The Berkeleyan Skull & Shackles

Man's Promise
11/19/2015

Actual Play – Man’s Promise

Highlights

  • Barnabas throws the Tidewater Cutlass overboard as a challenge to find the new first mate!
  • Vyv finds out what happened to their lost partner.
  • Madi kills Jape while attempting to retrieve the Cutlass.
  • Vyv, Davey and Anand save Ratliner.
  • Anand also saves Aretta and Cog. (But almost kills them first.)
  • Anand trades blows with Scourge and almost dies!
  • Madi brings the Cutlass to Barnabas and is made new first mate!
  • Vyv escapes their life of piracy!
  • Davey pirates for a little while longer but hopes to retire soon!
  • Madi is the new Captain of the Man’s Promise!
  • Anand goes on a recruitment run for Team Murder!
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Pulling the Plugg
10/23/2015

Actual Play – Pulling the Plugg

Highlights

  • We capture and hold the wheel! (Some Radoomi loss of life.)
  • We do not take the opportunity to help Barnabas out.
  • We don’t really stop people from escaping on the dinghys.
  • Vyv stops the ship from going up in flames!
  • Anand (with some help from Madi, Sly and healing from Vyv) kills Plugg.
  • Plugg is dead. Plugg is dead. Plugg is DEAD!
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Ship ahoy! - 10/08/2015
10/08/2015

Ship Ahoy! Actual Play report.

Highlights

  • We are interrogated by Peppery Longfarthing.
  • Anand discovers a Radoomi ship must be nearby and kills their spy-bird!
  • Ratliner is (falsely) accused of being the traitor.
  • Madi finds out about secret spaces from Sandara.
  • Davey persuades the Captain to hold off on punishing Ratliner in favour of looting.
  • We catch up with the Radoomi ship!
  • We board it! (And Vyv, via dolphin, saves Ratliner from sharks!)
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Joining Team Murder
09/22/2015

Actual Play – Joining Team Murder

Highlights

  • Anand improves relations with Sly and Maheem. Davey does with Habbly.
  • Badger gets a bad haircut.
  • Vyv is set upon by Jape and Tilly in the bilges, but escapes!
  • Vyv improves relations with Badger. (And makes a necklace.)
  • Madi, with Anand’s assistance, almost (!!) kills Jape in his sleep.
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A traitor on board!
09/15/2015

Actual Play Report: A traitor on board

Highlights

  • Vyv survives the sweatbox!
  • Madi watch Scourge give Tilly some kind of sign.
  • Davey hooks up with Jack and spies some between-ship lantern-signaling in the wee hours.
  • Ratliner is taken to task for missing the ship that passed in the night!
  • Everyone is obliged to practice boarding – under Riaris’ stern gaze. (Anand and Madi are great at it!)
  • We make (indifferent) friends with Maheem and Sly!
  • The crew is interrogated and suspicion falls heavily on Vyv and Ratliner.
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Into the sweatbox for you!
09/01/2015

Actual play post here: http://www.seannittner.com/actual-play-in-the-sweatbox-for-you/

Highlights

  • Vyv removes all of our sickness.
  • Davey spys Habbly toting a Chelaxian book out of the Captain’s quarters.
  • Madi improves relations with Maheem, Anand does with Sly, and Vyv with Badger.
  • Scourge creeps on Madi while she’s swabbing and Vyv puts a stop to it with some well-placed lightning.
  • The gang pulls out the stops to keep Vyv alive in the sweatbox.
  • Rosie likes us more!
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Reefclaws - Good eats!
08/27/2015

Actual Play report: Reefclaws, Good eats!

Highlights

  • We leveled up!
  • We fought two reefclaw, but survived!
  • Anand killed one single-handedly – with naught but rope, hands and might.
  • Vyv summoned a dolphin. Repeat: summoned a dolphin.
  • Madi overcomes her reservations about getting in the water and finds it disturbingly to her liking.
  • Davey is rescued in the knick of time!
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At rat on board!
08/06/2015

Actual play post here: http://www.seannittner.com/actual-play-a-rat-onboard-862015/

Highlights

  • Davey makes a deal with the Captain to be his stooge. Vyv shows more character!
  • Anand stirs up trouble by asking around about who cut his rope. Jape, Sly, Narwal and Fipps come after him. Vyv’s fog foils Plugg‘s attempt to see what’s happening, but Madi fails to charm Krine. We find out Fipps was the one who cut the rope!
  • We all get many lashes and are briefly introduced to an elusive gunnery mate (Kipper).
  • Davey is, once again, brought back to consciousness by Vyv’s healing.
  • Madi succeeds at making Shivikah our ally!
  • Anand plays (fucked up but kind of hot) Knivsies with Sly.
  • Davey gives Krine a back-massage – and is half-falsely outed as a rat.
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The Storm
06/11/2015

Actual play post here: http://www.seannittner.com/actual-play-the-storm-6112015/

Highlights

  • Vyv makes contact with a parrot named Pluck.
  • Davey gets healed and chats up the ship’s sawbones, Habley.
  • Anand beats Maheem at armwrestling!
  • Madi dances well enough to get the crew off their feet as well.
  • We all pull together to save Jack! Anand swims out to rescue him, Madi throws ropes, Davey turns the ship, and Vyv keeps us afloat!
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Owlbear Unchained
05/26/2015

Actual play post here: http://www.seannittner.com/actual-play-owlbear-unchained/

Highlights

  • We slay many rats! (And Anand, Vyv and Madi get bitten/diseased.)
  • Plugg tries to start a rumor that Fipps & co slayed the rats. Anand pays them back.
  • Scourge’s cronies pay Maheem to poison Anand. (Who resists.)
  • We make friends with Caulky, Shivikah and Ambrose.
  • Anand fights Owlbear for the crew’s entertainment and wins!
  • Vyv heals, but does not quite make friends with, Owlbear.
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