“The journey was going well, The Heron and her crew were making excellent time and the anticipation of a new life in the Americas for those on board was almost tangible in the air.
The freak storm came out of nowhere. The Boatswain wailed that it was a ship killer – unnatural, furious, God’s wrath coming for whatever Jonah they had among the passengers. Then, with a crack like a cat o’ ninetales, one by one the rigging snapped from forecastle to quarterdeck. A great scream filled the ears of everyone on deck, joined by their own screams when they realised what it was – the mainmast ripping itself apart; held in place for a moment by the remains of the rigging and then…
You wake up on a broad shore, your face in the warm water of the shallows. You cough, heave up the water that feels like it’s still rattling inside you, roll over onto your back and feel the morning sun on your face.
Welcome to the Archipelago.”
Hello and welcome to Buccaneers of the Damned, a game of pirates, seafarers and the unimaginable terrors of the new world!
Buccaneers of Damned is a “film-sim” style game, with many linear adventures falling from a central story hub. Rather than ruin the experience of learning a new world by making you scroll through pages of background lore, new players start with a small amount of background knowledge. We allow the game and plot to grow organically, encouraging you to establish yourself within the story, filling in the gaps as you go.
Everyone starts with the same amount of in-game information and we encourage you to explore from there. The setting we have chosen is made up of an Archipelago of islands and is large enough to give us years of wonder, mystery and adventure as the story is shaped by the players.
Like everyone at their first game, you will have to spend some time finding your feet, but we also believe some of the very best role-play and stories come from the experiences at your first event; regardless of the other players, how you interact with the game from this point on will set your direction for the future.
Buccaneers of the Damned is a gritty swashbuckling enterprise, with elements of horror and intrigue by the bucket full. Come and join the fun!