Some bizarre twist of fate has lead you to our site. So let us answer a few of your possible questions...
We are the Southampton University Games Society, a club for people who play board games, tabletop battle games such as Warhammer and Blood Bowl, roleplaying games, card games (especially CCG
s), basically any games.
Yes, we did say any games, but actually there are a few exceptions. Firstly, as a society, we don't do computer games, which are CGSoc
's speciality. Secondly, we can't play chess; the Chess Club
have a monopoly on that. Also, while we do
play traditional card games, if you're a fan of poker then you'll probably want to check out the separate Poker Society
, who may cater for your interests better than we do. Finally, we don't do LARP
ing, as we're not insured for it. On the other hand, there are a few LARPers in the society, so we might be able to put you in contact with people who do it if that's your thing.
Aside from those exceptions, though, if you can find someone else who's up for it, you can probably play it - in particular we play a large variety of boardgames, run a lot of roleplaying games, play CCGs notably Magic:the Gathering and wargames, most commonly Games Workshop ones.
The heart and soul of the society are the forums on this site, where we discuss games/campaigns to run as well as other random stuff. In particular, if you're looking for a roleplaying campaign, go check out the threads in the roleplaying forum - experienced GMs usually run campaigns entirely for or looking to include freshers, so go see if there's anything to sign up for!
Our official meetings are held every Wednesdays and Saturdays from 2.00pm, carrying on essentially until everyone's had enough (usually some time between 6 and 8, at which point we usually go to the Stag's Head, whence we sometimes go elsewhere). Members also often organise to play games at other times, usually either through the forum
, or in person at the Wed/Sat meetings. This is particularly popular amongst roleplayers, for whom the atmosphere in the cafe is not always suitable.
Meetings are held in the SUSU cafe, located in the SUSU building on Highfield campus.
(Building 42, in section A3 on the campus map, from which you can also find directions to Highfield Campus itself.) Once you get into the building, head down to the cafe on Level 3
. You can't miss us; we're the ones with all the cards, dice and board games. And often GameSoc
Well, because it's fun, I suppose. Why not?