50 episodes

The Magpies Podcast is a Blades in the Dark Actual Play podcast set in the haunted, industrial-fantasy city of Duskwall. Join the crew of The Magpies as they lie, steal, and fight their way to the top of the city's criminals and elite... or into an early grave. The Magpies is hosted by GM Rhi and players Kim, Josie, and Minna.

The Magpies: A Blades in the Dark Actual Play Rhi

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The Magpies Podcast is a Blades in the Dark Actual Play podcast set in the haunted, industrial-fantasy city of Duskwall. Join the crew of The Magpies as they lie, steal, and fight their way to the top of the city's criminals and elite... or into an early grave. The Magpies is hosted by GM Rhi and players Kim, Josie, and Minna.

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
66 Ratings

66 Ratings

Mr Tuesday ,

Blades in the Dark Goodness

TL;DR: Exciting storyline, Great cast, Wonderful narration, Beautiful moments, Fantastic GM.

10 out of 10, would recommend!

My listening to The Magpies started off as an RP Homework Assignment. A friend contacted me to see if I was interested in playing in a BitD game he was going to be running. I said yes, cause gaming is fantastic, but knew nothing of the game. I quickly bought the book to see what was what, scoured the internet for information, and hunted down live play podcasts and videos. Not much of those podcasts and videos lasted more than a few minutes. And then I came to The Magpies. Not what I expected to hear for a game built around a “haunted Victorian-era city trapped inside a wall of lightning powered by demon blood.”

I only just finished the 1st season.

Everything about this podcast is engaging and fun. The PCs are a great collection, with so much detail. The NPCs are also fantastic. The story is told almost as if it is being watched as a show, and it works brilliantly. I love cheering on The Magpies as they go about Doskvol, getting into and out of trouble.

Rhi, the GM, is fantastic, weaving a great story that makes everyone of the PCs stand out in the story as a star. No one plays second fiddle in this story. Ever PC stands out as a real character in the story.

I just downloaded a bunch of season 2, ready for more thrilling tales of heroics and scoundrelics (??? scoundrelisms ???). Antics? Eh, I am ready for more.

Thanks to the all of the folks who put The Magpies together. Great job!

TheFilmMusicGuy ,

An Amazing Podcast!

Absolutely love this podcast. The cast of players are excellent and the GM Rhia is excellent. They play Blades in the Dark in a way that frankly makes me want to play! LGBTQ+ positive and they have a wonderful focus on making the game and fiction accessible to all persons. They have NPCs from all walks of life and are present wonderfully! 5⭐️

Mopey Moe ,

Best Actual Play Podcast Around

The only time I have been disappointed by this podcast is when I saw the words, “You’re all caught up!” 😫

I’ve listened to a good number of APs, and this is BY FAR my favorite. The women behind The Magpies have an unbelievable talent for consistently role playing fun drama and adventure. Rhi has a gift for GMing, and I have tried to emulate that in my own Blades games. Please keep the episodes coming!

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