Spooky Halloween One Shot Event

Greetings Grand Adventurers!

This year we will be hosting a spooky one shot event in support of Maggies centres.
We will be implementing the charity re roll system so bring your change and your best dice along.
The event will take place on Saturday October 26th at Teviot in the New Amphion from 6:30-11.

To get in as a player you will be required to bring your own bag of sweets to share at your table.

If you are interested in GMing at this event please contact me via the Geas email so we can gauge game numbers. You do not need to have a campaign description just show your interest.

We will also be debuting the first of our limited edition Griffie the Griffin stickers commissioned by GEAS artists, with the proceeds going to charity.
The Halloween Griffie was designed by our very own Angus Barker and will be available for purchase at the event.

Hope you see many of you there!

For the Glory of Geas!
Robyn Higgins
Events 2019-2020

GM Basics Workshop

Greetings Grand Adventurers!

It is finally time for the first of our revamped Gaming workshops!

This month’s workshop will be coving the basics of running a game, how to prepare for a session and other useful tips for GM’s both old and new.
We will have a panel of 4 amazing GMs who will be discussing their experiences running games and answering any questions you may have about organising sessions.
The panel will be approximately 60-90 mins followed by a social period.

The Workshop will take place this Saturday (12th October) 3pm-7pm in the Study at Teviot.

I hope to see many of you there!

For the Glory of GEAS!
Robyn Higgins
Events 2019-2020

Revised Room Bookings for Today

Hello,

For those going to either of our Sunday games today, I would like to inform you all that EUSA has changed our room bookings again. For the afternoon (1-5), we will be in the Study which is the side room at the back of the Amphion. For the Evening, we will be in the Dining Room. Our room booking for today is officially listed as starting at 6:45 and continuing on to 11pm, but we will be trying to make sure our room booking is available at the usual time. I would like to reiterate that this is due to EUSA changing our room bookings and double booking our other rooms, and I am sending this out as soon as I can after finding out myself only about 15 minutes ago.

For Glory, and GEAS.
Society Secretary,
Logan C. Anderson

Room Booking for tonight’s evening game.

Hello everyone!

I am sorry to say that we have lost our room booking at the dining room today, we have instead been moved to the New Amphion. Hopefully this will not cause any issues with games, we realise it is very short notice however we were told by EUSA about the room booking only a few minutes ago.

Your Secretary,
Logan C. Anderson

Room Bookings, Discord and a New Facebook Group!

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p dir=”ltr”>With our first week of sessions and pitches over, I’m sending this email to let you all know about our room bookings for this semester, a couple of details about pitches as a whole including a reminder that some of our games may have free spaces, an explanation about our cool new membership cards (and how to get them!), and about our discord and our new facebook group for one shorts and outside games.

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p dir=”ltr”>Firstly is the matter of pitches, our pitches this week were more popular than any of us have seen before which is great! Unfortunately because of this we have had some problems with not having enough GMs and we have also had issues in some cases with not having enough players for some games on Sunday afternoon. We recognise that this is an issue, and it is a shame this has been the case. Unfortunately, there isn’t anything we can do to alleviate these issues but we would like to thank members for their patience regarding this. I would also like to remind all our members that may not be aware that we have three separate sessions for games running weekly. On Wednesdays, 6-10pm; Sundays, 1-5pm; and Sundays 6-10pm.

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p dir=”ltr”>For those of you unable to find a game on one of these days it might be worth contacting us about whether there are free spaces in games at the other times. Secondly, we would like to remind our members that the pitches we facilitate are for GEAS games only. The society cannot oversee any external games, nor can we provide support for them. Thus, please refrain from advertising any games that do not take place in the session you are in.

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p dir=”ltr”>Next are our membership cards! These allow you to get 10% of any purchase of roleplaying books at Black Lion Games on Buccleuch Street. To get one, simply purchase a membership with the society on the EUSA website. (A link to the exact page can be found at the base of this email.) Membership is £3 for the year and £1.50 for the semester. Next week at each of our sessions there will be a table with committee members on it ready to hand out membership cards once you’ve paid. Simply give them your name, they’ll check the membership list, and give you your card.

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p dir=”ltr”>For those of you still looking for games or hoping to run a one-shot event I would like to inform you of our Discord group and our new Facebook group! The discord is for members of the society to socialise and advertise outside games and oneshots in. The new facebook group is specifically for the advertising of oneshots and non-GEAS games.

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p dir=”ltr”>For the rooms that list ‘nothing’ we have unfortunately not yet been given a room booking. For this we would like to apologise. We will be contacting EUSA to try to find any cancellations and if we secure a room then an email will be sent out at the first possible opportunity to let you know. Unfortunately as this is not a guarantee we would like to recommend that GMs get contact details from their players to coordinate a meeting place on these dates.

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Macmillan Coffee Morning

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p dir=”ltr”>– Robyn Higgins (Events)

GEAS Upcoming Events

Hey folks,

I’d like to thank everyone who visited our stall either yesterday or today, and welcome you all to our cool little community – and to all the returning members, welcome back! We have a few things coming up quite soon, so this information is all rather important, especially if this is the first time you are seeing this.
It’s in What / Where / When format and then there’s a little blurb that I thought would be helpful.

