Pirates! Free RPG

By on 22 February 2013

Pirates! is a fun lightweight roleplaying game for which the central idea is that thickheaded, reckless pirates suffer epic fails every two minutes but never give up for all that. The author has been playing it for years but it wasn’t until last summer that I published it as a PDF (in French). Last month he created an English version as well. The game is 100% playable and, the author hopes, enjoyable to read, despite his “limited vocabulary.” It contains rules, examples, scenarios, a character sheet, a replay and some random tables if you need ideas. You can download it for free and read the thirty or forty pages in twenty minutes, and be ready to play.

The author hopes you have as much fun with this game as he did.

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 dave.mcalister.org.uk and runs a D&D 5e SRD website at DnD5e.info.

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