Thursday, October 29, 2009

A new home port.


Kindly point yer prow over to for all the latest musings, missives and mayhem. You'll be glad ye did.


Monday, October 12, 2009

For the Mother Land!


We're barely back in port from Penumbra and game night is already upon us! If yer plannin' on joining in on the fun this evening, bring a 40-point Spanish fleet with ye. Our Pirates of the Cursed Seas game scenario is in "celebration" of Columbus Day. Tonight... perhaps more than ever... GOLD WINS THE GAME!

7:00 - 10:00 @ Guardian Games - Portland, OR

Be there. Yar.


Friday, October 9, 2009

North to Penumbra!


Join Admiral Hagthorpe MacGuffin, Captain Jack Cross, Jimmy Long Guns, Frankie T. O'Malley and Captain Redgoat as we present another weekend of battle and glory on the high seas!

This weekend, the PDXYAR pirates set our sails to the wild northlands of Enumclaw, Washington as we invade the inaugural Penumbra Fantasy Faire. We'll be hosting our Epic Scale Pirates game during both days of the event, so stop by our booth and join in on a game!

The Penumbra Fantasy Faire!

at the V2 Farm in Enumclaw WA

Saturday and Sunday, October 10-11, 2009

11:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Sail on over to the official Penumbra website fer all the details.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Monday nights. Guardian Games. Be there.


This be yer official warnin' shot that PDXYAR will now be hosting a few hours of pirate gaming every Monday night at Guardian Games in Porland, OR. Show up between the hours of 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM and join us fer a game!

Presently, we're playing these piratical games...

Savage Worlds role-playing campaign, hosted by G.S. Hagthorpe MacGuffin, Admiral: This game be full, but yer welcome to sit on the shore and fling taunts at the players... or sign up fer our next campaign!

WizKids Pirates of the Cursed Seas: Bring a 40-point fleet and sail to new shores with Captain Redgoat!

Pirate card games: Munchkin Booty, Loot, Scallywags

Morgan's Revenge: Bring yer finest (but not American) coins and prepare to loose yer wealth to the Captain's daughter!

Zombies! Treasure Island: A home-grown expansion (designed by Admiral MacGuffin) for the populare Zombies! game.

Or, bring along yer on pirate board/card/dice game and teach our crew how to play!

We'll be keepin' a weather eye fer ya on Monday nights!

- Redgoat

4th Annual Portland Pirate Festival = WIN


The ship is back in port, the stores unloaded and the crew on shore leave. The 4th Annual Portland Pirate Festival has come and gone, leaving the rum-soaked memories of a glorious weekend with some of our favorite piratical friends. There are so many who made PDXYAR's booth at this year's Pirate Fest a success, we're certain that we'd leave someone out by listing them all. But hell... we'll try it anyway.

The PDXYAR Crew:

Admiral Giles Seamus Hagthorpe MacGuffin
Captain Ragnar "Redgoat" MacHaggis
Captain Sir Steevn Basil Drakestongue
Captain Jack Cross "The Rogue Saint"
Francescia "Frankie" T. Sullivan O'Malley- Quartermaster
Calico Chris - Bard
Sonia The Red - Bosun
Jimmy Long Guns - Gunner
Sven Forkbeard - Emperor of the North / Navigator
Arrrlene Arrrthur - Navigator
Sharkbait - Anchor
Bilge Gullet - Cook
Master Fleet Builder Hpred - Shipwright
Dogan (and wench) - Curmudgeon
Captain Kid - Mate

Plus, we're happy to welcome aboard these fine new recruits:

Commodore Guapo del Negro
The Dread Pirate Devo - Mate
Soul Stealer - Historian
El Camino - Mate
The Mistresses of Guardian Games

If ye happen to run across our home port by way of the Pirate Fest, welcome! Aside from running a weekly game night at Guardian Games (every Monday from 7pm - 10pm), we're currently planning more Epic Scale Pirates events over the next few months. Plus, this page will soon be replaced with an uber-shiny WordPress website, so keep a weather eye out fer that.

Thanks again to all who came out and made history at this year's Portland Pirate Fest. We'll keep ye updated with all the comings and goings of PDXYAR as we prepare to sojourn to new shores over the coming months.


Ragnar "Redgoat" MacHaggis, Captain

Monday, September 14, 2009

It's official, NECA acquires WizKids.


In what is likely the gaming industry's worst-kept secret over the past couple of months, NECA announced today that they have acquired WizKids. The agreement between NECA and former-owner Topps includes HeroClix (of course) as well as Pirates of the Cursed Seas. Does this mean that we'll finally see Return to Savage Shores? Will the broken distribution model for the game be fixed? Will Captain Redgoat get in trouble for stealing the name "Epic Scale" from the now-owners of the game?

All will be revealed... we hope.


Monday, August 10, 2009

Tortuga in YARgust!

PDXYAR and Guardian Games presents...
In conjunction with the 4th Annual Portland Pirate Festival...

- Tortuga in YARgust! -

Saturday, August 29th
11am - 10pm
Guardian Games - 303 SE 3rd Ave, Portland

'Tortuga in YARgust!' is an all-day all-pirate gaming event, hosted by PDXYAR and Guardian Games to promote the 4th Annual Portland Pirate Festival. The privateers of PDXYAR will be on-hand to give demos of a wealth of pirate-themed games, including...

- WizKids Pirates of the Cursed Seas
- PDXYAR Epic Scale Pirates
- Savage Worlds Pirates of the Spanish Main role-playing campaign
- Zombies! Treasure Island (a piratical expansion for Zombies! by Twilight Games, designed by PDXYAR's Adm. Hagthorpe MacGuffin)
- A host of bucaneerin' card games (Loot, Scallywags, Scurvy Musketeers of the Spanish Main)
- Morgan's Revenge
- Under the Crossbones (designed by PDXYAR's own Sharkbait)

But wait, thar be more!
- A boatload of giveaways including pirate games and tickets to the Portland Pirate Fest!
- Pirate movies / music throughout the day.
- will be on hand to show ye how to be best prepared for the Guinness World Record Attempt at the Largest Pirate Gathering at this year's Portland Pirate Festival.
- A raid by the B.O.O.M. pirates!
- Show up in yer best pirate outfit and receive 25% off anything in the store.
- Learn to play any pirate game in a demo and receive 10% off anything in the store.
- Stay late and enjoy a special after hours adults-only party from 11:00 PM - 12:00 AM!

Check the following sites fer more information and a schedule of events as the date draws nigh...

And remember, gold wins the game!

- Redgoat MacHaggis, Capt.