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I still have my (extensive) collection, and I would like to sell it. Interest change, family, etc etc and I would rather sell it to someone who plays than just toss it in the dumpster.
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Head over to www.miniaturetrading.com - you'll find the bulk of the remaining community for the game there.
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034TH wrote:
I still have my (extensive) collection, and I would like to sell it. Interest change, family, etc etc and I would rather sell it to someone who plays than just toss it in the dumpster.

Lots of people still do.
 
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I still do. It is a terrific way to get a quick pirate fix:

Whale's Tale Ale + Pretzels + Little plastic boats = Arrr!!
 
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There have been plenty of Pirates lots sold on eBay. As Kyle said, the miniature trading forum is most active. If you do post on ebay, dropping a note into the "eBay" thread in the Pirates subfolder of MT's forums will get the attention of most of that community.
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I just actually broke this out again within the last week or so, and am introducing a friend to it (and some of the variant games people have created.)
 
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I'll never abandon this game. arrrh
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I just recently dragged my collection out of storage and started organizing it and am working on building some fleets. Hopefully someone in my local gaming group will be interested in playing this with me.
 
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This game is so casual, and can be played in so many different ways that it is worth keeping. I have a few dozen ships and am always on the look out on ebay for deals. I have played it a few times recently with friends who don't really play games. They liked that you have little ships to sail around.
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elTigreCHino wrote:
This game is so casual, and can be played in so many different ways that it is worth keeping.
The original rules to the game were intentionally left somewhat open-ended so people could make all sorts of tweaks and house rules.

Then the initial release completely blew away all expectations and players started to demand tournament rules, so the rules had to be tightened up. That led to years of disagreements and arguments about the rules, and ultimately to the massive FAQ that covers almost every possible nuance in fine detail.


Of course, at this point with the game long out of production I can't imagine that there are many (if any) people that actually still play this using the 100% official rules. Everyone has their house rules, both major and minor, to make the game more fun for them and their groups.

Despite countless plays over the years, I can't recall if I've ever played this one strictly "by-the-book". That silly "more than half" rule (and the rule that goes with it about about splitting gold on sunken ships) is sooo easy to get rid of, and makes the game so much better even if you change nothing else about it.
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Of course, at this point with the game long out of production I can't imagine that there are many (if any) people that actually still play this using the 100% official rules. Everyone has their house rules, both major and minor, to make the game more fun for them and their groups.


I think I might be one of those rare few that do play with all the official rules. Okay, maybe 99%. I personally like to trash the "no treasure split" rule in multiplayer games. It gives payers like me who love their big warships a way to collect a couple doubloons without having to spend too many points on gold runners. Sure it seems unrealistic sometimes, but then, some of the game mechanics aren't necessarily very realistic either.
 
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