Monday, July 26, 2021

Tacos, Rum, and Pirates!

"Abandon hope all ye who enter here..."

"Jacob you swab, urry up. It's late in the afternoon."

Jacob looked up the hill at his fellow cutthroat Gillman. "You always a' worrying Gilly. Oh, It's getting dark, you spilled salt, it don't look right." Jacob laughed as he moved a crate.

Gilly sneered back which abruptly stopped as he saw new sails past their ship on the horizon. "Whosis' that mate?..." Gilly pointed.

Jacob looked up and saw the triangle sails of a small vessel. Barbary pirates for sure. "Thistles and blood, Captain Payne is gonna need us back to arms" Jacob spat. "We need to leave".

Jacob then turned and looked past Gillman to see an open chest. "Gilly you crab, don't be opening the booty. We need to go."

Gillman looked back at the chest. Gold treasure sparkled in the late sun. He turned back to Jacob "I didn't open it ya swab, you forgot to shut it."

"No he didn't" came a crackly dry rasp.

Both Jacob and Gillman turn to look up the hill past the chest into the cemetery ruins. Sailors with dark clothes began to walk toward them. Jacob and Gillman pulled their swords but almost dropped them in horror as the approaching sailors came closer into view.

"Open the rest" the dry rasp came again from the dark sailor fanning his sword. Then, his tricorn hat turned up to reveal a skull for his head. His whole body was just a skeleton beneath his shambling pirate-ware.

The undead pirate tilted it's skull and pointed his sword, "And no, you two will not be leaving..."

A few Fridays ago my buddies Chris, Eric, and I got together for a little pre 4th of July fun. We ate some yummy tacos, played a quick game of Pirate Dice, drank some margaritas and rum, turned on some sweet tunes, and spent the evening in the Age of Pirates. 💀
Eric wrote the nice intro story above and set up the scenario. A basic treasure grab with five chests spread across the island topped with an old abandoned (not really 👻) graveyard. Four contained items we could use, the fifth contained snakes! (YIKES) Whichever pirate crew possessed the most treasure at the end of ten turns won. :-)
As mentioned in the previous post, we used a home brew set of rules we call "Age of Pirates," and the same pirate crew set up. Fifteen total with a captain, quartermaster, three mates, and ten crew/cutthroats. Again, every captain had a special rule along with the quartermaster having a special item or rule as well.
Coming to shore in their ships (both equipped with working cannons) was Chris's Barbary pirates lead by Captain Sayyida al-Hurra and Eric with Captain Robert Payne and Payne's Company. Guarding the island graveyard and the treasure was none other than Grim's Shadows lead by Captain Captain Grimaldus Shade. 💀
After a super fun evening, ten turns of pirate on pirate action, and lots of laughs and fist bumps... Grim's Shadows held three treasure chests while the other crew each held one. Both Captain Payne and Sayyida al-Hurra feel to the blades of Captain Grim and his crew. 💀💀
Thanks again to Eric and Chris for the awesome times and great game! It took a few years to get Grim's Shadows back into action again. Hopefully there will be more spooky adventure again soon. :-)
Enjoy all the pics!
Jason 💀

The cruel Barbary pirates come to shore.

Pirate dogs are the best!

"They say Captain Payne can't be killed..."


Oh noes! Another blast!

I spy more pirate action in the future! :-)

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