Pirates CSG Podcast #44: News, Current Market, Favorite Strategy, Customs and More! (with Xerecs)

Pirates CSG Podcast #44: News, Current Market, Favorite Strategy, Customs and More! (with Xerecs)

You can listen to the audio via ShoutEngine!

Questions of the Day

A7XfanBen: What is your favorite memory of Miniature Trading?

Xerecs: To players and collectors of the game, would you ever consider making custom game pieces, and make a model for them, using either pieces of existing ships, or use other materials to bring you creations off the paper?

 

Recent Games:

Century of Economy (CoEC) 2019: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLY5ESzOKns5gkP98K49iP–589KmYKaNf

Bizarre Bottleneck Game: https://pirateswithben.com/bizarre-game-with-4-fleets-at-50-points-june-21st-2019/

4 Fleets at 100 Points: https://pirateswithben.com/4-fleet-100-point-game-june-14th-2019/

Legend of the Giant Turtle: https://pirateswithben.com/legend-of-the-giant-turtle/

 

My custom game pieces: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1wB1CDawx3PkRJus_3m0L_04OBxpujzL8xmjSr_QYN9c/edit?usp=sharing

Pirates of Spherus Magna: https://boardgamegeek.com/filepage/176124/pirates-spherus-magna

 

Wayback Machine: https://archive.org/web/

Game Essentials: When playing, try to have the Pirates documents available for reference.  Find them all on the bottom of my homepage: https://pirateswithben.com/

Vendari’s Action Phase Variant: https://boardgamegeek.com/filepage/62118/pirates-action-phase-variant

 

Somali Cruises: http://www.somalicruises.com/

 

Find all the game pieces in the Master Spreadsheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/18Z-x-z9gaWiKFLk-kw1weamc0A1-NxMN3xLjWWKsUmA/edit?usp=sharing

 

Take the podcast survey! https://goo.gl/forms/CsnwVmi3qhtqik323

Feel free to rate and review the podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/pirates-csg-podcast/id1258016060

Pirates packs on eBay: https://goo.gl/MfHBQJ

Sign the Petition!  https://www.ipetitions.com/petition/bring-back-pirates-of-the-cursed-seas

Join the Forum at Pirates with Ben!  https://pirateswithben.com/forums/forum/pirates-csg/

 

The following should eventually be updated from ShoutEngine so they will be available when they get the podcast.

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/pirates-csg-podcast/id1258016060

Overcast: https://overcast.fm/itunes1258016060/pirates-csg-podcast

Google Play Music: https://play.google.com/music/m/Imxc6vplvkqlmagcvkxvi2er2wu?t=Pirates_CSG_Podcast

Blubrry: https://www.blubrry.com/piratescsgpodcast/

Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/a7xfanben/pirates-csg-podcast?refid=stpr

Thanks for listening to Pirates CSG Podcast #44!

Pirates CSG Podcast #43: Jason Mical! (former Wizkids Communications Manager)

Pirates CSG Podcast #43: Jason Mical! (former Wizkids Communications Manager)

You can listen to the audio via ShoutEngine!

You can also listen on Archive.org: https://archive.org/details/PiratesCSGPodcast43JasonMical

 

Jason Mical was the Wizkids Communications Manager from 2003-2006.  Questions list on Pirates with Ben: https://pirateswithben.com/forums/topic/submit-your-questions-for-former-wk-communications-manager-jason-mical/

 

Questions of the Day: If you were to name a Pirate ship, what would you name it and why? (from Jason Mical)

What is your favorite flavor text of any game piece? (from Ben)

 

His website: https://www.jasonmicalwrites.com/

His YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/ClassicLetsPlay/videos

Expanse RPG: https://greenronin.com/expanse/

 

Find all the game pieces here:

Master Spreadsheet (stuff from Wizkids): https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/18Z-x-z9gaWiKFLk-kw1weamc0A1-NxMN3xLjWWKsUmA/edit?usp=sharing

 

Past podcasts: http://shoutengine.com/PiratesCSGPodcast/

 

Take the podcast survey! https://goo.gl/forms/CsnwVmi3qhtqik323

Feel free to rate and review the podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/pirates-csg-podcast/id1258016060

Pirates packs on eBay: https://goo.gl/MfHBQJ

Sign the Petition!  https://www.ipetitions.com/petition/bring-back-pirates-of-the-cursed-seas

Join the Forum at Pirates with Ben!  https://pirateswithben.com/forums/forum/pirates-csg/

 

The following should eventually be updated from ShoutEngine so they will be available when they get the podcast.

