Summer Games Listings 2022

This is a listing of campaigns being re-pitched on Sunday, 12th June. Pitches will take place at 17:00 on the GEAS Discord server. Please note these games are being pitched on a Sunday but are not necessarily running during the Sunday slot every week.

To sign up to a game, please join the GEAS Discord at https://geas.org.uk/discord

The post here is for information only, and sign-ups for games will happen live on Discord after the GMs have pitched their games.

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AGM Results

Hello Adventurers!

We’ve held our AGM this evening and I’m happy to announce that we have a new committee! If you’d like read the minutes of the meeting and the breakdown of votes then you can find them here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1crsTiDD2WQA6sYZoOIC7MhsME5YCGfOv4gAt2llSvHA/edit?usp=sharing

The membership have voted to; allow the GEAS committee to make executive decisions regarding Conpulsion without an AGM, and to ratify the advisory roles of Webmaster and Equality & Wellbeing Officer in addition to creating a second E&W Officer position.

Our new committee is:

  • President – Duncan Henley-Washford
  • Secretary – Emma Mackay
  • Treasurer – Harvey Newman
  • Events Organiser – Holly Rankin
  • Socials Coordinator – Stella Segar
  • Conpulsion Liaison – Claire Bath
  • Webmaster (Advisory) – Alan Jackson
  • Equality and Wellbeing Officer (Advisory) – Vivek Santayana & Emi Booth

The members have also voted to award life membership to:

  • Vivek Santayana – for his work on updating and upholding our Welfare and Game Safety polies during his 2019-2021 tenure on committee, and his efforts to make the gaming community a safer place for all.
  • Robyn Higgins – for her warm and compassionate leadership during these unprecedented times, and her long commitment to the GEAS and it’s members.
  • Sophie Hine – for being instrumental to the running of GEAS, going above and beyond to making the society a welcoming place. (I made Robyn write this)

Good luck to our new committee, I hope that your tenure is fruitful! It’s been great serving on the GEAS committee for the last two years and I look forward to continuing gaming with you all 🙂

For the glory of GEAS!

Sophie Hine
Outgoing GEAS Secretary

AGM Links and Nomination In Absentia

Hello there, Adventurers!

As you’ll have heard by now, we’re having our AGM this Sunday at 5pm. It’s incredibly important that we meet quorum during the AGM or we won’t be able to re-register the society for next year, so we need everyone to attend if they can. We’ll be voting on several motions and electing a new committee, in addition to delivering this years reports from the President, Secretary and Treasurer.

The full agenda can be found here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1nidiLymIr0k0C5WFQd_efhVccksElJtKjM01ubR1dU8/edit?usp=sharing

AGM Links
We’ll be holding the AGM via Zoom as we did last year and making use of the polling system. The meeting will be starting promptly, so please make sure you’re able to access the platform before the night.

Join Zoom Meeting: https://ed-ac-uk.zoom.us/j/83888151607
Meeting ID: 838 8815 1607
Passcode: D3m0cracy

Running for Committee If You Can’t Be There

If you’d like to run for a committee position then you simply need to turn up on the night, and either nominate yourself or have a friend do so. It is possible to run for a position without attending the AGM, but we strongly suggest that you do attend as it greatly increases your odds of being elected. However, if you definitely can’t be there; you can send us a short paragraph about who your are, why you’re best suited to the role, and any plans you may have for the society if you are elected. This will be read by a one of the committee to the attending members.

A list of positions and a short description of each can be found here: https://geas.org.uk/2022/02/20/taking-part-in-the-agm/

Please send your statement (along with your preferred full name, pronouns, and student status) to the GEAS email address before 1pm on Sunday the 3rd; geas.committee

See you Sunday!

Sophie Hine
GEAS Secretary

Conpulsion Lite Programme

Hello Adventurers!

As you’ll have heard, GEASs yearly gaming convention Conpulsion is taking place next weekend, from the 8th to the 10th. We’re not charging for entry this year, but do ask that attendees consider making a donation of £5 towards our chosen charity; Empty Kitchens Full Hearts is an Edinburgh charity that’s been providing free meals to those in need during the Covid-19 crisis, as of April 2020 the volunteers have provided over a million meals to those in the local community. If you’re attending Conpulsion from outside of the UK and don’t want to donate abroad, we ask that you consider donating an equivalent amount to a food bank or project local to you.

