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    Default Good RPG system for pirates?

    Like the title says.

    I'm looking for a "Curse of the Caribbean"-esque system, with guns, cannons and voodoo.
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    7th Sea is pretty excellent for swashbuckling adventure. Getting the books may be difficult, mind you, but if you can, I think they can do everything you're looking to - and it's quite fun to play.
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    Furry Pirates!


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    Savage Worlds works very well - they have a stand-alone book Pirates of the Spanish Main, and a fantasy sourcebook for the main game line called "50 Fathoms". I've run 50 Fathoms on several occasions, and love it as a sandbox setting with an overall plot the characters can completely ignore if they are just having fun being pirates, privateers, merchants, or naval officers.

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    Too late... 7th sea and Pirates of the Spanish Main were already named.
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    I likewise recommend 50 Fathoms. Shane Hensley has stated often that the 50 Fathoms campaign is one of the best they've ever produced and I don't disagree with him one bit. If you don't care for the entire setting and campaign, you can get the Player's Guide for $10. The complete setting book is $20.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kalaska'Agathas View Post
    7th Sea is pretty excellent for swashbuckling adventure. Getting the books may be difficult, mind you, but if you can, I think they can do everything you're looking to - and it's quite fun to play.
    On the bright side, you can get the PDFs from drive thru RPG quite inexpensively.

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    I agree with anyone who says 7th Sea. Now, I have yet to actually get to play a game, but it really seems one of the best swashbuckler systems I have ever seen.

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    I am forever obligated to pimp Pirates vs. Ninjas, located on this very board. It's a bit silly, so it might not be for you if you want a "serious" pirate game, but it still works well as a system outside of its intended genre. We've run My Little Pony with it to great effect.
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