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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.

The Magpies: A Blades in the Dark Actual Play Rhi

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    • 4.9 • 136 Ratings

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.

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    • 3 min
    Bonus Content: The Rumordish Interview

    Bonus Content: The Rumordish Interview

    Previously a Patreon exclusive, we celebrated our one-year anniversary with a goofy, non-canon bonus episode! It features Florence Fable, reporter extraordinaire for Rumordish, Duskwall's premiere source for scandal and gossip, as she asks the Magpies only the most hard-hitting questions. (In other words: we did a bunch of online quizzes in-character and it was a lot of fun.)

    • 47 min
    Bonus Content: The Acorn Score

    Bonus Content: The Acorn Score

    Previously a Patreon exclusive! Since Kim wasn't able to join the main group for The Two Scores Score, she and I recorded a solo adventure with Blaire. It was a fun session where we were both still figuring out the system and setting. It's the backstory for the acorns that Blaire carried with her throughout the entire show.

    Special thanks to Minna for editing this episode!

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Bonus Content: The Two Scores Score

    Bonus Content: The Two Scores Score

    Formerly a Patreon exclusive, this is one of the very earliest adventures of the Magpies, from before we started posting episodes! It's the story behind the "hitting two gangs in one night" score that's been referenced a few times. Things are a little rough, as we were all still getting the hang of the system and recording, but it's a fun story nonetheless.

    Special thanks to Josie for helping edit this episode!

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Bonus Content: Season 3 Blooper Reel

    Bonus Content: Season 3 Blooper Reel

    Previously a Patreon exclusive: Thirty minutes of goofs from Season 3. Featuring Kim's Scurlock thirst, Rhi being viciously assaulted by pop punk puns, and the life-changing knowledge that two animated musical versions of Titanic exist.

    • 30 min
    Bonus Content: Season 2 Bloopers

    Bonus Content: Season 2 Bloopers

    Previously a Patreon exclusive: With Season 2 officially concluded, it's time for the blooper reel! Almost 30 minutes of bits, goofs, and obscure references. Also some singing. Enjoy!

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
136 Ratings

136 Ratings

Dinalae ,

Arrived Late But Love!

Found this podcast after it was already done but have absolutely been listening constantly through the whole show. Love the variety of real-world issues covered in a variety of different ways, long and fruitful PC arcs, and the amaaazing cast of NPCs and guests. And all the ghost riots. Felt sad that it was coming to an end, heard that a new show was being worked on, and found that I had already downloaded it! Great job on knowing your voice, folks, and attracting your people 💞

bozokeoy ,

You’ll wish you could hang out with them

The players and GM work together to create a world where each cloud in this dark world has more than a silver lining. These clouds are rocking silver booty shorts, sliding around the darkened skies and glittering like the queerest roller rink kids ever. The found family energy is so strong here that I feel seen even though I’m not heard (like a mini-Kevin). I love this podcast.

mscsci ,

Best actual play podcast! Must listen!!

I am in love with The Magpies. I just finished listening to the entire series and I’m so impressed. The characters are amazing, GMing and so great, amazing plot and descriptions. It’s super queer and center social justice, something I don’t see in many actual plays. Thank you for making this!! If you haven’t listened, definitely do!

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