Term 2 2018/19 rooms

DateDayAfternoonEvening
17/2SundayTeviot Dining RoomTeviot Dining Room
20/2WednesdayPotterrow Dome
24/2Sunday
Repitches
Teviot Dining RoomTeviot Dining Room
27/2Wednesday
Repitches
Potterrow Dome
03/3SundayNo Booking, Occupy TeviotTeviot Dining Room
06/3WednesdayPotterrow Dome
10/3SundayTeviot Dining RoomTeviot Dining Room
13/3WednesdayPotterrow Dome
17/3SundayNo Booking, Occupy TeviotPotterrow Dome
20/3WednesdayPotterrow Dome
24/3SundayNo Booking, Occupy TeviotTeviot Dining Room
27/3WednesdayNo Booking,
Occupy Teviot
31/3SundayNo Booking, Occupy TeviotTeviot Dining Room
3/4WednesdayPotterrow Dome
6-7/4Conpulsion!All of Teviot. All of it.More Gaming
10/4WednesdayPotterrow Dome
14/4SundayTeviot Dining RoomTeviot Dining Room
17/4WednesdayPotterrow Dome
21/3SundayTeviot Dining RoomTeviot Dining Room
24/4WednesdayPotterrow Dome
28/4SundayTeviot Dining RoomTeviot Dining Room
1/5WednesdayPotterrow Dome
5/5SundayTeviot Dining RoomTeviot Dining Room
8/5WednesdayPotterrow Dome
12/5SundayTeviot Dining RoomTeviot Dining Room
15/5WednesdayPotterrow Dome
19/5SundayTeviot Dining RoomTeviot Dining Room
22/5WednesdayPotterrow Dome

GM Workshops

Greetings Grand Adventurers!

I hope you’ve all had an amazing summer and that you are looking forward to another year of gaming!

Before we start back, I was hoping to get some feedback regarding Monthly GM workshops.

Is this something we are all still interested in? and if so how would you like them to be run?

I am proposing that we have a panel like discussion followed by an informal social period. This allows people to discuss the topics covered, or just to help each other with gaming queries.

For this format to work I would need some suggestions on what sort of topics you’d like to cover and ideally some volunteers who are comfortable discussing the mechanics and issues surrounding the running of games.

it would also be useful to get a sense of people who may be interested in speaking at these workshops. You would not be expected to speak every month but if there is a topic you have experience with and would feel comfortable discussing id love to have you come along and share your expertise, anecdotes and wisdom.

Once I have generated some feed back i’ll update you all on the proposed topic list for the first semester & the dates of the workshops themselves.

If you would like to send some feedback please get back to me via the email or the facebook post.

I look forward to hearing from you and seeing you all in September 😀

For the glory of GEAS,

Robyn (Events )

GEAS Summer Games continued

Hi all,

Me again, with a late addition to the summer games:

Maximillian is planning on running 3 different games of Shadowrun 4th Ed.
Games would be taking place in his flat somewhere in old town (details obviously provided as necessary) in the evening on a yet to be determined date.
Without further ado, here is his pitch:

"The long one:
I’d like to start a whole new story, not only a oneshot where the players create new characters. The goal is to start a journey on the long run, at first over the summer. I’d like to meet up once a week and am looking for 3-4 players. They can be freshers or experienced gamers, but I dislike powergamers who doubt the allmightyness of the GM Therefore, this is a good opportunity to dig into the game from scratch without the need of any prior knowledge.
We’ll start in Seattle – classic – to get into the game and develope ourselves to continue our story in Edinburgh. The whole game plays in 2076 – a tech-dominated, ultra-capitalistic future in which magic and belonging creatures came back to the world by mysterious circumstances. The players can choose between the classical races: Human, Dwarf, Orc, Troll, Elve. For me, roleplay is very important, not rules. A good story and atmosphere is more valuable then strictness. This game is also challenging, but still vanilla. Characters die, but just when they really really deserve it.

The first short one – just for experienced players
Planned to be 3-4 rounds and 2-4 players. Either with pre-existing characters or with new characters based on 600 BP. A very challenging / high-level game:
Playing on the ‘good’ side (however this is possible in SR…). Classical setup: A Mr. Johnson recruits Pro-Shadowrunners to infiltrate a highly secured Aztech – biotech labratory and extract a very rare piece of beta-and deltaware components from inside. It is very likeley, that not everybody will make it in and out, probably no-one. However, here its fact: High Risk, High Reward. If the players suceed this run alive, they have the chance to get very rare and unique components, relics and weapons in return to enhance their characters. If the roleplay and teamplay also shows engagement, then the players will be rewared with high Karma on top. However, this is not a vanilla gameplay and every small mistake could lead to devestation and death of the characters.

