The Scurvy-Ridden RPG, PIRATE BORG, Now Roams the Oceans!

Stockholm, Sweden (September 19, 2023) — Avast Ye! Free League Publishing and Limithron today released the scurvy-ridden PIRATE BORG RPG to celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day! Beware: it is highly unlikely that your cutlass and flintlock will save you from the hordes of skeletons, the Kraken, or even your own crew…

Inspired by history, fantasy, horror, and… rum, PIRATE BORG is a standalone spin-off from the hit MÖRK BORG RPG, and now up for looting via the Free League webstore and at hobby stores all across the world and as PDF at DriveThruRPG.

Find out more about PIRATE BORG here.

PIRATE BORG is a game about being a greedy, filthy scoundrel. No prey, no pay. Find a ship. Recruit some crew. Raid, pillage, plunder, and otherwise pilfer your weasley black guts out. Get a bigger ship. Kill some things. Upgrade your ship. Sneak into a fort. Raid a port. Acquire treasure. Bury said treasure. Become infamous. Search for someone else’s treasure. Flee in terror from unfathomable creatures from the deep. Drink all of the rum. Die on the high seas. Roll a new character and do it all again. Dead men tell no tales, so you’d better get a live one as fast as you can.

Included in the 166-page book are eight character classes, easy-to-learn naval combat rules, stats for 18 vessels, 80+ NPCs & monsters, 90+ system agnostic tables, and The Curse of Skeleton Point, a sandbox style adventure with 11 pirate-themed locations.

PIRATE BORG is written and illustrated by Luke Stratton, also known as Limithron, who is known for his pirate-themed battle maps.

About the game creator Luke Stratton
Luke Stratton, also known by his alias Limithron, has been fascinated with the Golden Age of Piracy ever since he first rode the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disney at age 4. Forced to find a new career at the onset of the pandemic, he built a Patreon following drawing pirate ship battle maps. He is the the author and illustrator of the PIRATE BORG as well as Limithron’s Guide to Naval Combat for 5th Edition. Luke lives in Denver, Colorado with his wife and an ewok dog “Yogi”. When not sequestered in his wizard’s study, he can be found traveling the globe with his other professional pursuit as a concert lighting designer.

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About Free League Workshop
Free League Workshop is a sub-label for externally designed and carefully selected independent games that Free League Publishing helps publish and distribute. PIRATE BORG will be the fifth game on the sub-label after acclaimed indie-RPGs such as MÖRK BORG, Death in Space, Into the Odd Remastered and CY_BORG.

About Free League Publishing
Free League Publishing is a game studio and publisher dedicated to speculative fiction based in Stockholm, Sweden. We have published a wide range of award-winning tabletop roleplaying games and acclaimed art books set in strange and wondrous worlds.

Our upcoming games include Dragonbane, PIRATE BORG, The Walking Dead Universe RPG, and Zone Wars – A Mutant: Year Zero Wargame.

Our current game portfolio includes the official Blade Runner RPG, The One Ring™ roleplaying game and The Lord of the Rings Roleplaying for 5E, Tales From the Loop – The Board Game, the official ALIEN RPG (Gold ENNIE for Best Game 2020), the Gothic horror game Vaesen (winner of three ENNIE Awards 2021), the pitch-black fantasy RPG MÖRK BORG (winner of four ENNIE Awards 2020), the alternate ’80s Tales From the Loop RPG (winner of five ENNIE Awards 2017, including Best Game), the retro-fantasy Forbidden Lands (winner of four ENNIE Awards 2019), the postapocalyptic Mutant: Year Zero (Silver ENNIE for Best Rules 2015), the science fiction games Coriolis – The Third Horizon (Judge’s Spotlight Award 2017) and Death in Space, the dark fantasy game Symbaroum, the weird-fantasy Into the Odd Remastered, the cyberpunk RPG CY_BORG, and the new edition of the RPG classic Twilight: 2000 (Judges Award for Best RPG at UK Games Expo 2022).

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