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!
p dir=”ltr”>Greetings Grand Adventurers,
p dir=”ltr”>Apologies for the late update over email – I am still getting used to the new system – but due to inclement weather we will instead be convening tomorrow (25/05/19) for the “BBQ” at the Southsider Pub (3-7 West Richmond Street) at 12-2pm.
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?
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!
p dir=”ltr”>For the Glory of Geas,
p dir=”ltr”>Jason Ebblewhite
p dir=”ltr”>Socials Coordinator
p dir=”ltr”>PS: If you would like access to the facebook page it is : https://www.facebook.com/events/563237050751937/?notif_t=plan_user_joined¬if_id=1558734834115581
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,
Logan C. Anderson