Re:Rules Question Attacking Ports
I have been playing Plunder for awhile and I can say that unless you have a ship with a large cargo hold there is not much reason to attach a port in the basic game. Since the larger ships have a much higher pay, you have to decide if it is worth the risk. I would hate to have taken a Galleon as my own ship and be forced to pay the crew only to get a single timber in plunder. Of course if you get lucky and get 12 spice then.....
However in the Commodores version this changes since you can assemble a fleet. That changes everything.