d20 Despot: How to Run Naval Combat, Part 1
The general public's knowledge of Medieval naval combat probably derives from pirate movies and swashbuckling adventures, things centuries removed in setting and technology from the Middle Ages. So how did people fight at sea in the Middle Ages, and how can we use that knowledge to make naval combat in D&D more interesting?
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Medieval Naval Combat in D&D, Part 1
Finally putting my MA dissertation to good use, in today's blogpost I talk a bit about medieval naval combat as it relates to D&D. Mostly, I highlight the differences between medieval ship fighting and the more familiar styles of naval combat that were employed during the great Age of Sail, and how medieval naval combat makes for a lot more interesting gameplay.