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John Wick CAT Contents 2011 Introduction. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 I Know I’m Dreaming. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Part One: Making a Cat Character . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Step 1: The Traits. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Step 2: Names . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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  John Wick CAT  Contents 2011  Introduction. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1I Know I ’ m Dreaming. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2Part One :  Making a Cat Character. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Step 1: The Traits. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7Step 2: Names . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8Step 3: Reputation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8Step 4: Lives. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8All Done!. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Two : Taking Risks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Testing Fate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9Advantage Dice. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10Scars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10Healing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10Fighting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11Death. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11Reputation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11Lives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12Style. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 Three :  Cat Magic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Magic Points . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14Using Magic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Four  :  Narrator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Advanced Rules. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17Narrator Advice. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17Step #2: Telling Stories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19Step #3: Running the Game . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19Storytelling in the Kingdom of Dreams. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21Dreaming Rules. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23 Cat Adventures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 A New Secret Name . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24Rescuing the King of the Cats. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24Good Dogs and Bad Cats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25Cross-Genre Cat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26  Kittens :  Telling Stories for Children. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Forget What You Know. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27How Do I Tell a Story? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27What Kind of Story Do I Tell? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27Use Your House. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28When Do I Roll Dice?. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28“Yes, and...”. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28Morality. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28 Enemies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Natural Enemies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29Boggins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31 Five :  Other Worlds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Gods Go Purr . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34Cat o’ Nine Tales. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34Cats in Spaaaaaaaaace! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35The Cats of Ulthar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35Your Favorite Fantasy Novel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36 Six :  Fictional Facts and Factual Folklores. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Facts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37Folklores . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41 Afterward . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45  1 2011  Introduction I never need to pitch this game. Standing behind my booth at a game convention, I have to pitch everything.  Houses of the Blooded  , Tirty ,  Discordia … everyone asks, “What’s this game about?” I give them the standard pitch or those games. I’ve got them down to thirty seconds. A catch phrase and some ollow-up to anticipated questions.But Cat  ? No pitch necessary. When someone asks, “What’s this about?” I always say the exact same thing.“It’s about house cats who protect their owners rom Monsters they can’t see.”And that’s it. Tat’s all I need. I’ve got the money in my hands and they’re walking away with the game.And the story I tell in the game about having a dream? It really happened. A ew  weeks afer my cat died, he came back to me one night and told me everything. I was clued in. Figured it wouldn’t hurt to spread the knowledge around a little bit.I designed Cat   so everyone could play it. Grown ups and kids, gamers and gamer girlriends. I guess that’s why its one o my best-selling games.I’ve gone through the text and revised it a bit. Caught it up to my current game design philosophy. I’ve streamlined a ew o the mechanics and patched up the places that needed patching up.(For those in the know, I 󿬁nally reveal how to get Magic Points back.)Going through this game, I realized how much o it really in󿬂uenced later designs. I hadn’t read the game in many years—since I started work on that massive 400-page tome  Houses of the Blooded,  in act—and it wasn’t until afer I was 󿬁nished, someone asked me to run a game o Cat. I took up the little rulebook to reresh mysel… and I ound Style Points and wagers—essential elements in HotB—right there in the pages o Cat  . I couldn’t believe it. I was years ahead o mysel.More than a ew people have called  Legend of the Five Rings  my masterpiece. Some say it’s Tirty . Others say its  Houses of the Blooded  . Whatever. Tis is the one I’m proudest o. It’s reached the most people. And more than one  person has sent me a private e-mail telling me that my little paragraph at the end about my cat passing away rom eline leukemia has made them weepy. When Roland died, I couldn’t stop crying. Not or hours. I loved him so much. And every once in a while, when I need him, he’s there. Watching out or me. I’ll end this little introduction with the two sentences I use when I signed the srcinal book.Protect your kitty.Your kitty is protecting you.
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