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Rapscallion: Ashcan EditionClick to magnify

Rapscallion: Ashcan Edition


The Royal Navy has been hot on your trail for weeks. The Pirate Kings want your head after you pulled off a heist that.. ahem, relieved them of a sizable amount of treasure. You know you should feel worried, but all you see—looking out across the deck of your ship—is the vast blue ocean. The salt air brushes against your face, softer than any lover you’ve ever had. You can’t imagine feeling more free.

Your crew might be a strange group—and you can’t say that you trust them completely—but at a moment’s notice they’re ready to sail through monster-infested waters or scale a corrupt noble’s castle walls. Pirates, through and through. Each of them ready for anything.

And you’ve got secrets of your own! Perhaps you are an escaped noble, fleeing from the burden of responsibilities. Or maybe a mechanical construct, given life by a cruel master. Either way, it’s fair to say that the night-black void orb you acquired at the last port may have an effect on your health.

No matter. There’s adventures to be had and treasure to plunder. Sail on, me ‘earties! Yo ho!

Rapscallion is a tabletop roleplaying game in which you play a rambunctious crew of pirates, testing their luck against the unpredictable winds of Fate.

3-6 players | 3-4 hour sessions | Powered By the Apocalypse | Ages 13+ |

Creator: Whistler

Mark Diaz Truman
Brendan Conway
Nathan Paoletta

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Graham S December 02, 2021 12:11 pm UTC
The march of time... is it possible to confirm that this game will now be staying in its ashcan form? I think it is very good, and a great basis for a more complete game.
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Xavier T April 08, 2022 8:09 pm UTC
according to a dev on the magpie games discord, we should be getting news on a rapscallion update later this year :)
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Graham S April 12, 2022 10:44 pm UTC
Thanks for the update!
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Graham S February 24, 2020 9:58 pm UTC
We had an absolute blast playing this at the Revelation PbtA convention last weekend. The rules that we have in the Ashcan are more than enough to get a flavoursome game of piratical fantasy underway me hearties! Hope we get to see the full game as it has loads of potential. Aaarrr.
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Patrick S September 10, 2019 9:00 am UTC
Don't want to sound snarky, but since Mr Truman is involved ... when can we expect the full version of this?
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Dakota D September 10, 2019 5:18 pm UTC
Hello Patrick,
Mark and the rest of the Magpie Games team work hard to make sure that all of our games reach for the highest standards possible. We're still in consideration on moving forward with Rapscallion as a full project, but we'll be sure to keep folks informed about any developments!
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This title was added to our catalog on August 01, 2019.