The month is already midway over and it has been such a whirlwind! We’ve spent most of it on the street, now we’re again simply lengthy sufficient to take a breath and inform you all about our adventures.

Our core design workforce headed off to Boston firstly of November to run our bi-annual Harvard Zombie Simulation. When Mark Diaz Truman was attending the Harvard Kennedy Faculty, he labored with Senior Lecturer Christopher Robichaud to develop a zombie pandemic state of affairs aimed toward creating management and decision-making abilities. Since that point, we now have continued to ship a couple of folks to assist run the simulation, and this 12 months, it rose from the grave to achieve new heights of success!

Later that week, Mark, Brendan, and Marissa made an look at Metatopia, a gaming conference centered round playtesting unpublished video games and unveiling new and thrilling concepts. Yearly, the Indie Sport Developer’s Community selects new designers and sponsors a visit to Metatopia for them, giving them an opportunity to playtest their video games in manufacturing. It was so thrilling to have the chance to fulfill the entire vibrant new minds nonetheless getting a begin within the trade. We additionally received the possibility to fulfill some designers by way of the brand new RPG Writer Pitch program — whereas we are able to’t say something for positive, we noticed some revolutionary new designs that would possibly present up as future Magpie Video games books!

Whereas a part of the Magpie Video games workforce was assembly new folks, one other half spent Metatopia operating playtests of our upcoming video games, Root and Armored Society. In Root, the gamers received as much as all types of mischief: espousing mad theories to a pitchfork-bearing mob, taking out guards to get entry to information and data, and pickpocketing one another throughout a really tense card sport. In Armored Society, the characters carried out processions, main large parades exhibiting off their noble homes’ wealth whereas sending messages to their friends, after which they participated in a dance, buying and selling companions, barbs, whispers, and flirtations — exhibiting off one of the best and the worst of excessive society with the highest of stakes!

It was a tremendous and fast-paced week, and now we’re again, simply in time to prepare for PAX Unplugged firstly of December! Whether or not we simply noticed you thru our whirlwind travels by way of the Northeast, or it’s been a minute, make sure to come say howdy!

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