Today is talk like a Pirate day. How does a traveller space pirate talk?
Some say that pirates are not feasible in traveller. They say that the impies and/or other powers will swiftly crush any piracy. 🙁
I do not agree!
If we look at the planet earth, in the year 2009, we can see that piracy does happen in the most unexpected places. It doesn’t have to happen along the coast of a country in anarchy. It could even happen in the Baltic.
What happened (and why) to the ship Arctic Sea could absolutely be transformed into a traveller adventure.
Remember that a pirate could also be a privateer. Then the pirate would be a lot easier. A pdf-file about privateering in traveller can be downloaded here.
Pirates doesn’t only have to operate corsair ships built using book-2. They could also use old warships or government sponsored privateers build using book-5 rules. That would give the pirates a better fighting chance. 😈
2 thoughts on “Talk like a (space) Pirate”
I tend to think that whether piracy in Traveller would be economically feasible or not, somebody is going to try it anyway.
I agree. Pirates are criminals. Some criminals are stupid, so they will try (and fail). Some think they are smart so they will try (and fail). Some are smart and they will try and maybe pull it off.