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TOPIC: Skull Tales: Full Sails!

Skull Tales: Full Sails! 01 Apr 2018 04:47 #266785

Skull Tales is a pirate adventure board game with miniatures. First, choose a pirate from one of the 12 different classes: Sea Wolf, Hit man, Lookout, Gunner, Surgeon, Vuduman, Freed Slave, Witch, Cabin Boy, Cook, Captain’s Daughter, or Enforcer. Then, set sail on an adventure to explore the Caribbean. Face off with strange sea creatures, supernatural forces, and the feared Red Coats. Navigate the dangerous waters in search of booty to win the confidence of your crew and avoid mutiny. Finally, become captain of your own ship – every pirate’s dream!


Skull Tales: Full Sail! published by Eclipse Editorial, created by David Illescas, illustrated by Roberto Picó and Francisco Arenas and designed by Jaime González, is a semi-cooperative pirate adventure game for one to five players.

In Skull Tales you become a pirate hunting for fame and fortune as a member of the ‘The Southern Lady’ crew, dreaded throughout the Caribbean. Full of dangers and monsters, the high seas also offer incredible opportunities for those pirates reckless enough to take the risk!

Your character is graphically represented on a beautifully drawn card as well as by a miniature which you’ll use on the different boards. The card portrays your character attributes (agility, strength, intelligence, perception and charisma) in addition to life and action points. Also present is the basic equipment provided to you when you first set off on your journey.



One way to enjoy Skull Tales: Full Sail! is by playing any of the campaigns. These are essentially a set of linked scenarios, complete with captivating narration, that vividly tell a story. You can also choose to play a single scenario independently.

Skull Tales adventures are divided into three different Phases with mechanics and components of their own. The Adventure Phase comes first, then the Journey Phase, and last but certainly not least the Port Phase.

In Campaign Mode, the game length ranges from 60 minutes for a single scenario to over 150 minutes for a full chapter (Adventure, Journey, and Port phases).

During the Adventure phase, you will explore mysterious islands, dangerous caves, forsaken temples, and pillage colonial villas. Awaiting you are amazing treasures and legendary artifacts that no man has ever laid eyes on.

You will use terrain tiles that are drawn at random from the tiles listed in the scenario instructions.This ensures that every game you play is different.

These tiles and the use of miniatures bring a tactical component to the game. Attacks can be ranged or hand-to-hand, and your character can be stunned or knocked down. Also, you will roll skill checks against opponents and in different situations.With such a wide range of options available, every adventure becomes an experience that is both challenging and highly entertaining!





You will come up against dangerous red coats and their officers and cross swords with conquistador skeletons all while trying to evade curses from Mayan mummies. And as if that weren’t enough, you’ll fight the mighty Darkclaw and his abominations ruled by Yemayá, Goddess of the Sea.

All these enemies are also represented by detailed miniatures and have their own card with attributes and behaviours. For this reason, in Skull Tales, you don’t need a player to lead the enemies. Each opponent has a table with different actions that are carried out depending on dice rolls, making their behaviour unpredictable.





In the Journey Phase, you will form part of the crew of ‘The Southern Lady’ sailing the menacing seas of the Caribbean in search of valuable cargo. You will board ships and face the most-feared creatures of the seven seas. But, keep an eye on your fellow crewmates when it comes time to mutiny and name a new Captain.

During the Journey Phase you use a different board made up of hexagons, where you can also find enemy ships to board and sea monsters to fight. Your Captain will have taken on jobs on Tortuga Isle and it’s in this Phase where you can fulfill them to increase your fame and fortune!



Finally, you will have the chance to rest and spend your money during the Port Phase. There are many places to go and several personalities to trade with who can also teach you new skills. You will gamble your hard-earned booty, repair the ship, and listen out for interesting rumours. And it’s here where you can buy a nice pegleg to replace the leg you lost to the dreaded Darkclaw!

The Port is the place to restore health or acquire skills, equipment or rumours (which act as mini-quests for the next Adventure phase that grant rewards to the accomplishing player ), repair and/or equip the ship, and much more!

The actions you take in the Port Phase are measured in time units.Every player has a limited amount of these units and should therefore choose wisely how to spend it.



