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#1 IndianaKen

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Posted 11 August 2009 - 10:14 PM

Greetings fellow BRP'ers As you no doubt saw in the Beetle Ramblings, I am finishing up a monograph for Chaosium, Arrrgh Pirates!. I should have this submitted by the end of the month.

Arrrgh Pirates! covers the Golden Age of Piracy, giving you options to play from straight historical to over the top cinematic. It includes a variety of rules options, most notably new powers and an advanced naval combat system. Also in the monograph is a mystical history setting, Bokors and Broadsides.

I need some people who would like to aid the playtesting in these last three weeks. I had two groups of playtesters, but one has disintegrated (one guy bought a house, one guy has a new girlfriend, etc...). ANyone interested, please PM and I'll fill you in on the particulars.

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Posted 11 August 2009 - 10:17 PM

While I don't have a group open right now for playtest, the game sounds really cool. I'll be keeping an eye open for it.
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Posted 12 August 2009 - 07:14 AM

Greetings fellow BRP'ers As you no doubt saw in the Beetle Ramblings, I am finishing up a monograph for Chaosium, Arrrgh Pirates!. I should have this submitted by the end of the month.


More monograph goodness - excellent. :thumb:

Arrrgh Pirates! covers the Golden Age of Piracy, giving you options to play from straight historical to over the top cinematic. It includes a variety of rules options, most notably new powers and an advanced naval combat system. Also in the monograph is a mystical history setting, Bokors and Broadsides.


Sounds great. I will pick up a copy.

I need some people who would like to aid the playtesting in these last three weeks. I had two groups of playtesters, but one has disintegrated (one guy bought a house, one guy has a new girlfriend, etc...). ANyone interested, please PM and I'll fill you in on the particulars.

Ken Spencer


Sorry, but good luck nonetheless. :thumb:
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Posted 12 August 2009 - 04:49 PM

I'll join in the chorus of "Hey, this sounds cool! I'd love to help you playtest, but..."

And in my case it boils down to not being able to get my group together to play the things we're already committed to playing, let alone to playtest something on relatively short notice. Oy :)

Still, it sounds great and I'll be sure to pick up a copy once it's available, me hearty.
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Posted 12 August 2009 - 05:19 PM

I'l make an announcement on the Basic Roleplaying Yahoo! group to see if we get some takers there. :)

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#6 IndianaKen

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Posted 12 August 2009 - 05:24 PM

Trifletraxor:

I'l make an announcement on the Basic Roleplaying Yahoo! group to see if we get some takers there.


Thanks, that would help. Thanks to all who have expressed support for Arrrgh Pirates!

What I am looking for inplaytesting is less of a group of people playing the game, but more of some floks who would be interested in rolling up some characters using the optional rules and running through some naval battles to make sure I've got all the bugs worked out of the mechanics.

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Posted 12 August 2009 - 05:55 PM

I don't have a group at present either, but I'd be happy to test and critique the optional character creation and naval battle rules for you.

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Posted 12 August 2009 - 07:43 PM

Trifletraxor:


What I am looking for inplaytesting is less of a group of people playing the game, but more of some floks who would be interested in rolling up some characters using the optional rules and running through some naval battles to make sure I've got all the bugs worked out of the mechanics.


Oh, this I can manage.

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#9 The Venomous Pao

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Posted 12 August 2009 - 09:04 PM

Trifletraxor:


Thanks, that would help. Thanks to all who have expressed support for Arrrgh Pirates!

What I am looking for inplaytesting is less of a group of people playing the game, but more of some floks who would be interested in rolling up some characters using the optional rules and running through some naval battles to make sure I've got all the bugs worked out of the mechanics.


Ahoy then. I can definitely take a look at making some characters, if you still need help. gweeze-at–yongi-dot-org is the address, cap'n.
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Posted 12 August 2009 - 10:35 PM

Ok... I wasn't gonna say anything... cause most likely I'm the only one of this opinion... but I kind of hate the name you've chosen... 'Arrrgh Pirates!'
I like pirates games as much as anyone but that name just sounds silly to me... if I saw it on a book at the store I'd expect that it was a lite comedy pirate game for kids.
From your description it sounds a lot more interesting than that... and it sounds like it's got a bit of inspiration from On Stranger Tides and the PotC movies... but really, even if I owned it and was gonna play it I'd be tempted to cover over the name cause it's just kind of lame.

Other than that I'm excited about it. Really.

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Posted 13 August 2009 - 12:37 PM

Have to agree there with Simlasa - I can't think of a single BRP supplement I'd rather buy than this, but the name ... Posted Image

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Posted 13 August 2009 - 01:10 PM

I quite like the name... :thumb:

...although it very much evokes a very humourous type of gaming as noted, so may not be desirous if the book is intended to look at piracy in a more serious vein.

If aiming for a PotC-type game I have to say I think it isn't neccessarily unfitting.

Edited by leonmallett, 13 August 2009 - 01:12 PM.

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Posted 13 August 2009 - 07:04 PM

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#14 IndianaKen

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Posted 13 August 2009 - 09:48 PM

Playtest Document One is on the playtest subforum, I'll send notifications and e-mails out today.

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Posted 14 August 2009 - 09:04 PM

(...)cause most likely I'm the only one of this opinion... but I kind of hate the name you've chosen... 'Arrrgh Pirates!'
I like pirates games as much as anyone but that name just sounds silly to me(...)

I agree with Simlasa. It sounds very tongue-in-cheek and also too reminiscent of the upcoming AFMBE supplement Argh! Thar Be Zombies, for which that kind of tongue-in-cheek name seems far more appropriate.

Other than that, I am interested. Will this contain any material facilitating using it with CoC?
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Posted 14 August 2009 - 11:01 PM

Vorax Transtellaris:

Other than that, I am interested. Will this contain any material facilitating using it with CoC?


There is a small amount of material in the Campaigns section, but a CoC Pirates book would be a whole separate monograph. This is something I am considering, but my writing schedule is full for now (a very good thing).

Of course, the BRP is compatible with CoC, so you could use almost all the material. I might put in an appendix converting the new professions into CoC occupations, but that's dependent on getting the rest of the document finished.

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Posted 14 August 2009 - 11:22 PM

A strange smiley sneaking into the forum! :eek:

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Posted 15 August 2009 - 03:04 AM

A strange smiley sneaking into the forum! :eek:

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#19 Arcturus

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Posted 24 August 2009 - 10:56 PM

I agree with Simlasa. It sounds very tongue-in-cheek and also too reminiscent of the upcoming AFMBE supplement Argh! Thar Be Zombies, for which that kind of tongue-in-cheek name seems far more appropriate.

Other than that, I am interested. Will this contain any material facilitating using it with CoC?

I have to agree with all those who dislike the name.

#20 Vorax Transtellaris

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Posted 26 August 2009 - 04:02 PM

Actually Sails on the Horizon sounds fine to me.
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