Pirates CSG – Blog #11: Changed the home page

Hello to anyone reading this!  I hope you’re having a fantastic day.  I’ve had a solid Monday, though I’m becoming overwhelmed by the amount of stuff I want/need to do.  XD  Still young though, so hopefully I’ll get around to all of it.

I have changed the homepage.  No longer is it a full width page with just the picture and information underneath.  I added a sidebar with the social icons and signup box, as well as my Instagram feed below that.  The IG feed is new as well!  It was pretty easy to install a plugin for that in wordpress and get it set up.  You can see the variety and activity on my Instagram account, where I aim for at least 3 posts per day.  Just recently I got to 200 followers, which is exciting.  Although now it’s a little lower since things seem to fluctuate a lot on there.  Anyway, let me know what you think of the different homepage – I can easily revert it back to the way it was.  I like how there is more on the homepage now, but I also liked how the picture and text were centered in the wide layout with no sidebar.

At this point, I am considering an exciting potential shift for the blog.  I may do some video and audio blog content!  Knowing how big video and audio are nowadays, and having some desire to switch up my types of content (7 posts per week after all, at a minimum!), it seems natural that I would follow my existing success with video and audio.  Right now my youtube channel and the Pirates CSG Podcast are doing reasonably well.  If I do get into video and audio blogging, I think I could reach more people and make this more exciting and diverse.  It would also give people additional options for checking out my daily content, since most fans of Pirates may not want or have time to read this blog as it stands now.  Let me know if you’d prefer my content in written, video, or audio form.


Deal of the Day: Lot of South China Seas!  Some duplicates in there, but for the quantity and quality you’re getting, it looks to be worth it.

**Disclaimer: I will be using affiliate links with things like this, so if someone buys from it, I could make a few cents.  XD


Pirates CSG Card of the Day

Set number: 7 – Mysterious Islands

Collector’s Number: 077 – Vercingetorix (Triple 7! :))

Faction Affiliation: France
Rarity: U
Type: Ship
Point Value: 8
Cargo Space: 3
Base Move: L
Cannons: 3L-3L
Number of Masts: 2

Ramming cannot eliminate this ship’s masts. 
Flavor: Though Le Veringetorix is named for an ancient Gualish chieftain, her steel-riveted hull marks he as one of the newer ships in the French fleet.

The Vercingetorix is a ship I used to have 3 copies of.  She really isn’t a BAD ship, it’s just that she’s a little boring and could be a bunch better with a little more speed.  For two points more you can get Le Courageux (don’t ask me to pronounce these names!  XD), which is pretty much better in every way.  There’s not a lot you can do with her other than make her a basic support gunship.  Once you added the necessary crew, there isn’t much room left over for much else.  Keep a cargo space open if possible so she could grab a coin from somewhere.  I will say that her ability is certainly a strength, since 1-2 masters are often rammed out of games without much to show for it.

Standard 40 point games:  Captain and helmsman.  (13 total points)

Medium size games (50-100 points):  Captain, helmsman, maybe oarsman. (13-14 total points)

Large games (over 100 points):  Captain, helmsman, musketeer.  (16 total points)

Game Piece Rating: 4/10.  A simple ship that doesn’t excite, but can do her job reasonably well.


Picture of the Day

At the end of my final semester of college I printed multiple copies of all the Pirates CSG documents.  I still have a lot left over if you want any.  All you’d pay is the shipping.

Lots of Pirates documents!

It’s a Pirates’ Life for Me.


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