Welcome to Beat to Quarters, a Play-by-Post Text Roleplay set in 1741. It's the Age of Sail, and also the Age of Piracy here in the West Indies. Will you fight for King and Country and uphold the law here at the edge of colonial civilization? Or will you pillage and plunder to your black heart's content? The wind's a-blowin' and the sea awaits, so prepare for adventure...

The Tale So Far

September, 1741:

Madre de Dios, a Spanish galleon loaded with gold, is on her way back to Europe with her convoy. But an ambush lies in wait for her in the Inaguas the Sea Hound is planning a bold assault on the larger ship, her pirate crew willing to risk it all for gold and glory. But Sea Hound is both predator and prey, as the HMS Steadfast closes in for another encounter with her quarry. The deadly showdown between the three forces is fast approaching...

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After "Beat to Quarters" closed, "Before the Mast" is the site leading the stories in the West Indies... but in 1720. Active since August 2010.

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The Ship's Documents

Officers on Deck
You may contact the staff through the private message link in their profiles.

(Lei, Lioe)

(Ian, Nyell)

Ship Captains:
Jonathan Silas Thorne
Captain of the Steadfast
Rodrigo Sol Valera
Captain of the Sea Hound

Featured Seadog

Featured Player:
Daniel Hedge, Annette Williams

Liz's enthusiasm, dedication, and talent all make her an invaluable member of the BtQ community! Her recent character, Dr. Daniel Hedge has proved to be a fine addition to Steadfast's crew, and a source of brilliant posting. Her commitment to character development makes each of her posts a joy to read.


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The Seven Seas
Posted: Apr 22 2009, 01:04 AM


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To make a new character, fill out this form, and then post it in 'Pending Applications' - please title your thread with your character's name [last name, first name]. This form is to be used for both Primary Characters, and Temporary Characters (for more info on Temps, click here). If possible, please do not post unfinished applications; we will only review complete applications. Thank you!

- Player Info -

Name/nickname: What can we call you? (Doesn't have to be a real name, just something you'll respond to)

AIM/e-mail/whatnot: How can we best contact you?

Substitute players: Which player(s) will be writing your character when you are absent? (You can fill this out later, once you've gotten to know the players. And please get their agreement before giving them the job. Or put "any one".)

- Character info -

Name: What is your character's full, real name?

Nickname/Alias: What do people commonly call you? Does your character have an alias?

Age: This is a no-brainer

Gender: There are generally only 2 answers here....

Rank/Occupation: Got a rank aboard ship? A job in a whorehouse? Do let us know. Please note: your first character needs to be a ship-based character since that is the focus of our RPG; additional characters can be land-dwelling.

Appearance: This should be a decent paragraph - eyes, hair length and color, skin tone, height, build, clothing, miscellaneous features, etc.

Personality: How does your character behave? What's their outlook on life? How do they react around other people?

Bio: Give us a little background on your character. This and personality should be the meatiest sections of your character sheet!

Birthplace: Where are you from? Were you born down the street, or did you immigrate across the ocean?

Family: It's all relative. Got siblings? Parents? Kids of your own?

Skills: What are you good at? What are your talents, and what do you think you can do better than everyone else?

Weaknesses: We all have our flaws. Your weakness should be real and exploitable. Don't just say "she cares about other people too much" or "he's a loner." How does this affect them in a negative way? Is there something they're particularly bad at? What hinders them in life? How can people hurt them?

Anything Else: Random tidbits you wanna share.


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