Society General Meeting

On the 22nd, we will be holding a Society General Meeting to vote on some proposed changes to the society constitution, which will be attached to this post for everyone to view.

The aim of these changes is to codify the roles of the Committee Members to ensure that each of them is fully aware of their duties to the society, and that essential work is done for the society, as to date, some things, such as the games list and members list have been done by a variety of committee members, and no one person had responsibility.
In addition, the second set of changes is to codify our AGM process, as we believe the system we currently have, a show-of-hands, is very open to social pressure, even with the “eyes closed” procedure, thus we wish to turn it into a proper balloted election, to hopefully reduce this.
Please feel free to discuss the proposed changes with us, either on this post or via email, we welcome any feedback.
Finally, we are now offering to book spaces for our members in the Student’s Union. If you wish to book a space, please message Jez or email us with the times you’d like, as well as the number of people you need a room for, and we will endeavour to book an appropriate space for you. This is not just for during the exam period, if anyone wishes to book space outside of regular NoDDSoc times during the year, we will do so then. Please be aware, we will be recording who has what spaces booked, as with all our bookings, we are responsible for the state the room is left in, so if you trash the place and we get charged, we’ll pass the charges on.

Proposed Constitutional Amendments

Lord Governor’s Ball

FINE PEOPLE OF NODDSOC!

YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED to a grand ball in the Lord Governor’s mansion!

AS YOU KNOW, The Imperium’s grand crusade to reclaim this planet in the name of the God-Emperor of Humankind has raged for quite some time… but that’s no excuse to let our standards slip!

COME TO RUB SHOULDERS with the finest of Imperial society, leave behind the war for a few hours, and ignore the sounds of artillery shells falling on the homes of poor people.

A SMALL LARP GAME will be running for anyone who wishes to dabble in devious political intrigue… or to use their deductive skills to pry into the Lord Governor’s dirty little secrets!

A FORMAL DRESS CODE is requested, though not mandatory – there is a war on, after all!

If anyone would care to costume themselves appropriately for the Warhammer 40K setting, that would be amazing… alternatively, some sort of wartime formal attire would be superb – perhaps dress uniforms, ballgowns, tuxedos etc… or if this does not suit your style, please just smarten up as best you can. If anyone has a specific costume in mind, do let us know and we will write you up a LARP character!

WHERE AND WHEN: The Lord Governor’s mansion will be located in the upstairs of the University Arms Pub, on Saturday 4th February 2017 – that is, just at the end of the exam period – and festivities will begin at 7pm. So you have plenty of time to make a costume, or have your suit cleaned, or learn how to tie a tie.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION! WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU THERE!
THE EMPEROR PROTECTS!

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The Nationals

Hi guys,

The National Student Roleplaying and Wargaming Championships (the nationals, for short) are on the 21-23 of April, at the University of Nottingham’s University Park Campus this year. It might seem a long time away, but time flies and things need to be organised in advance.

The nationals are a really fun annual gathering of university societies. It’s technically a competition, but the main focus is to meet up with new people and have fun roleplaying, possibly in systems you haven’t played before.

Here’s the info pack. If you want to book rooms on campus I suggest you do so early. As with the Christmas meal, someone will be going around taking names and your three category choices in the next few weeks. The nationals cost £25, and it is first come first serve on your game choices.

A reminder we are looking into getting a coach this year.

The deadline for paying and choosing games is the 7th of December, but if you can pay earlier that would be great.

It’s a really fun experience which many of our members have gone to every year, so I hope many of you sign up.

If you won’t be at Wednesday sessions and want to go, message Rebecca on Facebook or send an email to noddsoc@shef.ac.uk.

Christmas Meal

Hi NoDDsoc

This years Christmas meal will once again be at Cafe Rouge, on 14th December at 19:00.

Here is a copy of the menu: http://www.caferouge.com/…/sheffield-s…/christmas-party-menu

Cafe Rouge is very good at catering to various dietary requirements, and if nothing on the christmas menu takes your fancy you should be able to order on their normal menu as well.

