Saturday, September 27, 2014

Pirate Game Day Playtest

Club mate AJ hosted a game at his house today to playtest rules and game set-up for the upcoming Pirate Game Day.  Here are a few photos of the event which AJ hosted in his garage.

Not a full size island as we will have on Game Day, this was the pirate haven island for the day.  Note the scurvy rat population among the palm trees!

My ship - "Scorpion" makes her way towards the pirate haven island.  At this point I am actually escorting a prize to cash it in for, well, CASH!  More appropriately - DOUBLOONS!

AJ's ship (left) dodges enemy fire.  The stands are PVC pipes secured to a wooden base with casters.  Note the ships boat on the base of the ship in the background.

Ships prepare to trade broadsides!

It was a beautiful fall day here in NH and being outdoors was a real treat! 

I really enjoyed the game.  The rules we are using are modified 'Limeys and Slimeys' which are simple but fun.  The highlight of this game for me was when I really acted the part and used my ships boat to board/capture a temporarily abandoned ship when the other crew left to search for a buried treasure.  This is one of those games that you just can't take too seriously!

We only had 8-10 ships and at the game day we will have 20 or more.  It should be a good time.