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Pirates of the Dread Sea Minis Game Up On Kickstarter

Yarr arr yarr! I loddie the hotpants! Get ready for some high-seas, swashbuckling action with Pirates of the Dread Sea. There's a new, digital version of the game up on Kickstarter. Though that doesn't mean you play it on your computer. You simply download the minis and rules and print them all out for yourself.

From the campaign:

Pirates of the Dread Sea is the fast, fun, skirmish game set in a fantasy world populated by Orcs, Elves, Dwarves and other exotic and unusual races! Previously only available as metal miniatures - which are expensive to ship around the world - all the miniatures available so far are now going to be made available to print at home as STL files, digitally delivered, with the rules being available as a PDF file too. Everything you need to play - except some dice and a tape measure - can now be yours to print at your leisure. 

            Games of Pirates of the Dread Sea are based on a Scenario. Scenario’s usually involve finding treasure, though sometimes they may involve capturing or rescuing hostages, or simply fighting. Each player controls a small Crew of miniatures (around half a dozen) and players take it in turns to act with one miniature at a time. During a miniatures “phase” they can perform two Actions (Captain’s can perform three) such as moving, shooting and fighting hand to hand.

        In addition to a huge variety of weapons, skills and traits which can be applied to characters dependent on their race and experience, Event Cards add another level of tactics to the game. An Event Card can throw your opponent entirely off track, or boost your own forces, whether that be by ensuing the enemy miss a shot, or by boosting your crews morale y singing a shanty to them!

  Pirates of the Dread Sea is a PIRATE war game, not just a war game with a pirate theme tacked on. Everything about the game has been designed to fit the setting, and create fun, narrative, exciting adventures on your tabletop.

The campaign's well over its funding goal (which wasn't a lot, to be fair) with 11 days left to go.