The third one:
Here I want to experiment. Thought for 1-3 rounds and 2 – 3 players. We’ll play ‘Dark Shadowrun’. Purely based on antagonists and the pure evil, this game is not for softies and also not for freshers. The players do have the chance to play the worst of the worst, characters which are normally not playable and which are usually boss-level enemies. Insect-Ghosts, Shadows, Toxics Shamans, Necromants, Cannibals, and further beasts. However, these creatures are often not teamplayers. The players need to create teamplayers, at least on the lowest playable level. Also, this game is absolutely hardcore – the whole world will be against them and it’s very unlikely for any player to survive on the long run. Therefore, this game is for experienced shadowrunners, who like to go one step further and see into the eyes of the Leviathan."

If this sounds like something you’d enjoy, please get in touch with him by contacting m.bakenhus !
As a side note, we hope that everyone out there is having a great summer, gaming or otherwise 🙂

All the best,
Jason, Socials Coordinator
Alea iacta est

GEAS Summer Games

Hello again,

Thanks to everyone who came, and a big thanks to people who gave me details of their games so that I can advertise them now. We have a few games that I will try my best to describe, they are as follows:

Angus – Saturday Evening – Looking for 4 players – Contact geascommittee
"Its a game about island hopping refugees in a mostly island based fantasy realm."

Vincent – Thursday Evening – Looking for 2 players – Contact stephenmcmorland
"The game is called Nihon, it is set in a fantasy version of feudal Japan where players are Adepts, a multi-class of Magic user and Fighter, you can choose different roles such as Monk, Martial artist, Sword Saint etc. It is a homebrew system using percentile dice and a very simple system (although there is a lot of maths bubbling away in the background that the player need never worry about)."

Roderick – Sunday Evening – Looking for 3-5 players, one of which he hopes will host the game for the convenience of the rest of the players (Roderick lives quite far away) – Contact tonbo.karasu
I don’t have a quote from Roderick, but from what I remember, it is a Dungeons and Dragons 5th Ed game set in the Frostgrave setting; Frostgrave is a game of Wizards, battling through a ruined frozen city in search of magical artefacts. He will be tweaking the magic system to make it a bit more interesting than it currently is, turning the game into a nice, gritty and cold experience.

Those are the games, hope you manage to find something you like! If you’ve already found something then we hope you have a wonderful summer, and we hope to see you in the next semester!

Jason
Socials Coordinator

GEAS Summer Games Social

Hi Folks,

This is just a quick reminder about our Social tomorrow at 6-9pm in the Teviot Dining Room. If you want to run and game and need some players, or if you’re looking for a game over summer to play in, it might be a good idea to start here!
The Social will be a very informal, drop in, drop out event with no formal pitches. Pitching is usually a good way for players to get an immediate idea of what games are being run, however as the majority of GMs will be hosting at their own homes, we give them the prerogative to choose whom they want to invite out of respect for that, and we expect all players to do the same. Also, given this is a social, we don’t want games to be entirely first come first serve, as we can appreciate that some people may arrive later in the evening.

If you cannot make it to the social but either as a GM still wish to put yourself out there for players to contact you, or as a player looking for a game, we will be compiling a spreadsheet of Summer Games with any GM that wishes to give us their email address. This can be given either in person or via email to geascommittee. You may also wish to give a small description of your game and how many players you still need.

Hope to see you all there!

Jason
Socials Coordinator

GEAS BBQ Update

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p dir=”ltr”>We have the back room booked, so please feel free to come along and have some cheap pub food with us. The Southsider do claim to sell GF and Veg options but as a number of friends have warned me, they are not very careful with cross-contamination so you may want to eat beforehand. I am very sorry about this but I was expecting the weather to be nice, and, in the end it isn’t really about the food is it?

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p dir=”ltr”>Also, our Summer Games Social will be next week on Saturday the 1st, at 6-9pm in the Teviot Dining Room, so if you cannot make it to the gathering tomorrow you’ll be sure to find some friendly faces then. We hope to see you all soon!

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Summer Events and the Widening Participation programme

Hello adventurers!

I hope everyone’s exam season is going well, I just wanted to give you information on a few events to look forward to once exams are over!

Firstly there will be an end-of-exams barbecue happening in the meadows on the 25th of May at 1pm, weather permitting, and it will be a fun chance to see everyone at the society in hopefully lovely weather before the summer period begins.

Secondly there will be a summer social event in the dining room at Teviot from 6pm-9pm on Saturday the 1st of June. This is typically when the pitches for summer games are held, though we would like to make it clear that these games are not moderated by the GEAS Committee. We are merely facilitating the chance for people to set up games for the summer. These pitches won’t be as formal and it is down to the discretion of the GMs to organise their pitches. This event will also be a chance to socialise with members of the society before leaving for the summer.

