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Thread: Battle sail and fire start

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    Question Battle sail and fire start

    Hello all,
    Was wondering if a ship should be a little safer from fire if battle or any lower sail setting is current.
    Should a ship under full sail be in more danger of fire?
    I don't care for house rules much but was somewhat surprised that the rules do not address this;
    or is this too small a matter for the game?
    I've never come across any historical writing on this other than that courses needed to be kept from
    flame or sources of ignition.
    Lurch

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    I'm sure there are others more qualified to comment, but my hunch is that there is a small increase in risk of fire when full sails are deployed, but not enough to merit special rules, given the overall level of detail of SGN...

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    Lower courses brailed up to stop wads discharged hitting the sails and potentially causing a fire, hence battle sails. I could not find any reference to additional damage for full sail or and added task. Perhaps an in house rule might use two tasks instead of 1 to put out a fire whilst under full sail.

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