Barnacles & Bilgewater



Player Characters

Elizabeth Swann Elizabeth Swann played by Jim.

Elizabeth Swann is the daughter of Governor Weatherby Swann of Port Royal in Jamaica.

Jim is a rather gung-ho roleplayer, interested in action, cool fight scenes, and lucrative spoils over careful consideration or puzzle solving. He frequently acts before he thinks, which includes fixating on his own strange explanations for setting details that the GM hasn't explained yet.

Will Turner Will Turner played by Ben.

Will Turner is a humble swordsmith, rescued as a boy from the ocean by Governor Swann's ship.

Ben is a thoughtful roleplayer who tries to think through the best course of action within his character concept and the setting. He enjoys coming up with clever ways to justify the success of his plans within the premises of the setting.

Jack the Monkey Jack the Monkey played by Pete.

Jack the Monkey is Captain Barbossa's pet capuchin monkey.

Pete is an old friend of Jim's. Jim invited him along to join in this new game. Pete designed a character to maximise all the skills he thought would come in most useful in a game of swashbuckling piracy on the high seas, at the cost of being Mute, a Monkey, and Undead.

Captain Hector Barbossa Captain Hector Barbossa played by Sally.

Captain Hector Barbossa is a former member of Jack Sparrow's crew, now captain of the infamous cursed ship, the Black Pearl.

Sally is Ben's younger sister. Ben took her along to the game on the first evening when his parents couldn't get a babysitter for the night. The GM quickly gave her a character to play so she wouldn't get bored. She enjoys the make-believe aspect of the game, but has some trouble separating it from reality.

Captain Jack Sparrow Captain Jack Sparrow played by Annie.

Captain Jack Sparrow is a pirate of the Caribbean with a vain personality and a ruthlessly opportunistic and greedy streak, but a heart of gold.

Annie is an acquaintance of Ben's, who attends his drama classes. She was interested to come along and see what this "roleplaying games" thing was all about, after Ben described it to her as a sort of improvisational acting thing. She is dedicated to playing her character as a real, complex person with motivations inspired by a well-considered backstory.

Non-Player Characters

Governor Weatherby Swann Governor Weatherby Swann.

Governor Weatherby Swann is the governor of Port Royal in Jamaica. He uses his great wisdom and popularity to hunt down pirates and keep the Caribbean safe for decent folk. How exactly he gets away with this is a mystery.

Commodore James Norrington Commodore James Norrington.

Commodore James Norrington is the commander of Governor Swann's pirate hunting fleet. Governor Swann trusts him implicitly but Elizabeth thinks Norrington is a right prat. Who is right remains to be seen.

Joshamee Gibbs Joshamee Gibbs.

Joshamee Gibbs is a friend and crewmate of Jack Sparrow's. He keeps an eye on the rest of the crew and tries to keep everyone out of trouble, which seems to be a very difficult thing to do with so many PCs around.

Pintel and Ragetti Pintel and Ragetti.

Pintel and Ragetti are two members of Barbossa's crew. Their main concern is helping Barbossa find the Lost Treasure of the Phanastacoria so they can lift the curse that keeps them undead.

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