68 episodes

A7XfanBen, Xerecs, Godmason and others discuss all things related to Wizkids Pirates Constructible Strategy Game!  Set reviews, custom game piece reviews, random topic discussion, stories and more!

Pirates CSG Podcast A7XfanBen

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    • 4.9 • 7 Ratings

A7XfanBen, Xerecs, Godmason and others discuss all things related to Wizkids Pirates Constructible Strategy Game!  Set reviews, custom game piece reviews, random topic discussion, stories and more!

    Pirates CSG Podcast: Mike Mulvihill Supercut

    Pirates CSG Podcast: Mike Mulvihill Supercut

    Questions of the Day:

    Ben: Would you buy a similar but not compatible version of the Pirates of the Spanish Main IP from Wizkids? (similar theme and artwork, but not compatible with the original CSG)

    Mike: Would you be interested in a scenario model of play?

    How do you play the game?  Do you play it for a 30 minute quick game, or larger games that take longer?

    Would you have liked to see the minor faction storylines in more of the sets?

    Mike Mulvhill is one of the true giants of Wizkids Pirates CSG history, having designed the majority of the game pieces!  He was heavily involved in numerous aspects of the game from Spanish Main through Rise of the Fiends, and helped with certain aspects on Fire and Steel.  The game was basically his in terms of game design, concept creation, game mechanics and gameplay concepts, as well as rules, factions, and the specific individual game pieces.

    Questions thread: https://pirateswithben.com/forums/topic/submit-your-questions-for-pirates-game-piece-creator-designer-mike-mulvihill/

    Master Spreadsheet: http://bit.ly/PiratesCSGMasterSpreadsheet

    Tilor’s database: https://tilorfire27.github.io/PiratesCSGDB/index.html

    150 point game referenced: https://pirateswithben.com/4×150-in-redmond-washington-september-9th-2023/

    Schooner stern turn example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FxY_W6zkE_o

    Pokeships: https://pirateswithben.com/what-is-a-pokeship/

    RotF checklist: https://pirateswithben.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/08/Checklist-RoF-Front-scaled.jpg

    Pokeships: https://pirateswithben.com/what-is-a-pokeship/

    WotC patent: https://patents.google.com/patent/US7201374B2/en

    News article about settlement between Wizkids and WotC: https://icv2.com/articles/games/view/12811/wotc-wizkids-settle-lawsuit

    Court case: https://pirateswithben.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Wizkids_CSG_complaint_2007.pdf

    MT thread about faction discounts: https://pirateswithben.com/apparently-american-ships-automatically-costed-1-point-more-miniature-trading-forum-thread/

    SimCost: https://psmlist.com/public/blog/documentation_simcost

    UDC: https://psmlist.com/public/blog/documentation_udc

    Game Mode options for ban lists/etc: https://pirateswithben.com/game-modes-for-playing-pirates-csg/

    Customs Database: https://bit.ly/CustomsDatabase

    SOE version: https://pirateswithben.com/pirates-constructible-strategy-game-online/

    Wizkids Pirates forum via the Internet Archive: https://web.archive.org/web/20081225232002/http://forum.wizkidsgames.com/forumdisplay.php?forumid=180

    Giant ships at GenCon 2007: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/0e/Gen_Con_Indy_2007_exhibit_hall_-_Pirates%21_large_scale_models.JPG

    Facebook group post about the Alliance Open House announcement: https://www.facebook.com/groups/PiratesCSG/posts/7088056634567258/

    Ravensburger/Villainous: https://www.ravensburger.us/discover/games/marvel-villainous/index.html

    His IG: https://www.instagram.com/prime_runner/

    Pirates CSG on eBay: https://ebay.us/5C1kyR (affiliate link - purchasing through it will help support my content and efforts with the game!)