The convention will be hosted online through the Conpulsion Lite Discord (which can be joined here: https://conpulsion.org/discord). We’ve now confirmed out programme for the weekend, which can be found below or in full here: https://conpulsion.org/programme/

  • Friday, 8th April
    • 7pm to 10pm BST: Charity Livestream
  • Saturday, 9th April
    • 11am BST: Squaring the Circle: Designing a|state Second Edition
    • 1pm BST: Inter/National Connections in TTRPGs: Scotland and the World
  • Sunday, 10th April
    • 1pm to 5pm: Online gaming

If you would like to play in a game at Conpulsion, then you can take a look at the games running here: https://conpulsion.org/programme/games/rpgs/
Pre-registration will be open until 5pm on Saturday the 9th of April, after this we will be filling empty spaces prior to 1pm on the Discord server. You can sign up for a game via this form: https://conpulsion.org/preregistration

If you have any question, you can reach out to the Conpulsion committee at conpulsion

See you there,

Sophie Hine
GEAS Secretary & Conpulsion GM Wrangler

Conpulsion Call for GMs

Hello there Adventurers!

GEAS’s annual gaming convention is taking place next month from the 8th to the 10th of April, we’re running a stripped back event this year with an afternoon of one-shots on Sunday the 10th from 1pm to 5pm. You can find out more about the event and take a look at our programme here: https://conpulsion.org/programme/

Games submissions are still open for the rest of the working week, with the closing deadline at 5pm on Friday 25th March. You’re welcome to run (more or less) anything you’d like and we’ve implemented the same submission format that we use for GEAS. If you’d like to take part and support the convention, the games can be submitted here: https://conpulsion.org/submission

We’d love for our roster of GMs to represent the community we have here at GEAS, which is why we’d especially welcome submissions from people of minoritised genders and backgrounds. Conpulsion would be more than happy to support new GMs, even if you’ve never run a game here before.

Hope to see you there!

Sophie Hine
GEAS Secretary / Conpulsion GM Wrangler

AGM Motions and Agenda

Greetings Adventurers,

The AGM is almost upon us! It’ll be taking place online on Sunday the 3rd of April at 5pm, we’ll be sharing the details in the week before the meeting. Everyone is welcome to come along and take part, though only matriculated students who have bought GEAS membership at least 24 hours before the AGM are allowed to vote. If you still need to buy semester 2 membership, then you can purchase it via EUSA (please make sure to log in with your student account if you have one):
https://www.eusa.ed.ac.uk/shop?activity_id=170

The agenda for the AGM can be viewed here:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1nidiLymIr0k0C5WFQd_efhVccksElJtKjM01ubR1dU8/edit?usp=sharing

With the motions in full here:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1a3xQ3SHMx0UgiiNTHfZfSea80mYnpzhrL6j-riM6YZI/edit?usp=sharing

If you have any questions about how the AGM will be run or about any of the committee positions, please send us an email at geas.committee or contact a committee member directly on the GEAS Discord.

For the glory of GEAS!

Sophie Hine
GEAS Secretary

AGM Reminder

Greetings Adventurers,

This just a quick reminder that we’ll be having our AGM on the 3rd of April at 5pm, online between our Sunday gaming sessions.

On the night we’ll be inviting members to propose new motions to the society, this could be to introduce a policy you’d like us to adopt or something you want us to take action on. We’re asking that all motions be submitted by 5pm on Saturday the 19th of March, this is so we can give the membership time to read and consider your motion. We have a guide on how to put forward a motion and a template available here: https://geas.org.uk/proposals
All proposals should be sent to the committee via email at: geas.committee

We’ll also be voting in a new committee! All eligible members are welcome to nominate themselves or another, however, due to EUSA restrictions only matriculated student members may run for non-advisory roles. Additionally, the advisory role of Social Media Manager is being retired this year and won’t be up for election. If you want to apply for one of these roles then you must attend the AGM on the 3rd, you’ll be expected to give a short speech about why you should be elected to the committee and answer questions from attendees.

Committee roles:

  • President (Executive) – The head of the committee, responsible for delegating tasks among office bearers and direction of the society as a whole.
  • Secretary (Executive) – Responsible for communication with the society and student union, filing GEAS’s paperwork, organising and minuting committee meetings.
  • Treasurer (Executive) – In charge of managing the society’s finances and allocating money for events, such as the Conpulsion budget and pub quiz prizes.
  • Events Organiser – Organises larger society events such as pub quizzes, one-shot nights, and the Student Nationals trip.
  • Socials Coordinator – Responsible for organising monthly society socials, this has in the past included; casual gaming nights, coffee shop socials, and pub meet ups.
  • Conpulsion Liaison – The point of contact between the GEAS and Conpulsion committees, responsible for working with the student union to help organise the society’s gaming convention.
  • Webmaster (Advisory) – Responsible for the upkeep of the GEAS website, mailing list management, and keeping committee owned accounts secure.
  • Equality and Wellbeing Officer (Advisory) – Acts as a point of contact for anyone with welfare concerns that are related to the society, and enforces the society’s complaints and anti-harassment policies.

For the full run down of the AGM and what it entails, you can read our last post here: https://geas.org.uk/2022/02/20/taking-part-in-the-agm/

If you have any questions about the committee positions or how the AGM will be run, please send us an email at geas.committee or contact a committee member directly on the Discord.

