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Kate Bullock

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  • I'm not afraid of your health care so much as your government. I was arrested in Toronto during the G20, despite not being a protester nor protesting at the time (that has changed now). There is a security warning on my name though so traveling to a…
  • Why are the cool kids and con like things in the States? I can't go there anymore and it makes me sad.
  • As a GM, I've seen the look of horror and guilt once where I genuinely felt like a horrible person because of the consequences I enforced. The players had inadvertently caused about fifty or so children to die horribly painful deaths. At the end of …
  • Donated. I wish all the best to Karla and her child. Posted on my facebook and on my gaming club website.
  • I'm not sure what draws people to those particular playsets. I'll start asking when I run games. I really enjoy The Ice because it is contemporary, and anything can happen in a place so far removed from where we are. People always get really exci…
  • I actually really avoid gaming that deals with activism and such themes. I used to be all about the dark future settings until, well, things happened that involved being dehumanized because I was near a protest (not protesting). I am working on …
  • Things I've learned: I prefer five players to four. I'm tempted to try six if people had the time but I feel it might get too complicated then. With five players there tends to be a lot more plot going on and people enjoy the sudden scenes where …
  • Paul and Erik, I do run a monthly rpg meetup where we have four different games running. I believe you've both run stuff there before, and both indie games. Most of the meetup is now indie games. But I'd love to try some of the newer fiasco plays…
  • I will say Ry's purchase of Fiasco (and my later purchase) was one of the best things to happen. I run a gaming club of about 400 members all clamouring to play more D&D. I kept running two one-shots a month of Fiasco and more and more people ca…
  • As a feminist, and I don't mean a side-liner feminist (which there's nothing wrong with), I mean a protesting, sign-carting, cheering and marching type of feminist, I strive to run and write a lot of games that could be called more 'feminist' than o…
  • Cool. A friend and I are working on a 'fairy tale' set.
  • If we make our own playsets, does that still count as talking about the game? Or do you want the playsets we already have discussed on another site/forum?
  • A few years ago a local guy in my town started a meetup group for Gamers in the Toronto area even though the Toronto Role-Players Association already existed. I joined the little club of about six members. We would get together once a month or so fo…
  • My favourite parts are mostly story-based. I enjoy coming up with the npc's that always drive the story. I enjoy coming up with the plot, the world, and just random neat ideas. That's about as much prep as I'll ever do. But my favourite moments a…
  • Ran a two year campaign of CyberGeneration, followed by a two year campaign of Deliria Joined a local gaming club on a whim, became one of the organizers, and is proud to say that the membership is over three-hundred people now Introduced many 'ma…
  • I'm not convinced I'm a great GM. I'm just putting that out there right now. My highlights as a 'good' GM: Running a campaign of Deliria, wherein the players succeeded in doing something horrible, then watching the look of mortified guilt that se…
  • I ran a game using a home-brew system about the coming of age story in modern times with a fairy-run town esque type deal. It was about kids going off to college and the small town they dealt with, all based around the fae and it's magical influence…
  • I was raised Presbyterian by my mother. At about nine years of age I started exploring witchcraft and its roots (I was a weird child). Today I practice Witchcraft (not Wicca) and yes, it does affect my gaming. I've done a lot of research on magic hi…
  • And here I thought one of my favourite songs using my name was Kate by Johnny Cash. But hey, I learned something new today. I've written a couple fantasy campaigns that played heavily on archetypes and was, at one point, making a game where playe…
  • Just to add my two cents of thought, here's what I think when asked about the two. The archetype is a literary figure. He/she is cast-typed by origin and use in the novel/scenario. The personality is not imbued, but their significance and fate in…
  • I think I'll do that. I found with five people it took a long time to get through scenes and get to the ending montage. While it was fun, I think I'm going to try to restrict how many people can come. Problem is, I get waiting lists for most of my g…
  • Oh. I still love the game because I've played it with other folks where it's gone splendidly. I think it depends a lot on the group. With my friends, it's an awesome game. With other people, it's still awesome, but lacks the group effort of making s…
  • As the person who ran the game (yes, that was me), I'll put my few pennies in. I played Fiasco! (and thought it was fantastic) at Dreamation. While reading the rules (yes, I did read them), I also applied them to what I had learned while playing,…
  • Back when 3rd edition came out, my mom bought me that silly box-set and sat down with my friend and I, and played it with me. She's not overtly interested in playing them now-a-days, but she began that journey by indulging my curious and creative si…
  • I don't know any programs that can do that, but I do have a suggestion. When making my own cards, I generally get cue cards from the dollar store or a discount store. You can easily cut them in half to get smaller cards if you find their original si…
  • I'm totally interested in this. I've been writing a series of articles (mostly for myself at this point) about playing with the boys and being a girl in the gaming world, which was mostly brought on by Confessions of a Part-Time Sorceress and how of…
  • I'd love to try playtesting it with a few of my groups. Different types, each group, so it would be interesting to see what the indie, the D&D, and the people from my club think.
  • Not taking it as a dig at all, Paul. Just trying to... explain some of the folks of TAG. I agree with you one-hundred percent on how unusual games can be taken. I remember running Dread that turned into a B-movie story with PVP being more importa…
  • Paul, I'm one of the organizers of the Meetup group and I usually sit down every month and pull my hair out trying to figure out a way to get people into 'role-playing' versus roll-playing. The Toronto meetup group, that I love, adore and cher…
  • I didn't get a chance to play Delve, but sat through some of the roundtable. It's unfortunate we (Ry and I) came late but it couldn't really be helped. So, based on the facts that I heard, I'm pretty damn interested in Delve. Any way I could get som…
  • Re: What park I ran a game in Allan Gardens, which is at Jarvis/Carlton. If you don't believe me on the sketch factor, boy do I have stories. I've never really understood why people aren't comfortable sharing their nerdiness, but I'm guessing th…
  • As one of the females who didn't give their last names, it could be because I'm not particularly attached to it. I don't see me as "Kate Bullock" so much as "Kate." I don't usually introduce myself with my last name. I could get into a talk about ho…
  • 100% table, 0% online I like sitting down with some friends and new faces and having a good laugh. I'm not a fan of sitting at my computer more than is necessary.
  • I regularly read and play games in public. I'm never worried about which game I'm reading, and often get questions. Then again, I live in a nice little community in Toronto that's all about helping each other out and not being too judgmental. As a r…
  • The idea was to leave you with what you began with. In other words, not give the Squares a chance to make more than what they had. It wasn't to blackmail so much as to... get in the way.
  • Aww. Yeah. I'm the other other Canadian. I've been convinced I should be on here. So far it's interesting to read. But my exhaustion level is still pretty high today so I'm sure I'll find more when I do bother to look. Right now I'm just buying …
  • Hey Adam. Thanks so much for the welcome and for running some awesome games!
  • It was an awesome social experiment, but I will say my life style in real life heavily influenced my participation as a circle. Circle power!
  • My full name is Kate Bullock. If it's for facebook purposes, my picture is me with peacock feathers... I'm bizarre.