    Uncut sheets:

    https://pirateswithben.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/DJC-uncut-sheets.jpg

    https://pirateswithben.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/RV-and-BC-uncut-sheets.jpg

    https://pirateswithben.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/SCS-Uncut-sheet-about-8.25-inches-high-Matt-L-scaled.jpg

    https://pirateswithben.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/SCS-Uncut-sheet-about-11.25-inches-wide-Matt-L-scaled.jpg

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    Pirates CSG Podcast #67: Mike Mulvihill (Part 8: The Future of the Game)

    Pirates CSG Podcast #67: Mike Mulvihill (Part 8: The Future of the Game)

    Questions of the Day:

    Ben: Would you buy a similar but not compatible version of the Pirates of the Spanish Main IP from Wizkids? (similar theme and artwork, but not compatible with the original CSG)

    Mike: Would you be interested in a scenario model of play?

    How do you play the game?  Do you play it for a 30 minute quick game, or larger games that take longer?

    Would you have liked to see the minor faction storylines in more of the sets?

    Mike Mulvhill is one of the true giants of Wizkids Pirates CSG history, having designed the majority of the game pieces!  He was heavily involved in numerous aspects of the game from Spanish Main through Rise of the Fiends, and helped with certain aspects on Fire and Steel.  The game was basically his in terms of game design, concept creation, game mechanics and gameplay concepts, as well as rules, factions, and the specific individual game pieces.

    Questions thread: https://pirateswithben.com/forums/topic/submit-your-questions-for-pirates-game-piece-creator-designer-mike-mulvihill/

    Facebook group post about the Alliance Open House announcement: https://www.facebook.com/groups/PiratesCSG/posts/7088056634567258/

    Ravensburger/Villainous: https://www.ravensburger.us/discover/games/marvel-villainous/index.html

    His IG: https://www.instagram.com/prime_runner/

    Pirates CSG on eBay: https://ebay.us/5C1kyR (affiliate link - purchasing through it will help support my content and efforts with the game!)


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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Pirates CSG Podcast #66: Mike Mulvihill (Part 7: Online Version, Game Direction, PotC IP, Collecting Discussion)

    Pirates CSG Podcast #66: Mike Mulvihill (Part 7: Online Version, Game Direction, PotC IP, Collecting Discussion)

    Mike Mulvhill is one of the true giants of Wizkids Pirates CSG history, having designed the majority of the game pieces!  He was heavily involved in numerous aspects of the game from Spanish Main through Rise of the Fiends, and helped with certain aspects on Fire and Steel.  The game was basically his in terms of game design, concept creation, game mechanics and gameplay concepts, as well as rules, factions, and the specific individual game pieces.

    Questions thread: https://pirateswithben.com/forums/topic/submit-your-questions-for-pirates-game-piece-creator-designer-mike-mulvihill/

    SOE version: https://pirateswithben.com/pirates-constructible-strategy-game-online/

    Wizkids Pirates forum via the Internet Archive: https://web.archive.org/web/20081225232002/http://forum.wizkidsgames.com/forumdisplay.php?forumid=180

    Giant ships at GenCon 2007: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/0e/Gen_Con_Indy_2007_exhibit_hall_-_Pirates%21_large_scale_models.JPG

    Master Spreadsheet: http://bit.ly/PiratesCSGMasterSpreadsheet

    Tilor’s database: https://tilorfire27.github.io/PiratesCSGDB/index.html

    Pirates CSG on eBay: https://ebay.us/5C1kyR (affiliate link - purchasing through it will help support my content and efforts with the game!)

    Take the podcast survey! https://goo.gl/forms/CsnwVmi3qhtqik323Feel free to rate and review the podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/pirates-csg-podcast/id1258016060


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    • 45 min
    Pirates CSG Podcast #65: Mike Mulvihill (Part 6: Customs Review and Game Piece Creation Philosophy)

    Pirates CSG Podcast #65: Mike Mulvihill (Part 6: Customs Review and Game Piece Creation Philosophy)

    Mike Mulvhill is one of the true giants of Wizkids Pirates CSG history, having designed the majority of the game pieces!  He was heavily involved in numerous aspects of the game from Spanish Main through Rise of the Fiends, and helped with certain aspects on Fire and Steel.  The game was basically his in terms of game design, concept creation, game mechanics and gameplay concepts, as well as rules, factions, and the specific individual game pieces.

