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Meg Gameologists
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Fun in Toronto!!
 
Game Designers!

Enjoy Canada? Wanna visit Toronto for a weekend in March? Wanna hang out with cool Canadian and indie game designer guests? Wanna experience a local Toronto gaming convention, run some games, and have a fun time watching me and Rob and Rachelle look panicked but utterly in control of the chaos?

Then come to Breakout! Breakout is March 10 - 12 in Toronto. We're still looking to add to our epic guest list. Wanna know who you'll be hanging out with?

These cool people:
+Andrew Medeiros
+Andrew Valkauskas
+Anna Kreider
+Chris Challice
+Corey Reid
+Derek Gour
+Emily Care Boss
+Epidiah Ravachol
+Fraser Ronald
+Fraser Simons
+Hamish Cameron
Jason Wiseman of +DrinkingQuest DrinkingRPG
+Jason Pitre
+Jonathan Lavallee
+Joshua Kitz
Lawrence Whitaker
+Lindsey Ginou
+Mark Richardson
+Matthew McFarland
+Meg Gameologists
+Michelle Lyons-McFarland
+Pieter van Hiel
+Robin Laws

If you're interested in joining us, please feel free to give me a shout on here or contact me at kate@breakoutcon.com

Happy weekend, gamers!
March 10–12. Holiday Inn at Yorkdale. Join us for Breakout 2017 in Toronto for all the table-top gaming you can pack in over three solid days. And, with prizes, tournaments and special guests planned, there's simply no better way to start off the March Break. About Breakout.
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I want to try to go to there.
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It's the FINAL COUNTDOWN!
Pack the Pack is in the final DAYS of its kickstarter! This is it: http://kck.st/1o7u0HB
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Meet Yolo Burglefoot- party Burglar, one of 10 characters in Pack the Pack (8 days to go on Kickstarter!!) Yolo is the quintessential sneaky hobbit/halfling. They use their diminutive stature to sneak the choicest loot from their companions packs right under their noses. Slightly paranoid about giant flaming eyes.
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gamesbyplaydate/pack-the-pack-relaunch
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Meet Bishop Priest! One of the 10 characters in Pack the Pack. With only 13 days left to go in the Kickstarter (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gamesbyplaydate/pack-the-pack-relaunch), Bishop Priest, the Cleric says, "I pity da fool who doesn't back this project!"

Seriously... cause you are getting a great deal coming in early. 

When Bishop isn't keeping the rest of the party alive, he's working on his ah-MAZE-ing yo-yo skills. 

Walk your dog over to kickstarter now and help support the campaign!
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Pack the Pack has funded!! Yay #GenCon!!!!
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I'd commented on the video you'd uploaded before starting the campaign, but I've had no notices in G+ or Facebook that it had actually launched.
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Or spend new years eve with Mr. Oliver himself. Boston, woohoo!!

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24 hours to go... #kickstarter  kck.st/1o7u0HB 
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Revealed the first stretch goal for Pack the Pack's kickstarter! 8 days to go... https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gamesbyplaydate/pack-the-pack-relaunch 
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The 2013 Cards Against Humanity Tabletop Deathmatch finalists!  (That were at GenCon anyway. Tag those I don't have on g+!) +Peter Newland +Marcus Ross +Cara Heacock +Jasmine Davis +Kelsey Domeny +Paul Tseng +Tap Pribbenow +Lowell Francis +Rob Couch +Robert Dijkman Dulkes +Heather Smith 
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Ugh, I love it! Mind if I put it on Facebook?
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Meet Big Brix Rockstone- the party Dwarf for Pack the Pack- Kickstarting now! 
(https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gamesbyplaydate/pack-the-pack-relaunch)

Brix joined the Pack to do all the dwarfly things- find gems, take gems, wrestle for said gems, pry gems out of cold dead fingers of fellow party members... you know, the basics. 

Back Pack the Pack and be the gem of Brix's heart.
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GenCon 2014!

I loved +Megan Pedersen 's "Good, Bad and Ugly" take on her GenCon experience. I've been going to GenCon since 2002, and yet, even after all of these years, I was so excited that there were still GenCon FIRSTS for me. 

