April Social and Conpulsion

Hey there, Adventurers!

A few small reminders for you regarding our upcoming social and Conpulsion Grimoire!

Our monthly social is coming up next Friday (the 16th), at 7pm on our discord! As usual, you’ll be able to join in several of our breakout "rooms" under the "socials" channel. Come for a break from uni work, chat about games, or play a few rounds of Among Us and Jackbox!

The link to the facebook event is here, if you’d like to be reminded: https://fb.me/e/1cWFKqZUX

The link to the GEAS discord is here: https://geas.org.uk/discord

Conpulsion Grimoire is also kicking off tonight at 7pm! You can find a full itinerary for the con here: https://conpulsion.org/essentials/programme/

You can also buy tickets for Conpulsion here: conpulsion.org

Hope to see you there!

Stella Segar
Socials Coordinator

Easter/April Fools One Shots

This is the game list for GEAS’s spring one shot event tomorrow evening on Saturday, 3rd of April. Come join us from 6pm over on our Discord server, where the GMs will introduce their games. Games will start immediately after pitches are finished.

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

This post is for your information only, with sign-ups for games taking place on Discord after the GMs have pitched their games live.

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Repitches and Holiday One Shots

Hello there, Adventurers!
With teaching wrapping up this week and the Easter break starting, we won’t be holding any more repitches this term. Instead, we’ll be beginning preparations for summer games, so be on the lookout for an email explaining how to get involved.
Any games that are currently running are more than welcome to continue making use of the GEAS Discord, as are any GMs looking to organise a new game. The committee will still be available to help out with any problems you might have, be they technical, welfare, or otherwise.

Easter One-Shots

This Saturday, 3rd April at 6pm, GEAS will be hosting an Easter/April Fools one-shot event. Come along and relieve that end-of-term stress with some rabbit-themed hijinks.
If you’d like to GM a game, then you have until 6pm on Friday to submit your game here:
https://forms.gle/sXd57bvBZwX3fLJ48

May the dice be ever in your favour,
Sophie Hine
GEAS Secretary

New Committee Announcement

Hello Adventurers,
I’m happy to announce that the GEAS committee for 2021/22 has started their term!
The committee would like to welcome our new treasurer, Sam. We look forward to working with you! We’d also like to thank our outgoing members, Emma Mackay and Vivek Santayana, for their contributions to the society during their terms, both of whom provided safe spaces for discussion and have left GEAS a better place.

The committee is now as follows:

President: Robyn Higgins
Treasurer: Sam Garcia
Secretary: Sophie Hine
Events Organiser: Duncan Henley-Washford
Socials Coordinator: Stella Segar
Conpulsion Liaison: Charlie Kelly (election of a new liaison delayed till after Conpulsion 2021)
Webmaster: Alan Jackson
Equality and Wellbeing: Emily Booth
Social Media Manager: Claire Bath
Legacy Advisor: Amy McMonagle

We’ll be back in touch in the next few weeks with updates about summer games and other plans we have for GEAS. As always, you can reach us at geas.committee, on Facebook, or our Discord.

For the glory of GEAS!

Sophie Hine
GEAS Secretary

March Social

Greetings, Adventurers!

I hope this finds you well and enjoying the spring weather.

I’m writing to let you know that our monthly social is once again upon us! It’s Friday, March 19 at 7pm on the GEAS Discord.

You can join the Discord here: http://geas.org.uk/discord

If you’d like to be reminded of the event, you can find the Facebook event here: https://fb.me/e/3KqNHLTLm

The dates for the rest of the socials of the year are as follows:

  • 16 April 2021
  • 21 May 2021

Hope to see you there!

Stella Segar
Socials Coordinator

AGM Minutes

Greetings Adventurers,
I’m happy to announce that we held a successful Annual General Meeting yesterday. There was a great turn out and we’d like to thank everyone for taking the time to attend, especially for their patience when we overran. We’ll be introducing the new committee in the next few weeks, as we complete the handover process. The minutes, however, are ready to read here:

https://geas.org.uk/AGM

EUSA has also asked us to share the Society Member Feedback Survey with you all, as they’re looking to find out how COVID-19 has affected your experience as a member of GEAS. The form is anonymous, with the results later being shared with the Committee. All members are invited to answer the survey, regardless of student status.

The survey closes at 5pm, Friday 2nd April and can be found here:

https://forms.eusa.ed.ac.uk/view.php?id=47549

For the glory of GEAS,

Sophie Hine
GEAS Secretary

GEAS AGM This Sunday

Hello there Adventurers!
This is a reminder that we’ll be holding our AGM this weekend between our usual Sunday game sessions at:

  • 5pm on the 7th of March

The meeting will be taking place over Zoom, the address and password can be found on our Discord in the #announcements channel. I know this isn’t ideal, but there has been an uptick of zoom-bombing recently at the university and this keeps our details a bit more secure. A copy of the agenda, with links to the motions and annual reports, can be found here:

https://geas.org.uk/AGM

We need a minimum of 34 members to come to the meeting, regardless of whether they’re student or non-student members. This is key to the society continuing to run next year. Participants aren’t expected to have their cameras turned on or talk if they don’t want to, you are more than welcome to simply sit in and listen while you eat dinner.

It is important to remember that only student members can vote in the AGM, but any member is allowed to speak and voice their opinion.

See you there,

Sophie Hine
GEAS Secretary

February 2021 Sunday Evening Pitch Listings

This is a listing of campaigns being pitched in the evening on Sunday, 21st January 2021. Evening pitches will take place at 6 pm on the Geas Discord server. These games will take place on Sundays 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 on Discord after the GMs have pitched their games live.

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February 2021 Sunday Afternoon Pitch Listings

This is a listing of campaigns being pitched in the afternoon on Sunday, 21 February 2021. Afternoon pitches will take place at 1 pm on the Geas Discord server. These games will take place on Sundays 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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AGM: Motions and Nominations

Greetings Adventurers,

It’s that time of year again and time for our Annual General Meeting. During the AGM we’ll be electing committee members for the upcoming year and voting on motions submitted by the society members. It’ll be taking place on:

  • 7th of March at 5pm

Due to current restrictions, we’ll be holding the AGM online again this year. However, we’ve decided to go ahead with a live meeting that will be hosted on Zoom, allowing committee nominees to directly address the members and for the discussion of motions.

It’s important to know that only matriculated students who have bought membership at least 24 hours before the meeting can vote, members who aren’t currently enrolled at the University of Edinburgh unfortunately aren’t.

However, any member is welcome to speak at the AGM, as well as submit motions for consideration. All motions must be sent to me before 5pm on Sunday 28th of February, at this address. If you’d like to raise a motion at the AGM, a guide has been put together on how to do so here:

https://geas.org.uk/proposals

All committee positions will be up for election at the AGM. While most positions are only open to UoE student members; advisory roles are open to all members regardless of student status. A full list can be found below:

  • President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Events Organiser
  • Socials Coordinator
  • Conpulsion Liaison
  • Webmaster (Advisory)
  • Equality and Wellbeing Officer (Advisory)
  • Social Media Manager (Advisory)
  • Legacy Advisor (Advisory)

The committee is also currently running a review of our harassment, game safety, and complaints policies. It’s important to us to know what you think of our current policies and how they’re enacted. To take part in this review, please complete the survey at the link below:

https://geas.org.uk/annualreview

We’ll be back in contact closer to the AGM with links and passwords for the Zoom meeting. If you have any questions about the positions or how the AGM will be run, please send us an email at:

geas.committee

May the odds be ever in your favour,

Sophie Hine
GEAS Secretary