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Author Topic: Legends of the High Seas  (Read 4357 times)

Offline Furstenburg

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Legends of the High Seas
« on: August 16, 2014, 07:49:46 PM »
Hi people, I'm just wondering if anyone knows of this book is still available anywhere? I've the legend of the old west book and it's a great system for small scale skirmish. friends of mine are talking about piratical adventures but I can't find a copy anywhere!

Offline fastolfrus

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Re: Legends of the High Seas
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2014, 10:11:24 PM »
I might have a duplicate on this one.
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Offline Fuzzywuzzieswiflasers

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Re: Legends of the High Seas
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2014, 10:26:37 PM »
There are pdf versions of the rules available from less *cough* reputable torrent sites with a swashbuckling name  ;)
However the rules are now out of print and the books go for a small fortune on evil bay .

A few of us at our club are discussing switching to the new Osprey pirate rules "On the Seven Seas" because it is a rule set in print and available to new players and likely to be supported in the future with supplements/expansions while unfortunately LOTHS has gone the way of the Dodo

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Offline katie

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Re: Legends of the High Seas
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2014, 10:20:17 AM »
As long as you don't really need the ship rules (and TBH, I'm not sure they're that good anyway), then it is basically "Legends of the Old West"[1] with nautical weapons and profiles (in fact characters and weapons are portable between the two settings -- some of the prices vary to represent the scarcity, but the effects are the same).

And you can get a lot of that data from summary lists.


I do faintly recall some mention that Mr Kulinski was writing a new set of Piracy rules but sadly I can't remember where I read this or who the potential publisher was supposed to be.

[1] Which in turn is basically "Lord of the Rings" with some extra shooting rules.

Offline Furstenburg

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Re: Legends of the High Seas
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2014, 09:43:53 AM »
Thanks people. I may have *cough* already tried less reputable sources due to growing desperation but no joy. I think I'll have a look at the new Osprey system as it would appear from reviews to be along the same lines and only came out this month. The PDF is a reasonable price too.

Offline Lowtardog

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Re: Legends of the High Seas
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2014, 09:52:35 AM »
Thanks people. I may have *cough* already tried less reputable sources due to growing desperation but no joy. I think I'll have a look at the new Osprey system as it would appear from reviews to be along the same lines and only came out this month. The PDF is a reasonable price too.

It may be a better option, looks similar from what I have seen ship wise size of crews etc, plus it will no doubt get support being a new game. Though there is a yahoo group with bits on it for LOTHS

Offline Van-Helsing

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Re: Legends of the High Seas
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2014, 04:11:29 PM »
There are pdf versions of the rules available from less *cough* reputable torrent sites with a swashbuckling name  ;)

I've looked and never found it, I like having PDF versions of rules where the books are hard to replace.

A few of us at our club are discussing switching to the new Osprey pirate rules "On the Seven Seas" because it is a rule set in print and available to new players and likely to be supported in the future with supplements/expansions

To be worthwhile and playable, OT7S needs a LOT of Supplements and Expansions - its weak Tea dude, really poor. (I wrote a mini-expansion for IHMN which my group will be using)

 while unfortunately LOTHS has gone the way of the Dodo

A great shame, its a good set of very playable rules - I foolishly sold mine, but got lucky and replaced it through an LA member :D


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Re: Legends of the High Seas
« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2014, 04:36:38 PM »
There are several listed on EbayUK at present and the list prices are not high, one starting at 99p and another for £7.00.

Alternatively post a wanted ad in the bazaar here, I am sure you will find someone who wants to sell one.
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