Fast. Combat is fast. Character creation is fast. World design and class design is fast.
Narrative based. Characters grow in more ways then one, creating complex narratives that are engaging and fun. The game supports narrative arcs that are empowering, and provide a lens of hope and humanity.
Not just for combat. There are rules for all sorts of conflicts in the game. Emotional, social, magic, you name it. Your characters have rules for outwitting opponents, out classing them and yes, even have a duel of wits with a clear victor. This provides a unique gaming experience that provides the right tools to tell the right stories you want to tell
Open. The Magpie License is pretty straight forward. Anyone can create, build and expand on the Magpie ruleset.