Beat to Quarters vs Talk Like A Pirate Day!

By on 19 September 2010

OK folks, its upon us – hundreds of fools pretending to talk like pirates.

Of all the madness the internet has given us, this is the one that drives Omnihedron Games mad the most!

So to do their bit to stop this madness, they have rallied the forces of right and proper people, in the form of the Royal Navy of his Majesty King George III, and made them available to you, the people of

For the next seven days, Beat to Quarters will be $5.00/£3.20 to download at DriveThruRPG.

Do the decent thing and use this veritable bounty to lay waste to some pirates today!

Beat to Quarters is a roleplaying game of action and intrigue in the Age of Sail. Using the Empire! system, players take the role of the crew onboard one of the Royal Navy’s ships doing battle with the French, the Americans and in this case, bloody Pirates! Beat to Quarters recently won 3rd place in Best New Game and 2nd place in Best Support at the Indie RPG Awards at GenCon. For more information check out Omnihedron Games.

About Dave McAlister

Dave has been roleplaying for over 30 years, having played and/or run most mainstream systems with the espionage genre being an early favourite. So much so that, in 1999, he started Modus Operandi. That same year he joined the Sarbreenar “Living” campaign team as their plotline controller before moving across to the Living Spycraft campaign team (as UK Regional Branch Director) in 2003. 2003 also saw the birth of UK Role Players as well as Dave’s first freelance writing appointment (co-writing World Militaries and consulting on both US Militaries and Battlegrounds, all for Spycraft).

Since then, Dave has concentrated on supporting the UK gaming scene. He has organised and run several small, one-day, events and was the RPG Area Manager for Gen Con UK in 2004. His current favourite systems are Dungeons & Dragons (specifically 5th Edition), Savage Worlds and Cinematic Unisystem. He has a (currently neglected) blog at and runs a D&D 5e SRD website at

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