Sea of Thieves Announces Tabletop Role-Playing Game

The pirate-themed video game Sea of Thieves is officially landing at an unexpected port: tabletop gaming. The game announced this week that Mongoose Publishing has created a role-playing game based on it, and that it's now available for pre-order. Even better? Folks that participate in the pre-order period for the physical version automatically receive an ebook version of the new tabletop game—immediately.

"Find your inner pirate in the Sea of Thieves Roleplaying Game," the tabletop game's description reads. "Using the new Avast system for quick and easy play, you will race other pirates to buried treasure, fight Skeleton Captains on tropical islands, tackle Voyages for the Gold Hoarders, Order of Souls and Merchant Alliance, and brave Megalodons and Krakens as they rise up from the depths to thwart your enterprises."

While the PDF version of the game is currently available to order, the physical pre-order comes with the PDF as well. The physical boxed set is scheduled to release this October. The PDF runs about $38 dollars, while the boxed set is more expensive at about $76.

Here's everything included with the Sea of Thieves Roleplaying Game boxed set, according to Mongoose's website:

  • Book of Pirates: Your introduction to the Sea of Thieves, with a complete Voyage that will teach you everything you need to know about pirating. You'll be sailing the Sea of Thieves within minutes of opening the box!
  • Lore of the Sea: A nice weighty tome that shows Gamesmasters how to run games and create Voyages, and what treasures and terrors await pirates on the Sea of Thieves.
  • Book of Voyages: A complete campaign for the Sea of Thieves that will have pirates questing for the Ashen Jewels…
  • The Sea of Thieves Poster Map: A giant map of the Sea of Thieves showing every island in the game.
  • Pirate Ledgers: Six cards that show what your pirate is carrying and how close they are to becoming a Pirate Legend.
  • Legendary Dice: Eighteen Legendary Dice that will mark you out as a Pirate Legend or scurvy landlubber!
  • Supply Tokens, Weapons Cards and Quest Cards: Everything a pirate needs to sail a ship, fight enemies, and bring back huge hauls of treasure!
  • Lord Guardian Sails: The box set edition contains an exclusive download code that will unlock the sails of a would-be pirate king in the Sea of Thieves video game.

Sea of Thieves, the video game developed by Rare, is currently available on PC and Xbox One. For more information about the game, check out some of our previous coverage.

What do you think? Are you excited to take your tabletop group on the high seas with the Sea of Thieves Roleplaying Game? Let us know in the comments!