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/pirates-csg-podcast/id1258016060

Overcast: https://overcast.fm/itunes1258016060/pirates-csg-podcast

Google Play Music: https://play.google.com/music/m/Imxc6vplvkqlmagcvkxvi2er2wu?t=Pirates_CSG_Podcast

Blubrry: https://www.blubrry.com/piratescsgpodcast/

Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/a7xfanben/pirates-csg-podcast?refid=stpr

 

Thanks for listening!  Feel free to answer the Questions of the Day below!   Jason Mical podcast!

Pirates CSG Podcast #42: MIKE SELINKER, Pirates CSG Game Designer!!!!

Pirates CSG Podcast #42: MIKE SELINKER, Pirates CSG Game Designer!!!!

You can listen to the audio via ShoutEngine!

You can also listen on Archive.org: https://archive.org/details/PiratesCSGPodcast42MikeSelinker

 

Mike Selinker is one of the original game designers of Pirates CSG.

His company, Lone Shark Games: http://lonesharkgames.com/

http://lonesharkgames.com/staff-member/mike-selinker/

https://www.facebook.com/lonesharkgames/

Wikipedia page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Selinker

BGG page: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgamedesigner/604/mike-selinker

Twitter: https://twitter.com/mikeselinker

 

Question of the Day: Do you wish the Dutch had been a faction from the start in Spanish Main?  Would you prefer them as one of the major factions in the game?

The list of questions from the Forum at Pirates with Ben: https://pirateswithben.com/forums/topic/submit-your-questions-for-pirates-designer-mike-selinker/

 

Take the podcast survey! https://goo.gl/forms/CsnwVmi3qhtqik323

Feel free to rate and review the podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/pirates-csg-podcast/id1258016060

Pirates packs on eBay: https://goo.gl/MfHBQJ

Sign the Petition!  https://www.ipetitions.com/petition/bring-back-pirates-of-the-cursed-seas

Join the Forum at Pirates with Ben!  https://pirateswithben.com/forums/forum/pirates-csg/

 

The following should eventually be updated from ShoutEngine so they will be available when they get the podcast.

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/pirates-csg-podcast/id1258016060

Overcast: https://overcast.fm/itunes1258016060/pirates-csg-podcast

Google Play Music: https://play.google.com/music/m/Imxc6vplvkqlmagcvkxvi2er2wu?t=Pirates_CSG_Podcast

Blubrry: https://www.blubrry.com/piratescsgpodcast/

Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/a7xfanben/pirates-csg-podcast?refid=stpr

Pirates CSG Podcast #41: GAME DESIGNER JAMES ERNEST!!!!

Pirates CSG Podcast #41: GAME DESIGNER JAMES ERNEST!!!!

Check out this very special episode of the Pirates CSG Podcast with original game designer James Ernest!

Listen to it on ShoutEngine: http://shoutengine.com/PiratesCSGPodcast/pirates-csg-podcast-41-game-designer-james-ernest-74495

James Ernest is one of the original game designers for Pirates CSG. He has his own Wikipedia page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Ernest
Website: https://cheapass.com/
Bio: https://cheapass.com/about-james-ernest/
Check out his free pirate game called Cagway Bay! https://cheapass.com/free-games/cagway-bay/
Rules: https://cheapass.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Cagway-Bay-Rules.pdf

His YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyVH4H2qhHwmuPFQ5HMPgqw
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cheapassgames/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Cheapassjames
At BoardGameGeek: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgamedesigner/61/james-ernest

Today we talk about Pirates CSG and his own piratey projects! Here is the list of questions submitted at Pirates with Ben: https://pirateswithben.com/forums/topic/submit-your-questions-for-pirates-csg-game-designer-james-ernest/#post-3363

Question of the Day: Have you played Cagway Bay? What do you think of it?

