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Pirates & Dragons Core Rulebook

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Pirates like gold.

Dragons like gold.

When the terrors of the sea meet the terrors of the sky, there’s bound to be trouble!

They came from Albion, from Gaule and Esbania and Batavia, in search of the treasures of the New World. They found a menace older than mankind – dragons!

In their mountain lairs on the Dragon Isles, giant beasts – old and wise and malevolent – sit on their piles of gold, surrounded by their zombie minions. The natives have found ways of appeasing or evading them – the Dragon Tribes honour them with gold and human sacrifice, the other Islanders use their magic to hide away or resist. The Uropans must rely on gunpowder and cold steel.

And the pirates? The pirates will use whatever comes to hand in their battle with the dragons. Armed with science, sorcery, steel and superstition, they take the fight into the dragons’ lairs in their endless quest for gold.

Pirates & Dragons is a role-playing game of fantasy swashbuckling in a world of magic and treasure, of fantastical islands inhabited by strange beasts and vile necromancers, of treachery and heroism. Together with a group of friends, you take on the role of pirates, out for adventure and booty – raiding the treasure galleons of Esbania, the merchant fleets of Gaule and Batavia, the dragon-hunting ships of Albion, the ruins of lost Adalantas... and the gold-filled caves of ancient and evil dragons.

Gather your crew. Load your flintlocks. And prepare to plunder!

Pirates & Dragons features cinematic game mechanics based on the acclaimed Renaissance D100 system and is compatible with other D100 systems.

Look out for the standard paperback and hardback coming soon.

Also available now, the PDF Dragon Isles Poster Map – massive map which is a must for any budding buccaneer. Only $1.99!

Plus, coming soon – Curious Creatures of the Dragon Isles, Gazetteer #1: Tales of Tortuga and Ships of the Dragon Isles.

 
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Frank M November 18, 2014 11:56 am UTC
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Apart from the setting, what are the differences between Renaissance Deluxe and this book? Ship and ship handling rules? Is Island Magic a variation on Witchcraft or something else? I'm trying to convince myself to buy yet another d100 book I may never use.
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peter C November 18, 2014 3:02 pm UTC
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Of course you should buy another D100 book you might never use! :)

Seriously, aside from the setting (which is extensive), there are crew rules; ship rules; Islander and Dragon Magic are distinct schools (though inevitably there is some duplication of spell function); Talents; a different way of handling Hero Points and stunts; and, along with the forthcoming Creatures book, some new beasties; etc. Essentially it all builds off Renaissance, but we have tailored it to the setting (the ship section, for instance, is very detailed, and would be usable for other sea-based campaigns in the Renaissance era or fantasy settings).


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Chris M October 16, 2014 7:31 pm UTC
Just curious. What's the difference between the color hardcover premium edition and the color hardcover standard edition?
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Ken W October 16, 2014 7:54 pm UTC
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The paper is thicker and more luxurious, and the colours are more vivid.
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Richard J. R September 23, 2014 1:19 am UTC
when the softcover will be available again? i was ready to buy it but then disappear!!
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Ken W September 23, 2014 11:20 am UTC
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We discovered that the book was printing fine in the USA, but with errors in the UK, so we've had to take it down while the printers figure out what the problem is. Unfortunately, DriveThru's system won't let us sell just from the US. It'll be up again as soon as the problem's fixed, but we don't currently have an ETA for that, as everyone currently seems a bit mystified. :-(
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peter C November 18, 2014 3:37 pm UTC
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Problems all fixed and books now available in PDF, softcover, hardcover, and premium hardcover versions.
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