Welcome to our new website, and to our new term! I think that getting a new website with a new committee is kind of like having a haircut after being dumped, so let's all try and work through this together.
Speaking of committee, it seems useful to note who the new committee are.
The main thing that is happening at GUGS is that we are trying to resolve our SRC affiliation snafu. Ray is moving ahead with that as we speak, and we hope to be able to give more details on how that is going. Watch this space.
CRAWL OF THRONES: Friday 26th of September, at 19:30 in the QMU.
a.k.a. A Song of Gin And Tonic
It's the first GUGS social of the year, the traditional themed pub crawl! For those of you who can't join us right at the beginning, our provisional schedule is as follows:
7.30 - 8.00 Jim’s Bar @ QMUnion
8.15 - 8.40 The Crafty Pig
8.45 - 9.10 Coopers
9.15 - 9.40 GUU Beer Bar
9.45 - Crowning ceremony outside QMU, onwards to free entry to the QMU Club Night.
Roleplaying Sessions and Magic Drafts
Come to Committee Room 3 this weekend for a Khans of Tarkir release weekend event run by Static Games! The release event costs £8, and will start at around 1pm.
Our second week of tasters! We will have another selection of roleplaying taster sessions from even more of our friendly GMs (all of our GMs are friendly, I promise), as well as a Magic the Gathering draft in newly released Khans of Tarkir set.
Join us at our first Saturday GUGS of the year for the year's first monthly board game day! Bring along your favourite game or borrow one from the GUGS communal cupboard. We will also be running a Saturday Magic the Gathering draft, which will again feature the shiny new Khans of Tarkir set.
You will have heard the rumours, you may have seen the sign up sheets - but this week, the long-term roleplaying campaigns start! The GMs will present themselves and pitch their campaigns, and our roleplaying-focused members will get the chance to decide which they want to spent their year in. We will also be having another of our weekly Magic drafts in the Khans of Tarkir set.
Bring along your wargaming miniatures and other crafts projects and spend a relaxing day working on them while talking with your fellow creative types. For our wargamers, bringing your minis in will also give you a chance to meet the other wargamers in the society, and hopefully organise yourselves a match for a later week using our available-to-all-members GUGS terrain. This will also be joined by another of our ongoing Saturday Magic drafts, again using the Khans of Tarkir set.
Tales from the trenches
Emzy's Superhero game: The party of low level supers got stuck in the Orbital Watchtower when the JLA went to New York to deal with the Anti-monitor. They soon realised that the other group of trainee associates were actually trainee supervillains in disguise! [They won by firing] the Orbital Laser at the Anti-Monitor and saved the day! And then everyone took selfies. The end.
Blair's Star Wars game: My party of intrepid Rebel recruits were able to prove their worth by managing to eventually steal a prototype Imperial starship despite their reconnaissance nearly getting them put in the brig.
Magic the Gathering: We had a draft this week, though I don't know how that went, and I hear that there is a new set coming out which equals more draftage. Hopefully some of our card gamers can tell us what the score is on that front!