Caribbean piracy, presented anachronistically,
from an account of buccaneering on the Winds
(For game rules, see the Quick Start
Aboard the Concorde,
seethed. Bartholomew ("Black Bart") Roberts'
intrigue at Turk
& Caicos had cost him a golden opportunity for
weapons and plunder, forcing him to pursue a lesser prize in San
Salvadore. "Black Bart's" move had thus cost Hornigold standing amongst
brethren of the coast.
(Red is currently holding a Treasure
Map card for Jamaica. He spends his first Action Point and draws an
Action card: Heave Ye Scurvy Dogs.
spends his second Action Point and draws another Action card: Buy Weapons [free
Weapons in Trinidad or Jamaica; 2 VP elsewhere].)
But now, the fates had turned in Hornigold's favor. San Salvadore had
yielded rumors of a lightly guarded store of weapons in Jamaica, as
well as a map to booty. It had also instilled a desire amongst the Concorde's
crew to prove their mettle.
(The wind compass points South.
Under the movement rules, Red may sail freely to any port in the same
shaded area or an adjacent area that is South of his current position.
Red sails to Jamaica, and takes the items indicated by the
Victory Point tile there: 1 Provision, 1 Crew, and 2 Victory Points
(VP). He rotates the VP tile, scores his Treasure Map for Jamaica, and
puts a Reputation Marker on the port. He then spends the last regular
Action Point of his turn to play the Buy Weapons
card that he
favorable wind, Hornigold
south for Jamaica. The
merchantmen in the port yielded a scant prize, but the tales regarding
the weapons and booty on the isle had proven true. Better still, there
was further rumor that "Black Bart" had recently landed in Santo
Domingo. It was but a short run, and the winds remained favorable.
Hornigold quickly readied the Concorde to sail again. If he
he could catch Roberts in Santo Domingo and repay the insult.
(Red is currently holding the Most
Crew Advantage Marker, which entitles him to a bonus Action
Point after he completes the regular activities for his turn. He uses
this bonus Action Point to play the Heave
Ye Scurvy Dogs card.
allows a player who is behind all other players on the VP track to sail
a second time in their turn. The card also costs
1 Crew to play. This knocks Red below both Blue and Yellow on the Crew
tally area, so he
gives up the Most Crew marker. No other player may
claim it at the moment, since a player must hold sole possession of the
lead in a
shipboard item to take its marker - and Blue and Yellow are now tied
for the lead.)
The race to Santo Domingo was not without price. Not everyone aboard
the Concorde was ready to leave the spoils of Jamaica.
Hornigold gathered those he could and drove the crew mercilessly,
striving for every bit of speed.
losing the Most Crew marker, Red is still entitled to
the benefits of the card he played with his bonus Action Point. Red now
sails to Santo Domingo, takes the items indicated by the VP tile, and
rotates the tile.)
Meanwhile, in Santo Domingo, "Black Bart"
and his crew were still
celebrating the spoils of their own prizes taken. They were stunned
when the Concorde sailed into port and made straight for the Fortune.
Hornigold's cries of "Heave, ye scurvy dogs!" were quickly
followed by the thunder of a warning shot. Within minutes, it became
apparent to all that Hornigold's acquisitions in Jamaica rendered
the stronger of the two ships.
(Green's ship is also in San Salvadore. Red has more Weapons than Green, so
he boards Green. As spoils, he elects to take 1 Provision from
Green - giving him the lead in Provisions and entitling him to the Most
Provisions bonus marker.
Finally, Red marks the port with his Reputation Marker.)
Had he so wished, Hornigold could have sent the Fortune to
the bottom of the sea. But though Hornigold wished revenge, "Black
remained one of the brethren of the coast - and thus, by custom,
deserving of a less extreme gesture. Hornigold therefore selected a
prize befitting the honor of a pirate and his crew from the Fortune.
Hornigold and crew broached a cask of "Black Bart's"
finest rum to celebrate their triumph. And the deeds of the voyages
were soon recounted, firmly establishing Hornigold's reputation in both
Jamaica and Santo Domingo.