View Full Version : Walking the plank ...
02-10-03, 01:07 AM
So I'm really tired of the same old D&D romps. I figure being a pirate would be way cooler ... ship to ship combat. Boarding boats. Managing ship weapons, food, crew. And if for some reason I want to slay the evil wizard and rescue whoever needs rescuing ... I can put in to port and do so!
Which brings me to:
Does anyone know of any good sea-based RPGs (gameworld itself or add-ons)? Right now I'm looking at Legends & Lairs: Seafarer's Handbook (I like this one better) or Seas of Blood (don't like as much). Has anyone used either?
Any info would be peachy! Kaylan - Blademaster - Kay
Cranberries - Nightshade - Kay
Delusions - Bard - Kay
02-12-03, 03:45 AM
GURPS Swashbucklers has some good piratical stuff. Lots of background material, even if you don't plan to use GURPS. There is also one called I think 'Black Flags' I forget the publisher, but its from that series of thinninsh books with cheesecake covers. It is nevertheless quite good, although goes a little overboard on the 'life in history was nasty, brutish and short!' kick.
Overboard.... heh. sorry.
02-12-03, 05:56 PM
Took a look at the GURPS Swashbucklers today and wasn't too impressed ... but we just knocked down all non-WoTC books to 40% off (plus my normal 30% discount) so I think I'm going to pick up the 2 I mentioned previously as well as the Swashbucklers book (I really shouldn't be spending money, but too good a deal to pass up!). I'll just take what I like from each and smash 'em all together I guess.
Was this the Black Flag you were referring to? I can't stand their covers or interior art, but most of their books *are* good. I've been looking to pick up their Celtic Age stuff.
I can't believe more people haven't played pirate RPG's!
02-13-03, 12:24 AM
the seventh sea rpg would work well for a pirate/privateer campaign. awesome system, awesome world, just all around swashbuckling goodness :P
but buy the seventh sea rpg itself, not the crappy d20 conversion hehe
02-13-03, 03:03 AM
I think their covers are hilarious. Look, Read the blurb where it says 'after all the glamourised pirate sourcebooks, here's the real deal'.
Now look at the front cover.
Tell me that isn't funny.