Thursday, 6 December 2012
Simple Rules for Peter Pig Pirate Ships
The current frontrunner is Letters of Marque and Reprisal, which was written for use with the Peter Pig ships and is designed specifically for one or two ships a side. It seems to be pretty comprehensive and emphasises the role play element which is an interesting feature. It's also well supported with resources and a couple of scenarios and it's free, which is a bonus.
Another free set of rules that grabbed my attention is Away Boarders!, which is written for small ship action on the Great Lakes during the War of 1812, but which would work well for pirate games too. It's less extensive than LoMaR but has a neat movement system using a traingular template that could be adapted to hexes or left as it is.
In the end, I'll probably try out all of these and others as well, until I find a set that works well for the sort of low level, fast play games I'm thinking of. I've even thought about adapting the Aeronef or Full Thrust systems, so anything is potentially up for consideration. Any suggestions would be very welcome.