Welcome Week One-Shot Listings

This is a listing of one-shots being run on the 15th of September, 2021. Pitches will start at 6pm on the GEAS Discord server. All GMs will read a summary of their game, after which players will be allowed to join a game for the evening. Newcomers will be given the first choice of games, followed by returning members.

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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Start of Term Plans

Hey there Adventurers,

This is just a quick update on our plans for GEAS in September, we’ll be back in the coming weeks with more details on what’s coming up. We’re also wanted to let you know where things stand with social distancing restrictions now easing.

While we had hoped to be back in person, we’ll continue to run online for the first semester and plan to return to in-person gaming in January. I know that with restrictions lifting today you might have been hoping to be back in Teviot in September, however, this decision was made back in early July before room bookings closed. EUSA’s social distancing measures at the time wouldn’t reasonably allow for gaming, with a time limit of 90 minutes and heavily reduced room capacity.

It’s not all bad news though! We’re hoping to host some events in person this term, so keep an eye out for further announcements.

Welcome Week Events
Our traditional Freshers one-shots will be going ahead on Wednesday the 15th of September at 6pm, on the GEAS Discord server. If you’d like to GM a game on the night, then please submit your pitch here:

https://geas.org.uk/freshers

We’ll also be holding a pub quiz and social on Friday the 17th at 6pm.

September Pitches
Pitches for this term’s campaigns will be held on Wednesday the 22nd of September at 6pm and Sunday the 26th at 1pm and 6pm. We’re also now accepting pitches for campaigns, and you can submit your own here:

https://geas.org.uk/pitches

Keep on rolling,

Sophie Hine
GEAS Secretary

Summer One-Shots this Saturday

Hello there, Adventures!

As you’ll have heard, we’re having a one-shot event this weekend on Saturday the 31st of July. Pitches will begin at 6pm on the GEAS Discord server, and will usually run until about 10pm. The games that will be running can be found on the GEAS website, where we’ll be updating the game listings as we get more submissions:

https://geas.org.uk/2021/07/27/summer-one-shot-listings/

Or, if you’re interested in GMing your own game at the event, then please submit your pitch by 6pm on Friday the 30th of July:

https://geas.org.uk/summeroneshots

Hope to see you there,

Sophie Hine
GEAS Secretary

Summer One-Shot Listings

This is a listing of summer one-shots being run on the 31st of July, 2021. Pitches will start at 6 pm on the GEAS Discord server with the games running until around 10pm.

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.

Continue reading “Summer One-Shot Listings”

Conpulsion Director Applications Are Open

Greetings adventurers,

We are now accepting applications for the position of Conpulsion Director.
For those of you who don’t know, Conpulsion is Scotland oldest gaming convention and involves 3 days of events and roleplaying sessions.
With restrictions being relaxed we are hopeful that this year we can go back to an in-person event, which would give the director more options when designing the convention, although obviously we will have to follow whatever the government’s guidance is at the time.

If you have your own idea of what Conpulsion could be this year and are interested in the role please send an email to geas.committee with the following information:
– Name
– Any relevant experience you have and why you think these will help in your role
– A brief description of what you would like to do as director (there will be a more in depth pitch to the committee if required later)

The deadline for this application is the 15th of August.

Finally, I should point out that this position is not only open to current students so any non-student members are also welcome to apply!

We look forward to receiving your applications.
Charlie Kelly
Conpulsion Liaison

Conpulsion Liaison Elected

Greetings, Adventurers!

Voting for the 2021/22 Conpulsion Liaison concluded earlier this week, and I’m happy to announce that Charlie Kelly has been re-elected to the role. He did a great job last year and we’re excited to welcome him back to the committee.

We’ll be starting the search for a convention director in the next few weeks, so if you’d be interested in running Conpulsion 2022, keep an eye out for further messages from us.

For the glory of GEAS!

Sophie Hine

GEAS Secretary

Election Reminder and Sunday Movie Night

Hey there, Adventurers!

Conpulsion Liaison
This is a final reminder to vote for this year’s Conpulsion Liaison, as it closes at 12pm on Monday. Once again, only student members can vote in the election, and you need to use your UoE Office account to do so.