    Questions thread: https://pirateswithben.com/forums/topic/submit-your-questions-for-pirates-game-piece-creator-designer-mike-mulvihill/

    Customs Database: https://bit.ly/CustomsDatabase

    Master Spreadsheet: http://bit.ly/PiratesCSGMasterSpreadsheet

    Tilor’s database: https://tilorfire27.github.io/PiratesCSGDB/index.html

    Pirates CSG on eBay: https://ebay.us/5C1kyR (affiliate link - purchasing through it will help support my content and efforts with the game!)


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    • 46 min
    Pirates CSG Podcast #64: Mike Mulvihill (Part 5: Point Costing, Playtesting, Player Types and more)

    Pirates CSG Podcast #64: Mike Mulvihill (Part 5: Point Costing, Playtesting, Player Types and more)

    Mike Mulvhill is one of the true giants of Wizkids Pirates CSG history, having designed the majority of the game pieces!  He was heavily involved in numerous aspects of the game from Spanish Main through Rise of the Fiends, and helped with certain aspects on Fire and Steel.  The game was basically his in terms of game design, concept creation, game mechanics and gameplay concepts, as well as rules, factions, and the specific individual game pieces.

    Questions thread: https://pirateswithben.com/forums/topic/submit-your-questions-for-pirates-game-piece-creator-designer-mike-mulvihill/

    Master Spreadsheet: http://bit.ly/PiratesCSGMasterSpreadsheet

    Tilor’s database: https://tilorfire27.github.io/PiratesCSGDB/index.html

    SimCost: https://psmlist.com/public/blog/documentation_simcost

    UDC: https://psmlist.com/public/blog/documentation_udc

    Game Mode options for ban lists/etc: https://pirateswithben.com/game-modes-for-playing-pirates-csg/

    Pirates CSG on eBay: https://ebay.us/5C1kyR (affiliate link - purchasing through it will help support my content and efforts with the game!)

    Take the podcast survey! https://goo.gl/forms/CsnwVmi3qhtqik323

    Feel free to rate and review the podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/pirates-csg-podcast/id1258016060


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    • 1 hr 13 min
    Pirates CSG Podcast #63: Ethan Pasternack! (Styrene Design, Prototyping, Graphic Design, and more)

    Pirates CSG Podcast #63: Ethan Pasternack! (Styrene Design, Prototyping, Graphic Design, and more)

    Questions of the Day: 

    (Ben) What is your favorite ship type to build and why?

    (Ethan) What is your favorite ship type to look at and why?

    Questions thread: https://pirateswithben.com/forums/topic/submit-your-questions-for-prototyping-lead-and-ship-designer-ethan-pasternack/

    Ship shapes quick reference: https://psmlist.com/public/technicalshapes

    GenCon 2007 giant ships: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/0e/Gen_Con_Indy_2007_exhibit_hall_-_Pirates%21_large_scale_models.JPG

    Database with all game pieces: https://tilorfire27.github.io/PiratesCSGDB/index.html

    Adventure Book with graphic design credits: https://pirateswithben.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/Adventure-Book-Compendium-compressed.pdf

    Starfield game: https://bethesda.net/en/game/starfield

    Pirates CSG on eBay: https://ebay.us/5C1kyR (affiliate link - purchasing through it will help support my content and efforts with the game!)

    Sorry if the audio is inconsistent on this one, I had to make a lot of edits just to make it better than the raw version.


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    • 1 hr 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

Ahimoth5478 ,

Love this 🖤🖤🖤

Thank you Ben for helping to keep the game alive!! You’ve definitely inspired me to play the game and to make my own stories!!!

MaillerKait ,

Great content and passion, lower audio quality

I just got back into this game and I am SO excited to have found a podcast dedicated to it. I am only three episodes in, and I already know so much more than I did before. I appreciate the tips on teaching new people, what sets are good, and how to play digitally or alone. My only complaint is the audio quality -- there's is a lot of background noise and seemingly very little to no editing. I appreciate this podcast so much that the audio quality is a footnote. Thanks, guys!

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