A variety of characters , enemies and equipment, the chance to play a single scenario or a full campaign, along with the exploration mechanics truly make Skull Tales: Full Sail! a game with high replayability that will guarantee endless hours of fun!

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All aboard, pirate, The Southern Lady is setting sail!
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Skull Tales: Full Sails! 01 Apr 2018 18:44 #266844

Wow this looks great. Unfortunately it'll be out of my current budget. Looking forward to see its mechanisms.
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Skull Tales: Full Sails! 01 Apr 2018 18:51 #266846

When/Where/How Much/English edition?
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Skull Tales: Full Sails! 02 Apr 2018 07:35 #266858

I have the first edition of this game (for multiple years now) and have never played it. The rulebook is a bit rough and convuluted, including working your way through the different phases of the game. I'm hoping this second edition streamlines things a bit.
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Skull Tales: Full Sails! 08 May 2018 12:39 #272893

Greetings friends,

I'm pleased to announce that Eclipse Editorial has launched a new Kickstarter campaign of a great title, Skull Tales: Full Sail!

Skull Tales: Full Sail! is a pirate adventures semi-cooperative game for 1-5 players aged 14 and up. You’ll be able to play individual scenarios in 60-90 minutes or embark upon an immersive campaign that threads several different scenarios together into one captivating storyline.
The game also includes 52 miniatures - not counting stretch goals!

Set sail on the Southern Lady and explore the beautiful Caribbean sea, ripe with fearsome enemies and amazing treasures. Fame and fortune await you! Choose among twelve starting characters, each one with its own unique miniature, to be used on the different boards as you play through the game.

Kickstarter campaign: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/eclipseeditorial/skull-tales-full-sail?ref=bejrdq

The rulebook has been deeply revised. At the campaign you may find it at pdf format.

Make your own destiny and become the terror of the seas in Skull Tales: Full Sail!
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Skull Tales: Full Sails! 09 May 2018 00:26 #272914

Pretty looking, but it feels like a pirate themed Descent, think I'll stick with Merchants and Marauders
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Skull Tales: Full Sails! 09 May 2018 15:16 #272969

Greetings friends,

Thanks to all of you for your support! With your help, we’ve funded the game in less than an hour… and this is just the beginning!

With your help, in the first 24 hours you have unlocked 15 stretch goals, including plastic coins, plastic gems, a cloth bag, new tiles, a prestige dial and more minis... we’ve already achieved the amazing number of 71 miniatures! including the Twins, that will still be available as an add-on after the 48 hours Early Bird.

We have lots of surprises prepared for the campaign that we will reveal to you gradually, starting with a lot of cool SGs. We hope that you will enjoy them as much as we do!

There is not much more to say than thank you - for your support and for helping make this project a reality in such a short time!
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Skull Tales: Full Sails! 10 May 2018 12:51 #273076

Greetings friends,

At this time, we have more than 31 unlocked SG’s, as well as the Boardgamegeek.com fans social goal. Unbelievable!

Once more, thank you for your support!!
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Skull Tales: Full Sails! 13 May 2018 09:20 #273214

Greetings friends,

Because of you, Skull Tales: Full Sail! is able to take to the sea!

Before showing you the impressive list of what’s been accomplished so far in this campaign, which has really set off at a great pace, we wanted to let you know that we’re preparing a video where we’ll see the game being played in English. We would also like to ask for your patience as we prepare images of some of the game elements for future updates.

So, even with 35 SGs unlocked in just 48 hours, there’s still a long journey ahead of us before the Kickstarter campaign ends – which also means more booty!

Let’s check out all the booty we’ve got so far!

- Miniatures (32 additional ones: 2 new heroes, 5 new enemies (26 minis), 2 enemies for the Journey phase and The Twins.
- Cards (51 new cards unlocked)
- 10 tiles (swamp, pit, lava) along with their tile markers.
- 4 medium tiles with corresponding markers.
- 40 plastic coins instead of tokens with aged finish.
- 20 plastic gems representing 2 gold coins each.
- 5 double-digit dials to keep track of your pirate’s prestige.
- The action point compass dial allows you to keep track of spent AP.
- One exclusive metal coin for backers, used to mark who the Captain is.
- One cloth bag with the game’s logo.
- Character sheet notebook to write down stats between games.
- 2 complete Campaigns.
- 3 independent adventures.
- New PVP game mode with 16 cards and 3 scenarios.