We’re hoping to be back at Teviot Row House for 2022, where we can welcome back familiar faces and introduce our newer members to the joy of convention gaming. It only takes a couple of minutes to vote, and you’ll be helping us organise an event for both the society and the wider Scottish gaming community.

You can vote here:

https://geas.org.uk/ballot

Voting will remain open until Monday the 21st of June at 12pm.

Howl’s Moving Castle Movie Night

Tomorrow night, Sunday the 20th of June at 6pm, we’ll be hosting our first GEAS movie night! We’ll be watching Howl’s Moving Castle, the Ghibli classic based on the Diana Wynne Jones novel of the same name.

We’ll be watching it on Netflix and using the browser extension Teleparty, which will synchronise the movie for attendees and add a group chat to the site. Both Netflix and Teleparty are needed to take part, with the latter available for free for both Goggle Chrome and Microsoft Edge here:
https://www.netflixparty.com/

Thanks for reading!

Sophie Hine

GEAS Secretary

Conpulsion Liaison Election

Hello Adventurers!
Just a quick reminder that we’re currently in the process of electing a Conpulsion Liaison for next year’s convention. As usual, only student members can vote in the election and they’ll need to log in with their UoE Office account to do so. It’ll only take a couple of minutes to vote, and by doing so, you’ll help to keep a piece of Scottish gaming history alive.

The ballot can be found here:

https://geas.org.uk/ballot

Voting will remain open until Monday the 21st of June at 12pm.

Thanks for voting!
Sophie Hine

GEAS Secretary

Conpulsion Liaison Election

Greetings, Adventurers!
As you might remember from the March AGM, the committee decided to postpone the election of a new Conpulsion Liaison, due to uncertainties from the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting lockdowns. Thankfully, things seem to be looking up and after taking nominations, voting is now open to fill the role. As usual, only student members can vote in the election and they will need to log in with their UoE Office account to do so. Voting will remain open until Monday the 21st of June at 12pm.

The ballot can be found here:
https://geas.org.uk/ballot

I love democracy.
Sophie Hine

GEAS Secretary

P.S. Don’t forget that we’re have a social this Wednesday! We’ll be playing some Jackbox multiplayer games on the Discord from 7pm, so come along and put us to shame.

Reminders: Conpulsion, Pitches and Socials

Hello there, Adventurers!
We’ve just got a few reminders about what’s going on in the next week, it’s a full one so bear with me.
Conpulsion Liaison
Applications for Conpulsion Liaison are closing at 6pm today. We’re looking for a student to join the committee and help with the organisation of GEAS’s gaming convention, Conpulsion. You’ll be responsible for communications between the convention sub-committee and the main GEAS committee, as well as talking to EUSA when needed. It’s a great way to get involved with the society and the wider Scottish gaming scene!

If you’d like to apply to be the Conpulsion Liaison, you can get in touch with us at geas.committee. Please send us a short message about why you’d like to take on the role, this will be included on the online ballot.

Summer Pitches
We’ll be holding pitches for summer games at 6pm on Saturday the 5th June. Things are a bit more casual over the summer, with GMs running games outside of the normal GEAS timeslots. This means that you can potentially join more than one campaign, but please make sure that they don’t clash! We (at the time of writing) have 8 games running, these have been listed on our website and we’ll add more as we receive them. These can be found here:

https://geas.org.uk/2021/06/01/summer-2021-pitch-listings/

If you want to run a game and haven’t sent it to us yet, please submit it before 6pm today using this form:
https://forms.gle/Yp3H6MaGcHXGFPzH6

While these games aren’t officially run as a part of the society, all of the normal support is available to players and GMs, so should you need any help feel free to reach out.

Pub Quiz
Game pitches will be followed with a pub quiz and there’ll be prizes in the form of dice from Beholders Gaze (https://www.beholdersgaze.com/). Each member of the winning team will get their own set of shiny new math rocks, just in time for summer gaming!

Jackbox Game Night
If that’s not enough for you, we’ll also be hosting an evening of Jackbox on Wednesday the 9th June. We’re hoping to make our socials a bit more structured so we’ll be trying out some different activities over the summer. Keep an eye out for future events and let us know what you think!

Looking forward to seeing you all!

Sophie Hine
GEAS Secretary