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The Proof is Here!
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After much slaving, toiling, and sweating (in the Houston heat!) our proof of Our Last Best Hope arrived today via UPS. And it looks great! We put in our rush order for books today, giving us just enough time to...
Teacher's Guide for The Play's The Thing
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As we wait for the final touches to be made to the layout for the book, we've been working on finalizing the teacher materials for The Play's The Thing. Our awesome teacher consultant, Pete Figtree, has put together an awesome...
Happy Valentine's Day from Magpie Games
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We hope you're having a great Valentine's Day! Marissa and I are celebrating with cupcakes, and some exciting production notes for The Play's The Thing... First, we've got a special announcement about the design for the book. We are extremely...
RINCON 2012
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RINCON 2012 was a blast! Thursday night Mark and I flew in to Tucson where Matt Nielson was nice enough to pick us up and take us to the Hotel. Before bed we scoped out the lovely con space and...
Playtesting The Play's The Thing In The Classroom
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As we get ready to release The Play's The Thing, we're working hard on the assorted accompanying materials, including the Teacher's Guide for the game. We're thrilled to have Pete Figtree, veteran geek/teacher, putting together a document for us that...
Magpies at Work on The Play's The Thing
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Whew! The Play's The Thing is almost done! After receiving so much fantastic support for the Kickstarter last month, we've been hard at work putting together the final draft of the book for our backers. We've still got a little...
Electronic Copies of "By No Means Vulgar" Now Available
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We are proud to announce today that the PDF/Mobi/ePub versions of By No Means Vulgar are now available for sale through DriveThruFiction.com: By No Means Vulgar - Edited by Mark Diaz Truman BY NO MEANS VULGAR is a collection of...
The Books Have Left The Building
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As of 3pm EST today, all domestic, international, and teacher packages have been shipped! Whew! It was a big day. But we aren't quite done yet. Preparations are being made to send our short story collection, By No Means Vulgar,...
The Play's The Thing is 550% Funded and We've Gotten Some Great Press
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With a little more than two weeks to go, we've hit over 550% funding on our first Kickstarter project, The Play's The Thing! As we said in our last update, we are just totally blown away by the response we've...
The Play's The Thing is 400% Funded...and Climbing
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Wow. WOW. We are so blown away by the response to our first Kickstarter project. We hit 100% funded in just 2 days, 200% funding in just one week, and 400% funding in less than a month! Our backers are...
100% Funded in Just Two Days
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Illustration by Marissa Kelly In just under two days, our Kickstarter has kicked! We've got 18 backers, including one Elder Patron of the Globe, and are well over our initial budget of $500. But it's not over yet. We're already...
"The Play's The Thing" Kickstarter to Launch Monday
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Hey Magpies! Even though the school semester has kept the Magpie Games staff busy with non-Magpie Games projects, we've been hard at work on launching our first title, "The Play's The Thing." Mark has edited our Game Chef 2011 entry,...
Eternity Sneak Peak: The Vast
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Magpie Games is proud to present Eternity, our first release scheduled for the Fall of 2011. Over the next few months, we will be releasing sneak peaks of Eternity's art, fiction, and setting. We welcome your comments and critique and...
Game Chef 2011: Magpie Games Reviews "Planet Tempest"
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As part of Game Chef 2011, Magpie Games is reviewing a few of the other entries and recommending one go on to the "Final Round." Our entry, The Play's The Thing is also under review and we hope to post...
Game Chef 2011: Magpie Games' Submission is "The Play's The Thing"
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We did it! Despite the short turnaround time (7 days!) and the even shorter word count (3,000 words!), Magpie Games officially submitted our Game Chef 2011 entry, The Play's The Thing. Mark Truman burned the midnight oil all week, and...
Game Chef 2011: The Play's The Thing
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Hello Gamerati! As many of you know, the annual Game Chef contest is up and running! Since this year's theme is Shakespeare, I'm really excited about putting something together. I'll be posting notes and ideas as I think of them...
Experienced Alpha Playtest Group
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Hey all! I started designing Eternity over a year ago. Over the last six months, I've hammered out a lot of the specifics in the rules with playtest groups, but I've still had a few holes that have plagued me....
Eternity Sneak Peak: The Appointed
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Magpie Games is proud to present Eternity, our first release scheduled for the Fall of 2011. Over the next few months, we will be releasing sneak peaks of Eternity's art, fiction, and setting. We welcome your comments and critique and...
Eternity RPG: Call for Short Fiction
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We're launching a game called Eternity that needs some short fiction. In short, we'd like to get a 1,500 to 2,500 word short story that will act as introductory fiction to the book. At the same time, we think that...
Awesome Character Creation: Three Keys to a Winning First Session
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Keeper of the Secret Fire! Since Marissa and I are about to move out East, we're trying to fit in a lot of gaming with old friends this month. I've wanted to run a Houses of the Blooded game for...
Easy Like Shakestreet: 3 Days to Go On The Play's The Thing Kickstarter
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Thank you all so much for your support so far! Marissa and I never imagined that this project would catch on the way it has. Not only have we secured a deal with Alliance that will put our books into...