Change of Workshop Time

Hi All,

Unfortunately the booking has been changed for the workshop tonight.
It will be starting at 6pm now in the balcony room as opposed to 5.
Apologies for any inconvenience this has caused.

Best Wishes,
Robyn Higgins Events

GEAS Pub Social: Friday 28th Feb

Hi folks,

Jason here, I thought I’d apologise first of all for how few socials we have had in the past months. I hit a few snags in the booking process and unfortunately did not commit enough time sorting it previously.

To attempt to make up for this, we have a social coming on Saturday 7th March 1900 (7pm) onwards at Sofi’s Southside; as it was thoroughly enjoyed by most last time. As I wrote in the facebook events page and am now going to shamelessly paste into this email "We’re well into our second semester at GEAS and I’m sure you’d all love to talk about what’s going on inside and outside of your games! Please come along and drink plenty, as I’m sure here you won’t be alone. "
We will also have a social at the end of March (Saturday 28th March 1900 onwards at Sofi’s Southside) which I will update you on after the upcoming social has occurred. This is the weekend before Conpulsion Flame so we hope that spirits are high and.. um.. flammable? I guess spirits are actually flammable but that’s neither here nor there.

With regards to the social(s): we have the upstairs room booked and it can hold roughly 40 people, so please get yourself along and carouse to your heart’s content! Following is the events page on fb : https://www.facebook.com/events/204116860972499/

For the glory of GEAS,
Jason Ebblewhite
Socials Coordinator

Room Booking Update

Hello everyone,

This is a quick update to let you all know that our games for tonight will not be held at Geek Retreat, they will in fact be in the Dining Room at Teviot. This is only for tonight’s booking. Future Wednesday sessions will remain the same, being held at Geek Retreat.

For the Glory of GEAS,
Society Secretary
Logan C. Anderson

Semester 2 Events, Student Nationals, and Noise Issues

Hi All,

Semester 2 Events
This semester we will be having two GM workshops and a one shot event.
Unfortunately we have had trouble booking for a second event this semester but we will endeavour to arrange one for after exams.

The First GM workshop will be on Homebrew at the end of the month on the 29th. It will take place in the Balcony Room between 5pm and 9pm.

The Second workshop on Women in gaming will take place directly before the international Women’s day event on the 14th of March. The workshop will be from 1pm- 5pm and the one shot event will be from 6pm- 10pm. At the Women’s day one shot all genders are invited to participate however the focus will be on Women and female presenting folk to GM.

Student Nationals
Additionally we have a space on our trip to nationals!
If anyone is interested in attending please send us an email for more information. It will be first come first serve as there is only one space. The total cost should be £134 with £50 to be paid ASAP for transport and ticket cost and £84 to be paid in the day for Accommodation. Nationals will take place on the 24th- 26th of April, with us returning to Edinburgh on the 27th.

Update on Noise and Accessibility
We have some updates regarding the noise issue our members have been experiencing at our weekly games. As an immediate measure, we are going to remind everyone at the start of games to be mindful of the noise while playing. One of the things that happens is a feedback loop where the noise in the venue makes people talk louder, which makes the venue even noisier. If we are mindful of this from the start, we may be able to stop this from happening. If the noise does become unbearable, please come speak to a Committee member immediately and we will call for a short break to get the noise level down again.

Meanwhile, Vivek, our Equality and Wellbeing Officer, has been enquiring with EUSA about providing high-fidelity earplugs for our members. Vivek is going to present an expenditure request at the next EUSA Student Council meeting for a budget for EUSA to order these earplugs as a pilot scheme. Because this is an issue that directly affects Geas members, Geas members will be given priority in getting these earplugs. These are discreet, in-ear earplugs that filter ambient noise by 11 dB, but still preserves voice frequencies. We are hoping to get feedback to see how useful these earplugs are for a variety of different hearing-related needs.

If you would like to request a pair of high-fidelity earplugs, please email Vivek at geas.welfare.

That’s it for now, we hope you are enjoying your games!

For the Glory of Geas,
The Geas Committee