Student Nationals and Crusader Call of Cthulhu Update

Greetings Grand Adventurers!

(In this email: Student Nationals sign ups, HCA’s Crusader States Call of Cthulhu Project)

Student Nationals

The sign up for student nationals is upon us so I am sending out this email to get numbers and sign ups for those interested in coming.

Student Nationals is a national roleplaying competition, where societies and independents from across the UK come together to game, socialise and compete. Although we are not entirely sure how the competition aspect is graded, we do know that it’s great fun and allows you to meet new people and try out new games. Gaming takes place over two days, you will be placed into a category and you will play 2 games in this category, one on Saturday and one on Sunday. Apart from gaming there will also be social events such as quizzes and dances etc.

You can sign up to be either a GM or a player at nationals so whichever role you prefer there is a space for you on our team.

Nationals will take place this year at Sheffield University from the 24th of April – 26th of April. We will be going down on the 24th and returning on the 27th.

As Nationals is considerably further away this year than last year, it will be mores costly, therefore please only put yourself down at sign up if you are able to make it. I anticipate that the total cost of accommodation and travel will be between £200-£250 each although I cannot be exact until I have received sign up. The organisation of the payments will be arranged once we have our team signed up and transport is available for booking. I should imagine that the cost of the hotel and the transport will be paid at different times. The sign up fee which will need to be paid ASAP is £25 each.

If you would like to sign up to be on the team this year please have a look at the attached brochures. I have included the accessible versions for those that need them.

If you decide to enter please reply to this email with your name, your 3 category choices numbered 1-3 from most to least preferred, whether or not you’d like to participate in a miniature speed painting contest & any accessibility requirements. Please note the miniature contest has an extra fee.
If you would like to GM please reply with your name and state your interest so I can forward you the GM signup information once released.

The deadline for sign up is November 3rd. I will be sending off the signup sheet on this date and collecting the sign up fee of £25 from those who have entered. after the team has been finalised I will arrange a meeting to discuss transport and accommodation.

Crusader States Call of Cthulhu Update

We also have a quick update regarding the project we mentioned earlier about the School of History, Classics and Archaeology developing a new Call of Cthulhu expansion based on the Crusader States. We got in touch with Gianluca Raccagni with a number of queries from our members who are not in the stipulated schools involved in the project (LLC, HCA, ECA) who are interested in contributing.

Based on the feedback, we will welcome any student and/or alumnus of the university to be involved with the research, writing, editing and graphic design of the project. However, priority will be given to current students in the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. For now, anyone is welcome to come along to the introductory meeting. Please feel free to attend the introductory meeting on 23 October, or email Gianluca at Gianluca.Raccagni if you can’t make it but would still like to be involved.

The following is an EventBrite link to the first meeting:

If you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact me via the email, the discord or facebook.

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