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Re: Thomas Blakeney

Post by Jason on Fri Apr 22, 2016 2:39 pm

I have always held to the maxim that when it comes to fish hooks, you should never be on the business end of one Wink

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Re: Thomas Blakeney

Post by Stuart Bailey on Fri Apr 22, 2016 7:55 pm

jimbotten wrote:Um...  what would the panel do if approached purposively in pouring rain by an unusually wide stranger of indeterminate sex carrying a large fish-hook...  (and here's Tom just wanting to get out of Albany, down to the coast and away to England).  Oh and Tom still doesn't have a jacket, a sword or any useful weapon (apart from knuckle-dusters and a cosh - don't ask...)

Interesting.......we seem to have had debates on the forum concerning Lance V Sword & also Sword Thrusting V Sword Slashing.

Now its Black-Jack style cosh V Stevadores Hook as the favourite weapon for the Street Fighting man.

Is it just me who thinks Tom is lowering the tone of this debate? Surely a gentleman should carry a small sword? Or at a pinch a pistol or a knife.

But favoured weapon of a kidnapper v a pirates weapon this is starting to sound like a "debate" between Slavers.......has Tom fallen out with the HWIC?
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Re: Thomas Blakeney

Post by The Real Louis on Sat Apr 23, 2016 9:52 am

Stuart Bailey wrote: But favoured weapon of a kidnapper v a pirates weapon this is starting to sound like a "debate" between Slavers.......has Tom fallen out with the HWIC?  


Hmm, interesting... Not that he knows of, but as a player... He might have "inherited" a large amount of cash which they might view as theirs. Or he might be escorting someone incognito of interest to them? He also seems to have received the "black spot" from some biblical fundamentalists??!! Life gets complicated. And all he wants is to get safe home to good old blighty (!)

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Re: Thomas Blakeney

Post by Stuart Bailey on Sat Apr 23, 2016 10:39 am

jimbotten wrote:
Stuart Bailey wrote: But favoured weapon of a kidnapper v a pirates weapon this is starting to sound like a "debate" between Slavers.......has Tom fallen out with the HWIC?  


Hmm, interesting...  Not that he knows of, but as a player...  He might have "inherited" a large amount of cash which they might view as theirs.  Or he might be escorting someone incognito of interest to them?  He also seems to have received the "black spot" from some biblical fundamentalists??!!  Life gets complicated.  And all he wants is to get safe home to good old blighty (!)


The good old "black spot" normally means Tom is under sentance of death from the Breathern of the Coast AKA the Pirate Brotherhood.

Of course this being G7 its not as simple as that since the Brotherhood is split down the middle and in a state of civil war.

Mention of biblical fundamentalists would seem to indicate the Orange Order/HWIC faction rather than Blackbeard and the Sons of Liberty.

So my guess is that Tom now needs to avoid area's HWIC influence and area's were the French Navy may be welcome.  Gosh that would seem to leave very few safe places.

Has Tom ever considered conversion to Islam, growing a beard & joining the Ottoman or Persian Navy?
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Re: Thomas Blakeney

Post by Kingmaker on Sat Apr 23, 2016 11:55 am

Prussia needs some good men


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Re: Thomas Blakeney

Post by The Real Louis on Sat Apr 23, 2016 12:12 pm

Lord, it's taken me three months (and counting) so far to try to buy a jacket - how long to grow a beard, change religion, and get halfway round the world?
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Re: Thomas Blakeney

Post by Jason on Sat Apr 23, 2016 12:27 pm

Quick question, something always wondered about. How do rulers of nations interact with Swashbuckler characters? Do they just send them a letter, like any other player?
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Post by Kingmaker on Sat Apr 23, 2016 1:31 pm

Yes I have had quite a few


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Re: Thomas Blakeney

Post by The Real Louis on Sat Apr 23, 2016 5:20 pm

Exchanging letters is the easy part (as long as the swashbuckler has a few guineas). Doing stuff like co-operating, or transferring large amounts of money can get pretty tricky and drawn-out (in Tom's experience). (Thanks Richard.)

Back to the Black Spot, does the pirate brotherhood normally employed a fly-leaf from the Bible for this purpose??
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Re: Thomas Blakeney

Post by The Real Louis on Tue May 24, 2016 7:23 pm

Dear oh dear - just when you thought things couldn't get more off course... There Tom was, walking peacefully along in the general direction of a supplier of coats when the aforementioned "man with a fishhook" turned up. Made elaborate plans to come to grips with him - come the turn - he has a blunderbuss underneath his coat! Tom's overdue Gambling twitch sets in and he throws himself into the river. The blunderbuss fails to go off, Tom almost drowns and now, at the start of the next turn, he's washed-up half-frozen in the middle of a featureless forest, with nothing to eat but the gold in his pockets, and no weapons (and no coat - in January - in Canada!) Sigh. Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes
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Re: Thomas Blakeney

Post by The Real Louis on Wed Jun 29, 2016 5:15 pm

Exit, pursued by a bear.  (Having washed up in the middle of the wilderness last turn, Tom went through some very logical operations and opted to walk upstream back to Albany.  Somehow he seems to have ended up overlooking James Bay, which I make to be downstream of his last position.  Unarmed and unfed and un-jacketed, he now perceives a skinny-looking black bear loping toward him looking hopeful for its mid-winter snack.  Currently the only plan that comes to mind is to lie down and die...)
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Re: Thomas Blakeney

Post by Kingmaker on Wed Jun 29, 2016 5:37 pm

ahhh crap are we both doomed?

I would suggest throwing it a salmon from the river and legging it. At least you can run I am down and not able to move!


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Re: Thomas Blakeney

Post by Rozwi_Game10 on Wed Jun 29, 2016 7:03 pm

Think positive! confused

If life gives you lemons, make lemonade. If Agema throws a bear in your path, consider the possibility of solving your coat problem. Though skinning the bear might be difficult ... not to say killing it first, with your bare hands.

You don't have any honey, or marmalade, on you, by any chance? Very Happy
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Re: Thomas Blakeney

Post by The Real Louis on Thu Jun 30, 2016 10:25 am

...not even a toothbrush...
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Re: Thomas Blakeney

Post by The Real Louis on Tue Aug 02, 2016 11:13 am

Close readers of the Press will be aware that TB is no more... (I was running short of game-playing time and this position was the easiest to sacrifice.) Anyone wanting to hunt for Tom's (substantial!) hidden treasure has been given a few clues. Apologies to King James for dropping on him, life just got too difficult.

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