Foundational works of our company!

Enjoy this selection of ever-green products that helped to lay the foundation of the Magpie brand. These and many other products helped us build teams and set the stage for the products we continue to release every year. 

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| 3-5 players | 2-4 hour run time | Rated Mature | PbtA | 

Undying is a diceless roleplaying game of vampires and their nightly schemes, filled with politics, passion, and predators. You play one of the creatures of the night, preying on the mortals while plotting to lift yourself up over your competitors, and all the while clinging to the shreds of your humanity with blood-stained fingers. 

Will you rise up to topple the old guard, becoming every bit as ruthless as your predecessors? 

If you are a fan of Interview with a Vampire, True Blood, or Vampire: The Masquerade, you will love Undying!

Fate Codex Anthology

The Fate Codex was an e-zine of quick starts, essays, new systems, and short fiction inspired by and devoted to the Fate Core system. Fabulous Fate content from some of the brightest and most experienced Fate authors in the industry.

The Fate Codex Anthology, Volume 1 (2014)

Essays on how to use zombies in Fate, add Discover as a main action to Fate Core, or construct culture from the inside out for use with your existing stories; quickstarts featuring fighter pilots in space or lesbian crime noir; and captivating fiction in traditional Fate genres like cyberpunk and wrestling.

The Fate Codex Anthology, Volume 2 (2015)

Systems for how to run giants and dragons in fate or how to use skills like Stealth in new and different ways; essays that explore the very nature of Fate fiction; and quick starts featuring Seattle serial killers or WWII Canadian spy camps.

The Fate Codex Anthology, Volume 3 (2016)

Essays on how to write better aspects and run awesome adventures, quick starts featuring demonic motorcycle gangs and Roman senators, and systems pieces that add magical morality, inverted stunts, and new Gamemaster tricks to your arsenal.

If you are a fan of Fate, you’ll love the Fate Codex Anthologies!

The Play’s The Thing

| 3-5 players | 2-4 hours | Rated Everyone |

The Play’s The Thing is a tabletop RPG about actors who want to rewrite the Shakespearean roles they’ve been given. You and your friends tell the story of an acting troupe scheduled to perform, but everyone has their own ideas about how the play should go. While the Playwright might present you with a classic Shakespearean folio, you’ll use your imagination and wit to create new events and excitement in old stories to further your acting career and steal the show.

The system is a GM-light story game where players gather dice pools and roll to gain narrative control of the play. 

If you are a fan of Moulin Rouge, The Producers, or Shakespeare In Love, you’ll love The Play’s the Thing!

Our Last Best Hope

| 3-5 players | 2 hours | Rated Everyone |

Our Last Best Hope is a tabletop RPG about a crew of people on a mission to save humanity from a terrible crisis. During the game, you might launch into space to stop a meteor from destroying all life on earth, drill to the center of the Earth to restart its molten core, or traverse zombie filled cities to stop a nuclear bomb. Each game is unique, as your group confronts a new crisis with a new cast of characters and a new plan to save the Earth. 

The system does not require a GM, nor is there any prep-time required before the game starts.

If you are a fan of Sunshine, The Core, or Armageddon, you’ll love Our Last Best Hope!

Wicked Fate

| 3-5 players | 2-4 hour sessions | Rated Everyone |

The fate of Estevere is in your hands! The Reign of Men faces an age of change. Will it find a new path or fall to ruin? Only the heroes of Estevere can decide…

In 2013, John Wick reinvented ten classic fantasy races through the world of Estevere, a unique Pathfinder setting that broke Kickstarter records and expanded what it meant to play elves, humans, orks, gnomes, kobolds, and more. Now, Magpie Games brings you a full Fate Core conversion for that world, allowing players and GMs to explore Estevere using the award-winning Fate Core system for the first time!

Wicked Fate is a fantasy supplement for Fate Core that gives you all you need to bring the world of Estevere to life.


Core Play Materials

The Play’s The Thing
Character Sheet

Our Last Best Hope
Death Cards

Our Last Best Hope
Character Sheet

Wicked Fate
Character Sheet

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