HiatusFirst and foremost, make sure to get all your orders in before Dec 18th, as we’ll be out of the office during the holidays. Any orders that come in after December 18th will only be processed once we come back on January 8th of 2018. (Assuming the grackle does not find us with its terrible heat-sensing probes.) Send in any questions you have for us, but we will only be returning emails on the 8th.
Our TreasuresThis year, we added several more awesome baubles to the Magpie nest! Our crowning jewel for the year is Bluebeard’s Bride—the most gorgeous book we’ve ever had the pleasure of producing. Thanks go to all the backers who made it possible, and to our incredible team! Beyond that, we produced two major supplements for our games: Dark Streets, a supplement for Urban Shadows, and the Halcyon City Herald Collection, a supplement for Masks: A New Generation. Both books add all new playbooks and tools to expand what you can do with those games, and we’re deeply proud to have both in our catalogue. And finally, we put out two new ashcan games: The Ward, by Kevin Petker, and Pasión de las Pasiones, by Brandon Leon-Gambetta. Kevin and Brandon wrote amazing games, and playing them is a blast! You can pick up PDFs of these games on DriveThruRPG, and get physical books from our store.
Conventions AttendedBetween the four Magpies, we went to nine different conventions this year, for a total of over 20 days of convention attendance! We are still planning our convention schedule for next year, but here were a few of the highlights: Origins
Marissa got to jump in on for the last few hours of Bill White’s 12 hour Traveller marathon… Brendan ran Velvet Glove three times and had radically different gangs: one loving and loyal to each other, the next on the edge and ready to commit some violence, and the third a bit tense internally and varied in their goals and drives but ultimately united against the outside world. Mark enjoyed running Velvet Glove multiple times with new folks… Sarah had a good time running her games of Velvet Glove and seeing how funk and angst combined to give the girl gangs life, and the moments where the girls united against the world were the best.GenCon
GenCon is always so many things, all at once, for us, and this time it was no different. It was a chance to run and play games; a chance to be with incredible people from all over the world; a chance to have fun conversations and nerdy arguments; a chance to eat, drink, and be merry; a chance to celebrate this hobby that we love so much.RinCon
Mark and Brendan went out to RinCon 2017 between September 29 and October 1, and they had an awesome experience meeting people, playing games, and fighting gazebos!Pax Unplugged
Magpie Games was firmly ensconced in a corner booth at PAX Unplugged, featuring purple carpet, purple table cloths, and limned with purple lights. (It was only later that we would realize that purple was the official color of the convention, and revel in our luck!)Metatopia
Brendan went to Metatopia on November 3rd and had all his games ripped to shreds by the merciless hordes had a great time! He brought three games, participated in two panels, played in a few other games, and had all manner of awesome conversation! Thanks so much to all of the players in the games, and thanks to Double Exposure for putting on such an awesome convention!