Monday, 18 January 2010

Fighting Fantasy Monday: Seas of Blood (II)

Can you believe it's Monday again? I really think we ought to put our foot down and tell this God fellow that his 'time' idea is all very well, but it moves far too bloody quickly.

Anyway, the votes for 20 (plundering desert caravans) narrowly won out over coastal raiding in Lagash. (Almost nobody voted for "patrolling the inland sea".) So off to Scythera we go:

Roll three dice. If the result is less than your CREW STRENGTH, add 5 days to your LOG. If the result is equal to or greater than your CREW STRENGTH, add 6 days to your LOG. Eventually you arrive off the coast of the Scythera Desert, where you drop anchor, disembark with most of the crew and march inland across the burning sands. You come to a busy little village surrounding an oasis - obviously a staging-post for travel through the desert. Will you attack the village (turn to 143), or retreat into the nearby dunes to lie in ambush for any caravan that might happen by (turn to 79)?

Log: 5 days.

So which is it, crew? 143 or 79. YOU! decide.

15 comments:

  1. I am against plundering the village! It is like killing a sheep that lays golden eggs! Or something...So it is ambush for me mates!

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  2. Attack the village!

    It's the first military decision of the game, surely alacrity will be rewarded!

    R!

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  3. I'm with Zak on this one: Pillage the village (143)

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  4. Nay, me hearties! The sun's addled your brains and ye're thinking like jellyfish again!

    The way I sees it is like this - if we pillage the village, the chances are that something will catch fire, an' the smoke'll be seen for miles - the desert being flat an' all. Them scurvy landlubber soldiers will see it and come a-runnin'. All the fat merchants'll come nowhere near us. What we wants to do is lie low, let 'em think there's nothing wrong and then take 'em by surprise. I can't speak for ye, shipmates, but I'm looking forward to wetting my blade on some snivelling wretch of a merchant. And mayhap there's a comely wench of a merchant's daughter in one of the wagons..ahaarrr!

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  5. Bah on ye that talk too much, ye're makin' me head hurt! To the village! Lootin' 'n plunderin', me hearties!

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  6. Ambush the caravan! (We can loot the village after that, one hopes)

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  7. Ambush the caravan. We might need to return to that village before we are done here.

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  8. Lets wait for a caravan, we can always loot the village later!

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  9. Ambush a caravan! attack the village afterward!

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  10. Look at you all bickering like a bunch of scurvy rabble! How exquisitely piratical. I say plunder the caravans.

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  11. "Out with yer cutlass! To the village!"

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  12. The caravan! Surely those merchants be having plenty of booty!

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