Posted on September 19, 2010 by Flames
Shiver 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.
Of course, I’m guessin’ they wouldn’t mind if you parted with a little gold. After all, several fine merchants have offered their wares on sale as well. Feel your spine tingle when you download a bone-chilling tune from Phantom of the High Seas by Nox Arcana. Add a little dark magic to your game with The Black Witch from Bards and Sages or watch the dead rise from Eden Studio’s Arrgh! Thar Be Zombies! supplement for All Flesh Must Be Eaten. If yer tryin’ to avoid gettin’ cursed, then be sure to try out 7th Sea by AEG, hitch a ride to Hyboria on Mongoose’s coat tails or travel to Freeport with one of Green Ronin’s fine products, yar.
‘Course, there’s another haunting tale to be told. We hear that the devil’s afoot in a game ye can play called Zombie Pirates. According to the creator, this game for your computer 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.”
Well, look at me blatherin’ on and on about ways to pass a stormy night at sea. If ye don’t like to game, now’s yer time to scan through the pages of High Seas Cthulhu, a forbidden set of terrible tales and monsters of the deep. Of course, if you’re lookin’ for one of us to recommend somethin’ fer ya, check out our review of Kraken by China Mieville, our Fast Ships, Black Sails anthology review or listen to the sea’s howling wail when you check out Fanez-Vous Pour Noircir.
So what are ye waitin’ for? Drum up some ale and sing yer hearts out mateys. If we’ve at all enticed ye, be sure to sail on over to DriveThruRPG.com and claim yer treasure.
From all of us here at Flames Rising, we hope ye keep the wind in your sails and yer mug full of whatever fancies ye for International Talk Like A Pirate Day!