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The Trials of Okoye Commence!
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A third Masks - Black Panther playbook, vaulting your way, spear in hand, badass stare primed and ready! Check out our post with T'Challa and our post with Shuri for the first two playbooks in this series! Like those, this...
GenCon 2018 Game Room
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Gen Con approaches, and we at Magpie Games are putting together our most ambitious game room yet—and we want you to be a part of it! If you’ll be at Gen Con 2018 and want to run some games of...
Happy Valentine’s Day & Black Panther...
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While some of us haven’t been able to see Black Panther yet, all of Magpie has been looking forward to it! There also aren’t a lot of traditional romantics on staff (just Brendan), but put love with superheroes and something’s...
The Reign of Shuri Begins!
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So, now that the whole world has seen Black Panther (right? right?) and we're all still basking in the glow of the movie's awesomeness and success, it's time to reveal our next Masks - Black Panther playbook! Just like our...
Happy Holidays from Magpie Games!
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The holidays are a comin’, and we’re getting ready to hibernate in our magpie ice caverns before the terrible yellow-breasted grackle comes hunting for us. (We have at best a tenuous grasp on actual ecology concerning magpies.) But before we...
Play Games With the Magpies at Gen Co...
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It’s a big year for Gen Con, and a big year for Magpie Games as well! For the first time all of our games will be consolidated in one room, and we’ll have hosts to direct you to your games...
Tell Amazing Stories and Get Free Stuff!
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We still have a few GM slots for GenCon, and we’d love to see you there! If you’ll be at GenCon and would be able to run some games of Bluebeard’s Bride, Dungeon World, Epyllion, Masks, Undying, or Urban Shadows,...
Metatopia 2017 Recap
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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...
RinCon 2017 Recap
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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! RinCon is in Tucson, Arizona, and features a combination of board games and...
Halcyon City Herald Collection now on...
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I’d be nothing without them. They’re my partner, my sibling, my friend, my rival, my other half. Our powers are tied together, and so are we, through and through. We’ve known each other forever, and I can’t imagine life without...
New at Gen Con 50!
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We’re thrilled to have the following games available for the first time at Gen Con 50! You may have played them, perused the PDFs, or paged through your friend’s copy, but now you can pick up your own! Find us...
Magpies Landing At Origins Game Fair
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The Magpie crew will be at Origins Game Fair in Columbus, Ohio from June 14th to 18th, and we hope to see you there! Make sure to stop by the IGDN booth to say hi to Marissa (as well as...
Gen Con 50 Highlights
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We’re back and (mostly) recovered from Gen Con 50, and what a time was had! From the ENnies to the Indie Groundbreakers to the Magpie Game Room to the Booth to everything else that was Gen Con, it was overall...
Dragons & teen superheroes at the ENn...
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Epyllion & Masks: A New Generation up for an ENnie! The ENnie nominations are up, and Epyllion: A Dragon Epic and Masks: A New Generation are in the running for Best Family Game. Please also remember Magpie Games in the...
Which Hero Are You?
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We saw Spider-Man: Homecoming, and loved it! We were wondering though, do you think Spider-Man is a Janus...or a Protégé? Wake up. Breakfast. School. Work. Homework. Sleep. Repeat. It burns me up, being stuck in this life, unable to make...
Where do Gamemasters Get Their Fun?
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Every single RPG with a GM has a motivation to run the game, an agenda, for the GM. Most of those games would be better if they stated that agenda explicitly. Because beyond telling the GM what to aim for,...
May the 4th Be With You
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A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away… The galaxy is under threat from a terrible menace. A shadowy empire, led by a dark lord, is bent on subjugating the free peoples of countless worlds to a new...
A Look Back at 2016
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As we advance steadily into 2017, we wanted to do a quick look back over some of the best parts of 2016, and look ahead to what they could mean for us moving forward! The Magpie Nest Grew Over the...
Masks Won Silver in Best Family Game!
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I didn't have to do this. I could probably have had a safe, decent, simple life. It'd have been nice, but...come on. Come ON. SUPERPOWERS! ALIENS! WIZARDS! TIME TRAVEL! SOMETIMES ALL OF THEM AT ONCE! Sure, I'm out of my...
Fight, Party, and Save the World with...
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Brendan Conway will be at Dreamation 2016, running both his game Masks as well as Wicked Fate. Dreamation runs from Thursday, February 18th through Sunday, February 21st in Morristown, New Jersey, and you will have FIVE chances to play with...
2016 Origins Roundup
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Hey Origins Attendees! Magpie Games is excited to support Games on Demand at Origins 2016. We've got a whole bunch of new stuff to show off, as well as opportunities to play Urban Shadows, Epyllion, and Masks! Here are a...