What do I need to start with Freebooter’s Fate?
All you need to start playing Freebooter’s Fate are the basic rulebook, a set of playing cards, a table to play on, and two starter boxes of (ideally different) crews. Each starter box gives you around 300 doubloons’ worth of characters to lead into the fight. You also need a mate to play against, of course.
All you need to begin with can be found on these pages (apart from the table and the mate – that’s very much a “bring-yer-own” situation).
The starter deal contains everything you need to, you guessed it, start. In addition to the starter box for your favourite crew, it contains the full-colour basic rulebook and the necessary playing cards. Even better: it saves you a few doubloons compared to buying everything separately. With us so far?
The mates deal contains everything you need to start playing with another landlubber. In addition to the starter box for your favourite crew, it contains the full-colour basic rulebook and the necessary playing cards. Even better: the mates deal saves you a few doubloons and you share the hire fee with your mate. Shiver me timbers!
What crew to choose?
To make it easier for you to choose a crew, we have given the various crews different challenge ratings based on the way they play and the number of additional rules which apply to them.
The more complex the crew is to handle, the higher the difficulty level. There are three categories:
Beginners: these crews are easy to handle and are especially suited for your first command.
Advanced: These crews need a steady hand which leads them to victory by supporting their strengths and avoiding their weaknesses.
Expert: These crews have quite a few additional rules which you have to learn first.
And then what?
Once you have played your first games with the starter boxes, you probably want to extend your crew. To help you with hiring new people, we recommend our free crew composition tool “Companero 2.0”
You have further questions?
Then contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or use our Discord server.
We’re happy to schedule a Discord call or even video call so we can answer your questions, help you chose your crew, advise you on which models to choose, etc. We may occasionally say “Arrr!”, mind.