Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Beat To Quarters - Neil Gow

A spot of Hornblowering. You want to be a pommie sailor dealing with the nogoodniks and hopefully not dying of scurvy or cannonballs? This is your game. Or an excellent resources for another system. All the flavour is there. The stats are Guts, Influence, Discipline and Charm. A bunch of traits and skills and reputations for how you know and/or relate to other people. So a lot of story hook stuff in the mechanics. Which use a card deck..fair enough for a ship game. The character creation is a little Traveller-like, sea navy, space navy... and rules for ship battles and chases for when you fancy some broadsides. Plus a nifty looking character sheet. 3.5 out of 5

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