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Celebrating 10 Years!
April 13, 2021

Can you believe it? It’s been 10 years since we started Magpie Games! We’ve come a long way—starting as a side-hustle run by co-founders Marissa Kelly and Mark Diaz Truman all the way to working with ten employees across four different countries! We’ve pioneered Shakespearean indie roleplaying…and now we’re creating an officially licensed RPG set in the world of Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra. We couldn’t have lasted this long without your support…so thank you, from the bottom of our hearts.

We would normally celebrate such a momentous occasion at a convention, but…we’re all still socially distancing for a few more months. In the meantime, we’re excited to announce a bunch of fun 10th anniversary events, sales, and games!

10th Anniversary Flash Sale

To celebrate our 10th anniversary, we’re having a flash sale! Everything in the webstore will be on sale, and yes, we do mean EVERYTHING, including classic titles, Wizard Kittens, and more. For a limited time only, Urban Shadows (1st edition) and Dark Streets will be available in the webstore for 70% off! This is your last chance to grab these classics before they’re out of stock forever! 
The sale will run Thursday, April 15th through Sunday, the 18th. You don’t want to miss it!

Wizard Kittens and Sovranti partner up to save real-life cats

In addition to our awesome flash sale, we’re also teaming up with Sovranti to raise awareness and funds for wildcats!

Sovranti is a free app for PC, Mac, and mobile that lets you play board games with anyone, anywhere! Throughout April, Wizard Kittens will be on Sovranti’s “Silver” rotation of free games anyone can play without a subscription. 

For everyone who plays Wizard Kittens on Sovranti, a donation will be made to The Wildcat Sanctuary in Sandstone, MN. We’re also donating 10% of the proceeds from Wizard Kittens sales on our store during the anniversary sale. Plus, any purchase of Wizard Kittens in the store gets you an extra month to play it on Sovranti. Summon your friends, play games, and help save these cats!

Want to see how the pros play Wizard Kittens before you dive in? Check out Marissa Kelly — Co-owner and Senior Designer at Magpie Games — playing through Wizard Kittens with The Charity Boardgamer and the Sovranti team on Twitch.tv last week!

Discord Events Schedule, April 15th–18th

If the weekend isn’t packed enough between the sale and the fundraiser, we’re also running community games through our Discord from April 15th-18th. There will be a handful of our dedicated Community Gms running all of our games. We would be thrilled to have you join one.. Or all of our games, the more the merrier!

How to sign up for our games:

  1. Sign up or Sign in to the Discord 
  2. Accept our code of conduct
  3. Then go to #10th-anniversary-sign-ups for all game listing OR for scheduled events outside of RPGs go to #10th-anniversary-schedule

Here is the game schedule (all times are EST):

Friday, April 16th

  • 5 pm: Masks, Varkith
  • 7 pm: Masks, Urban Shadows 2E
  • 9 pm: Crossroads

Saturday, April 17th

  • 11 am: Masks
  • 1 pm: Masks, Root the RPG, Zombie World,
  • 5 pm: Masks
  • 7 pm: Cartel, Urban Shadows 2E, Velvet Glove
  • 8 pm: Cartel
  • 9 pm: Bluebeards Bride, Our Last Best Hope

Sunday, April 18th

  • 11 am: Anglekite, Masks
  • 1 pm: Cold Ruins of Last life, Root the RPG
  • 3 pm: Bluebeards Bride, Rapscallion
  • 5 pm: Passing, Epyllion 

Meet the Magpies

You love our games, but do you know the individuals that work behind the scenes that make these games possible? We’d love for you to meet them! All weekend we will be hosting an informal AMA on our Discord with the entire Magpie Games Staff and a few of our amazing Gms from our Curated Play Program. You can ask them questions about their life, how they got into gaming, and much more!  Our Discord link can be found here: https://discord.com/invite/wVDAZgD

Thursday, April 15th

  • 6-7PM: “How to GM for Urban Shadows” Q&A with CPP GMs Diana and Joie
  • 7:30-8:30PM: Meet the Magpies! (Entire Staff)

Friday, April 16th

  • 6-7PM: “How to GM for Bluebeard’s Bride” Q&A with CPP GMs Alyx, Sharang, and Jessica
  • 7:30-8:30PM: Q&A with Kate Bullock, Valerie Vallejos, Derrick Kapchinsky, and Sarah “Sam”Saltiel

Saturday, April 17th

  • Noon-1PM: Q&A with Sarah Doom, Liz Chaipraditkul, and Brendan Conway
  • 7-8PM: Q&A: “How to GM for Masks” Q&A with CPP GMs Connie, Wally, and Bunnie

Sunday, April 18th

  • 6-7PM: “How to GM for PbtA” Q&A with CPP GMs Lili Sparx, Landon, and Simon
  • 8-9PM EST: Q&A with Mark Diaz Truman, Marissa Kelly, and Miguel Ángel Espinoza

Once again we can’t thank you enough for all your support! We hope to see you this weekend! Here’s to another ten years of awesome gaming!

Magpie Games HQ