Society Execs

  • President - Finnbar Keating ( Avatar for finnbar finnbar )

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    Hi, I'm Finnbar (they/them) and after a mad two years on exec (as Communications Officer and then Vice President) I'm now your President! I'm also a first year PhD student in Computer Science (I did my undergraduate masters here) in programming language design and implementation. I'm mostly known for my board gaming prowess*, but I'm also the best Netrunner player at the university**, expert A-wing pilot in the X-wing Miniatures Game***, purveyor of one-page RPGs and managed to get one (1) kill with the Magic: The Gathering card Triskaidekaphobia in a chaos draft once.

    My job is to make sure everything is running smoothly with each of our events, liasing with the reps to help them get the best out of their part of the society. I also get involved with the organisation of new special events (such as our Megagame and Escape Room) and general issues with the society as a whole. If you've got any ideas how to improve the society, I'd love to hear them!

    (To confirm, I'm not drunk in this photo, just very tired.)

    * prowess is a funny word for "being bad at but having a good time"
    ** citation urgently needed, in fact some would argue that this is a lie
    *** I played a squad called "A-Wing Boy Band" once which makes me an expert

    • Represents the society and oversees all of its activities
      • Thus should be involved in every part of the society in some way
      • Assists in running events where needed
    • Ensures every exec is fulfilling their duty
    • Makes executive decisions on matters that are time-sensitive, that don’t require exec discussion, or that are a point of conflict amongst the exec
    • Is the principle contact point between the Society and the SU/University
      • Principle respondent to SU communication
      • Responsible for any collaborations with the SU/University, such as Postgraduate Board Games
      • Represents the society at the termly Societies Council.
    • Is the principle contact point between the Society and other Societies
      • Is responsible for any collaborations that may be made (though may delegate this to other exec where appropriate)
      • Is responsible for inter-society events, such as Laser Quest vs Compsoc
  • Vice President - Anakin Newbigging ( Avatar for Anakin Anakin )

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    Hello there! I'm Anakin (he/him). I'm an undergrad physicist and for the next year I will be your Vice President. This means I will be doing all the jobs the Secretary does as per the motion in the AGM. I manage the exec and run meetings to... heavy metallic breathing... bring order to the society. On top of that I will be heavily involved with as many events as I can handle, such as the Megagame. I love my RPGs, having been previous RPG assistant, but I also love boardgames and have dipped into LARP and Wargames as much as my sanity allows. If you have any questions or qualms about how the Society is run I'll be more than happy to lend you my ear!
    See you around and may the force be with you!

    • Acts as the SU-mandated role of Secretary and works to help the President in their duties.
    • Organises and runs regular exec meetings.
      • Usually happen bi-weekly
      • Notes are prepared beforehand and added upon during the meeting
      • Meetings are minuted on this website for all members to read
    • Book rooms for events at the start and throughout the year.
      • Not feasible during 2020/2021, however, this is done through the University's room booking service.
    • Doing a lot of admin work and running faction non-specific events.
      • This involves completing and returning official SU paperwork
      • Running society Facebook groups, Exec Discord, and Google Drive
      • Running Termly Quiz and AGM in term 2
  • Treasurer - Benjamin McRae ( Avatar for Benji Benji )

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    Hi, I'm Benjamin, and I'm the Treasurer of Warwick Tabletop for the next long while. Usually, that would mean that you come to me if you want something new for the society, but many of the factions have their own budgets which then go through me, so ask them first! If you're unsure as to who to ask, I'm more than happy to try and answer; this holds for anything else too!
    I interact the most with RPGs and board games, in terms of factions, but feel free to ask me and I'll let the right person know.

