Pirate sourcebook

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Pirate sourcebook

Postby manatic » Thu Mar 09, 2017 5:35 am

Copied from my blog:

Long, lazy days on sunny Gili Air have left me toying with an idea of doing something new regarding my pirate project. Namely, I’ve been thinking of turning it into a book of sorts!

Now, I’m not talking about an epic novel or anything like that, but simply collecting the fiction and fact around Port George into one something like a compendium, providing fellow gamers – whether RPG or minis – with a ready-made fictional early 18th century town somewhere in the Caribbean. NPCs, plot hooks, historical facts and so on. Nothing system specifix, just things that spark the imagination and maybe provide inspiration and ideas for gaming and painting. 20-30 pages maybe.

This would of course give me a great opportunity to commission art from friends (I definitely want a map and some character illustrations), write some scraps of fiction and do some more pirate research. What I want most of all, though, is to create something, to make those minis, buildings and these blog posts into something more than just their sum. Who knows, maybe someone else might find it interesting or inspiring as well!

So, dear platypi, what do you think? Cool idea or silly waste of time and effort? Something you might consider getting once finished, as a pdf maybe? What would you like to see in something like this? Any other comments or ideas?
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Re: Pirate sourcebook

Postby sOOp » Fri Mar 10, 2017 1:18 am

Even though I have no use for it I think it would be a cool idea.
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Re: Pirate sourcebook

Postby countersunk81 » Mon Mar 13, 2017 7:20 pm

Yeah, sounds very cool, as long as you are are passionate about it that will come through - why not? 8)
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Re: Pirate sourcebook

Postby manatic » Wed Mar 15, 2017 4:36 am

After throwing the idea around a bit, this is definitely happening. I'll keep the platypi posted.
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Re: Pirate sourcebook

Postby countersunk81 » Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:02 am

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Re: Pirate sourcebook

Postby Rev Nice » Wed Mar 15, 2017 3:52 pm

Excellent idea.
Just don't use the memoirs of Scabby Jake Cutflaps as reliable historical truth.
Although I believe the incident regarding the Nun, the amourous octopus and the pegleg harpoon are entirely accurate.
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Re: Pirate sourcebook

Postby steders » Thu Mar 16, 2017 5:56 pm

Great idea!
However, I would steer clear of the infamous plundering of Captain Coxs rear treasure trove and the skirmish at Bell send
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Re: Pirate sourcebook

Postby blackfly » Fri Mar 17, 2017 1:36 am

I definitely like the idea. Pirates seems like a popular enough niche that you might have a decent sized audience out there already. It could be entertaining and useful to plenty of fellow nerds . :beardy:
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Re: Pirate sourcebook

Postby manatic » Fri Mar 17, 2017 4:22 am

Thanks for the encouragement gents! As to the suggestions of Rev and Steders, there's bound to be a few rear admirals and plundered poop decks.

Reminds me of the time I was looking for information on the British admiral Richard "Black Dick" Howe. Should have used the full name on Google and not just the nickname.
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Re: Pirate sourcebook

Postby Rev Nice » Fri Mar 17, 2017 2:09 pm

manatic wrote:Reminds me of the time I was looking for information on the British admiral Richard "Black Dick" Howe. Should have used the full name on Google and not just the nickname.

This is all just an elaborate ruse to explain your interesting browser history isn't it?

"No dear, I was just trying to find out about a British Admiral, not 12 Inch Derek from Detroit..."
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Re: Pirate sourcebook

Postby manatic » Sat Mar 18, 2017 2:22 am

Rev Nice wrote:"No dear, I was just trying to find out about a British Admiral, not 12 Inch Derek from Detroit..."

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Re: Pirate sourcebook

Postby manatic » Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:34 pm

Here's the first character I wrote up: https://dawnofthelead.com/2017/03/26/sneaky-peeky-like/

Feedback most welcome!
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Re: Pirate sourcebook

Postby manatic » Tue Apr 04, 2017 8:22 am

First piece of commission artwork received!

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Re: Pirate sourcebook

Postby mcfonz » Tue Apr 04, 2017 10:22 pm

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Re: Pirate sourcebook

Postby countersunk81 » Wed Apr 05, 2017 8:45 am

That's very nice!
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Re: Pirate sourcebook

Postby manatic » Wed Apr 05, 2017 3:54 pm

Second piece, this is captain Jonathan Pemberton-Smythe of His Royal Majesty's army:

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Re: Pirate sourcebook

Postby soldado » Wed Apr 05, 2017 7:12 pm

Those are lovely manatic, but whose Royal majesty's army?
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Re: Pirate sourcebook

Postby manatic » Thu Apr 06, 2017 5:35 pm

soldado wrote:Those are lovely manatic, but whose Royal majesty's army?

His, obviously.

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Re: Pirate sourcebook

Postby manatic » Tue Jun 06, 2017 9:50 pm

Work on this continues! Here's the latest character, maroon leader "King James" Kwasí Ofori.

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