Another game that calls to me. “Buy me. Own me. Play me!” But with a pirate accent.
When this game first came out I was instantly interested because a) it’s about pirates, and b) there’s a deck of cards. At the time I was heavily into Malifaux, and so I felt I already had a cards-instead-of-dice game going.
Well, Freebooter’s Fate seems to be rising in popularity these days, what with the new Amazon faction and expansion book, reviews up at Frontline Gamer, and even some local minis players are picking it up (they get into a lot of games, and I don’t usually play with them, but I’ve been thinking about joining them recently, especially now that I can come out a touch more regularly). I’m not normally one to jump on bandwagons, but I’m always up for buying into a new game, even though I really shouldn’t. Really shouldn’t. But Meeplemart is now carrying it, and that’s never good for my willpower. I did some looking around the last few days, and after reading Frontline Gamer’s posts, the older week-long look at the game at Miniature Musings of a Bear, and scoping out various other sites (if you go to the “Reviews” section of the Freebooter’s Fate website, there are even more links to reviews and videos and stuff (a.k.a. more enablers for my ‘problem’)).
And now I’m pretty sure I’m going to be getting into it. In fact, I am heading to Meeplemart shortly, and I’m probably going to order the Imperial Armada starter box:
*Image from Freebooter’s Fate website.
Well, I guess I’m skipping to the verdict a little early, then! The verdict? Yes to Freebooter’s Fate.
This is actually a pretty impulsive decision, especially since I was planning on ordering a Junker’s starter for Urban War. But it looks like Freebooter’s Fate is winning the ‘next buy’ spot, and Urban War (among others) will have to wait another month or two. Or less. Because I have that ‘problem,’ remember.
If I go through with it, you can expect some Freebooter’s Fate posts in the coming weeks. The low model count means that I might have another “Crew in a Week” challenge for myself. I think I might put even more effort into these guys than I did with the Ortegas, but no promises.
I’ll let you know tonight if I pulled the trigger.
Thanks for reading.