    • Is responsible for the society bank account
      • Oversees the budget by allocating spending amounts to each faction of the society and making sure they don’t overspend
      • Approves or declines purchases from the other exec members
      • Approves online monetary reimbursement forms when purchases have been made
    • Is responsible for organising the application for the start-of-year society grant from the SU
    • Is responsible for sponsorships:
      • Looks for new sponsorships
      • Makes sure our ongoing sponsorships are upheld
    • Is responsible for any merchandise sold by the society:
      • This includes, but is not limited to: society hoodies, society dice, and pin badges
      • Responsible for liaising with the SU to set up order forms
    • Is responsible for overseeing the ticketing and budgeting for any big event the society might run
    • Is responsible for any fundraising the society might choose to do; this includes fundraising for charity or for the society itself.
  • Wargames Rep - Jon Cheah ( Avatar for Nahjo_Che Nahjo_Che )

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    Hello! My name is Jon (he/him), and I'm your Wargames Rep. I run our weekly wargames session and organise extra events like our terrain-making/painting days and wargaming tournaments. I play mainly Star Wars: Armada, and Star Wars: X-Wing but have also played War Machine, ASOIAF, and Killteam. I'm a third year mathematics student and a big Star Wars Fan. You can find me at wargames on Mondays and occasionally at board games on Wednesdays.

    • Runs the weekly wargames session on Monday evening
      • This includes welcoming and teaching new players, as well as ensuring established players are getting games.
    • Is responsible for the wargames equipment and budget. This includes:
      • Purchasing new equipment when needed (this includes minis, armies, terrain, playmats)
      • Keeping an inventory of wargames equipment that the society owns
      • Moving equipment to and from storage
    • Runs extra wargames-themed events, including
      • Tournaments, during sessions or as standalone events
      • Terrain making and/or painting sessions
    • Runs the wargames Facebook group
      • Makes the weekly “who’s bringing what” announcement
    • Facilitates ideas and works towards improving any wargaming related activities the society does.
  • Draft Rep - Henry Phan ( Avatar for hoph19 hoph19 )

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    Hello! My name is Henry, I am a first-year Maths student.
    I run the weekly Magic the Gathering drafts, I will be scheduling and making sure the weekly sessions run smoothly. Been playing MTG for over 2 years. Hope to see you on Tuesdays! You will also find me at CCGs on Thursdays, and my other main hobby is watching anime.

    • Runs the weekly Draft session on Tuesday evening. This includes:
      • Creating events on the website where appropriate (i.e. for special drafts or online events)
      • Welcoming and teaching players unfamiliar with the draft format, and signposting those new to Magic to the Thursday CCGs session
      • Organising pods, setting up the tournament, and recording results.
    • Is responsible for the Draft equipment and budget. This includes:
      • Managing the money box, and purchasing booster boxes.
      • Maintaining the lands box
      • Purchasing new equipment when needed (this includes sleeves for players to purchase, lands, playmats)
      • Keeping an inventory of draft-related equipment that the society owns (together with the CCGs rep)
      • Moving equipment to and from storage
    • Runs special draft events, with flashback sets or cubes, in addition to or at regular Draft sessions.
    • Runs the joint Draft/CCGs Facebook group alongside the CCGs rep
      • Makes the weekly Draft reminder announcement (on Discord too)
    • Maintains our relationship with the Games Den, and works towards having our results recorded officially if possible.
    • Facilitates ideas and works towards improving any Draft related activities the society does.
  • Boardgames Rep - Alex Walters ( Avatar for Wraithguard Wraithguard )

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    Hey all, I'm Alex (he/him) a second-year MORSE student and I'm your designated Representative of Board Games. This means that I will be running weekly board games for the next year, in addition, I will probably be taking the dreaded overnight Saturday shift on our tabletop weekenders and the extravaganza. Personally I'm up for anything game wise but among my favourites are games like 7 Wonders, Nemesis and Carcassonne.
    If you want to find me I'll be at board games on Wednesdays and usually at Wargames on Monday.

