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.
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 artifacts before the Wardens claim it, but there are plenty of other people interested in the ship's cargo...
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 the canals, seeking corpses and spirits for strange experiments.
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.
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 Bluecoats elsewhere. Very simple and straightforward.
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...
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.
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.