Tagged: Pirate Code
September 19, 2019 at 6:18 PM #9686October 5, 2019 at 11:00 AM #9794
Just found out that if you hover over the link text leading to a post in the “Recent Replies” forum widget, it will show the start of the text for that actual post. Kinda neat if you want to preview the subject or are trying to remember if you looked at the post already and need to refresh your memory.October 5, 2019 at 12:57 PM #9795JackParticipant
So I just had a random thought as for a house rule: I’ve always liked the ships that gain movement if they have all of their masts, and felt like that mechanic should have been used more in the game. So why not simply say that the component of a ship’s base move is the bonus it gets if undamaged? So S+S and S+L ships become S if hurt, and L+S and L+L ships become L. L movers can probably go to S if hurt, and S-base movers stay the same no matter how damaged. I might try a game like this. It brings variable speed into the game which I’m sure you know Ben would be a real world mechanic the game’s lacked. Ships don’t always go the same speed. There’s factors like wind and damage and whatnot.October 5, 2019 at 7:15 PM #9804
So why not simply say that the component of a ship’s base move is the bonus it gets if undamaged?
I’m surprised to say I haven’t used that or similar systems. Thinking about it, it could be a way to curb the larger ships a bit, which can dominate against most smaller vessels (except the OP ones) in general gameplay.
Pretty sure there are rulesets in the files section of BGG that concern this house rule; there are a lot of ways to go about it. I tend to think of it more as the ship goes her normal speed with all masts, then the speed decreases as masts are lost. (rather than starting slow but with a bonus from all masts standing)October 21, 2019 at 10:16 AM #9937October 24, 2019 at 5:11 PM #9956October 28, 2019 at 7:06 PM #10028November 3, 2019 at 5:25 AM #10050KaiParticipant
Hey guys, I could use some advice!
My friends and I just ordered two boxes of Barbary Coast boosters. We’re planning on doing some draft games with those packs, which is something we wanted to do for a while now. My question to you: With only game pieces from the Barbary Coast booster set available, which pieces should I try to snatch away in the draft to have a good shot at winning?
Further info: We’ll do 8 rounds, each round adding 3 packs per person. So round 1, we are 3 people with 3 packs each. Round 2, we do another draft of 3 packs per person, but everyone can also use the pieces they drafted in the previous round to build their fleet for round 2. By the end of it, we’ll have 24 packs worth of game pieces to build our final fleet from.
If it was just that I wouldn’t ask BUT, in case anyone pulls the SR pack it’ll be the big prize of the whole thing, so I wanna maximize my chances of winning. Any advice would be much appreciated!November 3, 2019 at 9:07 AM #10051
With only game pieces from the Barbary Coast booster set available, which pieces should I try to snatch away in the draft to have a good shot at winning?
This is perfect: Top 10 Barbary Coast Game Pieces. The Tiger’s Eye and the numerous cheap Corsair galleys (especially the 6 pointers) are extremely good. A few of the cancellers won’t apply because they didn’t come in the packs. The links to MT may work in the Internet Archive, but the game pieces are in the Master Spreadsheet.
That’s a cool idea, and a ton of rounds and packs!November 11, 2019 at 8:51 PM #10195
Won’t be available much between 11/12 and 11/18.November 24, 2019 at 6:17 PM #10362
Why do you prefer Pirates over other games?
The breadth of situations and game pieces the game explores. Some entire games might stick to fighting between square-rigged galleons, Pirates has exploration, ramming, submerged vessels, repairing, towing, sea monsters, forts, and the potential to randomly toss new mechanics into the mix on the fly.
This is a great point! Though I haven’t played many other naval/sailing games….November 30, 2019 at 9:26 AM #10390
The person who made the captions page I use for instagram posts is named… Albert Renshaw. O_O Maybe he’s a descendent of Albert Crenshaw from RV? XDDecember 2, 2019 at 8:01 AM #10441KaiParticipant
Our draft has concluded!
…without any games played. We had only a couple of hours to spend, so we decided to just draft the packs and play games like normal some other time. A bit sad, BUT! But, I say. But, I pulled the Super Rare pack from Barbary Coast, so I’m extremely happy. In ~500 packs opened so far, we have pulled exactly 3 of these treasures – Barbary Coast, Rise of the Fiends (or Fire & Steel, I can not remember right now) and Pirates of the Caribbean.December 4, 2019 at 10:36 PM #10466
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