    • Runs the weekly board games session on Wednesday afternoon.
      • This includes welcoming and teaching new players, as well as ensuring established players are getting games.
    • Is responsible for the board games equipment and budget. This includes:
      • Purchasing new equipment when needed (this includes board games, replacement parts and protective parts, such as sleeves for popular games, as well as storage solutions)
      • Keeping an inventory of board games equipment that the society owns
      • Moving equipment to and from storage
      • Keeping a record of items that have been lent out
    • Runs extra board games-themed events, including:
      • The board games and tabletop weekends
      • Runs the board games Facebook group
    • Facilitates ideas and works towards improving any board gaming related activities the society does.
  • Casual Card Games Rep - Sebastian Woodward ( Avatar for SebastianWoodward SebastianWoodward )

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    Hi I’m Sebastian and I am a first year mathematician who will be your new CCGs rep. I have been playing MTG for the last 3 years and I really enjoy how diverse the game is as there will always be a deck which suits any person. This role mainly entails running the Thursday sessions which is mainly MTG and Net-runner but will hopefully diversify, in addition I will try and organise fun events for this faction of the society such as maybe tournaments for different formats. As well as the CCGs I am quite often at the draft session on Tuesday. My other main hobby is Lego.

    • Runs the weekly CCGs session on Thursday evening
      • This includes welcoming and teaching new players, as well as ensuring established players are getting games.
      • This also includes facilitating a diverse selection of CCGs, not just Magic: the Gathering. The CCGs rep should preferably know how to play/learn more than one CCG.
    • Is responsible for the CCGs equipment and budget. This includes:
      • Purchasing new equipment when needed
      • Keeping an inventory of CCGs equipment that the society owns (together with the Draft rep)
      • Moving equipment to and from storage
    • Runs extra/alternative CCGs-themed events, including:
      • Tournaments, like the Modern league or Boxing league
      • Alternative format events, such as Planechase for MtG and Snake Draft for Netrunner
    • Runs the joint Draft/CCGs Facebook group alongside the Draft Rep.
      • Makes the weekly CCGs reminder announcement (on Discord too)
    • Facilitates ideas and works towards improving any CCGs related activities the society does.
  • RPGs Rep - Sol Franklin ( Avatar for minijester1 minijester1 )

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    Hey, Sol here (he/him), Undergrad Computer Scientist, society's (self proclaimed) greatest rogue/assassin and your new RPGs Rep! That means if you're looking for room to play through your epic campaigns or devilish dungeon one-shots, or perhaps even a new game-master to weave you into their thoughtful stories, or maybe you just want it as your next Boreworm landing spot, myself or my assistant Oli are here to help!
    If you have any questions, ever want to chat, or to maybe play a game you can find me on the Discord or usually skulking around in the shadows of Boardgames, big society events and sometimes even larp!

    • Facilitates the running of RPGs
      • Ensures that GMs and players are aware of the Events page on the website for organising games
      • Promotes events and games that are being run, via Discord, the newsletter, and Facebook
      • Books ad-hoc rooms when necessary for people to have RPG sessions in
      • Keeps an eye on what’s being run and helps new players find games where possible
      • Runs their own one-shots or campaigns to help people play RPGs
      • Encourages diversity of RPGs, not just D&D
    • Is responsible for the RPGs equipment and budget. This includes:
      • Purchasing new equipment when needed (rulebooks, dice etc)
      • Keeping an inventory of RPGs equipment that the society owns
      • Keeping a record of items lent out
    • Runs special RPGs-themed events, including:
      • The Introductory RPG One-Shot events at the beginning of Term 1 and 2
      • Special themed one-shot days, such as at Halloween, Christmas or Easter
      • The Big RPG
    • Runs the RPGs Facebook group
    • Facilitates ideas and works towards improving any RPGs related activities the society does.
  • LARP Rep - James Newton ( Avatar for Blickster53 Blickster53 )

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    Hi i'm James a first-year discrete mathematician and the LARP representative. I will be in charge of running the weekly LARP sessions with help from the Quartermaster. I will also help organize other LARP related events such as murder mystery. If you need to ask me anything you can find me on Sundays all dressed up and prancing about Tocil woods with foam weapons or, more practically, you will often catch me at Boardgames on Wednesdays.
    Thank you for listening to my TED talk and remember to #cometoLARP.