 

Take the podcast survey! https://goo.gl/forms/CsnwVmi3qhtqik323

Feel free to rate and review the podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/pirates-csg-podcast/id1258016060

Pirates packs on eBay: https://goo.gl/MfHBQJ

Sign the Petition! https://www.ipetitions.com/petition/bring-back-pirates-of-the-cursed-seas

Join the Forum at Pirates with Ben! https://pirateswithben.com/forums/forum/pirates-csg/

The following should eventually be updated from ShoutEngine so they will be available when they get the podcast.
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/pirates-csg-podcast/id1258016060
Overcast: https://overcast.fm/itunes1258016060/pirates-csg-podcast
Google Play Music: https://play.google.com/music/m/Imxc6vplvkqlmagcvkxvi2er2wu?t=Pirates_CSG_Podcast
Blubrry: https://www.blubrry.com/piratescsgpodcast/
Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/a7xfanben/pirates-csg-podcast?refid=stpr

Thanks for listening!

-Admiral A7XfanBen

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Thanos-Tom-A7XfanBen | Submit your questions for James Ernest! | Cool Stuff | Pirates Blog #64

Thanos-Tom-A7XfanBen | Submit your questions for James Ernest! | Cool Stuff | Pirates Blog #64

Submit your questions for game designer James Ernest! https://pirateswithben.com/forums/topic/submit-your-questions-for-pirates-csg-game-designer-james-ernest/

Question of the Day: Do you think eventual scarcity of packs could result in higher prices? (especially once HWG runs out of almost everything) Or will there be enough unopened packs out there?

Congratulations to Tom and the Patriots! https://www.instagram.com/p/Btc4sChn4XP/
Tom Brady is Thanos, and Admiral A7XfanBen is Tom Brady: https://pirateswithben.com/tom-brady-is-thanos-and-admiral-a7xfanben-is-tom-brady/
@Fighting_Sail: https://www.instagram.com/fighting_sail/
comment about waxed cord: https://pirateswithben.com/my-youtube-channel/
HWG continues to run out of stuff: http://www.wholesalegaming.biz/pirates/
Cool islands: https://diorocollectibles.blogspot.com/2009/03/pirates-of-ancient-worlds.html
Putting duplicates in a geocache for people to find
CG4 hype video

Deals of the Day and beyond: https://goo.gl/GWXNjX
Card of the Day: https://goo.gl/9z9YjY
8/10, nice 5 master!
Picture of the Day: https://www.instagram.com/p/BtvvWmwDiNW/
Economy Edition: https://pirateswithben.com/economy-edition-2015/

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Pirates CSG Podcast #40 – Casual Discussion with Xerecs

Pirates CSG Podcast #40 – Casual Discussion with Xerecs

ShoutEngine: http://shoutengine.com/PiratesCSGPodcast/pirates-csg-podcast-40-casual-discussion-with-x-73094

Archive.org: https://archive.org/details/PiratesCSGPodcast40

 

Question of the Day: Do you have any “oh crap” game moments from Pirates CSG?

 

Rules for Thought #17: https://pirateswithben.com/forums/topic/rules-for-thought-17/

Rules for Thought #18: https://pirateswithben.com/forums/topic/rules-for-thought-18/

Recent game recaps?

Funny and/or unfortunate “Oh crap” game moments (for Ben – El Toro literally ripping off Angelica’s head in OE anniversary game)

 

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Take the podcast survey! https://goo.gl/forms/CsnwVmi3qhtqik323

 

Feel free to rate and review the podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/pirates-csg-podcast/id1258016060

 

Pirates packs on eBay: https://goo.gl/MfHBQJ

 

Sign the Petition!  https://www.ipetitions.com/petition/bring-back-pirates-of-the-cursed-seas

 

Join the Forum at Pirates with Ben!  https://pirateswithben.com/forums/forum/pirates-csg/

 

The following should eventually be updated from ShoutEngine so they will be available when they get the podcast.

