• tommcnellis

Are pirates played out?

The image of lusty criminals sailing the high seas looking for riches has always been a popular story idea. In fact I had hoped to play a role playing game featuring pirates but it never came to be. Instead the closest I got was Sid Meier's Pirates game on the Commodore 64. Too bad I never finished better a poor beggar at the end .

Which brings us forward to the Pirates movies and Captain Jack Sparrow. Disney made pirates "safe" a new generation but I wonder if anyone will ever make them the bad guys again. I am beginning a chapter that will explore some of the pirate folklore, well before the Spanish Main was a thing.

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