Reptiches and Halloween One-Shots

Hey there Adventurers,

I hope you’re all enjoying your campaigns so far! We’re now coming up to the midpoint of the semester, so we’ll be letting our lovely GMs repitch their games to fill any empty spaces they have. This will also be an opportunity for new games to be pitched to the membership.

You can submit new and old here: https://geas.org.uk/repitches

Reptiches will be run in the same way as pitches were, with GMs pitching their game in the voice channel and then players being allowed to sign up. We’ll be letting returning players have the first choice, then those who don’t have a game, and finally those who do already have a game.

Halloween One-Shots

This Saturday, the 30th of October at 6pm we’ll be having some spooky seasonal one-shots. We’re currently short on GMs and had over 30 people register interest beforehand, so if anyone would like to run a game, they can submit them via this form: https://geas.org.uk/halloween

Memberships

It’s also really important to make sure you’ve bought a membership and posted proof of purchase in the #membership-signups channel on Discord. We’ll be restricting access from today, so only confirmed members will be able to access non-public channels.

Membership can be bought on the EUSA website, students should make sure to sign in with their UoE account before purchasing so we know how many student members we have. You can sign up here: https://www.eusa.ed.ac.uk/activities/view/geas

If you need any help with either buying membership or posting proof of purchase, then you can contact us directly on Discord or at: geas.committee

May the dice be ever in your favour,

Sophie Hine

GEAS Secretary

Correction to My Last Email

Hey there Adventures,

I just wanted to make a quick correction to my last email. I erroneously said that games pitches are at 6pm, when we actually have two separate games pitches tomorrow. Pitches for afternoon games will start at 1pm and evening games being pitched later at 6pm. As always, all our games will be pitched live on the GEAS Discord, join the server here: https://geas.org.uk/discord

In better news, the listings for Sunday games are now live!

Sunday afternoon games to be pitched at 1pm: https://geas.org.uk/2021/09/25/september-2021-sunday-afternoon-pitch-listings/

Sunday evening games to be pitched at 6pm: https://geas.org.uk/2021/09/25/september-2021-sunday-evening-pitch-listings/

For the glory of GEAS!

Sophie Hine
GEAS Secretary

September 2021 Sunday Evening Pitch Listings

This is a listing of campaigns being pitched on Sunday evening, 26th September 2021. 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 happen live on Discord after the GMs have pitched their games.

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September 2021 Sunday Afternoon Pitch Listings

This is a listing of campaigns being pitched on Sunday afternoon, 26th September 2021. 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 happen live on Discord after the GMs have pitched their games.

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Game Submission Deadline Today

Greetings Adventurers!
This is a reminder that the deadline to submit Sunday games is at 6pm today. We’ve had an unprecedented number of new players this year, so if you’ve ever considered GMing then now is the time. If you’d like to GM a game at either the afternoon or evening slots, then you can register your game here: https://geas.org.uk/pitches

Pitches for Sunday games will be held at 1pm and 6pm on the Discord server, and I’ll be publishing the lists of available games at 6:30pm tonight. Both listings will appear on this page: https://geas.org.uk/tag/game-listings/

We’d also like to thank you all again for bearing with the technical issues we had during Wednesday pitches and how quickly the games filled up. To help things run more smoothly this weekend we’ll be doing things a bit differently.

  • Each game will have its own dedicated sign-up channel on Discord.
  • These channels will then be revealed after all GMs have pitched their games.
  • Players wanting to join a game just have to write a single message in that channel to show their interest.
  • The committee will then manually add players in order of the chat history.

We’re also looking at ways to make sure everyone has the opportunity to join at least one game a week. So, if the chaos of Wednesday put you off attending tomorrows pitches then rest assured, we’re making some positive changes.

See you there!

Sophie Hine
GEAS Secretary

September 2021 Wednesday Pitch Listings

This is a listing of campaigns being pitched on Wednesday, 22nd September 2021. 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 happen live on Discord after the GMs have pitched their games.

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Game Submission Deadline (and Membership Sales Update)

Hey there Adventurers,
Just a quick reminder that Tuesday 21st at 6pm is the deadline to submit Wednesday games. If you’d like to GM a game at GEAS, on either Wednesdays or Sundays, then you can register your game here:
https://geas.org.uk/pitches

Pitches for Wednesday games will be held at 6pm on the Discord server, with newcomers to the society having first choice. I’ll be publishing the list of available games just after 6pm Tuesday, so keep your eyes open for that.

Membership Sales
The issues with the EUSA webstore seem to be mostly resolved, although some people are experiencing issues with the payment processor. We’ve been in contact with EUSA to get this issue resolved and we’ll let you know when it has been. We won’t be cracking down on memberships until next month, so please don’t worry if you can’t pay for membership at the moment.