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/pirates-csg-podcast/id1258016060

Overcast: https://overcast.fm/itunes1258016060/pirates-csg-podcast

Google Play Music: https://play.google.com/music/m/Imxc6vplvkqlmagcvkxvi2er2wu?t=Pirates_CSG_Podcast

Blubrry: https://www.blubrry.com/piratescsgpodcast/

Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/a7xfanben/pirates-csg-podcast?refid=stpr

Thank you for listening to Pirates CSG Podcast #40!

Pirates CSG Podcast #39: A7XfanBen and Xerecs Review Custom Game Pieces!

Pirates CSG Podcast #39: A7XfanBen and Xerecs Review Custom Game Pieces!

Question of the Day: Do you have a favorite custom game piece from this episode?  Do you enjoy the custom review episodes more or less than the other episodes?

ShoutEngine: http://shoutengine.com/PiratesCSGPodcast/pirates-csg-podcast-39-a7xfanben-and-xerecs-revi-72747

Archive.org: https://archive.org/details/PiratesCSGPodcast39

 

Custom Ships organized version: http://m.miniaturetrading.com/im/forum/viewtopic/t=8682///

Rise of the Moon Sorcerer: https://boardgamegeek.com/filepage/167110/pirates-cursed-seas-rise-moon-sorcerer

Pirates of the Epic Seas: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1wB1CDawx3PkRJus_3m0L_04OBxpujzL8xmjSr_QYN9c/edit?usp=sharing

Fiends of the Blood Islands: https://boardgamegeek.com/filepage/163300/pirates-fiends-blood-islands

 

Take the podcast survey! https://goo.gl/forms/CsnwVmi3qhtqik323

 

Feel free to rate and review the podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/pirates-csg-podcast/id1258016060

 

Pirates packs on eBay: https://goo.gl/MfHBQJ

 

Sign the Petition!  https://www.ipetitions.com/petition/bring-back-pirates-of-the-cursed-seas

 

Join the Forum at Pirates with Ben!  https://pirateswithben.com/forums/forum/pirates-csg/

 

The following should eventually be updated from ShoutEngine so they will be available when they get the podcast.

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/pirates-csg-podcast/id1258016060

Overcast: https://overcast.fm/itunes1258016060/pirates-csg-podcast

Google Play Music: https://play.google.com/music/m/Imxc6vplvkqlmagcvkxvi2er2wu?t=Pirates_CSG_Podcast

Blubrry: https://www.blubrry.com/piratescsgpodcast/

Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/a7xfanben/pirates-csg-podcast?refid=stpr

Pirates CSG Podcast #38: News, Game Essentials, Playing Solo, Pirate Code Page, Try 20 Point Fleets!

Pirates CSG Podcast #38: News, Game Essentials, Playing Solo, Pirate Code Page, Try 20 Point Fleets!

ShoutEngine: http://shoutengine.com/PiratesCSGPodcast/pirates-csg-podcast-38-news-game-essentials-pl-72405

Archive.org: https://archive.org/details/PiratesCSGPodcast38

New Idea: Challenge.  Your next game of Pirates CSG should NOT be at 40 points!  (20/60/etc)

Question of the Day: Any ideas for new segments we could pursue?

 

News: MT alive into the new year.  Posting entire story of EE game on IG: https://www.instagram.com/piratescsg/

Obago Deuce for $500!  https://goo.gl/w9KSTJ

Proof: https://i.postimg.cc/85gX4J8V/Eagleman94about-Obago-Deuce.png

(one previous known high was $232.50, hard to find others that have been exchanged since vosarnath’s at MT a handful of years back)

-Having slight technical issues that may compromise podcast episodes and THC a bit

-Between godmason being busy, my impending life changes, somewhat declining content base, and technical issues, expect shorter and less episodes this year.  Suggesting topics is great!!

-Short solo episodes may sometimes be even less than 30 minutes, I can cover a bunch of stuff quickly it seems, especially with only one opinion on each topic.

-Trying to do a post/page every day at PwB, going through MT content for some of my best stuff

-Commenting on my content at PwB will help the site grow and be popular as a “hub” for Pirates CSG – plus I’ll respond to all comments!!  Thank you!

-Looking at podcast data from SE, seem to have about 33 unique IP’s per episode.

