New games, games with free slots

Greetings and a wishings of a Happy New Year.

There has been some interest for refilling and starting GEAS games and for the moment, we have three or four possible new games, three games with multiple free slots and a handful of single slots. Since not all games are sure in what times they will run and the fact that we don’t know how many people will show up for the new slots anyway, we will have a little gathering before the games start on the first sessions (16th and 19th) similar to those in the beginning of autumn. I can’t guarantee that there will be slots for everyone who shows up, but taking the chance is better than staying at home, right?

I will try to put some info on what games will be available here in a bit.

Jonatan Rostén (President of GEAS)

Starting new games and refilling old ones

Greetings and Merry Christmas, Grand Adventurers! I know that several players that were only in Edinburgh for one semester have gone home and left spaces in their games, and I also know there are games that for different reasons have died.

Therefore, we’re thinking of trying to redistribute gameless players into existing or new games. In order to do this, we need GMs and spaces so if you think you can fit an extra player or two in your game, or if you are interested in starting a new game, please mail us and we’ll see if we can bring role playing goodness to more people.

-Jonatan Rostén (GEAS Pres.)

Spring 2011

Greetings, Grand Adventurers.

The bookings for next semester has opened and GEAS has got bookings. Here is some information-heavy information. There should be a reminder before any inconsistencies so you don’t have to keep everything in your head.

Sundays stay basically the same (1-5 pm, 6-10 pm). We have the Study/Terrace (Teviot) and will overflow into the Mezzanine/New Amphion. Because of EUSAs new limit on bookings, the time between 5 and 6 pm, usually dinner, is not booked. It’s not likely that anyone will claim that hour ever. So far, we know of no disruptions.

Wednesday games have changed a little. The first Wednesday is the 19th of January and will be in the Highland room of the Pleasance. The second Wednesday, 26th of January, will be in the Dining room of the Teviot. After that, all Wednesday games but one will be in the Terrace bar as well. On the 23rd of March, we will be in the Dining room again. It is likely that we will meet up in the Library bar before heading up to wherever we are going so you’ll be reminded then. It is still 6-10 pm.

The first official Sunday session of 2011 is on the 16th of January and the first Wednesday session is the 19th of January. The semester ends with the sessions on the 20th of March (Sunday) and the 23rd of March (Wednesday). There is a three week study period during which the Teviot is not bookable. The bookings will then continue from the 20th and 24th of April until the 22nd and 25th of May. Hopefully, there should be a reminder before then so you don’t have to remember everything.

In an unrelated notice, Loren Wiseman of Traveller fame, one of the speakers at last years conpulsion has fallen ill and had a heart attack. There is a book in the Black Lion shop that will be sent to him so if anyone who feels that they’ve spent some time with him during conpulsion or otherwise, you can drop by before the 30th of November and write something nice in it.

-Jonatan Rostén (President of GEAS)

Halloween Sunday

Dear Grand Adventurers

EUSA has today kindly informed us that the entire Teviot building will be closed on Sunday 31th because of decorations (the placing of pumpkins) for Sunday night’s Halloween party. We have gotten hold of two rooms in the Pleasance for the entire time but as you might imagine, those two rooms will most likely not be able to hold more than one game each. Therefore, I urge players and GM:s alike to explore other possibilities for their games, such as homes and other places where one could have a game.

We will meet in the Pleasance bar at the regular times on Sunday (of course, if a game has another place to be and has informed all it’s players, there is no need to show up).

Please send this to anyone who might not get this mail (or who might not read it before Sunday). We are working on having someone stand in front of the Teviot to inform people who haven’t received this.

If your game has another place, please mail us or text me (0750 361 46 13) and we will send another mail on Saturday with as much info about where the different games will be as we have.

We are sorry for the massive inconvenience.

Jonatan Rostén (GEAS Pres.)

Games running

We can finally give you a list of most of the games running and they are as follows:

Queen, Country, and Cash! Crian Shields (Sunday afternoon, 2 spaces)
London, Britain, Europe, The World, 1885! The steampunk revolution is in full swing; what daring deeds will our heroes undertake? What dastardly doings will they prevent?
The rules system used is Gurps

City of Lies Roderick Easton (Sunday evening, potentially 1 place)

4 Emerald Magistrates and their Scorpion Liaison try to keep the Imperial Law in the corrupt and honourless city of Ryoko Owari.  Who killed the last Magistrate?  How does the bandit leader Fade succeed in his attacks? Where does all that opium go anyway?  Is anyone or anything exactly what they seem?