    • Runs the weekly LARP session on Sunday.
      • Welcoming and teaching new players how to LARP
      • Planning out the weekly adventures
      • Handling player downtime between sessions
    • Is responsible for updating and balancing the Society’s UNITY system
    • Together with the Quartermaster, is responsible for the LARP equipment and budget this includes:
      • Purchasing new equipment when needed (clothes, weapons, armour etc)
      • Keeping an inventory of LARP equipment that the society owns
      • Moving equipment to and from storage
    • Runs extra/alternative LARP events such as:
      • Murder Mysteries
      • The end-of-year Kenilworth Castle LARP
      • A trip to Empire
    • Runs the LARP Facebook group.
    • Facilitates ideas and works towards improving any LARP related activities the society does.
  • Quartermaster - Nathan ( Avatar for Chilloutnitro Chilloutnitro )

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    Heya! I'm Nathan, a second-year systems engineering student and the LARP quartermaster. Thus I'm in charge of making sure we have enough foam weaponry to batter each other with, along with other Larp gear like shields, clothing and the like. Furthermore, I maintain the condition of gear, storage of said gear and usage of gear in society events where it may be needed. In addition to those responsibilities I sometimes run adventures alongside the Larp rep and handle some of the other management when I'm needed.

    You can usually find me either at Larp on Sundays or occasionally at board games on Wednesdays should you need to speak with me.

    • Helps the LARP rep run the weekly LARP session
    • Together with the LARP rep, is responsible for the LARP equipment and budget
    • Helps the LARP rep run extra/alternative LARP events
    • Helps run the LARP Facebook group
  • Communications and Operations Officer - Ares Osborn ( Avatar for morrowkei morrowkei )

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    Heyo, I'm Ares (they/them), a 2nd year PhD student in the Astronomy/Astrophysics group doing exoplanet research!

    After spending the previous 2 years with action-packed roles (Secretary, Draft Rep), it's time to put my feet up and instead slave over my keyboard and graphics tablet (more than I already have been). I'm going to be bringing you your weekly dose of Society News™ straight to your inbox, as well as advertising what we're up to and playing support when our big events come round.

    I'm also a big Magic: the Gathering player, and you'll regularly see me at the Draft and CCG events.

    • Writes and promotes the weekly newsletter
      • Publishes it to the website, cross-posts it to the Facebook page, and announces it on Discord
    • Makes separate promotions/announcements of any news - e.g. new timetables, special events - to the relevant places (Facebook page/groups, Discord announcements channel)
    • Acts as support role for any big events that need an extra hand to organise - e.g. the Megagame, the big RPG, the Escape Room, the AGM
    • Maintains the main Facebook page, and helps maintain the individual Facebook groups alongside the relevant reps
    • Keeps an eye on the society’s communication channels - the email, Discord, and the Facebook page inbox
      • Delegates the answering of messages to those who are most knowledgeable (and makes sure they answer them) - i.e. Wargames-related questions should be answered by the Wargames rep.
  • Web Admin - Thomas Bruce ( Avatar for TB TB )

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    Hello. I'm Thomas, and I'm continuing my custodianship of this here website for another year. If you have any issues or changes you wish to have made, please either contact me through this site, on our discord or by email.
    I will also be continuing the moderation of the society discord, so please keep your nattering within our guidelines.

