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Urban Shadows

Dragons & teen superheroes at the ENnies!

ENnies 2017 Nominee
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 Fan Favorite Publisher category. We’re thrilled, and congrats to everyone nominated this year! The ENnies are given out every year at Gen Con, and are determined by online ...
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Tell Amazing Stories and Get Free Stuff!

TELL AMAZING STORIES AND GET FREE STUFF!
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, let us know here or at info@magpiegames.com! BUT WHAT DO I GET? Get a copy of ANY Magpie Games book* if you run 2 games! Get a 4 day badge, a copy of ANY Magpie Games book, AND t...
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Magpies Landing At Origins Game Fair

Magpies landing at Origins
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 check out our newest releases, like the Deck of Influence and Deck of Villainy), while Brendan, Mark, and Sarah will be GMing over at Games On Demand. All three of them will be running Velvet Glove, one of t...
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Magpie Media Roundup

Magpie Media Roundup March 31 2017
Actual plays are a great way to figure out if a game is right for you or your group, in addition to just being fun to listen to—so we’ve collected a few highlights of actual plays of Magpie Games from across the Internet, along with a few other interesting tidbits! The guys over at Nerds and Stuff made an amazing trailer for Urban Shadows. You can watch it here, and be sure to check out their Y...
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Designing Moves: Triggers Versus Effects

Moves in any “Powered by the Apocalypse” game have two main components: the trigger, and the effect. “When you do X” is the trigger, and “then Y happens” is the effect. For the moves to work well, they have to snowball, meaning that every move needs to lead to a change in the fiction that will then lead to another move shortly down the road. If a move, through its trigger and its effect, fails to ...
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