Pirate Seaman

Chinese Pirate Seamen


ST 11 [10]; DX 13 [60]; IQ 11 [20]; HT 11 [10].
Damage 1d-1/1d+1; BL 24 lbs.; HP 11 [0]; Will 11 [0]; Per 11 [0]; FP 11 [0].
Basic Speed 6 [0]; Basic Move 6 [0]; Block 0; Dodge 9; Parry 10 (Brawling).

Social Background

  • TL: 3 [0].
  • CF: Pirate Chinese (Native) [0].
  • Languages: Cantonese (Native/None) [0].

Code of Honor (Pirate's) [-5]; Enemy (Navy) (medium-sized group, some formidable or super-human) (9 or less) [-30]; Reputation (Pirate; To all seafarers) -1 (All the time; Large class) [-2].


Area Knowledge (South China Sea)-12 (IQ+1) [2]; Axe/Mace-12 (DX-1) [1]; Boating/TL3 (Sailboat)-13 (DX+0) [2]; Boating/TL3 (Unpowered)-13 (DX+0) [2]; Brawling-14 (DX+1) [2]; Carousing-11 (HT+0) [1]; Climbing-14 (DX+1) [4]; Gunner/TL3 (Cannon)-13 (DX+0) [1]; Gunner/TL3 (Rockets)-13 (DX+0) [1]; Guns/TL3 (Pistol)-13 (DX+0) [1]; Jumping-14 (DX+1) [2]; Knife-13 (DX+0) [1]; Knot-Tying-14 (DX+1) [2]; Seamanship/TL3-13 (IQ+2) [4]; Shortsword-12 (DX-1) [1]; Spear-12 (DX-1) [1]; Weather Sense-12 (IQ+1) [4].


Most of the sailors who crewed pirate vessels were skilled seamen, many of whom had been at sea since birth. If not born into a pirate family, many seamen came from fisher families along the coasts or rivers. They would raise and lower the mainsail, main topsail, and topgallant; rig the topmasts, and take reefs in the sails in heavy weather, worked on deck, handling the sails and yards, steering the ship, and undertaking the myriad skilled roles of a sailor. Carpentry and First Aid are common skills of these men (and sometimes women), however usually only a handful on any particular ship would have those skills.

Pirate Seaman

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