Wednesday, June 10, 2009

In Which The Warlock Assembles a Pirate Crew...

I ran into a slight problem early-on, as I started prepping the "Pirates of the Underdark" game, which I'm only starting to figure out how to address.

See, in Pirates of the Caribbean, even though the focus is primarily on the main characters--Elizabeth Swann, Jack Sparrow, and Captain Barbossa--there are a ton of minor characters, without whom the plot wouldn't move at all. I'm talking about Pintel and Ragetti, Mr. Gibbs, the Nine Pirate Lords and the like...all those guys who have positions on the ship, but aren't necessarily the center of attention.

So, with our Friday Night Pirates finally finangling their way into a ship, they've been having a devil of a time mustering up a crew.

My solution to this? Put it back into their hands. Basically, I've asked for all their unused character ideas--all the ones that have been sitting in the back of their heads--so that I can make them into their very own pirate crew.

However, this comes with a bit of a twist. You see, I'm assembling the actual character write-ups...with minor changes, of course. And, coupled with the minor changes, I'm intending on making them as "piratical" as possible, which wouldn't be complete without backstabbing and skullduggery.

As such, their ship (which doesn't have a name yet! Oi! They've got to get on that!) will be swiftly stocked with a scurvy crew ready to swashbuckle their way through the Sunless Sea.

As it stands now, our intrepid heroes are about to set sail on their first voyage. They're heading to a deserted island, where the creator of their ship--the now-deceased gnome, Melearas--had agreed to ship a mysterious cargo for a strange benefactor with a mysterious tattoo. One only knows what they might find...

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