Back again, here’s a little 2 player 40 point game.
Mystic + captain, helmsman, oarsman
Skipping Stone + explorer
Beast’s Belly + helmsman
Bruja + captain, helmsman
Cazador del Pirata + Victor de Alva, helmsman
The exploring begins!
The Bruja goes after the unprotected Skipping Stone, but her Catamaran keyword stops all shots:
The Bruja tries again on the following turn, but again is foiled by the defensive nature of the ship.
The Bruja finally succeeds, but it’s not without a price:
As the battle rages, the Cazador goes out for more gold:
The Mystic finally comes to the aid of the Skipping Stone, and the battle rages on. However, the Bruja’s abilities have stopped the Stone from moving (via Fear) while both coins the Stone loaded have been lost.
The Mystic leaves the intense action in search of gold to steal, using the Beast’s Belly as a distraction. The Belly proves to be quite a nuisance, taking out 2 masts and the Cazador’s helmsman with a ram.
However, with help from de Alva the Cazador returns and starts repairing before the Mystic can take any loot. In the meantime, the Skipping Stone has finally gotten the better of her engagement with the Bruja, as the Beast’s Belly looks to grab the final coin.
The Mystic raids the Spanish Pirates, while the Stone sinks the Bruja.
After losing a mast, the Mystic brings back the coin to her HI, while the other Pirate ships start the journey back.
Getting greedy, the Mystic returns for a second raid despite the fully repaired “Pirate Hunter” loaded with an extra action crew! The Skipping Stone provides cheerleader support, but the Cazador can’t be shot at since she’s docked at her HI.
Using her cannon bonus against Pirates, the Cazador crushes the Mystic and redeposits her stolen gold.
After the Cazador sunk both the Mystic and Skipping Stone, the Beast’s Belly returned home with the final coin (just a 1), giving the Pirates a 15-9 victory!
This was a decent game that saw some interesting ship types introduced. I have finally seen the value of the Catamaran keyword! What a nice ability to have, especially with the Stone’s built-in reroll. I think I’ll always like the Cannibal King better, but the Skipping Stone more than proved her worth today.
As for the future, I’m still trying to get new players into the game, but it’s a process. I’m looking at at least one game next weekend and hopefully more!