Magpie Video games at Gen Con

Since 2018, we fought the undead, noticed aliens crash touchdown on Earth, and sailed the stormy seas. Now we’re getting equipped for an much more thrilling journey: Gen Con 2019!

This yr we’re again and larger than ever, with a sales space, a recreation room, new video games, and even a number of panels. We’re thrilled to let you know all about it!

New Merchandise at our Sales space

This yr at Gen Con we’re at Sales space #1348 in Exhibit Corridor I of the Indianapolis Conference Heart. We’re manning the sales space so cease by to say hey!

We’ll be working demos of Zombie World — our latest recreation — proper within the sales space. You’ll be able to try what it is like in motion, however if you wish to have a look at our different video games, no worries, we’re bringing all the standard suspects—Bluebeard’s Bride, Masks, City Shadows, Epyllion, and Timeless— together with our newer merchandise like Zombie World and our ashcans.

Zombie World is our first ever card-based rpg, designed by Brendan Conway and Mark Diaz Truman. Kickstarted final summer season throughout Gen Con, Zombie World tells the story of the survivors of the zombie apocalypse. The playing cards simplify the method of constructing a setting and your characters. Collectively your group chooses the situation in your survivor enclave, after which goes into character creation the place you every get a Previous, Current, and Trauma. We’re additionally releasing two extra setting dietary supplements: The Mall and The Farm, to offer you extra locations to cover out when the undead come clawing at your door.

Along with Zombie World, we’re releasing two new ashcan video games at Gen Con: Passing and Rapscallion. Our ashcan program is designed to spotlight new designers and we’re excited to have the prospect to introduce these video games to you.

Passing is a Powered by the Apocalypse recreation designed by Sarah “Sam” Saltiel. It mixes alien fiction with all the stress and suspense of an undercover spy arrange. You play form shifting aliens trapped on Earth, making an attempt to stay undetected in a 1950’s suburb. Because the world turns into more and more hostile, it’s essential to endure harmful covert missions to safe security for your self and the opposite members of your alien Cell. Is there anybody you may actually belief?

Not solely is Passing being launched for the primary time, it is also playable in our recreation room! There are nonetheless a number of slots left, so join earlier than they promote out.

Rapscallion can also be a Powered by the Apocalypse recreation, designed by Evanleigh Davis. You play sea-faring pirates in a world of monsters, magic, and thriller. What harmful secrets and techniques are your crewmates hiding and the way lengthy are you able to keep on the identical ship earlier than they begin to come out? Good for tales about plundering treasure, combating the royal navy, and the sudden shifts of the attractive and tempestuous ocean. Simply be certain the gold you’re looting isn’t from the nest of many-eyed sea monsters, then you definitely may run into some actual issues!

We’re promoting all these video games at our sales space, so that you might be among the many first to have entry to them!

Magpie Video games Panels

For the primary time, we’re holding our personal panels at Gen Con! There are two of them, so write them in your calendars so that you’re positive to not miss them.

Title: Powered By the Apocalypse: System Design and Mastery

Time: Friday, August 2 at 2pm

Location: Hyatt, Studio 1

Audio system: Brendan, Mark, Sarah, and Marissa (our core design workers)

The panel will function an in-depth dialog with the designers in regards to the Powered by the Apocalypse system — an analytical breakdown of the way it works, in addition to its relative drawbacks and strengths. If you happen to’ve ever thought of eager to design a PbtA recreation, otherwise you simply wish to get to know the system higher as a participant, our design workers will reply your questions and share their hard-earned experience.

Title: Magpie Video games: 2019 Sneak Peek!

Time: Friday, August 2 at 5pm

Location: Hyatt, Studio 1

Audio system: Brendan, Mark, Sarah, Marissa, and Sam

We’ve been engaged on plenty of cool new issues that we wish to share with all of you. Come and be the primary one to listen to about our latest tasks popping out in 2019 and 2020.

Magpie Sport Room

Our recreation room this yr is our greatest but! You’ll find us on the second flooring of the Indianapolis Conference Heart in room #245, working 2 hundred classes of our video games, together with Masks, City Shadows, Bluebeard’s Bride, and extra. We’re so grateful for our recreation room organizer, Kate Bullock, for making this yr our greatest yr to this point.

Whereas almost all of our video games are offered out, we nonetheless have spots open in Cartel, Timeless, Epyllion, The Ward, Zombie World, Passing, and Pasion de las Pasiones. You’ll be able to join right here to be sure you get an opportunity to play a recreation run by certainly one of our wonderful volunteers.

The sport room is open and working from 10am-10pm. Drop by and also you may simply catch an open seat.

We are able to barely wait to see everybody there!


Sales space: #1348, Exhibit Corridor I, first flooring behind the Indianapolis Conference Heart

Sport Room: #245, second flooring of the Indianapolis Conference Heart

Panels: The Hyatt, Studio 1

(The GenCon map may also help information the best way!)


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