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Things differ from what you might remember in your history books. Sure, the seas over flow with iron men and wooden ships, but the Caribbean permeates a lurking darkness. The Golden Age of Piracy suffers a tarnish from a taint of a malevolent force lurking in the waters. What started out as a silent plea for help, turned into a deep cry for mercy.

This 300+ page book is a setting for the Savage Worlds system. It brings the Golden Age of Piracy to life. Contained within you can find some new rules for ship combat, swashbuckling chaos, ship customization,  new archetypes, over twenty new edges and hindrances and an exciting world of Buccaneers, Vodou and Monsters to run your campaign.

While written for the previous version of Savage Worlds, a conversion document for the book will be available soon!!

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July 13, 2019 5:02 pm UTC
I’m thinking about buying this to borrow ship creation and combat rules. How compatible are they with SWADE?
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Charles W July 14, 2019 3:24 am UTC
While we are working on a conversion document, it will take us sometime. That said, making the conversion shouldn't be that difficult if you are wanting to use Buccaneer in your game.
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Mario G April 18, 2019 1:05 pm UTC
Looks cool! Will you ever translate this in Italian language?
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Jonathan B April 01, 2019 3:39 pm UTC
Does this include info and/or the option to play a naval character in the British Navy as well or only pirates?
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Charles W April 14, 2019 1:57 am UTC
Hi Jonathan!

I suppose you could play a naval character, but the focus of the book is on playing more of an independent character such as a buccaneer, voodoo practitioner and others. A better option might be a former naval character that has found that pay and equality are much better in the employ of a pirate captain. :-)
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Luc L January 17, 2019 4:11 pm UTC
will you update this setting for the new edition rules ?
if yes when will it be available?

thanks !
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Christopher L February 14, 2019 1:06 am UTC
Given that our first printing has sold out, we're looking at doing a second printing and doing in to distribution. If this happens, we will of course update the material to SWADE. No current ETA, but expect a progress update this summer.
- Christopher Landauer
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Luc L February 18, 2019 11:38 am UTC
thanks a lot I'm in 100% if you do a KS or retail
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Charles W April 14, 2019 1:59 am UTC
What Christopher said! :-)

What we will probably do for this book until a SWADE compliant book can be released would be a conversion document with suggestions on how to use Buccaneer with SWADE.
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Mark H July 03, 2018 1:58 pm UTC
I'm not finding the ship combat rules very intuitive.
I think an example of a full-blown blow-by-blow encounter would've been very helpful.....perhaps one could be added to the publisher's website as a download might be possible?
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Steve R April 17, 2018 6:13 am UTC
This is mislabeled as PDF instead of Watermarked PDF. I would not have bought the book otherwise (especially at that price point). The artwork is very nice but the page backgrounds can be more than a little busy. With no option to disable certain layers the book is decidedly not print-friendly.

Those gripes aside I do overall like the book itself - specifically the rules for creating and handling unique ships and the rules for 'chaos environments'.
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Charles W April 17, 2018 11:14 am UTC
Hi Steve,

Our apologies for that! We should have been clearer. We initiated the watermark at the bottom of the page to try to protect from theft. So many .PDFs get shared on sites for anyone to download for free. However, if the watermark hinders your ability to enjoy this product than this is also a concern for us. We'll talk on this end and see what we can do. Thanks for sharing your thoughts!!
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Mark O April 12, 2018 10:36 pm UTC
I there any info you can provide about what makes this setting unique/distinguishable from PEG's Pirates of the Spanish Main, other than the obvious fact that yours is not a licensed setting?
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Charles W April 12, 2018 10:43 pm UTC
There are new mechanics for ships and ship combat. There are nearly 2 dozen new edges and hindrances. There are some cool rules around losing a limb vs death and the dynamics of the world are really cool. The setting has different arcane backgrounds and really cool monsters. This all adds up to a setting vastly different than POTSM.
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Bartek E April 12, 2018 1:23 am UTC
Could you please fix the bookmarks? They're just showing up as random jumbles of letters and numbers like _Hlk4986724218.
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Charles W April 12, 2018 2:22 am UTC
Thanks for catching that! I don't know what happened, but I'll get that fixed and reloaded tomorrow. I really appreciate you leaving the comment!
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Bartek E April 12, 2018 5:41 am UTC
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