the same premises SASA used to occupy before the merger.

   The Guild Arcane was an organization devoted primarily to Role-Playing and Card gaming formed in 1993. SASA was an organization which focussed on War Gaming and Board Games formed in 1991. When both organizations merged these separate aspects were combined into the AGA to provide the services we currently have to offer members.
 
 

3.  WHERE ARE WE LOCATED?

As the World turns...

   The AGA premises are located in the Central Business District of the city of Adelaide, Australia at 134 Waymouth Street, just off of Light Square. The premises occupy the top floor of the building (level two), so all you have to do is climb the stairwell to the top and you're there!

AGA Premises: Level 2, 134 Waymouth Street, Adelaide CBD.

   Feel free to come in and take a look around at anytime - there's usually somebody around who'll be able to help you and show you around.
 
 

4.  OPENING HOURS

The AGA Premises are open from 12pm - 10.30pm everyday! Drop in and take a look at what we have to offer...   As the Adelaide Gamers' Association is run by a group of volunteers there are no set opening or closing hours. The club rooms are open when a volunteer is on premises. There's usually someone about the place every day of the week, ensuring the AGA is open for members to use.

   In general you'll find the premises open between 12pm - 10.30pm daily. Arrangements can be made for the club rooms to be used by members who don't have key access by contacting the Campaign Co-ordinator, Mark Philp, via e-mail at mark.philp@student.adelaide.edu.au or by ICQ, Mark's ICQ number being 457862.
 
 

5.  WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY GAMING?

Gaming...

   By gaming we're not referring to gambling, or popular board or computer games. Gaming is the term used by the AGA to describe a variety of activities which focus on strategy, tactics, fun and entertainment. These activities range from recreating ancient battles using miniatures to a form of storytelling and acting called Role-Playing.

For a more detailed explanation on what gaming is take a look at our Gaming Frequently Asked Questions Page.
 
 

6.  WHAT KINDS OF GAMES DO YOU PLAY?

   Board Games, Card Games, Computer Strategy Games, Role-Playing Games, and War Games (also called Miniature, Simulation, or Table Top Games) are the main types of games which occur through the AGA. Take a look at one of those areas of gaming that interests you in our Campaigns Page to see what's on offer through the club, information and reviews on past events, and upcoming games which are open to members.

   For further information on gaming or any games being conducted through the AGA feel free to contact the Association by e-mail, browse through our Gaming Links Page, or take a look at the wide variety of gaming related sites out there on the World Wide Web.
 
 

7.  HOW DO I JOIN THE AGA?

   For details on joining the Adelaide Gamers' Association please feel free to take a look at our Membership Page.

   Membership forms are available from the AGA Premises, or at GameQuest or Tactics stores (two local Adelaide gaming stores who sponsor the AGA). All you have to do is obtain and complete a membership form, pay your subscription and the form will be processed by the AGA Committee.
 
 

8.  BENEFITS OF AGA MEMBERSHIP

   Being a member of the Adelaide Gamers' Association entitles you to the following benefits:


 

9.  WHO RUNS THE AGA?

Sean DavisKylie DohertyTess HayesAlan Michell
Stan McKenzieBarry MansuelDarren PerrymanJeff Williams

   The Adelaide Gamers' Association is ran by a Committee of Management who volunteer their time and services to the club at no cost, being elected by the general membership to look after the day to day running of the club.

   Important members of the Committee include the Association's President (who chairs all meetings), the Secretary (who deals with all club related correspondence), and the Treasurer (who looks after the club's accounts and expenditures).

   As well as the Committee there are other volunteer members who help run the AGA. A variety of Officials (also known as Keyholders)  attend to certain tasks ranging from maintaining this Web Site, being able to open and close the AGA Premises, and managing the bar.
 
 

10.  THE AGA NEWSLETTER

   For the latest news and information relating to the Adelaide Gamers' Association take a look at the club newsletter, THE RUNE. It has the latest up-to-date information relating to Committee meetings, Campaigns, events, and news from the world of gaming within its pages.

   A bi-monthly publication, the newsletter can be accessed on-line in html format. Click here to read the latest copy of THE RUNE.

   Submissions for THE RUNE can be sent to the Association's official e-mail address at aga@adelaide.crosswinds.net.
 
 

11.  THE AGA MAILING LIST

   The AGA is currently beginning to compile an E-Mail Mailing List so that members can be informed electronically of Upcoming Events, important information relating to the club and electronic copies of the AGA newsletter, THE RUNE. If you would like to be added to this list or would like more information about it click here.
 
 

12.  SPONSORS OF THE ADELAIDE GAMERS' ASSOCIATION

Sponsors of the Adelaide Gamers' Association.

   The Adelaide Gamers' Association would like to thank all of its sponsors for the support and sponsorship they offer. To find out more about the organizations who offer discounts and benefits to AGA members as well as to help support the club take a look at our Sponsors Page.
 
 

13.  AGA ADMINISTRATIVE DETAILS

The Charter (or Constitution) and Standing Orders (Club Rules) of the Adelaide Gamers' Association are available for anyone to read, having been posted on this Site to demonstrate the integrity of the Association and the guidelines it acts within.

   As the AGA is a registered Association with the Australian Securities Commission, it is compulsory for us to possess a Charter which the Association acts under. A Charter is just another word which means Constitution - a document which essentially sets out how the AGA should be run. It deals with such issues as discipline, meetings, membership, powers the AGA Committee and its Officials possess, and voting.

   The Standing Orders of the Association contain the rules of the club. Most of these rules which concern members are based on common sense, relating to behaviour on premises and defining what is unacceptable behaviour. The remaining rules found in the Standing Orders cover the duties Officials perform and the procedures which they follow.
 
 

14.  HOW DO I CONTACT THE AGA?
How do I contact the AGA?

   To contact the Adelaide Gamers' Association via the internet please feel free to send e-mail to the Secretary, currently Alan Michell, at aga@adelaide.crosswinds.net.

The mailing address of the AGA for those who wish to post information to the Committee is:

P.O. Box 10184
Gouger Street, Adelaide
South Australia, Australia
5000

   For local enquiries of any kind about the AGA there is an Adelaide-based contact number: (08) 8410 4455.

   If you have any questions about this Web Site, or any information contained upon this Site, please send a message to the Web Site Co-ordinator, Mark Philp, at mark.philp@student.adelaide.edu.au. Mark can also be reached via ICQ, his ICQ number being 457862.
 
 
 

Information on how to join the Adelaide Gamers' Association and the Benefits of Membership. A list of New Campaigns starting soon at the AGA for Members to Join. Details on the Campaigns currently running through the AGA. News on Upcoming Events which are occurring through the AGA. Take a look at the AGA's bi-monthly newsletter, The Rune, for the latest AGA News.
Information about the Adelaide Gamers' Association Committee. The Charter and Rules which the Adelaide Gamers' Association works under. A list of the kind and generous groups who help support the AGA. Links to other Gaming Sites on the World Wide Web. Return to the Main Index Page.