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Simple rules, many options for fine tuning your character, classic European art and maps, hundreds of NPCs, over 30 skills to learn... Read more

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Simple rules, many options for fine tuning your character, classic European art and maps, hundreds of NPCs, over 30 skills to learn...

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One way to increase your skills in the game is to join crews of other pirate captains. Though this has it's benefits and can be a lucrative occupation, it also puts your character at risk. Be sure to be properly equipped before you go on board.
One way to increase your skills in the game is to join crews of other pirate captains. Though this has it's benefits and can be a lucrative occupation, it also puts your character at risk. Be sure to be properly equipped before you go on board.
Fate Cards have a slight effect on the games world. Each round one is pulled. Wise players can find ways to benefit from these while the foolhardy may suffer.
Fate Cards have a slight effect on the games world. Each round one is pulled. Wise players can find ways to benefit from these while the foolhardy may suffer.
NPCs, whether animal, legendary creature, or human are either found in permanent locations or encountered at random.
NPCs, whether animal, legendary creature, or human are either found in permanent locations or encountered at random.
Non-human NPCs can be killed for their furs, meat, feathers, bones, skins, etc.
Non-human NPCs can be killed for their furs, meat, feathers, bones, skins, etc.
Some of them have rare body parts that can be sold for high prices to alchemists, shopkeepers, practitioners of voodoo, natives, or other NPCs.
Some of them have rare body parts that can be sold for high prices to alchemists, shopkeepers, practitioners of voodoo, natives, or other NPCs.
Animals and legendary creatures can also be tamed rather than killed. As a companion, they can serve players in combat, travel and give bonuses to various skills.
Animals and legendary creatures can also be tamed rather than killed. As a companion, they can serve players in combat, travel and give bonuses to various skills.
Along with the many various pirating skills, players can also choose to learn skills such as alchemy and herbalism. With herbalism players can search for special plants, flowers, trees, herbs and roots as they travel.
Along with the many various pirating skills, players can also choose to learn skills such as alchemy and herbalism. With herbalism players can search for special plants, flowers, trees, herbs and roots as they travel.
With the alchemy skill your character can combine various things they find, hunt, cultivate, or purchase, in order to create potions and powders.
With the alchemy skill your character can combine various things they find, hunt, cultivate, or purchase, in order to create potions and powders.

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The time and work needed for completing this game has already been put in. We have spent about a year and a half building the game - designing the rules, the world and the npcs, as well as doing the play testing.

The kickstarter funds are to pay for the production of the game beyond it's single prototype. We hope that with the help of kickstarter and all those who support us here, the game will be able to be put into production and sold online and in game and hobby stores.

We had previous plans of receiving funding for the game's production from a private backer but those plans did not workout for us, otherwise we would have come to kickstarter many months ago with this idea. With all the work we've put into this we sincerely hope to find fans here on kickstarter. So please, if you like the idea of this game make a donation, and help spread the word. Thanks!

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    Like certain other sponsor levels, your name will be printed with every game, giving thanks and credit to your help. With this pledge though you will be given the highest level of credit as a contributor to the game's backing, your name will also be printed in platinum.
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Funding period

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