Bee Ready – Magpie Video games

It’s already been 5 months for the reason that launch of our Curated Play Program! We’ve saved our gaming calendar stuffed with all of your Magpie Video games favorites equivalent to Masks, City Shadows, Bluebeard’s Bride, and plenty of others due to our great GMs! Critically, we couldn’t have carried out any of this with out them!

We determined to test in with one of many authentic GMs for the Curated Play Program, Bee Zelda to get their perspective on curated play and be taught extra about their love for rpgs.

Inform us a bit bit about your self! Who’re you exterior of gaming?

Hiya ~ My identify is Bee Zelda, my pronouns are they/them. I’m a non-binary podcaster, streamers, {and professional} GM. I’m a member of the Broadswords an all ladies and non-binary precise play RPG podcast. I stream on quite a lot of channels like @roll20app @saltysweetgames and others, and I run video games for Magpie! It’s additional dorky if the particular person I’m exterior of tabletop gaming is then a video gamer? I play an embarrassing quantity of League of Legends. But when I’m not at my laptop, I’ll be exterior with my canines, or inside doing yoga. I stay in an space with loads of trails too, so on days that it’s too sizzling for the canines, it’s good for a motorbike trip.

What’s your background in GMing? What was the primary sport you ever GM’d? What’s your favourite?

The primary sport I’d ever GM’d was a sport of Pathfinder for my youthful brother Tanner and a few pals. I ran a module, or a moderately I attempted and shortly discovered that improv GMing was my most well-liked type. Up till that time, my solely tabletop expertise was the Broadswords. After that, I ran some dwelling video games of Monster of the Week, after which I had my first present on a small Twitch channel. Since then, I discovered that I lean in the direction of heavy narrative video games, and Powered by the Apocalypse video games are typically my favourite. By myself Twitch channel of the Broadswords, I ran a couple of oneshot exploring different programs, however I at all times return in the direction of those that assist inform the most effective tales

How would you characterize your GMing type? Do you’ve gotten any inspirations?

I’m an improv heavy GM. I do what I can to encourage everybody to inform the most effective collaborative tales. As a result of I don’t take pleasure in prepping for my video games, I might a lot choose and let everybody on the desk assist create the story we’re all telling. After all, this doesn’t work for all programs, which is why I are likely to gravitate in the direction of mechanics gentle video games. My inspiration are a couple of of us which have at all times captivated me as a participant and that is Victoria Rogers and James D’amato. Again after I was nonetheless solely a participant, these two helped form the best way I inform tales.

What’s been your favourite factor that you just’ve seen in a session of the Curated Play Program?

When my total group of Bluebeards Bride shattered, and that shared second when everybody needed to learn the ending textual content collectively was SO good. I really like these shared story moments as a result of they provide me the chills. And seeing everybody get as hyped as I felt at that shared second was so great.

In case you may play a TTRPG with anybody on this planet, who would it not be and why?

I actually take pleasure in new gamers that deliver that contemporary inventive perspective, so like possibly Malala Yousafzai or the creator L. L McKinney.

And at last, what’s a sport that you’d like to GM however haven’t had the prospect to up to now?

Blades within the Darkish, Name of Cthulhu, Wanderhome. There are such a lot of video games that I need to run however haven’t had the prospect but.

It’s been an incredible expertise up to now, having Bee be a part of us as a Curated Play GM! They’ve constantly introduced the joy and creativity to every session they run!

Thanks, Bee!

If you wish to take a look at one in all Bee’s classes or every other one in all our Curated Play video games (with our different superior GMs) head over to and take a look at our newest schedule releases!

-Magpie Video games HQ


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