History TabletopGame / FiftyFathoms

16th Apr '17 8:16:44 PM Theriocephalus
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Not long after the disaster, ships from Earth's age of piracy began to appear on Caribdus. Drawn from their own world by a mysterious force, the humans are now trapped among the strange races of Caribdus. For the most part, these visitors are now just another of the many races of the world. But there are those who believe that these humans were brought to Caribdus for a reason - that they are destined to defeat the Sea Hags and save the world.

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Not long after the disaster, ships from Earth's age of piracy began to appear on Caribdus. Drawn from their own world by a mysterious force, the humans are now trapped among the strange races of Caribdus. For the most part, these visitors are now just another of the many races of the world. But there are those who believe that these humans were brought to Caribdus for a reason - -- that they are destined to defeat the Sea Hags and save the world.



* AnachronismStew - Justified, as the human characters can come from any time in nearly two centuries of earth history.

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* AnachronismStew - AnachronismStew: Justified, as the human characters can come from any time in nearly two centuries of earth history.



* ArtisticLicenseShips - Forgivable, in that this is a fantasy role-playing game and not a historical treatment by any stretch.
* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever - The Ugaks can summon their '[[{{Kaiju}} gods]]' to defend their island if need be. These 'gods' include a giant ape, a [[{{Megalodon}} giant shark]], and a GiantSpider.
* BlackAndGrayMorality - Not only can players choose to be honest sailors or pirates and still be heroes, but some of the plot points require the crew to make decisions where there is no clear cut "right answer".
* BodyHorror - [[spoiler: The Octopons are Masaquani who threw their lots in with the Sea Hags and were given monstrous forms]].
* {{Cthulhumanoid}} - The Kraken, a playable race that resemble the Great Old One. Also, the villainous Octopons, which more closely resemble cephalopods than humanoids.
%%* DerelictGraveyard - The Flotsam Sea.
%%* DumbMuscle - The Grael and the Half-Ugak.

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* ArtisticLicenseShips - ArtisticLicenseShips: Forgivable, in that this is a fantasy role-playing game and not a historical treatment by any stretch.
* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever - AttackOfThe50FootWhatever: The Ugaks can summon their '[[{{Kaiju}} gods]]' to defend their island if need be. These 'gods' include a giant ape, a [[{{Megalodon}} giant shark]], and a GiantSpider.
* BlackAndGrayMorality - BlackAndGrayMorality: Not only can players choose to be honest sailors or pirates and still be heroes, but some of the plot points require the crew to make decisions where there is no clear cut "right answer".
* BodyHorror - BodyHorror: [[spoiler: The Octopons are Masaquani who threw their lots in with the Sea Hags and were given monstrous forms]].
* {{Cthulhumanoid}} - {{Cthulhumanoid}}: The Kraken, a playable race that resemble the Great Old One. Also, the villainous Octopons, which more closely resemble cephalopods than humanoids.
%%* DerelictGraveyard - DerelictGraveyard: The Flotsam Sea.
%%* DumbMuscle - DumbMuscle: The Grael and the Half-Ugak.



* FishPeople - Also crab people, squid people, seal people, dolphin people and (villainous) octopus people.
%%* GhostShip - Several examples.
* GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe - Actually Masaquani can have skin of any color... and they're not from space... It still counts though.
* {{Kevlard}} - The Grael (walrus folk) have it as a racial trait.
* LovecraftCountry - The quiet little fishing village of Dunich...
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast - Blackbeard, Torquemada, Redbeard Rufus, and Francis L'Ollonaise.

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* FishPeople - FishPeople: Also crab people, squid people, seal people, dolphin people and (villainous) octopus people.
%%* GhostShip - GhostShip: Several examples.
* GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe - Actually Masaquani GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe: The Masaquani, who can have skin of any color... and color, although they're not from space... It still counts though.
space.
* {{Kevlard}} - {{Kevlard}}: The Grael (walrus folk) have it as a racial trait.
* LovecraftCountry - LovecraftCountry: The quiet little fishing village of Dunich...
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast - NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Blackbeard, Torquemada, Redbeard Rufus, and Francis L'Ollonaise.
9th Oct '16 8:26:59 PM erforce
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* ShoutOut: In the foreword, the author mentions the Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean films and WesternAnimation/ThePiratesOfDarkwater as his primary inspirations. One of the adventures is a ShoutOut to "Literature/TheShadowOverInnsmouth" via the film ''Film/{{Dagon}}'', and another references the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oak_Island Oak Island Money Pit]].

