The loud chatter of the crowd was quickly interrupted as the doors of the smokey Inn parted and a shadowy figure stepped through them. As they swang shut, everyone resumed their business and he walked straight across to the bar in back of the room.
"Oh....it's you," the bartender said with a deep sigh. "What'll it be today?"
The patron leaned against the bar towards the old bartender. "You sound disappointed to see me? And here all these years I was under the impression we are long time friends. That's a commodity that in my business, is very hard to find these days."
The old man dropped his shoulders and poured the man some rum. It was what he usually ordered anyway, and he slid the glass over to him. "Oh, it isn't you, lad. 'Tisn't you a'tol. I suppose age is finally catching up to me these days."
Taking a quick swig of his rum, he let out a small laugh. "It isn't my fault you're old. I just never realized just how old you really are, you scallywag."
"Go to hell, you!" He yelled back as he let out a loud laugh. Then he wiped his hands and propped himself on a stool he kept behind the bar to rest on. "So, lad, what can I get you today?"
The man quietly answered him as he stared at his empty glass. "For starters, some more rum...and a good crew."
The old man leaned back a little, a smile broke through his tired face, and his eyes grew wide with intrigue. "Ahhh, I see." He got on his feet and stood straight as he poured the man another glass of rum. "Well now, Jack, my lad. I can assure you that once again, you've come to the right place..."
Alright ye Pirates, and lubbers of pirates, here it is. Sign up now for a new RPG of "Pirates of the Carribean"! Yes, it had to be done, hehe. This will be hopefully a good game, and I will do my best. Since this is my first online game I am starting, any good advice will be much appreciated. The cast will be small(15-20 players, max), which is fine since I am new to this, and there aren't a whole lot of main characters on these sort of stories anyway. Those who can not post regularly, please make that known. Re-occuring characters are welcome.
Here be the ranks:
Captain - The captain supervises the officers and makes major decisions concerning the ship and crew
First Mate/Navigator (pilot) - Assistant to the captain, acts as captain in the captain's absence, divides prizes and wages, attends navigation, doles punishment, gives on-board signals by whistle or pipe.
Second Mate /Sailmaster - 2nd level assisstant to the captain - acts as captain in captains & First absence - Maintains sails/ riggings/anchors
(The navigator and sailmaster work together. The navigator plots the ship's course by knowledge of maps, charts, astronomy, etc. The two consult on tricky maneuvers (e.g. sailing close to reefs, docking, riding out storms). The sailmaster maintains the sails, rigging, tackle, and anchor. The two keep records, joint & individual)
Chief Gunner - The chief gunner is in charge of the maintenance and firing of weapons, allocating crew to weapons in battle, etc.
Gunners Mate - Assisstant to the Chief Gunner.
Quartermaster - In charge of needs for stores, repairs, and boats: inventories, accounts for ship's needs, makes purchases.
Boatswain (or Bo'sun ) - Allocates crew to maintenance and repairs, inspects, sets watches. in charge of the physical body of the boat
Surgeon - In charge of medicines, herbal remedies, tending wounds and diseases, etc.
Victims and innocent by-standers-Need lots of those. Just kidding
The rank of Captain is taken by yours truly. It isn't as glamourous as you think. I have to keep the game on coarse after all anyway
The rank of First Mate/Navigator is alo filled by a wonderful person who is willing to help me with this adventure, Shalamar.
The rest are available until you see they are filled. When all things are satisfactory, and all riggings are properly secured, we will set sail into whatever awaits us out there. Feel free to post any questions, concerns or comments about this game here. I will answer them as soon as I am able to. The game is PG-13, just as the movie. I don't want anything raunchy or vulgar here. I honestly believe there can still be an awesome game without anything over the top, or topless (if you know what I mean). Most of all, this should be fun for everyone. Thank you, and welcome aboard!
Edited by A Karas, 31 December 2003 - 09:44 PM.