It’s 1719 in the West Indies. War time, and pirates are also on the prowl. Sea fights, duels, plenty of swashbuckling adventures, intrigues of all kinds, mutiny, romance, betrayal - Before the Mast brings to live the Age of Sail like none before. Which side are you on?
OUR SHIPS NEED MORE CREW!
- a surgeon/ doctor
, 28-55 years of age, from middle to upper class, not from nobility or a too rich family. (He might be younger, but then he is a surgeon’s mate, an apprentice) needed by the British Navy.
- 3 master gunners
- 30-45 years of age, experienced artillery soldier, deployed with the marines. A veteran of the War of Spanish Succession, which he could have fought in on land or at sea. From a poor to middle class family, with some schooling, needed by the British Navy, French Navy and by the privateers.
- one boatswain
- 30-45 years of age, from a poor to middle class family, with some schooling and with authority over the sailors (preferably because he can impose naturally) needed by the British Navy.
- 2 midshipmen
- 14-18 years of age, sons of noble or wealthy families with high connections, needed by the British Navy and by the French Navy.
- as many as possible, anywhere between the ages of 15 and 50, volunteers or victims of the press gang (for the British and French Navy). Privateers are only volunteers. Among them, a jovial older mentor would be welcome, a roguish man in his 20s, and any other types you might wish.
For details on the tasks of each position, check the ship ranks and tasks
.We hope you love drama, action and romance, because that’s what we have to offer here. Being a part of our crews will give you the opportunity to get involved in sea battles, duels, political intrigues and all kind of adventures
. The plot will further develop according to your wishes, as, besides the general plot/ laying, there are several player-driven side ones. Your characters will have crewmates, finding among them friends or enemies, and plots to enter in immediately. The pirates are clearly the enemy, and we have many stories still left to be told…Additional Information/Notes:
The requirements are simple - people who can write in English (not all our players are native English speakers, but they can write in English) and who can post at least once a week for each character/ thread.
Come live with us BEFORE THE MAST
the Age of Sail times! Sharpen your blades, load your guns, drain that last sip of rhum and join our adventures!