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* ShoutOut: In the foreword, the author mentions the Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' films and WesternAnimation/ThePiratesOfDarkwater ''WesternAnimation/ThePiratesOfDarkwater'' as his primary inspirations. One of the adventures is a ShoutOut to "Literature/TheShadowOverInnsmouth" via the film ''Film/{{Dagon}}'', and another references the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oak_Island Oak Island Money Pit]].
24th Jun '16 8:20:16 AM Morgenthaler
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* AddedAlliterativeAppeal: ALL Masaquani names have this.

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* AddedAlliterativeAppeal: AlliterativeName: ALL Masaquani names have this.
24th Jun '16 8:19:59 AM Morgenthaler
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* DerelictGraveyard - The Flotsam Sea.
* DumbMuscle - The Grael and the Half-Ugak.

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* %%* DerelictGraveyard - The Flotsam Sea.
* %%* DumbMuscle - The Grael and the Half-Ugak.



* ElementalPowers

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* GhostShip - Several examples.

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* %%* GhostShip - Several examples.



* OceanPunk
* OurMermaidsAreDifferent
* {{Pirates}}: Quite a few: good, bad, and indifferent.

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* %%* OceanPunk
* %%* OurMermaidsAreDifferent
* %%* {{Pirates}}: Quite a few: good, bad, and indifferent.



* SeaMonster: Naturally, in a nautical fantasy setting.

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* %%* SeaMonster: Naturally, in a nautical fantasy setting.



* SunkenCity

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* WingedHumanoid: A race called the Atani.

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* %%* WingedHumanoid: A race called the Atani.
24th Jun '16 1:41:25 AM Morgenthaler
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''50 Fathoms'' is one of the earliest campaign settings for SavageWorlds. The setting blends swashbuckling adventure (with all the usual tropes associated with high seas and pirate stories) with even more fantastic elements than usual (an alien world, elemental magic, etc.) Like most Savage Worlds settings, it makes use of the plot point system, allowing players to explore the world of Caribdus more or less freely, while guiding them towards their ultimate confrontation with the Sea Hags.

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''50 Fathoms'' is one of the earliest campaign settings for SavageWorlds.TabletopGame/SavageWorlds. The setting blends swashbuckling adventure (with all the usual tropes associated with high seas and pirate stories) with even more fantastic elements than usual (an alien world, elemental magic, etc.) Like most Savage Worlds settings, it makes use of the plot point system, allowing players to explore the world of Caribdus more or less freely, while guiding them towards their ultimate confrontation with the Sea Hags.



* ShoutOut: In the foreword, the author mentions the PiratesOfTheCaribbean films and ThePiratesOfDarkwater as his primary inspirations. One of the adventures is a ShoutOut to "Literature/TheShadowOverInnsmouth" via the film ''Film/{{Dagon}}'', and another references the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oak_Island Oak Island Money Pit]].

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* ShoutOut: In the foreword, the author mentions the PiratesOfTheCaribbean Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean films and ThePiratesOfDarkwater WesternAnimation/ThePiratesOfDarkwater as his primary inspirations. One of the adventures is a ShoutOut to "Literature/TheShadowOverInnsmouth" via the film ''Film/{{Dagon}}'', and another references the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oak_Island Oak Island Money Pit]].
24th Jun '16 1:38:45 AM Morgenthaler
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* KilledOffForReal - [[spoiler: Tressa, although there is at least one way clever players could [[BackFromTheDead bring her back]].]]
24th Jun '16 1:38:21 AM Morgenthaler
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* UsefulNotes/TheSpanishInquisition: Expect them. Especially if you are a mage.
21st Dec '13 2:54:52 PM LongLiveHumour
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* TheSpanishInquisition: Expect them. Especially if you are a mage.

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* TheSpanishInquisition: UsefulNotes/TheSpanishInquisition: Expect them. Especially if you are a mage.
1st Oct '13 12:35:40 PM EricaB
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* WretchedHive: Brigandy Bay [[spoiler: until/unless it is sacked by the East India Company.]]

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* WretchedHive: Lots of places, but notably Shark Bay, Swindon, Deiking, Kiera, and Brigandy Bay [[spoiler: until/unless it is sacked by the East India Company.]]
1st Oct '13 12:32:28 PM EricaB
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* ApocalypseHow: Raising the sea level by fifty fathoms (300 ft), destroying the two largest states in existence and wiping out a large proportion of the world's population fits pretty squarely into class 1.

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* ApocalypseHow: Raising the sea level by fifty fathoms (300 ft), destroying the two largest states in existence and wiping out a large proportion of the world's population fits pretty squarely into class 1.Planetary/Class 1. If the heroes don't manage to save the day, things might slip to Class 2 or even Class 3.
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