GEAS Nationals Sign-ups

Greetings Grand Adventurers,

This is a reminder that the deadline for signing up for nationals is Sunday the 19th of November (The end of this week). If you want to get onto the mailing list and haven’t already given me your email, send an email with the subject ‘Nationals’ to jasonebblewhite – if you are planning on GMing at Nationals please include this information.

Nationals takes place on the 6-8th of April, 2018, in Bradford. More information can be found here: https://www.bradfordunisu.co.uk/groups/nsrwc/general-info-pack It’s a really good time if you like one-shots, and if you like people, there are some people.

If you try to sign up after the 19th I will literally cry.

Godspeed, Jason Ebblewhite Socials and Events Coordinator [email above]

GEAS Games Tomorrow

Greetings Grand Adventurers,

Our room bookings are slightly different tomorrow, we will be in the Debating Hall for the Afternoon games. We will be in the Study as usual for the evening.

Kind Regards,
Tudor Ferariu
Secretary 2015-17

GEAS Pub Social and Membership

Greetings Grand Adventurers,

Just a quick reminder that there is a pub social, tonight at 19:30 in the Southsider.

Additionally, we would really appreciate it if all of you who have decided to stay after Re-Pitches got membership. It is 5 pounds for students and 10 for non-students, for the whole year and you can pay it here. We don’t really have many operating costs, but we need you to become members so we can use our numbers to hopefully get better room bookings in the second semester.

For the Glory of GEAS,
Tudor Ferariu
Secretary 2015-17

GEAS Re-Pitches Reminder

Greetings Grand Adventurers,

Just a quick reminder that Re-pitches are happening today and this Sunday:

  • Wednesday the 1st of November, in the Teviot Study, at 18:45 sharp, because we only have the room for one hour in order to get the pitches organised and then have to spread around Teviot like we usually do. Sadly finding suitable rooms for Wednesdays is still impossible.
  • Sunday the 5th of November, at around 12:50, in the Teviot Study.
  • Sunday the 5th of November, at around 18:50, in the Teviot Study.

For the Glory of GEAS,
Tudor Ferariu
Secretary 2015-17

Edinburgh Horror Festival Roleplaying

Greetings Grand Adventurers,

We’ve recently received news that there will also be some roleplaying events during the Edinburgh Horror Festival on Friday and Monday afternoon. If people are interested they can find more information here. It might be fun, if you have the time, so might as well let everyone know.

Kind Regards,
Tudor Ferariu
Secretary 2015-17

GEAS Re-pitches, Halloween and more

Greetings Grand Adventurers,

First of all, you should all know that on Sunday the 29th, the Evening Session will be taking place in the Debating Hall, instead of the Study, roughly at the same time it usually does, everything regarding the other sessions is unchanged on that week.

Re-pitches are coming soon, and they will be taking place:

  • Sunday the 5th of November, at around 12:50, in the Teviot Study.
  • Sunday the 5th of November, at around 18:50, in the Teviot Study.
  • Wednesday the 1st of November, in the Teviot Study, at 18:45 sharp, because we only have the room for one hour in order to get the pitches organised and then have to spread around Teviot like we usually do. Sadly finding suitable rooms for Wednesdays is still impossible.

These will happen just like at the beginning of the semester, each GM will pitch their game, some might be new, some might be ongoing, returning players get priority to stay in their game, new members choose games, then everyone else gets to join the remaining slots.

Also, a reminder that our Halloween One-shots Event is coming up, on the 27th of October, in the Teviot Dining Room from 20:30-23:59. Expect spooky roleplaying, and if you want to GM, just show up and pitch your game.

Finally, at Re-pitches we will start checking for membership, we don’t really need much to keep operating, but we NEED you to register as members, so we can have some leverage in order to push EUSA for better rooms, as we are growing bigger and still receive little to no priority on Wednesday bookings. Registering is only 5 pounds for students and 10 for non-students for the whole year, so please do it here. Registration can only be done online, but we can arrange something in person for people who aren’t able to do it digitally.

For the Glory of GEAS,
Tudor Ferariu
Secretary 2015-17

GEAS Apology

Greetings Grand Adventurers,

I would like to apologise on behalf of the committee to all of you who showed up today and could not find your GM. There was a bit of a communication SNAFU, so for now assume Wednesday games are full until another announcement is made.

