“There are no status quos in Apocalypse World”

In 2010, Vincent and Meg Baker published Apocalypse World and inspired a wave of independent game design. These games often identified themselves as “Powered by the Apocalypse” (PbtA).

From Dec 2012 through March of 2019, Google+ was a hotbed of table-top RPG discussion. The “Powered by the Apocalypse” community was active until the very end of the platform, and many games had their own communities.

But there are no status quos in this Apocalypse World, and Google looked through crosshairs and made their move: take away their stuff. By the time you read this, Google+ will be no more.

This archive, however, will persist. It’s a collection of all the “pbta” communities I could find in the last days before the shutdown. A vault, attempting to preserve the golden age of legend. If I didn’t include your community here, I’m sorry. It wasn’t intentional. I did my best. (See also: the Dungeon World and Blades in the Dark archives.)

There are other places to talk about PbtA games, of course. The conversation continues in the ungiven future. These are the places I know of:

May you all retire to safety.

Hey folks!

Hey folks!

Hey folks!

Before it goes dark, here, I want to invite folks to a new Discord server for WTP that Jacob Hilker was nice enough to create for us.

In that space, you can discuss WTP games, chat directly with folks involved in making and playing them, and discuss other relevant, gaming-related things. The space is new so we’re still trying it out, so feel free to give us any advice you have for it, as well.

Here’s the link:

https://discord.gg/augFnVD

Hope to see you there, friends!

https://discord.gg/augFnVD

Calling all GMs for Gen Con 2019!

Calling all GMs for Gen Con 2019!

Calling all GMs for Gen Con 2019! Magpie Games is expanding the game room this year by another 8 tables, so that means 200 MORE GAMES and more wonderful people to run them! 2 games will get you some sweet Magpie swag, 4 games gets you a badge! Please join us by filling out the form, and if you have any questions, Kate is reachable at [email protected]

Calling all GMs for Gen Con 2019!

Calling all GMs for Gen Con 2019!

Calling all GMs for Gen Con 2019! Magpie Games is expanding the game room this year by another 8 tables, so that means 200 MORE GAMES and more wonderful people to run them! 2 games will get you some sweet Magpie swag, 4 games gets you a badge + swag! Please join us by filling out the form, and if you have any questions, Kate is reachable at [email protected]

Calling all GMs for Gen Con 2019!

Calling all GMs for Gen Con 2019!

Calling all GMs for Gen Con 2019! Magpie Games is expanding the game room this year by another 8 tables, so that means 200 MORE GAMES and more wonderful people to run them! 2 games will get you some sweet Magpie swag, 4 games gets you a badge! Please join us by filling out the form, and if you have any questions, Kate is reachable at [email protected]

Went back to illustrate a momentous session: The Salvatores came face to face with the Calamity Crew.

Went back to illustrate a momentous session: The Salvatores came face to face with the Calamity Crew.

Went back to illustrate a momentous session: The Salvatores came face to face with the Calamity Crew. Sonia (The Soldier) burnt away to nothing, Torq (The Nova) unleashed a brutal moment of truth, Panic (The Doomed) got a dragon friend, Halfpenny (The Transformed) began to question his deal with Mr. Hunt, and General Bowmaster (The Beacon) leapt into a painting. The episode ended with the whole team captured.

PS: There’s a whole thread of folks Masks art over at the Nest. Come on over and contribute your stuff! https://www.magpiegames.com/thenest/masks/art-from-your-masks-campaign/#post-103