It might need to go up a couple points, but they’d always felt overpriced for what they did (or couldn’t do), so maybe it doesn’t actually need to change.
Test them priced as-is, but if they start to feel too powerful, you can always bump them up a little
Adding the abilities to repair and move-shoot both do a LOT to improve the playability of sea monsters. The submarine-style underwater ram maybe isn’t as necessary, but still worth testing.
If a ship has Holy Water, and an enemy ship has Voodoo Doll, can the Doll be used against the ship with Holy Water? I’m thinking no, since it would count as a direct effect because it targets a specific crew and turns them face-down and prevents them from using their abilities.
Correct, Holy Water will protect crew from Voodoo Doll, for exactly t…[Read more]
Do you know if there is a reason that Wizkids often used the term “boarding action” instead of “boarding party”?
Seems to me that using “boarding party” would avoid potential confusion for players thinking that boarding is (maybe only for certain abilities) a full action.
It’s mostly just written that way as shorthand in the PC, because the…[Read more]
Can you reveal a face down UT such as Runes of Odin to play it from your home island after unloading it there, or do face down UT’s have to be on ships in order to be revealed and used?
Unless the UT specifically says it can be used or applies while still on an island (Altar, etc.), or is revealed when unloaded at home, once it’s on your home i…[Read more]
I assume you can stack the uncommon versions of equipment like exploding shot with the LE variants because they have slightly different effects/drawbacks? (just confirming since a “trigger” could be different than a drawback)
Yes, that’s correct. Even though the end effect is similar, they LE versions remove themselves after use, which makes…[Read more]
Latest unboxing was a great deal from BGG!
Looks like a really nice haul! Was someone selling their collection, or were those just extras they had?
Is the ability of Tobias Huntington the same as the ability of Rollando (and others). I know there is a difference in text but would the two abilities function more or less the same?
They do both let you steal UTs, but their methods are completely different.
Tobias is more convenient to use because you can grab something just by sailing past…[Read more]
Transferring the crew is allowed, but all of the extra effects caused by it will cease as soon as the possessed crew is separated from the possession source. It will revert back to its original nationality, it will take up cargo space again, and its point cost will apply normally. (ADDED: It does not return to its original owner.)
“If this ship isn’t assigned a Helmsman crew, roll a d6 after this ship resolves a move action. On a result of 4-6, this ship can move L.”
According to page 29 of The Pirate Code, this ability happens after a shoot action provided by a captain. How does the timing work with explorers and S-boarding?
This ability applies after the ship resol…[Read more]
Can a crew captured via the Possession ability be transferred to a friendly ship of the same nationality and use their abilities on the second ship? The Code entry for Wraith makes me think not, but nothing in the Possession ability forbids it.
Transferring the crew is allowed, but all of the extra effects caused by the possession will cease as…[Read more]
After using Towing Option #1 from the Reference Diagrams (initiate towing when already touching a derelict’s bow at the beginning of a move action), can you immediately drop the tow in order to not have your base move limited to S, or is your base move limited to S during that move action?
You can drop the ship at any time, even immediately a…[Read more]
Decided to just rework False Sighting altogether. Its new effect is similar, although hopefully more balanced:
At the beginning of this ship’s turn, roll a d6. on a 5 or a 6, skip this ship’s turn and remove False Sighting from the game. This treasure cannot be unloaded.
This is a more interesting effect anyway. The previous was basically a we…[Read more]
The silly Pirates nerd in me is trying to think of a reason to not place all of them. I assume since each token is considered a UT that they’re not considered “available gold” for endgame conditions? If you know you have a lead but a weakened fleet and your opponent has an HI Raider, you might want to end the game as fast as possible, in which c…
From today’s game, if a player successfully rolls for SAT, moves with their first action and then has their Captain ability cancelled, can they then choose to NOT repeat the first action (since the ability says “may be given the same action twice”) and instead shoot via the Sac ability? Or are they locked in once they complete the first action?…
I’d never put any effort into tracking specific release dates, and it’s way too far in the past to remember any of those details, so any info you have on that will be more than I’ve got.
I certainly plan on doing some play testing once the set is more or less complete. I’m a little hesitant on changing the effects of the ability as I personally really like the idea, however I’m definitely not opposed to adding further restrictions to make that result harder to achieve. Is there anything you would suggest?
You already have Lim…[Read more]
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For ships like Fantasia and Hannah that have the ability “Friendly ships within S of this ship get +1 to their cannon rolls.”, can this also apply to the ship with the ability itself?
No, “within X” is measured outward from the ship but doesn’t include any part of the ship itself.
It’s the same reason cancelers can only target things on other shi…[Read more]
Can Behemoth copy the specific ability of USS Lamon/Barracuda and ram another ship while submerged?
Just to confirm, the ignoring terrain ability does not allow you to shoot while overlapping a fog bank either? (similar to Ghost Ship as discussed above)
Correct. The same ruling applies to b…[Read more]
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