You can find the GEAS webstore and (attempt?) to buy membership here:
https://www.eusa.ed.ac.uk/activities/view/geas

See you soon!

Sophie Hine
GEAS Secretary

Pub Quiz Tonight!

Hey Adventurers,
Tonight’s the night to win some prizes at our Welcome Week Pub Quiz! We’ll be meeting on the GEAS Discord server at 6pm and having a little social afterwards. If you’re not yet on Discord, then you can make a free account here: https://discord.com/
Once you’re set up, then click this link to join our server: https://geas.org.uk/discord

If you don’t already have a team don’t worry! Our lovely Duncan has been randomly assigning teams to those that need them, so if you that’s you then like the message here: https://discord.com/channels/186448834732228609/734695395283697715/888024403932233728

See you tonight!

Sophie Hine
GEAS Secretary

How Pitches Work

Hello there, Adventurers!
Our Welcome Week One-Shots are happening tonight at 6pm, so I thought it’d be a good time to go over how pitches run on Discord. If you’re new to GEAS, or you haven’t attended pitches in a while, then please give this a read. We’ll go over this again at the start but it’s helpful if people have an idea of what to expect.

  • Firstly, and most importantly, you need to have a Discord account. These can be made for free at: https://discord.com/
  • Once you have an account you need to join the GEAS Discord server using this invite link: https://geas.org.uk/discord
  • At 6pm we’ll start a call on a voice channel in the Pitches category, where we’ll give a short introduction to the society and go over things like game safety.
  • After introductions are finished, the GMs will come on one at a time to pitch their game to you.
  • Once all GMs have spoken, we’ll open game sign-ups for newcomers to GEAS. This includes those that have joined us for summer games this year but have never played in a term-time campaign.
  • There will be an automated menu in the channel named #game-sign-ups, which will allow you to choose which game you’d like to join by reacting to it.
  • By selecting a game, you will automatically gain access to that game’s channels.
  • After all new players have joined a game, returning members of GEAS will be able to find a game to join.
  • Once pitches have finished you can move to your game’s channel where your GM will meet you.

As we’re online there’s the possibility that we might experience some technical difficulties, please bear with us if this happens. If you have any questions about pitches, online gaming, or GEAS in general then you can get in touch with us at geas.committee or on our Discord.

See you tonight!

Sophie Hine
GEAS Secretary

Welcome Back

Greetings Adventurers!
Welcome back to GEAS! Hopefully you’ve made the most of the summer and are ready to get back to the gaming. We’ve got a lot happening this month and thus a lot of information to pass on, so buckle in for a long one.

If you missed our last email, then it’s important that you know that GEAS will be continuing to run online for this semester. If you’d like to know more about this choice, you can find our last email here:
https://geas.org.uk/2021/08/09/start-of-term-plans/

Memberships
GEAS memberships are now live on our EUSA page! We’re currently having some issues with sales, specifically to non-students. We’re waiting to hear back from EUSA on the issue and will let you know when it’s been resolved. We won’t start chasing people up on purchasing membership till later in the term, so please don’t worry if you can’t currently buy it.
As always prices are the same for student and non-student members, with Semester 1 membership costing £1.50 and Full Year membership costing £3.00. It can be purchased here:
https://www.eusa.ed.ac.uk/activities/view/geas

Events this Month

  • Wed 15th September (6pm-10pm): Welcome Week One-Shots
  • Fri 17th September (6pm-10pm): GEAS Pub Quiz and Social
  • Wed 22nd September (6pm-10pm): Semester 1 Wednesday Game Pitches
  • Sun 26th September (1pm-5pm): Semester 1 Sunday Afternoon Game Pitches
  • Sun 26th September (6pm-10pm): Semester 1 Sunday Evening Game Pitches

If you’d like to come and speak to us in person, members of the committee will be manning a stall for GEAS at the Activities Fair in Bristo Square between 2pm and 5pm on Thursday 16th of September.
Welcome Week One-Shots
There’s less than 48 hours to go until one-shots, so here’s the games currently running tomorrow night:
https://geas.org.uk/2021/09/13/welcome-week-one-shot-listings/

All members are welcome to attend but newcomers will have priority and will be allowed first choice of games.

Game Submissions
If you’d like to run a game at either our One-Shot event or at our weekly sessions, then you can register your game up until 24 hours before the event is due to start. This means that Welcome Week one-shots can be submitted until Tuesday 14th September at 6pm (that’s tonight!) here:
https://geas.org.uk/freshers

Weekly games can be submitted up until Tuesday 21st September at 6pm for games running on Wednesdays and Saturday 25th September at 6pm for games running during our Sunday slot. You can submit for all three slots using this form:
https://geas.org.uk/pitches

For the glory of GEAS!

Sophie Hine
Secretary