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Talk Like a Pirate and Free Loot to Boot through the 22nd!

Posted on September 19, 2010 by

Drunken Goblin for DriveThruRPG.comShiver me timbers, is that time o’ year again? Today, the world honors the worst sort o’ scoundrel known to sail on the high seas. Why, I’m talkin’ ’bout pirates o’ course! It’s International Talk Like a Pirate Day!

If yer not talkin’ like a pirate today, ye should be countin’ yer gold. There’s a dark rumor afoot that the biggest digital game retailer has set anchor. DriveThruRPG asks ye to row yer boats over to their site to shop their pirate sale and plunder DriveThruRPG.com for treasure. Arr, their beggin’ ye to hunt for free e-books by opening treasure chests throughout their site. Thar be twenty titles in all and ye don’t need to spend any gold to loot their booty. Not only that, but this fine merchant is offerin’ this deal until the 22nd of September.


Zombie Pirates (Collector’s Edition) Available Now!

Posted on September 2, 2010 by

Once upon a time on the Shimmering Seas…

…a terrible figure called Gruesome George rose from the depths. In his wake arose untold legions of ravenous zombies, and other strange creatures. But who or what is Gruesome George scouring the oceans for? Who is the Red Widow? Join Smilin’ Jack O’Hurlihan, Esmeralda, and Dr. Theopolis as they attempt to solve this mystery and defeat the Zombie Pirates!

Zombie Pirates is a unique adventure-strategy game in which players sail the Shimmering Seas battling ravenous hordes. Along the way, they gather treasures, unlock new ships and characters, and build fleets to defeat wave after wave of relentless enemies.


Fast Ships, Black Sails Fiction Review

Posted on September 21, 2009 by

Look, I was hooked on this collection of short stories from the minutes I saw the premise. Seriously, whose timbers don’t get shivered at the prospect of well written, thoughtful pirate fiction? Well, that’s what I was handed when I got my copy of Fast Ships Black Sails.

Ann and Jeff Vandermeer rounded up a deadly crew of writers a list of which kind of staggered me. Some of the names were familiar to me, some not so much, and a few of my favorite writers included. None of these varied authors disappointed or brought me anything less then fantastic pirate fiction. That makes it hard to talk about the collection, as I want to go on for pages about each story, but I’d probably lose you pretty quickly into that sort of dissertation so let me point out the two stories that really rocked my world.

Monica Valentinelli

ARRRR! We Hope Ye Be Talking Like A Pirate Today!

Posted on September 19, 2009 by

Pirate FlagCalling all ye scallywags! Thar be a sale on this weekend on PDF downloads of some really fine games. But before ye click on over to see the RPGNow Talk Like A Pirate Day sale, you might want to stick around some. We’re sittin’ up, takin’ into account that you might think pirates are happy creatures that float around the deep, blue sea and never, ever walk the plank. We’re here to tell ye that yer wrong. Dead wrong.

Monica Valentinelli

Ahoy There! Celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day with Flames Rising

Posted on September 19, 2008 by

Skull and Crossbones Pirate FlagFrom the very depths of the blackest hell we’ve come to parlay with ye about International Talk Like a Pirate Day. All that it requires, is that ye talk like a pirate, for certain. But why stop there?

You see, mateys, after ye watch the Pirates of the Caribbean Trilogy, to study up on the lingo, ye might find yerself in a strange predicament. One that involves dice, your fortuitous pirate accent and a night with your fellow pirate friends.


Phantoms of the High Seas by Nox Arcana

Posted on September 16, 2008 by

New Music from Nox Arcana! Hearken ye pirates and black-hearted sea dogs. Nox Arcana beckons ye to set sail upon the haunted seas where ghost ships prowl the misty dead of night and ancient treasure lies buried far below the endless waves. This epic soundscape explores the mysteries of the deep with dynamic orchestrations, ghostly […]


Fanez-Vous Pour Noircir (Fade to Black) Review

Posted on July 19, 2006 by

Ahoy matey! These days pirates and swashbucklers are all the rage on land and on sea. With roleplaying games like the recently released Conan: the Pirate Isles by Paizo Publishing and the older title Skull and Bones by Green Ronin out on the market, it should come as no surprise that GMs and players alike are on the hunt for some mood-setting music.


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