Magpie Game is proud to announce that we’ve formed a joint publishing partnership with Paul Riddle and Enigma Machinations to bring Undying to Magpie Games. Starting today (October 5th, 2016, Undying will join other Powered by the Apocalypse (PbtA) games by Magpie (like Urban Shadows, Epyllion, and Masks) on DriveThruRPG. We’ll have it up shortly in our online store as well. From this point forward, we’ll have Undying wherever Magpie Games products are sold.
We’re incredibly excited to provide a new home for Undying! In addition to being an awesome, diceless PbtA game that captures the immortal feuding and petty politics of the vampire genre, Undying is also an opportunity for us to help Paul fully realize his vision for the book by ordering new, offset print runs of the book, including a new red foil edition. These new books—in both softcover and hardcover—will match the quality of the hardcover run previously only available through the Kickstarter.
As part of the arrangement, Magpie will be make books available at cost to Undying Kickstarter backers who previously received a print on demand book. We think the art in Undying is amazing, and we’re excited to get a copy into the hands of backers that really captures the great look for the book that Paul (and Nathan Paoletta) put together. Backers will get instructions for ordering their “at cost” copies via email.
“I’m really looking forward to partnering with the Magpie team! Mark and company are great to work with and are totally committed to Undying’s success. This is an amazing opportunity to extend Undying’s reach and I’m proud to see my game standing with Urban Shadows and all of the other amazing games in Magpie’s catalog. I’m also pleased to be able to fulfill the Kickstarter and to offer a second printing of the hardcover.”
If you’re interested in picking up a copy of Undying, we’re going to be taking preorders via our webstore soon—the books will arrive at our warehouse by October 15th—and the book is currently on DriveThruRPG.
“To be a vampire is to be alive but not living, trapped within a prison of temperance and temptation. Stray from the path but a moment, and the beast that lives inside you—your true hunger—will tear you asunder. In this prison, you are both warden and inmate. Forever”
Undying is a diceless tabletop roleplaying game about vampirism. Game play revolves around brief periods of intense conflict in which old rivalries and new slights spark a dramatic inferno and long stretches of intrigue in which intricate plots are set in motion by immortal conspirators.
Each player takes on the role of a vampire who stalks human prey in the night. Blood is your all-consuming passion, the object of your deepest desires and most primal needs. Your free will—your very self-determination—is a thin façade, a skin-deep veneer of civility gilding the parasite you truly are. Can you retain your humanity in the face of such desires?
- A two-phase narrative system that balances nightly drama against the sweep of centuries
- A collection of playbooks that enables archetypal and memorable character creation
- A fast-paced blood token system that pushes players to bluff and bet against their opponents
- A Byzantine political structure that draws characters into bitter conflicts with their fellow vampires
- A lore system that allows groups to customize their game to fit any vampire genre
Undying makes use of the same rules-light engine as Apocalypse World, Monsterhearts, and Urban Shadows to create a narrative that is simultaneously tense and dynamic, pushing each predator to the brink through an intricate web of debts and intrigue.