Letters of Marque & Reprisal
Mark SchynertDevelopment Level: Alpha Test
Length: 1 hour
Originally developed as 'Privateer!' in 1976, but never published, and then hibernated for almost forty years. Now it's back, with a lot of changes. The idea is to offer an operational-level age-of-sail game that can be played quickly, without using dice at all (the original game was very dice-heavy). The tactics are simple, but combat, taking prizes, and even movement depends upon management of numbers you want and numbers you are stuck with. Plays in about 30 minutes with two players, up to 90 minutes with 5 or 6 players.