A committee member will be going round in the next couple of weeks taking orders and deposits (which is £5, you pay the rest of the meal cost on the night) from those who want to come along.

Deadline for menu choices and deposits is the 23rd of November.

If you won’t be at Wednesday sessions, message Rebecca on Facebook or send an email to noddsoc@shef.ac.uk.

September Events

Friends, Romans, Strange Troll Creatures of NoDDSoc.
We have announcements for you.
First of all, hope you’ve all had a great summer so far and are looking forward to another year at your favourite Roleplaying Society.
So, we have arranged the following events at the start of term, with the view to introducing new players to NoDDSoc. It would be wonderful if we could get some of you guys to come along and GM for us to help bring new members into the fold, or if you are new, to come along and meet us!

Tues 13th Sept 2016 – 4pm-6pm – Orientation Week Taster Session – Activities Zone/Coffee Revs
Tues 20th Sept 2016 – 7pm – 9pm – Intro Week Taster Session – Activities Zone/Coffee Revs
Sun 25th Sept – 1pm – 5pm – Final Taster Session – The Gallery (N.B. This is after the Activities Fair)

Then, we have the Activities Fair, where you can come along and sign up to join us for this year and receive your membership card and free dice!

Thurs 22nd Sept 2016 – 11am-4pm – Activities Fair

And lastly, having triumphed over the inscrutable machine that is the SU’s room booking system, we have our regular sessions on Wednesdays and Sundays on the gallery.
As per usual, we encourage those who are planning to run a game to prepare a one-shot to advertise your campaign for the first Wednesday session, and maybe again on the following Sunday, and then start your campaign proper on the second.

Wednesday 28th September 2016 – 6pm-10pm – 1st NoDDSoc Wednesday Meeting (One-Shots)
Sunday 2nd August 2016 – 1pm – 5pm – 1st NoDDSoc Sunday Session
Wednesday 5th August 2016 – 6pm-10pm – 2nd NoDDSoc Wednesday Meeting (Campaigns Begin)

As always, we encourage members to come and join us in Interval after our regular sessions for Drinks and Socialising, where you can swap stories about your games!

Looking forward to seeing you all in September,
The NoDDSoc Committee

The Nationals

The student national roleplaying and wargaming championships are coming up on the 1st-3rd April 2016.

Have a look here for more info (or here for the one with less graphics).

We are looking into getting a coach to take people to the Nationals, either very cheap or free for you guys. If you want to go you will have to arrange your own accomodation.

If you’re interested, have a look at the info pack and pick categories of games that you’re interested in. Charlotte will be going round to get preferences in the next few weeks.

NoDDSoc Christmas Meal

We are hoping to have our annual Christmas meal on the last Wednesday of term  (16th December at 18:30) again, at Cafe Rouge by the Peace Gardens. Please let us know if you’d like to join us asap. If you have any special dietary requirements let us know that too, as we are normally able to accommodate most people no problem 🙂

Here’s a picture of the menu options:

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If you want to attend the christmas meal, bring your £5 deposit today (25th November)!

If you have Facebook, we have an event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1633352300248910/

 

NoDDSoc Halloween Special

Ominous one offs, bloodcurdling board games and creepy card games. Come join us in the Gallery on the 1st November at 13:00 for our Hallowe’en Special! We recommend bringing your most bewitching bakes and other scary snacks to share (don’t forget to label whether they’re gluten free/contain nuts etc). Costumes aren’t compulsory but enthusiastically encouraged! Theme: Scary movie killers. Prize for the best costume and possible other prizes/quizzes etc on the day.

If you have Facebook, there’s an event on our page.

Taster Sessions and Give It A Go

We are running taster sessions! Feel free to come along and try roleplaying. They’ll be plenty of games going on of all kinds for you to join in.

  • Taster Sessions: Tuesday 15th of September (16:00 – 18:00) and 22nd of September (19:00 – 21:30)
  • Give It A Go: Sunday 27th of September at 13:00
  • All happening in Coffee Revolution in the Student’s Union.