• Jack replied to the topic Game Ideas in the forum Pirates CSG 8 hours, 46 minutes ago

    A couple of house rules I may try:

    Boarding RISK style:

    Whoever initiates the boarding is the attacker. The other player is the defender.

    Boarding roll is number of remaining masts + remaining crew + die roll.

    Winner of a roll eliminates a crew on opponent’s ship. Tie goes to defender. Then you repeat, and you can continue until one ship l…[Read more]

  • Should be fixed now.

    In a test game against a similar pirate fleet led by Don Gilbert and the Panda, LSR’s extra durability came in big because Panda was able to swoop in and get two shoot actions off. But then again, LBE is faster than Panda so it might have avoided being hit in the first place so :shrug:

  • There’s a couple of threads I suppose this could go in but I’d love this one to be more active so I’m putting it here now.

    One of my favorite fleets is a hybrid French fleet using ships from PotR. I’d long used La Belle Etoile as the flagship. But recently I got Le Soleil Royale, and I’m wondering which ship people would think is better. Both are…[Read more]

  • Jack replied to the topic The Random Topic Thread in the forum Pirates CSG 2 days, 14 hours ago

    I’d always thought the Crimson Coast referred to the English channel, but there’s flavor text on several CC pieces indicating it’s still just the New World/Caribbean.

  • Jack replied to the topic The Random Topic Thread in the forum Pirates CSG 3 days, 13 hours ago

    I’ve always found it weird how SAT got a keyword (Born Leader) but the any action twice crew didn’t.

    On a different note, in the interest of avoiding double posting: I’ve decided I don’t think I want to buy singles from CC (aside from tracking down the French forts) or MI anymore. My collection for SM, RU, and BC is large enough that buying packs…[Read more]

  • Didn’t even know this thread existed lol. Well I’m still tracking down the Terror. Otherwise I don’t have any way in my collection to combine fear and something submerged. I’ve thought about putting the Unblinking 99 on board the Fallen Angel, since she’s very fast and can’t be shot at by most ships, but then I remembered ramming is a thing.…[Read more]

  • How the heck are you supposed to make use of the Fear keyword? Since it happens at the start of your turn, the canceller ability isn’t as useful. You can’t protect yourself by cancelling a captain on a ship that’s going to attack you for instance. And the S-move result isn’t that good either, because again it happens at the start of your turn. You…[Read more]

  • Here’s a pretty silly one that came up last night. Can you touch another ship without becoming pinned? Obviously you can with ships with certain abilities like galley, but for a ship that doesn’t have an ability like that, is it legal/possible to move your ship so the sides touch before the bow does? I keep having an issue with a Spanish fleet…[Read more]

  • Jack replied to the topic Pirates Lore in the forum Pirates CSG 6 days, 16 hours ago

    Godiva escaped when the Duc de Valois failed to deliver her to Papa Doc. In the unreleased Return to Savage Shores set, Papa Doc is still hunting her down.

  • I would be interested in Paradis del Mer, but I don’t own any of those Cursed items.

  • Can I link the same crew twice? For example, Mademoiselle Josephine Godiva is a 0LR re-roller, so at set up I pick a crew for her to link to. Can I use this ability on Duc de Valois, who is already “naturally” linked to her, and if so, do both links still count? If I put both of them on board L’Eroica, does it gain 3 links, effectively gaining a…[Read more]

  • Jack replied to the topic Pirates Lore in the forum Pirates CSG 1 week ago

    You’re both wrong! I gave Fantasma the slip by letting him think me dead while my boy Roger took over the pirating stuff. I live with Lady Arcadia in the sleepy town of Newport and sleep on stacks of gold.

  • Jack replied to the topic Pirates Lore in the forum Pirates CSG 1 week, 1 day ago

    Here’s the story of me:

    I was holed up in Port Royal, sent there as an indentured servant. When Angus Skyme sacked the port, I was able to escape and I joined forces with him on board the flagship of his fleet, the Harbinger. It was during my time with him that we both encountered the beautiful Lady Arcadia del Sol, who escaped El Castillo Del…[Read more]

  • You can use your move segments in any order

  • Jack replied to the topic The Fleets Thread in the forum Pirates CSG 1 week, 5 days ago

    For some reason I only ever made one fleet post on MT despite 5-6 ship reviews. I’m making up for lost time with this thread lol.


    Whoops, forgot that second Oarsman would count as cargo. I really want to keep that cannoneer because of Santiago’s rank-4s so I might just change Amity’s explorer into a helmsman. Not sure though.

  • Ah alright, that makes sense.

  • Now I’m confused again. In game 2 between the French fleet and the UPS one, it ends with the Sea Crane establishing the Devil’s Maw. But France can still move. La Courageux is actually a nightmare for the Devil’s Maw to deal with because she can just sit so only one short gun of the fort is in range and fire with impunity. How come the game ended…[Read more]

  • Jack replied to the topic The Fleets Thread in the forum Pirates CSG 1 week, 6 days ago

    A couple of 80 point Crimson-ish Coast fleets that may go up against each other soon:


    La Ville de Paris

    – Capitane Gastone de St. Croix

    – Madame LaFontaine

    – Captain

    – Helmsman

    – Cannoneer


    – Capitane Arathiel

    – Helmsman

    – Oarsman

    – Oarsman


    – Explorer

    – Maurice Artiside


    – Monsieur LeNoir

    -…[Read more]

  • That’s… distressing. At least the rules apparently changed so I feel less bad about not understanding, but forts are suddenly much less powerful now for me. I feel like they lead to a lot more games ended by stalemate then.

  • Jack replied to the topic Pirates Lore in the forum Pirates CSG 1 week, 6 days ago

    I was actually just thinking about doing a post following the careers of the main “cast” of myself, Calico Cat, Blackheart, and Fantasma. The wiki probably lays it all out but I love Cat’s story so I’ll just leave it here as condensed as possible:

    Cat’s real name is Catherine Gunn. You can put this together from the flavor texts of Thomas Gunn t…[Read more]

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