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 12 months we’re again and larger than ever, with a sales space, a recreation room, new video games, and even just a few panels. We’re thrilled to let you know all about it!

New Merchandise at our Sales space

This 12 months at Gen Con we’re at Sales space #1348 in Exhibit Corridor I of the Indianapolis Conference Middle. 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 possibly can take a look at what it is like in motion, however if you wish to take 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 time 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 placement 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, attempting to stay undetected in a 1950’s suburb. Because the world turns into more and more hostile, you could bear harmful covert missions to safe security for your self and the opposite members of your alien Cell. Is there anybody you’ll be able to actually belief?

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

Rapscallion can 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, preventing the royal navy, and the sudden shifts of the attractive and tempestuous ocean. Simply make certain the gold you’re looting isn’t from the nest of many-eyed sea monsters, you then would possibly run into some actual issues!

We’re promoting all these video games at our sales space, so that you could 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. In the event you’ve ever thought of desirous to design a PbtA recreation, otherwise you simply need 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 a variety of cool new issues that we need to share with all of you. Come and be the primary one to listen to about our latest initiatives popping out in 2019 and 2020.

Magpie Recreation Room

Our recreation room this 12 months is our largest but! Yow will discover us on the second ground of the Indianapolis Conference Middle 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 12 months our greatest 12 months to this point.

Whereas practically all of our video games are bought out, we nonetheless have spots open in Cartel, Timeless, Epyllion, The Ward, Zombie World, Passing, and Pasion de las Pasiones. You possibly can enroll right here to ensure you get an opportunity to play a recreation run by one in all our superb volunteers.

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

We will barely wait to see everybody there!


Sales space: #1348, Exhibit Corridor I, first ground at the back of the Indianapolis Conference Middle

Recreation Room: #245, second ground of the Indianapolis Conference Middle

Panels: The Hyatt, Studio 1

(The GenCon map will help information the way in which!)

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