Archive for February, 2009

Aww, Isn’t that Cute!

You gotta start those lil’ pirates out right.

Very Cute, though.I wish I had something like this when my son was littler.

Scenario – Secret Missions (40pt) – March 4, 7pm

March 4, 7pm at the Soldiery

This will be a multi-player game. Players can bring a 40pt fleets built from any combination of sets and nationalities. Players will also need to bring 8 gold coins worth 15 gold (UTs allowed). Events are PROHIBITED. Each player will draw one “Secret Mission” card, which will have 2 possible missions. Players are allowed one re-draw if they are unsatisfied with their missions. Players then have 15 minutes to adjust their fleet to complete one or both of their missions. The missions are to be kept secret. The game ends when a player completes one or both of the missions on their mission card.
The winner of this event will receive a special prize: a Raptor Maw card.
Participation prizes will be awarded.

Possible missions are:

  • Gather 16 gold on your Home Island.
  • Gather 5 unique treasures on your ships or Home Island.
  • Sink 4 opponent ships.
  • Destroy 10 masts of opponent ships.
  • Steal gold coins from at least half of the Home Islands in play.
  • Capture 3 opposing ships.
  • Explore at least half of the Wild Islands in play.
  • Set fire to at least 4 opponent ships, or have 2 opponent ships burning at the same time.
  • Steal at least 6 gold coins by boarding opponent’s ships.

Pirates Solitaire Rules

Arr!

I just found this from a link on the Miniature Trading forums: Pirates Solitaire Rules.

I’d try them, if I had the time, space, and didn’t need to worry about my 3yr old son playing with the ships. Hmm…

Alestorm – Folk Metal Pirate Band

Alestorm - Captain Morgan\'s RevengeAlestorm is a power/folk metal band from Perth, Scotland. Their music is characterized by a pirate theme, for which reason they describe their style as “True Scottish Pirate Metal“. What’s not to like about a group who the majority of their songs are about wenches or drinking?

When I come back from a mighty quest
I have no need for sleep or rest
I head to a tavern for a drink
And get so drunk I cannot think
A wench by my side and a jug of mead
These are the things that I most need
So I sit back and sing this song
And drink and party all night long

Hey! Hey!
I want more wenches
Hey! Hey!
More wenches and mead
Hey! Hey!
I want more wenches
Lots of wenches is what I need

When I come back from a mighty quest
I have no need for sleep or rest
I head to a tavern for a drink
And get so drunk I cannot think
A wench by my side and a jug of mead
These are the things that I most need
So I sit back and sing this song
And drink and party all night long

Hey! Hey!
I want more wenches
Hey! Hey!
More wenches and mead
Hey! Hey!
I want more wenches
Lots of wenches is what I need


Pirates vs Ninjas

Pirates vs NinjasPirates are cooler than ninjas!

Original HMS Victory Found!

The wreck of the HMS Victory, a British warship that was the forerunner to Nelson’s famous flagship, has been found in the English Channel. The actual wreck is in international waters, and normally would open for salvage and exploration. But, because this is a warship wreck, under international law, it belongs to the British government, and so the exploration company, Odyssey Marine Exploration, will need to get permission from the British to explore the wreck further.

This Week’s Scenario: 2 Mast Maximum (40 point)

Arr! Here be the game scenario for this week: 2-Mast Maximum!

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