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Stretch Goal Progress
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OLBH Stretch Goal Progress - October 2012 Hey folks! We've been hard at work these last two months on our promised stretch goals, recording QR code videos, playtesting hacks, and working with our contributors for both the short story anthology...
PAX Prime 2012
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First time at Pax Prime! Mark and I had a wonderful time in Seattle for PAX Prime. We walked the exhibit halls a couple times, but primarily spent our time at Games on Demand running and playing games. Dungeon World...
Developer's Notes Never Looked so Cute
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Here is a sneak-peek of MK's new game in development. "Think: the epic (LOtR) feel of Spiro the Dragon meets My Little Pony: Frendship is Magic." ....Are you as excited as we are?
See us at RINCON 2012
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Special Guests @ RinCon 2012 Headed to the SouthWest this September?... Mark and I will be special guests at Arizona's Rin Con the weekend of the 28th! We are honored to be invited to RinCon and will be on a...
GenCon 2012 with the IGDN
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GenCon 2012 This was the first year that Magpie Games was an exhibitor at GenCon! Thanks to the combined efforts of the IGDN, we were able to get a booth and put The Play's the Thing, By No Means Vulger,...
Pocket Marvel Patrol! and Balance in Game Design
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Last night I got together with a few non-gamer friends who had just seen the Avengers. I was thinking that we would play the new Marvel RPG, but they didn't have a printer at their house to print up Marvel...
360 Backers, $12,620 Pledged
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Incredible. Just incredible. Thank you all so much for your support, care, and love through this whole process. We never imagined we could get to 400%+ and we're still a bit in shock here. THANK YOU! 10 years ago, none...
Fate Core Kickstarter: Timeworks
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The latest Evil Hat Kickstarter went up on Tuesday (i.e. yesterday!). At the time I'm writing this, it's already got nearly $75,000 in pledges. Yup, that's right: The Fate Core Kickstarter is up and running! Within a few house of...
GenCon Events for Magpie Games
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Hey folks! For those of you headed to GenCon next week (it's soooo soon!), we have an exciting announcement. Magpie Games will be hosting over thirty hours of scheduled Magpie Games' gaming at the Games on Demand room at GenCon!...
Magpie Games at PAX East 2012
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Preparing for Gaming! While we won't have a booth at PAX East this year, Magpie Games is helping out at the Games on Demand room. We'll be STing all kinds of games, including The Play's The Thing and Eternity, from...
Cry "Havok!" and release the PDFs...
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The time has come! While we wait for the print proof from our printer (it should be here soon!), we've gone ahead and released The Play's The Thing on PDF via RPGnow.com. If you're a backer, we've gotten your PDF...
Our Last Best Hope Kickstarter Launch
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Today, Magpie Games launched our second Kickstarter, Our Last Best Hope. Our Last Best Hope is tabletop roleplaying game for three (3) to five (5) players that takes about two hours to play. During the game, you and your friends...
Something You May Know Clue from Magpie Games
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Hey Magpie Fans! Next week, on May 23rd at 9pm EST, we're going to be appearing on an internet game show called "Something You May Know." Of course, we want you to come play, and you can win prizes ($$)...
Actual Play: Dog Eat Dog (Asaali and the Dynasts)
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Last month, Liam Burke launched a Kickstarter for his new game, Dog Eat Dog. I think it's best to let Liam explain what the game is about: Dog Eat Dog is a game of colonialism and its consequences. As a...
Game Chef Review: Monsters of Glam
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Monsters of Glam by Matthew Sullivan-Barrett Documenting the last tour of a rock megaband, Monsters of Glam is an awesome ride through the world of rock stardom. From the creation of your band's album to the last show you play...
Game Chef Review: Rage, Rage by David Miessler-Kubanek
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Rage, Rage by David Miessler-Kubanek Rage, Rage is a game about the "last chance for hope in the face of futility and madness," and the game delivers by using a variety of fears, hopes, and madness-inspired mechanics to draw out...
Game Chef Review: Kobold Engineer by Laura Simpson
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Kobold Engineer by Laura Simpson The central idea for Kobold Engineer rocks. In it, you play a lowly Kobold who wants to climb the dungeon management ladder by serving his master, Coyote. Coyote, of course, wants the Kobolds to prove...
Game Chef Review: Into the Void by Kira Scott
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Into the Void by Kira Scott Into the Void employs some great, simple mechanics to tell the story of a doomed crew on a mission to save Earth from catastrophe. Each player manages a collection of traits to forestall madness,...
Game Chef 2012: Magpie Games Review Assignments
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Now that we've finished with the submission process for Game Chef 2012, it's time to get reviewing. As in past years, each person who submits a game to Game Chef reviews four of the other games and select one to...
Magpie Games Online Store and Free Downloads
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Hello Magpie Fans! We're proud to announce today that we have two new features on the site. First, we've added an online store for Print and Print+PDF Bundles of our games: http://www.magpiegames.com/products/ If you wanted to get a print copy...
Game Chef 2012: Our Last Best Hope
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Hey Mapgie Fans! Each year, Game Chef gives roleplaying game designers a challenge: produce a fully functional roleplaying game in just one week, using the ingredients given by the Master Game Chef. It's been a year since our last Game...