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Bloody Misadventures: Dramatic Battles on the High Seas


Unleash your inner Patrick O’Brian! Bloody Misadventures gives you the tools to stage cinematic ship-to-ship battles right out of your favorite swashbuckling films. These tools focus on the Heroes and their deeds rather than the tactical minutia of wind velocity and powder charges.

Inside you will find:

  • tools designed for easy integration with any Action Sequence, including ship maneuvers like Crossing the T, Broadsides, and Ramming — their effect in play and how to pull them off!
  • suggestions and idea generators for Consequences and Opportunities in ship-to-ship engagements, including Critical Hits
  • a step-by-step walkthrough of how these tools work in play
  • a complete round-by-round example
  • guidelines for conducting chases on the high seas
  • details on other dangers like maelstroms, coral reefs, tide races and forts
  • an easy to reference aid for Game Masters
  • fully compatible with Rob Donague’s Expanded Ship Rules 
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Scott M April 04, 2018 8:11 am UTC
Hi, there are 2 PDF's in the 'product' that are both named the same. Is there any difference between them?
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Thomas H April 04, 2018 6:42 pm UTC
That was a mixup from when I updated the file last. I've fixed the problem now. There should be only one file now, the latest version.
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Thomas H March 26, 2018 5:48 pm UTC
Update: The language in the text has been updated in several places to add clarity to some of the Basic and Complex Maneuvers and how they are meant to operate in play. Among these changes are:
• Raises spent towards Evasive Actions last only one Round
• Ships may only invest in one Complex Maneuver at a time
• Completing a Broadsides! or Cross the T! Maneuver grants Heroes supporting the Guns a bonus to Hits on their next action

These clarifications have been made throughout the text and examples added and rewritten to include them. The Game Master Reference has been updated as well.

I hope these changes will cause less confusion and more high-octane play at the table.
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