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Using Hex-Grids

Posted by Captain Salem Vendari on June 28, 2013 at 1:35 PM Comments comments (0)

There is talk all over the web about playing Pirates of the Cursed Seas using a hex-grid. I have tried this myself and it seems to work fairly well. Just a couple of guidlines to follow when playing this style on a 1" hex-grid mat:


L = 4 spaces

S = 3 spaces


When given a move action, a ship may not move into a space immediately behind it (unless it has the Junk keyword). Like ...

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Shipwreck Graveyard

Posted by Captain Salem Vendari on June 25, 2013 at 12:25 AM Comments comments (0)

This isn't so much of a scenario as a map setup. It may be used with any  scenario you play.


Players:
2+ players


Setup:
*Set up for a regular gold game, but replace several wild islands with Reef terrain.

*Place a shipwreck (a ship without one of its vertical hull pieces) in the middle of each Reef.


Game Play:
*Ships may explore shipwrecks as though they were wild islands.

*A ship must "doc...

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Fort Raid

Posted by Captain Salem Vendari on June 23, 2013 at 1:55 AM Comments comments (0)

This scenario is similar to my Blockade Run scenario, except one player is trying to defend the fort while the other is trying to destroy it. Or it could be a free-for-all where everyone is trying to raid one another's fort.


Players:
2 players (or 4 players in teams of two)

3+ players (Deathmatch Style)


Build Total:
Defe...

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Blockade Run

Posted by Captain Salem Vendari on June 21, 2013 at 9:35 PM Comments comments (0)

The Spanish have blockaded the English fort Ramsgate. The marines garrisoned inside the fort are in desparate need of supplies. Can their ships make it passed the Spanish blockade and bring them the provisions they need? Or will the Spanish armada prevail? It's up to you.


Players:
2 players

4 players as teams of two


Build Total:
Blockade: 50 points/30 each

Runner: 60 points/40 each (Cannot use Captain crew or sh...

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Battle Royale

Posted by Captain Salem Vendari on May 28, 2013 at 1:55 PM Comments comments (2)

Cadet-Captain Mike once brought up a concern regarding an inbalance for combat between two "equally powered" fleets. The advantage always seems to go to whoever can get the first shot in. This scenario is an attempt to help even out the inbalance.


Players:
2+ players


Build Total:
50 points


Setup:
Place one island per player in a ring in in the middle of the playing field. Place another wild island in the mi...

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Wreck of the Black Galleon

Posted by Captain Salem Vendari on May 9, 2013 at 3:25 PM Comments comments (0)

(Official Pirates Scenario)

Each year the famous black fleet sails from Panama, through the Caribbean, and then onto Spain to bring the crown the gold pulled from the mountains of South America. Although the route and timing of the fleet are among the mostly tightly held secrets of the Spanish Empire, this year everyone knows where one of the Spanish galleons is—it has struck a reef off of the island of Cuba and is slowly sinking! Every ship in the area races to be of ...

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Capture the Flag

Posted by Captain Salem Vendari on May 9, 2013 at 3:25 PM Comments comments (0)

When you were in Boy Scouts, do you remember playing Capture the Flag with your troop on camp outs? Here is a variant of the timeless scouting activity adapted to Pirates of the Cursed Seas. Enjoy!

 

Players:
2+ players

 

Build Total:
50 points

 

Setup:
Each player needs to provide three islands. Determine terrain amongst yourselves. You will also need a mug full of treasure coins. Unique treasure may ...

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