Set Sail With Doom Metal Swashbuckling RPG, PIRATE BORG

September 20, 2023 by brennon

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Played MORK BORG but want to get stuck into a bit more of a swashbuckling adventure? Well, Free League have now made the awesome PIRATE BORG available for you to snap up so you can battle against the salty undead denizens of Davy Jone's Locker!

Pirate Borg - Free League Publishing

PIRATE BORG // Free League Publishing

PIRATE BORG is a complete game based on the doom art-punk MORK BORG. The core game mechanics are all there so it will be familiar to those who have played before but it has been hacked up and split like pieces of eight so that it matches the piratical theme.

As part of the game, you'll be taking on the role of a filthy scoundrel setting sail on the high seas. The world that you'll be entering is like our own but twisted and broken...and packed full of the undead! You'll be able to recruit a crew, steal a ship and pilfer your way through the burnished golden age of sail.

Ability Scores - Pirate Borg

Ability Scores // PIRATE BORG

Within the book, you'll find eight character classes, a set of easy-to-learn naval combat rules, eighteen vessels for you to conquer, eighty NPCs and monsters and ninty tables for you to roll on. I absolutely love a table that you can roll on! There is also a sandbox adventure for you to get stuck into with The Curse Of Skeleton Point. Eleven pirate-themed locations can be explored as you embrace all of the piratical extra rules included in PIRATE BORG.

Foes - Pirate Borg


Having flicked through PIRATE BORG myself, it really is another labour of love from the folks behind it. As a hack of a roleplaying game system, it is incredibly in-depth. Luke Stratton (Limithron) has done a sterling job here and turned PIRATE BORG into an impressive toolkit for those wanting a Fantasy Pirate adventure on the high seas.

You can also get your hands on a Character & Ship Sheet Pad which will be handy for those wanting to record the goings on during your adventures.

With the basis of the rules being that of MORK BORG, you don't have a lot to worry about mechanically but there's just enough bite to the likes of the naval rules. Both PIRATE BORG and CY-BORG are absolutely awesome additions to the range as third-party projects and are well worth picking up. As someone who seems to collect roleplaying game books, this one is a joy to have on the shelf.

I now want to make a twisted version of Guybrush Threepwood!

"Both PIRATE BORG and CY-BORG are absolutely awesome additions to the range as third-party projects..."

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