Anyone check out Legendary Games' Pirates Campaign Compendium for D&D5E?

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Anyone check out Legendary Games' Pirates Campaign Compendium for D&D5E?

Post by Havard » Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:43 pm

Set Sail for Adventure! From the jeweled islands of the tropics to the ice-choked polar seas and everywhere across the bottomless briny blue, the Pirate Campaign Compendium from Legendary Games offers 448 pages of amazing expansions for any nautical campaign using the 5th Edition of the world s most famous roleplaying game. This beautiful book is perfect for embarking on epic journeys of exploration above or below the waves, voyages to distant shores, or full-on pirate campaigns of plunder and pillage! The Pirate Campaign Compendium brings you an incredible collection of rules for nautical campaigns of every kind, including: Dozens of archetypes, class features, feats, and more for nautical characters like the privateer, and ship mage, new sorcerer metamagic and wild shape options, and tricks for underwater combat like Eel Strike and Sea Shooter, plus new character backgrounds and expanded firearm rules! Maritime magic with over 60 new magic items and nearly 70 spells drawn from traditional Caribbean pirate lore but also from the distant corners of the fantasy world, from Arabia to the Arctic, to the Far East and South Pacific! FIVE complete adventures for characters from 4th to 14th level! Over 40 savage sea monsters ranging from Challenge 1/8 to 23, from coral golems and seaweed leshies to deep ones and the star-spawn of Cthluhu! Nearly 70 ready-to-use NPCs from common pirates to officers of the line, as well as richly detailed and evocative heroes and villains ideal as recurring characters and playable pirate PCs. Simple and advanced ship-to-ship combat rules, plus a dynamic and exciting fleet battle system for running major naval engagements and modular rules for shipbuilding and special ship modifications. Plus tons of bonus material for navigation and storms at sea, fame and infamy, aquatic and underwater terrain, shipwrecks and plunder, shipboard roles, pirate punishment, grog, seasickness, sea shanties, a pirate glossary, and even peg legs and eyepatches! The Pirate Campaign Compendium is your indispensable resource for any 5th Edition campaign that charts a course for adventure on the open sea! Grab this book and your compass and sextant; it s time to leave the shore behind and Make Your Game Legendary!


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Hardcover: 448 pages
Publisher: Legendary Games (February 18, 2019)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0986103586
ISBN-13: 978-0986103582
Package Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.6 x 1.1 inches
https://www.amazon.com/Pirate-Campaign- ... 986103586/

I came across this while browsing through D&D stuff on Amazon. I am usually a bit sceptical about 3rd party products, but I did notice that the author, Jason Nelson, has written quite a bit of material for Pathfinder and other RPGs including some pirate themed products in the past.

Anyone know more about this book or Legendary Games or the author? Sounds like this might be useful for running a Freeport Game or maybe an Ierendi Campaign in Mystara?

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Re: Anyone check out Legendary Games' Pirates Campaign Compendium for D&D5E?

Post by timemrick » Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:27 pm

I backed the Kickstarter, and did a mini-review as part of this post on my blog. (It's the last entry there.)

The short version is: It's a rushed, sloppy, woefully incomplete conversion from the Pathfinder version that was part of the same KS (with nautical material from a lot of other PF sources added in). It should never have seen print without a LOT more editing, and is rather exhausting to read as a result. I couldn't finish it, which means that my my unofficial errata page for the book will remain incomplete.

I recently acquired Ghosts of Saltmarsh and am reading it now. It's a vastly superior book, and it would be much easier to pillage for material for a Freeport game than the PCC. For starters, the ship rules are much simpler. (I will post a Freeport-slanted review of Ghosts to my blog once I've finished it.)
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Re: Anyone check out Legendary Games' Pirates Campaign Compendium for D&D5E?

Post by Havard » Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:13 pm

timemrick wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:27 pm
I backed the Kickstarter, and did a mini-review as part of this post on my blog. (It's the last entry there.)

The short version is: It's a rushed, sloppy, woefully incomplete conversion from the Pathfinder version that was part of the same KS (with nautical material from a lot of other PF sources added in). It should never have seen print without a LOT more editing, and is rather exhausting to read as a result. I couldn't finish it, which means that my my unofficial errata page for the book will remain incomplete.

I recently acquired Ghosts of Saltmarsh and am reading it now. It's a vastly superior book, and it would be much easier to pillage for material for a Freeport game than the PCC. For starters, the ship rules are much simpler. (I will post a Freeport-slanted review of Ghosts to my blog once I've finished it.)
Ah, thanks Tim! I do remember reading your review now, but forgot that was the same book. That is too bad. I think I will skip this release now.

Looking forward to your GoS review! :)

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