Wednesday, March 20, 2019
7:00pm - 9:00pm
DMG Workshop • At the Toronto Media Arts Centre (32 Lisgar Street)
Tonight we’re presenting two 45 minute talks from local community organizers, experienced GMs and game designers!
Creating safer spaces extends from conventions to communities to our game table. Kate will talk about different safety tools, what safety means, what it feels like in game, and how to gain the trust of your players to make your games and your GMing more than it has been before. She will also invite you think about what your game says about you, the community you function in, and how you can make sure your games reflect your core values and the values of your community.
Kate Bullock is a Canadian game designer, podcaster, community organizer, blogger, and has an affinity for wearing a lot of hats within gaming. She’s a co-host of the Gauntlet Podcast , and one of the organizers of Gauntlet Con. You can find her blog, Bluestocking’s Organic Gaming , filled with in depth analyses of the gaming community and what we can do to make it safer and more inclusive. Kate is a consultant for safety and inclusion in the RPG world, as well as a content editor for RPGs to ensure they meet industry standards around inclusion.
She’s also the president of the Indie Game Developer Network (IGDN), one of the main organizers of Toronto Area Gamers, and one of the forces behind Breakout Gaming Convention. You can find her game, Crossroads Carnival, at Magpie Games. You can also check out her work in The Veil: Cascade, Atlas Animalia, and Loving Fiercely.
Kate is a game designer, community organizer and so much more! Learn more about her work at bluestockings.ca
Join podcaster and game designer Daniel Kwan for a discussion of best GM practices at the table, building a culture of safety, and creating the most inclusive game you can.
Daniel is the co-host of the Asians Represent podcast and one of the co-founders of Level Up Gaming, an organization that provides adults with autism and other disabilities opportunities to develop their social skills through group gaming experiences. Through Dundas West Games, Daniel is publishing Ross Rifles, a storytelling game about the horrors of the First World War. Learn more about his work at levelupgaming.ca, danielhkwan.com, dundaswestgames.com
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