The Continuing Committee

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  • #9833

    Captain Plunder
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    Ahoy Mateys!!!

    There is a site called The Continuing Committee that well, continues the Star Trek: CCG from Decipher when it officially became out of print and not being produced anymore. https://www.trekcc.org/ I think it would be nice to have a site that well, continues Pirates: CSG from Wizkids, etc…now that it is out of print and not being produced anymore. I know we have Vassal and it is a nice vehicle for digitally playing the game, but nothing beats the real thing baby!!! I like the table-top version of the game so much more. I think there are about twelve different types of ships in the game. Having the deck plates with all the fixin’s would be a starting point to make the ships and there are Styrene sheets they can be printed on. I’m not saying having the deck plates of all the ships in the game, just of the different ship types so they can be used as templates. Although I do not think anyone has a complete collection of all cards across all thirteen expansions and promos. Just a thought…your thoughts???

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    #9837

    Ben
    Keymaster

    There is a site called The Continuing Committee that well, continues the Star Trek: CCG from Decipher when it officially became out of print and not being produced anymore.

    That is a very cool site, I love their detailed info on tournaments and stats.  I am trying to continue Pirates CSG here at Pirates with Ben but I have limited time and resources with which to do that.

    I think there are about twelve different types of ships in the game.

    Way more.  My collection was still missing some (Turbine at least) when I took this picture for the 2014 Fleet Review.

    Pirates CSG ship types

    Riz did upload templates at BGG and I’m sure more could be created.

    Although I do not think anyone has a complete collection of all cards across all thirteen expansions and promos.

    old_man certainly does, and Holofernes/Dholub1 and others are there or extremely close if you don’t count 1 of 1’s like the SiaB’s.

    People making their own ships has been discussed various times, but not much seems to have come of it due to costs, prototyping, and legal issues (which can understandably scare people off even without a profit motive).

    #9838

    Captain Plunder
    Participant

    Ahoy Ben!!!

    You arr!!! doin a great job of continuing Pirates: CSG here!!! Pardon my frustration and venting. I have noticed that limited time and resources is a big issue with this game. CCG’s like Star Trek are easy compared to Pirates because for the most part they are just cards to represent personnel and ships. Pirates takes a little more effort because of the constructibility aspect of the game. Those are not easy to duplicate unless you have mad time and resources. I am not wanting to pirate or encourage piracy of a pirate themed gamed. I think that if you do not have a profit motive and keep it in community then it does not become a legal issue. I may just buy one type of every ship and make my own from there. I promise not to sell or profit from it. This game has been great because it has kept my kids off of media, but there is only so much I can do with four ships, some islands, and gold. I worked at a Tech College once and we had a patents person working there. I had my eye on something I found off the internet and asked if I could copy it. They said as long as you make your design different, and so I did. I however was not able to finish it because I was promoted to a new position that called me away from that project. My prototype is still there to this day. Lastly, that is great that some people have a near complete collection. I would like to see it someday myself.

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    #9841

    Matt Lovell
    Participant

    My biggest issue with TrekCC was adding the existing cards into pdf for printing out what you wanted.  Tanked most of the trade market beyond collectors of a few sets. I finally gave up and just culled 2/3’s of my trade-stock and mixed it in with deck stock.

    Great idea though and it’s bought the game well over a decade since it ended.

    As for Pirates. Both printing on styrene and using (basically) overlayed stickers to place new hulls/masts on existing cards both would have their own issues to work through.

     

    #9842

    Captain Plunder
    Participant

    Ahoy Matt!

    I agree, it will take some work trying to homebrew the ships for Pirates. I may end up 3D printing my own ships when it is all said and done (with some pre-painted, de-constructing aspect per Ben’s request). When you really think about it, the possibilities are endless. I am still interested in collecting all cards and ships from all expansions. Right now, I am mining Ebay and other sites for some good deals to at least get a fleet built. Vassal has been helpful on making Icebergs and other terrain.

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    #9844

    Ben
    Keymaster

    Pardon my frustration and venting.

    I didn’t see it as that, I just sometimes feel the need to clarify that I cannot take on all the projects that the Pirates community would love to see done, at least not anytime soon.

    I promise not to sell or profit from it.

    I wish you could – I certainly have no problem with that.  😀  Based on what others have said over the years though, someone doing it might get Wizkids/NECA on their tail unfortunately.

    I may end up 3D printing my own ships when it is all said and done (with some pre-painted, de-constructing aspect per Ben’s request).

    It is a very promising field that should benefit all kinds of board games.  Feel free to keep us updated on your progress with that if it comes to fruition!

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