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Definitely have to agree with Ernie there, the game along with its Star Wars material mate were a bit too novel for a company that I’m sure feels much more comfortable pushing various grades of paper with ink and metallic embellishments. Pirates demanded the die cut styrene, the rules package, and can’t forget those tiny dice jammed into the same footprint as any other card trading pack. Considering how terrifying 2008 was it would seem the obvious thing to axe. And of course the thing keeping it dead is probably these self same production costs combined with being unsure of the market because Pirates exists in a weird space between tabletop miniature wargaming and card centric games like say Magic that no doubt would give a marketing department fits trying to nail the right pitch for.