Finally a written blog post! | Pirates with Ben Blog #31

After a whopping SIX days of vlogging in a row, here’s another regular blog post at last.  I greatly enjoy the video blogs because it takes far less time, I can do everything all in one take (usually), and once I convert to audio, I have 2 of the 3 mediums covered (video + audio) rather than just 1 (text).  As a result, expect mostly video blogs going forward!  😀

Check out my new youtube video, based on a comment suggestion.

Deal of the Day: 36 pack box of RV

**Disclaimer: I will be using affiliate links with things like this, so if someone buys from it, I could make a few cents.  XD

Pirates CSG Card of the Day

Set number: 14 – Return to Savage Shores

Collector’s Number: 089 – Slippery Devil

Faction Affiliation: American
Rarity: R
Type: Ship
Point Value: 16
Cargo Space: 2
Base Move: S+S
Cannons: 3L-3S-4S-3L
Number of Masts: 4

Sea Monster. If this sea monster succeeds at a boarding party, it also eliminates a mast.

Flavor: Not one to run from purported beasties of the sea, the Americans often try to herd the Slippery Devil toward enemy shipping lanes, where they hope it will wreak havoc.

Another RtSS piece is nice, but this one is not so nice.  Slippery Devil is similarly mediocre to Champ.  Both boring and overpriced serpents with not much going for them.  If this existed, it would be one of the least-liked and least sought after game pieces from Return to Savage Shores.

All game sizes: Can’t carry crew, so just stay underwater until the “opportune moment” and then surface to attack.  Ram, board, pin, and then shoot if you survive.  XD

Game Piece Rating: 2/10.  Truly terrible, and not in a fearsome way.  Really shows what Wizkids did wrong – basically unplayable, very boring, and a complete 180 from the brilliance of Spanish Main.  UGH!

Pictures of the Day

On this day in Pirates history: June 10th 2015.  The Pirates use Calypso during Economy Edition to put whirlpools near the Pirates’ home island and INSIDE the Lagoon!!  This allowed them to bypass the usual restrictions on the Lagoon’s borders (only submerged ships can enter) and put regular sailing ships in the Lagoon!  O_O  A truly classic, “shocking” moment from one of my favorite games.

Sorry for the short blog today, but I’ll be back soon with more!  A bunch of eBay auctions ended hours before I wrote this post and then the RNG gave me a crappy Card of the Day, so not much to talk about.  XD

It’s a Pirates’ Life for Me.

Ben