Kind Regards,
Tudor Ferariu
Secretary 2015-17

GEAS Wednesday Games

Greetings Grand Adventurers,

Sorry for this being so short notice. We have 2 rooms in Pleasance, they aren’t the best and can maybe fit 3-4 games between them. I would suggest that everyone shows up, as last time, at 18:30 in the Teviot Lounge, so that people can find their GMs. Groups can then decide if they want to go to the Pleasance or find a table in Teviot.

Kind Regards,
Tudor Ferariu
Secretary 2015-17

First Wednesday Sessions and Spaces

Hi everybody!

First of all I’d like to thank everyone who showed up to our first session of Wednesday games. And an extra round of applause to the wonderful folks who stepped up offering to run games!
Secondly for anyone who happens to have missed the pitching, here is a list of games that have spaces and are running every Wednesday for the next several weeks. Send us an email at geas.committee if you wish to join a game and we’ll get you set up with the appropriate GM.

"Apocalypse World" has 2 spaces – run by Craig B

"The Incident at Portland Down" (dread system) has 1 space – run by Angus

"Dungeons and Dragons" (5th ed) has 1 space – run by Elfine

"Buffy the Vampire Slayer" has 3 spaces – run by Craig O

"Hero Quest" (bronze age fantasy setting) has 1-2 spaces – run by Jamie

"Pathfinder" (fantasy setting) has 3 spaces – run by Elise

"Pathfinder" (less fantasy, combined with Hillfolk system) has 1-2 spaces – run by Tom

As I said, just send us an email with your name, which game you would like to join and we’ll get you set up with said GM who can tell you where they intend to meet (the joy of our "consistent" room bookings…).
I hope you have a lovely time and if you have any problems give us a shout, either in person, at the committee mail, or to myself at geas.welfare or the tumblr page where you can post anonymously (geaswelfare.tumblr.com).

Remember, happiness is mandatory~!

Faye Sutherland
– Geas Welfare Officer 2017-2018

GEAS Start of Term Game Pitches

Greetings Grand Adventurers,

First of all, thanks to all of you who came to the Introductory One-Shots, it’s the biggest turnout we’ve had in quite a while, and we hope you had a good time. Now onto business!

Our campaigns will be starting this week, and I’m here to make sure you understand how we operate. Games will be pitched as follows:

  • Wednesday Evening games will start on the 20th of September, and run from 18:30-23:00 in the Teviot Lounge, from which we will have to spread out to find spaces around Teviot, because the only room EUSA has been willing to give us is the Pleasance Cheviot Room, which fits maybe 2 games.
  • Sunday Afternoon games will start on the 24th of September and run from 12:30-17:00 in the Teviot Study.
  • Sunday Evening games will similarly start on the 24th of September, and run from 18:30-23:00 in the Teviot Study.

Every time slot is independent, so let’s say you join a game on Sunday Evening, your game will run every week in the Sunday Evening slot, you do not need to come to any of the other two, unless of course you also join a game in either of those slots. During the first pitch of each semester, new members have priority on joining games for at least half the maximum slots the GM is willing to take for that game.

Since last year, we have been using what we call Re-Pitches. Essentially at the beginning and halfway points of each semester, there will be a re-pitch session, this allows for games to continue, but also facilitates shorter campaigns by allowing some of them to end, new ones to begin, and players to move between games without them feeling awkward about leaving. This is less relevant now, since all of the games will be new for the start of the first semester, but during a re-pitch session, you can expect most games to continue, and players already in the game get priority to stay in their pre-existing group, but some can leave if they desire, and new people may join if there is space. In the case of games that end, most likely there will also be a new one looking for players, should you want to join it. This sounds complicated in writing but is easier understood in practice, trust me.

We don’t check for membership until third week of term, that way people get to see if they want to stay by the time they have to decide to get membership. You can get it only online, here, it costs 5 pounds for students and 10 for non-students for the whole year. If you REALLY can’t pay online, we will arrange something with you in person during one of the timeslots you are playing in.

Finally, remember that there is also a Pub Social on Friday the 22nd of September from 18:30 onward at The Southsider Pub, where we’ll just be having a drink and chatting about whatever random things people bring up at that particular moment. It’s all great fun and you get to meet a bunch of new people so pop on by if that sounds like your thing!

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to mail us and ask at this mail or on facebook. We hope to see you there at the Start of Term Pitches!

For the Glory of GEAS,
Tudor Ferariu
Secretary 2015-17