For the glory of GEAS!

Sophie Hine
GEAS Secretary

February 2022 Sunday Evening Pitch Listing

This is a listing of campaigns being re-pitched on Sunday, 27th February 2022. Pitches will take place at 6 pm on the GEAS Discord server. These games will take place on Sundays during the same time slot every week.

To sign up to a game, please join the GEAS Discord at https://geas.org.uk/discord

The post here is for information only, and sign-ups for games will happen live on Discord after the GMs have pitched their games.

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February 2022 Sunday Afternoon Pitch Listing

This is a listing of campaigns being pitched on Sunday, 27th February 2022. Pitches will take place at 1 pm on the Geas Discord server. These games will take place on Wednesdays at the same time slot every week.

To sign up to a game, please join the Geas Discord at https://geas.org.uk/discord

The post here is for information only, and sign-ups for games will live happen on Discord after the GMs have pitched their games live.

Eternal Champions of Atlantis

System: Amazing Heroes
GM: Stephen L McMorland
Description: A superhero game, starting in Ancient Atlantis, you are Immortal super-beings, who may well form the inspiration behind myths and legends in the future, the game will follow your story as History unfolds before you – your mission – Save the World, Protect humans, Don’t go Crazy with power, Serve The All-Wise.
Format: Discord video and voice
Spaces: 5
Age Rating: 18
Content Advisories: Comic book violence, themes pertaining to the corrupting influence of power, difficult life choices and too much POWER!!!! 

Into the Bottomless Pit

System: Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition
GM: Rowan Edmunds
Description: Somehow you, an adventurer have angered the warden of the bottomless pit, a prison that houses countless powerful beings. Terasques, liches, demons, beholders. evil gods and worse have been sent down never to be seen or heard from again. Will you make it out.
Format: Voice and video to start off. I may haveRoll20 maps eventually but no promises there.
Spaces: 5
Age Rating: 15
Content Advisories: Fantasy violence, death and danger, Lovecraft “Too big” style horror

Nativia

System: Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition with homebrew aspects
GM: Tay
Description: Set 200 years in the future, the world has been engulfed in sea water, resulting in the mass extinction of life on this planet. All remaining life has fled to the tallest point on the Earth, now known as the land mass ‘Nativia’. With the great flooding came many political changes, such as the Solaran government – a ‘democratic’ organisation that controls the Nativian population, the domestication of orcs for their survival and a political/racist tension which is tied to this. Technology parallel to that of our own has developed too, phones, beepers, alarms etc. all exist, ran by magic instead of electricity.

This game will revolve around government conspiracy, capitalism and its results and most importantly; lesbian half orcs. Feel free to get creative.
Format: Discord(Voice and video), Roll20(for combat)
Spaces: 5
Age Rating: 18
Content Advisories: Drugs, alcohol, mentions of sex, explicit violence.

Vampire: The Final Night’s

System: Vampire the Masquerade 5th Edition
GM: Craig Barnes
Description: Join together with your fellow vampires to survive the apocalypse. There will be political scheming, monsters, magic, and if you do a good job, maybe even survival.
In this game you and your fellow players will take on the roll of vampires living within the complex political ecosystem of a fictional city we shall build together. And then things will start to get… bad. The end times are arriving and it will take everything at your disposal to get out alive, and maybe with a little luck you can even save the day.
Do you have what it takes to survive the final nights?
Format: Roll20 and Discord
Spaces: 6
Age Rating: 15
Content Advisories: Horror, blood, mind control, violence.

You’ll Never Make It In Hollywood

System: Monster of the Week
GM: Morgan Kane
Description: Hollywood, Los Angeles. Home of the silver screen. Abbotoir of hopes and dreams. *Also*, little-known fact; *possibly* built over the thrice-accursed crucible of a hell dimension. How *else* are they supposed to get the practical effects to look so good?

You are a group of industry hopefuls, handlers, and has-beens, all taking on a second job just until you can get that *other thing* you’re working on off the ground, y’know? It’s a work in progress. And in the meantime, The Agency is offering you some *really* good money, even if working in D&D (that’s Decommissioning & Disposal, obvs) can get a little messy.
Format: Roll20 for dice rolls/character sheets if people want it.
Spaces: 4
Age Rating: 15
Content Advisories: Monster-hunting (and the requisite violence therein), injury detail, risk of PC death, horror themes, strong language, moderate peril. Potential discussion of industry abuse of varying shades, though a lot of content will be subject to player lines + veils.

February 2022 Wednesday Repitch Listing

This is a listing of campaigns being pitched on Wednesday, 23 February 2022. Pitches will take place at 6 pm on the Geas Discord server. These games will take place on Wednesdays at the same time slot every week.

To sign up to a game, please join the Geas Discord at https://geas.org.uk/discord

The post here is for information only, and sign-ups for games will live happen on Discord after the GMs have pitched their games live.

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