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They will not know until sculps are finalized and the mold makers tell them what is feasible.  At least that is my interpretation of what they say.

 

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Ship Names:

 

The Merry Widder Brown - named after a favorite 'charity' - Mrs. Brown's Home For Unfortunate Young Women. Sailors often giving up a good quarter of their pay, and being entertained by the unfortunate young women.

 

The Crowing Cockerel - a halfling pirate ship.

 

Hell's Eye - named after a place - a narrow passage between to lethal rocky shoals.

 

The Contented Vulture - a buzzard atop a well picked skull for her Jolly Roger.

 

The Auld Grump

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1 hour ago, Disciple of Sakura said:

It'd be cool if they did an Add-on of different mastheads.

That was discussed as a possibility on the Thursday night show.

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6 hours ago, Disciple of Sakura said:

It'd be cool if they did an Add-on of different mastheads.

:ik_oops: (?)

 

5 hours ago, Corsair said:

That was discussed as a possibility on the Thursday night show.

But they did call it a figurehead. And that is the proper term. 

 

On 11/11/2019 at 11:03 PM, LittleBluberry said:

I believe that on Reaper Live Ed made a comment about the Dark Maiden and wanting to include that as a figurehead option.  I'd be down with naming the ship that too, but I'll settle for just the option.  

At one point I believe they at least considered/wondered whether any of the existing Dark Maiden sculpts could be pressed into service as a figurehead. No one was certain a conversion would work or if the size/scale was feasible for a conversion. 

 

 

 

Pendrake’s Nautical Primer For Landlubbers:

 

(some excerpts)

 

Figurehead...a sculpted carving, very frequently depicting the name of the ship. Mounted to the ship’s forebeak, (usually found underneath the bowsprit if one is carried).

 

Landlubber...a person who’s never been to sea or is woefully unfamiliar with ships or boats. 

 

Masthead...the very top of a ship’s mast. (Applies only to masts mounted vertically or nearly so.)

 

Pressed...compelled by force into service aboard sea-going vessels. (Cf: press-gang; press-ganged.) 

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7 hours ago, Disciple of Sakura said:

It'd be cool if they did an Add-on of different mastheads.

I think you meant to say figureheads?

The mastheads would be the knobbly bits on the top of each mast.

The Figurehead is the fancy carving on the prow [pointy end] of a sailing ship.

GEM

I can see as we move closer to delivery we are going to need some tutorial on ships nomenclature.

Who says this hobby isn't educational?

40 minutes ago, TGP said:

:ik_oops: (?)

 

But they did call it a figurehead. And that is the proper term. 

 

At one point I believe they at least considered/wondered whether any of the existing Dark Maiden sculpts could be pressed into service as a figurehead. No one was certain a conversion would work or if the size/scale was feasible for a conversion. 

 

 

 

Pendrake’s Nautical Primer For Landlubbers:

 

(some excerpts)

 

Figurehead...a sculpted carving, very frequently depicting the name of the ship. Mounted to the ship’s forebeak, (usually found underneath the bowsprit if one is carried).

 

Landlubber...a person who’s never been to sea or is woefully unfamiliar with ships or boats. 

 

Masthead...the very top of a ship’s mast. (Applies only to masts mounted vertically or nearly so.)

 

Pressed...compelled by force into service aboard sea-going vessels. (Cf: press-gang; press-ganged.) 

Side Stepping Beach Creature,or, [land] Crab...Sailors slang for the above described Landlubber or lubber.

GEM

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Ship's name - The Shivering Timbers.

 

I might get two of the Dark Depths Set ..I have plans..

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On page 627 I started a listing of verified historical names for Pirate Ships, and who commanded them.

The list continues:

Elizabeth - Christopher Myngs 1652-54 [before he turned pirate]

Marston Moor - Christopher Myngs 1656-58 Captured 44 gun Naval Frigate

Centurion -Admiral Christopher Myngs 1662

Note: Myngs was pardoned and became a pirate hunter

 

Blessed William - Robert Culliford circa 1690

Mocha - Robert Culliford 1697

 

Quedah Merchant - William Kidd 1697  note:  Successor to Adventure Galley

 

Happy Return - Daniel Stillwell 1715  note: this may be the same ship as commanded by B. Hornigold

 

Happy Return [sloop]  - Benjamin Hornigold 1714

Nary [larger sloop] - B. Hornigold 1714 [November]

Benjamin - Benjamin Hornigold 1715

Adventure - B. Hornigold 1715

Ranger - B. Hornigold 1716

Bonnet - B. Hornigold 1716

Revenge - B. Hornigold 1717

Note:  Hornigold commanded literally a Pirate Fleet with a number of well known Pirate Captains as his sub-commanders, including Edward Teach [AKA Blackbeard]

 

Marry Anne - Sam Bellamy 1717  note: alt. spelling Marianne

 

Postillion - Oliver "LaBuse" Levassier 1715

 

Queen Anne's Revenge  - Edward Teach [AKA Blackbeard] 1717

Adventure - Blackbeard 1718

 

Wolf - Nicholas Woodall

 

Revenge - Stede Bonnet 1717

 

Ranger - Charles Vane 1717

Lark - C. Vane 1717

 

Ranger - John "Calico Jack" Rackham 1717  note: Formerly captained by Charles Vane but taken away from him by vote of the crew in Nov 1718. Calico Jack elected as new captain.

Kingston - Calico Jack Dec. 1718

William - Calico Jack 1719

 

Fames Revenge - William Fly 1726  note:  Last of the notorious pirates of the Golden Age of Pirates

 

GEM

Who still thinks that Sophie's Fortune is my favorite name.

 

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I was hoping they'd leave the ship unnamed and let people choose their own. People are going to rename it anyway. But I understand "generic sailing ship"  doesn't appeal to buyers as much as  "Revenge of Argent Sophie's Cursed Choice, Arrr!". 

 

For those interested in life aboard a Royal Navy ship in the 19th century I recommend  Ship's Miscellany A Guide to the Royal Navy of Jack Aubrey, published by Michael O'Mara Books.  

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6 minutes ago, Inarah said:

I was hoping they'd leave the ship unnamed and let people choose their own. People are going to rename it anyway. But I understand "generic sailing ship"  doesn't appeal to buyers as much as  "Revenge of Argent Sophie's Cursed Choice, Arrr!". 

As I understand it, the name is more for sales and marketing, and will only be on the packaging, catalogs, advertisements, etc. 

The name plate on the back of the ship will be left blank. 

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Yes, I believe I remember Ron mentioning once on Reaper Life that the name was for what they will call it on their end and probably on the packaging.  Players will call it whatever they need it to be called to fit their game.  A blank name plate is the perfect solution I think.

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