The Magpies: A Blades in the Dark Actual Play show

The Magpies: A Blades in the Dark Actual Play

Summary: 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.

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 Season 2, Episode 6: The Spiritual Blackmail Score | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:28:11

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.

 Season 2, Episode 5: The Uncaged Bird Score | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:09:19

“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.

 Season 2, Episode 4: The Lock and Key Score | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:15:09

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.

 Bonus Episode: The Drowned Dreams Score | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:17:31

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.

 Season 2, Episode 3: The Fresh Produce Score, Part 2 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:49:26

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?

 Season 2, Episode 2: The Fresh Produce Score, Part 1 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:55:55

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.

 Season 2, Episode 1: The Defenders of Doskvol | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:20:36

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.

 Season 1 Wrap-Up and Q&A ! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:58:29

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 from Season 1.

 Season 1, Episode 18: The Ink Row Riots Score | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:27:08

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.

 Season 1, Episode 17: The Centuralia Club Score, Part 2 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:42:40

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.

 Season 1, Episode 16: The Centuralia Club Score, Part 1 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:48:30

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?

 Season 1, Episode 15: The Haunted Estate Score | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:13:51

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.

 Season 1, Episode 14: The Black Market Score, Part 2 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:42:18

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...

 Season 1, Episode 13: The Black Market Score, Part 1 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:55:04

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...

 Season 1, Episode 12: The Festival of Doskvorn | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:13:02

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 carnival games.


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