Lastly, the University of Edinburgh’s Widening Participation programme runs an annual summer school for pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds to give them an opportunity to experience what it is like to study and be a part of activities at university. As part of this, the organisers were hoping to run a couple of D&D sessions for pupils, and have asked GEAS for volunteer DMs.

These sessions are tentatively scheduled for the evenings on Wednesday 26th and/or Thursday 27th of June.

This is a fantastic opportunity to use table-top gaming as a form of community outreach. If you would be interested in getting involved, please get in touch with Vivek, our Equality and Wellbeing Officer, who has been liaising with the WP programme, or email the GEAS committee.

Thanks for taking the time to read this, and I’ll take this last chance to remind everyone that Conpulsion Director applications should be sent in to the GEAS email before this Sunday.

Lastly, for those of you going through exams just now I wish you all the best of luck!

For the Glory of GEAS,

GEAS Secretary
Logan C. Anderson

Conpulsion Director Information

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p dir=”ltr”>The position of Conpulsion Director will be decided in a week’s time, and so that all interested parties are as informed as possible this email will go over the position and its responsibilities as well as how to apply.

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p dir=”ltr”>Firstly, the role of Conpulsion director is one that is responsible for the organisation and running of Conpulsion. This is not to be confused with the role of Conpulsion Liaison which is responsible with communicating with EUSA and the general GEAS committee. Also, you do not have to be a student to run for this position.

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p dir=”ltr”>As for how to apply, you must send an email to the GEAS email account detailing:

  • Your proposed committee’s makeup and who will be taking which role on said committee

  • Your overall aims with regards to Conpulsion

  • Why you are well suited for the role

  • Any other relevant details you would like to include.

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p dir=”ltr”>You have until next Sunday before 5pm to get your email in, and make sure that your email subject is ‘Conpulsion Director Application’

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EGM 28th of April Minutes

Greetings adventurers!

The minutes for the EGM meeting of the 28th of April are as follows:

  • By general consensus, it was decided that the name of the position of ‘welfare officer’ should be changed to ‘equality and wellbeing officer’.
  • The position of Events Coordinator was voted on, and the position was given to Robyn Higgins
  • The position of Conpulsion Liaison was voted on, and the position was given to Calum Freeman
  • Lastly, the position of Conpulsion Director was described in detail and the process for application was told.
  • No further matters were raised.

An email detailing the Conpulsion Director role and how to apply for it will be sent out to the mailing list later today.

For the Glory of GEAS!

GEAS Secretary,
Logan C. Anderson

EGM Date

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p dir=”ltr”>This email is to inform you all that our EGM will be taking place this Sunday, the 28th of April, at 5pm in the dining room at Teviot. At this EGM, among other things, there will be a vote on the position of Conpulsion Liason. We strongly encourage all of you to try your best to make it to this EGM as your votes will shape the future of GEAS and Conpulsion over the next year. If you cannot make it to the EGM, then please consider giving a proxy vote to someone that you trust to vote on your behalf.

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p dir=”ltr”>As an additional note, we would like to remind you that if you are still not a member of GEAS then you will have to sign up at least 24 hours prior to the EGM if you would like to vote in it. This can be done through EUSA’s website for £1.50 a semester or £3 for a full year and non-student and student prices are identical.

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EGM Date

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p dir=”ltr”>This email is to inform you all that our EGM will be taking place on the 28th of April. Those of you familiar with previous years’ EGM dates may realise this is a little later than is traditional (with typical EGM dates being just after Conpulsion). However the date was chosen this year as the usual date we would pick clashes with nationals and the week after that clashes with Easter. Therefore the date chosen is the closest date that could be chosen to Conpulsion.

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p dir=”ltr”>At this EGM, among other things, there will be a vote on the position of Conpulsion Liason. We strongly encourage all of you to try your best to make it to this EGM as your votes will shape the future of GEAS and Conpulsion over the next year. If you cannot make it to the EGM, then please consider giving a proxy vote to someone that you trust to vote on your behalf.

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p dir=”ltr”>As an additional note, we would like to remind you that if you are still not a member of GEAS then you will have to sign up at least 24 hours prior to the EGM if you would like to vote in it. This can be done through EUSA’s website for £1.50 a semester or £3 for a full year and non-student and student prices are identical. Signing up is very important, as without members signing up EUSA will refuse to give us room bookings that suit our needs. Membership is the best way to show to EUSA that we have as many members as we do, and it also allows you to have a say in the future of our dear society through voting.

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p dir=”ltr”>Lastly, we would like to remind all GEAS members that bringing outside alcohol into EUSA locations is forbidden. It goes without saying that this is not allowed under licensing laws, and if it were to occur then the repercussions would not only potentially be severe for the individual bringing the alcohol, but also for the society as a whole.

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p dir=”ltr”>Logan C. Anderson.