    • Maintains and improves the society website
      • Facilitates suggestions from exec and members as to how the website needs modifying
      • Facilitates bug-reporting and squashes any bugs that pop up
    • Works with various exec and members to ensure the website is updated with appropriate content.
      • Ensure Events are correctly updated and archived appropriately
      • Ensure the timetable (and associated google calendars) are kept up to date
      • Ensure that static pages are kept accurate
      • Manage the moderation of the forum, including spam removal and pinning
      • Deal with data requests, and account requests
    • Leads the management and moderation of the Discord server
    • In cooperation with the Vice President, maintains the society google account, including the drive and calendar.
    • Maintain oversight of society GDPR compliance
  • Assistant CCGs Rep - J Carter ( Avatar for JayRed JayRed )

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    Greetings, I'm J (they/she), an undergrad discrete mathematician.
    I'll be helping run the weekly Casual Card Games events this year. With regards to card games I mainly play Netrunner and Magic, though I also know how to play Keyforge, and am more than willing to learn new games. Aside from CCGs, I can normally be found at the Magic draft on Tuesdays, and Boardgames on Wednesdays.

  • Assistant RPGs Rep - Oliver Williams ( Avatar for EndeDoge5 EndeDoge5 )

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    Hey, I'm Oli, second year History student and your assistant RPGs rep.

    My job is to help you find and/or organise RPGs that are happening on campus, whether it's booking rooms for games or directing you to events. While Sol will be your first port of call I'm here to help him and the rest of the exec. My aim is to advertise more one-shot sessions and RPG games in general.
    For a bit about me: I'm the self-proclaimed biggest RWBY fan on campus having written sections of the official wiki. I've been a D&D 5e Dungeon Master for roughly a year and a half, and am in the process of learning other systems. I love other anime and have a twitch channel.

    Please do feel free to ask me anything (discord @ EndeDoge5#2032)!

  • Graphic Design - Ares Osborn ( Avatar for morrowkei morrowkei )

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    Ayo it's Ares 2: Electric Boogaloo and I'm continuing my reign of terror as Graphic Design Rep (alongside the co-op role)! I create all of the promotional material for our society - the graphics for our banner, posters/flyers and Facebook events, business cards, stickers, badges... You've probably already seen a lot of my work without realising it!

    ~ graphic design is my passion 🐸 ~

    • Creates all physical advertising material for the society, including the banner, business cards, posters/flyers per individual section of the society and the society as a whole, and stickers.
    • Creates all event promotion, including digital posters for events such as the Tabletop Weekends, quizzes and collaborations.
    • Looks into other methods of advertising and investigates their cost-effectiveness.
  • Welfare Officer - Anakin Newbigging ( Avatar for Anakin Anakin )

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    Fancy seeing you here further down the page. It's me General Skywalker, your Welfare Officer. Beyond the SU training I'm compelled to attend, this means I'll be your confidential ear of the society for any well being issues you may be having. While as Vice President its my concern that the exec are happy and productive, I want the membership to be too! So if you have an issue with someone or something either come find me, or drop me a message via Discord (@Dr_Natrium) or Facebook!

  • Equal Opportunities Officer - Benjamin McRae ( Avatar for Benji Benji )

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    Hi again, as well as the Treasurer I am the Equal Ops Officer. I am responsible for ensuring that any and all people from all backgrounds and creeds are welcome at society events. If you need to get in touch, don't hesitate to contact me on discord (for more immediate access), on here (unfortunately I don't check here very often), or in person at an event. This can range from inclusion suggestions to serious matters.
    I'm available to talk about anything that is on your mind!

    • Is the first point of contact between exec and members regarding complaints and issues relating to equality, diversity and inclusion
    • Signposts anyone with issues to the appropriate support
    • Attends SU-run equality workshops and other appropriate workshops/training
  • Health and Safety Officer - James Newton ( Avatar for Blickster53 Blickster53 )

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    WhAt a heckin' bamboozle, its James 2: the return, As Health and Safety officer It'll be up to me to ensure that the that the heath and safety of everyone at the society is properly kept. If you have any H&S concerns feel free to message me on discord, on here or in person.

    • Fills out the yearly Health and Safety Assessment Form
    • Makes sure that injured society members are taken care of properly
      • This will require getting health and safety training
    • Minimise the risks of injury to society members during society events