~*~*~*~GenCon Firsts*~*~*~*~

I was able to hang out with a couple of people wherein this was their First GenCon. If you've been coming for a while, this is a wonderful thing- the amazement when they see the vendor hall for the first time... the slow tear that rolls down their face when they are exposed to the sweet geek embrace that is GenCon. Really awesome. 

This year was the first time I tried out True Dungeon. I had resisted, thought it secretly sort of cheesy and definitely overpriced, but decided to try it this year and I had an absolute blast. It helped our entire group was one of friends (+Jonathan Holmberg +Adam David Pinilla +Adam David Pinilla +Josh Crowe +Lina Baf +Becca Brown +Tresi Arvizo +Ashton Levier +James Gabrielsen ) and I'm not sure I would've enjoyed myself as much if I hadn't been with a group I trusted and could have as much fun with. 

My biggest FIRST was that this was the first GenCon for me where I was actually working a booth. Along with my Games by Play Date business partner +Dan Brian , we manned our table at the AdMagic booth and sold copies of SLASH: ROMANCE WITHOUT BOUNDARIES and showed off PACK THE PACK (now on kickstarter!). It went ok-- I question if GenCon is the right audience for Slash, but Pack the Pack funded the first day of the con, so that one is definitely at home at GenCon. We had 14 hours of demos scheduled as well which was exhausting but fun. I remember back when GenCon was all play and no work, so this was different. It helped that we were in the same booth as the fabulous +Shari Spiro from AdMagic. +luke crane even set up shop with us so it was cool to be so close to his stuff. I gave him an Ahn Whee Pack the Pack card as she is tribute to Burning Wheel. He had the appropriate reaction. 

Though I've been doing panels at GenCon for 6+ years, this was the first time I put together a huge panel and acted as a moderator for other people's good ideas and it went AMAZABALLS. With the other 2013 Cards Against Humanity Deathmatch contestants, I led "Perspectives on Getting Your 1st Game Printed". There were 12 (?) of us and it's like we worked together regularly. The flow was fantastic, everyone had such amazing, concise and unique feedback and points of view... I suggested, not entirely joking, that we should bring that on the road. One of my favorite panel experiences ever. Thank you +Kelsey Domeny +Jasmine Davis +Rob Couch +Robert Dijkman Dulkes +Matt Golec +Heather Smith +Tap Pribbenow +Robert Huss +Peter Newland +Cara Heacock +Marcus Ross +Paul Tseng +Lowell Francis and anyone else I missed!

Finally, I had one more first and good that it was a first, but still stunk. I was at the receiving end of blatant male misogyny.  Like the kind of misogyny where the guy isn't just outright rude and insulting, the kind where I didn't even register as "worthy" because I was a woman. After thinking about it it, my first reaction was that I was mad at myself for letting it happen. I'm a mouthy broad- how dare I let that happen to me! I think I said out loud that I wished that I was +Jen J. Dixon or +Allegra Selzer or +Govneh Sullivan  because they wouldn't have let it happen, but that's just the point, right? It's not about me, it's about the creep. Sigh. These are the easy fixes. These are the things that CAN get better. I have high hopes for 2015.

It was so so awesome to see other great faces at the con. Thanks to +John Kelly +Mark Kinney +Kevin Weiser +Mike Selinker +Sean Nittner +Shaun Hayworth +Sam Tlustos +Josh T Jordan +Kathleen Morrison +Evan brown +Kayne Newell  and everyone else I saw for the hugs, smiles and laughs. You are what makes GenCon awesome for me. 
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Just wanted to add, though you already did: More than once has my mouthiness been turned to speechlessness when I'm the target of misogyny and/or harassment. It's a heck of a lot easier for me to speak up when I see it happening to others than when I am the target. So much solidarity. I agree that it is a thing that can change, and I hope the positives outweighed the negative!
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My game, Pack the Pack is up on Kickstarter! Please help! Spread the word, back, or donate to get a game donated to an at-risk youth program!
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Podcaster, Gamer and connoisseur of mexican poolboys
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  • Tufts University
    Geology, 1996 - 2000
  • Cambridge College
    Education, 2007 - 2009
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