 

Game essentials – measuring card or straws – latter great for arches and planning moves/premeasuring,  Use a big d6 from SE boxes/etc for ease of use and likely better results (fun idea though – 10 tiny d6 for a Zeus shoot action since all cannons the same)

 

Another idea on playing solo without favoring a faction – really delve into each faction, especially before playing.  Maybe stop playing favorites in general, force yourself to use a faction you’ve NEVER played before. Read a book on the Spanish Empire and then see if you like playing them better.  Make customs inspired by pop culture to play the Cursed or Vikings, etc. Just think outside the box and try to really become a fan of each faction. Partly due to knowing almost all the ships and crew in the game, I find it easy and fun to play as any faction.  (ex: Vikings in CG4 should be fun, and somewhat groundbreaking in terms of factional play in CG’s)

Try reading to get passionate: https://amzn.to/2AQkdBs

 

New segment – Random Pirate Code page, muse on rules/strategy of results  https://pirateswithben.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/The-Pirate-Code-FAQ-Dec-2016.pdf

 

Interesting fleets for x point games – try 20 points sometime.  Fast, forces you to be efficient with building, probably no +5’s, easy to get going, fun with multiple players OR multiple fleets per player, etc.  Played Water World game against repkosai in 2017 with Libellule + bonuses, was very fun!!

Libellule fleet: http://m.miniaturetrading.com/im/showDeck/deck_id/800125/grouping/0/extended_format/true

6 bonuses fleet: http://m.miniaturetrading.com/im/showDeck/deck_id/800322/grouping/0/extended_format/true

 

Take the podcast survey! https://goo.gl/forms/CsnwVmi3qhtqik323

Feel free to rate and review the podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/pirates-csg-podcast/id1258016060

Pirates packs on eBay: https://goo.gl/MfHBQJ

Sign the Petition!  https://www.ipetitions.com/petition/bring-back-pirates-of-the-cursed-seas

Join the Forum at Pirates with Ben!  https://pirateswithben.com/forums/forum/pirates-csg/

The following should eventually be updated from ShoutEngine so they will be available when they get the podcast.

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/pirates-csg-podcast/id1258016060

Overcast: https://overcast.fm/itunes1258016060/pirates-csg-podcast

Google Play Music: https://play.google.com/music/m/Imxc6vplvkqlmagcvkxvi2er2wu?t=Pirates_CSG_Podcast

Blubrry: https://www.blubrry.com/piratescsgpodcast/

Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/a7xfanben/pirates-csg-podcast?refid=stpr

Pirates CSG Podcast #37: Optimizing and Using Lesser Ships and Crew | Circle of Blood Review

Pirates CSG Podcast #37: Optimizing and Using Lesser Ships and Crew | Circle of Blood Review

Question of the Day: How do you get lesser ships and crew into action?

ShoutEngine: http://shoutengine.com/PiratesCSGPodcast/pirates-csg-podcast-37-optimizing-and-using-less-70984

YouTube: 

Archive.org: https://archive.org/details/PiratesCSGPodcast37

 

“thoughts on optimizing less/not utilized ships”

-MUST have speed, so helmsmen pretty much always necessary (especially since a lot of lesser ships are slow). Beyond that, try to find a niche use for specific game pieces. For example, 1 cargo and fast speed? (Dark Fox) Scout explorer with crew or S-Explorer. OR, flotilla tug with surprise crew face down (canceller/captain/etc).

Slow with high cargo – home waters hybrid to get nearby gold and protect HI, potentially use with navigator. Could also use with gold factory bonus strategy, especially in case of Spanish “treasure galleons” such as Isabela, Concepcion, etc.

-Keep in mind that your competition will not want to dumb things down (people like to win and often use the same OP ships all the time), so have realistic outcome expectations and propose alternative game ideas like “make worst fleet possible, pass to other player” to get lesser ships/crew into action. Other than that, more points = more points to use on gimmicks and suboptimal experiments

“Rules variants to get the ships on the table.”

-Require specific base move – Challenge of Snails, all L, etc.

-Require all cargo holds to be full during setup – force players to make tradeoffs on when to dump crew – right at start, at wild islands (making them accessible to other players), or go with total war/all combat strategy? Con-exacerbates how OP Sac already is.