Skull Tales is sailing…raise the sails!
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Skull Tales: Full Sails! 15 May 2018 14:50 #273373

Greetings friends,

The English gameplay video is finally here! Many of you have been asking for it, so our good friends from the YouTube channel JueGorrinos have helped us prepare a full gameplay video of Skull Tales’ Adventure phase.

Take a closer look at how the Adventure phase works, and get a feel of the exciting pirate adventures waiting for you in Skull Tales: Full Sail!

Will the fearless crew of the Southern Lady regain Captain Jones’ logbook? Or will the Red Coats put an end to the Captain’s legacy?

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Skull Tales: Full Sails! 20 May 2018 15:41 #273736

Greetings friends,

We keep unlocking new SGs at a very good pace, and we are already very close to finding the treasure and reach our new KS exclusive Social SG, the Noble Rebel and her war dog miniatures!

In addition, we want to introduce you to this new ADD-ON for Skull Tales: Full Sail! in which we have been working on. The game contains tokens that represent 5 targets (for the Adventure and Journey phases) and 12 doors for the Village tiles. This $18 ADD-ON is for those of you want to upgrade those tokens and replace them with miniatures, or even to use them in other games. The chests are placed over the target tokens, and the doors are to be used in spaces of buildings and rooms in the Village.

Due to the huge amount of unlocked SGs we have, we are running out of space on the campaign page! So we’ve had to replace the description on KS with an image that groups the first 38 achieved SGs. But we will place a link to a detailed description and you will still be able to read exactly what they are.

Fair Winds and Following Seas!
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Skull Tales: Full Sails! 25 May 2018 17:14 #274096

Greetings friends,

We have listened to the requests of many of fans, and we can finally announce our new ADD-ON with 40 aged metal coins of 25mm in diameter and a thickness of about 1.5-1.8mm. With our own spectacular design, this great set of coins will bring: 20 coins in copper color, 10 in silver and 10 in gold.

But that’s not all, we’ve also updated the English (http://www.eclipseeditorial.com/skulltales/Skull-Tales-Manual-KS-ENG.pdf) and Spanish (http://www.eclipseeditorial.com/skulltales/Skull-Tales-Manual-KS-ENG.pdf) rulebooks with relevant additions. The most significant one is the glossary of the 6 character classes (rogue, duelist, wise, mystical, brawler and sharpshooter) and more than 100 skills. Characters usually start with a Voyage and Adventure Skill.

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Skull Tales: Full Sails! 30 May 2018 15:27 #274307

Greetings friends,

The end of this step of our journey is almost here, we continue working without pause these last hours of the campaign to ensure that the games reach your homes as soon as possible.

We are extremely thankful to you for all the support we have received during this campaign and for getting so involved with Skull Tales: Full Sail! by spreading the word in your social networks and leaving your comments here in Kickstarter. Because of this, we are giving away ALL the remaining Stretch Goals, and we are going to unlock up to the very last one!.

There are only 48 hours left!
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Skull Tales: Full Sails! 31 May 2018 15:32 #274372

Greetings friends,

The end of this step of our journey is almost here, we continue working without pause these last hours of the campaign to ensure that the games reach your homes as soon as possible.

At a distance, the silhouette of Tortuga Isle can already be seen, but our journey is not over! We still have 24 hours left in the Kickstarter campaign, so don’t forget to tell everyone that they can still get Skull Tales: Full Sail! much cheaper than once the "Late Pledge" starts.



Skull Tales: Full Sail! still sails through the Caribbean, so join us in our cruise, there are still a few hours left before we reach Port!

Fair Winds and Following Seas!
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Skull Tales: Full Sails! 01 Jun 2018 09:52 #274434

Last chance to embark with Skull Tales: Full Sail!

Enjoy these last few hours of the journey. Open a nice bottle of Grog and drink to your enemies’ health because Skull Tales: Full Sail! is about to become a reality and it has come to experience a thousand adventures on your tabletops.

FOR YEMAYÁ!!!
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