Freshers Week

Greetings Grand Adventurers,
I hope you are all enjoying the summer holidays, and the Fringe if you are back in Edinburgh. Just a short mail to advertise our now confirmed Fresher’s Week Event. It will take place on Saturday the 16th of September from 18:30-23:00 in the Highland Room, Pleasance. We need some GMs for the event to actually run the One-Shots, and would like to hear from anyone interested in GMing for this event. There’s still plenty of time until then, but it’s better to be prepared. There will also be a Fresher’s Pub Social, the Activities Fair and possibly other things to come as well.
For the Glory of GEAS,
Tudor Ferariu
Secretary 2015-17


Committee election season!!!!!

This year sees the departure of our longstanding president Angus McEwing.

Our new committee consists of:

President: Judith Spaargaren
Treasurer: Erich Essmann
Secretary: Tudor Ferariu
Socials: Jason Ebblewhite
Librarian: Matthew Barrowcliffe
Webmaster: Alan Jackson
Wellness officer: Faye Sutherland
Events: Jason Ebblewhite
Conpulsionator: Faye Sutherland

Autumn 2016 Rooms

Sunday afternoons 12:30 pm, Teviot Study.
Sunday Evenings 6:30, Teviot dining room.

Wednesdays are … complicated.
October 5th, we are homelesly wandering the Teviot.
From October 12th, we have space at the Kilderkin Pub. Though we can always try to use public space in the Teviot.

Games start 28th September and Sunday October 2nd.

Game re-starts (the best time to join, re-join or change or start games) on the 6th and 9th of November.

AGM and committee elections

As usual, Conpulsion & Events coordinators will be deferred until the next academic year.

Propulsion raises almost £300 for the Edinburgh Sick Kids Foundation.

Committee elections:
President! Angus McEwing continues his reign as eternal president.
Secretary! Tudor Ferariu re-elected. 
Treasurer! Erich Essmann persists in failing to embezzle our funds. 
Social! Joe ‘don’t vote for me’ Foster, Jason Ebblewhite & Gregor ‘a vote for me is a vote for Trump’ Hutton all nominated for the popular post of ‘piss up in a pub’ organiser. Jason won the knock down, drag out brawl that followed. 
Wellness! Faye ‘happiness is mandatory’ Sutherland continues to look after us all.  
Web! Alan Jackson continues the reign of minimalist maintenance.  
Librarian! Sam McDouall renewed in post. 

Short term games:
The vote on the contentious ‘6 week games’ occurred. The motion tabled is for the voluntary version, where games will be re-pitched every 6-8 weeks, with continuing players having priority. This would be extended to all slots. This motion passed after extended discussion. 

Rooms 2016

For the second semester here are our room bookings:

Firstly wednesdays:

Jan 20thJan 27thTeviot Dining Room
February 3rdMarch 2ndNo Room – meet in teviot and find space
March 9thApril 13thTeviot Dining Room
April 20thApril 27thNo Room
May 4thMay 18thTeviot Dining Room



Jan 17thJan 31stTeviot StudyTeviot Study
Feb 7th Teviot Dining RoomTeviot Dining Room
Feb 14th Teviot StudyTeviot Study
Feb 21st Feb 28th Potterrow Dome Pleasance Pentland
March 6th March 27thTeviot StudyTeviot Study
April 3rd No RoomNo Room
April 10th Potterrow DomeNo Room
April 17thMay 15thTeviot StudyTeviot Study

Sunday evening short game pitching will be on Jan 17th and March 6th.

Apologies that they are a bit chaotic, with half of the pleasance out of commission its very tight.

Fresher’s Week Events

The following is a summary of the events we are running throughout freshers week 2015.

Introductory One-Shot Events
On Monday the 14th at 1800 in Teviot, Study.

One-Shot start of year games
On Sunday the 20th at 1230 and then again at 1800 both in Teviot, Study.

Pub Social for new and old members
On Friday 18th from 1900 at No 1 Grange Bar.

We are also running a stall at the Societies Fair on Wednesday and Thursday between 1000 and 1600 and would welcome any of our members to come along, even for a little bit, to support GEAS.

AGM – shuffling the chairs on the titanic.

  1. Room bookings this year have been problematic. This has been due to EUSA’s variability in handling/Mia handling bookings.
    • Letter to go to EUSA to complain
    • Examples include Propulsion, Strictly come Larping & and Wednesdays @ pleasance. 
  2. Money Report
    • We have some
    • Small come, smaller expenses.
    • Conpulsion accounts to come after Conpulsion
  3. Election of Officers
    • President: Angus McEwing continues his reign as eternal President.
    • Treasurer: Erich Essmann departing, replaced by Sam Myers.
    • Secretary: Ruth Gray departing, replaced by Tudor Ferariu
    • Webmaster: Alan Jackson continues his tenure of apathetic mismanagement. 
    • Social secretary: Marlene standing down, will operate until end of term. 
    • Events Coordinator: Sam Myers remains in post until an EGM in April/May. 
    • Librarian: Sam Macdowell confirmed in post. 
    • Conpulsion Liason: Euan Reid confirmed in post. Will present a candidate Conpulsion Committee by the end of May. 
  4. Other Business
    • Suggestions of a formal change to voting/election procedures to include a no confidence option of some sort. To be formally tabled at the EGM in April/may.

March Room Bookings

Greetings Grand Adventurers,

As those of you that rolled at least 2 successes on your perception+alertness rolls will have noticed we have not been given rooms for a lot of the evening sessions in March.

We have attempted to address this as best as possible as follows.

8th March: Dining Room, Teviot from 1930-2300 (This is a later start than normal, we apologise for this)
22nd March: Ochil, Pleasance from 1830-2200. There is also NO booking of the Middle Reading Room this week.
29th March: Ochil Pleasnace from 1830-2200

These last two will not have capacity for all our games. If you could speak to myself sometime before these sessions so I can establish who will be gaming in Ochil and who is happy/capable of gaming at an extra-society location.

Sunday afternoons will continue to be in the Teviot Study, and Wednesday Evenings in the Pleasance (lomond & others)

Also be aware that we have an AGM on the 8th March, this will be in the Study immediately after the afternoon session finishes at 1715.

Propulsion 2015

We have final, final times and rooms for Propulsion.

We will begin on 31st Jan at 1200 in the Study, Teviot and remain there until 1800. At 1800 we will move across to the Highland and Ochil Rooms in Pleasance and remain there until 1200 on the 1st Feb.

We look forward to seeing everyone there, entrry is £2 and charity re-rolls are encouraged!

Facebook event below:

Semester 2 2015 Rooms Bookings

Wednesday sessions will begin on 14th January at 1830-2230 in the Lomond Room, Pleasance.
Wednesday Sessions will continue to be held at this time and place throughout the semester until the 20th May with no exceptions.

Sunday Afternoon Sessions will begin on 18th January at 1800-1700 in the Study, Teviot.
Sunday Afternoon Sessions will continue to be held at this time and place throughout the year until 17th May with the following exceptions:
5th April no afternoon session.

Sunday Evening Sessions will also begin on 18th January at 1830-2300 in the Study, Teviot.
Sunday Evening Sessions will continue to be held at this time and place throughout the year until 17th May with the following exceptions,
8th March no evening session.
22nd March no evening session.
29th March no evening session.
5th April no evening session.