The Return of the Bronze Cities. Crian Shields (Sunday evening, no spaces)
After a terrible cataclysm, what was a renaissance fantasy world has reverted to the Bronze age. Follow a group of tribals as they travel the world, argue, explode Orcs, dispute, recruit Kobold henchmen, quarrel, and drink anything drinkable. Uses Gurps for rules.

The A Team Alan Jackson (Wednesday evenings, no spaces)
In 1700’s Edinburgh, a bunch of misfit heroes & not-so-heroes do daring deeds and make much marvelous mayhem.  With alchemists, steampunk and ninjas.  Also using my crazy, card based homebrew system.

Shattered Time Alan Jackson (Sunday evenings, no spaces)
A game of heroes and history, deities and demagogues.  Refugees from lost alternate histories converge on the centre of reality and decide what to do about it.  Using the latest version of my homebrew system.  And playing cards.

Reliquary Matthew Barrowcliffe (Sunday afternoons, no spaces)

1920’s adventure, where a group of the Empire’s children try and
contain the residue of past glories and explorations. It is run under
a home-brew card based system, has occult themes and occasional dark
tones.

The Rats in the Walds Gregor Hutton (Sunday afternoon, no spaces)
Ventrue forth into a grim world of perilous adventure. A
fraying alliance between the states of Middenheim and Reikland
threatens to plunge the Empire into flames. Can a motley crew of
friends and relatives from Altdorf save the day?

Neuroshima Kuba Krakowiak (Sunday afternoon, no spaces)
Im currently running Neuroshima – a postapocalyptical game focusing on struggle of mankind against renegade machines. After chemical, biological and nuclear war mankind is devastated but determined to survive. Players take part in that struggle, taking care of their own businesses as well as supporting various factions. Mechanics is based on Polish system “Neuroshima”, not really known anywhere but Poland, quite nice for post-ap setting though ;).

Witchcraft Ben McCallum (Sunday evening, no spaces)
Blurb: Welcome to the Occult Underground. It’s like an overlay placed onto the world that you used to know, adding extra danger and complications. You may not have meant to enter it, you may not understand what’s going on, but you’re here now and it’s not going to let you go. No matter what.

As most of these games are full, there is also another potential game:

Vampire: The Requiem Craig Oxbrow (Sunday evenings, some places)
Hell is a city much like London.
The vampires of the city are countless, divided by jealousy and hatred. The city stands at the edge of war. Tonight, you will die in battle. And then…?

These are some of the games running, not all games are listed since not all games have been reported. The list will be updated when we know more.

-Jonatan, (Pres.)

Updated 19/10-2010

Wednesday’s game

On Wednesday, there are two sessions, one from 1 pm – 5 pm and one from 6 pm – 10 pm. We meet in the Pleasence Bar. If you are new, ask around among the tables.

If you arrive late we might have gone to our separate rooms. In that case, ask the bar staff, they will know where we are.

-Jonatan (Pres.)

A reminder

For the new people, and the forgetful regulars:

We have two sessions today 1-5 and 6-10. We’ll meet in the Underground (in Teviot) at the beginning of both. It’ll be wonderfully, colourfully, adjectively signposted.

Hope to see you later

Sam (GEAS Librarian)

Change of location

Greetings, Grand Adventurers!

The ordinary games will start on Sunday 26th but there has been a slight change in plans.

The Mezzanine has been renamed the Amphion and made unbookable since they want to open the café there. This means we will meet in the Underground bar instead. Since the new Amphion is quite new and Sundays are slow there it will probably be possible to sit up there for the games anyway but we’ll meet in the Underground first. From the second week, we should also have the Study (the Terrace for those familiar with the now outdated outlay of Teviot). Hopefully, we’ll find enough space to not be uncomfortably crowded.

The Underground bar is a bar in the Teviot, which is here. Once inside, you first go left, past one staircase to the big stairs. Then go down those and then towards the men’s room and then left. Or just ask someone once inside.

-Jonatan Rostén (Omnipotent President and Benevolent Dictator of GEAS)