Nautical Nonsense

Notes on all things nautical.

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Of Ships & Cannons – D&D 5e

Earlier this week, Brandes broke down the Unearthed Arcana: Of Ships and Sea. I thought I’d test out building a few ships more typical of the golden age of piracy and that I use in my Seas of Vodari campaign. ...
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Naval Sea Chases & Complications

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Sea Chases & Complications The Seas of Vodari – 5th Edition Swashbuckling & Sorcery Everything you need to run exciting seafaring campaigns full of swashbuckling action and magical ...
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Weapons for a D&D 5e Pirate Campaign Setting

Pirate Weapons | Naval Combat Steampunk Weapons | Steampunk Armor | Steampunk Gear The Seas of Vodari – 5th Edition Swashbuckling & Sorcery Everything you need to run exciting seafaring campaigns full of swashbuckling action and magical adventure for Fifth ...
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Naval Encounters for D&D 5th Edition

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Sea Chases & Complications Check Out Our Naval Combat Guide Batten Down the Hatches! Are you looking to run exciting, fast paced naval encounters where all your players ...
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Bard College of the Shanty-Master

Arrrh Mateys! This week we have a guest post from Mark Cookman of Black Shark Enterprises. If you ever wanted a sea shanty singing bard, then you best be checkin’ out this homebrew for D&D’s 5th edition.
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Unearthed Arcana: Character Options for a High Seas Campaign

As some of you might know, I run a waterborne campaign of my own in my Vodari setting. In the latest Unearthed Arcana, Mike Mearls has provided some great options for your seafaring adventures. I actually set-up Minotaurs and Swashbucklers ...
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And Hang the Musikers, Too – Even More Roles on ...

Here is the final post in this series by guest poster Mark S. Cookman. Previously in this series I looked at command officers and mid-grade officers on a pirate or privateer vessel. In this article, we will be looking at ...
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Creating an Archipelago World

It’s been a crazy week and I’m only about 50% done my the second entry in the Adventure Building series. I thought this guest post by Ben Latham would be an excellent replacement for me this week and my series ...
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The Next in Line to Hang – More Roles on ...

Here is another guest posting by Mark S. Cookman for our Nautical Nonsense column. In the first part of this series, I looked at Officer Roles on a Pirate Ship. In this second part of a three part lesson dealing ...
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Officer Roles on a Pirate Ship

Here is another guest posting by Mark S. Cookman for our Nautical Nonsense column. If you are running a game with pirates in it, then you should know what the job entails. It’s not all boarding ships, counting booty, and ...