Archive for March, 2008

2008 Pirates Convention Pack Sneak Peek

2008 Convention PackSomeone has leaked the 2008 Pirates Convention Pack, which appears to include 4 ships and 4 crew, all Pirates. In the pack are:

  • Royal Rover: a 12pt ship with the “If this ship wins a boarding party, she can take as much treasure from the other ship as she can carry” ability.
  • Queen Anne’s Revenge: Blackbeard’s ship. IT costs 12pts with the “This ship may dock at an opponents home island and load one treasure. If able, she must leave on your next turn” ability.
  • Amity: 10pts with the “When this ship carries no cargo, she gets +S to her base move” ability.
  • Minerva: 9pts with the “Once per turn when this ship hits an enemy ship, also eliminate one crew from that ship” ability.
  • Bartholomew Roberts: 6pts, “Captain, Loyal:Pirates, After looking at a treasure on a wild island, you can trade any one treasure from that island for a random treasure on any other wild island. This ship must load the traded treasure.
  • Blackbeard: 10pts, “Captain, Loyal:Pirates, If this ship wins a boarding party, she can capture the crew with the highest cost instead of eliminating it. A captured crew becomes cargo worth its point cost in gold when unloaded at your home island.
  • Thomas Tew: 7pts, “Captain, Loyal:Pirates, Once per turn if this ship is touching another ship, reveal all treasure aboard the ship. This ship can take as much unique treasure from the other ship as she can carry, even those that can’t otherwise be removed.
  • Christopher Moody: 8pts, “Captain, Loyal:Pirates, If this ship succeeds at a boarding party, she can eliminate all of the other ship’s crew.”

PoCS:Rise of the Fiends Checklists Leaked

Fire and Steel Checklist 2

Fire and Steel Checklist 1I just found these on the WizKids boards yesterday. Apparently, a Pirates player in Germany go hold of the checklist for Fire & Steel, the next set of Pirates of the Cursed Seas that isn’t due out until April 9th. Continue Reading »

An Unofficial Sneak Peak at PoCS: Fire and Steel

Someone over on the WizKids boards managed to get their hands on a preview pack of the next Pirates set: Fire and Steel, and they posted pictures! Continue Reading »

RIP Gary Gyggax

Just a quick note to say, if you haven’t already heard, Gary Gygax died early this morning. Mr. Gygax was one of the original creators of the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game, a game that I personally have spent many, many hours playing over the past 25+ years.

CNN has a good writeup of Mr. Gygax’s accomplishments. Well will miss you Gary!