-Require each player to use ONLY ships AND named crew they’ve never used before (for starters, look through what you’ve never punched out!), or a pure faction fleet from a faction you’ve never played.

-Look through Fleet Challenge Archives to find fun restrictions http://www.miniaturetrading.com/im/forum/viewtopic/t=8492///

Reviewing Circle of Blood

Take the podcast survey! https://goo.gl/forms/CsnwVmi3qhtqik323

Feel free to rate and review the podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/pirates-csg-podcast/id1258016060

Pirates packs on eBay

Sign the Petition! https://www.ipetitions.com/petition/bring-back-pirates-of-the-cursed-seas

Join the Forum at Pirates with Ben! https://pirateswithben.com/forums/forum/pirates-csg/

The following should eventually be updated from ShoutEngine so they will be available when they get the podcast.

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/pirates-csg-podcast/id1258016060

Overcast: https://overcast.fm/itunes1258016060/pirates-csg-podcast

Google Play Music: https://play.google.com/music/m/Imxc6vplvkqlmagcvkxvi2er2wu?t=Pirates_CSG_Podcast

Blubrry: https://www.blubrry.com/piratescsgpodcast/

Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/a7xfanben/pirates-csg-podcast?refid=stpr

 

More Podcast episodes here!  Pirates CSG Podcast #37

Pirates CSG Podcast #36 – News, Recent Rulings, How to Use Synergistic Pieces, and Norvegia

Pirates CSG Podcast #36 – News, Recent Rulings, How to Use Synergistic Pieces, and Norvegia

Question of the Day: How do you use pieces synergistically? (combos/etc)

ShoutEngine

Archive.org

News

-HWG out of DJC SE 4 box lot for $20 (Hill’s Wholesale Gaming: http://www.wholesalegaming.biz/pirates/)

-New posts up at Pirates with Ben – comments on posts/pages will help the site with rankings/etc.  https://pirateswithben.com/ranking-pirates-of-the-caribbean-movies/

-Submit your 2018 Pirates CSG Hall of Fame ballot! https://pirateswithben.com/forums/topic/pirates-csg-hall-of-fame-2018-voting/

-Set Reviews now officially done, so we’ve literally discussed ALL existing game pieces PLUS nearly all the Unreleased game pieces that are publicly known (covers various “game piece reviews” mentioned in suggestions, plus you can see additional thoughts on most game pieces in my Collection Review Series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLRq8fy93o3wHNqZMSQzR342yP4WX_LHzq)

-Nobody has requested custom game piece reviews, and one person even said they wanted less, so might do less of that moving forward.  Link to Podcast survey is below – please provide idea suggestions!

 

Recent Rulings: https://pirateswithben.com/forums/topic/questions-about-game-rules-the-pirate-code-the-no-duplicates-list/

 

How to use synergistic pieces: +1 to cargo on flotillas – devastating combos available

Norvegia –

http://www.miniaturetrading.com/im/showDeck/deck_id/375/grouping/0/extended_format/true

Norvegia vs. Altar of the Loa at 40 points: https://pirateswithben.com/norvegia-vs-altar-of-the-loa-2013/

 

Strategy talk: who to annoy or help in various situations you don’t expect – should you help or hurt certain opponents at various times? Especially in multiplayer.  Examples include Pandora’s Box, Message in a Bottle with tied islands, Maps of Hades, etc. (with Maps – could go back and forth to toy with opponent)

 

Take the podcast survey! https://goo.gl/forms/CsnwVmi3qhtqik323

Pirates packs on eBay: https://goo.gl/MfHBQJ

Sign the Petition!  https://www.ipetitions.com/petition/bring-back-pirates-of-the-cursed-seas

Join the Forum at Pirates with Ben!  https://pirateswithben.com/forums/forum/pirates-csg/

 

Norvegia in action during VASSAL Tournament #2.

Norvegia fleet Pirates CSG Tournament 2

The San Cristobal (SC) caught the NH and blasted most of her masts off. Luckily for the Pirates, the final mast standing meant the NH could return home with a sac action. The Star of Siam docked home gold on the turn as well, giving Norvegia a bit of a windfall. The Banshee’s Cry (BC) is hiding from the SC while the Monarca runs gold.