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About Dobbs

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Age
56
About Dobbs
First Name:
Dobbs
Country Flag:
United States
State/Province:
Maryland
Navy:
United States
Ship Size:
Unrated (less then 24 guns, 1 deck)
Interests:
Sailing, History, Boat Restoration, Science
Biography:
My wife and I own and operate Walden Rigging (waldenrigging.com), repairing and fitting out real sailboats. When not working and playing on real boats, I occupy myself by building models and playing with little plastic ships.

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Stats for ships. 09-16-2020 16:49
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Join Date
02-05-2015
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Weight of Shot

by Dobbs on 09-14-2020 at 18:43
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I'm sure it comes as no surprise to anyone how fast a sloop falls apart.

It got me to thinking though. A sloop fighting a sloop ought to be able to take damage like a frigate vs. a frigate, or 3rd vs. 3rd, etc. It's just that SoG is treating all guns as the same weight of shot.

I propose that ships with less than 9 pdrs subtract -2 from any numerical broadside damage indicated on a chit. Ships with 9-12 pdrs, -1. Ships with a mix go with the heaviest guns as the

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Reflections on Springing at Anchor

by Dobbs on 08-04-2020 at 18:33
My newest Springing Rules:

Springing Rules.pdf


This was a test of my newest Springing Rules.



To set the tableau, during the Quasi-war, the American frigate Saratoga discovers a French frigate watering on a small island in the Caribbean. The French, caught off guard and on a lee shore decide to fight from a spring instead of slipping the anchor.


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My Soloplay Mechanism

by Dobbs on 07-28-2020 at 18:24
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The Latest Version of the Rules:

SoG Solo Tables - Sailing Master 1d6 7-28.pdf

In this round, I have incorporated a number of new suggestions, as well as making a small change to the Yellow Arc tables.

I suggest printing out pages 1 through 5. The remaining pages are just an example of play, as suggested by David Manley, and can just be left on your computer for viewing.

The Bearing Template:

SoG Solo SM Bearing Template.pdf

If anyone gives

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Updated 07-30-2020 at 16:20 by Dobbs

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Schooner Rules for Sails of Glory

by Dobbs on 05-05-2019 at 09:09
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Here are my House Rules for schooners plus some other wind related rules. Note that the Green Arc is reversed with the Yellow Arc, since fore and aft vessels sail to windward better than downwind. The page numbers refer to the SoG rulebook.

Schooner Rules for Sails of Glory 05-05-19

Page 10
Burden 1 Movement: Due to their agility, unlike larger ships which must plan two movement cards ahead, all vessels with a Burden of 1 need only plan one movement card

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Tacking and Movement to Reflect Ship Size

by Dobbs on 12-15-2018 at 16:47
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Page 10
Burden 1 Movement: Due to their agility, unlike larger ships which must plan two movement cards ahead, all vessels with a Burden of 1 need only plan one movement card ahead.

Page 11
Tacking: At the end of any turn that a ship with one gundeck ends its movement in the red arc, its sail setting counter is temporarily moved one to the right. The next turn, as long as the ship’s new speed is either Battle or Backing Sails, but the ship is still in the red zone,

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Name: Reputation 250
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Issue time: 05-05-2019 10:18
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Name: Top Monthly Thread Starter - Bronze
Awarded to the Sailor that starts the most new threads for two months.
Issue time: 05-01-2020 02:55
Issue reason: Top Thread Starter Apr 2020.


Name: Top Monthly Poster - Silver
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Issue time: 05-01-2020 02:53
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Issue time: 05-07-2019 06:28
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Issue time: 04-02-2020 06:39
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Name: 2 Years of Service and 1000 Posts
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