Welcome Week One Shots / The Study, Teviot Row House / 18:00-22:00, Friday, 13th Sept.
Come along to our first event of the semester which hopes to provide a suitable taster to our much loved hobby.
Pitches for this session will begin promptly so please arrive on time to guarantee you get into the game you want!
For newcomers: Gamesmasters (GMs) will pitch their games at the start of the evening – with a description, the system they will be using, and how many players they can take – and then the players will choose the game, and the GM, they want to join. From there, the GMs will guide the players through the necessary background info, any rules they need to know, essentially how to roleplay in their game. If you wish to GM please feel free to do so, as we are always on the lookout for new talent!
The only thing you will require is enthusiasm – and maybe a pencil.

Pub Social / Magic Potions Tavern, 9 Blair Street / 19:00-23:00, Monday, 16th Sept.

"We begin our story in a tavern…"
This year we’ve taken the classic rpg cliche and ran with it, and booked out the magic potions tavern on Blair Street (just off the Royal Mile) for an evening of nerdy carousing.
Whether or not you’ve roleplayed before, the fact that you’re considering it probably means you’re one of us, so come along and meet the people that make this society worth joining!

Start-of-Campaign Pitches
Wednesday Evening games / Debating Hall, Teviot Row House / 18:00-22:00, Wednesday, 18th Sept.
Sunday Afternoon games / Debating Hall, Teviot Row House / 12:30-16:30, Sunday, 22nd Sept.

Sunday Evening games / Debating Hall, Teviot Row House / 18:00-22:00, Sunday, 22nd Sept.

Finally, our long term campaigns; these can range anywhere from 6 weeks to the entire year. Similarly to the one shots, GMs will pitch their games and newcomers get priority of choice. Experienced roleplayers are encouraged to run games to accommodate new players!
Again, all you need to bring is a pencil – and possibly some enthusiasm.

Hope to see you all very soon,
Jason Ebblewhite
Socials Coordinator

If you have any questions about roleplaying or the society in general, please do not hesitate to contact us at geas.committee!

Important Dates: Let’s do this one last time

Greetings Grand Adventurers!

Your president has been buried in emails and has managed to miss out information, and also get information wrong. Please forgive me and ignore the last two emails you have been sent.

The fresher’s week one-shots will be taking place on Friday 13th, in Teviot Study Room at 6:00pm. Thank you to everyone who highlighted my mistakes there, and again I’m very sorry.

The first set of pitches for this semester will be in the first week of the semester. The Wednesday evening pitches will be taking place on Wednesday 18th at 6:00pm. The Sunday afternoon and evening pitches will be on Sunday 22nd, with the afternoon pitches starting at 12:30pm and the evening pitches starting at 6:00pm. All the first semester pitches will take place in the Debating Hall.

We will have more information in the future regarding socials and events for the first semester. You can find all our definitive information on our website, at geas.org.uk. Thank you all for your patience.

For the glory of GEAS,
Emily Booth
GEAS President

Room Bookings 2019/20

DateSlotRoom
18 SeptemberWednesday EveningDebating Hall
22 SeptemberSunday Afternoon
and Evening
Debating Hall
25 SeptemberWednesday EveningNo Booking
Occupy Teviot
29 SeptemberSunday Afternoon
and Evening
Debating Hall
2 OctoberWednesday EveningNo Booking
Occupy Teviot
6 OctoberSunday AfternoonDebating Hall
6 OctoberSunday EveningDining Room
9 OctoberWednesday Evening 8:30Occupy Teviot
Dining Room at 8:30
13 OctoberSunday AfternoonOccupy Teviot
13 OctoberSunday EveningDining Room
16 OctoberWednesday EveningOccupy Teviot
20 OctoberSunday Afternoon
and Evening
Debating Hall
23 OctoberWednesday EveningDebating Hall
26 OctoberSaturday Evening
Halloween Gaming!
Balcony RoomHalloween!
27 OctoberSunday AfternoonStudy
27 OctoberSunday EveningDebating Hall
30 OctoberWednesday EveningOccupy Teviot
3 NovemberSunday AfternoonStudy
3 NovemberSunday EveningDining Room
6 NovemberWednesday EveningDebating HallGame pitches
10 NovemberSunday Afternoon
and Evening
Debating HallGame pitches
13 NovemberWednesday EveningDebating Hall
17 NovemberSunday Afternoon
and Evening
Amphion
20 NovemberWednesday EveningOccupy Teviot
23 NovemberSaturday Evening
GM Workshop
Balcony RoomGM Basics
24 NovemberSunday Afternoon
and Evening
Debating Hall
27 NovemberWednesday EveningOccupy Teviot
1 DecemberSunday Afternoon
and Evening
Debating Hall
4 DecemberWednesday EveningDebating Hall
8 DecemberSunday Afternoon
and Evening
Debating Hall
11 DecemberWednesday EveningOccupy Teviot
15 DecemberSunday Afternoon
and Evening
Debating Hall
18 DecemberWednesday EveningDebating Hall
Evening sessions start at 6, afternoon sessions at 1 (mostly)

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 )