Number of Territories: N/A
What Makes This Map Worthy of Being Made:
I’ve been working for quite some time on a map that could recreate the buccaneer/pirate phase of the colonization of the Caribbean, a time scope ranging from 1650 to the early 18th century.
The Spanish were the largest colonization power with a lot of bases all throughout the Caribbean. They were bringing silver and gold from the Americas to Europe which made those convoys (Silver Train and the Treasure Fleet) very appealing for Pirates and Buccaneers.
The other colonization powers (the English, French and Dutch) often recurred to pirates to whom they would give Letters of Marque authorizing them to wage war against their enemies (usually Spain) possessions.
Age of Buccaneers
The game board consists eminently on a new approach on the use of killer neutrals. Basically the XML should allow bonus to be dealt before triggering them. This way all loot regions (which are all killer neutral here) could be taken every turn and give some bonuses before returning to their neutral state.
as for the rest, we'd have 8 starting points divided in 2 types of game-play:
- The Spanish
- Blackbeard (Edward Teach)
Sir Henry Morgan
François l'Ollonais (Jean-David Nau)
Laurens de Graaf
All players will start on Level 1 of their commitment level scale. Upgrading levels will give access to new parts of the map and players will also be expanding action capabilities as they move further up.