The Magpies: A Blades in the Dark Actual Play
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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 punch 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, Minna, and Madge.
||CleanSeason 2, Episode 8: The Langdon Imports Score, Part 1||An old friend reaches out to the Magpies, looking for help dealing with an oppressive factory owner. Minx reconnects with her past, while the rest of the Magpies start planning a con.||2/19/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSeason 2, Episode 7: The Loose Ends Score||The Magpies split up to take care of some loose ends from past scores. Minx and Myra set about framing Harvale Brogan to remove him from play, and Blaire descends into Duskwall's catacombs to deal with some ghostly remnants.||2/5/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 2, Episode 6: The Spiritual Blackmail Score||In the wake of Phin's departure from Duskwall and Needle's disappearance, the remaining Magpies turn their attention back to the Circle of Flame and try to find a way to turn the Circle's malicious attention elsewhere.||1/22/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSeason 2, Episode 5: The Uncaged Bird Score||“In the end, that’s the point of it. To live loud enough that you make at least a small dent on the world.” The Magpies break into Ironhook, and many goodbyes are said.||1/8/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSeason 2, Episode 4: The Lock and Key Score||When Phin's younger sister approaches the Magpies for help, the crew realizes that they have to accelerate their plans to rescue their friend. That means going into Ironhook Prison, and their only hope is to find a weakness to exploit.||12/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBonus Episode: The Drowned Dreams Score||Blaire and Seeks team up to find the source of the nightmares plaguing Duskwall's Tycherosi residents. The clues lead them deep into the occult world of Duskwall, and what they find beneath the streets will stay with them forever.||12/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSeason 2, Episode 3: The Fresh Produce Score, Part 2||The Magpies, along with their new friend Needle, continue to explore the Nyamaska greenhouse. It's a treasure trove of wonders, but in the face of such distractions, will the crew complete their mission?||12/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSeason 2, Episode 2: The Fresh Produce Score, Part 1||After two months of laying low, the Magpies are forced out of hiding when Lampblacks leader Bazso Baz demands that the crew do him a favor. With a new ally joining in for the score, the Magpies prepare for a heist of some rather unexpected treasure.||11/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSeason 2, Episode 1: The Defenders of Doskvol||Ink Row is still smoldering in the wake of the fire and the riots. Phin is in Ironhook. The Circle of Flame has declared war on the Magpies. With little choice but to go to ground, Blaire, Minx, and Myra try to figure out what's next.||11/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 1 Wrap-Up and Q&A !||We take a break from our Duskwall adventures to chat and answer audience questions! Rhi, Kim, Josie, Madge, and Minna answer questions from fans on Twitter and talk about character arcs, gender politics in the RPG community, and our favorite moments fro||10/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 1, Episode 18: The Ink Row Riots Score||In the aftermath of the fire on Ink Row, the Magpies learn what's become of their friends, and what will become of the docks. But as always, Phin, Blaire, Minx, and Myra aren't going down without a fight.||10/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSeason 1, Episode 17: The Centuralia Club Score, Part 2||The Magpies continue their search of the Centuralia Club, looking for answers about the missing servants. But what they find--and what they do--will lead to consequences that will change Duskwall's fate... to say nothing of their own.||10/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSeason 1, Episode 16: The Centuralia Club Score, Part 1||Mysterious disappearances send the Magpies into the Centuralia Club, elite social scene for the city's wealthiest and the stronghold of the Circle of Flame. They're beginning to unravel a mystery, but will they want to see where it ends?||9/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSeason 1, Episode 15: The Haunted Estate Score||With their end of the bargain to the Silver Nails held, the Magpies travel beyond the lightning barrier and enter the Deathlands. But there are many reasons why most people don't venture outside the city, and most of those reasons are deadly.||9/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSeason 1, Episode 14: The Black Market Score, Part 2||Tensions rise at the Hive's black market auction as Myra and Phin are confronted with an old associate of Myra's, and Minx and Blaire grapple with temptations and vices. And they still have to find the Spirit Warden uniforms they've been hired to steal.||8/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSeason 1, Episode 13: The Black Market Score, Part 1||After learning more about the blood-iron ring,the Magpies discover they need to enter the Deathlands to claim it. There are people in the city willing to get them there, but nothing in Duskwall is free...||8/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSeason 1, Episode 12: The Festival of Doskvorn||In between scores, the Magpies--along with the rest of Duskwall--are celebrating the holiday of Doskvorn. On a day without crimes or danger, the Magpies wander through Nightmarket's street festival and take a chance to reconnect. And play a lot of carni||7/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSeason 1, Episode 11: The Experimental Trials Score, Part 2||The Magpies, joined by their new friend Seeks, continue their exploration of Doctor Hagen's clinic, searching for valuables and medical supplies. Instead, they find the suffering at the heart of Hagen's experiments.||7/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSeason 1, Episode 10 - The Experimental Trials Score, Part 1||The Magpies are hired by a Tycherosi Leech named Seeks, who wants their assistance in stealing medical supplies to refill her stock. But the target they choose hides secrets that none of them could have imagined.||6/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSeason 1, Episode 9: The Embassy Score, Part 2||With some of their covers blown, the Magpies must scramble to salvage their embassy break-in, forcing them to take incredible risks... and pay great costs.||6/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSeason 1, Episode 8: The Embassy Score, Part 1||After some unexpected ghostly “friends” stop by to visit, the Magpies turn their attention to the mystery of the bloon-iron ring. Specifically, the name Myra found in her notes: Avrathi. Solving the mystery sends them to the halls of high society an||5/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 1, Episode 7: The Cargo Ship Score||A ghostly message sends the Magpies to the Dimmer Sisters, who want a favor repaid. There's a cargo ship being held in the bay, just inside the lightning barrier, pending Spirit Warden investigation. The Magpies need to recover a shipment of arcane arti||5/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSeason 1, Episode 6: The Informants Score||The Magpies begin to branch out their operations by formally recruiting the Gondoliers as an informant network. However, before the Gondoliers will agree to work with the Magpies, they need something in return: the removal of an alchemist who patrols th||5/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSeason 1, Episode 5: The Canals Score||As the Magpies learn more and more about the mysterious Umbra Hunters gang, they return to their allies in the Gondoliers and offer their help in unraveling the source of the attacks that have already killed two.||4/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSeason 1, Episode 4: The Frame-Up Score||In the aftermath of Lord Winfield's party, the Magpies need to deal with the sudden Bluecoat interest that their actions have earned. They come to a simple solution: frame a member of a rival's gang in order to win favor with said rival and direct the B||4/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSeason 1, Episode 3: The Art Theft Score, Part 2||After running into some trouble with an old rival at the door, the Magpies make their way into Lord Winfield's party. But their art heist is about to get a lot more complicated...||3/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSeason 1, Episode 2: The Art Theft Score, Part 1||Following their "challenging" assault on Nightmarket Station, the Magpies need something nice and easy. An art heist at a fancy noble party sounds like the perfect score.||3/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSeason 1, Episode 1: The Nightmarket Station Score||Welcome to Duskwall! Join the crew of the Magpies as they lie, steal, and punch their way to the top of the city's criminals and elite... or into an early grave.||2/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
The gm is awesome and I fell in love with the characters immediately. Mynx 4 lyfe!!
This is fun!
Oh yes I enjoy it!
Excellent and Sad
This is an excellent roleplaying game podcast. The players are all first rate and the game master is deeply skilled. In contrast to mechanically transparent variants of Blades in the Dark, this group works in a highly narrative manner to tell a deeply interesting and impactful story. Unfortunately, the group is deeply sexist.