Been hard at work on the rules today for about 5 hours! I must say, this is very quickly becoming a fairly ambitious project. Over 7000 words already, gulp!
Roll call for pirates and more! I am currently planning the following characters and crew ( for those up on their pirate history! ): Anne Bonny, Ben Hornigold, Captain Maynard, Black Bart, Blackbeard, Calico Jack, Charles Vane, Emanuel Wyyne, Edward Ballamy, Edward Low, Stede Bonnet, and Mary Read.
Added: Embarking/disembarking, dozens of explanatory diagrams, boarding ships, ramming, broadsides, swimming, draught rules, more weapon variety and ammo types, misc.